Jeff Gordon's average finish in 2009 was 10.2
Dale Sr's average starting position in the Nascar Cup Series was 12.9, his average finishing position was 11.1.
You're paid by your finishing position, regardless of if you're running at the checkered flag.
When a driver qualifies in first position he wins "the pole".
Depending on how well you do (winnings) and how much they and the race itself pays.
Through the 2012 season, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 14.3 in his Nascar Cup Series career.
The average age of a NASCAR driver these days is between 25-40.
A Nascar driver gets paid no matter what position he or she finishes in. Even the last place driver gets a check.
In his career, Jeff Gordon has started from the pole position 72 times in the Nascar Cup Series and 12 times in the Nationwide Series (formerly known as the Busch Series).
43 cars in nascar running together at the end how do you determine what the average speeds are not qulifying or practice but the total lap speeds