NASCAR
GEICO 500


Track Information
Track Name: Talladega Superspeedway
Location: Talladega, Ala.
Track Type: RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK
Track Length: 2.66 miles
Track Layout: OVAL
Banking: 33 Degrees
Seating Capacity: 108000
Home Page: http://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com
Track Weather Info: Talladega Superspeedway - Weather
Race Information
Race Name: GEICO 500
Date, Time: 4/29/2018, 2:00 PM EST
Race Number: #10 of 36 races in the 2018 season
Track Name: Talladega Superspeedway
Race Distance: 500 miles, 188 laps
* Note: This is a restrictor plate race.
Past Race Averages
Average race finish time: 0:3:00
Average Speed: 155.91 MPH
Average # of cautions: 5 - 28 laps
Average # of lead changes: 37
Average # of drivers leading: 13

GEICO 500 - Recent Top Finishers
Year1st2nd3rd4th5th
2017Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Jamie McMurrayKyle BuschAric AlmirolaKasey Kahne
2016Brad KeselowskiKyle BuschAustin DillonJamie McMurrayChase Elliott
2015Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Jimmie JohnsonPaul MenardRyan BlaneyMartin Truex
2014Denny HamlinGreg BiffleClint BowyerBrian VickersAJ Allmendinger
2013David RaganDavid GillilandCarl EdwardsMichael WaltripJimmie Johnson
2012Brad KeselowskiKyle BuschMatt KensethKasey KahneGreg Biffle
2011Jimmie JohnsonClint BowyerJeff GordonDale Earnhardt, Jr.Kevin Harvick
2010Kevin HarvickJamie McMurrayJuan MontoyaDenny HamlinMark Martin
2009Brad KeselowskiDale Earnhardt, Jr.Ryan NewmanMarcos AmbroseScott Speed
2008Kyle BuschJuan MontoyaDenny HamlinDavid RaganBrian Vickers

The current season leaders in various stat categories are listed below.
Total Points
Kyle Busch - 409
Joey Logano - 350
Kevin Harvick - 335
Clint Bowyer - 322
Brad Keselowski - 303
Denny Hamlin - 284
Martin Truex - 284
Kyle Larson - 279
Kurt Busch - 276
Ryan Blaney - 272
Average finish
Kyle Busch - 4.9
Joey Logano - 7.3
Clint Bowyer - 8.9
Kevin Harvick - 9.8
Denny Hamlin - 10.8
Justin Marks - 12
Kyle Larson - 12.4
Ryan Blaney - 12.6
Martin Truex - 13.1
Aric Almirola - 13.6
Races won
Kyle Busch - 3
Kevin Harvick - 3
Martin Truex - 1
Austin Dillon - 1
Clint Bowyer - 1
Top 5 finishes
Kyle Busch - 7
Kevin Harvick - 6
Martin Truex - 5
Denny Hamlin - 4
Ryan Blaney - 3
Kyle Larson - 3
Joey Logano - 3
Clint Bowyer - 2
Chase Elliott - 2
Brad Keselowski - 2
Top 10 finishes
Kyle Busch - 8
Joey Logano - 8
Kevin Harvick - 7
Clint Bowyer - 6
Ryan Blaney - 5
Brad Keselowski - 5
Kyle Larson - 5
Denny Hamlin - 5
Martin Truex - 5
Erik Jones - 4

Listed below is the projected starting order according to the StatFox race simulator. The simulator factors in recent qualifying performance, past qualifying results at this track and track type, and overall driver strength when projecting the qualifying order. Note: Once the official qualifying results are known, this section will be changed to reflect the official qualifying order. The simulator's projected finish order will also be updated.

