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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500

Publié le 02 octobre 2012 par Khymo1 @actumoteurs
162 1 Talladega Gordon 100707 300x200 Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500

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- Jeff Gordon victorieux en 2007 à Talladega -

TALLADEGA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

1 – Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.0 2012 Rundown ·  Five wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s ·  Average finish of 10.6 ·  Led 17 races for 503 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  Two wins, three top fives, five top 10s ·  Average finish of 13.0 in seven races ·  Average Running Position of 17.5, 12th-best ·  Driver Rating of 86.2, eighth-best 2 – Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.9 2012 Rundown ·  Three wins, 15 top fives, 20 top 10s; two poles ·  Average finish of 10.4 ·  Led 20 races for 1,250 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  Two wins, five top fives, nine top 10s; one pole ·  Average finish of 17.7 in 21 races ·  Average Running Position of 18.2, 14th-best ·  Driver Rating of 81.5, 11th-best ·  1,339 Laps in the Top 15 (46.9%), seventh-most ·  2,735 Quality Passes, seventh-most 3 – Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.7 2012 Rundown ·  Five wins, 12 top fives, 15 top 10s; three poles ·  Average finish of 12.2 ·  Led 21 races for 1,132 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  Three top fives, five top 10s ·  Average finish of 18.2 in 13 races ·  Average Running Position of 16.0, eighth-best ·  Driver Rating of 87.0, fourth-best ·  2,736 Quality Passes, sixth-most 4 – Clint Bowyer (No. 15 5-hour Energy Benefiting Avon Foundation For Women Toyota) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.1 2012 Rundown ·  Two wins, seven top fives, 18 top 10s ·  Average finish of 11.1 ·  Led 9 races for 192 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  Two wins, four top fives, seven top 10s ·  Average finish of 15.6 in 13 races ·  Average Running Position of 21.8, 30th-best ·  Driver Rating of 79.5, 18th-best ·  61 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most 5 – Tony Stewart (No. 14 Mobil 1 / Office Depot Chevrolet) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 88.4 2012 Rundown ·  Three wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole ·  Average finish of 13.2 ·  Led 13 races for 419 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  One win, nine top fives, 13 top 10s ·  Average finish of 15.5 in 27 races ·  Average Running Position of 16.4, ninth-best ·  Driver Rating of 84.5, 10th-best ·  66 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most ·  4,584 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most ·  1,406 Laps in the Top 15 (49.2%), sixth-most 6 – Kasey Kahne (No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.8 2012 Rundown ·  Two wins, nine top fives, 15 top 10s; two poles ·  Average finish of 13.7 ·  Led 8 races for 253 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  Three top fives, four top 10s ·  Average finish of 20.8 in 17 races ·  Average Running Position of 20.7, 23rd-best ·  Driver Rating of 70.1, 27th-best ·  4,862 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most ·  2,594 Quality Passes, eighth-most 7 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.1 2012 Rundown ·  One win, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole ·  Average finish of 10.0 ·  Led 12 races for 340 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  Five wins, nine top fives, 13 top 10s ·  Average finish of 14.8 in 25 races ·  Series-best Average Running Position of 14.8 ·  Driver Rating of 90.0, second-best ·  66 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most ·  4,926 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most 8 – Martin Truex Jr. (No. 56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.6 2012 Rundown ·  Six top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole ·  Average finish of 11.2 ·  Led 11 races for 423 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  One top five, four top 10s ·  Average finish of 23.5 in 15 races ·  Average Running Position of 19.5, 19th-best ·  Driver Rating of 75.1, 21st-best ·  4,941 Green Flag Passes, third-most ·  2,409 Quality Passes, 13th-most 9 – Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.4 2012 Rundown ·  Four top fives, 11 top 10s ·  Average finish of 12.0 ·  Led 7 races for 229 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  One win, six top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole ·  Average finish of 15.6 in 23 races ·  Average Running Position of 18.7, 17th-best ·  Driver Rating of 76.5, 20th-best ·  69 Fastest Laps Run, third-most ·  4,788 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most ·  1,234 Laps in the Top 15 (43.2%), 13th-most ·  2,553 Quality Passes, 10th-most 10 – Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.0 2012 Rundown ·  One win, nine top fives, 14 top 10s; two poles ·  Average finish of 14.7 ·  Led 18 races for 451 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  Six wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s; three poles ·  Average finish of 16.8 in 39 races ·  Average Running Position of 18.7, 16th-best ·  Driver Rating of 81.5, 12th-best ·  1,302 Laps in the Top 15 (45.6%), ninth-most 11 – Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.7 2012 Rundown ·  Two wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s; two poles ·  Average finish of 10.3 ·  Led 14 races for 634 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  Two top fives, four top 10s ·  Average finish of 19.7 in 19 races ·  Average Running Position of 21.4, 28th-best ·  Driver Rating of 72.9, 24th-best ·  58 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most   12 – Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Ford EcoBoost/National Breast Cancer Foundation Ford) ·  Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.0 2012 Rundown ·  One win, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole ·  Average finish of 11.6 ·  Led 18 races for 365 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·  Four top fives, seven top 10s ·  Average finish of 18.6 in 25 races ·  Average Running Position of 15.3, fourth-best ·  Driver Rating of 86.7, seventh-best ·  4,575 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most ·  1,749 Laps in the Top 15 (61.3%), second-most ·  3,513 Quality Passes, third-most   Chase Contenders   The Top 12   Following Race 29 of 36          Rank   Season       Last   Driver

