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Drivers to finish in the top-10 in all four Chase races in 2011. Point leader Carl Edwards is the only driver to do so. He finished fifth on Sunday.

*2*
Tracks on the Sprint Cup Series circuit that Kyle Busch has not scored top-5 finishes on (Kansas and Homestead). Busch finished 11th on Sunday at Kansas and has only on top-10 finish in nine starts there.

*5*
Top-5 finishes for Kasey Kahne in 2011. He recorded his second straight top 5 with a second-place showing at Kansas.

*7*
Races extended past the scheduled distance of laps in 2011 (Daytona – Feb and July, Darlington & Charlotte – May, Watkins Glen & Michigan -August). A late caution added five laps at Kansas, making the race 272 laps.

*7*
Top-5 finishes for Carl Edwards in eight starts at 1.5-mile tracks in 2011; he was fifth on Sunday. Three of the six remaining races in The Chase are at these intermediate tracks.

*9*
Consecutive manufacturers’ championships for Chevrolet. The automaker clinched its 35th title in the sport with Jimmie Johnson’s win Sunday.

*9*
Consecutive Chase races won by drivers qualified for the playoff. The last non-Chase driver to win a playoff race was Jamie McMurray at Charlotte on October 16, 2010.

*16.1*
Average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Dover, Kurt Busch placed 13th at Kansas.

*19*
The number of points separating the top 8 in the Sprint Cup Series standings heading into Sunday’s race at Kansas. It is also the number of points separating the top 7 in the standings after Kansas.

*20*
Wins for Jimmie Johnson in Chase races.

*39*
Bonus points accumulated by Kyle Busch in 2011. Busch leads all Chase drivers, while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has the smallest amount with eight.

*55*
Wins for Jimmie Johnson in the Sprint Cup Series. Johnson moved into a tie
for eighth with Rusty Wallace on the all-time wins list.

*57*
Top-10 finishes for Jimmie Johnson in 74 career races in The Chase; he won at Kansas.

*197*
Laps led by Jimmie Johnson on Sunday in the 272-lap race at Kansas. It was the most laps led by any Kansas winner.

*199*
Wins in Sprint Cup Series competition for Hendrick Motorsports. Jimmie Johnson captured win 199 on Sunday.

*1,138*
Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 30 Sprint Cup races. He
ran 18 laps at Kansas and finished 41st.

*1,197*
Laps led this season by Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series, a number that leads all drivers. He paced the field for eight laps and finished 11th Sunday at Kansas, meaning Busch has led in 22 of the 30 races.

*2006*
The last year that Jeff Gordon finished outside the top 5 at Kansas; he blew an engine and finished 34th on Sunday.

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