Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Michigan 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 - In his 19 starts at Michigan, McMurray boasts one top-five, four top-10 and 12 top-20 finishes.  McMurray has completed 3,591 laps of a possible 3,738 laps, or 96.1 percent, and has led 15 laps.  His best start was second in the spring of 2010, and his best finish was fourth in the summer of 2004.  McMurray has an average start of 24.7 and an average finish of 19.2 at Michigan.

#2- Brad Keselowski - Keselowski has six starts at Michigan with a single top 5 finish, 3rd place last year in August at the track.

#5- Kasey Kahne - In 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at Michigan International Speedway, Kasey Kahne has one win, six top-five finishes, seven top-10s and has led 49 laps. He has two pole positions at the two-mile oval and won from the top starting spot in June 2006. During the track’s most recent event in June, Kahne was running in the top 15 when he was collected in a multi-car incident on Lap 126 and finished 33rd.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 will be Ambrose's ninth start at MIS. He has one top-10 finish - an eighth-place result in the June event he started from the pole. He has completed 1,417 of 1,603 laps attempted at the D-shaped oval, leading 15 of them. Ambrose enters this weekend's 400-mile race in 17th place, gaining a spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings after last week's victory at "The Glen."

#10-David Reutimann - Reutimann made his track debut at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) in 2003. He made his NSCS debut in 2007. He made 10 NSCS, five NNS and three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the two-mile track. His best NSCS start of second was the June 2011 event. His best NSCS finish of ninth came in the August 2009 race.

#14-Tony Stewart - Stewart has one win, eight top-threes, 11 top-fives, 19 top-10s and has led a total of 224 laps in his 27 career Sprint Cup starts at Michigan. His average start is 19.6, his average finish is 11.2, and he has a lap-completion rate of 95.4 percent.

#15- Clint Bowyer - Bowyer will make his 14th NSCS start at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. In his previous 13 starts Bowyer has five top-10 finishes. Bowyer recorded a career-best finish of seventh at Michigan in the spring. Bowyer has led eight laps in his 13 starts, averages a 19th place starting position and finish of 18th. 

#16- Greg Biffle - Biffle has nineteen starts at Michigan as has earned one pole, two wins, eight top 5's, eleven top 10's and has and average finish of 12.368.

#17- Matt Kenseth - Kenseth has an average starting position of 18.8 and an average finishing position of 9.3 at Michigan, and has achieved two wins, 12 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes at Michigan in the Cup series.

#18- Kyle Busch - Busch has 15 starts at Michigan and has scored one win, three top 5's, five top 10's with only one DNF. Busch's average finish at the track is 16.6. 

#22- Sam Hornish Jr - Hornish's Sprint Cup record at MIS boasts the one top-five finish (and top-10) in six races to date. Hornish has a 25.3 average start and 22.7 average finish in Cup competition at MIS. He has led seven laps to date and has an impressive 99.6 percent (1,198 of 1,203) lap completion average.

#24- Jeff Gordon - In 39 Cup starts at the track in the Irish Hills of Michigan, Gordon has two wins (1998 and 2001), five pole positions, 18 top-five finishes and 25 top-10s. 

#27- Paul Menard -  In 12 career Sprint Cup Series starts at the two-mile oval, Menard has finished each of his contested races and completed 98.1 percent of his laps (2,363 of 2,409), leading for seven circuits. He has an average starting position of 26.4 and an average finishing position of 23.2. According to NASCAR’s Loop Data statistics, Menard ranks sixth in the category Green-Flag Passes, gaining 1,078 positions under green-flag conditions since its inception in 2006. The Eau Claire, Wis., native recorded both his best start (ninth) and his best finish (fourth) during last year’s June visit to the Brooklyn, Mich.-based facility. He also owns two top-five and six top-10 finishes coupled with one pole award in seven NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at MIS.

#29- Kevin Harvick - Harvick has completed a total of 4,459 laps of the 4,500 of the total laps contested at the two-mile tri-oval track. Harvick has collected one win (2010), three top-five and eight top-10 finishes and has led 149 laps at the Brooklyn, Mich.-based facility.

#31- Jeff Burton - This weekend’s 400-mile event marks Burton’s 38th start at the two-mile facility and 642nd-career Sprint Cup Series entry. Burton has garnered four top-five and nine top-10 finishes at the track along with two pole awards in 1996 and 2006. He has also led 76 laps at the Brooklyn, Mich.-based race track.

#36- Dave Blaney - Blaney has raced 23 times at Michigan earning three top 10s, with a best finish of sixth, most recently in August of 2007.

#39- Ryan Newman - Newman has 22 starts at Michigan in the cup series and has one pole, two wins, five top 5's, six top 10's and an average finish of 18.09 with only two DNF's,

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya -  In 11 NSCS starts at Michigan, Montoya has earned three top-10 and five top-20 finishes.  He has completed 2,064 laps of a possible 2,209 laps, or 93.4 percent, and has led four laps.  Montoya has an average start of 17.7 and finish of 21.8 at Michigan.  His best start was third in the summer 2009, and his best finish was sixth in the spring of 2009.

#43- Aric Almirola - Almirola comes into Michigan ready to make his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at the track.  He finished 17th earlier this year at the track. He's a former winner in the Truck Series at Michigan.

#48- Jimmie Johnson - Johnson has no wins, no poles at Michigan buts has earned four top-five finishes (19 percent) and nine top-10s (42.9 percent) in 21 starts and has one DNF (August 2004).

#51- Kurt Busch - Busch has two wins, three top-five finishes and eight top-10s and has 359 laps led in 23 career Sprint Cup starts at Michigan. Busch picked up his first win at Michigan during the June race in 2003. He qualified fourth for that race and led 24 laps en route to the win. In August 2007, Busch started 15th and led a total of 92 laps en route to scoring his second Michigan win. Busch’s average Michigan finish is 21.0. Busch enters this weekend’s race at Michigan having earned two pole positions at the 2-mile track.

#55- Mark Martin - In 53 Sprint Cup starts at Michigan, Martin owns five victories (the most of any track), five poles, 18 top-five and 31 top-10 finishes. He’s led 911 laps. 

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr - In 26 Cup starts at Michigan, Earnhardt has recorded two wins, two pole positions, five top-five finishes and nine top-10s. He has completed 99.2 percent of all laps he's attempted (5,051 laps of 5,094 total) and led 268 laps.

#99- Carl Edwards - In his previous 16 starts at MIS, Edwards has two wins, nine top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.  His average start is 22.2, his average finish is 8.4. He has completed 99 percent of the laps he has attempted at the two-mile track.  Only four 
times in his previous 16 starts has Edwards finished outside the top 10.

- Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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