Driver Points Wins Poles Week Rating

1. Brad Keselowski 2,142 5 0 2 98.0

2. Jimmie Johnson 2,137 3 2 1 109.9

3. Denny Hamlin 2,126 5 3 3 103.7

4. Clint Bowyer 2,117 2 0 6 94.1

5. Tony Stewart 2,110 3 1 4 88.4

6. Kasey Kahne 2,110 2 2 5 94.8

7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,103 1 1 7 98.1

8. Martin Truex Jr. 2,100 0 1 10 97.6

9. Kevin Harvick 2,096 0 0 8 91.4

10. Jeff Gordon 2,094 1 2 12 97.0

11. Greg Biffle 2,091 2 2 9 101.2

12. Matt Kenseth 2,070 1 1 11 100.0

ADDITIONAL DRIVERS

13. Kyle Busch 870 36. David Stremme 198

14. Carl Edwards 836 37. J.J. Yeley 151

15. Ryan Newman 830 38. Michael McDowell 140

16. Paul Menard 814 39. Josh Wise 122

17. Marcos Ambrose 798 40. Ken Schrader 111

18. Joey Logano 785 41. Stephen Leicht 107

19. Jeff Burton 713 42. Scott Speed 89

20. Jamie McMurray 702 43. Michael Waltrip 75

21. Juan Pablo Montoya 669 44. Tony Raines 71

22. Aric Almirola 661 45. Terry Labonte 66

23. Regan Smith 631 46. Scott Riggs 52

24. Bobby Labonte 629 47. Brendan Gaughan 50

25. Mark Martin 563 48. Boris Said 34

26. Kurt Busch 551 49. Bill Elliott 14

27. Casey Mears 492 50. Hermie Sadler III 13

28. David Gilliland 491 51. Mike Olsen 11

29. David Ragan 489 52. Robby Gordon 11

30. Travis Kvapil 475 53. Mike Skinner 10

31. Landon Cassill 461 54. Tomy Drissi 6

32. AJ Allmendinger 400 55. Stacy Compton 5

33. Dave Blaney 352 56. David Mayhew 4

34. David Reutimann 330 57. Kelly Bires 3

35. Brian Vickers 213 58. Patrick Long 2

Note: The first 26 races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season determine which 12 drivers qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, contested over the final 10 races of the season. After race No. 26, the top 10 earn a berth in the Chase. Spots 11 and 12 – the Wild Cards – will go to those drivers outside the top 10 with the most wins, provided they are in the top 20.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2012 Top 12 at Talladega Superspeedway

Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating

1 Brad Keselowski 7 0 2 3 5 1 13.0 86.2

2 Jimmie Johnson 21 1 2 5 9 8 17.7 81.5

3 Denny Hamlin 13 0 0 3 5 2 18.2 87.0

4 Clint Bowyer 13 0 2 4 7 2 15.6 79.5

5 Tony Stewart 27 0 1 9 13 5 15.5 84.5

6 Kasey Kahne 17 0 0 3 4 2 20.8 70.1

7 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 25 0 5 9 13 5 14.8 90.0

8 Martin Truex Jr. 15 0 0 1 4 9 23.5 75.1

9 Kevin Harvick 23 1 1 6 10 1 15.6 76.5

10 Jeff Gordon 39 3 6 14 18 9 16.8 81.5

11 Greg Biffle 19 0 0 2 4 5 19.7 72.9

12 Matt Kenseth 25 0 0 4 7 4 18.6 86.7

* – Based on last 15 races at Talladega Superspeedway At Talladega Superspeedway: History ·  Construction began on what was then known as the Alabama International Motor Speedway on May 23, 1968. ·  The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held on Sept. 14, 1969. ·  The name changed to Talladega Superspeedway in 1989. ·  Fourth repaving completed on Sept. 19, 2006. Notebook ·  There have been 86 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Talladega Superspeedway since the track opened in 1969; two a year every year except the inaugural season, which had just one. ·  Richard Brickhouse won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup race. ·  Bobby Isaac won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup pole in September 1969. Isaac won the first three poles there. ·  35 different drivers have won poles. Bill Elliott leads all drivers with eight poles. ·  41 different drivers have posted victories, led by Dale Earnhardt Sr. (10). Twenty-one drivers have won more than once. ·  Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers in victories, with six. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is second among active drivers with five. ·  Richard Childress Racing has won more than any other organization at Talladega with 12 wins. ·  33 of 86 races have been won from a top-two starting positions, including 13 from the pole; 24 have been won from a starting position outside the top 10. The most recent driver to win from the pole was Jeff Gordon in 2007 (spring). ·  The furthest back in the field a race winner started was 36th, by Jeff Gordon in 2000. ·  Brad Keselowski leads the series among active drivers in average finishing position at Talladega with a 13.0.Trevor Bayne leads the series among active drivers in average starting position with an 8.6. ·  Mark Martin’s pace in the 1997 spring race set an all-time NASCAR Sprint Cup record for the fastest race ever. He won the caution-free race with an average speed of 188.354 mph and covered the 500-mile distance in two hours, 39 minutes and 18 seconds. ·  The 2010 spring race set the all-time and track records for lead changes (88) and lap leaders (29). Last season’s spring race tied the 2010 record for most lead changes with 88 (amongst 26 lap leaders). The previous highs were 75 lead changes (set on May 6, 1984) and 28 lap leaders (set on Oct. 5, 2008). Both previous records also were set at Talladega. ·  Dale Earnhardt Jr. had four consecutive victories (October 2001 through April 2003), the most ever by a driver at Talladega Superspeedway. Buddy Baker (three – May 1975 through May 1976) is the only other driver to win more than two consecutive races there. ·  Since the inception of electronic scoring in 1993, every race that has ended under green has had a margin of victory under half a second. ·  The 2011 spring race tied the 03/16/2003 Darlington race won by Ricky Craven for the all-time record of the closest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finish (0.002 seconds) since the inception of electronic scoring. ·  Youngest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Talladega Superspeedway winner: Bobby Hillin Jr. (07/27/1986 – 22 years, 1 month, 22 days). ·  Oldest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Talladega Superspeedway winner: Harry Gant (05/06/1991 – 51 years, 3 months, 26 days) Talladega Superspeedway Data Chase Race #: 4 of 10 Season Race #: 30 of 36 (10-07-12) Track Size: 2.66-mile Banking/Turns: 33 degrees Banking/Frontstretch: 16.5 degrees Banking/Backstretch: 2 degrees Frontstretch Length: 4,300 feet Backstretch Length: 4,000 feet Race Length: 188 laps / 500 miles Top 12 Driver Rating at Talladega Jeff Burton…………………………… 90.7 Dale Earnhardt Jr………………….. 90.0 Denny Hamlin………………………. 87.0 David Ragan………………………… 87.0 Kurt Busch………………………….. 86.8 Matt Kenseth……………………….. 86.7 Brad Keselowski…………………… 86.2 Joey Logano………………………… 84.8 Tony Stewart……………………….. 84.5 Jimmie Johnson……………………. 81.5 Jeff Gordon………………………….. 81.5 Juan Pablo Montoya………………. 80.4 Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2012 races (15 total) among active drivers at Talladega Superspeedway. Qualifying/Race Data 2011 pole winner: Mark Martin, Chevrolet (181.367 mph, 52.799 sec., 10-21-11)   2011 race winner: Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet (143.404 mph, 3:29:14, 10-23-11)   Track qualifying record: Bill Elliott, Ford (212.809 mph, 44.998 sec., 4-30-87)   Track race record: Mark Martin, Ford (188.354 mph, 2:39:18, 5-10-97) NASCAR in Alabama ·  There have been 105 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in Alabama.

Track Name City NSCS

Talladega Superspeedway Talladega 86

Birmingham International Raceway Birmingham 8

Chisholm Speedway Montgomery 1

Dixie Speedway Birmingham 1

Huntsville Speedway Huntsville 1

Lakeview Speedway Mobile 2

Montgomery Motor Speedway Montgomery 6

·  67 drivers in NASCAR’s three national series (all-time) have their home state recorded as Alabama. ·  There have been seven race winners from Alabama in NASCAR’s three national series:

Driver NSCS NNS NCWTS

Bobby Allison 84 2 0

Davey Allison 19 0 0

Neil Bonnett 18 1 0

Donnie Allison 10 0 0

Red Byron 2 0 0

Steve Grissom 0 11 0

Rick Crawford 0 0 5

 Stats officielles Nascarmedia.com

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