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Numbers game: Auto Club 400

By Brett Poirier

*1*
The number of laps Kevin Harvick led in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway.
*1*
The number of wins for Richard Childress Racing at Auto Club Speedway
following Harvick’s win Sunday.
*5*
The number of wins for Kyle Busch in last six Nationwide Series starts.
*6*
The number of points separating 35th place Casey Mears from 36th place Andy
Lally in the Sprint Cup owner points after Sunday’s race.
*7*
The number of consecutive wins for Joe Gibbs Racing at Auto Club Speedway (the most for any owner at any track).
*7*
The number of cars that pulled off the track in the first 41 laps of Saturday’s Nationwide Series race with mechanical issues.
*11*
The number of Sprint Cup races won at Auto Club Speedway by drivers starting outside the top-10 in 22 races.
*12*
The number of top-five finishes Jimmie Johnson has in 17 career starts at Auto Club Speedway.
*13*
The number of cars on the lead lap at the end of the Nationwide Series race on Saturday (It was the most at any race in 2011).
*14*
The number of different winners in 22 Sprint Cup races at Auto Club Speedway.
*16*
Caution laps in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway (Fewest ever at Auto Club Speedway).
*18*
Lead changes in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race.
*20*
The number of cars within three laps of the lead at the end of Saturday’s 150-lap Nationwide Series race.
*21*
Lead changes in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race (first time this year it is more than Cup race).
*38*
The number of laps Jennifer Jo Cobb ran in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race one week after saying she was not a start-and-park driver. She retired due to “handling” issues.
*70*
The number of combined laps Joe Nemechek completed in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races over the weekend.
*151*
The number of laps led by Kyle Busch in Sunday’s 200-lap Sprint Cup race.
*$1,056*
The difference in prize money between 34th-place finisher Robby Gordon (ran 197 laps) and 43rd-place finisher Michael McDowell (ran 32 laps).
*$34,405*
The difference in prize money between 39th-place finisher Denny Hamlin ($123,880) on Sunday and 16th-place finisher Paul Menard ($89,475).
*88,000*
The listed attendance for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Fontana (compared
72,000 last year in spring).

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