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Statistical Advance: Shootout At Daytona




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February 13, 2012

 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2012) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing returns to the track Saturday night with the Shootout at Daytona. A total of 25 drivers are entered in the annual preseason, non-points race at Daytona International Speedway.
 
Following is a shootout-specific rundown of this year’s eligible drivers.
 
Eligible Drivers Performance
 
AJ Allmendinger                                                                                 
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2009     5          18         44         78                                 Running
 
Marcos Ambrose                                                                                 
None
 
Greg Biffle                                                                               
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2005     5          2          16         70         1          44         Running
2007     13         5          16         70                                 Running
2008     20         17         16         48                                Accident
2009     17         26         16         72                                Accident
2010     15         5          16         74         2          5          Accident          
2011     5          11         16         75                                  Running           
 
Clint Bowyer                                                                           
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2008     14         21         07         70                                 Running
2011     9          7          33         75         2          4             Running
 
Jeff Burton                                                                              
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
1997     14         9          99         20                                 Running
2001     5          16         99         70                                 Running
2007     9          12         31         70                                 Running
2009     24         23         31         32                                Accident
2010     12         7          31         76                                 Running
2011     8          15         31         75         9          32         Running
 
Kurt Busch                                                                              
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2002     14         1          97         70         1          3          Running
2003     11         3          97         70         1          11         Running
2005     6          6          97         70                                 Running
2007     3          19         2          70         2          6          Running
2008     18         1          2          70                                 Running
2009     9          12         2          78                                 Running
2010     23         22         2          32                                Accident
2011     1          17         22         75         3          3          Running
 
Kyle Busch                                                                              
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2006     15         14         5          72         2          4          Running
2007     7          6          5          70         3          39          Running
2009     10         10         18         78         2          6          Running
2010     4          17         18         76                                 Running
2011     16         21         18         41         2          2          Accident
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr.                                                                               
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2001     6          10         8          70                                 Running
2002     2          16         8          70         1          20         Running
2003     1          19         8          70         4          13         Running
2004     2          19         8          70                                 Running
2005     7          12         8          70                                 Running
2006     2          19         8          72         1          1           Running
2007     14         17         8          70                                 Running
2008     1          7          88         70         7          47          Running
2009     18         9          88         64         4          23         Accident
2010     11         11         88         76                                 Running
2011     19         1          88         27         3          4           Accident
 
Carl Edwards                                                                          
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2006     16         11         99         71                                 Running
2008     12         20         99         70         1          1          Running
2009     7          11         99         78         2          11          Running
2010     17         1          99         74         2          42         Accident
2011     21         3          99         33                                  Accident
 
Jeff Gordon                                                                             
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status             
1994     1          6          24         20         1          2          Running
1995     4          5          24         20                                 Running
1996     9          7          24         20                                 Running
1997     1          3          24         20                                 Running
1998     14         5          24         25                                Engine
1999     15         8          24         25                                Running
2000     2          6          24         25                                 Running
2001     11         6          24         70                                 Running
2002     3          22         24         70                                Running
2003     2          18         24         70         2          31        Running
2004     5          2          24         70         2          16         Running
2005     3          11         24         70                                 Running
2006     19         10         24         23                                Accident
2007     21         11         24         31                                Electrical
2008     4          22         24         70         1          1          Running
2009     4          28         24         78         2          2          Running
2010     6          23         24         76                                 Running
2011     6          12         24         75         1          1           Running
 
Denny Hamlin                                                                         
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2006     1          15         11         72         3          16         Running
2007     17         21         11         70                                 Running
2008     9          12         11         70                                 Running
2009     13         5          11         78         2          4           Running
2010     5          24         11         76                                  Running
2011     12         4          11         75                                  Running
 
Kevin Harvick                                                                          
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2003     9          16         29         70                                 Running
2004     3          5          29         70         2          10         Running
2006     20         18         29         15                                Engine
2007     5          20         29         70         2          11         Running
2009     1          27         29         78         1          1          Running
2010     1          2          29         76         5          21         Running
2011     7          18         29         75                                 Running
 
