CHARLOTTE -

Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Charlotte Motor Speedway, in Concord, North Carolina going into the Bank of
America 500 on Oct. 13.



CHARLOTTE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS



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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.5

2012 Rundown

· Five wins, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s

· Average finish of 10.5

· Led 17 races for 503 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· One top five, one top 10; one pole

· Average finish of 16.5 in six races

· Average Running Position of 17.4, 15th-best

· Driver Rating of 76.8, 21st-best



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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.6

2012 Rundown

· Three wins, 15 top fives, 20 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 10.7

· Led 21 races for 1,261 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Six wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 11.8 in 22 races

· Series-best Average Running Position of 8.2

· Series-best Driver Rating of 111.0

· Series-high 488 Fastest Laps Run

· 1,095 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most

· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 176.468 mph

· Series-high 4,599 Laps in the Top 15 (85.6%)

· Series-high 772 Quality Passes



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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 102.1

2012 Rundown

· Five wins, 12 top fives, 15 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 12.2

· Led 21 races for 1,132 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Two top fives, seven top 10s

· Average finish of 15.0 in 14 races

· Average Running Position of 13.5, fifth-best

· Driver Rating of 89.3, sixth-best

· 142 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 175.376 mph, 10th-fastest

· 3,446 Laps in the Top 15 (69.3%), fifth-most

· 565 Quality Passes, sixth-most



4 - Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.5

2012 Rundown

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

· Average finish of 13.6

· Led 9 races for 262 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Four wins, seven top fives, nine top 10s

· Average finish of 12.7 in 17 races

· Average Running Position of 12.7, fourth-best

· Driver Rating of 97.5, third-best

· 453 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

· 1,206 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 175.443 mph, eighth-fastest

· 3,402 Laps in the Top 15 (63.3%), sixth-most

· 651 Quality Passes, fourth-most



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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.3

2012 Rundown

· Two wins, seven top fives, 18 top 10s

· Average finish of 11.5

· Led 10 races for 200 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· One top five, three top 10s

· Average finish of 17.5 in 13 races

· Average Running Position of 18.5, 20th-best

· Driver Rating of 77.4, 18th-best



6 - Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.4

2012 Rundown

· One win, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 14.3

· Led 19 races for 458 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Five wins, 16 top fives, 21 top 10s; eight poles

· Average finish of 15.7 in 39 races

· Average Running Position of 16.0, 12th-best

· Driver Rating of 87.7, ninth-best

· 176 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 175.523 mph, sixth-fastest

· 3,001 Laps in the Top 15 (55.9%), eighth-most

· 551 Quality Passes, ninth-most



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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.7

2012 Rundown

· Three wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 13.5

· Led 14 races for 420 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· One win, six top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 14.0 in 27 races

· Average Running Position of 16.0, 13th-best

· Driver Rating of 83.4, 12th-best

· 182 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

· 1,121 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 175.515 mph, seventh-fastest

· 2,730 Laps in the Top 15 (50.8%), 11th-most

· 508 Quality Passes, 11th-most



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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.8

2012 Rundown

· Six top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 11.3

· Led 11 races for 423 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Two top 10s

· Average finish of 19.4 in 14 races

· Average Running Position of 18.0, 17th-best

· Driver Rating of 73.3, 25th-best

· 1,079 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most



9 - Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M/IDG Ford)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.0

2012 Rundown

· Two wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 10.1

· Led 15 races for 650 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Four top fives, seven top 10s

· Average finish of 17.1 in 19 races

· Average Running Position of 14.5, eighth-best

· Driver Rating of 92.3, fifth-best

· 282 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

· 1,061 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 175.669 mph, third-fastest

· 3,385 Laps in the Top 15 (63.0%), seventh-most

· 576 Quality Passes, fifth-most



10 - Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.1

2012 Rundown

· Four top fives, 11 top 10s

· Average finish of 11.9

· Led 8 races for 241 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· One win, two top fives, seven top 10s

· Average finish of 18.1 in 23 races

· Average Running Position of 19.5, 24th-best

· Driver Rating of 74.9, 24th-best

· 1,153 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most

· 2,508 Laps in the Top 15 (46.7%), 13th-most



11 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 AMP Energy/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

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Five top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 18.8 in 26 races

· Average Running Position of 20.3, 25th-best

· Driver Rating of 78.8, 17th-best

· 146 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most

· 1,228 Green Flag Passes, second-most

· 487 Quality Passes, 12th-most



12 - Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Best Buy Ford)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.8

2012 Rundown

· Two wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 11.2

· Led 19 races for 398 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Two wins, seven top fives, 14 top 10s

· Average finish of 14.2 in 26 races

· Average Running Position of 14.4, seventh-best

· Driver Rating of 95.1, fourth-best

· 294 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

· 1,126 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 175.586 mph, fourth-fastest

· 3,482 Laps in the Top 15 (64.8%), fourth-most

· 655 Quality Passes, third-most



Chase Contenders

The Top 12

Following Race 30 of 36

Rank Season

Last Driver

Driver Points Wins Poles Week Rating

1. Brad Keselowski 2,179 5 0 1 97.5

2. Jimmie Johnson 2,165 3 2 2 108.6

3. Denny Hamlin 2,156 5 3 3 102.1

4. Kasey Kahne 2,143 2 3 6 94.5

5. Clint Bowyer 2,139 2 0 4 93.3

6. Jeff Gordon 2,137 1 2 10 97.4

7. Tony Stewart 2,133 3 1 5 87.7

8. Martin Truex Jr. 2,131 0 1 8 96.8

9. Greg Biffle 2,130 2 2 11 101.0

10. Kevin Harvick 2,130 0 0 9 92.1

11. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,128 1 1 7 97.6

12. Matt Kenseth 2,117 2 1 12 100.8

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ADDITIONAL DRIVERS

13. Kyle Busch 912 36. David Stremme 209

14. Ryan Newman 865 37. Michael McDowell 153

15. Carl Edwards 844 38. J.J. Yeley 151

16. Paul Menard 830 39. Josh Wise 123

17. Marcos Ambrose 816 40. Ken Schrader 111

18. Joey Logano 797 41. Stephen Leicht 107

19. Jeff Burton 748 42. Michael Waltrip 94

20. Jamie McMurray 714 43. Terry Labonte 94

21. Aric Almirola 686 44. Scott Speed 89

22. Juan Pablo Montoya 675 45. Tony Raines 71

23. Regan Smith 670 46. Scott Riggs 52

24. Bobby Labonte 655 47. Brendan Gaughan 50

25. Mark Martin 563 48. Boris Said 34

26. Kurt Busch 557 49. Bill Elliott 14

27. David Ragan 530 50. Hermie Sadler III 13

28. David Gilliland 520 51. Mike Olsen 11

29. Travis Kvapil 512 52. Robby Gordon 11

30. Casey Mears 511 53. Mike Skinner 10

31. Landon Cassill 475 54. Tomy Drissi 6

32. AJ Allmendinger 400 55. Stacy Compton 5

33. Dave Blaney 367 56. David Mayhew 4

34. David Reutimann 337 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 Charlotte Motor Speedway



Driver

Races

Poles

Wins

Top Fives

Top 10s

DNFs

Average Finish

Driver Rating

1

Brad Keselowski

6

1


1

1


16.5

76.8

2

Jimmie Johnson

22

3

6