Darlington stats

NASCAR Fans E-mail List As is it has become our custom, Wednesday before the race is stats day. This is a chance before the race to see how some of the drivers and the track looks for the upcoming race. This week our focus is ...

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As is it has become our custom, Wednesday before the race is stats day. This is a chance before the race to see how some of the drivers and the track looks for the upcoming race. This week our focus is obviously Darlington. The track "Too Tough To Tame".

Track Information

Darlington Raceway P.O. Box 500 Darlington, SC 29352-0500 (803) 395-8499

Configuration 1.366 Mile Oval with 24 degrees of banking

Track Averages Average Pole Speed 168.193 mph Average margin of Victory 3.283 seconds Average Race Speed 122.742 mph Average Cautions 10 for 56 laps Average Lead Changes 19 among 10 driver

Driver Qualifying

Record Held by Ward Burton set on March 22, 1996 at a speed of 173.797

Top Qualifiers on average Since 94 Qual Fnsh Starts Since 94 Ken Schrader 5.00 15.33 3 Jeff Gordon 5.33 21.33 3 Kenny Wallace 7.00 17.00 1 Bill Elliott 7.67 11.00 3 Rusty Wallace 8.00 20.00 3 Elton Sawyer 10.00 30.00 1 Mark Martin 10.33 15.00 3 Morgan Shepherd 12.33 16.00 3 Bobby Labonte 13.33 22.67 3 Sterling Marlin 13.33 15.33 3 Brett Bodine 13.67 25.00 3 Ricky Craven 14.00 22.50 2 Dale Jarrett 14.33 19.00 3 Terry Labonte 14.33 24.67 3 Ward Burton 15.00 28.00 3

Driver Racing

Race Record held by Dale Earnhardt with a speed of 139.958 set on March 28, 1993

Top Finishes on average at Darlington since 1994

                        Qual        Fnsh        Starts since 1994
Dale Earnhardt                19.67        5.67                 3                
Ted Musgrave                18.67        6.67                 3                
Harry Gant                21.00        8.00                 1                
Bill Elliott                7.67        11.00                 3                
Jimmy Hensley                19.00        13.00                 1                
Todd Bodine                36.00        13.00                 2                
Billy Standridge                36.00        14.00                 1                
Mark Martin                10.33        15.00                 3                
Sterling Marlin                13.33        15.33                 3                
Ken Schrader                5.00        15.33                 3                
Steve Grissom                26.67        15.33                 3                

Laps Completed Percentages since 1994 (NEW)

Lower Section

Driver               Cmp Laps                Possible           %                 Starts
John Andretti        549                879        62.46%                3        
Dick Trickle        640                879        72.81%                3        
Bobby Labonte        647                879        73.61%                3        
Ward Burton        649                879        73.83%                3        
Ricky Rudd        658                879        74.86%                3        
Terry Labonte        681                879        77.47%                3        
Rick Mast        684                879        77.82%                3        
Jimmy Spencer        687                879        78.16%                3        

Upper Section Driver Cmp Pos % Starts Ted Musgrave 878 879 99.89% 3 Dale Earnhardt 878 879 99.89% 3 Mike Wallace 866 879 98.52% 3 Steve Grissom 866 879 98.52% 3 Ken Schrader 865 879 98.41% 3 Bobby Hamilton 861 879 97.95% 3 Michael Waltrip 860 879 97.84% 3 Bill Elliott 857 879 97.50% 3

And Finally the always accurate always correct (yeah right) NASCAR Fans Picks

Race Winners

1. Dale Jarrett                To heck with the rules changes he is rolling.
2. Jeff Gordon                Definitely a week to bounce back
3. Geoff Bodine                He's been running really well.
4. Bill Elliott                Runs really good here and has a strong car
5. Terry Labonte                Everyone always forgets about him during the first races 

Race Losers (DNF's)

1st Ernie Irvan                To aggressive to survive on this track.
2nd Robby Gordon        Another rookie mistake that Darlington takes care of
3rd  David Green        Engine troubles.  Just a guess.

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