Monday, September 8, 2014

Top-5 finishes at 1.5-mile tracks prior to 2014 Sprint Cup Chase

Does Keselowski have an edge on the 1.5-mile tracks? 5 are in the Chase
So far this season we’ve seen two organizations get all the wins on the six 1.5-mile tracks raced on, and heading into the first race of the Chase at Chicago‘s 1.5-mile layout, those teams figure to be the most equipped to win again.

Last season, Matt Kenseth had won three of the first six races on 1.5s, and he continued his trend by winning at Chicago for the first time in his career. Joe Gibbs racing as a whole was the most dominant on these type of tracks winning seven of the 11 races on the entire season.

This season we have Hendrick Motorsports with three wins and Penske Racing with three wins, two by Brad Keselowski -- the only driver to have multiple wins on the 1.5s.

Here’s a look at the top-5 finishes at the first six races on 1.5-mile tracks this season:

March 9 - Las Vegas
1. Brad Keselowski
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
3. Paul Menard
4. Joey Logano
5. Carl Edwards

April 7 - Texas
1. Joey Logano
2. Jeff Gordon
3. Kyle Busch
4. Brian Vickers
5. Kyle Larson

May 10 - Kansas
1. Jeff Gordon
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Kasey Kahne
4. Joey Logano
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

May 25 - Charlotte
1. Jimmie Johnson
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Matt Kenseth
4. Carl Edwards
5. Jamie McMurray

June 28 - Kentucky
1. Brad Keselowski
2. Kyle Busch
3. Ryan Newman
4. Matt Kenseth
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

August 31 - Atlanta
1. Kasey Kahne
2. Matt Kenseth
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Jimmie Johnson
5. Carl Edwards

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