Chase Heads To Martinsville

POSTED: 9:13 PM Oct 23 2012
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MARTINSVILLE, VA -

MARTINSVILLE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

1 - Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.9

2012 Rundown

· Five wins, 12 top fives, 20 top 10s

· Average finish of 10.4

· Led 18 races for 642 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

· Two top 10s

· Average finish of 13.4 in five races

· Average Running Position of 15.2, 13th-best

· Driver Rating of 82.3, 14th-best

· Average Green Flag Speed of 90.792 mph, 13th-fastest

2 - Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.1

2012 Rundown

· Three wins, 16 top fives, 22 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 10.4

· Led 23 races for 1,358 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

· Six wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 5.8 in 21 races

· Average Running Position of 6.4, second-best

· Series-best Driver Rating of 121.4

· 742 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

· 685 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most

· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 91.456 mph

· Series-high 6,854 Laps in the Top 15 (91.0%)

· Series-high 542 Quality Passes

3 - Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 102.6

2012 Rundown

· Five wins, 13 top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 11.9

· Led 22 races for 1,168 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

· Four wins, nine top fives, 12 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 6.4 in 14 races

· Average Running Position of 8.5, third-best

· Driver Rating of 113.4, third-best

· 495 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

· 683 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 91.289 mph, third-fastest

· 5,844 Laps in the Top 15 (83.1%), third-most

· 457 Quality Passes, fourth-most

4 - Clint Bowyer (No. 15 5-hour Energy Benefiting Avon Foundation for Women Toyota)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.6

2012 Rundown

· Three wins, eight top fives, 20 top 10s

· Average finish of 11.0

· Led 12 races for 234 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

· One top five, seven top 10s

· Average finish of 14.7 in 13 races

· Average Running Position of 14.0, seventh-best

· Driver Rating of 87.9, 10th-best

· 127 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 90.903 mph, ninth-fastest

· 4,397 Laps in the Top 15 (67.3%), 10th-most

· 370 Quality Passes, ninth-most

5 - Kasey Kahne (No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.5

2012 Rundown

· Two wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s; four poles

· Average finish of 13.1

· Led 10 races for 263 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

· One top five, two top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 21.7 in 17 races

· Average Running Position of 21.8, 22nd-best

· Driver Rating of 73.5, 21st-best

· 162 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

6 - Martin Truex Jr. (No. 56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.1

2012 Rundown

· Seven top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 11.0

· Led 11 races for 423 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

· Two top fives, four top 10s

· Average finish of 21.4 in 13 races

· Average Running Position of 22.1, 25th-best

· Driver Rating of 68.4, 24th-best

7 - Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.5

2012 Rundown

· Three wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 13.2

· Led 14 races for 420 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

· Three wins, nine top fives, 15 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 13.2 in 27 races

· Average Running Position of 10.3, fourth-best

· Driver Rating of 101.5, fourth-best

· 375 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 91.104 mph, fifth-fastest

· 5,680 Laps in the Top 15 (75.4%), fifth-most

· 358 Quality Passes, 11th-most

8 - Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.8

2012 Rundown

· One win, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 14.3

· Led 21 races for 462 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

· Seven wins, 25 top fives, 31 top 10s; seven poles

· Average finish of 7.1 in 39 races

· Series-best Average Running Position of 6.4

· Driver Rating of 120.8, second-best

· Series-high 826 Fastest Laps Run

· Average Green Flag Speed of 91.447 mph, second-fastest

· 6,775 Laps in the Top 15 (89.9%), second-most

· 486 Quality Passes, second-most

9 - Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.5

2012 Rundown

· Three wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 11.0

· Led 20 races for 476 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

· Three top fives, eight top 10s

· Average finish of 16.0 in 25 races

· Average Running Position of 17.5, 17th-best

· Driver Rating of 79.1, 17th-best

· 764 Green Flag Passes, third-most

· 3,500 Laps in the Top 15 (46.5%), 13th-most

10 - Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Rheem Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.5

2012 Rundown

· Four top fives, 11 top 10s

· Average finish of 12.0

· Led 8 races for 241 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

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

· Average finish of 16.0 in 22 races

· Average Running Position of 14.2, eighth-best

· Driver Rating of 93.9, seventh-best

· 186 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 90.911 mph, eighth-fastest

· 4,773 Laps in the Top 15 (63.4%), seventh-most

· 363 Quality Passes, 10th-most

11 - Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.1

2012 Rundown

· Two wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 10.5

· Led 16 races for 721 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

· Two top 10s

· Average finish of 21.9 in 19 races

· Average Running Position of 21.8, 24th-best

· Driver Rating of 67.6, 26th-best

· 709 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most

12 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.6

2012 Rundown

· One win, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 10.3

· Led 13 races for 358 laps

Martinsville Speedway Outlook:

· 10 top fives, 14 top 10s

· Average finish of 12.6 in 25 races

· Average Running Position of 11.1, fifth-best

· Driver Rating of 100.1, fifth-best

· 435 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

· Series-high 841 Green Flag Passes

· Average Green Flag Speed of 91.133 mph, fourth-fastest

· 5,710 Laps in the Top 15 (75.8%), fourth-most

· 474 Quality Passes, third-most

Chase Contenders

The Top 12

Following Race 32 of 36

Rank Season

Last Driver

Driver Points Wins Poles Week Rating

1. Brad Keselowski 2,250 5 0 1 97.9

2. Jimmie Johnson 2,243 3 2 2 109.1

3. Denny Hamlin 2,230 5 3 3 102.6

4. Clint Bowyer 2,225 3 0 4 94.6

5. Kasey Kahne 2,220 2 4 5 95.5

6. Martin Truex Jr. 2,207 0 1 7 97.1

7. Tony Stewart 2,203 3 1 8 87.5

8. Jeff Gordon 2,199 1 2 9 96.8

9. Matt Kenseth 2,195 3 1 11 101.5

10. Kevin Harvick 2,191 0 0 10 91.5

11. Greg Biffle 2,188 2 3 6 101.1

12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,128 1 1 12 97.6