Quicken Loans 400 Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson (19.5% of laps lead)

Laps Run: 200

Miles Driven: 400

Average Race Speed: 143.441 mph

Margin of Victory: 1.214 seconds

Lead Changes: 25

Number of Cautions: 8

Caution Laps: 36

First Caution: 2

Last Caution: 149

Percentage of Race Under Caution: 18%

Drivers on the Lead Lap: 20 (46.51% of the field)

 

Predicted

Actual

 

Carl Edwards

Jimmie Johnson

 

Kyle Larson

Kevin Harvick

 

Matt Kenseth

Brad Keselowski

 

Tony Stewart

Paul Menard

 

Jeff Gordon

Kasey Kahne

 

Kyle Busch

Jeff Gordon

 

Greg Biffle

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

 

Jimmie Johnson

Kyle Larson

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Joey Logano

 

Denny Hamlin

Clint Bowyer

 

Brian Vickers

Tony Stewart

 

Kevin Harvick

Jamie McMurray

 

Kasey Kahne

Kurt Busch

 

Clint Bowyer

Matt Kenseth

 

Joey Logano

Ryan Newman

 

 

Top 5 Precision: 0% correct

Top 5 Accuracy: 0% correct

 

Top 10 Precision: 40% correct (4 drivers: Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Kyle Larson)

Top 10 Accuracy: 0% correct

 

Top 15 Precision: 73.33% correct (10 drivers: Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, and Matt Kenseth)

Top 15 Accuracy: 0 % correct

 

 Here is how the teams shook out after the race:

Team

Average Finish

Average Start

Drivers

BK Racing

34

41.5

2

Chip Ganassi Racing

10

11.5

2

Circle Sport

39

36

1

Front Row Motorsports

32

32.5

2

Furniture Row Racing

37

16

1

Germain Racing

24

31

1

Go Fas Racing

43

43

1

Hendrick Motorsports

4.75

6.25

4

Hillman Racing

35

39

1

Hscott Motorsports

16

17

1

JTG Daugherty Racing

22

25

1

Joe Gibbs Racing

28

21.33

3

Michael Waltrip Racing

28.67

19.67

3

Phil Parsons Racing

33

38

1

Richard Childress Racing

16.33

16

3

Richard Petty Motorsports

28

12

2

Roush Fenway Racing

23.33

23.33

3

Stewart-Haas Racing

10.75

15.5

4

Team Penske

10

14.33

3

Tommy Baldwin Racing

26.5

38.5

2

Wood Brothers

19

23

1

XxxTreme Motorsports

36

35

1

 

Hendrick Motorsports brought home the victory for the 5th week in a row, as well as the best average finish for a team (all drivers in the top 7). Justin Allgaier brought home the best finish for a single car team with a 16th place finish, which is his best finish this year (best Bristol by a single position).

 

Here is the status of each team at the end of the race:

Team

Status

Count

BK Racing

Accident

1

 

Running

1

Chip Ganassi Racing

Running

2

Circle Sport

Running

1

Front Row Motorsports

Running

2

Furniture Row Racing

Running

1

Germain Racing

Running

1

Go Fas Racing

Accident

1

Hendrick Motorsports

Running

4

Hillman Racing

Running

1

Hscott Motorsports

Running

1

JTG Daugherty Racing

Running

1

Joe Gibbs Racing

Running

3

Michael Waltrip Racing

Running

3

Phil Parsons Racing

Running

1

Richard Childress Racing

Running

3

Richard Petty Motorsports

Running

2

Roush Fenway Racing

Running

3

Stewart-Haas Racing

Running

4

Team Penske

Running

3

Tommy Baldwin Racing

Running

2

Wood Brothers

Running

1

XxxTreme Motorsports

Running

1

 

Only 4.65% of the field was not running at the end of the race and engines had nothing to do with that. Of the remaining running cars, 48.78% of those were on the lead lap.

 

Here is where the teams and manufacturers stand thus far in 2014:

Team

Wins

Tracks

Hendrick Motorsports

6

Daytona, Kansas, Charlotte, Dover, Pocono, Michigan

Stewart-Hass Racing

3

Phoenix, Martinsville, Darlington

Team Penske

3

Las Vegas, Texas, Richmond

Joe Gibbs Racing

2

Fontana, Talladega

Roush Fenway Racing

1

Bristol

 

Jimmie Johnson nabbed his 3rd victory and Hendrick Motorsports nabbed their 5th in a row. Will their dominance continue, or will another team step up to the plate? With a road course this weekend, we could see a new team in victory lane, but do not count out the HMS group.

Manufacturer

Wins

Tracks

Chevrolet

9

Daytona, Phoenix, Martinsville, Darlington, Kansas, Charlotte, Dover, Pocono, Michigan

Ford

4

Las Vegas, Bristol, Texas, Richmond

Toyota

2

Fontana, Talladega

 

Yup, Chevrolet is still leading the pack and pulling further away.

 

 

Race Speed: The average race speed in the Quicken Loans 400 was 143.441 mph, which is 0.77% slower than the average of all (spring) Michigan races (144.545 mph). Trending pointed towards a faster than average race but this race was right around the average.

Margin of Victory: The margin of victory in the Quicken Loans 400 was a 1.214 seconds, which is 114.66% closer than the average of all (spring) Michigan races (2.606 seconds). Trending pointed towards a wider margin of victory but we got the opposite.

Lead Changes: The number of lead changes in the Quicken Loans 400 was 25, which is 18.4% more changes that the average of all (spring) Michigan races (20.4 lead changes). Trending was on the way up and the results stayed in line with the trending.

Number of Cautions: The number of cautions in the Quicken Loans 400 was 8, which is 25% more than the average of all (spring) Michigan races (6 caution flags). Trending was up ever so slightly, but still fairly flat, while this race came in higher than average.

Caution Laps: The number of caution laps in the Quicken Loans 400 was 36, which is 26.39% less than the average of all (spring) Michigan races (26.5 laps). Trending was pointing downwards slightly, but this race was almost the same as last year in terms of cautions and caution laps.

First Caution: The first caution lap in the Quicken Loans 400 came out at lap 2, which is 995% sooner than the average of all (spring) Michigan races (lap 21.9). Trending suggested an earlier first caution, but not as early as lap 2.

Last Caution: The final caution lap in the Quicken Loans 400 came out at lap 149, which is 9.73% sooner than the average of all (spring) Michigan races (lap 163.5). Trending was pretty flat over the years, thus pointing towards a final caution around the average, but this race had a different idea and provided a longer run to the finish.

Lead Lap Drivers: The number of drivers on the lead lap at the end of the Quicken Loans 400 was 20, which is 11.5% more than the average of all (spring) Michigan races (22.3 drivers on the lead lap). Trending was on the way down and the lead changes during the race followed that trend.