Chase Contenders at Charlotte Stats

October 12, 2011
by Alan
2011 Rundown Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

1 - Carl Edwards (No. 99 AFLAC Ford) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.8

One win, 15 top fives, 21 top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 10.2
Led 19 races for 713 laps
Four top fives, seven top 10s
Average finish of 13.3 in 13 races
Average Running Position of 16.7, 12th-best
Driver Rating of 86.1, 11th-best
99 Fastest Laps Run, 13th-most
1,019 Green Flag Passes, third-most
2,445 Laps in the Top 15 (52.7%), 11th-most
479 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), eighth-most

2 - Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.6

Four wins, eight top fives, 16 top 10s
Average finish of 11.1
Led 14 races for 343 laps
One win, two top fives, five top 10s
Average finish of 19.1 in 21 races
Average Running Position of 21.0, 22nd-best
Driver Rating of 71.7, 24th-best
973 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most

3 - Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's / Chevrolet 100th Anniversary Chevrolet) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.7

Two wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s
Average finish of 10.2
Led 18 races for 1,049 laps
Six wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 10.8 in 20 races
Series-best Average Running Position of 8.2
Series-best Driver Rating of 112.8
Series-high 428 Fastest Laps Run
950 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 176.082 mph
Series-high 3,917 Laps in the Top 15 (84.5%)
Series-high 676 Quality Passes

4 - Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.9

Three wins, nine top fives, 13 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 14.5
Led 16 races for 280 laps
One pole
Average finish of 19.5 in four races
Average Running Position of 17.9, 15th-best
Driver Rating of 74.2, 21st-best

5 - Matt Kenseth (No. 17 FLUIDMASTER Ford) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.9

Two wins, nine top fives, 17 top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 11.5
Led 17 races for 654 laps
One win, six top fives, 12 top 10s
Average finish of 14.9 in 24 races
Average Running Position of 15.3, eighth-best
Driver Rating of 92.1, fifth-best
217 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
941 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 175.044 mph, ninth-fastest
2,892 Laps in the Top 15 (62.4%), fourth-most
550 Quality Passes, third-most

6 - Kurt Busch (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ultra Dodge) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.7

Two wins, eight top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 12.6
Led 18 races for 712 laps
One win, five top fives, six top 10s
Average finish of 19.7 in 22 races
Average Running Position of 17.4, 14th-best
Driver Rating of 85.1, 13th-best
171 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
2,487 Laps in the Top 15 (53.6%), 10th-most
450 Quality Passes, 12th-most

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