NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Numbers game: AdvoCare 500

*0.598*
Jeff Gordon’s victory margin over Jimmie Johnson on Tuesday.

*1*
Top-5 finishes for Carl Edwards in the last seven Sprint Cup races; he finished fifth at Atlanta.

*1*
Sprint Cup Showdown eligible drivers to finish in the top-15 on Tuesday; Brad Keselowski had a sixth-place finish.

*3rd*
Jeff Gordon’s position on the all-time Sprint Cup wins list after recording his 85th career victory on Tuesday.

*4*
Top-10 starters to finish in the top-10 on Tuesday. Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth were the only drivers to do so.

*5*
Victories for Jeff Gordon at Atlanta. He is second among active drivers to Bobby Labonte who has six.

*6*
The consecutive number of top-10 finishes for Brad Keselowski; he was sixth at Atlanta on Sunday.

*9*
Drivers who have clinched a spot in the Chase for the Cup. Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman and Brad Keselowski solidified their spots on Tuesday.

*10*
Times Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has finished outside the top 10 in his last 11 races; he was 19th on Tuesday.

*17.7*
The average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Bristol, Brad Keselowski finished sixth at Atlanta.

*23*
Points separating 11th-place Brad Keselowski from 10th-place Tony Stewart heading into the final race before the Chase for the Cup begins. If Keselowski can get in the top 10 at Richmond, it will open up a wild card spot for Chase.

*35*
Lead changes in Tuesday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta; 14 different drivers led a lap.

*35th*
The average finishing position of Tuesday’s front-row starters. Kasey Kahne finished 34th, while Clint Bowyer was 36th.

*146*
Laps led by Jeff Gordon at Atlanta on Tuesday. He had only led 108 laps at the track combined in his last eight starts heading into the race.

*962*
Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 25 Sprint Cup races. He ran 27 laps at Atlanta on his way to a 40th-place finish.

*1,184*
Laps led this season by Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series, a number that leads all drivers. He paced the field for 20 circuits and finished 23rd Tuesday at Atlanta, making the 1.54-mile track the 19th of 25 races this season Busch has led.

*2007*
The last year that Jeff Gordon recorded multiple victories in a season. His win on Tuesday was his third of 2011.

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