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NASCAR Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Bank Of America 500

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 October 12. ABC’s coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

 
CHARLOTTE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS
1 – Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 110.8
2013 Rundown
·        Seven wins, eight top fives, 16 top 10s; two poles
·        Average finish of 12.7
·        Led 21 races for 1,401 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        Two wins, seven top fives, 14 top 10s
·        Average finish of 14.2 in 28 races
·        Average Running Position of 14.3, sixth-best
·        Driver Rating of 95.3, fourth-best
·        3,947 Laps in the Top 15 (64.6%), sixth-most
·        732 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), fourth-most
2 – Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Dover White Chevrolet)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 107.1
2013 Rundown
·        Five wins, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s; two poles
·        Average finish of 11.7
·        Led 18 races for 1,429 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        Six wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s; three poles
·        Average finish of 11.9 in 24 races
·        Series-best Average Running Position of 8.1
·        Series-best Driver Rating of 110.0
·        549 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 176.803 mph, second-fastest
·        Series-high 5,255 Laps in the Top 15 (86.1%)
·        Series-high 879 Quality Passes
3 – Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.1
2013 Rundown
·        Three wins, eight top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 12.0
·        Led 10 races for 191 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        Two wins, three top fives, eight top 10s
·        Average finish of 17.3 in 25 races
·        Average Running Position of 18.3, 19th-best
·        Driver Rating of 77.8, 18th-best
·        1,350 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
·        3,206 Laps in the Top 15 (52.5%), 10th-most
·        571 Quality Passes, 11th-most
4 – Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.4
2013 Rundown
·        Seven top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 14.4
·        Led 13 races for 278 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        Five wins, 16 top fives, 21 top 10s; eight poles
·        Average finish of 16.2 in 41 races
·        Average Running Position of 15.7, 10th-best
·        Driver Rating of 87.1, ninth-best
·        193 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
·        1,181 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 176.050 mph, seventh-fastest
·        3,523 Laps in the Top 15 (57.7%), ninth-most
·        649 Quality Passes, eighth-most
5 – Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M’s Toyota)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 102.2
2013 Rundown
·        Four wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s; three poles
·        Average finish of 13.5
·        Led 16 races for 1,200 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        Eight top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 16.5 in 19 races
·        Average Running Position of 9.9, second-best
·        Driver Rating of 107.2, second-best
·        434 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
·        Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 176.833 mph
·        4,821 Laps in the Top 15 (79.0%), second-most
·        870 Quality Passes, second-most
6 – Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 83.2
2013 Rundown
·        One win, four top fives, 12 top 10s
·        Average finish of 14.4
·        Led 4 races for 117 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        Five top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 17.1 in 21 races
·        Average Running Position of 14.6, eighth-best
·        Driver Rating of 92.1, sixth-best
·        302 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
·        1,223 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 176.081 mph, fourth-fastest
·        3,784 Laps in the Top 15 (62.0%), seventh-most
·        666 Quality Passes, seventh-most
7 – Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.4
2013 Rundown
·        10 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 14.5
·        Led 13 races for 441 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        One win, six top fives, seven top 10s
·        Average finish of 19.1 in 26 races
·        Average Running Position of 17.3, 17th-best
·        Driver Rating of 84.1, 11th-best
·        200 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
·        3,105 Laps in the Top 15 (50.9%), 12th-most
8 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.8
2013 Rundown
·        Six top fives, 17 top 10s; two poles
·        Average finish of 14.0
·        Led 11 races for 255 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        Five top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 19.6 in 27 races
·        Average Running Position of 20.3, 24th-best
·        Driver Rating of 78.2, 17th-best
·        146 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
·        1,284 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 175.727 mph, 13th-fastest
9 – Clint Bowyer (No. 15 Raspberry 5-hour ENERGY-Living Beyond Breast Cancer Toyota)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.3
2013 Rundown
·        Eight top fives, 15 top 10s
·        Average finish of 12.4
·        Led 8 races for 291 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        One win, two top fives, five top 10s
·        Average finish of 15.8 in 15 races
·        Average Running Position of 17.1, 15th-best
·        Driver Rating of 81.7, 14th-best
10 – Joey Logano (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil / Hertz Ford)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.2
2013 Rundown
·        One win, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s; two poles
·        Average finish of 14.7
·        Led 12 races for 282 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        Three top fives, six top 10s
·        Average finish of 9.6 in nine races
·        Average Running Position of 14.3, seventh-best
·        Driver Rating of 88.9, eighth-best
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 175.899 mph, 11th-fastest
11 – Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.6
2013 Rundown
·        Two wins, nine top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 12.7
·        Led 12 races for 448 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        Five top fives, 10 top 10s
·        Average finish of 11.9 in 17 races
·        Average Running Position of 15.0, ninth-best
·        Driver Rating of 89.5, seventh-best
·        123 Fastest Laps Run, 13th-most
·        1,386 Green Flag Passes, second-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 175.867 mph, 12th-fastest
·        3,676 Laps in the Top 15 (60.2%), eighth-most
·        681 Quality Passes, fifth-most
12 – Ryan Newman (No. 39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 81.5
2013 Rundown
·        One win, six top fives, 14 top 10s; two poles
·        Average finish of 16.2
·        Led 13 races for 93 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        Four top fives, nine top 10s; nine poles
·        Average finish of 19.6 in 25 races
·        Average Running Position of 18.1, 18th-best
·        Driver Rating of 76.8, 20th-best
13 – Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Quaker State Chevrolet)
·        Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.0
2013 Rundown
·        Two wins, eight top fives, 11 top 10s
·        Average finish of 16.6
·        Led 7 races for 497 laps
Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:
·        Four wins, eight top fives, 11 top 10s
·        Average finish of 11.9 in 19 races
·        Average Running Position of 11.8, third-best
·        Driver Rating of 100.5, third-best
·        Series-high 593 Fastest Laps Run
·        4,129 Laps in the Top 15 (67.6%), fourth-most
·        782 Quality Passes, third-most
Chase Contenders
The Top 13
Following Race 30 of 36 / Chase Race #4
                                                                                Rank          Season
                                                                                                    Last            Driver
 
