Thursday, October 4, 2012

Talladega 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 NSCS starts at Talladega, earning one win (2009), five top-five, six top-10 finishes and eight top-15 finishes. He has completed 3,466 laps out of a possible 3,795 or 91.3 percent, and has led 183 laps. McMurray’s average start at Talladega is 20.6 and his average finish is 19.4. His best finish was first in 2009.

#2- Brad Keselowski - Keselowski has 7 starts at Talladega in the Cup series, scoring 2 wins, 3 top 5's, 5 top 10's and only 1 DNF. Brad's most recent win came in May of this year. On Friday night, Keselowski will be inducted into the Talladega Walk of Fame, along with inactive driver Bill Rexford. The induction ceremony is open to the public and will take place at the Davey Allison Memorial Park in Talladega, Ala. At 7 pm. 

#5- Kasey Kahne -  In 17 Sprint Cup starts at Talladega Superspeedway, Kahne has recorded three top-five finishes and four top-10s. He has led 40 laps at the high-banked oval. Kahne recorded a fourth-place result in the May event at the Alabama oval and finished sixth in this race one year ago.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - Ambrose will be making his eighth career start at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. He has 1 top 5 and 1 top 10. The Australian native's best start (third) at the Alabama track came earlier this season and his best finish (fourth) came in the 2009. Ambrose sits in 17th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings heading into this weekend's 500-mile race.

#10-David Reutimann - Reutimann has made 11 Cup starts at Talladega scoring one top 5 and one top 10, a 4th place finish in October of 2010. He has led 27 laps at the super speedway.

#14-Tony Stewart - Stewart has one win, six second-place finishes, nine top-fives, 13 top-10s and has led a total of 316 laps in his 27 career Sprint Cup starts at Talladega. His average start is 17.0, his average finish is 15.5 and he has a lap completion rate of 97.7 percent.

#15- Clint Bowyer -  Bowyer will make his 14th NSCS start at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. In his previous 13 starts Bowyer has two wins, four top-five and seven top-10 finishes while leading 88 laps. He finished sixth in June. Bowyer averages a 20th place starting position and finish of 16th.

#16- Greg Biffle - Biffle has 19 cup starts at Talladega and has tallied 2 top 5's, 4 top 10's and  5 DNF's. Biffle's best 4th place finish came in november of 2009. he has led 44 laps at the track and has an average finish of 19.737.

#17- Matt Kenseth -  In 25 Cup starts at Talladega, Kenseth has completed 4,442 of 4,735 laps (93.8 percent) and led for 261 laps.  Kenseth has an average starting position of 21.7 and an average finishing position of 18.6 at Talladega.  Kenseth has achieved four top-five and seven top-10 finishes at Talladega in the Cup series.

#18- Kyle Busch - Busch has tallied one win, two top-five and three top-10 finishes and has led a total of 140 laps in 15 career Sprint Cup starts at Talladega. Busch’s average Talladega finish is 23.3. 

#24- Jeff Gordon - Along with six victories, Gordon has three poles, 14 top-five finishes and 18 top-10s in 39 starts at the 2.66-mile track. He also has paced the field for 832 laps

#27- Paul Menard -   In 12 starts at Talladega Superspeedway, Menard has earned one top-five and six top-15 finishes, completed 81.7 percent of his laps (1,865 of 2,283) and led for 28 circuits. He has an average starting position of 20.1 and an average finishing position of 22.1. His best finish of second was recorded in his October 2008 visit to the 2.66-mile race track. Menard recorded his best start of fifth on two occasions: October 2008 and April 2011. He also earned one pole award (April 2005) in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and one win (September 2003) in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. 

#29- Kevin Harvick - This weekend’s event at Dover International Speedway marks Harvick’s 424th career start in the Sprint Cup Series and 24th at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. Since 2001, the 36-year-old driver has collected one win (April 2010), one pole award (May 2005), six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. The Bakersfield, Calif., native maintains a 22nd-place average starting position, coupled with an average finishing position of 15.6, has completed 97.7 percent (4,257 of 4,359) of laps contested and is credited with 143 laps led.

#31- Jeff Burton - The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 marks Burton’s 38th start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway and 649th-career Sprint Cup Series entry. He earned five top-five and 15 top-10 finishes along with 150 laps led at the historic track. He leads all drivers entered for the 500-mile event with a Driver Rating of 90.7, has the most Green Flag Passes with 5,839 (4,048 of those passes coming while running in the top 15), theseventh-best Average Running Position (15.871) and has spent 1,676 Laps In The Top 15, ranking him fourth.

#39- Ryan Newman - The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 will mark Newman’s 398
th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start his 22nd Sprint Cup start at Talladega Superspeedway. Newman has four top-fives and seven top-10s in 21 starts at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya -  In his NSCS career, Montoya has made 11 starts at Talladega. Montoya has won two poles at Talladega (2009, 2010) three top-fives and three top-tens. He has completed 2,010 laps out of a possible 2,095 laps, or 95.9 percent, and has led 60 laps. Montoya’s average start at Talladega is 14.2, while his average finish is 18.5

#43- Aric Almirola -  In his five Sprint Cup starts at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, Almirola's top finish (12th) and top qualifying effort (fourth) came in May this season.

#47- Bobby Labonte -  It has been feast or famine for 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion driver Bobby Labonte, who has one win from the pole (4/26/98), six top-five, 13 top-10 finishes and has led 154 laps at the 2.66 tri-oval.

#48- Jimmie Johnson - Two wins (May 2006 and April 2011).  Four poles (April and October 2002, October 2009 and April 2010). Five top-five finishes (23.8 percent) and nine top-10s (42.9 percent) in 21 starts.  Eight DNFs (did not finish – October 2002, 2003 and 2004, April 2005, October 2006, April 2009, 2010 and 2012). Average start of 9.9 and average finish of 17.7.

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr -  In 25 Cup starts at Talladega, Earnhardt has recorded five wins, nine top-five finishes and 13 top-10s. He scored a record-setting four consecutive wins at the 2.66-mile superspeedway from October 2001 to April 2003.

#99- Carl Edwards - In his previous 16 starts at Talladega, Edwards has one top-five and four top-10 finishes. Edwards’ average start at Talladega is 15.4, his average finish is 20.9. Edwards has completed 88 percent of his laps attempted at Talladega, and led 25 laps.

- Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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