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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Duck Commander 500

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  • Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas going into the Duck Commander 500 on April 6 at 3 p.m. ET (FOX, PRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
     
    TEXAS-SPECIFIC STATISTICS
     
    Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M/Give Kids A Smile Ford)
     
    • Two wins, eight top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
    • Average finish of 15.1
    • Average Running Position of 12.3, seventh-best
    • Driver Rating of 101.8, third-best
    • 465 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
    • 1,194 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 173.396 mph, third-fastest
    • 4,457 Laps in the Top 15 (74.0%), fourth-most
    • Series-high 742 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green)
     
    Clint Bowyer (No. 15 Willie’s Duck Diner Toyota)
     
    • Three top fives, nine top 10s
    • Average finish of 12.8
    • Average Running Position of 12.6, eighth-best
    • Driver Rating of 92.3, ninth-best
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 173.094 mph, eighth-fastest
     
    Kurt Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet)
     
    • One win, three top fives, 12 top 10s
    • Average finish of 15.3
    • Driver Rating of 88.0, 12th-best
    • 191 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
    • 1,372 Green Flag Passes, third-most
    • 578 Quality Passes, 12th-most
     
    Kyle Busch (No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota)
     
    • One win, six top fives, seven top 10s; one pole
    • Average finish of 14.0
    • Average Running Position of 11.0, fourth-best
    • Driver Rating of 101.6, fourth-best
    • 331 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 173.452 mph, second-fastest
    • 4,158 Laps in the Top 15 (73.1%), sixth-most
    • 597 Quality Passes, 10th-most
     
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet)
     
    • One win, four top fives, 13 top 10s; two poles
    • Average finish of 13.7
    • Average Running Position of 11.5, fifth-best
    • Driver Rating of 93.8, seventh-best
    • 216 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
    • 1,343 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 173.134 mph, seventh-fastest
    • 4,624 Laps in the Top 15 (76.8%), third-most
    • 736 Quality Passes, second-most
     
    Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford)
     
    • Three wins, six top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
    • Average finish of 15.6
    • Average Running Position of 12.3, sixth-best
    • Driver Rating of 97.5, sixth-best
    • 358 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
    • 1,164 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 173.320 mph, fourth-fastest
    • 4,425 Laps in the Top 15 (73.5%), fifth-most
    • 703 Quality Passes, fourth-most
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    Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Axalta/Texas A&M School of Engineering Chevrolet)
     
    • One win, eight top fives, 11 top 10s; two poles
    • Average finish of 17.8
    • Average Running Position of 14.5, 11th-best
    • Driver Rating of 90.6, 10th-best
    • 307 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 172.965 mph, 11th-fastest
    • 3,727 Laps in the Top 15 (61.9%), eighth-most
    • 629 Quality Passes, ninth-most
     
    Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota)
     
    • Two wins, five top fives, nine top 10s
    • Average finish of 10.7
    • Average Running Position of 12.7, ninth-best
    • Driver Rating of 93.3, eighth-best
    • 167 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
    • 1,301 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 172.998 mph, 10th-fastest
    • 3,596 Laps in the Top 15 (67.2%), 12th-most
    • 696 Quality Passes, fifth-most
     
    Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's “Spring is Calling” Chevrolet)
     
    • Three wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole
    • Average finish of 8.7
    • Average Running Position of 10.3, second-best
    • Driver Rating of 106.4, second-best
    • Series-high 488 Fastest Laps Run
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 173.319 mph, fifth-fastest
    • 4,660 Laps in the Top 15 (77.4%), second-most
    • 681 Quality Passes, sixth-most
     
    Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota)
     
    • Two wins, 13 top fives, 16 top 10s
    • Average finish of 8.3
    • Series-best Average Running Position of 9.0
    • Series-best Driver Rating of 107.2
    • 350 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
    • 1,360 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
    • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 173.482 mph
    • Series-high 4,827 Laps in the Top 15 (80.1%)
    • 709 Quality Passes, third-most
     
    Tony Stewart (No. 14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet)
     
    • Two wins, six top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
    • Average finish of 13.1
    • Average Running Position of 10.8, third-best
    • Driver Rating of 99.1, fifth-best
    • 344 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 173.180 mph, sixth-fastest
    • 4,023 Laps in the Top 15 (70.7%), seventh-most
    • 596 Quality Passes, 11th-most
     
    Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet)
     
    • Two top fives, eight top 10s; two poles
    • Average finish of 15.0
    • Average Running Position of 13.7, 10th-best
    • Driver Rating of 89.1, 11th-best
    • 1,164 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 173.017 mph, ninth-fastest
    • 3,605 Laps in the Top 15 (63.4%), 11th-most

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