Race Weekend Central

Numbers Game 10/22/2012

by Garrett Horton

Kevin Harvick has not scored a top-10 in a single Chase race this year. His best finish has been an 11th, occurring three times.

Kyle Busch has just one combined victory in all three of NASCAR’s division this year after averaging almost 21 since the beginning of the 2008 season.

Martin Truex, Jr. finished second in both Kansas races this year. In his seven previous races, he had never posted a top-10 finish.

Three drivers have finished in the top-15 in all six Chase races this year: Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, and Kasey Kahne.

There were 14 cautions in Sunday’s running of the Hollywood Casino 400, the most yellow flags in a race this season.

Matt Kenseth’s 3rd of win of 2012 marked his 24th career win, joining Kurt and Kyle Busch for 26th most all-time.

Aric Almirola led 69 laps on Sunday, which was not only a career high for a race, it also eclipsed his previous best for an entire season, which was 56 in 2008.

Michael McDowell, who finished last in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas, collected $78,907 for completing just seven laps. This was more than any other driver in the Kansas Nationwide race with the exception of Ricky Stenhouse, who was Saturday’s winner.

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