Driver Points Wins Poles Week Rating
1. Matt Kenseth 2,183 7 2 1 110.8
2. Jimmie Johnson 2,180 5 2 2 107.1
3. Kevin Harvick 2,158 3 1 4 94.1
4. Jeff Gordon 2,151 0 1 5 91.4
5. Kyle Busch 2,148 4 3 3 102.2
6. Greg Biffle 2,139 1 0 6 83.2
7. Kurt Busch 2,136 0 1 9 94.4
8. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,129 0 2 10 95.8
9. Clint Bowyer 2,128 0 0 8 93.3
10. Joey Logano 2,124 1 2 12 91.2
11. Carl Edwards 2,123 2 1 11 93.6
12. Ryan Newman 2,110 1 2 7 81.5
13. Kasey Kahne 2,100 2 0 13 97.0

 

ADDITIONAL DRIVERS
14. Jamie McMurray 847 34. JJ Yeley 400
15. Brad Keselowski 827 35. David Stremme 362
16. Martin Truex Jr. 806 36. Bobby Labonte 347
17. Paul Menard 805 37. Timmy Hill 169
18. Aric Almirola 775 38. Michael McDowell 144
19. Jeff Burton 757 39. Michael Waltrip 102
20. Marcos Ambrose 756 40. Scott Speed 99
21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 741 41. Ken Schrader 92
22. Juan Pablo Montoya 740 42. Terry Labonte 77
23. Casey Mears 621 43. Boris Said 48
24. Tony Stewart 594 44. Ron Fellows 31
25. Denny Hamlin 573 45. Alex Kennedy 21
26. Mark Martin 552 46. Justin Marks 14
27. David Ragan 551 47. Scott Riggs 11
28. Danica Patrick 530 48. Victor Gonzalez Jr 10
29. David Gilliland 518 49. Brian Keselowski 9
30. Dave Blaney 460 50. Tomy Drissi 8
31. Travis Kvapil 420 51. Jacques Villeneuve 3
32. AJ Allmendinger 402 52. Jason Leffler 1
33. David Reutimann 402
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 2013 Top 13 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Rank Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating
1 Matt Kenseth 28 0 2 7 14 5 14.2 95.3
2 Jimmie Johnson 24 3 6 11 15 4 11.9 110.0
3 Kevin Harvick 25 0 2 3 8 1 17.3 77.8
4 Jeff Gordon 41 8 5 16 21 10 16.2 87.1
5 Kyle Busch 19 1 0 8 11 5 16.5 107.2
6 Greg Biffle 21 1 0 5 8 2 17.1 92.1
7 Kurt Busch 26 0 1 6 7 3 19.1 84.1
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 27 1 0 5 11 4 19.6 78.2
9 Clint Bowyer 15 0 1 2 5 0 15.8 81.7
10 Joey Logano 9 0 0 3 6 0 9.6 88.9
11 Carl Edwards 17 0 0 5 10 1 11.9 89.5
12 Ryan Newman 25 9 0 4 9 5 19.6 76.8
13 Kasey Kahne 19 0 4 8 11 1 11.9 100.5
* – Based on last 17 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway (2005 – 2013).
Charlotte Motor Speedway:
History
·        Construction began on Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1959.
·        The track’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held on June 19, 1960 (600 miles) – won by Joe Lee Johnson(107.735 mph).
·        The track was repaved midseason in 1994.
·        The track’s first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held on October 16, 2004 (500 miles) – won byJimmie Johnson (130.214 mph).
·        The track name changed from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Lowe’s Motor Speedway in 1999. It changed back to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 2010 season.
·        The track was re-paved again before the 2006 season.
Charlotte Motor Speedway Data
Season Race #: 31 of 36 (10-12-13)
Chase Race #: 5
Track Size: 1.5-miles
Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 24 degrees
Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 24 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch: 5 degrees
Banking/Backstretch: 5 degrees
Frontstretch Length: 1,980 feet
Backstretch Length: 1,500 feet
Race Length: 334 laps / 500 miles
Top 13 Driver Rating at Charlotte
Jimmie Johnson…………….. 110.0
Kyle Busch…………………….. 117.2
Kasey Kahne…………………. 100.5
Matt Kenseth…………………… 95.3
Denny Hamlin………………….. 93.3
Greg Biffle………………………. 92.1
Carl Edwards………………….. 89.5
Joey Logano…………………… 88.9
Jeff Gordon…………………….. 87.1
Mark Martin…………………….. 87.1
Kurt Busch………………………. 84.1
Tony Stewart…………………… 83.6
Brian Vickers………………….. 83.3
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2013 races (17 total) among active drivers at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Qualifying/Race Data
2012 pole winner: Greg Biffle, Ford, 193.708 mph, 27.877 secs. 10-11-12
 
