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Led by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 5 playoff drivers completed within the prime 10 within the spring race at Talladega. (Photograph: Getty Pictures)&#thirteen;

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Detailed driver notes and statistics to assist set your fantasy racing lineup for Sunday’s Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Who’s HOT at Talladega
• Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has completed within the prime 5 within the final two races, together with a win within the spring.
• Group Penske’s Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano every have two wins within the final six races. Keselowski has mixed to steer 167 laps within the final races whereas Logano has gained the final two fall occasions.
• Kurt Busch is the one driver that has completed within the prime 10 within the final 4 races.
• Kevin Harvick and Paul Menard (holds greatest common end in all three restrictor-plate races in 2017) have completed within the prime 10 in 4 of the final seven races.
• Six-time winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. has mixed to steer 251 laps in his final 10 begins.
• Denny Hamlin, who led forty three laps within the spring, has completed eleventh or higher in 4 of the final seven races, together with a win within the 2014 spring race.
• Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson (completed eighth within the spring) and Jamie McMurray (completed second within the spring) every are two-time winners.
• Kyle Busch, who led forty eight laps within the spring, has the second-greatest driver score within the final 5 races.

Maintain an Eye On at Talladega 
• Kasey Kahne (10.zero), Matt DiBenedetto (thirteen.three), David Ragan (thirteen.7), AJ Allmendinger (14.zero) every rank within the prime 10 in common end amongst all drivers which have competed in all three restrictor-plate races in 2017. Aric Almirola has raced in two occasions, posting a four.zero common end.
• Ryan Blaney, who scored stage factors in each levels within the spring, holds a prime 10 driver score within the final 5 races at Talladega.
• Chase Elliott has began eighth or higher, together with one pole, and one prime 10 in three begins at Talladega. He is additionally completed second in three of the 4 playoff races this season.
• Though he hasn’t had a lot luck as of late, Matt Kenseth ranks first in laps led (256) within the final 10 Talladega races.
• Furnishings Row Racing teammates Martin Truex Jr and Erik Jones every scored factors in each levels within the spring at Talladega.
• Ryan Newman has posted the fourth greatest common end (14.9) amongst drivers which have competed in all the final 10 restrictor-plate races.
• Kyle Larson has posted a 9.zero common end in his final two restrictor-plate begins, together with a sixth-place end within the spring at Talladega.


*Greatest Common End at Talladega

* – One of the best common end is predicated off a driver entered within the race who has competed in each race throughout that point span.

*Lap Leaders at Talladega

Talladega Loop Knowledge Stat Leaders (2005-2017, 25 Races)*

1. Trevor Bayne

1. Danica Patrick

1. Chase Elliott – 10.eight

2. Austin Dillon

2. Austin Dillon

2. Kurt Busch – 14.2

three. Danica Patrick

three. Trevor Bayne

three. Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 14.four

four. Michael McDowell

four. Joey Logano

four. Jimmie Johnson – 14.eight

5. Ryan Blaney

5. Michael McDowell

5. Matt Kenseth – 15.zero

 

 

 

1. Kurt Busch – three,112

1. Kurt Busch – 6,957

1. Chase Elliott – ninety one.four

2. Matt Kenseth – 2,922

2. Matt Kenseth – 5,761

2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. – ninety one.zero

three. Jimmie Johnson – 2,813

three. Jimmie Johnson – 5,546

three. Brad Keselowski – 88.7

four. Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 2,808

four. Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 5,228

four. Kurt Busch – 88.four

5. Jamie McMurray – 2,367

5. Martin Truex Jr. – 5,205 

5. Jimmie Johnson – 88.1

*Drivers Have to be within the prime 30 in factors to be listed within the chart
*Quickest Early In a Run: Ranks every driver throughout first 25 % of laps run since a pit cease.
*Quickest Late In a Run: Ranks every driver throughout final 25 % of laps run since a pit cease.
*High quality Passes: Passing a automotive operating within the Prime 15 whereas underneath a inexperienced flag.
*Driver Score Method combining the next classes: Wins, Finishes, Prime-15 Finishes, Common Operating Place Whereas on Lead Lap, Common Velocity Underneath Inexperienced, Quickest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap End. Most: one hundred fifty factors per race.


