Originally written on Captain Thunder Racing  |  Last updated 9/29/12

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 22: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2009 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

photo credit: ESPN
 DENNY HAMLIN - WINNER
#11 FedEx Office Toyota
 
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.1
 
2012 Rundown
 
·         Five wins, 12 top fives, 14 top 10s; two poles
 
·         Average finish of 12.3
 
·         Led 20 races for 1,093 laps
 
Dover International Speedway Outlook:
 
·         Two top fives, four top 10s
 
·         Average finish of 20.5 in 13 races
 
·         Average Running Position of 18.3, 18th-best
 
·         Driver Rating of 78.6, 15th-best
 

JIMMIE JOHNSON
#48 Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Chevrolet
 
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.6
 
2012 Rundown
 
·         Three wins, 14 top fives, 19 top 10s; two poles
 
·         Average finish of 10.7
 
·         Led 19 races for 1,207 laps
 
Dover International Speedway Outlook:
 
·         Seven wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s; three poles
 
·         Average finish of 8.9 in 21 races
 
·         Series-best Average Running Position of 7.2
 
·         Series-best Driver Rating of 120.6
 
·         Series-high 840 Fastest Laps Run
 
·         Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 143.862 mph
 
·         Series-high 5,170 Laps in the Top 15 (86.1%)
 
·         300 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), 12th-most
 

BRAD KESELOWSKI
#2 Miller Lite Dodge
 
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.3
 
2012 Rundown
 
·         Four wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s
 
·         Average finish of 11.0
 
·         Led 16 races for 489 laps
 
Dover International Speedway Outlook:
 
·         Average finish of 17.0 in five races
 
·         Average Running Position of 16.4, 14th-best
 
·         Driver Rating of 76.1, 21st-best
 
 
 
GREG BIFFLE
#16 Scotch-Brite Ford
 
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.1
 
2012 Rundown
 
·         Two wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s; two poles
 
·         Average finish of 10.1
 
·         Led 14 races for 634 laps
 
Dover International Speedway Outlook:
 
·         Two wins, six top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole
 
·         Average finish of 12.2 in 20 races
 
·         Average Running Position of 9.7, third-best
 
·         Driver Rating of 104.2, fourth-best
 
·         419 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
 
·         643 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
 
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 143.512 mph, third-fastest
 
·         4,902 Laps in the Top 15 (81.6%), third-most
 
·         Series-high 445 Quality Passes
 

JEFF GORDON
#24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet
 
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.4
 
2012 Rundown
 
·         One win, eight top fives, 13 top 10s; two poles
 
·         Average finish of 15.2
 
·         Led 17 races for 450 laps
 
Dover International Speedway Outlook:
 
·         Four wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s; four poles
 
·         Average finish of 12.3 in 39 races
 
·         Average Running Position of 13.4, 10th-best
 
·         Driver Rating of 91.1, ninth-best
 
·         196 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
 
·         643 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
 
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 143.287 mph, seventh-fastest
 
·         4,276 Laps in the Top 15 (71.2%), seventh-most
 
·         408 Quality Passes, fourth-most
 
SLEEPER PICK (always outside the Top-20 in Sprint Cup points)
Sam Hornish Jr.
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