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Projected Qualifying Order
RowPosition Driver Position Driver
11Chase Elliott 2Ryan Blaney
23Kyle Busch 4Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
35Daniel Suarez 6Brad Keselowski
47Denny Hamlin 8Clint Bowyer
59Kasey Kahne 10Trevor Bayne
611Kurt Busch 12Bowman Alex
713Jimmie Johnson 14Kyle Larson
815Kevin Harvick 16Erik Jones
917Martin Truex 18Austin Dillon
1019Paul Menard 20Jamie McMurray
1121William Byron 22Joey Logano
1223Brendan Gaughan 24Bubba Wallace
1325Danica Patrick 26Daniel Hemric
1427Justin Marks 28Aric Almirola
1529Ryan Newman 30Ty Dillon
1631Matt DiBenedetto 32AJ Allmendinger
1733Reed Sorenson 34David Ragan
1835Ross Chastain 36Cole Custer
1937JJ Yeley 38Gray Gaulding
2039Cole Whitt 40Corey Lajoie
2141Michael McDowell 42Chris Buescher
2243Landon Cassill

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Listed below is the projected finish order according to the StatFox race simulator. The simulator factors in recent performance, qualifying position, past results at this track and track type, and overall driver strength when simulating the race. The race simulation is run 1000 times. For each driver, the table displays the number of race simulations they won, number of top 5 finishes, number of top 10 finishes, and number of times the driver failed to finish the race. In addition, the table displays the average finishing position for each driver and the projected odds of the driver winning the race.

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Simulator - Projected Order Of Finish
Order DriverMakeSponsorQual.FinishWinsOddsTop 5Top 10Trouble
1Clint BowyerFordFord Hall Of Fans8 *118711.5 to 1428743164
2Kevin HarvickFordMobil 115 *11.11586.3 to 1606771216
3Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's Flavor Vote3 *11.610010 to 1454723192
4Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx Ground7 *13.26016.7 to 1328605197
5Ryan BlaneyFordDEX Imaging2 *14.41019.9 to 1415661289
6Aric AlmirolaFordSmithfield28 *14.55617.9 to 1258559226
7Martin TruexToyotaBass Pro Shops/5-hour ENE17 *14.64621.7 to 1283579236
8Kyle LarsonChevroletCredit One Bank14 *14.83627.8 to 1237502216
9Chase ElliottChevroletNAPA Auto Parts1 *15.15119.6 to 1229475219
10Joey LoganoFordShell Pennzoil22 *15.43330.3 to 1205449214
11Austin DillonChevroletAAA18 *15.73429.4 to 1178428214
12Brad KeselowskiFordAlliance Truck Parts6 *16.73429.4 to 1195450276
13Michael McDowellFordK-LOVE RADIO41 *16.91471.4 to 1108274166
14Paul MenardFordMenards/Quaker State19 *17.23132.3 to 1187408277
15Erik JonesToyotaSport Clips16 *17.33132.3 to 1155364261
16Ryan NewmanChevroletChildress Vineyards29 *17.51855.6 to 190274194
17Kurt BuschFordHaas Automation/Monster E11 *18.11952.6 to 198262229
18Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordFifth Third Bank4 *18.62147.6 to 196260253
19Jimmie JohnsonChevroletLowe's for Pros13 *192343.5 to 1136315310
20Trevor BayneFordAdvoCare10 *20.77142.9 to 165158240
21Bowman AlexChevroletNationwide12 *20.84250 to 140122220
22Chris BuescherChevroletBush's Beans42 *21.110100 to 148143259
23Daniel SuarezToyotaARRIS5 *21.57142.9 to 13592212
24Jamie McMurrayChevroletMcDonald's20 *23.54250 to 11349204
25Bubba WallaceChevroletFood Lion Feeds24 *23.92500 to 11133124
26William ByronChevroletAXALTA21 *24.511000 to 1826107
27Ty DillonChevroletGEICO30 *25.14250 to 11234191
28AJ AllmendingerChevroletKroger ClickList32 *25.42500 to 11346269
29Kasey KahneChevroletWRL General Contractors9 *26.111000 to 1620233
30Matt DiBenedettoFordSuperior Logistics Servic31 *26.72500 to 11126296
31David RaganFordMDS Transport34 *26.700 chance830299
32Daniel HemricChevroletSmokey Mountain Herbal Sn26 *27.900 chance923338
33Justin MarksChevroletHARRY'S27 *2811000 to 1617341
34Brendan GaughanChevroletBeard Oil Distributing23 *28.200 chance322420
35Corey LajoieChevroletTriStar Motorsports40 *29.400 chance517413
36Cole WhittChevroletTriStar Motorsports39 *29.600 chance48392
37JJ YeleyChevroletAdirondack Tree Surgeons37 *29.900 chance47278
38Landon CassillChevroletStarCom Fiber43 *30.111000 to 159310
39Danica PatrickChevroletGoDaddy25 *30.700 chance27335
40Ross ChastainChevroletChevrolet35 *31.800 chance23364
41Reed SorensonChevroletVIPRacingExperience.com33 *33.400 chance23532
42Gray GauldingToyotaHibachi Box/Pepe's Mexica38 *33.700 chance12598
43Cole CusterFordHaas Automation36 *34.711000 to 111676

