SRT Motorsports – Decrease in Cautions During 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

By Official Release On Mon, Nov. 26, 2012

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (November 26, 2012) – The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season had a significant decrease in the number of cautions compared to the previous three season. There were 216 cautions during the 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

Here’s a caution breakdown for the last four years provided by Darnell Communications for SRT Motorsports and Dodge.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES

2012 2011 2010 2009 Cautions 216 278 265 305

Caution Laps 1,129 1,358 1,325 1,447

Laps Run 10,442 10,550 10,778 10,492

Miles Run 13,719.676 14,236.738 14,537.508 14,107.391

Miles Under Caution 1,529.952 1,813.507 1,839.510 1,972.568

Most Caution in a Race

2012 – 14 (Kansas2)

2011 – 18 (Martinsville2)

2010 – 15 (Martinsville2)

2009 – 17 (Darlington)

Fewest Cautions in a Race

2012 – 1 (Fontana)

2011 – 3 (New Hampshire2)

2010 – 3 (Richmond2)

2009 – 3 (Michigan1, Indianapolis)

Most Caution Laps in a Race

2012 – 87 (Bristol2)

2011 – 108 (Martinsville2)

2010 – 103 (Bristol2)

2009 – 73 (Martinsville1)

Most Miles Under Caution

2012 – 105.000 (Daytona1)

2011 – 150.000 (Daytona1)

2010 – 100.000 (Daytona1)

2009 – 99.718 (Darlington)

Race Extended Due to Caution

2012 – 10

2011 – 7

2010 – 7

2009 – 5

Races Shortened Due To Weather

2012 – 2

2011 – 0

2010 – 0

2009 – 3

CAUTION BREAKDOWN

2012 2011 2010 2009

Cautions 216 278 265 305

Accident 102 139 140 146

Spin/Stalled 29 47 46 53

Debris 58 59 49 70

Oil/Fluids 17 17 16 14

Rain 3 9 5 12

Competition Yellow 7 6 6 9

Other 0 1 3 1

–Provided by Darnell Communications for SRT Motorsports and Dodge

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