Race Weekend Central

Numbers game: Phoenix/Las Vegas

By Brett Poirier

*1*
The number of lead changes in Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix.

*2*
The number of drivers who have finished in the top-10 in each of the first two Sprint Cup races (Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch).

*3*
The number of cars out of the race because of “electrical” problems
after just 72 laps of the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix.

*4th*
Danica Patrick’s spot in the Nationwide Series point standings (tied with Joe Nemechek) after 14th and 17th-place finishes in the first two races of the season.

*5*
The number of cars out of the race after 19 laps were run in Saturday’s
Nationwide Series race.

*6*
The number of lucky dogs or free passes awarded during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Phoenix.

*9*
The number of wins for Kyle Busch in his last 18 Camping World Truck Series races.

*11th*
The points position of Paul Menard, the highest running Richard Childress Racing owned car after the first two races.

*13*
The number of cars involved in a wreck on lap 67 of the Sprint Cup race
at Phoenix. The race was red-flagged for 14 minutes.

*14*
The number of top-10 finishes Jimmie Johnson has in 16 starts at
Phoenix.

*16*
The number of cars within two laps of the lead at the end of Saturday’s
Nationwide Series race.

*20th*
The starting position of Jeff Gordon at Phoenix on Sunday and the starting position of 2010 Las Vegas-winner Jimmie Johnson.

*23*
The number of spots Jeff Gordon moved up in the Sprint Cup point standings after his victory at Phoenix.

*28*
The number of lead changes in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix, an all-time track record.

*40*
The number of cars entered in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at
Phoenix.

*44*
The number of victories for Kyle Busch in 204 career Nationwide Series
starts, just four behind all-time wins leader Mark Martin.

*66*
The number of races that Jeff Gordon had gone since his last win (2009 Samsung RadioShack 500 at Texas) before winning on Sunday.

*83*
The number of wins for Jeff Gordon during his Sprint Cup career (tied
for fifth all-time with Cale Yarborough).

*99.88*
The percentage of laps Jimmie Johnson has completed in nine career races at Las Vegas. That percentage equates to 2418 of a possible 2421 laps.

*200*
The number of laps Kyle Busch led in the 200-lap Nationwide Series race at
Phoenix. It was the first time that a driver led a Nationwide Series race flag-to-flag since Dale Earnhardt, Jr. accomplished the feat in the Winn-Dixie 250 at Daytona in July, 2003.

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