Toyota Save Mart 350 Race Winner: Carl Edwards (23.64% of laps lead)

Laps Run: 90

Miles Driven: 218.9

Average Race Speed: 76.583 mph

Margin of Victory: 0.591 seconds

Lead Changes: 11

Number of Cautions: 6

Caution Laps: 19

First Caution: 32

Last Caution: 92

Percentage of Race Under Caution: 17.27%

Drivers on the Lead Lap: 30 (69.77% of the field)

 

Predicted

Actual

 

Jeff Gordon

Carl Edwards

 

Jimmie Johnson

Jeff Gordon

 

Clint Bowyer

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

 

Marcos Ambrose

Jamie McMurray

 

Tony Stewart

Paul Menard

 

Carl Edwards

Kasey Kahne

 

A.J. Allmendinger

Jimmie Johnson

 

Kyle Larson

Marcos Ambrose

 

Greg Biffle

Greg Biffle

 

Brad Keselowski

Clint Bowyer

 

Kevin Harvick

Ryan Newman

 

Joey Logano

Kurt Busch

 

Kurt Busch

Casey Mears

 

Kyle Busch

Brian Vickers

 

Matt Kenseth

Martin Truex Jr.

 

 

Top 5 Precision: 20% correct (1 driver; Jeff Gordon)

Top 5 Accuracy: 0% correct

 

Top 10 Precision: 50% correct (5 drivers: Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Marcos Ambrose, and Greg Biffle)

Top 10 Accuracy: 10% correct (1 driver; Greg Biffle)

 

Top 15 Precision: 46.67% correct (10 drivers: Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Marcos Ambrose, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, and Kurt Busch)

Top 15 Accuracy: 6.67% correct (1 driver; Greg Biffle)

 

 Here is how the teams shook out after the race:

 

Team

Average Finish

Average Start

Drivers

BK Racing

32.33

34.67

3

Chip Ganassi Racing

16

2

2

Front Row Motorsports

28.5

29

2

Furniture Row Racing

15

18

1

Germain Racing

13

12

1

Go Fas Racing

35

41

1

Hendrick Motorsports

4.5

21

4

Hillman Racing

43

37

1

Hscott Motorsports

33

35

1

JTG Daugherty Racing

37

2

1

Joe Gibbs Racing

31

16.67

3

Leavine Family Racing

24

28

1

Michael Waltrip Racing

12

16.5

2

NEMCO Motorsports

38

43

1

Phil Parsons Racing

40

33

1

Richard Childress Racing

18

19.5

4

Richard Petty Motorsports

15.5

26

2

Roush Fenway Racing

13.67

15.67

3

Stewart-Haas Racing

17.25

10.75

4

Team Penske

19

11.5

2

Tommy Baldwin Racing

31

41

2

XxxTreme Motorsports

34

39

1

 

Hendrick Motorsports’ winning streak came to a halt, barely, by Carl Edwards. While Edwards won the race, HMS brought home the best average finish by having all 4 drivers in the top 7. Casey Mears brought hope the best finish for a single car organization with a very respectable top 15 finish.

 

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

Team

Status

Count

BK Racing

Running

3

Chip Ganassi Racing

Running

2

Front Row Motorsports

Running

2

Furniture Row Racing

Running

1

Germain Racing

Running

1

Go Fas Racing

Running

1

Hendrick Motorsports

Running

4

Hillman Racing

Engine

1

Hscott Motorsports

Running

1

JTG Daugherty Racing

Running

1

Joe Gibbs Racing

Accident

1

 

Running

2

Leavine Family Racing

Running

1

Michael Waltrip Racing

Running

2

NEMCO Motorsports

Running

1

Phil Parsons Racing

Running

1

Richard Childress Racing

Rear Gear

1

 

Running

3

Richard Petty Motorsports

Running

2

Roush Fenway Racing

Running

3

Stewart-Haas Racing

Running

4

Team Penske

Running

2

Tommy Baldwin Racing

Running

2

XxxTreme Motorsports

Running

1

 

6.97% of the field was out of the race. 33.33% of those out of the field were due to engine failure and 33.33% was due to an accident.  Of those running at the end of the race, 75% of them finished on the lead lap.

 

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

Team

Wins

Tracks

Hendrick Motorsports

5

Daytona, Kansas, Charlotte, Sonoma, Sonoma

Stewart-Hass Racing

3

Phoenix, Martinsville, Darlington

Team Penske

3

Las Vegas, Texas, Richmond

Joe Gibbs Racing

2

Fontana, Talladega

Roush Fenway Racing

2

Bristol, Sonoma

 

 

Manufacturer

Wins

Tracks

Chevrolet

8

Daytona, Phoenix, Martinsville, Darlington, Kansas, Charlotte, Sonoma, Sonoma

Ford

5

Las Vegas, Bristol, Texas, Richmond, Sonoma

Toyota

2

Fontana, Talladega


 

Race Speed: The average race speed in the Toyota Save Mart 350 was 76.583 mph, which is 1.24% faster than the average of all Sonoma races (75.631 mph). Trending pointed towards a faster than average race speed and this race delivered just that.

Margin of Victory: The margin of victory in the Toyota Save Mart 350 was a 0.591 seconds, which is 337.56% closer than the average of all Sonoma races (2.586 seconds). Trending pointed towards a wider gap in the margin of victory, but Gordon kept it close to Edwards this race for a finish well below the average.

Lead Changes: The number of lead changes in the Toyota Save Mart 350 was 11, which is 15.45% more changes that the average of all Sonoma races (9.3 lead changes). Trending was pointing upwards and upwards above the average and this race followed suit.

Number of Cautions: The number of cautions in the Toyota Save Mart 350 was 6, which is right on the average of all Sonoma races (6 caution flags). Trending was pointing downwards, but this race held true to the average.

Caution Laps: The number of caution laps in the Toyota Save Mart 350 was 19, which is 22.11% more than the average of all Sonoma races (14.8 laps). Trending was pointing slightly upwards and this race held to that trend.

First Caution: The first caution lap in the Toyota Save Mart 350 came out at lap 32, which is 36.875% later than the average of all Sonoma races (lap 20.2). Trending suggested a later first caution and that held true to the pattern.

Last Caution: The final caution lap in the Toyota Save Mart 350 came out at lap 92, which is 4.46% sooner than the average of all Sonoma races (lap 96.1). Trending was pointing upwards for this race but this final caution came out below the average and the opposite way of trending.

Lead Lap Drivers: The number of drivers on the lead lap at the end of the Toyota Save Mart 350 was 30, which is 4% less than the average of all Sonoma races (31.2 drivers on the lead lap). Trending has been fairly flat and suggested around the average; and that did occur.