Statistically speaking: a look at Michigan

This weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Michigan International Speedway for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400. Roush Fenway Racing has dominated at Michigan, and among RFR’s current stable of drivers, Greg Biffle leads the way with three trips to victory lane at MIS. Former Roush driver and current wheel man for Michael Waltrip Racing, Mark Martin, leads the way among active drivers with five wins at Michigan.

Here’s a look at how some of the top drivers on the circuit stack up when it comes to racing at MIS (stats provided by NASCAR Media Group):

 

Greg Biffle (No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

·         Three wins, nine top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole

·         Average finish of 11.8

·         Series-best Average Running Position of 8.3

·         Series-best Driver Rating of 108.9

·         268 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

·         1,143 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most

·         Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 176.334 mph

·         Series-high 2,677 Laps in the Top 15 (85.3%)

·         769 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), second-most

 

Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet)

·         Two wins, three top fives, eight top 10s; two poles

·         Average finish of 21.4

·         Average Running Position of 15.1, 10th-best

·         Driver Rating of 89.5, 11th-best

·         1,941 Laps in the Top 15 (61.8%), ninth-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

·         One win, three top fives, five top 10s

·         Average finish of 16.4

·         Average Running Position of 14.2, ninth-best

·         Driver Rating of 92.9, ninth-best

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 175.625 mph, seventh-fastest

·         2,089 Laps in the Top 15 (66.5%), seventh-most

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         Two wins, six top fives, 10 top 10s; two poles

·         Average finish of 14.8

·         Average Running Position of 12.5, fifth-best

·         Driver Rating of 97.1, fifth-best

·         161 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

·         1,313 Green Flag Passes, third-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 175.789 mph, fifth-fastest

·         2,083 Laps in the Top 15 (66.4%), eighth-most

·         697 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

·         Two wins, nine top fives, 13 top 10s

·         Average finish of 8.2

·         Average Running Position of 10.3, second-best

·         Driver Rating of 105.2, third-best

·         185 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

·         1,162 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 176.172 mph, fourth-fastest

·         2,573 Laps in the Top 15 (82.0%), second-most

·         Series-high 790 Quality Passes

 

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         Two wins, 18 top fives, 25 top 10s; five poles

·         Average finish of 11.7

·         Average Running Position of 12.6, sixth-best

·         Driver Rating of 94.7, seventh-best

·         159 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 175.591 mph, eighth-fastest

·         2,106 Laps in the Top 15 (67.1%), sixth-most

·         580 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

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

·         Average finish of 13.6

·         Average Running Position of 12.8, seventh-best

·         Driver Rating of 93.7, eighth-best

·         97 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 175.682 mph, sixth-fastest

·         1,850 Laps in the Top 15 (67.5%), 11th-most

·         610 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         Four top fives, nine top 10s

·         Average finish of 15.2

·         Average Running Position of 10.3, third-best

·         Driver Rating of 104.2, fourth-best

·         Series-high 318 Fastest Laps Run

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 176.274 mph, second-fastest

·         2,392 Laps in the Top 15 (76.2%), fourth-most

·         614 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         One win, seven top fives, eight top 10s; two poles

·         Average finish of 15.7

·         Average Running Position of 15.3, 12th-best

·         Driver Rating of 88.2, 12th-best

·         144 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

·         1,208 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 175.478 mph, 11th-fastest

·         1,800 Laps in the Top 15 (57.3%), 12th-most

·         597 Quality Passes, ninth-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

·         Two wins, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s

·         Average finish of 9.6

·         Average Running Position of 10.4, fourth-best

·         Driver Rating of 105.5, second-best

·         157 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

·         1,112 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 176.178 mph, third-fastest

·         2,512 Laps in the Top 15 (80.0%), third-most

·         716 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Mark Martin (No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

·         Five wins, 18 top fives, 31 top 10s; one pole

·         Average finish of 14.0

·         Average Running Position of 15.3, 11th-best

·         Driver Rating of 87.7, 13th-best

·         104 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 175.527 mph, 10th-fastest

·         1,930 Laps in the Top 15 (61.5%), 10th-most

·         541 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

Tony Stewart (No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet)

·         One win, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s

·         Average finish of 11.9

·         Average Running Position of 12.8, eighth-best

·         Driver Rating of 95.9, sixth-best

·         100 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most

·         1,095 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 175.562 mph, ninth-fastest

·         2,269 Laps in the Top 15 (72.3%), fifth-most

·         648 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

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