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Playoff Drivers at Talladega

Rank Driver Races Poles Wins Prime Fives Prime 10s DNFs Avg. Fin. Driver Score*
1 Martin Truex Jr 25 1 zero 2 eight eleven 21.zero seventy eight.2
2 Kyle Larson 7 zero zero zero 2 1 19.9 eighty one.zero
three Kevin Harvick 33 1 1 6 14 2 15.three eighty one.5
four Chase Elliott three 1 zero 1 1 1 15.7 ninety one.four
5 Denny Hamlin 23 zero 1 5 eight four 18.eight eighty four.2
6 Kyle Busch 24 zero 1 6 7 5 20.5 eighty.9
7 Jimmie Johnson 31 1 2 7 12 eight 17.zero 88.1
eight Jamie McMurray 30 zero 2 eight 9 5 19.5 eighty.eight
9 Matt Kenseth 35 zero 1 6 10 5 18.9 87.1
10 Brad Keselowski 17 zero four 6 10 2 14.9 88.7
eleven Ryan Blaney 6 zero zero 1 2 2 21.three eighty four.three
12 Ricky Stenhouse Jr eight 1 1 three 5 zero 10.four eighty one.2

*Since 2005

Season Loop Knowledge Leaders

1. Martin Truex Jr.

1. Martin Truex Jr.

1. Martin Truex Jr. – 7.three

2. Kyle Larson

2. Kyle Busch

2. Kyle Busch – eight.eight

three. Kyle Busch

three. Kyle Larson

three. Kyle Larson – eight.9

four. Kevin Harvick

four. Brad Keselowski

four. Kevin Harvick – 10.1

5. Chase Elliott

5. Chase Elliott

5. Denny Hamlin – 10.eight

 

 

 

1. Martin Truex Jr. – 7,720

1. Jamie McMurray – 1,811

1. Martin Truex Jr. – one hundred fifteen.7

2. Kyle Larson – 7,581

2. Chase Elliott – 1,687

2. Kyle Busch – 109.zero

three. Kyle Busch – 7,one hundred ten

three. Ryan Blaney – 1,626

three. Kyle Larson – a hundred and five.2

four. Chase Elliott – 7,039

four. Jimmie Johnson – 1,599

four. Kevin Harvick – 102.2

5. Kevin Harvick – 6,816

5. Kyle Larson – 1,588

5. Brad Keselowski – ninety five.7

*Quickest Early In a Run: Ranks every driver in the course of the first 25 % of laps run since a pit cease.
*Quickest Early In a Run: *Quickest Late In a Run: Ranks every driver throughout final 25 % of laps run since a pit cease.
*High quality Passes: Passing a automotive operating within the Prime 15 whereas beneath a inexperienced flag.
*Driver Score: Formulation combining the next classes: Wins, Finishes, Prime-15 Finishes, Common Operating Place Whereas on Lead Lap, Common Velocity Underneath Inexperienced, Quickest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap End. Most: one hundred fifty factors per race.

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Driver Notes – Ordered by Common End (Prime 15) within the Final 5 Races at Talladega

Kurt Busch has completed twelfth or higher in his final six begins at Talladega and is the one drive that has completed within the prime 10 within the final 4. Busch gained this yr’s Daytona 500 for his first win and twentieth prime 5 on a restrictor-plate monitor. 

Paul Menard completed ninth within the spring for his fifth prime 10 within the final eight Talladega races. His solely finishes outdoors the highest thirteen in that span have been two DNFs. Menard is the one driver that has completed within the prime 10 in all three restrictor-plate races this season.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has completed within the prime 5 in his final two Talladega begins, together with a win within the spring race. Stenhouse went on to win at Daytona in July to provide him the most effective common end (eight.6) amongst all drivers which have competed in all the final 5 restrictor-plate races.

