NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
RACE: NASCAR Sprint Showdown and Sprint All-Star Race
TRACK: Charlotte Motor Speedway
DATE: May 19, 2012
Richard Childress Racing’s Jeff Burton finished eighth in the NASCAR Sprint Showdown while teammates Kevin Harvick and Paul Menard finished sixth and 16th, respectively, in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
According to NASCAR Loop Data Statistics, Menard and Harvick tied for second in the category Green-Flag Passes with 45 each.
Harvick ranked second in NASCAR’s Loop Data category for Closers, gaining four positions in the final 10 percent (nine laps) of the event.
Harvick ranked fourth in the Loop Data category Fastest Drivers Early in a Run, was the fastest driver late in a run and ranked fifth in the category Fastest on Restarts.
Menard ranked third in the Loop Data category Quality Passes, overtaking 37 positions while running in the top 15 under green-flag conditions.
Burton ran inside the top 10 for the entire 40-lap Sprint Showdown event.
Although the Sprint Showdown and All-Star Race are non-points events, RCR teammates currently rank eighth (Harvick), 13th (Menard) and 17th (Burton) in the Sprint Cup Series point standings.
The next Sprint Cup Series race is the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 27, televised live on FOX and broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.