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Statistically speaking: a look at Dover

Sunday’s running of the FedEx 400. Jimmie Johnson leads the way at the track with seven trips to victory lane. His Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jeff Gordon, has four wins at Dover, as does Michael Waltrip Racing’s Mark Martin. Here’s a statistical look at how some of the top drivers have fared at Dover (stats provided by NASCAR Media Group):

Aric Almirola (No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford)

· One top 10

· Average finish of 12.5

· Driver Rating of 84.0, 13th-best

Greg Biffle (No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

· Two wins, six top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 12.4

· Average Running Position of 10.0, fourth-best

· Driver Rating of 103.3, fifth-best

· 431 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

· 689 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.612 mph, third-fastest

· 5,090 Laps in the Top 15 (79.5%), third-most

· Series-high 463 Quality Passes

Clint Bowyer (No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

· One top five, seven top 10s

· Average finish of 13.2

· Average Running Position of 12.8, eighth-best

· Driver Rating of 91.1, ninth-best

· 166 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.288 mph, eighth-fastest

· 3,970 Laps in the Top 15 (70.9%), ninth-most

· 322 Quality Passes, 11th-most

Jeff Burton (No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet)

· One win, eight top fives, 15 top 10s

· Average finish of 15.7

· Average Running Position of 14.4, 11th-best

· Driver Rating of 87.0, 12th-best

· 184 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most

· Series-high 756 Green Flag Passes

· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.034 mph, 12th-fastest

· 3,939 Laps in the Top 15 (61.5%), 11th-most

· 383 Quality Passes, sixth-most

Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet)

· One win, six top fives, eight top 10s

· Average finish of 18.4

· Average Running Position of 12.9, 10th-best

· Driver Rating of 93.4, seventh-best

· 237 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

· 645 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.229 mph, ninth-fastest

· 3,942 Laps in the Top 15 (61.6%), 10th-most

· 348 Quality Passes, eighth-most

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

· Two wins, seven top fives, 10 top 10s

· Average finish of 13.9

· Average Running Position of 11.7, sixth-best

· Driver Rating of 104.0, fourth-best

· 318 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.602 mph, fourth-fastest

· 4,774 Laps in the Top 15 (74.5%), sixth-most

· 390 Quality Passes, fifth-most

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

· One win, eight top fives, 12 top 10s

· Average finish of 8.3

· Average Running Position of 9.9, third-best

· Driver Rating of 104.5, third-best

· 487 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

· 651 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.526 mph, fifth-fastest

· 4,782 Laps in the Top 15 (74.7%), fifth-most

· 453 Quality Passes, second-most

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

· Four wins, 15 top fives, 22 top 10s; four poles

· Average finish of 12.0

· Average Running Position of 12.9, ninth-best

· Driver Rating of 92.5, eighth-best

· 223 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

· 663 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.443 mph, seventh-fastest

· 4,676 Laps in the Top 15 (73.0%), seventh-most

· 426 Quality Passes, fourth-most

Jimmie Johnson (No. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

· Seven wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 8.6

· Series-best Average Running Position of 7.0

· Series-best Driver Rating of 120.6

· Series-high 878 Fastest Laps Run

· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 143.988 mph

· Series-high 5,570 Laps in the Top 15 (87.0%)

· 317 Quality Passes, 12th-most

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

· Two wins, 13 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 12.6

· Average Running Position of 8.5, second-best

· Driver Rating of 107.8, second-best

· 379 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

· 651 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.691 mph, second-fastest

· 5,270 Laps in the Top 15 (82.3%), second-most

· 443 Quality Passes, third-most

Mark Martin (No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

· Four wins, 24 top fives, 32 top 10s; five poles

· Average finish of 12.3

· Average Running Position of 10.7, fifth-best

· Driver Rating of 97.0, sixth-best

· 327 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

· 649 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.468 mph, sixth-fastest

· 4,816 Laps in the Top 15 (75.2%), fourth-most

· 369 Quality Passes, seventh-most

Ryan Newman (No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet)

· Three wins, six top fives, 11 top 10s; four poles

· Average finish of 12.1

· Average Running Position of 12.2, seventh-best

· Driver Rating of 89.8, 10th-best

· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.056 mph, 11th-fastest

· 4,366 Laps in the Top 15 (68.2%), eighth-most

· 325 Quality Passes, 10th-most

Martin Truex Jr. (No. 56 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

· One win, one top five, six top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 15.6

· Average Running Position of 15.0, 13th-best

· Driver Rating of 89.3, 11th-best

· 213 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.065 mph, 10th-fastest

· 3,607 Laps in the Top 15 (64.4%), 13th-most

· 326 Quality Passes, ninth-most

 

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Topics: Dover International Speedway, FedEx 400, NASCAR

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