NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Numbers game: Bristol

By Brett Poirier

*2*
The number of pit-road violations each for Brian Vickers, Brad Keselowski and Trevor Bayne during the Sprint Cup race at Bristol.
*2*
The numbers of drivers in the top-20 in points that haven’t earned a bonus point so far this season (Mark Martin and Kasey Kahne).
*3*
Number of top-5’s for Carl Edwards in four races.
*4*
The number of top-10 finishes in the first four races for Kurt Busch (only driver to do this).
*5*
Consecutive victories for Kyle Busch at Bristol in NASCAR competition, spanning all three major series.
*5*
Kyle Busch’s number of wins at Bristol in 13 starts, tieing him with Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon for most among active drivers.
*5*
The number of cars out of the Nationwide Series race after just seven laps on Saturday.
*6*
Top-10 finishes for Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson in their last seven short-track races.
*6*
Consecutive wins by Joe Gibbs Racing at NASCAR’s short-track races.
*6th*
Highest finishing position this season for Nationwide Series point leader Jason Leffler.
*11.25*
The average number of lead-lap cars at the end of Nationwide Series race in 2011 (there were 11 on Saturday).
*16*
The average number of leaders in Sprint Cup races this season, a modern-era record.
*19*
The number of cars on the lead lap at the end of the Sprint Cup race at Bristol.
*19*
The number of cars that were running two or more laps off the at the end of the Nationwide Series race.
*29th*
Jeff Burton and Joey Logano’s point position with one race to go before the new top-35 is used to set the field.
*31*
The number of laps completed this season by Kelly Bires in four Nationwide Series starts.
*33rd*
Finishing position for Danica Patrick at Bristol, her worst finish of the season.
*265*
The lap Kyle Busch surpassed the 10,000-lap career mark in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race.
*2005*
The last time the Sprint Cup Series saw four different winners in the first four races before this season.
*120,000*
Estimated attendance for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race, down from 138,000 in 2010 and 160,000 in 2009.

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