Originally posted on Captain Thunder Racing  |  Last updated 9/13/12

JIMMIE JOHNSON - WINNER
#48 Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Chevrolet
 
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.0
 
2012 Rundown
Three wins, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
 
Average finish of 11.3
 
Led 17 races for 1,033 laps
 
Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:
 
Five top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
 
 Average finish of 10.0 in 10 races
 
 Average Running Position of 8.0, second-best
 
Series-best Driver Rating of 112.2
 
Series-high 237 Fastest Laps Run
 
Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 169.022 mph
 
1,589 Laps in the Top 15 (84.9%), second-most
 
205 Quality Passes, fifth-most
 

JEFF GORDON
#24 DuPont Chevrolet
 
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.8
 
2012 Rundown
 
 One win, seven top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
 
 Average finish of 14.9
 
Led 16 races for 443 laps
 
Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:
 
One win, six top fives, seven top 10s; one pole
 
Average finish of 10.0 in 11 races
 
Average Running Position of 11.5, sixth-best
 
Driver Rating of 95.4, seventh-best
 
87 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
 
398 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
 
Average Green Flag Speed of 168.206 mph, eighth-fastest
 
1,380 Laps in the Top 15 (73.7%), third-most
 
Series-high 234 Quality Passes

 
 
TONY STEWART
#14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet
 
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.9
 
2012 Rundown
 
Three wins, 10 top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
 
Average finish of 13.4
 
Led 11 races for 378 laps
 
Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:
 
Three wins, eight top fives, nine top 10s; one pole
 
Average finish of 8.7 in 11 races
 
Series-best Average Running Position of 7.7
 
Driver Rating of 111.0, second-best
 
Series-high 1,638 Laps in the Top 15 (87.5%)
 
 
 
GREG BIFFLE
#16 Scotch Blue Ford
 
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 102.7
 
2012 Rundown
 
Two wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s; two poles
 
Average finish of 9.7
 
Led 14 races for 634 laps
 
Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:
 
One top five, one top 10
 
Average finish of 18.8 in nine races
 
Driver Rating of 88.5, 12th-best
 
Series-high 469 Green Flag Passes
 
 
 
CLINT BOWYER
#15 5-hour Energy Toyota
 
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.6
 
2012 Rundown
 
Two wins, six top fives, 15 top 10s
 
Average finish of 11.5
 
Led 7 races for 185 laps
 
Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:
 
One top five, five top 10s
 
Average finish of 10.2 in six races
 
Average Running Position of 12.9, eighth-best
 
Driver Rating of 90.7, ninth-best
 
SLEEPER PICK (always outside the Top-20 in points)
KURT BUSCH
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