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NASCAR Statistical Advance: Analyzing The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. going into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 18.

 
SPRINT ALL-STAR-SPECIFIC STATISTICS
Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 DEWalt Ford)
·         One top 10
·         Average finish of 7.0
·         Average Running Position of 6.0, second-best
·         Driver Rating of 107.8, second-best
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 178.929 mph, sixth-fastest
Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Filtrete Ford)
·         Two top fives, three top 10s
·         Average finish of 13.3
·         Average Running Position of 10.3, 12th-best
·         Driver Rating of 80.5, 14th-best
·         193 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
·         514 Laps in the Top 15 (68.5%), 10th-most
·         57 Laps Led, third-most
 
Clint Bowyer (No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota)
·         Average finish of 15.0
·         Average Running Position of 14.8, 27th-best
·         Driver Rating of 47.3, 32nd-best
·         128 Green Flag Passes, 17th-most
·         162 Laps in the Top 15 (41.5%), 21st-best
·         76 Quality Passes, 26th-most
Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet)
·         One win, four top fives, six top 10s
·         Average finish of 10.8
·         Average Running Position of 9.4, 11th-best
·         Driver Rating of 81.9, 11th-best
·         30 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
·         235 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
·         586 Laps in the Top 15 (78.1%), sixth-most
·         215 Quality Passes, fourth-most
Kyle Busch (No. 18 Snickers Bites Toyota)
·         Two top fives, three top 10s; three poles
·         Average finish of 12.4
·         Average Running Position of 7.0, fourth-best
·         Driver Rating of 106.7, third-best
·         63 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 179.691 mph, second-fastest
·         549 Laps in the Top 15 (83.2%), eighth-most
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet)
·         One win, four top fives, 10 top 10s
·         Average finish of 8.3
·         Driver Rating of 76.3, 18th-best
·         32 Laps Led, eighth-most
·         579 Laps in the Top 15 (77.2%), seventh-most
·         227 Quality Passes, fifth-most
 
Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford)
·         One win, three top fives, four top 10s
·         Average finish of 11.3
·         Driver Rating of 83.6, eighth-best
·         57 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
·         496 Laps in the Top 15 (74.0%), 12th-most
·         160 Quality Passes, 13th-most
Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Cromax Pro Chevrolet)
·         Three wins, six top fives, nine top 10s
·         Average finish of 9.5
·         Average Running Position of 8.4, sixth-best
·         Driver Rating of 84.0, seventh-best
·         52 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
·         236 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 179.002 mph, fifth-fastest
·         Series-high 696 Laps in the Top 15 (92.8%)
·         220 Quality Passes, third-most
Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota)
·         Two top fives, three top 10s
·         Average finish of 12.5
·         Average Running Position of 10.6, 13th-best
·         Driver Rating of 69.1, 23rd-best
·         25 Lap Led, 10th-most
·         461 Laps in the Top 15 (80.9%), 14th-most
·         162 Quality Passes, eighth-most
Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Rheem / Budweiser Chevrolet)
·         One win, two top fives, seven top 10s
·         Average finish of 10.5
·         Average Running Position of 11.2, 17th-best
·         Driver Rating of 79.8, 15th-best
·         252 Green Flag Passes, second-most
·         43 Laps Led, sixth-most
·         505 Laps in the Top 15 (67.3%), 11th-most
·         198 Quality Passes, 14th-most
Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Patriotic Chevrolet)
·         Three wins, seven top fives, seven top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 6.6
·         Average Running Position of 7.0, third-best
·         Driver Rating of 104.9, fourth-best
·         Series-high 140 Fastest Laps Run
·         228 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 179.425 mph, third-fastest
·         662 Laps in the Top 15 (88.3%), second-most
·         210 Quality Passes, sixth-most
Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Home Depot / Husky Toyota)
·         One win, five top fives, nine top 10s; two poles
·         Average finish of 6.3
·         Average Running Position of 8.3, fifth-best
·         Driver Rating of 91.1, fifth-best
·         44 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
·         236 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 178.622 mph, 10th-fastest
·         614 Laps in the Top 15 (81.9%), fourth-most
·         213 Quality Passes, fifth-most
Joey Logano (No. 22 Pennzoil Ford)
·         One top five, two top 10s
·         Average finish of 5.5
·         Average Running Position of 9.3, 10th-best
·         Driver Rating of 80.5, 13th-best
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 178.733 mph, seventh-fastest
Mark Martin (No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota)
·         Two wins, six top fives, 10 top 10s
·         Average finish of 11.3
·         Average Running Position of 9.1, seventh-best
·         Driver Rating of 80.6, 12th-best
·         35 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 178.708 mph, eighth-fastest
·         593 Laps in the Top 15 (79.1%), fifth-most
Ryan Newman (No. 39 Aspen Dental Chevrolet)
·         One win, three top fives, seven top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 9.3
·         Average Running Position of 9.2, eighth-best
·         Driver Rating of 82.4, ninth-best
·         252 Green Flag Passes, second-most
·         632 Laps in the Top 15 (84.3%), third-most
·         222 Quality Passes, second-most
David Ragan (No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford)
·         One top 10
·         Average finish of 13.0
·         Average Running Position of 16.6, 34th-best
·         Driver Rating of 41.0, 35th-best
·         56 Green Flag Passes, 29th-most
·         57 Laps in the Top 15 (30.0%), 31st-most
·         29 Quality Passes, 32nd-most
Tony Stewart (No. 14 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet)
·         One win, eight top fives, nine top 10s
·         Average finish of 7.7
·         Average Running Position of 11.5, 19th-best
·         Driver Rating of 78.5, 17th-best
·         250 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
·         516 Laps in the Top 15 (68.8%), ninth-most
·         191 Quality Passes, 17th-most
2013 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Entry List
Marcos Ambrose                    Fan Vote Winner
Greg Biffle                 Winner Sprint Showdown
Clint Bowyer               Second Place Sprint Showdown
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Carl Edwards
Jeff Gordon
Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
Jimmie Johnson
Kasey Kahne
Matt Kenseth
Brad Keselowski
Joey Logano
Mark Martin
Ryan Newman
David Ragan
Tony Stewart
NASCAR Sprint All-Star Wins List
Year    Driver                        Year     Driver
1985    Darrell Waltrip            1999     Terry Labonte
1986    Bill Elliott                   2000     Dale Earnhardt Jr.
1987    Dale Earnhardt           2001     Jeff Gordon
1988    Terry Labonte             2002     Ryan Newman
1989    Rusty Wallace            2003     Jimmie Johnson
1990    Dale Earnhardt           2004     Matt Kenseth
1991    Davey Allison             2005     Mark Martin
1992    Davey Allison             2006     Jimmie Johnson
1993    Dale Earnhardt           2007     Kevin Harvick
1994    Geoff Bodine             2008     Kasey Kahne
1995    Jeff Gordon               2009     Tony Stewart
1996    Michael Waltrip         2010     Kurt Busch
1997    Jeff Gordon               2011     Carl Edwards
1998    Mark Martin              2012     Jimmie Johnson

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2013 Top 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway In the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

