The Numbers — Martinsville

[media-credit name=”martinsvillespeedway.com” align=”alignright” width=”272″][/media-credit]THE NUMBERS for the GOODY’S FAST PAIN RELIEF 500

Martinsville Speedway (All 126 Sprint Cup races)

1 – fewest cautions (three times, most recent 4/25/71)


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1 – fewest cars on lead lap at finish (27 times, most recent 4/27/86)

1 – fewest lead changes (three times, most recent 4/9/61)

2 – fewest leaders (11 times, most recent 9/26/76)

3 – fewest caution laps (4/25/71)

4 – fewest laps led by race winner (John Andretti, 4/18/99)

4 – fewest running at the finish (5/6/51); 35 cars started the 200-lap race on .500-mile        dirt track

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

11 – cautions in last year’s spring race

14 – most leaders (10/15/01)

15 – most wins by driver (Richard Petty)

19 – races won from the pole

21 – most cautions for a race (10/21/07)

26 – most cars on the lead lap at finish (twice, most recent 10/22/06)

29 – cautions for two races last year: 11 for the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 and 18 for TUMS Fast Relief 500

42 – most running at finish (two times, most recent 4/1/07)

46 – different race winners

56 – different pole winners

90 – minutes, amount of time it takes to dry the .526-mile track after a significant rainfall.

126 – Sprint Cup races at Martinsville Speedway since 1949

127 – most caution laps (10/21/07)

493 – most laps led by race winner (Fred Lorenzen, 9/27/64)

2012 Caution Update 31 – cautions in the first five Sprint Cup races; 45 after five races last year 16 of 31 – cautions have been for accidents; 25 of 45 for accidents last year 166 of 1,410 laps completed have been under caution; 211 of 1,487 in 2011 227.617 of 1,742.000 miles completed have been under caution; 307.881 of 1,899.000 in 2011

BONUS:  Nine Virginia tracks have hosted 274 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races (does not include convertible events) through the years dating back to the early 1950s.  Two tracks remain on the schedule – Martinsville (126) and Richmond (111).  Of the seven tracks that are no longer on the Sprint Cup calendar, Boston Speedway hosted 10 events, Langley Field Speedway nine and Old Dominion Speedway seven. The other four tracks had a total of 11 races.

— Provided by Darnell Communications for SRT Motorsports and Dodge


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