2011 Rundown Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
1 – Carl Edwards (No. 99 AFLAC Ford)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.8
One win, 18 top fives, 25 top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 9.5
Led 24 races for 784 laps
Two wins, four top fives, six top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 5.7 in seven races
Series-best Average Running Position of 7.7
Series-best Driver Rating of 117.5
Series-high 173 Fastest Laps Run
Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 162.956 mph
Series-high 1,379 Laps in the Top 15 (86.0%)
236 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), seventh-most
2 – Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.1
Four wins, eight top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 12.3
Led 20 races for 848 laps
Two wins, three top fives, six top 10s
Average finish of 12.4 in 12 races
Average Running Position of 14.6, 10th-best
Driver Rating of 87.6, 11th-best
60 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
415 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 162.140 mph, 10th-fastest
1,037 Laps in the Top 15 (64.7%), seventh-most
235 Quality Passes, eighth-most
3 – Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.9
Four wins, nine top fives, 18 top 10s
Average finish of 11.6
Led 16 races for 391 laps
Five top fives, eight top 10s
Average finish of 7.9 in 10 races
Average Running Position of 9.8, third-best
Driver Rating of 102.8, fourth-best
62 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 162.554 mph, fifth-fastest
1,264 Laps in the Top 15 (78.9%), second-most
243 Quality Passes, fifth-most
4 – Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 86.8
Three wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 14.7
Led 19 races for 287 laps
Average finish of 20.3 in three races
Average Running Position of 25.2, 31st-best
Driver Rating of 59.8, 31st-best
5 – Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.6
Two wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s
Average finish of 11.3
Led 22 races for 1,113 laps
Four top fives, seven top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 11.6 in 10 races
Average Running Position of 12.6, fifth-best
Driver Rating of 97.4, fifth-best
375 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 162.431 mph, sixth-fastest
1,221 Laps in the Top 15 (76.2%), fourth-most
248 Quality Passes, third-most
6 – Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Crown Royal Ford)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.4
Three wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 12.4
Led 22 races for 860 laps
One win, two top fives, four top 10s
Average finish of 18.8 in 11 races
Average Running Position of 10.2, fourth-best
Driver Rating of 105.7, third-best
74 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 162.560 mph, fourth-fastest
1,228 Laps in the Top 15 (76.6%), third-most
216 Quality Passes, 11th-most
7 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 82.8
Four top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 14.6
Led 9 races for 52 laps
Average finish of 24.2 in 11 races
Average Running Position of 23.4, 29th-best
Driver Rating of 64.1, 28th-best
83 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
508 Green Flag Passes, second-most
8 – Kurt Busch (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.2
Two wins, eight top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 14.1
Led 20 races for 770 laps
One win, four top fives, four top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 19.4 in 10 races
Average Running Position of 23.4, 28th-best
Driver Rating of 74.8, 21st-best
76 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 162.039 mph, 12th-fastest
9 – Ryan Newman (No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 88.1
One win, nine top fives, 17 top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 14.1
Led 18 races for 403 laps
Three top 10s
Average finish of 19.1 in nine races
Average Running Position of 14.8, 12th-best
Driver Rating of 82.2, 16th-best
373 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
217 Quality Passes, 10th-most
10 – Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 88.0
One win, five top fives, 13 top 10s
Average finish of 16.2
Led 15 races for 450 laps
One win, three top fives, three top 10s
Average finish of 11.2 in six races
Average Running Position of 14.8, 11th-best
Driver Rating of 92.5, seventh-best
63 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
Series-high 516 Green Flag Passes
Average Green Flag Speed of 162.237 mph, eighth-fastest
915 Laps in the Top 15 (57.1%), 10th-most
232 Quality Passes, ninth-most
11 – Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.8
Three wins, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 13.3
Led 21 races for 915 laps
Five top fives, nine top 10s
Average finish of 11.8 in 12 races
Average Running Position of 15.3, 14th-best
Driver Rating of 88.7, 10th-best
54 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
393 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
977 Laps in the Top 15 (60.9%), eighth-most
258 Quality Passes, second-most
12 – Kyle Busch (No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 104.8
Four wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 12.7
Led 25 races for 1,439 laps
One top 10
Average finish of 26.3 in six races
Average Running Position of 18.8, 20th-best
Driver Rating of 84.5, 15th-best
Average Green Flag Speed of 162.101 mph, 11th-fastest
200 Quality Passes, 13th-most

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