NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Numbers Game Martinsville

0
Laps led this season by 2012 Chaser Martin Truex, Jr. Truex also has two finishes of 36th or worse so far in 2013; last season, he had only one.

1
Lap led by Richard Petty Motorsports all season. Marcos Ambrose, who started on the outside of the front row broke through on Lap 1 of Sunday’s event. (Aric Almirola remains at zero)

2
Times this season Danica Patrick has outperformed boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. in the Rookie of the Year race: Daytona and Martinsville. That’s also the number of laps, by the way, Patrick earned back through NASCAR’s wave-around / Lucky Dog rules.

6
Different organizations Martin has driven for since initially announcing his retirement after 2005. They are… Roush again (2006), Ginn Racing (2007), Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (2007-08), Hendrick Motorsports (2009-11), Michael Waltrip Racing (2012-), Joe Gibbs Racing (2013).

6th
The highest position for any driver in the point standings this season without a top-5 finish. Greg Biffle holds that honor. Paul Menard, in 9th is the other driver currently in Chase position with no on-track result better than sixth.

29th
Average finishing position for J.J. Yeley after Daytona’s season-opening top 10. He was 27th Sunday.

73
Laps led by Matt Kenseth in his first 26 career starts at Martinsville.

96
Laps led by Matt Kenseth Sunday, his 27th career start at Martinsville.

247
Laps led by Clint Bowyer in his career at Martinsville. It’s the most he’s led at any one track on the Cup circuit without getting at least one win.

346
Laps led by Jimmie Johnson, a new career high. The old mark for Five-Time was 339, set in a 2008 Fall Martinsville race where he also cruised to a dominating victory.

450
Career top-10 finishes for Mark Martin after a 10th in Sunday’s race.

$83,125
Money won by Danica Patrick after Sunday’s Cup race. It’s actually the lowest amount captured by anyone inside the top 25.

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