Quaker State 400 Fast Facts
Despite Kentucky Speedway being a relatively new track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Circuit, it has produced some amazing statistics.
Since 2011, the average amount of lead changes has been 14.6. There have been on average 7.4 cautions for 36.2 laps. An average green flag run is about 27.5 laps.
Team Chevy currently has no victories at Kentucky. Toyota leads with three wins, and Dodge and Ford have one win.
In order to win at Kentucky, starting in the top-10 is crucial. The Quaker State 400 has an 80% advantage of winning if the driver starts in the top-10. 40% of the races have been won from a driver who started in the top five. Matt Kenseth, who won in 2013, holds the worst starting spot for a race winner when he qualified 16th.
Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske are the dominant teams in Kentucky Joe Gibbs Racing has three wins and Team Penske has two.
In all five of the races, Kyle Busch has an average finish of 3.8, followed, by, Matt Kenseth (4.6), Jimmie Johnson (7.4), Brad Keselowski (9.6), and Joey Logano (10.2).
Michael McDowell has the worst finish at Kentucky with an average finish of 39, followed by, Josh Wise (37), David Gilliland (29.2), Landon Cassia (28.8), and Brian Vickers (28).
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