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Numbers Game: Lenox Industrial Tools 301

*0*
The number of top-10 finishes for Jeff Burton in 19 starts this season. He is the only driver in the top-30 in the standings who hasn’t recorded a top-10 finish.
*1*
The number of 1-2 finishes for Stewart Haas Racing’s history. Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart finished first and second on Sunday in the Sprint Cup race.
*1*
The number of drivers in the top-10 in points who are yet to record a victory this season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the only driver.
*2*
The number of drivers to win from the pole this season in Sprint Cup. Ryan Newman became the second polesitter in a row to win on Sunday (but, the first one to win from the pole when there was an official qualifying session).
*2*
The number of top-10 finishes for Sprint Cup point leader Carl Edwards in 14 career starts at New Hampshire. Edwards was 13th on Sunday.
*3*
The number of free passes issued to Hendrick Motorsports drivers at New Hampshire. J eff Gordon received one and Mark Martin got it twice. Gordon ended up 11th and Martin was 22nd.
*4*
The number of victories for Ryan Newman in 47 starts from the pole in the Sprint Cup series.
*4*
The number of top-30 finishes this season for rookie Andy Lally. He was 28th at New Hampshire.
*5*
The number of Sprint Cup races this season in which Kyle Busch has not led a lap. He failed to lead a lap Sunday after blowing a tire and finished 36th.
*5*
The consecutive number of races in which Dale Earnhardt Jr. has finished outside the top-10. He was 15th on Sunday.
*8*
The number of top-10 finishes for Denny Hamlin in 11 career starts at the Magic Mile.
*13*
The number of different winners after 19 Sprint Cup races in 2011. There were 13 different winners all of last season.
*13*
The number of top-10 finishes for Ryan Newman in 19 career starts at New Hampshire.
*15*
The number of top-10 finishes for Tony Stewart at New Hampshire in 25 starts.
*18th*
Greg Biffle’s finishing position on Sunday in Matt Puccia’s debut on the pit box. Biffle has finished outside the top-10 in eight of the last nine races.
*19.6*
The average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Kentucky, Kyle Busch finished 36th at New Hampshire.
*47*
The length of Ryan Newman’s losing streak before winning at New Hampshire on Sunday.
*124*
The number of races since Ryan Newman won at a track not one mile in length. His last two victories, Phoenix in 2010 and New Hampshire in 2011 are one mile tracks.
*830*
Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 19 Sprint Cup races. He ran 37 laps at New Hampshire on his way to a 41st-place finish.

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