2012 race winner: Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 154.935 mph, (03:14:01), 10-13-12
 
Track qualifying record: Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 195.624 mph, 27.604 secs. 05-24-13
 
Track race record: Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 160.306 mph, (03:07:31), 10-11-99
Notebook
·        There have been 109 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, two races per year since the track opened in 1960. In 1961, there were two 100-mile qualifying points races held the week before the May race. The first six fall races at Charlotte were 400-mile events (1960-65).
·        517 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points paying race at Charlotte Motor Speedway; 370 in more than one.
·        NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty leads the series in starts at Charlotte with 64. Terry Labonte and Mark Martin lead all active drivers with 57 starts; followed by Michael Waltrip with 49.
·        Fireball Roberts won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Charlotte in 1960 with a speed of 133.904 mph.
·        42 drivers have Coors Light poles at Charlotte, led by David Pearson with 14. Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in poles, with nine, followed by Jeff Gordon with eight.
·        12 drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at Charlotte. David Pearson holds the record for most consecutive poles at Charlotte with 11; from the fall of 1973 through 1978.
·        Jeff Gordon won five straight poles for the spring races at Charlotte between 1994 and 1998.
·        Youngest Charlotte pole winner: Jeff Gordon (10/10/1993 – 22 years, 2 months, 6 days).
·        Oldest Charlotte pole winner: Bobby Allison (10/11/1987 – 49 years, 10 months, 8 days).
·        45 different drivers have won at Charlotte Motor Speedway, led by Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Allison and Jimmie Johnson with six wins each.
·        Nine drivers have posted consecutive wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including three consecutive by Fred Lorenzen (fall 1964 and both 1965) and four straight by Jimmie Johnson (both in 2004 and 2005).
·        A season sweep at Charlotte has occurred eight times, including each season from 2004-2007.
·        Youngest Charlotte winner: Jeff Gordon (5/29/1994 – 22 years, 9 months, 25 days).
·        Oldest Charlotte winner: Cale Yarborough (10/6/1985 – 46 years, 6 months, 9 days).
·        Hendrick Motorsportshas the most wins at Charlotte in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 17: Jimmie Johnson (six), Jeff Gordon (five), Darrell Waltrip (two), Ken Schrader (one), Terry Labonte (one), Casey Mears (one) and Kasey Kahne (one).
·        Eight different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Charlotte; led by Chevrolet with 41 victories; followed byFord with 28.
·        14 of the 109 (12.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Charlotte have been won from the Coors Light pole; the two most recent were Jimmie Johnson in 2004 and 2009.
·        The second-place starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (17) than any other starting position at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
·        31 of the 109 (28.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Charlotte have been won from the front row: 14 from the pole and 17 from second place.
·        83 of the 109 (76.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Charlotte have been won from a top-10 starting position.
·        Eight of the 109 (7.3%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Charlotte have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
·        The deepest in the field that a NSCS race winner has started all-time at Charlotte was 37th, by Jimmie Johnsonin the Coca-Cola 600 of 2003. The deepest in the field that a race winner has started in the 500-mile race at Charlotte was 27th, by Jamie McMurray in 2010.  
·        Richard Petty leads the series in runner-up finishes at Charlotte with nine. Bobby Labonte leads all active drivers in second-place finishes at Charlotte with six; followed by Matt Kenseth with three.
