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Driver Highlights - Texas

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1 - Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet)
-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.9

2012 Rundown
-- Four wins, 17 top fives, 23 top 10s; three poles
-- Average finish of 10.1
-- Led 24 races for 1,551 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- One win, eight top fives, 13 top 10s
-- Average finish of 9.7 in 18 races
-- Average Running Position of 11.7, fifth-best
-- Driver Rating of 100.6, fourth-best
-- 296 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
-- Average Green Flag Speed of 172.668 mph, sixth-fastest
-- 3,662 Laps in the Top 15 (72.9%), fifth-most
-- 585 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), sixth-most

2 - Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge)

-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.8

2012 Rundown
-- Five wins, 12 top fives, 21 top 10s
-- Average finish of 10.3
-- Led 19 races for 650 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- Average finish of 25.3 in eight races
-- Average Running Position of 23.2, 27th-best
-- Driver Rating of 63.2, 28th-best

3 - Clint Bowyer (No. 15 5-hour Energy Toyota)

-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.6

2012 Rundown
-- Three wins, nine top fives, 21 top 10s
-- Average finish of 10.8
-- Led 13 races for 388 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- Three top fives, seven top 10s
-- Average finish of 13.3 in 13 races
-- Average Running Position of 13.4, ninth-best
-- Driver Rating of 90.9, 10th-best
-- Average Green Flag Speed of 172.572 mph, ninth-fastest

4 - Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Hendrickcars.com/Great Clips Chevrolet)

-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.0

2012 Rundown
-- Two wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s; four poles
-- Average finish of 12.8
-- Led 11 races for 275 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- One win, four top fives, five top 10s; one pole
-- Average finish of 18.8 in 16 races
-- Average Running Position of 16.0, 16th-best
-- Driver Rating of 82.8, 16th-best
-- 200 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
-- 1,055 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
-- 2,759 Laps in the Top 15 (55.0%), 13th-most
-- 485 Quality Passes, 12th-most

5 - Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota)

-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 102.1

2012 Rundown
-- Five wins, 13 top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
-- Average finish of 12.6
-- Led 23 races for 1,180 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- Two wins, five top fives, eight top 10s
-- Average finish of 10.3 in 14 races
-- Average Running Position of 12.6, eighth-best
-- Driver Rating of 94.6, seventh-best
-- 165 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
-- 1,111 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
-- Average Green Flag Speed of 172.608 mph, eighth-fastest
-- 3,085 Laps in the Top 15 (65.8%), ninth-most
-- 594 Quality Passes, fourth-most

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6 - Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet)


-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.6

2012 Rundown
-- One win, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s; two poles
-- Average finish of 14.1
-- Led 22 races for 554 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- One win, eight top fives, 11 top 10s; two poles
-- Average finish of 16.2 in 23 races
-- Average Running Position of 14.0, 10th-best
-- Driver Rating of 91.3, ninth-best
-- 251 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
-- Average Green Flag Speed of 172.443 mph, 10th-fastest
-- 3,089 Laps in the Top 15 (61.5%), eighth-most
-- 524 Quality Passes, ninth-most

7 - Martin Truex Jr. (No. 56 Carlyle Tools by NAPA Toyota)

-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.7

2012 Rundown
-- Seven top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
-- Average finish of 11.3
-- Led 11 races for 423 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- One top five, seven top 10s; two poles
-- Average finish of 16.1 in 14 races
-- Average Running Position of 15.2, 14th-best
-- Driver Rating of 85.0, 13th-best
-- 967 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
-- Average Green Flag Speed of 172.422 mph, 12th-fastest

8 - Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Ford)

-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.5

2012 Rundown
-- Three wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
-- Average finish of 11.1
-- Led 21 races for 477 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- Two wins, 11 top fives, 14 top 10s
-- Average finish of 8.6 in 20 races
-- Series-best Average Running Position of 9.2
-- Series-best Driver Rating of 107.2
-- 299 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
-- 1,073 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
-- Average Green Flag Speed of 173.004 mph, second-fastest
-- Series-high 3,988 Laps in the Top 15 (79.4%)
-- 591 Quality Passes, fifth-most

9 - Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford)

-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.5

2012 Rundown
-- Two wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s; three poles
-- Average finish of 10.5
-- Led 16 races for 721 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- Two wins, seven top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole
-- Average finish of 16.2 in 17 races
-- Average Running Position of 12.6, seventh-best
-- Driver Rating of 103.3, second-best
-- Series-high 447 Fastest Laps Run
-- Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 173.009 mph
-- 3,648 Laps in the Top 15 (72.7%), sixth-most
-- 604 Quality Passes, third-most

10 - Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet)

-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.0

2012 Rundown
-- Three wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole
-- Average finish of 13.6
-- Led 14 races for 420 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- Two wins, five top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
-- Average finish of 13.1 in 21 races
-- Average Running Position of 9.6, second-best
-- Driver Rating of 102.5, third-best
-- 339 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
-- Average Green Flag Speed of 172.934 mph, fourth-fastest
-- 3,910 Laps in the Top 15 (77.9%), third-most
-- 557 Quality Passes, seventh-most

11 - Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Rheem/Budweiser Chevrolet)

-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.8

2012 Rundown
-- Four top fives, 11 top 10s
-- Average finish of 12.6
-- Led 8 races for 241 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- Three top fives, nine top 10s
-- Average finish of 12.7 in 19 races
-- Average Running Position of 15.3, 15th-best
-- Driver Rating of 84.8, 14th-best
-- 1,136 Green Flag Passes, second-most
-- 2,895 Laps in the Top 15 (57.7%), 12th-most
-- 531 Quality Passes, eighth-most

12 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet)

-- Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.6

2012 Rundown
-- One win, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
-- Average finish of 10.7
-- Led 13 races for 358 laps

Texas Motor Speedway Outlook
-- One win, three top fives, 11 top 10s; two poles
-- Average finish of 13.9 in 20 races
-- Average Running Position of 11.3, third-best
-- Driver Rating of 92.8, eighth-best
-- 172 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
-- 1,103 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
-- Average Green Flag Speed of 172.649 mph, seventh-fastest
-- 3,930 Laps in the Top 15 (78.3%), second-most
-- Series-high 650 Quality Passes

  
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