Crunching The Numbers: Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Round 1: Complete
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Round 2:
Charlotte: Saturday, 10/8/16 @ 6:45pm (EST) on NBC/Sunday, 10/9/16 @ 12pm (EST) on NBC and NBCSN
Kansas: Sunday, 10/16/16 @ 2pm (EST) on NBC
Talladega: Sunday, 10/23/16 @ 2pm (EST) on NBCSN

Charlotte Motor Speedway Track Specs

  • Track Configuration: 1.5 Mile Quad-Oval
    • Scheduled Laps: 334 (501 miles)
  • Turns 1 – 4 banking: 24°
  • Frontstretch
    • Length: 1,952.8 feet
    • Banking: 5°
  • Backstretch
    • Length: 1,360 feet
    • Banking: 5°

Trends of the Race

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  • Overtime: 2007
  • Caution Finishes: 0 times
  • Rain Shortened: 0 times

Trending of the past 5 races:

  • Margin of Victory 0.736 seconds
  • 7 cautions
    • Lap 29 for the first caution
    • Lap 284 for the final caution
  • 14 drivers on the lead lap

Past Charlotte Motor Speedway Pole Sitters

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  • Pole winners have an average finish of 17.33
  • Average laps lead: 54.83 laps (16.42% of the scheduled 334 laps)
  • A chase driver has won the pole every year since 2008

 

Past Charlotte Motor Speedway Winners

  • The average race winner’s starting position is 7.42
    • Jamie McMurray won in 2010 from starting P27, which is the furthest back a race winner has started
    • A Chase driver has won this race 10 out of the past 12 years
  • 8.33% of pole winners have gone on to win the race
    • Jimmie Johnson: 2009
  • 66.67% of the winners have come from starting in the top 5
  • 83.33% of the winners have come from starting in the top 10
  • Winning drivers have lead an average of 78.67 laps (23.55% of the scheduled 334 lap race)
    • Fewest laps led by race winner: Brad Keselowski led 11 laps (3.29% of the race) in 2013
    • Most laps led by a race winner: Joey Logano led 227 laps (67.96% of the race) in 2015
  • There have been 10 different race winners from 8 different teams since 2004
    • Jimmie Johnson leads the [active] field with 3 wins
    • Hendrick Motorsports lead the field with 4 wins

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Team & Manufacturer Stats

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Charlotte Motor Speedway Predictions & Analysis

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Last Year, Joey Logano came out swinging at Charlotte. He won all 3 races in round 2, but he also made an enemy along the way. This year, Logano has been fairly quiet on the winning front, so you can bet he is hoping to getting back to his winning ways again.

2016 Chase Drivers’ Stats

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Sadly, the Chase hopes for retiring Tony Stewart, surprise Chase contender Chris Buescher, and teammates Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson came to an end after Dover. The Chip Ganassi Racing duo dealt with problems all day and they could not over come them; Tony Stewart and Chris Buscher were fairly quiet in the first round and just did not have the speed. However, they still have a shot to finish as high as fifth in the points after Homestead. Heading into Round 2, the favorite has to be Martin Truex Jr., how won 2 out of the 3 races and had the best average finish of the group. Kevin Harvick won 1 race, and that win is probably what kept him alive; he cannot repeat that in round 2 – he must find speed.

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