Jimmie Johnson has statistical edge on Matt Kenseth

Jimmie Johnson. (Getty Images)

Jimmie Johnson. (Getty Images)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:40 PM ET

A statistical comparison of past performances by Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth at Phoenix International Raceway - where the two will battle on Sunday in the next-to-final race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship - wildly favours five-time champion Johnson.

In 20 starts at the one-mile PIR, Johnson has four wins, 13 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes, with an average finish of 6.4 and an astounding 932 laps led in the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

Kenseth, meanwhile, primarily driving a Roush Fenway Racing Ford until this year switching to the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, has 22 starts at PIR with only one win - and that came 11 years ago in his championship 2003 season -- five top-five and nine top-10 finishes for an average finish of 17.2 and 212 laps led.

 


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