Crunching The Numbers: 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA

Bristol Motor Speedway hosts the Bass Pro Shops NRA (night race) this weekend; and with only three races left before the Playoffs begin, is there room for any more new faces? Tune in Sunday, August 19th @ 7:30pm (EST) on NBC to find out!

Bristol Motor Speedway Track Specs

  • Track Configuration: 0.533 Mile Oval
  • Scheduled Laps: 500 (266.5 miles)
    • Stage 1 End Lap: 125
    • Stage 2 End Lap: 250
  • Turns 1 – 4 banking: 24° –  30°
  • Frontstretch
    • Length: 650 feet
    • Banking: 4°-9°
  • Backstretch
    • Length: 650 feet
    • Banking: 4°-9°
  • Pit Road Speed: 30mph (maximum before speeding penalty is 35mph)

Bass Pro Shops NRA Trends of the Race

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

Trending of the past 5 Summer races:

  • Margin of Victory 0.767 seconds
  • 10 cautions
    • Lap 40 for the first caution
    • Lap 436 for the final caution (64 laps before the end)
  • 16 drivers on the lead lap

Trending of the past 10 Summer races:

  • Margin of Victory 0.893 seconds
  • 9 cautions
    • Lap 53 for the first caution
    • Lap 443 for the final caution (57 laps before the end)
  • 17 drivers on the lead lap

Bass Pro Shops NRA Pole Sitters

  • Pole winners have an average finish of 13.5
  • Average laps lead: 116.8 laps (23.4% of the race)
  • 23.4% of pole winners find their way to victory lane
  • Most laps led by a pole sitter is 415 (83.0% of the race) by Matt Kenseth in 2005
    • He went on to win that race

Bass Pro Shops NRA Winners

  • The average race winner’s starting position is 10.1
    • Dale Earnhardt Jr. started from P30 in 2004, the furthest back a race winner has started
    • The median starting position of the race winner is P6
    • The mode of race winner’s starting position is P5
  • 46.2% of the winners have come from starting in the top 5
  • 69.2% of the winners have come from starting in the top 10
  • Winning drivers have lead an average of 163.9 laps (32.8% of the race)
    • Fewest laps led by race winner: Kyle Busch led 68 laps (13.6% of the race) in 2009
    • Most laps led by a race winner: Matt Kenseth led 415 laps (83.0% of the race) in 2005
  • There have been 8 different race winners from 5 different teams since 2004
    • Matt Kenseth leads the field with 3 wins
    • Joe Gibbs Racing & Roush Fenway Racing lead the field with 4 wins a piece

Bass Pro Shops NRA Team & Manufacturer Statistics

Bass Pro Ships NRA Predictions & Analysis

Ashley Hobbs

Birthday: 9 March 1989 (so I do not have to update my age each year)
Location: Florida (Jersey native, born and raised)

What better way to combine 2 of my favorite things, NASCAR and statistics, than providing y'all with an analytical report each weekend during the NASCAR season.

When I am not crunching the numbers, I spend time with my hubby, 3 black cats (Ninja, Daytona, and Chronos), and I watch too much TV, especially Doctor Who. Why yes, I am a geek and proud! So join forces with me and follow my weekly Crunching The Numbers segment. Who knows, I may surprise you!

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