Jimmie Johnson                                                                                 
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2003     7          2          48         70         1          4          Running
2004     9          17         48         70                                 Running
2005     1          17         48         70         1          16         Running
2006     5          2          48         72         3          12          Running
2007     4          8          48         70                                  Running
2008     3          18         48         70                                 Running
2009     14         21         48         77         1          2          Accident
2010     13         16         48         76                                 Running
2011     4          23         48         75         2          7           Running
 
Kasey Kahne                                                                           
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2005     9          13         9          70                                 Running
2006     18         5          9          35                                 Accident
2007     15         15         9          70                                 Running
2008     10         8          9          70                                 Running
2009     6          14         9          78         1          2          Running
2010     2          19         9          76                                 Running
2011     24         5          4          7                                   Engine
 
Matt Kenseth                                                                           
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2003     3          5          17         70         3          6          Running
2006     6          16         17         72                                Running
2009     8          25         17         78         1          1         Running
2010     16         8          17         74                                Accident
2011     13         19         17         74                                Running
 
Brad Keselowski                                                                                 
None
 
Joey Logano                                                                           
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2009     28         19         20         3                                  Accident
2010     7          21         20         76                                 Running
2011     18         22         20         27                                 Accident
 
Jamie McMurray                                                                                  
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2004     17         3          42         69         2          8          Accident
2006     8          17         26         72         1          1          Running
2008     22         4          26         24                                Accident
2009     2          15         26         78         4          16        Running
2010     3          9          1          76         2          2           Running
2011     2          14         1          75                                 Running
 
Paul Menard
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2009     12         1          27         62         1          2          Running
 
Juan Pablo Montoya                                                                           
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2010     10         20         42         76                                 Running
2011     20         13         42         27                                 Accident
 
Ryan Newman                                                                         
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2002     15         8          12         70                                 Running
2003     4          15         12         70                                 Running
2004     16         16         12         69         1          4          Accident
2005     2          7          12         70         1          4           Running
2006     17         7          12         68                                 Accident
2007     20         9          12         46                                 Engine
2008     17         23         12         70                                Running
2010     19         4          39         74                                 Accident
2011     3          8          39         75         3          18          Running
 
David Ragan                                                                            
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2009     26         16         6          3                                  Accident
 
Tony Stewart                                                                           
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2000     4          3          20         25                                 Running
2001     1          7          20         70                                 Running
2002     1          3          20         70         2          31         Running
2003     15         12         20         70                                Running
2004     7          18         20         70                                 Running
2005     4          8          20         70                                  Running
2006     3          3          20         72         3          7           Running
2007     1          14         20         70         2          11         Running
2008     2          10         20         70         2          9          Running
2009     3          6          14         78         1          4           Running
2010     9          13         14         76         2          6          Running
2011     11         2          14         75         3          4           Running
 
Martin Truex Jr.
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
2008     21         9          1          47                                 Accident
 