·        NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Bobby Allison are tied for the series most top-five finishes at Charlotte with 23. Mark Martin leads all active drivers with 18, followed by Jeff Gordon with 16.
·        Richard Petty leads the series in top-10 finishes at Charlotte with 31. Mark Martin leads all active drivers with 24.
·        Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Charlotte with a 7.040.
·        Joey Logano leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Charlotte with a 9.556. He is the only active driver with an average finish in the top 10.
·        14 of the 16 active NASCAR Sprint Cup winners at Charlotte Motor Speedway participated in at least two or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Jamie McMurray won in his first appearance at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (2002). Jeff Gordon won in his second appearance at CMS (1994).
·        Terry Labonte competed at Charlotte Motor Speedway 36 times before winning in the fall of 1996; the longest span of any the 16 active NASCAR Sprint Cup winners.
·        Among the 16 active NSCS Charlotte winners Bobby Labonte (36), Kevin Harvick (20), Kurt Busch (19), Mark Martin (15), Clint Bowyer (13), Ken Schrader (10) and Jeff Burton (10) all made 10 or more attempts before their first win.
·        Joe Nemechek leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at Charlotte without visiting Victory Lane at 34; followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. with 27.
·        Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the May 29, 2005 race won by Jimmie Johnson over Bobby Labonte with a MOV of 0.027 second.
·        There have been three NASCAR Sprint Cup races resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but only once for the Coca-Cola 600 (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): fall of 2005 (334/336), fall of 2007 (334/337) and the 2011 Coca-Cola 600 (400/402).
·        Five of the 109 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions; the most recent was the 2009 Coca-Cola 600 won by David Reutimann and Michael Waltrip Racing. Four of the five races shortened were the 600-mile events (1968, 1997, 2003 and 2009).
·        Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway twice; the fall race of 2002 and the fall race of 2008.
·        Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series active drivers have made their first career start at Charlotte Motor Speedway:Michael Waltrip (5/26/85), Elliott Sadler (5/24/98), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (5/30/99), Jimmie Johnson (10/7/01),Brian Vickers (10/11/03), David Reutimann (10/15/05) and Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (5/29/11).
·        Four active drivers have posted their first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Jeff Gordon (10/10/93), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (5/28/00), Ryan Newman (5/27/01) and Aric Almirola(5/27/12). Almirola’s pole last season was the first time since 5/22/1966 that the No. 43 car had won the Coors Light pole at CMS.
·        Six active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have posted their first career win at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Jeff Gordon (5/29/94), Bobby Labonte (5/28/95), Matt Kenseth (5/28/00), Jamie McMurray (10/13/02), Casey Mears (5/27/07) and David Reutimann (5/25/09).
·        Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Charlotte with 1,439 laps led in 24 starts.
·        Two female drivers have competed at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Janet Guthrie and Danica Patrick. Guthrie finished in the top 10 in 1977.
Date
Driver
Starting Position
Finishing Position
Race Name
5/30/1976
Janet Guthrie
27
15
World 600
10/10/1976
Janet Guthrie
26
22
National 500
10/9/1977
Janet Guthrie
27
9
NAPA National 500
10/8/1978
Janet Guthrie
31
35
NAPA National 500
5/27/2012
Danica Patrick
40
30
Coca-Cola 600
5/26/2013
Danica Patrick
24
29
Coca-Cola 600
NASCAR in North Carolina
·        There have been 517 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races among 28 different tracks in North Carolina.
Track Name
City
NSCS
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord
109
North Wilkesboro Speedway
North
93
Rockingham Speedway
Rockingham
78
Hickory Speedway
Hickory
