NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Numbers game: Geico 400

*1*
Laps Jeff Gordon and David Gilliland were each penalized for speeding down pit road at the end of Monday’s race at Chicagoland.

*1*
Cautions caused by racing accidents on Monday at Chicagoland. There were six cautions in the race. The only caution for an accident came out when J.J. Yeley brushed the wall.

*5*
Top-5 finishes for Brad Keselowski in the last seven Sprint Cup Series races.

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Top-5 finishes for Kevin Harvick in 11 starts at Chicagoland.

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Top-5 finishes for Carl Edwards in seven starts in 2011 at tracks of 1.5 miles in length; Edwards finished fourth on Monday.

*7*
Victories for Tony Stewart in Chase races.

*7th*
Finishing position for Clint Bowyer at Chicagoland, the highest finishing non-Chase driver on Monday.

*9*
Top-10 finishes for Tony Stewart in 11 Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland; he picked up his third victory at the track on Monday.

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Consecutive years Tony Stewart has visited Victory Lane in the Sprint Cup Series. Ricky Rudd and Rusty Wallace hold the modern era record at 16.

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Races since Dale Earnhardt, Jr. last scored a top-5 finish before finishing third on Monday.

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Different drivers to win in 27 Sprint Cup Series races this season.

*16.5*
Average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Richmond, Kevin Harvick finished second at Chicagoland.

*21st*
Matt Kenseth’s finishing position on Monday at Chicagoland. Kenseth ran out of gas on the final lap and was penalized for receiving assistance from another car.

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Sprint Cup Series victories for Tony Stewart after winning at Chicagoland on Monday. Stewart tied Mark Martin for 16th on the all-time list.

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Points separating Denny Hamlin (12th in points) from point leader Kevin Harvick. After one race, Hamlin trails by almost a whole race in the standings.

*55*
Top-10 finishes for Jimmie Johnson in 71 career Chase races. He was 10th on Monday.

*1,031*
Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 27 Sprint Cup races. He
ran 45 laps at Chicagoland and crossed the 1,000-lap plateau on his way to a 40th-place finish.

*1,191*
Laps led this season by Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series, a number that leads all drivers. He paced the field for seven laps and finished 22nd Monday at Chicagoland, meaning Busch has led in 20 of the first 27 races.

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