Crunching The Numbers: Consumers Energy 400 at MIS

Kyle Larson wins the 2017 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) gets two summer races about 8 weeks apart. This August race, Consumers Energy 400, will hopefully run the distance that was not run in the June FireKeepers 400 race.

Michigan International Speedway Track Specs

  • Track Configuration: 2 Mile D-Shaped Oval
  • Scheduled Laps: 200 (400 miles)
    • Stage 1 End Lap: 60
    • Stage 2 End Lap: 120
  • Turns 1-4 banking: 18°
  • Frontstretch
    • Length: 3,600 feet
    • Banking: 12°
  • Backstretch
    • Length: 2,242 feet
    • Banking: 5°

Consumers Energy 400 Trends of the Race

Consumers Energy 400/Michigan International Speedway Trends of the Race

  • Overtime: 4 (2007, 2011, 2012, & 2017)
  • Caution Finishes: 0
  • Rain Shortened: 0
  • 2017 Pure Michigan 400 Winners
    • Stage 1 Winner: Brad Keselowski
      • Finished P1
    • Stage 2 Winner: Martin Truex Jr.
      • Finished P6
    • Race Winner: Kyle Larson
      • Stage 1: P9
      • Stage 2: P8

Trending of the past 5 Consumers Energy 400 races:

  • Margin of Victory 1.188 seconds
  • 7 cautions
    • First Caution: Lap 19
    • Final Caution: Lap 185 (15 laps to go)
  • 22 drivers on the lead lap

Trending of the past 10 Consumers Energy 400 races:

  • Margin of Victory 1.101 seconds
  • 7 cautions
    • First Caution: Lap 19
    • Final Caution: Lap 170 (30 laps to go)
  • 23 drivers on the lead lap

Consumers Energy 400 Pole Sitters

Consumers Energy 400 Pole Winner Stats

  • Pole winners have an average Consumer Energy 400 finish of 16.1
  • 28.6% of pole winners find their way to victory lane
  • Average laps lead: 42.9 laps (21.5% of the race)
  • Most laps led by a pole sitter is 146 (76.0% of the race) by Matt Kenseth in 2015
    • He went on to win that race

Consumers Energy 400 Winners

Consumers Energy 400 Race Winner Stats

  • The average Consumer Energy 400 winner’s starting position is 10.2
    • Carl Edwards (driving for Roush Fenway Racing) started from P27 in 2008, the furthest back a race winner has started
    • The median starting position of the race winner is 10
    • The mode of race winner’s starting position is P1
  • 35.7% of winners have come from starting in the top 5
  • 50.0% of winners have come from starting in the top 10
  • Winning Consumer Energy 400 drivers have led an average of 53.0 laps (26.5% of the race)
    • Fewest laps led by race winner: Kyle Larson (Driving for Chip Ganassi Racing w/ Felix Sabates) led 2 laps (1.0% of the race) in 2017
    • Most laps led by a race winner: Matt Kenseth (driving for Joe Gibbs Racing) led 146 laps (73.0% of the race) in 2015
  • There have been 11 different Consumer Energy 400 winners from 8 different teams since 2004
    • Kyle Larson leads the field with 2 wins
    • Roush Fenway Racing leads the field with 4 wins
  • Fun Fact
    • No driver had been a back-to-back Consumers Energy 400 winner until Kyle Larson

Consumers Energy 400 Team & Manufacturer Statistics

Consumers Energy 400 Team Statistics

Consumers Energy 400 Manufacturer Statistics

 

 

Consumers Energy 400 Manufacturer WinsWell, it took Chevrolet 21 races to get back to victory lane this year, but it finally happened; and it finally happened for fan favorite Chase Elliott. But, does that mean tides could be turning? Michigan International Speedway is a fast track, and Ford and Toyota have definitely had the speed this season. They consumed 80% of the top 10 earlier this year; can they do it again in the Consumers Energy 400?

 

Consumers Energy 400 Predictions

Consumers Energy 400 Predictions

The story all weekend will be around Kyle Larson and his love for these extremely fast tracks. This track suits his style of racing, but it also favors Chase Elliott, who is fresh off his first victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series!!!

Consumers Energy 400 Past Performances

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