The Numbers for Bristol Motor Speedway

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Bristol Motor Speedway

0 – fewest cautions for a race at Bristol Motor Speedway (7/11/71)


American Muscle

0 – fewest lead changes for a race (3/25/73)

1 – fewest laps led by race winner (7/26/64 – Fred Lorenzen)

1 – fewest on lead lap at finish (22 times, most recent 8/22/81)

4 – number of jet dryers available for track drying during race weekend

4 – number of races won from outside a top-25 starting spot

7 – number of consecutive wins by Darrell Waltrip at BMS (1981 – 1984)

7 – fewest cars running at finish (3/20/66)

10 – number of cautions in spring race last year

16 – most wins by a car owner (Junior Johnson)

16 – most leaders (4/9/89)

20 – most cautions for a race at BMS (three times, most recent 8/23/03)

34 – races won from the front row (22 from the pole)

39 – different winners at BMS in 102 Sprint Cup races

40 – most lead changes (4/14/91)

42 – number of cars that started the first race at Bristol in 1961

42 – most cars running at finish (3/16/08)

60 – minutes, the minimum amount of time it takes to dry the .533-mile track after a significant rainfall

500 – most laps led by race winner (Cale Yarborough, 3/25/73)

157,574 – number of fans that established the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest audience wave at BMS (August 23, 2008)

2012 Caution Update

1 – number of races extended beyond scheduled distance (Daytona)

7 – fewest cautions this season (Phoenix)

10 – most cautions this season (Daytona)

25 – number of cautions in the first three races of 2012; includes 11 for accidents, seven for spins and four for debris.

112 of 781 – number of laps under caution in 2012

191.500 of 1,217.500 – miles under caution in the first three races


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