Chase Contenders at Chicagoland Stats

September 15, 2011
by Alan
2011 Rundown Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

1 - Kyle Busch (No. 18 Wrigley Toyota) • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.4

Four wins, 13 top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 10.9
Led 19 races for 1,181 laps
One win, two top fives, two top 10s
Average finish of 13.5 in six races
Average Running Position of 12.2, seventh-best
Driver Rating of 98.3, seventh-best
73 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
320 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 167.567 mph, seventh-fastest
1,031 Laps in the Top 15 (64.2%), seventh-most
154 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), 10th-most

2 - Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet) • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.9

Four wins, seven top fives, 13 top 10s
Average finish of 11.6
Led 12 races for 332 laps
Two wins, five top fives, six top 10s
Average finish of 11.2 in 10 races
Average Running Position of 11.3, fifth-best
Driver Rating of 98.5, sixth-best
Average Green Flag Speed of 167.847 mph, fifth-fastest
1,162 Laps in the Top 15 (72.4%), fourth-most
141 Quality Passes, 11th-most

3 - Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet) • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.9

Three wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 11.6
Led 17 races for 721 laps
One win, six top fives, seven top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 8.6 in 10 races
Average Running Position of 9.9, fourth-best
Driver Rating of 100.7, fifth-best
87 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 167.704 mph, sixth-fastest
1,332 Laps in the Top 15 (83.0%), second-most
Series-high 231 Quality Passes

4 - Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Crown Royal Ford) • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.4

Two wins, seven top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 11.9
Led 14 races for 579 laps
Two top fives, four top 10s
Average finish of 11.4 in 10 races
Average Running Position of 11.7, sixth-best
Driver Rating of 102.4, fourth-best
156 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 168.063 mph, third-fastest
1,052 Laps in the Top 15 (65.5%), fifth-most
160 Quality Passes, eighth-most

5 - Carl Edwards (No. 99 AFLAC Ford) • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.4

One win, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 11.0
Led 17 races for 558 laps
Two top fives, two top 10s
Average finish of 18.3 in six races
Average Running Position of 16.8, 16th-best
Driver Rating of 89.4, 10th-best
93 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
985 Laps in the Top 15 (61.4%), eighth-most
187 Quality Passes, third-most

6 - Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Chevrolet) • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.7

One win, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s
Average finish of 10.6
Led 14 races for 655 laps
Five top fives, seven top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 10.0 in nine races
Average Running Position of 8.4, third-best
Series-best Driver Rating of 112.0
Series-high 187 Fastest Laps Run
Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 168.376 mph
1,326 Laps in the Top 15 (82.6%), third-most
169 Quality Passes, fifth-most

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