Car Number Stats for 2010

Army men pose for a picture by Ryan Newman's 2010 car. Courtesy of Flickr

TheRacingExperts.com Press Release
1/31/2011

Just Released:
2010 Stats based on car numbers. For all of you statistic people out there, here are the following stats from 2010. This list compiled shows the best finish for a CAR NUMBER in 2010, NOT the driver, along with the track(s) for that finish.

Car #                      Best Finish for #                                                Driver that Raced                Track(s)
1                              1st                                                          Jamie McMurray              Daytona 1, Indianapolis, Charlotte 2
2                              1st                                                          Kurt Busch                          Atlanta 1, Charlotte 1
5                              2nd                                                        Mark Martin                       Martinsville 2,
6                              6th                                                         David Ragan                       Talladega 1
7                              2nd                                                        Robby Gordon                  Infineon
07                           39th                                                         Robby Gordon                  Michigan 2         
9                              2nd                                                        Kasey Kahne                      Michigan 1, Daytona 2   
09                           10th                                                         Mike Bliss                            Talladega 1
10                           22nd                                                      Bobby Labonte                 Charlotte 2
11                           1st                                                          Denny Hamlin     Martinsville, Texas, Darlington, Richmond 2,                                                                                                                            Pocono 1, Michigan 1

12                           10th                                                       Brad Keselowski               Martinsville 2, Talladega 2           
13                           21st                                                         Casey Mears                      Richmond 2                       
14                           1st                                                          Tony Stewart                     Atlanta 2, Auto Club 2
16                           1st                                                          Greg Biffle                          Pocono 2, Kansas
17                           2nd                                                        Matt Kenseth                    Atlanta 1, Texas 2
18                           1st                                                          Kyle Busch                          Richmond 1, Dover 1, Bristol 2
19                           9th                                                         Elliott Sadler                       Michigan 2         
20                           2nd                                                        Joey Logano                       Martinsville 1
21                           15th                                                       Bill Elliott                              Homestead-Miami
24                           2nd                                                        Jeff Gordon                        Phoenix 1, Richmond 1
26                           8th                                                         Boris Said                             Infineon
29                           1st                                                          Kevin Harvick                     Talladega 1, Daytona 2,
31                           2nd                                                        Jeff Burton                         Dover 1, Dover 2
32                           29th                                                         Jacques Villenuve         Indianapolis                                       
33                           1st                                                           Clint Bowyer                      New Hampshire 2, Talladega 2
34                           14th                                                         Kevin Conway                   Daytona 2
35                           41st                                                         Johnny Sauter                   Phoenix 1
36                           13th                                                         Steve Park                          Daytona 2
37                           19th                                                         David Gilliland                    Martinsville 1    
38                           19th                                                       David Gilliland                    Infineon
39                           1st                                                           Ryan Newman                  Phoenix
42                           1st                                                           Juan Montoya                   Watkins Glen
43                           4th                                                           A.J. Allmendinger            Watkins Glen
46                           19th                                                         J.J. Yeley                              Daytona 2
47                           2nd                                                          Marcos Ambrose             Watkins Glen
48                           1st                                                           Jimmie Johnson       Auto Club 1, Las Vegas, Bristol 1,                                                                                                                     New Hampshire 1, Dover 2, Infineon  51                           18th                                                         Michael Waltrip                                Daytona 1
55                           28th                                                         Michael Waltrip                                Talladega 2
56                           5th                                                           Martin Truex Jr.                                Martinsville 1
64                           37th                                                         Todd Bodine                      Indianapolis, Pocono 2
66                           29th                                                         Dave Blaney                       Las Vegas
71                           9th                                                           Mike Bliss                            Daytona 2
77                           10th                                                         Sam Hornish Jr.                 New Hampshire 2
78                           12th                                                         Regan Smith                       Auto Club 2, Talladega 2
81                           39th                                                         J.J. Yeley                              Martinsville 2
82                           10th                                                         Scott Riggs                          Atlanta 1, Daytona 2
83                           6th                                                           Brian Vickers                      Martinsville 1
87                           27th                                                         Joe Nemechek                  Talladega 2
88                           2nd                                                          Dale Earnhardt Jr.            Daytona 1
90                           28th                                                         Scott Riggs                          Phoenix 1
97                           43rd                                                        Jeff Fuller                            Talladega 2
98                           5th                                                           Paul Menard                      Atlanta 1
99                           1st                                                           Carl Edwards                      Phoenix 2, Homestead-Miami

 

Interesting stats:
- Despite making 22 races 2009-2010, Gunselman Motorsports has never had a car run the full distance.

- Although he struggled in his rookie campaign this year, Kevin Conway’s 14th place finish at Daytona in July is the best run for Front Row Motorsports to date.

- Of the 36 races, the pole winner won four times, or one in every nine races.

- In the first nine races, the pole sitter’s best finish was 12th. (Mark Martin, Daytona 1/36)

- A total of 175 lead changes took place at both Talladega races.

-The least caution-filled race was the Fall Richmond race with three cautions.

- The race with the most cautions was the Fall Martinsville race with 15.