Chase Contenders at Phoenix Stats

November 9, 2011
by Alan
2011 Rundown Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:
1 – Carl Edwards (No. 99 AFLAC Ford)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.1
One win, 17 top fives, 24 top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 9.7
Led 23 races for 757 laps
One win, five top fives, nine top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 13.0 in 14 races
Average Running Position of 13.6, ninth-best
Driver Rating of 99.6, fourth-best
252 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 123.428 mph, second-fastest
2,827 Laps in the Top 15 (68.6%), eighth-most
2 – Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.9
Four wins, seven top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 12.6
Led 19 races for 688 laps
One win, seven top fives, 10 top 10s
Average finish of 11.7 in 19 races
Average Running Position of 10.4, fourth-best
Driver Rating of 98.1, seventh-best
559 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 123.417 mph, fourth-fastest
3,122 Laps in the Top 15 (75.7%), fourth-most
336 Quality Passes, fourth-most
3 – Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.2
Four wins, nine top fives, 18 top 10s
Average finish of 11.4
Led 16 races for 391 laps
Two wins, four top fives, eight top 10s
Average finish of 13.8 in 17 races
Average Running Position of 11.7, seventh-best
Driver Rating of 95.9, ninth-best
154 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
506 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 123.322 mph, eighth-fastest
2,981 Laps in the Top 15 (72.3%), sixth-most
281 Quality Passes, eighth-most
4 – Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Crown Royal Ford)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.8
Three wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 11.8
Led 21 races for 811 laps
One win, five top fives, eight top 10s
Average finish of 17.2 in 18 races
Average Running Position of 17.3, 18th-best
Driver Rating of 84.6, 14th-best
137 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
550 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 123.163 mph, 12th-fastest
278 Quality Passes, ninth-most
5 – 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 14.6
Led 18 races for 283 laps
Average finish of 27.5 in four races
Average Running Position of 26.3, 34th-best
Driver Rating of 59.7, 29th-best
6 – Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.4
Two wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s
Average finish of 11.3
Led 22 races for 1,113 laps
Four wins, 11 top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 4.8 in 16 races
Series-best Average Running Position of 5.4
Series-best Driver Rating of 121.8
Series-high 434 Fastest Laps Run
Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 123.850 mph
Series-high 3,918 Laps in the Top 15 (95.0%)
339 Quality Passes, third-most
7 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Retro Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 83.5
Four top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 14.3
Led 9 races for 52 laps
Two wins, four top fives, eight top 10s
Average finish of 18.0 in 18 races
Average Running Position of 16.3, 17th-best
Driver Rating of 84.8, 13th-best
111 Fastest Laps Run, 13th-most
513 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
8 – Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.1
Three wins, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 12.7
Led 21 races for 915 laps
Two wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 10.0 in 25 races
Average Running Position of 9.7, second-best
Driver Rating of 103.3, second-best
169 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 123.410 mph, fifth-fastest
3,421 Laps in the Top 15 (83.0%), third-most
268 Quality Passes, 11th-most
9 – Kurt Busch (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.0
Two wins, eight top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 13.8
Led 19 races for 713 laps
One win, four top fives, 10 top 10s
Average finish of 12.9 in 17 races
Average Running Position of 9.9, third-best
Driver Rating of 100.3, third-best
242 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 123.292 mph, 11th-fastest
2,933 Laps in the Top 15 (77.0%), seventh-most
244 Quality Passes, 13th-most
10 – Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 88.4
One win, five top fives, 13 top 10s
Average finish of 16.3
Led 15 races for 450 laps
Five top fives, six top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 11.6 in 12 races
Average Running Position of 11.7, sixth-best
Driver Rating of 98.3, sixth-best
192 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 123.419 mph, third-fastest
286 Quality Passes, seventh-most
11 – Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M’s Toyota)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 106.1
Four wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 12.0
Led 25 races for 1,439 laps
One win, two top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 12.9 in 13 races
Average Running Position of 11.0, fifth-best
Driver Rating of 98.1, eighth-best
162 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 123.327 mph, seventh-fastest
3,518 Laps in the Top 15 (85.3%), second-most
Series-high 387 Quality Passes
12 – Ryan Newman (No. 39 U.S. Army Veterans Day Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.9
One win, eight top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 14.4
Led 18 races for 403 laps
One win, six top fives, six top 10s; four poles
Average finish of 19.3 in 18 races
Average Running Position of 14.4, 12th-best
Driver Rating of 89.7, 11th-best
499 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
Average Green Flag Speed of 123.128 mph, 13th-fastest
2,986 Laps in the Top 15 (72.4%), fifth-most
359 Quality Passes, second-most

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