By the Numbers: Federated Auto Parts 400by Kyle Pokrefky September 12, 2015 0 comments
RICHMOND, Va. — One race to the Chase cutoff and it’s go time for those outside of the Chase grid as the regular season wraps up with the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
For the drivers on the outside looking in stuck in a must-win situation, punching their ticket into Chase via win may be a tough feat to accomplish considering the drivers in the field that are strong at Richmond are already locked into the Chase. However, with five different winners in the Federated Auto Parts 400 in the last five years, anything is certainly possible.
Entering the Federated Auto Parts 400, here is this week’s ‘By the Numbers’ breaking down various stats entering tonight’s 400-lap race.
0 – Number of Federated Auto Parts 400 that have been extended into ‘overtime’ since the implementation of the green-white-checkered rule.
4 – Number of wins at Richmond International Raceway by Kyle Busch, making Busch the winningest driver of active drivers at the track.
5 – Different drivers have won the last five Federated Auto Parts 400s – Brad Keselowski 2014, Carl Edwards 2013, Clint Bowyer 2012, Kevin Harvick 2011, Denny Hamlin 2010.
7.4 – Average finish at Richmond International Raceway of Kyle Busch, the lowest of all active drivers.
8.8 – Average number of cautions in the last 10 runnings of the Federated Auto Parts 400.
13 – Number of wins Richard Petty has at Richmond International Raceway, the most of all-time.
15.1 – Average number of lead changes per race in the last 10 runnings of the Federated Auto Parts 400.
29 – The gap in points between 16th Chase seed, Clint Bowyer, and the first driver outside of the cutoff, Aric Almirola.
36 – Number of victories at Richmond International Raceway by Chevrolet, the most of all active manufacturers and of all-time.
45 – Starts at Richmond International Raceway that Jeff Gordon has made, the most of all active drivers.
110.9 – Driver rating at Richmond International Raceway in races from 2005-to-2015 of Kevin Harvick. Harvick has the highest driver rating in this span of all active drivers.
16,862 – Number of laps that Jeff Gordon has completed around Richmond International Raceway, the most of all active drivers.
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