The Numbers — Talladega2

THE NUMBERS for the GOOD SAM CLUB 500

Talladega Superspeedway (all 84 Sprint Cup races)

0 – fewest cautions for a Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway (three times, most recent 10/6/02)


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1 – fewest laps led by race winner (twice, most recent 4/26/09 – Brad Keselowski)

1 – fewest cars on the lead lap at finish (twice, most recent 5/6/79)

8 – cautions in last year’s spring race

10 – most wins (Dale Earnhardt Sr.)

11 – number of jet dryers available for track drying this weekend

11 – most cautions (4/25/04)

13 – wins from the pole; 33 from the front row

14 – fewest running at finish (7/27/86)

23 – races won from a starting spot outside the top 10

29 – most leaders (5/25/11)

35 – different pole winners

40 – most cars running at finish (4/22/01)

41 – drivers have posted wins in the 84 races

62 – most caution laps (5/7/72)

88 – most lead changes (twice, most recent 4/17/11)

153 – most laps led by race winner (Pete Hamilton, 8/23/70)

120 minutes – approximate amount of time it takes to dry the 2.66-mile track after a significant rainfall

2011 Caution Update

7 – number of races extended beyond scheduled distance in 2011

3 – fewest cautions this season (New Hampshire, 9/25/11)

16 – most cautions this season (Daytona 500)

230 – number of cautions in the first 31 races of 2011; includes 110 for accidents, 54 for debris and 29 for spins

1,107 of 8,949 – number of laps under caution in 2011

1,513.119 of 12,260.158 – miles under caution in the first 31 races

BONUS:  In addition to Talladega Superspeedway (84 races), six other Alabama tracks hosted 19 Sprint Cup events from 1951 to 1969.

Provided by Darnell Communications for Dodge Motorsports


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