Numbers Game 10/22/2012

by Garrett Horton

0
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.

1
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.

2
Martin Truex, Jr. finished second in both Kansas races this year. In his seven previous races, he had never posted a top-10 finish.

3
Three drivers have finished in the top-15 in all six Chase races this year: Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, and Kasey Kahne.

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

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

69
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.

78,907
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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