Kyle Busch completed third after main a race-excessive forty eight laps within the spring for his second prime 5 within the final three Talladega races. Busch, who gained the 2008 spring race, noticed his final prime 5 within the fall race are available 2013, in fifth. Busch’s end within the spring is his solely prime 10 within the three restrictor-plate races this season.

Ty Dillon completed thirteenth in his first Talladega Cup begin within the spring. Dillon completed sixteenth at Daytona in July to decrease his common end to 19.7 within the three restrictor-plate races this season.

Kevin Harvick has completed fifteenth or higher (4 prime 10s) in 4 of his seven Talladega begins with Stewart-Haas Racing. His lone win on the monitor got here within the spring occasion in 2010 with Richard Childress Racing. This yr, Harvick led 50 laps within the Daytona 500 in his first factors paying race driving a Ford. Harvick has 28 prime 10s, together with three wins, in sixty six begins at restrictor-plate tracks. This weekend, Harvick will debut a brand new chassis (No. 008) within the Alabama 500.

Brad Keselowski has gained 4 occasions at Talladega, together with this occasion in 2014. He is mixed to steer 167 laps within the final three races, which leads all drivers. Keselowski, who gained within the spring at Talladega and in the summertime at Daytona in 2016, is tied with Ricky Stenhouse in wins (2) within the final six restrictor-plate races, however leads all drivers with 319 laps led in that span. He gained the opening stage within the spring race.

Jimmie Johnson completed eighth within the spring for his twelfth prime 10 at Talladega. Johnson scored his final of two wins within the 2011 spring race and led three laps in Might to deliver his complete to 470.

Jamie McMurray completed second within the spring at Talladega for his third prime 5 courting again to his win on this occasion in 2013. The runner-up end is his solely prime 10 this season at restrictor-plate races and second within the final 10.

Clint Bowyer is a two-time winner at Talladega together with his wins coming with Richard Childress Racing within the 2010 and 2011 fall races. Bowyer, who has 12 general prime 10s at Talladega, is coming off his greatest end in three restrictor-plate begins with Stewart-Haas Racing, ending second at Daytona.

Chase Elliott completed thirtieth within the spring at Talladega after being concerned in a crash to boost his common end to fifteen.7 in three begins. Elliott gained the pole and completed fifth after main 27 laps in his first begin within the spring race final yr. Elliott has a complete of three poles and one prime 10 in his seven begins at restrictor-plate tracks. He led 39 laps on this yr’s Daytona 500 earlier than operating out of gasoline on the finish.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored his sixth Talladega win within the 2015 spring race. Earnhardt has mixed to steer 223 laps in his final seven begins at Talladega, however has failed to steer a lap in his final two begins. Earnhardt has began on the entrance row within the three restrictor-plate races this season, however his final prime 10 got here on this occasion in 2015 when he led sixty one laps and completed second.

Ryan Newman posted his second end (twenty fifth) outdoors the highest 18 in his seven Talladega begins with Richard Childress Racing within the spring after being concerned in an accident. Newman, who completed fifth within the final restrictor-plate race in July at Daytona, has 19 prime 10s at restrictor-plate tracks, together with a win within the 2008 Daytona 500. 

Denny Hamlin led forty three laps and completed eleventh within the spring at Talladega. Hamlin completed third on this occasion final yr for his first prime 5 since profitable the spring race in 2014. He gained the second stage within the Talladega spring race. Hamlin has led 198 laps and posted 4 prime 10s, together with a win within the 2016 Daytona 500, within the final 10 restrictor-plate races.

Joey Logano is looking for his third straight win within the fall race at Talladega. Logano completed sixth on this yr’s Daytona 500 however accidents at Talladega and Daytona in July took him out of rivalry within the different two restrictor-plate races this season. Logano did lead 10 laps within the spring at Talladega earlier than getting caught up in a multi-automotive crash on lap 168.