Race Weekend Central

Numbers Game 09/03/2012

by Garrett Horton 0 Chase hopeful Joey Logano needs a win at Richmond to make this year’s Chase. It will be tough given Logano’s history at the short track – he hasn’t led a single lap in his seven career starts. 1 Since announcing he would be leaving Roush Fenway Racing at the conclusion of …

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Numbers Game 08/27/2012

by Garrett Horton 2 Kevin Harvick has led a total of two laps in the last 15 races. 3 Denny Hamlin has three wins this season, with all of them coming on tracks where he has never won at previously. 4 The last four top-5 finishes Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has recorded were all a fourth …

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Numbers Game 08/20/2012

by Garrett Horton 3 In three of the last four races, Jimmie Johnson has been the race leader with under ten laps to go, but has only managed to win once, which was at Indy. He lost the lead in the rain shortened Pocono event on lap 90 of 98 when a flat tire caused …

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Numbers Game 08/13/2012

by Garrett Horton 2 This marked the second race in 2012 where there was a lead change on the final lap – the other came at Daytona a few weeks ago. 3 This is the third win for Ford this year. Ambrose joins Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle as representatives of the Blue Oval in …

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Numbers Game 08-06-2012

by Garrett Horton 1 Pocono was the first race this year were the current top-4 in points, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, and Jimmie Johnson, all failed to finish in the top-10. 3 Rick Hendrick drivers have won the last three races: Kasey Kahne at Loudon, Jimmie Johnson at Indy, and Jeff Gordon …

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Numbers Game 07-30-2012

by Garrett Horton 3rd Greg Biffle had his best finish on Sunday since he won Texas back in April. 3 After going 11 races without a top-10 following his win at Martinsville, Ryan Newman has quietly put together a three race streak finishing in the top-10. He finished seventh on Sunday. 5 Martin Truex, Jr. …

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Numbers Game 07-16-2012

by Garrett Horton 0 There were zero cautions due to accidents in Sunday’s running of the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. 1.6 Darian Grubb’s average finish as crew chief for the last three Loudon races. He led Denny Hamlin to a second-place finish on Sunday after guiding his driver from last year, Tony Stewart, to a …

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Numbers Game: 2012 Quaker State 400

by Garrett Horton 2 All four Rick Hendrick cars placed in the top-10 at Kentucky, the second time this year it has happened. Ironically, the other time came during a Saturday night race, at Texas Motor Speedway, also a 1.5 mile oval. 3rd Jimmie Johnson has now moved up to a season high of third …

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Numbers Game 06-18-2012

by Garrett Horton 4 After having four straight finishes outside the top-20, Jeff Gordon has now finished 19th or better the last four weeks, allowing him to move back into the top-20 in points. 5 With his runner up finish on Sunday, Tony Stewart now has five consecutive top-10 finishes at Michigan. 5th Carl Edwards …

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Numbers Game 06-11-2012

by Garrett Horton 3 There have been three lead changes at the top of the points this season among three different drivers. Matt Kenseth took the top spot for the second time in 2012, jumping Greg Biffle, who had held onto the position since Vegas. Denny Hamlin is the only other driver to have the …

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