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Chase Driver Stats Heading To Texas

Published On: Oct 30 2012 02:16:00 PM CDT
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DAYTONA, FL -

Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas going into the AAA Texas 500 on Nov. 4.

TEXAS-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

1 - Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.9

2012 Rundown

· Four wins, 17 top fives, 23 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 10.1

· Led 24 races for 1,551 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· One win, eight top fives, 13 top 10s

· Average finish of 9.7 in 18 races

· Average Running Position of 11.7, fifth-best

· Driver Rating of 100.6, fourth-best

· 296 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 172.668 mph, sixth-fastest

· 3,662 Laps in the Top 15 (72.9%), fifth-most

· 585 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), sixth-most

2 - Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.8

2012 Rundown

· Five wins, 12 top fives, 21 top 10s

· Average finish of 10.3

· Led 19 races for 650 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Average finish of 25.3 in eight races

· Average Running Position of 23.2, 27th-best

· Driver Rating of 63.2, 28th-best

3 - Clint Bowyer (No. 15 5-hour Energy Toyota)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.6

2012 Rundown

· Three wins, nine top fives, 21 top 10s

· Average finish of 10.8

· Led 13 races for 388 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Three top fives, seven top 10s

· Average finish of 13.3 in 13 races

· Average Running Position of 13.4, ninth-best

· Driver Rating of 90.9, 10th-best

· Average Green Flag Speed of 172.572 mph, ninth-fastest

4 - Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Hendrickcars.com/Great Clips Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.0

2012 Rundown

· Two wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s; four poles

· Average finish of 12.8

· Led 11 races for 275 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· One win, four top fives, five top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 18.8 in 16 races

· Average Running Position of 16.0, 16th-best

· Driver Rating of 82.8, 16th-best

· 200 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

· 1,055 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most

· 2,759 Laps in the Top 15 (55.0%), 13th-most

· 485 Quality Passes, 12th-most

5 - Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 102.1

2012 Rundown

· Five wins, 13 top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 12.6

· Led 23 races for 1,180 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Two wins, five top fives, eight top 10s

· Average finish of 10.3 in 14 races

· Average Running Position of 12.6, eighth-best

· Driver Rating of 94.6, seventh-best

· 165 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most

· 1,111 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 172.608 mph, eighth-fastest

· 3,085 Laps in the Top 15 (65.8%), ninth-most

· 594 Quality Passes, fourth-most

6 - Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.6

2012 Rundown

· One win, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 14.1

· Led 22 races for 554 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· One win, eight top fives, 11 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 16.2 in 23 races

· Average Running Position of 14.0, 10th-best

· Driver Rating of 91.3, ninth-best

· 251 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 172.443 mph, 10th-fastest

· 3,089 Laps in the Top 15 (61.5%), eighth-most

· 524 Quality Passes, ninth-most

7 - Martin Truex Jr. (No. 56 Carlyle Tools by NAPA Toyota)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.7

2012 Rundown

· Seven top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 11.3

· Led 11 races for 423 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· One top five, seven top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 16.1 in 14 races

· Average Running Position of 15.2, 14th-best

· Driver Rating of 85.0, 13th-best

· 967 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 172.422 mph, 12th-fastest

8 - Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Ford)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.5

2012 Rundown

· Three wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 11.1

· Led 21 races for 477 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Two wins, 11 top fives, 14 top 10s

· Average finish of 8.6 in 20 races

· Series-best Average Running Position of 9.2

· Series-best Driver Rating of 107.2

· 299 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

· 1,073 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 173.004 mph, second-fastest

· Series-high 3,988 Laps in the Top 15 (79.4%)

· 591 Quality Passes, fifth-most

9 - Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.5

2012 Rundown

· Two wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 10.5

· Led 16 races for 721 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Two wins, seven top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 16.2 in 17 races

· Average Running Position of 12.6, seventh-best

· Driver Rating of 103.3, second-best

· Series-high 447 Fastest Laps Run

· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 173.009 mph

· 3,648 Laps in the Top 15 (72.7%), sixth-most

· 604 Quality Passes, third-most

10 - Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.0

2012 Rundown

· Three wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 13.6

· Led 14 races for 420 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Two wins, five top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 13.1 in 21 races

· Average Running Position of 9.6, second-best

· Driver Rating of 102.5, third-best

· 339 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 172.934 mph, fourth-fastest

· 3,910 Laps in the Top 15 (77.9%), third-most

· 557 Quality Passes, seventh-most

11 - Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Rheem/Budweiser Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.8

2012 Rundown

· Four top fives, 11 top 10s

· Average finish of 12.6

· Led 8 races for 241 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· Three top fives, nine top 10s

· Average finish of 12.7 in 19 races

· Average Running Position of 15.3, 15th-best

· Driver Rating of 84.8, 14th-best

· 1,136 Green Flag Passes, second-most

· 2,895 Laps in the Top 15 (57.7%), 12th-most

· 531 Quality Passes, eighth-most

12 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet)

· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.6

2012 Rundown

· One win, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 10.7

· Led 13 races for 358 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:

· One win, three top fives, 11 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 13.9 in 20 races

· Average Running Position of 11.3, third-best

· Driver Rating of 92.8, eighth-best

· 172 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most

· 1,103 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 172.649 mph, seventh-fastest

· 3,930 Laps in the Top 15 (78.3%), second-most

· Series-high 650 Quality Passes

Chase Contenders

The Top 12

Following Race 33 of 36

Rank Season

Last Driver

Driver Points Wins Poles Week Rating

1. Jimmie Johnson 2,291 4 3 2 109.9

2. Brad Keselowski 2,289 5 0 1 97.8

3. Clint Bowyer 2,265 3 0 4 95.6

4. Kasey Kahne 2,262 2 4 5 96.0

5. Denny Hamlin 2,242 5 3 3 102.1

6. Jeff Gordon 2,237 1 2 8 97.6

7. Martin Truex Jr. 2,228 0 1 6 96.7

8. Matt Kenseth 2,226 3 1 9 100.5

9. Greg Biffle 2,222 2 3 11 100.5

10. Tony Stewart 2,220 3 1 7 87.0

11. Kevin Harvick 2,203 0 0 10 90.8

12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,151 1 1 12 97.6