Chase Contenders at Kansas Stats

October 6, 2011
by Alan
2011 Rundown Kansas Speedway Outlook:

1 - Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.6

Four wins, eight top fives, 15 top 10s
Average finish of 11.2
Led 14 races for 343 laps
One top five, four top 10s
Average finish of 14.3 in 11 races
Average Running Position of 13.9, eighth-best
Driver Rating of 89.4, ninth-best
64 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
492 Green Flag Passes, third-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 161.424 mph, 12th-fastest
1,073 Laps in the Top 15 (59.2%), eighth-most
197 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), 10th-most

2 - Carl Edwards (No. 99 AFLAC Ford) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.2

One win, 14 top fives, 20 top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 10.4
Led 19 races for 713 laps
Three top fives, six top 10s
Average finish of 11.4 in eight races
Average Running Position of 12.1, sixth-best
Driver Rating of 98.7, fifth-best
111 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
443 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 161.734 mph, fifth-fastest
1,300 Laps in the Top 15 (71.7%), sixth-most
265 Quality Passes, fifth-most

3 - Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.0

Two wins, five top fives, 13 top 10s
Average finish of 13.7
Led 15 races for 377 laps
Two wins, five top fives, eight top 10s
Average finish of 11.9 in 11 races
Average Running Position of 9.1, fourth-best
Driver Rating of 105.3, fourth-best
127 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 161.950 mph, fourth-fastest
1,483 Laps in the Top 15 (81.8%), fourth-most

4 - Kurt Busch (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.1

Two wins, eight top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 12.6
Led 17 races for 706 laps
Three top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 18.1 in 11 races
Average Running Position of 15.1, ninth-best
Driver Rating of 91.8, eighth-best
106 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 161.474 mph, eighth-fastest
1,027 Laps in the Top 15 (56.7%), 10th-most

5 - Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.0

One win, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s
Average finish of 10.6
Led 17 races for 852 laps
One win, three top fives, eight top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 9.1 in 10 races
Average Running Position of 7.6, second-best
Driver Rating of 116.5, second-best
Series-high 227 Fastest Laps Run
Series-high 526 Green Flag Passes
Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 162.457 mph
1,612 Laps in the Top 15 (89.0%), third-most
Series-high 333 Quality Passes

6 - Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.2

Three wins, eight top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 14.9
Led 15 races for 275 laps
One win, one top five, one top 10
Average finish of 12.3 in three races
Average Running Position of 15.2, 10th-best
Driver Rating of 84.8, 12th-best

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2011 Rundown Kansas Speedway Outlook:

7 - Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Crown Royal Ford) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.1

Two wins, eight top fives, 16 top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 11.8
Led 16 races for 628 laps
Two top fives, five top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 19.3 in 11 races
Average Running Position of 12.1, fifth-best
Driver Rating of 98.6, sixth-best
98 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 161.514 mph, sixth-fastest
1,319 Laps in the Top 15 (72.8%), fifth-most
221 Quality Passes, eighth-most

8 - Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&Ms Toyota) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 107.5

Four wins, 13 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 11.1
Led 21 races for 1,189 laps
One top 10
Average finish of 22.4 in eight races
Average Running Position of 18.6, 16th-best
Driver Rating of 79.5, 16th-best
52 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
483 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
915 Laps in the Top 15 (50.5%), 12th-most
236 Quality Passes, seventh-most

9 - Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.4

Three wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 11.8
Led 18 races for 799 laps
Two wins, eight top fives, nine top 10s
Average finish of 8.1 in 11 races
Average Running Position of 8.5, third-best
Driver Rating of 107.3, third-best
87 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 162.187 mph, third-fastest
1,645 Laps in the Top 15 (90.8%), second-most
284 Quality Passes, third-most

10 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 83.8

Four top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 14.3
Led 8 races for 50 laps
One top five, five top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 17.5 in 11 races
Average Running Position of 18.7, 17th-best
Driver Rating of 83.2, 13th-best
61 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
491 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 161.238 mph, 13th-fastest
199 Quality Passes, ninth-most

11 - Ryan Newman (No. 39 Haas Automation Chevrolet) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.0

One win, eight top fives, 14 top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 13.7
Led 14 races for 347 laps
One win, three top fives, four top 10s
Average finish of 17.3 in 11 races
Average Running Position of 23.3, 27th-best
Driver Rating of 63.4, 27th-best
508 Green Flag Passes, second-most

12 - Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota) · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.0

One win, four top fives, 10 top 10s
Average finish of 17.1
Led 14 races for 392 laps
Two top fives, two top 10s
Average finish of 15.7 in seven races
Average Running Position of 16.4, 14th-best
Driver Rating of 85.2, 11th-best
44 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
473 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 161.454 mph, ninth-fastest
1,060 Laps in the Top 15 (58.5%), ninth-most
240 Quality Passes, sixth-most

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