Wednesday, July 3, 2013

NASCAR Driver Statistics - Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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 McMirray - McMurray has made 21 career NSCS starts at the 2.5 mile high-banked tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway.  He has four top-10, three top-five and two victories at the famed “World Center of Racing”, including the 2010 Daytona 500.  McMurray has completed 3375 of a possible 3705 (91.9%) laps of completion.  His best start was sixth (2006) and best finish of first-place twice (July 2007 and February 2010).

#2- Brad Keselowski - Keselowski has 8 starts at Daytona in thr Cup Series with 1 top 5, 2 top 10's and 3 DNF's. His best finish was 4th place in this years Daytona 500. Brad has led 24 laps at the track and has an average start of 22.125 and an average finish of 22.250.

#5- Kasey Kahne -  In the first 17 Sprint Cup races this season, Kahne ranks first with 521 of the fastest laps run and fastest speed in traffic (6.235 average ranking). He ranks third in green-flag speed (5.846 average ranking) and in fastest drivers early in a run (7.00). His 100.1 driver rating is fourth-best as are his 400 laps led and his ranking among fastest drivers late in a run (7.308). The driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet SS has scored seven top-10 results in the last 15 Sprint Cup races. His average start in 17 starts is 9.2, and his average finish is 16.5.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - In his five-year Sprint Cup Series career, Ambrose has nine starts at the famed Daytona track. He posted his best finish of sixth in the summer event in 2009. The No. 9 Crew Chief Drew Blickensderfer is no stranger to victory lane at the Florida superspeedway. Blickensderfer has two wins under his belt. He visited victory lane for the 2009 Daytona 500 with Matt Kenseth and 2011 Coke Zero 400 with David Ragan. In his eight starts as crew chief, he has four top-fives, six top-10s and an average finish of 7.1.

#10-Danica Patrick - The Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway will mark Danica Patrick’s 28th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and her third at Daytona. She has yet to make more than two Sprint Cup starts at any track on schedule. Patrick has started six NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Daytona with a best finish of 10th in July 2011. She won the pole for the February 2012 race. The eighth-place Daytona 500 finish is Patrick’s best Sprint Cup finish to date.

#14-Tony Stewart - · Stewart has one pole, four wins, six top-threes, eight top-fives, 13 top-10's and has led a total of 665 laps in his 29 career, point-paying Sprint Cup starts at Daytona. His average Daytona start is 11.6, his average Daytona finish is 17.0, and he has a lap completion rate of 90.9 percent. All four of Stewart’s points-paying Sprint Cup wins at Daytona have come in the Coke Zero 400 (2005, 2006, 2009 and 2012).

#15- Clint Bowyer - Bowyer has 15 Cup Series starts at Daytona, scoring 2 top 5's, 6 top 10's and 2 DNF's. His best finish was 4th most recently at the Daytona 500 in 2010. Boyer has an average start of 19.000, an average finish of 15.467 and he has led 150 laps.

#16- Greg Biffle - Biffle has 21 starts at Daytona, earning one win, three top-five and six top-10 finishes. July 2003 – Biffle earns first Sprint Cup victory at Daytona. February 2004 – Biffle earns first career pole position for the Daytona 500. February 2012 – Biffle is part of the Daytona 500 all-Ford starting row with a second-place qualifying effort.

#17- Ricky Stenhouse Jr - Stenhouse has 2 previous Cup starts at Daytona, his best finish was 12th in this years Daytona 500. Stenhouse has six Nationwide career starts, earning two top-five and three top-10 finishes.

#18- Kyle Busch - Busch has one win, five top-five finishes and six top-10s, and has led a total of 281 laps in 17 career points-paying Sprint Cup starts at Daytona. His average Daytona finish is 18.9

#20- Matt Kenseth -  In 27 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Daytona, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 17.0, has completed 4,378 of 4,785 (91.5 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 308 laps. He has earned two wins, six top-five and 13 top-10 finishes at the 2.5-mile track. Kenseth earned the pole and went on to finish third in 2012’s Coke Zero 400.

#22- Joey Logano - Joey Logano has 9 Cup starts at daytona and has earned 2 top 5's, 3 top 10's and suffered 2 DNF's. Logano scored his best finish of 3rd place July of 2011. He has and average start of 21.000 and an average finish of  18.778 and has led 5 laps.