  Driver

Races

Poles

Wins

Top Fives

Top 10s

DNFs

Average Finish

Driver Rating

1

Jimmie Johnson

11

1

3

7

7

1

6.6

104.9

2

Carl Edwards

7

0

1

3

4

3

11.3

83.6

3

Matt Kenseth

12

2

1

5

9

1

6.3

91.1

4

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

13

0

1

4

10

1

8.4

76.3

5

Clint Bowyer

4

0

0

0

0

0

15.0

47.3

6

Kasey Kahne

9

1

1

1

3

4

12.3

76.1

7

Brad Keselowski

4

0

0

1

2

0

11.0

57.8

8

Kyle Busch

7

3

0

2

3

4

12.4

106.7

9

Aric Almirola

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

-

10

Kevin Harvick

12

0

1

2

7

3

10.5

79.8

11

Paul Menard

1

0

0

0

0

0

16.0

58.1

12

Jeff Gordon

19

0

3

6

9

4

9.5

84.0

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race:
Notebook
·         There have been 28 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Races.
·         The first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race was in 1985.
·         27 have been held at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In 1986, the event was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and won by Bill Elliott. That season was also the first year for what is now known as the Sprint Showdown.
·         89 drivers have run in at least one NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, with 75 competing in more than one.
·         There have been 19 different winners of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
·         NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip won the inaugural NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in 1985 at 161.184 mph.
·         Mark Martin has participated in 23 races, more than any other driver. Terry Labonte has participated in 20, followed by Jeff Gordon with 19.
·         The race has featured a field that ranged from 10 drivers in 1986 to 27 in 2002. Last season’s field had 23 participants.
·         Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990 and 1993), Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997 and 2001) and Jimmie Johnson (2003, 2006 and 2012) are the only three-time winners of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race.
·         Davey Allison (1991 and 1992), Terry Labonte (1988 and 1999) and Mark Martin (1998 and 2005) are the only other drivers to post multiple victories in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Allison is the only driver to ever win consecutive All-Star events.
·         Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2000) and Ryan Newman (2002) are the only drivers to win the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in their rookie season.
·         Jeff Gordon is the youngest winner of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at 23 years, 9 months and 18 days (1995). Mark Martin is the oldest at 46 years, 4 months and 12 days (2005).
·         In two starts Joey Logano leads the series with an average finish of 5.5 in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
·         Eight drivers including Joey Logano, have an average finish in the top 10 for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race:Matt Kenseth (6.2), Jimmie Johnson (6.6), Marcos Ambrose (7.0), Tony Stewart (7.7), Dale Earnhardt Jr.(8.3), Ryan Newman (9.2) and Jeff Gordon (9.5).
·         Terry Labonte won the inaugural Coors Light pole for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in 1985.
·         15 drivers have won Coors Light poles at Charlotte for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, led by Bill Elliott with five. Kyle Busch leads all active drivers with three.
·         Three drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race: Davey Allison(1991, 1992) Bill Elliott (1997, 1998) and Kyle Busch (2011, 2012).
·         The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race has been won from the pole position four times; the first three came in consecutive years: Dale Earnhardt (1990) and Davey Allison (1991 and 1992). Kurt Busch posted the fourth win from the pole in 2010.
·         The front row starting positions are the two most proficient starting positions in the field, producing more winners (four each) than any other starting positions in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
·         Eight of the 28 (28.5%) NASCAR Sprint All-Star Races have been won from the front row: four from the pole and four from second-place.
·         21 of the 28 (75.0%) NASCAR Sprint All-Star Races have been won from a top-10 starting position.
·         Two of the 28 (7.1%) NASCAR Sprint All-Star Races have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
·         The deepest in the field a NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winner has started was 27th, by Ryan Newman in 2002.
·         Hendrick Motorsports drivers have won seven NASCAR Sprint All-Star Races: Jeff Gordon (three), Jimmie Johnson (three) and Terry Labonte (one).
·         NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the series in top-five finishes in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race with nine; followed by Tony Stewart (eight) and Jimmie Johnson (seven).
·         Bill Elliott leads the series in top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race with 13; followed by Dale Earnhardt with 12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mark Martin lead all active drivers with 10 each.
·         Five drivers have won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in the same year: Darrell Waltrip (1985), Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990, 1993), Rusty Wallace (1989), Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997, 2001) and Jimmie Johnson (2006).
·         In 2008, Kasey Kahne became the first driver to get into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race by the Sprint Fan Vote and go on to win the event.
·         Seven times from seven different drivers has the winner of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race gone on to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway the following weekend: Darrell Waltrip (1985), Davey Allison(1991), Dale Earnhardt (1993), Jeff Gordon (1997), Jimmie Johnson (2003), Kasey Kahne (2008) and Kurt Busch (2010).
·         The record for lead changes in a NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race is 10 in 2004.
·         The record for different leaders in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race is nine in 2002.
·         The series best Driver Rating performance by a NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winner was Carl Edwardsposting a 141.7 in 2011.
Charlotte Motor Speedway Data
 
Track Size: 1.5 miles
·     Banking Turns: 24 degrees
·     Banking/Frontstretch: 5 degrees
·     Banking/Backstretch: 5 degrees
·     Frontstretch: 1,980 feet
·     Backstretch: 1,500 feet
Top 12 Driver Rating at Charlotte
List consists of drivers with more than one NASCAR Sprint All-Star race start
Kyle Busch…………………………. 106.7
Jimmie Johnson…………………… 104.9
Matt Kenseth……………………….. 91.1
Jeff Gordon………………………….. 84.0
Carl Edwards……………………….. 83.6
Ryan Newman……………………… 82.4
Kurt Busch………………………….. 81.9
Mark Martin…………………………. 80.6
Joey Logano………………………… 80.5
Greg Biffle……………………………. 80.5
Kevin Harvick……………………….. 79.8
Brian Vickers……………………….. 79.6
Note: Driver Rating compiled from 2005-2012 NASCAR Sprint All-Star races (eight total).

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