Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Richmond 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 has made 19 NSCS starts at Richmond, earning three top-10 finishes and four top-15 finishes. He has completed 7107 laps out of a possible 7603 or 93.5 percent, and has led 19 laps. McMurray’s average start is 24.2 and his average finish is 23.2. His best start was second in September 2011.

#2- Brad Keselowski - Keselowski has one top ten finish in six starts at Richmond, a 9th place in April of 2012.

#5- Kasey Kahne - In 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, Kahne has earned one win, four top-five finishes and seven top-10s.  He won in 2005 after starting from the pole position. Kahne scored a fifth-place finish at Richmond in April.  He has led 278 laps at the oval during the last seven years, ranking him eighth among active drivers during that time.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - Ambrose will make his eighth career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Richmond International Raceway. The Australian native has two top-10 finishes at Richmond. His best finish (fifth) and his best start (13th) came in 2010. He has completed 2,795 of 2,800 laps attempted at the Virginia track. Ambrose enters this weekend’s 300-mile race in 16th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings

#10-David Reutimann - Reutimann has made 11 Cup starts at Richmond earning one pole and one top 10, a 9th place finish in September of 2008.

#14-Tony Stewart - Stewart has 27 starts at Richmond, earning 3 wins, 10 top 5's, 18 top 10's, with 2 DNF's. Stewarts last win at Richmond came in May of 2002.

#15- Clint Bowyer - Bowyer has started 13 races in the Cup Series at Richmond. He is credited with one win, one top 5 and and 7 DNF's. Bowyer scored his only win at the track in May of 2008.

#16- Greg Biffle - Biffle has an average starting position of 17.8 and average finish of 16.7 at Richmond. Biffle has one pole, two top 5's, five top 10's, one DNF, and an average finish of 16.7 at Richmond.

#17- Matt Kenseth - In 25 Cup starts at Richmond, Kenseth has completed 9,758 of 10,003 laps (97.6 percent) and led for 223 laps.  Kenseth has an average starting position of 21.8 and an average finishing position of 17.0 at Richmond. Kenseth has achieved one win, three top-five, and nine top-10 finishes at Richmond in the Cup series. Entering the weekend at Richmond, Kenseth is currently third in the NSCS driver point standings. 

#18- Kyle Busch - Kyle has 15 starts at Richmond earning one pole, four wins, 12 top 5's, 13 top 10's and no DNF's. Busch's most recent win came in April this year at the track.

#22- Sam Hornish Jr. - In six NASCAR Sprint Cup starts (from 2008 through 2010) at Richmond entering this weekend, Hornish scored two top-10 finishes with a sixth in the May 2009 race his best result to date. In four RIR NASCAR Nationwide Series races entering Friday night's Virginia 529 College Savings 250, he has one top-five finish and two top-10s. Hornish's fifth-place finish in April's most recent visit rates as his best tally.

#24- Jeff Gordon - In 39 starts at Richmond, Gordon has earned 5 poles to go along with 2 wins, 15 top 5's, 24 top 10's and an average finish of 14.692. 

#27- Paul Menard - In 11 starts at RIR, Menard has been running at the conclusion of each contested race and has completed 97.3 percent of his laps (4,291 of 4,410). He has an average starting position of 27.6 and an average finishing position of 27.5 with his best finish of 13th coming in this year’s April event. Menard posted his best start at the 0.75-mile tri-oval in his September 2010 visit to the Richmond, Va.-based facility when he took the green flag in the seventh position. He has recorded three top-five and five top-10 finishes and led for 160 laps at RIR in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition.

#29- Kevin Harvick - This weekend's event at Richmond International Raceway marks Harvick's 420th Sprint Cup Series career start. During the last 11 seasons, the 36-year-old driver has made 23 starts at the 0.75-mile tri-oval and has collected two wins (fall 2006 and fall 2011), six top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. Harvick maintains a 16.7 average starting position, an average finishing position of 11.8, has completed 98.7 percent (9,086 of 9,302) of laps contested and is credited with 942 laps led.

#31- Jeff Burton - Burton grew up two hours away from the Richmond, Va.-based facility in South Boston, Va. The Federated Auto Parts 400 marks Burton’s 37th start at the 0.75-mile facility and 645th-career Sprint Cup Series entry. He has amassed one win, nine top-five and 15 top-10 finishes along with one pole award at the historic track.

#36- Dave Blaney - Blaney has 23 Cup starts at Richmond. He has one top 5, two top 10's and five DNF's. His best finish of 4th was scored in September of 2006. 

#39- Ryan Newman - aThe Federated Auto Parts 400 will mark Newman’s 394th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 22nd career Sprint Cup start at Richmond. Newman has one win, one pole, five top-five finishes and 12 top-10s in 21 starts at Richmond.

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya - In his NSCS career, Montoya has made 11 starts at Richmond. He has three top-10 and five top-15 finishes, with his highest finish of sixth in May 2010. He has completed 4,224 laps out of a possible 4,410 laps, or 95.8 percent, and has led 28 laps. Montoya’s average start at Richmond is 14, while his average finish is 20.6. Montoya won the pole for the Richmond race in April 2011.

#43- Aric Almirola - Almirola has just one Sprint Cup start under his belt at Richmond - a 26th-place finish earlier this season.  But he's turned plenty of laps on the D-shaped oval, with five Nationwide Series starts to his credit.  In those five races, he earned one top-10 and three top-15 finishes.

#48- Jimmie Johnson - Johnson has scored 3 wins in 21 starts at Richmond. Johnson has 2 poles, 5 top 5's, 8 top 10's and 1 DNF at the track. Johnson's most recent win came in September of 2008. 

#51- Kurt Busch - Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 marks Busch’s 425th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 24th Sprint Cup start at Richmond. Busch has one win, four top-five and seven top-10 finishes and has 348 laps led in 23 career Sprint Cup starts at Richmond. Busch’s average Richmond finish is 17.9. His average starting spot at Richmond is 19.9.

#55- Mark Martin - In 53 Sprint Cup starts at Richmond, Martin owns a victory (fall 1990) and five poles. He’s led 449 laps. Martin won the pole at his first Richmond race in 1981. Martin leads all active drivers at Richmond in top 5's(17), top 10's(29), lead lap finishes(34) and laps completed(20,454).

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr - In 26 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond International Raceway, Earnhardt has recorded three wins, nine top-five finishes and 11 top-10s. He has led a total of 427 laps and completed 99.1 percent of all laps he's attempted at the short track (10,308 laps of 10,403 total)

#99- Carl Edwards - Edwards has three top-five and eight top-10 finishes at Richmond. He has led 442 laps (fifth most of any active driver) and completed 96.5 percent (ninth most) of the laps he has attempted at the 0.75-mile D-shaped oval. His average starting position is 11.4 and his average finish is 14.8.

- Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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