Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Atlanta Driver Statistics

Not all teams announce their weekly race previews'. Here is a list of those teams that do reveal the information in the teams race preview: 

#1- Jamie McMurray -  McMurray will be making his 19th career NSCS start at AMS this weekend.  In his previous 18 races at AMS, McMurray has four top-10s..  His best start at the track came in the March 2009 race when he qualified third, and his best finish was a sixth-place effort in October of 2005.  He has completed more than 96.5% of the laps run at Atlanta since his first race there October 2001 (5,914 of 6,123). 

#2- Brad Keselowski - Keselowski has three starts at Atlanta with one top 10 finish, a 6th place in September of 2012.

#5- Kasey Kahne - In 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kahne has two wins, six top-five finishes and eight top-10s. The driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet also has two pole positions at the 1.54-mile oval and started from the top spot one year ago. Atlanta ranks as Kahne’s second-best track in career wins, while his average starting spot of 9.1 at Atlanta ranks him third among active drivers.

#9- Marcos Ambrose -Ambrose has two top-15 finishes at Atlanta. His best finish (10th) came in 2010 and his best start (11th) came in 2009. He has completed 1,816 of 1,971 laps attempted at the Georgia track. Ambrose enters this weekend's 500-mile race in 16th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.

#14-Tony Stewart - Stewart has 25 starts at Atlanta and has three wins, seven top-threes, 10 top-fives, 15 top-10s and has led a total of 966 laps in his 25 career Sprint Cup starts at Atlanta. His average start is 15.9, his average finish is 11.2 and he has a lap completion rate of 97.5 percent

#15- Clint Bowyer - Bowyer will make his 12th career NSCS start at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night. In 11 previous starts, he has five top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best sixth four times— spring and fall 2007, spring 2008 and spring 2009. Bowyer has led 66 laps at Atlanta including 52 in the spring 2008 race and eight laps last fall. Bowyer’s lone DNF at Atlanta came last fall when he started second and led eight laps, but was involved in a crash and finished 36th. On average he starts 15th and finishes 17th.  

#16- Greg Biffle - Biffle has an average starting position of 13.1 and average finish of 16.1 at Atlanta. He has one pole, three top 5's, nine top 10's and 2 DNF's. His best finish was third which he earned in march of 2005.

#17- Matt Kenseth - In 23 Cup starts at the track, Matt has completed 7,080 of 7,423 laps (95.4 percent) and led for 253!  Matt has an average starting position of 22.3 and an average finishing position of 12.9 at AMS.  Matt has achieved eight top-five and 13 top-10 finishes at Atlanta in the Cup series.

#18- Kyle Busch - Busch has one win, three top-five finishes and three top-10s, and he’s led a total of 319 laps in his 14 career Sprint Cup 
starts at Atlanta. His average Atlanta finish is 17.7.

#22- Sam Hornish Jr. - In his six prior Sprint Cup starts at Atlanta, Hornish has a 32.0 average start and a 29.8 average finish. He has completed 92.7 percent (1,827 of 1,971) of possible laps. He is hoping to lead his first lap there in Sunday's race. His best finish was in 2008 when he finished 24th.

#24- Jeff Gordon - Jeff made his 1st start at Atlanta in 1992. In 38 races he has earned 2 poles, 5 wins, 15 top 5's, 24 top 10's and has an average finish of  12.158 while experiencing only 5 DNF's. His most recent win at the track came last September.

#27- Paul Menard - Menard has ten starts at Atlanta and has earned one top 5, two top tens while having only one DNF. His best finish of 5th came in march of 2010.

#29- Kevin Harvick - This weekend's event at Atlanta Motor Speedway marks Harvick's 419th Sprint Cup Series career start. Throughout the last 11 seasons, the 36-year-old driver has made 21 starts at the 1.54-mile oval and collected one win (2001), four top-five and seven top-10 finishes. Harvick maintains an 18.5 average starting position, an average finishing position of 19.9, has completed 97.4 percent (6,600 or 6,773) of laps contested and is credited with 136 laps led.

#31- Jeff Burton - This weekend’s 500-mile event marks Burton’s 35th start at the Hampton, Ga.-based facility and his 644th-career Sprint Cup Series entry. Burton has garnered eight top-five and 14 top-10 finishes at the track and led 104 laps at the 1.54-mile oval.

#36- Dave Blaney - Blaney has made 23 starts at Atlanta and has 2 top 1o finishes at the track. His best finish was eighth which which he scored most recently in march of 2005.

#39- Ryan Newman - The AdvoCare 500 will mark Newman’s 393rd career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 20th Sprint Cup start at Atlanta. Newman has seven poles, one top-five and six top-10 finishes in 19 starts at the 1.54-mile oval.

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya - This weekend will be Juan Pablo Montoya’s tenth NSCS race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  He has racked up three top-fives, four top-10s and has led 34 laps at AMS.  His best start came in March of 2010 when the Target Chevrolet qualified in third, and his best finishes came in September 2009 and March 2010 when he finished in third-place. Montoya has completed more than 97.4% of the laps run at Atlanta since his first race there in 2007.

#43- Aric Almirola - The 28-year-old driver has one Sprint Cup Series start at Atlanta - a 21st-place finish in 2009. He also has two Nationwide Series and three Camping World Truck Series starts at the 1.54-mile oval.

#48- Jimmie Johnson -  Johnson’s Atlanta Sprint Cup Race Notes of Interest include
three wins (October 2004, March and October 2007) and no poles, 11 top-five finishes (55 percent) and 13 top-10s (65 percent) in 20 starts, one DNF (did not finish – March 2004)and an average start of 8.6 and average finish of 10.

#51- Kurt Busch - Busch’s record at Atlanta features three wins, four top-five finishes, nine top 10s and 665 laps led in 21 career Sprint Cup starts. Busch scored the first of his three Atlanta wins on Oct. 27, 2002, leading a total of 84 laps en route to the victory. He earned his most recent Atlanta win two years ago during the track’s March race after starting 11th. Busch scored his most dominant Atlanta win on March 8, 2009, when he led 234 of the 330 laps run en route to the win. Busch’s average Atlanta finish is 17.4.

#55- Mark Martin - In 51 Sprint Cup starts at Atlanta, Martin owns two victories and two poles, 14 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes. He’s led 929 laps. 

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr - In 24 Cup starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Earnhardt has one win, two pole positions, eight top-five finishes and 10 top-10s. He has an average start of 15.4 at Atlanta, and his average finish of 12.8 ranks as his third-best at a track. He has completed 99.5 percent of all the laps he's attempted (7,707 of 7,748 total) there and has led 632 laps.

#99- Carl Edwards -  Carl Edwards won his first Sprint Cup and Nationwide races in the same weekend at Atlanta in the spring of 2005. In 14 starts at the 1.54-mile Atlanta track, Edwards has three wins, eight top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. His average start is 10.1, and his average finish is 13.6.  Edwards has completed 94.4% of laps attempted at Atlanta.

- Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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