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The top past performance trends relevant to this race are listed below. The results are sorted by average finish. To view a complete list of driver trends for the current race, browse to each driver's respective page.
Top performers over the last two seasons at track type= RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK.
1.) Aric Almirola's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 6.0. In 4 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
2.) Paul Menard's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 7.0. In 5 races, he has 0 wins and 4 top 10 finishes.
3.) Ryan Newman's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 12.2. In 5 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
4.) Denny Hamlin's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 12.2. In 5 races, he has 0 wins and 2 top 10 finishes.
5.) Kasey Kahne's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 14.4. In 5 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
6.) AJ Allmendinger's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 14.8. In 5 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
7.) Joey Logano's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 16.2. In 5 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
8.) David Ragan's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 16.2. In 5 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
9.) Gray Gaulding's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 16.3. In 3 races, he has 0 wins and 1 top 10 finish.
10.) Chris Buescher's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 16.4. In 5 races, he has 0 wins and 2 top 10 finishes.

Best career performers at Talladega Superspeedway
1.) Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s average finish at Talladega Superspeedway is 12.1. In 10 races, he has 1 win and 5 top 10 finishes.
2.) Brad Keselowski's average finish at Talladega Superspeedway is 14.1. In 18 races, he has 5 wins and 11 top 10 finishes.
3.) Kevin Harvick's average finish at Talladega Superspeedway is 15.4. In 34 races, he has 1 win and 14 top 10 finishes.
4.) Clint Bowyer's average finish at Talladega Superspeedway is 15.5. In 24 races, he has 2 wins and 12 top 10 finishes.
5.) Chase Elliott's average finish at Talladega Superspeedway is 15.8. In 4 races, he has 0 wins and 1 top 10 finish.
6.) Kurt Busch's average finish at Talladega Superspeedway is 15.9. In 34 races, he has 0 wins and 18 top 10 finishes.
7.) Jimmie Johnson's average finish at Talladega Superspeedway is 17.2. In 32 races, he has 2 wins and 12 top 10 finishes.
8.) Aric Almirola's average finish at Talladega Superspeedway is 17.9. In 17 races, he has 0 wins and 4 top 10 finishes.
9.) Denny Hamlin's average finish at Talladega Superspeedway is 18.3. In 24 races, he has 1 win and 9 top 10 finishes.
10.) Joey Logano's average finish at Talladega Superspeedway is 18.6. In 18 races, he has 2 wins and 7 top 10 finishes.

Hot Drivers - Top performers over the last 3 races.
1.) Kyle Busch's average finish over the past 3 races is 1.0. In 3 races, he has 3 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
2.) Kevin Harvick's average finish over the past 3 races is 4.7. In 3 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
3.) Joey Logano's average finish over the past 3 races is 6.3. In 3 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
4.) Clint Bowyer's average finish over the past 3 races is 8.7. In 3 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
5.) Kurt Busch's average finish over the past 3 races is 13.3. In 3 races, he has 0 wins and 1 top 10 finish.

Hot Drivers - Top performers over the last 10 races.
1.) Kyle Busch's average finish over the past 10 races is 4.6. In 10 races, he has 3 wins and 9 top 10 finishes.
2.) Joey Logano's average finish over the past 10 races is 7.2. In 10 races, he has 0 wins and 9 top 10 finishes.
3.) Kevin Harvick's average finish over the past 10 races is 9.2. In 10 races, he has 3 wins and 8 top 10 finishes.
4.) Clint Bowyer's average finish over the past 10 races is 9.2. In 10 races, he has 1 win and 6 top 10 finishes.
5.) Denny Hamlin's average finish over the past 10 races is 10.6. In 10 races, he has 0 wins and 6 top 10 finishes.
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