35
Asheville-Weaverville Speedway
Weaverville
34
Occoneechee Speedway
Hillsboro
32
Bowman-Gray Stadium
Winston-Salem
29
Southern States Fairgrounds
Charlotte
17
Charlotte Speedway
Charlotte
12
Concord Speedway
Concord
12
Wilson Speedway
Wilson
12
New Asheville Speedway
Asheville
8
Dog Track Speedway
Moyock
7
Raleigh Speedway
Raleigh
7
Cleveland County Fairgrounds
Shelby
6
Champion Speedway
Fayetteville
4
Greensboro Agriculture Fairgrounds
Greensboro
3
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Raleigh
3
Tar Heel Speedway
Randleman
3
Forsyth County Fairgrounds
Winston-Salem
2
Harris Speedway
Harris
2
Jacksonville Speedway
Jacksonville
2
Tri-City Speedway
High Point
2
Gastonia Fairgrounds
Gastonia
1
Harnett Speedway
Spring Lake
1
McCormick Field
Asheville
1
Salisbury Super Speedway
Salisbury
1
Star Lite Speedway
Monroe
1
NASCAR in North Carolina
·        428 drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as North Carolina. 345 of the 428 have made at least one start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
·        46 drivers from the state of North Carolina have won at least one race in NASCAR’s three national series; 28 have won in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Driver
NSCS
NNS
NCWTS
Richard Petty
200
0
0
Dale Earnhardt
76
21
0
Lee Petty
54
0
0
Ned Jarrett
50
0
0
Junior Johnson
50
0
0
Herb Thomas
48
0
0
Buck Baker
46
0
0
Bobby Isaac
37
0
0
Dale Jarrett
32
11
0
Jim Paschal
25
0
0
Benny Parsons
21
0
0
Speedy Thompson
20
0
0
Buddy Baker
19
0
0
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
19
23
0
Harry Gant
18
21
0
Bob Welborn
9
0
0
Kyle Petty
8
0
0
Morgan Shepherd
4
15
0
Brian Vickers
3
3
0
Bill Blair
3
0
0
Gwyn Staley
3
0
0
Jimmy Pardue
2
0
0
Billy Myers
2
0
0
Phil Parsons
1
2
0
Donald Thomas
1
0
0
Richard Brickhouse
1
0
0
Buddy Shuman
1
0
0
Leon Sales
1
0
0
Jack Ingram
0
31
0
Tommy Houston
0
24
0
Sam Ard
0
22
0
Robert Pressley
0
10
2
Scott Riggs
0
4
5
Austin Dillon
0
2
5
Dennis Setzer
0
2
18
Hank Parker Jr
0
2
0
Johnny Rumley
0
2
0
Ed Berrier
0
1
0
Stephen Leicht
0
1
0
Ryan Blaney
0
1
2
Justin Labonte
0
1
0
Timothy Peters
0
0
7
Andy Houston
0
0
3
Ty Dillon
0
0
2
Shane Hmiel
0
0
1
Ricky Hendrick
0
0
1
Chase For The NASCAR Sprint Cup: Charlotte Motor Speedway
·        Charlotte Motor Speedway has been one of the 10 tracks of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup since the playoff’s inception in 2004.
·        Once the winner of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Chase race has gone on to win the championship: Jimmie Johnson (2009).
·        Jimmie Johnson leads the series with the most Chase race wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway with three.
·        The worst finish by the eventual champion at Charlotte Motor Speedway was 25th, by Tony Stewart in 2005.
·        Chase Contenders have won eight of the nine Chase races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The one driver that was not a Chase Contenders that won the Chase race at Charlotte is Jamie McMurray in 2010.
·        Five of the 2013 Chase Contenders are former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase race winners at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Jimmie Johnson (3), Kasey Kahne (1), Matt Kenseth (1), Jeff Gordon (1) and Clint Bowyer (1).
·        Chevrolet leads the series in Chase wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway with six followed by Ford, Dodge and Toyota with one each.
·        The most dominant performance by a winner in a Chase race at Charlotte Motor Speedway was Kasey Kahne’svictory in 2006. He led 134 of the 334 laps (most by a Chase race winner) and posted the highest Driver Rating at 143.6.
Eventual champion’s points position and point deficit to the standings leader following the fourth Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race:
Season
Champion
Points Back From Leader
Points Position Following Fourth Chase Race
2004
Kurt Busch
0
1st
2005
Tony Stewart
0
1st
2006
Jimmie Johnson
-156
8th
2007
Jimmie Johnson
-9
2nd
2008
Jimmie Johnson
0
1st
2009
Jimmie Johnson
0
1st
2010
Jimmie Johnson
0
1st
2011
Tony Stewart
-19
7th
2012
Brad Keselowski
0
1st
*Note: 2011 and 2012 are under the current points per finish system

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