Race Weekend Central

Numbers game: Kobalt Tools 500K

*3* Times Tony Stewart has led the most laps in the last four races. Stewart led a race-high 160 laps at Phoenix. *4* Top-10s for Jeff Burton in 2011. Three of those finishes have come in the last four races. He was fourth on Sunday. *5* Points separating eighth through 11th place in the Sprint …

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Numbers game: TUMS Fast Relief 500

*1* Top-5s for Denny Hamlin in The Chase. Hamlin finished fifth Sunday at Martinsville. It was Hamlin’s seventh top-5 in the last eight races at the track. *3* Career victories at Martinsville and in The Chase this season for Tony Stewart. *4* Drivers that have led more than 3,000 laps at Martinsville. Jeff Gordon became …

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Numbers Game: Bank of America 500

*1* Top-10 for Denny Hamlin in the last seven Chase races. Hamlin finished ninth on Saturday. *2* Chase victories for Matt Kenseth. Before taking the checkered flag Saturday, The Roush Fenway driver hadn’t won a Chase race since 2007 at Homestead-Miami. *3* Consecutive top-5 finishes for Kasey Kahne after placing fourth at Charlotte on Saturday. …

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Numbers Game: AAA 400

*3* Chase victories for Kurt Busch since 2004. Busch picked up his 24th career victory on Sunday. *3* Tracks left on the circuit that Kasey Kahne has not scored a top-5 finish at. Kahne crossed Dover off of the list with a fourth-place finish on Sunday. *3* 11th-place finishes for Jeff Burton in 2011. Burton …

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Numbers game: Sylvania 300

*0* Times the driver leading the standings after the second race of the Chase has won the title. *2* Laps led by Tony Stewart in his win Sunday, tying him for the fewest laps led for any New Hampshire winner with Jeff Burton. *2* Times the first two Chase races were won by the same …

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Numbers Game: Wonderful Pistachios 400

*2.3* Jeff Gordon’s average finish in the last three races. Gordon placed third at Richmond. *3* The number of free passes issued to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Saturday night. He finished 16th and clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. *3* Top-five finishes for David Ragan at Richmond. He finished fourth in both …

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Numbers Game: Pure Michigan 400

*1* Driver has clinched a spot in the Chase for the Cup. Kyle Busch became the first driver to clinch a spot with his fourth victory of 2011 on Sunday. *2nd* Brad Keselowski’s averaging finishing position in the last three Sprint Cup races. He has finished first, second and third and has climbed to 12th …

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Numbers game: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen

*0* Drivers in the top 30 in the Sprint Cup standings without a top-10 finish. Jeff Burton became the final top 30 driver to score a top 10 with a ninth-place finish on Sunday. *1* Drivers from Australia to win in the Sprint Cup Series. Ambrose became the first driver to pull off the feat …

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Numbers Game: Good Sam RV Insurance 500

*0* Top-10 finishes for Jeff Burton in 21 starts this season. He is the only driver in the top 30 in the standings who hasn’t recorded a top-10 finish. He was 17th at Pocono. *0* Top-10 finishes for Brad Keselowski through 21 races in 2010. He has two wins and six top-10 finishes. *1* Top-10 …

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Numbers Game: Brickyard 400

*0* The number of top-10 finishes for Jeff Burton in 20 starts this season. He is the only driver in the top 30 in the standings who hasn’t recorded a top-10 finish. He was 35th at Indianapolis. *1* NASCAR driver earned their first career victory at Indianapolis. Menard became the first on Sunday. *2* Top-five …

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