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Numbers Game: 2011 Showtime Southern 500

By Brett Poirier *0* The number of top-10 finishes this season for Jeff Burton after 10 Sprint Cup races. He is 24th in the series standings with two DNFs. *1* The number of wins separating Kyle Busch (48) and all-time Nationwide Series wins leader Mark Martin (49) after Busch won on Friday. *4* The number …

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Numbers Game: 2011 Aaron’s 499

*.002* The margin of victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. It tied for the closest margin in NASCAR history (Darlington, 2003). *.074* The margin of time sixth-place finisher Carl Edwards crossed the line behind winner Jimmie Johnson in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. *3rd* The finishing position of Joe Nemechek on Saturday at the end of …

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Numbers game: Samsung Mobile 500

By Brett Poirier *1* The number of top-five finishes for Nationwide Series point leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. after the first six races. He has a 14-point lead over Jason Leffler, who has yet to record a top-five finish. *1* The number of victory in the Nationwide Series for the Ford Mustang. Edwards became the first …

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Numbers game: Martinsville

*0* The number of bonus points accrued by Mark Martin, the only driver in the top-20 in the Sprint Cup Series standings without a bonus point. *2* The number of times Kevin Harvick has won back-to-back races in the Sprint Cup Series. *2* The number of top-10 starters to finish in the top-10 in Sunday’s …

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Numbers game: Auto Club 400

By Brett Poirier *1* The number of laps Kevin Harvick led in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway. *1* The number of wins for Richard Childress Racing at Auto Club Speedway following Harvick’s win Sunday. *5* The number of wins for Kyle Busch in last six Nationwide Series starts. *6* The number of …

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Numbers game: Bristol

By Brett Poirier *2* The number of pit-road violations each for Brian Vickers, Brad Keselowski and Trevor Bayne during the Sprint Cup race at Bristol. *2* The numbers of drivers in the top-20 in points that haven’t earned a bonus point so far this season (Mark Martin and Kasey Kahne). *3* Number of top-5’s for …

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Numbers game: Phoenix/Las Vegas

By Brett Poirier *1* The number of lead changes in Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix. *2* The number of drivers who have finished in the top-10 in each of the first two Sprint Cup races (Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch). *3* The number of cars out of the race because of “electrical” …

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Numbers game: Daytona

By Brett Poirier *0* The number of driver points Trevor Bayne received for winning the Daytona 500. *0.186* The combined margin of victory, in seconds, for the Camping World Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at Daytona this past weekend. *2* Number of starts for Trevor Bayne in the Sprint Cup Series. *3rd* The highest …

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Numbers Game: Daytona Speedweeks

*0* The number of drivers to win the Bud Shootout, Gatorade Duel race and the Daytona 500 in the same year. *.032* The difference, in seconds, between Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jeff Gordon during Sunday’s pole qualifying. *1* The number of times a Dodge has ever won the Budweiser Shootout (2011, Kurt …

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