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Crunching The Numbers Heading Into Kansas

Chase Drivers Stats At Kansas Speedway

DAYTONA,FL - Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas going into the Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 21.

KANSAS-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.3

2012 Rundown

· Five wins, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s

· Average finish of 10.5

· Led 18 races for 642 laps

Kansas Speedway Outlook:

· One win, two top fives, two top 10s

· Average finish of 10.2 in five races

· Average Running Position of 12.7, seventh-best

· Driver Rating of 90.7, ninth-best

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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.1

2012 Rundown

· Three wins, 16 top fives, 21 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 10.4

· Led 22 races for 1,314 laps

Kansas Speedway Outlook:

· Two wins, five top fives, 10 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 7.9 in 12 races

· Average Running Position of 6.8, second-best

· Series-best Driver Rating of 120.7

· Series-high 373 Fastest Laps Run

· 645 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most

· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 162.892 mph

· 2,145 Laps in the Top 15 (91.2%), second-most

· Series-high 425 Quality Passes

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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.0

2012 Rundown

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

· Average finish of 11.9

· Led 22 races for 1,168 laps

Kansas Speedway Outlook:

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

· Average finish of 14.1 in nine races

· Average Running Position of 14.4, 11th-best

· Driver Rating of 89.9, 11th-best

· 68 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most

· 614 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 161.921 mph, eighth-fastest

· 1,589 Laps in the Top 15 (67.6%), eighth-most

· 342 Quality Passes, seventh-most

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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.0

2012 Rundown

· Three wins, eight top fives, 19 top 10s

· Average finish of 11.2

· Led 11 races for 229 laps

Kansas Speedway Outlook:

· One top five, three top 10s

· Average finish of 15.0 in eight races

· Average Running Position of 17.3, 16th-best

· Driver Rating of 85.7, 15th-best

5 - Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.8

2012 Rundown

· Two wins, nine top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 13.4

· Led 9 races for 262 laps

Kansas Speedway Outlook:

· One top five, four top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 16.1 in 10 races

· Average Running Position of 15.1, 13th-best

· Driver Rating of 86.9, 13th-best

· 87 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

· 670 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 161.746 mph, 12th-fastest

· 1,391 Laps in the Top 15 (59.2%), 11th-most

· 286 Quality Passes, 11th-most

6 - Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M/Sherwin Williams Ford)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.7

2012 Rundown

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

· Average finish of 9.9

· Led 16 races for 721 laps

Kansas Speedway Outlook:

· Two wins, seven top fives, nine top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 8.0 in 12 races

· Series-best Average Running Position of 6.7

· Driver Rating of 116.3, second-best

· 194 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

· 601 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 162.622 mph, second-fastest

· Series-high 2,208 Laps in the Top 15 (93.9%)

· 406 Quality Passes, second-most

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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.7

2012 Rundown

· Six top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 11.3

· Led 11 races for 423 laps

Kansas Speedway Outlook:

· One top five, one top 10

· Average finish of 23.3 in eight races

· Average Running Position of 14.3, 10th-best

· Driver Rating of 88.4, 12th-best

· 102 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 161.933 mph, seventh-fastest

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

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.6

2012 Rundown

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

· Average finish of 13.5

· Led 14 races for 420 laps

Kansas Speedway Outlook:

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

· Average finish of 12.2 in 13 races

· Average Running Position of 9.6, fourth-best

· Driver Rating of 102.9, third-best

· 137 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 162.254 mph, fourth-fastest

· 1,857 Laps in the Top 15 (79.0%), fourth-most

· 374 Quality Passes, fourth-most

9 - Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.8

2012 Rundown

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

· Average finish of 14.4

· Led 20 races for 460 laps

Kansas Speedway Outlook:

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

· Average finish of 11.1 in 13 races

· Average Running Position of 8.8, third-best

· Driver Rating of 102.2, fifth-best

· 99 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 162.353 mph, third-fastest

· 2,105 Laps in the Top 15 (89.5%), third-most

· 390 Quality Passes, third-most

10 - Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.9

2012 Rundown

· Four top fives, 11 top 10s

· Average finish of 12.1

· Led 8 races for 241 laps

Kansas Speedway Outlook:

· One top five, six top 10s

· Average finish of 13.0 in 13 races

· Average Running Position of 12.8, eighth-best

· Driver Rating of 92.1, seventh-best

· 79 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most

· Series-high 721 Green Flag Passes

· Average Green Flag Speed of 161.894 mph, ninth-fastest

· 1,591 Laps in the Top 15 (67.7%), seventh-most

· 331 Quality Passes, eighth-most

11 - Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Zest Ford)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.2

2012 Rundown

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

· Average finish of 11.3

· Led 19 races for 398 laps

Kansas Speedway Outlook:

· Four top fives, seven top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 16.9 in 13 races

· Average Running Position of 10.6, fifth-best

· Driver Rating of 102.4, fourth-best

· 119 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 162.030 mph, fifth-fastest

· 1,852 Laps in the Top 15 (78.8%), fifth-most

Additional Statistically Notable Drivers at Kansas:

Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet)

· Three top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 17.6

· Average Running Position of 14.5, 12th-best

· Driver Rating of 90.3, 10th-best

· 111 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford)

· Four top fives, eight top 10s

· Average finish of 10.5

· Average Running Position of 12.9, ninth-best

· Driver Rating of 96.2, sixth-best

· 115 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

· 366 Quality Passes, fifth-most

Mark Martin (No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota)

· One win, two top fives, five top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 14.6

· Average Running Position of 12.6, sixth-best

· Driver Rating of 91.9, eighth-best

· 1,601 Laps in the Top 15 (68.1%), sixth-most

Chase Contenders

The Top 12

Following Race 31 of 36

Rank Season

Last Driver

Driver Points Wins Poles Week Rating

1. Brad Keselowski 2,214 5 0 1 98.3

2. Jimmie Johnson 2,207 3 2 2 109.1

3. Denny Hamlin 2,199 5 3 3 103.0

4. Clint Bowyer 2,186 3 0 5 94.0

5. Kasey Kahne 2,179 2 3 4 94.8

6. Greg Biffle 2,171 2 3 9 101.7

7. Martin Truex Jr. 2,165 0 1 8 96.7

8. Tony Stewart 2,164 3 1 7 87.6

9. Jeff Gordon 2,164 1 2 6 96.8

10. Kevin Harvick 2,158 0 0 10 91.9

11. Matt Kenseth 2,147 2 1 12 100.2

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

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