Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Charlotte 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 20 starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  In those 20 starts, the driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet has accumulated two wins (2002, 2010), five top-five, eight top-10 finishes and led 238 laps.  He has an average start and finish position of 22.8 and 17.6, respectively.  His best start at the 1.5-mile oval was fifth in 2002. He has finished in the lead lap on 45% of his starts.

#2- Brad Keselowski - Keselowski will make his 7th Cup start this weekend at Charlotte. In 6 previous starts he has 1 pole, 1 top 5 and 1 top 10,his best finish being 5th in may of this year. He has led 10 laps with an average finish of 16.5.

#5- Kasey Kahne - Nearly every statistical category at Charlotte Motor Speedway ranks as a personal best for Kahne, who has competed in 17 Cup events at the 1.5-mile oval. Kahne’s four wins and nine top-10s are personal bests, while his seven top-five finishes are tied for first with Michigan International Speedway. Kahne has completed 96.7 percent of the laps he has attempted at Charlotte and has led a personal best 807 laps at the track. His 12.7 average finish at Charlotte ranks as his second-best among current tracks.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - Ambrose has had success in the past at Charlotte with fifth- and sixth-place finishes last season and a stellar performance earlier this year. The Australian native will be making his eighth career start at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. His best start (second) at the North Carolina track came earlier this season and his best finish (fifth) came in the 2011 fall race. Ambrose sits in 17th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings heading into this weekend's 500-mile event.

#10-David Reutimann - Reutimann has 10 starts to his credit at Charlotte with 1 win (May, 2009), 2 top 5's and 5 top 10's while having no DNF's

#14-Tony Stewart - The Charlotte 500 will mark Stewart’s 495th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. Stewart has one win, four top-threes, six top-fives, 12 top-10s and has led a total of 695 laps in his 27 point-paying Sprint Cup starts at Charlotte. His average start is 15.1, his average finish is 14.0 and he has a lap completion rate of 95.7 percent.

#15- Clint Bowyer - Bowyer will make his 14th NSCS start at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. In his previous 13 starts Bowyer one top-five and three top-10 finishes while leading 86 laps. He finished 13th in May. Bowyer averages a 18th place starting position and finish of 18th. 

#16- Greg Biffle - Biffle has 19 cup starts at Charlotte, scoring 4 top 5's and 7 top 10's. Biffle has led 366 laps at the track and has an average finish position of 17.053.

#17- Matt Kenseth - Kenseth has an average starting position of 18.2 and an average finishing position of 14.2 at Charlotte, and has achieved two wins, seven top-five, and 14 top-10 finishes at Charlotte in the Cup series.

#18- Kyle Busch - Busch has seven top-five and 10 top-10 finishes and has led a total of 793 laps in 17 career Sprint Cup starts at Charlotte. Busch’s average Charlotte finish is 15.9.

#22- Sam Hornish Jr. - In his six prior Sprint Cup starts at CMS, Hornish has a 22.8 average start and a 24.7 average finish. His 14th-place start in the May 2010 race and 13th-place finish in the May 2008 race rate as his best numbers to date. Hornish won the May 16, 2009 Sprint Showdown at CMS, leading the final 15 laps and emerging as the victor by 4.338 seconds over runner-up Jamie McMurray. In his career's four NASCAR Nationwide Series races at CMS entering Friday night's Dollar General 300, Hornish has an 8.0 average start and an 18.0 average finish. His fifth-place start and ninth-place finish in May's visit highlight his NNS numbers at CMS.

#24- Jeff Gordon - In 39 starts at the 1.5-mile North Carolina track, Gordon has five wins, eight poles, 16 top-fives and 21 top-10's. Charlotte Motor Speedway is also the site of several NASCAR Cup Series "firsts" for the 41-year-old: his first pole in October of 1993 and his first Cup Series victory in May of 1994

#27- Paul Menard - In his 11 previous starts at the Concord, N.C.-based facility, Menard has completed 95.2 percent of his laps (3,716 of 3,902). He has an average starting position of 21.5 and an average finishing position of 22.9. Menard made his best Sprint Cup Series start of fifth at the 1.5-mile speedway during the October 2010 event and claimed his best finish of eighth in May of that same year.

#29- Kevin Harvick - This weekend’s event at Charlotte Motor Speedway marks Harvick’s 425th career start in the Sprint Cup Series and 24th at the 1.5-mile track. Since 2001, the 36-year-old driver has collected one win (2011 Coca-Cola 600), two top-five and seven top-10 finishes. The Bakersfield, Calif., native maintains an average starting position of 19.3 coupled with an average finishing position of 18.1. Harvick has completed 7,953 of 8,184 (97.2 percent) of the laps contested and is credited with six laps led.

#31- Jeff Burton - This weekend’s event marks Burton’s 38th start at the 1.5-mile facility and his 649th-career Sprint Cup Series entry. Burton notched his last Sprint Cup Series victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October 2008. Throughout the years, he has amassed three wins, eight top-five and 15 top-10 finishes at the track, leading 435 laps.

#36- Dave Blaney - Blaney has made 24 Cup starts at Charlotte scoring 2 top 10's along with 6 DNF's. His best finish of 6th came in October of 2007 and he has an average finish of 26.5.

#39- Ryan Newman - The Charlotte 500 will mark Newman’s 399th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 24th career Sprint Cup start at Charlotte. Newman has nine poles, four top-five finishes and eight top-10s in 23 starts at the 1.5-mile oval.

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya - Montoya looks to make his 12th start this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  In his previous 11 starts he has led five laps and earned one top-10.  His best start and finish came in 2009 when he started eighth and came to the checkered in ninth.  The driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet has an average starting position of 26.6 and an average finishing position of 24.3 at the 1.5-mile oval.

#43- Aric Almirola - Aric Almirola has one Sprint Cup career start at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway and he remembers the view well - he was at the front of the pack.  This week the driver of the No. 43 Smithfield Ford returns to the track where he earned his first career pole in May in hopes of repeating the feat and more.

#48- Jimmie Johnson - Jimmie Johnson’s Charlotte Sprint Cup Race Notes of Interest:
Six wins (May 2003, May and October 2004, May and October 2005, and October 2009). Three poles (May 2002 and 2004, October 2009). 10 top-five finishes (45.5 percent) and 14 top-10s (63.6 percent) in 22 starts. Four DNFs (did not finish – October 2001, May 2008, May and October 2011).

#55- Mark Martin - In 55 Sprint Cup starts at Charlotte, Martin owns four victories and 18 top-5 finishes. He’s led 1,183 laps. He’s won two poles at Charlotte.  Mark Martin makes his 850th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr -  In 26 Cup starts at Charlotte, Earnhardt has recorded one pole position, five top-five finishes and 11 top-10s. He has completed 95.1 percent of all the laps he's attempted (8,865 laps of 9,318 total) at the 1.5-mile oval. Earnhardt has led a total of 324 laps there.

#99- Carl Edwards - Carl will make his 16th Cup start at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.  In his previous starts, Edwards has five top-five and nine top-10 finishes.  His average start is 18.2, and his average finish is 12.3.  Edwards has completed 99.0% of laps attempted at CMS. Of the 5319 laps Edwards has completed, he has led 98 of them.

- Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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