NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Numbers game: Kentucky race weekend

*1*
The number of driver’s to win from the pole in Sprint Cup races this season. Kyle Busch became the first driver to do it on Saturday.
*3*
The number of points separating Brad Keselowski from the top-20 in the Sprint Cup driver standings. Keselowski needs to be in the top-20 to qualify for the Chase for the Cup. Keselowski finished seventh on Saturday.
*3*
The number of finishes outside the top-15 for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in his last three races. He finished outside the top-15 only twice in the first 15 races.
*3rd*
Kyle Busch’s worst finish of the weekend. After starting 41st in the Nationwide race, Busch finished third. He was first and first in his other two races.
*6*
The number of 32nd-place finishes for Andy Lally this season. He was 32nd at Kentucky.
*8*
The number of cars to pull off the track after 20 laps in Saturday’s Nationwide race.
*9*
The number of different leaders in Friday’s Camping World Truck race at Kentucky.
*10*
The number of top-five finishes for Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch. Busch was first and Edwards was fifth on Saturday. No other driver has recorded more than six top-five finishes.
*10*
The number of finishes outside the top-10 for Aric Almirola through 18 Nationwide races.
*18.6*
The average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Daytona, David Ragan was eighth at Kentucky.
*22*
The number of career Sprint Cup victories for Kyle Busch, one win behind brother Kurt and Ricky Rudd.
*22*
The number of cars within four laps of the lead at the end of Saturday’s Nationwide race. There were 10 cars on the lead lap.
*28th*
Jamie McMurray’s position in the Sprint Cup driver standings after finishing 36th at Kentucky.
*36th*
Kyle Busch’s starting position in Friday’s Camping World Truck race after missing the driver’s meeting. He won the race anyway.
*79*
The number of laps led by Brad Keselowski in the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky. It was the most he had ever led in a Sprint Cup race.
*793*
Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 18 Sprint Cup races. He ran 37 laps at Kentucky on his way to a 37th-place finish.
*1060*
Laps led this season by Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series, a number that leads all drivers. He paced the field for 125 laps and won on Saturday at Kentucky, meaning Busch has led in 14 of the first 18 races.

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