NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Numbers game: Las Vegas

*Numbers game: Las Vegas*
*By Brett Poirier*

*1*
The number of drivers to record top-10 finishes in the first three races (Kurt Busch).

*2*
The number of Sprint Cup tracks Tony Stewart has not won at (Las Vegas, Darlington).

*3*
The number of wins for Carl Edwards in the last five Sprint Cup races.

*4*
The number of wins for Mark Martin in six career Nationwide Series starts at Las Vegas.

*4th*
The finishing position for Danica Patrick in the Nationwide Series race on Saturday. It was the best finish by a woman in NASCAR history in any of the top touring divisions.

*6*
The number of wins for Ford in Sprint Cup at Las Vegas after Edward’s win Sunday (Chevy has five).

*6*
The number of leaders in the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas (There was one last week at Phoenix).

*6th*
The points position of Paul Menard in the Sprint Cup Series. He is the only Richard Childress Racing driver in the top 18.

*9*
The number of cars out of the race after 14 laps were run in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race (There was only one caution flag for a single-car accident).

*14*
The number of races Jeff Burton has finished at Las Vegas (all 14 Sprint Cup races at the track).

*14*
The number of pit-road penalties issued out by NASCAR during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas (six for speeding).

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

*21*
The number of lead changes among 14 different drivers during the Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas.

*31*
The number of caution flags thrown after three Sprint Cup events.

*34*
Jeff Burton’s spot in the Sprint Cup owner points after the first three races of the season.

*38th*
Pointer-leader after Phoenix Kyle Busch’s finish at Las Vegas after his engine expired.

*49*
The number of Nationwide Series victories for Mark Martin following his win on Saturday.

*96*
The number of wins for Mark Martin in NASCAR’s top three touring series.

*355*
The number of laps Tony Stewart had led in 12 previous starts at Las Vegas combined. He led a race-high 163 laps on Sunday.

*2,264*
The difference in prize money betweek 23rd-place finisher Joe Nemechek (ran 193 laps) and 43rd place finisher Kevin Conway (ran 2 laps) in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race.

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