#24- Jeff Gordon - Overall, Gordon has six victories, three pole positions, 12 top-five finishes and 19 top-10s in 41 starts at the 2.5-mile track. But a lot has changed during the course of his 21-year career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

#27- Paul Menard -  Menard has 12 starts at Daytona International Speedway. His best start of first came in 2008 and best finish of sixth came in 2012. The Wisconsin native has completed 2,133 of 2,148 laps attempted (99.3 percent) at the famed superspeedway, leading 38 of them. 

#29- Kevin Harvick - Since 2001, Harvick has made 24 starts at the 2.5-mile tri-oval, winning two point-paying events (2007 Daytona 500 and July 2010). The California racer has also collected two pole awards (July 2002 and July 2010), five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, has completed 90.3 percent (3,815 of 4,225) laps contested and is credited with 178 laps led. 

#31- Jeff Burton - Burton's has 39 starts at Daytona International Speedway with one win (July 2000), nine top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. Burton also scored the pole position for the 2006 Daytona 500 and has led 145 laps at the historic 2.5-mile superspeedway. In addition, he has a trophy from the 2011 Duel 150 qualifying race on his mantle.

#34- David Ragan - The 27-year-old driver has been to Victory Lane at Daytona before, too, earning his first Sprint Cup Series win at the Coke Zero 400 in July 2011. He has 13 total starts at the track, with one win, three top-fives and four top-10s.

#38- David Gilliland - In 10 Cup career starts, Gilliland has a pole position, one top-five and two top-10 finishes at the 2.5-mile super speedway.

#39- Ryan Newman - The Coke Zero 400 will mark Newman’s 24th career Sprint Cup start at Daytona International Speedway. Newman has one win (February 2008), three poles, four top-five finishes and five top-10s in 23 career Sprint Cup starts at the 2.5-mile 
super speedway. Additionally, the 35-year-old from South Bend, Ind., has led 101 laps, has an average starting position of 20.1 and an average finish of 20.3 at the “World Center of Racing.” 

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya -  Montoya has 13 NSCS career starts at DIS which includes four top-10 finishes. His average starting and finishing position is 19.3 and 23.0, respectively. He has completed 2192 out of the 2350 possible laps at the superspeedway (93.3%). His best start was seventh (Daytona 500 this year) and best finish of sixth (February 2011).

#43- Aric Almirola - Almirola will make his ninth start, fifth in Cup, at his ‘home track’ this weekend. In his four Cup starts, he tallied a best finish of 13th earlier this season in the Daytona 500, and in four Nationwide starts, he posted one top-10 finish and won a pole.

#47- Bobby Labonte - Bobby Labonte has six top-five, 10 top-10 finishes and has led 70 laps at Daytona International Speedway in 41 starts. The 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion also scored two pole awards in 1998 along with capturing his best finish of second-place in both February and October events at the track that year.

#48- Jimmie Johnson - Johnson’s Daytona Quick Stats: Two wins (February 2006 and 2013). Two poles (February 2002 and 2008). Seven top-five finishes (30.4 percent) and 10 top-10s (43.5 percent) in 23 starts. Average start of 9.6. Ranks as one of the five worst tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit for Johnson with an average finish is 18.2. Completed 3,736 of 4,065 laps (91.9 percent) and led 77. Sprint Cup’s eighth-best driver rating (85.3 average of a possible 150 points). 

#55- Michael Waltrip - Waltrip has made 76 point series starts at Daytona International Speedway in NASCAR’s three top-series. The Owensboro, Ky., native has captured four wins at the 2.5 mile tri-oval including two Daytona 500 victories. He has also scored 12 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes. 

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr - In 27 Sprint Cup starts at Daytona, Earnhardt has recorded two wins, 10 top-five finishes, 15 top-10s and has led 396 laps. Earnhardt notched his first pole position at the 2.5-mile super speedway during 2011 Daytona 500 qualifying. He averages a starting position of 11.1 and an average finish of 14th in points-paying events at Daytona. Earnhardt has finished all but three Cup events at the 2.5-mile super speedway.

#99- Carl Edwards -  In 17 NSCS starts at DIS, Edwards has achieved four top-five and eight top-10 finishes. Edwards’ best finish at Daytona is second place, captured in 2011 at the Daytona 500 and in July of 2008. Edwards has completed (93.2%) of the laps he has attempted at Daytona and has led only four laps.  He has an average start of 17.4 and an average finish of 17.5. 

- Reported in Team News/Press Release

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