By Tyler Beichner:
Man…am I the only one that feels like Florida Speedweeks was just yesterday? Look at the calendar and you’ll see that it was exactly one month ago that the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series finished up their three night onslaught of Volusia Speedway Park.
We are now already 8 races into the young season and it has been an intriguing one to say the least. I know you’re all hardcore dirt fans, and you see every result of the Greatest Show on Dirt, so I’m not going to bog you down with redundant results that you can find anywhere on the web.
I’ll begin with saying that I love crunching numbers, seeing the subtle differences between the drivers, and realizing what categories reflect into wins or being consistently up front. So before I begin I want to apologize ahead of time if these numbers bore you to death….my intent is that at least one of you fine Dirt Fanatics will find interest in the statistics that I’m going to present.
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So without further adieu, here is our first of many STAT CENTRAL releases of the World of Outlaws season!
—Through 8 World of Outlaws events 63 drivers and 66 different cars have taken to the track–
—14 drivers have entered into all eight races–
(Darrah, Kaeding, S Kinser, K Kinser, Madsen, McMahan, Pittman, Saldana, Schatz, Schuchart, Sides, Sweet, Swindell, Wolfe)
—11 of those drivers have started all eight main events–
(Darrah, Kaeding, S Kinser, K Kinser, Madsen, McMahan, Pittman, Saldana, Schatz, Sweet, Swindell)
—6 drivers have won a feature race–
(Schatz , Sweet , Abreu, Steve Kinser, McMahan, Pittman,)
—17 drivers have collected at least one Top 5 finish–
(Schatz , Sweet , S Kinser , Madsen , McMahan , Pittman , McCarl , Saldana , Abreu, Dale Blaney, Darrah, Tim Kaeding, Meyers, Schuchart, Shaffer, Sides, Swindell)
—4 drivers have sat atop the speed charts after time trials–
(McMahan , Saldana , Pittman, McCarl)
—7 drivers have won a Dash–
(Pittman , Steve Kinser, Madsen, McCarl, Schuchart, Shaffer, Sweet)
—17 drivers have won a heat race–
(Steve Kinser , Kraig Kinser , Sweet , Darrah , Lasoski , Madsen , McCarl , Schatz , Abreu, Dave Blaney, Clauson, Holtgraver, Wayne Johnson, Bud Kaeding, Maeschen, Saldana, Schuchart)
—245 feature laps have been ran–
—11 different drivers have led a lap in a feature–
(Steve Kinser , Pittman , Abreu , Schatz , Shaffer , Sweet , Schuchart , Madsen , McMahan , Darrah , McCarl )
—7 drivers have claimed the Hard Charger award–
(Tim Kaeding , Abreu, Herrera, Lasoski, Madsen, Pittman, Schatz)
—491 passes have been made during feature racing action–
(Top 5: Tim Kaeding , Madsen , Sweet , Schatz , Abreu )
Point Standings (through 3/15/14)
1. Paul McMahan – 1147 points
***Eight top 10’s. He has collected one 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th place finish.
2. Donny Schatz – 1126 points
***Six top 10’s. He has collected two 1st and 5th place finishes; one 2nd and 4th place finish.
3. Daryn Pittman – 1123 points
***Six top 10’s. He has collected one 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th place finish.
4. Steve Kinser – 1112 points
***Six top 10’s. He has collected two 2nd and 7th place finishes; one 1st and 3rd place finish.
5. Brad Sweet – 1110 points
***Seven top 10’s. He has collected two 1st place finishes; one 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th place finish.
6. Kerry Madsen – 1101 points
***Seven top 10’s. He has collected one 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 10th place finish.
7. Tim Kaeding – 1034 points
***Four top 10’s. He has collected two 6th place finishes; one 5th and 10th place finish.
8. Joey Saldana – 1031 points
***Five top 10’s. He has collected two 8th place finishes; one 4th, 5th, and 6th place finish.
9. Kraig Kinser – 1007 points
***Three top 10’s. He has collected one 7th, 8th, and 9th place finish.
10. Cody Darrah – 1005 points
***Five top 10’s. He has collected two 10th place finishes; one 2nd, 8th, and 9th place finish.
11. Sammy Swindell – 988 points
***Three top 10’s. He has collected one 4th, 9th, and 10th place finish.
12. Jason Sides – 915 points
***Two top 10’s. He has collected one 4th and 9th place finish.
13. Terry McCarl – 897 points
***Three top 10’s. He has collected one 3rd, 5th, and 8th place finish.
14. Rico Abreu – 874 points
***Two top 10’s. He has collected one 1st and 7th place finish.
15. Logan Schuchart – 827 points
***Two top 10’s. He has collected one 2nd and 8th place finish.
There you have it. That is our first edition of STAT CENTRAL of the season for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series. Within the next few days we will be releasing a condensed version titled “Outlaws by the Numbers” that will present the same sort of data in a different aspect.
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