Michael Waltrip                                                                                   
                                                            Times   Laps    
Year     Fin       St         Car       Laps     Led      Led      Status
1992     8          14         30         20                                 Running
2006     11         21         55         72         1          11         Running
2008     11         3          55         70         2          2           Running
2009     22         17         55         43                                Accident
2010     21         15         51         69                                Accident
2011     15         10         15         47                                 Accident
Shootout at Daytona Tidbits
·         The number of participants has ranged from a low of seven in 1981 to a high of 28 in 2009 (25 are entered for this year’s event).
·         The drivers with the most Shootout appearances:
o    Bill Elliott (23)
o    Mark Martin (23)
o    Rusty Wallace (19)
o    Ken Schrader (19)
o    Jeff Gordon (18)
·         Mark Martin had appeared in the most consecutive Shootout races, competing in 20 consecutive events from 1989-2008. The active leader in consecutive appearances is Jeff Gordon, with 18. This year marks his 19th.
·         There have been eight multiple winners in the Shootout:
o    Tony Stewart has won three of the last 10 (2001, 2002 and 2007).
o    Dale Earnhardt won six events, most all-time (1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995).
o    Dale Jarrett won in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
o    Other multiple winners: Neil Bonnett (1983-1984), Ken Schrader, (1989-1990), Jeff Gordon (1994 and 1997), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2003 and 2008) and Kevin Harvick (2009-2010).
o    Bonnett, Schrader, Stewart and Harvick are the only drivers to win back-to-back races. No driver has ever won three consecutive Shootouts.
·         Buddy Baker (1979), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Jeff Gordon (1994), Dale Jarrett (1996) and Denny Hamlin (2006) all won the first Shootout in which they competed.
·         Only five times in the 32-year history of the race has the winner gone on to win the Daytona 500:
      Bobby Allison (1982)
      Bill Elliott (1987)
      Dale Jarrett (1996 and 2000)
Jeff Gordon (1997)
·         There have been three winners from the pole: Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987) and Ken Schrader (1989).
·         Two drivers have swept the Shootout, Daytona 500 pole and Daytona 500 from 1979-2010: Dale Jarrett (2000) and Bill Elliott (1987).
·         One driver has swept the Shootout, Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 from 1979-2011: Bobby Allison (1982).
·         Seven drivers have won the Shootout (1979-2011) and the same season’s championship. Dale Earnhardt is the only one to have accomplished it multiple times – four times.
Tony Stewart (2002)
Jeff Gordon (1997)
Dale Earnhardt (1993)
Dale Earnhardt (1991)
Dale Earnhardt (1986)
Darrell Waltrip (1981)
Dale Earnhardt (1980)
·         Four drivers have won consecutive Shootouts (1979-2010). None went on to win that year’s Daytona 500.
Kevin Harvick (2009-10)
Tony Stewart (2000-01)
Ken Schrader (1990-91)
Neil Bonnett (1983-84)
 
Shootout Manufacturer Recap
Manufacturer          Victories          Last Victory - Driver
Chevrolet                19                     2010 – Kevin Harvick
Ford                       7                      2004 – Dale Jarrett
Buick                      2                      1982 – Bobby Allison
Oldsmobile             2                      1980 – Dale Earnhardt
Pontiac                   2                      2002 – Tony Stewart
Dodge                    1                      2011 – Kurt Busch
 
By the Numbers: Shootout at Daytona
 
.058 –Margin of victory in seconds by Kurt Busch over Jamie McMurray in 2011, the closest margin in Shootout history
 
1 – Laps led by Rusty Wallace (1998), Neil Bonnett (1983-84), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Dale Jarrett (2000 and 2004) and Kevin Harvick (2009) in the Shootouts they won
 
2.75 – Average finish by Dale Earnhardt, best by any driver with multiple starts
 
5 – Drivers who have won the event in their first appearance (Buddy Baker, 1979; Dale Earnhardt, 1980; Jeff Gordon, 1994; Dale Jarrett, 1996; Denny Hamlin, 2006)
 
6 – Number of Shootout wins by Dale Earnhardt, the series leader
 
7 – Number of fewest starters in the field for the Shootout (1981)
 
11 – Number of starts before winning, most since race began in 1979 (Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin)
 
14 – Number of different leaders in the 2009 event, most since race began in 1979
 
19 – Number of wins by Chevrolet in the Shootout, leads all manufacturers
 
27 – Kevin Harvick’s starting position in 2009, the lowest by a race winner in the event’s history
 
28 – Number of lead changes in the 2011 event, highest number since race began in 1979
 
44 – Laps led by Greg Biffle in 2005, the most by a driver who did not win the event
 
47 – Laps led by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008, the most in a single Shootout
 
98 – Number of all-time laps led in the Shootout (1979-2011) held by Dale Earnhardt