The Numbers for Texas Motor Speedway

[media-credit name=”texasmotorspeedway.com” align=”alignright” width=”199″][/media-credit]THE NUMBERS for the SAMSUNG MOBILE 500

Texas Motor Speedway (all 22 Sprint Cup races included)

1 – number of wins from the pole (Kasey Kahne, No. 9 Dodge, 4/9/06)


American Muscle

1 – fewest laps led by race winner (Jeff Burton, 4/15/07)

4 – fewest leaders (11/8/09)

5 – fewest cautions  (four times, most recent 11/6/11)

5 – number of cautions in last year’s spring event

6 – number of jet dryers available for track drying this weekend at TMS

6 – fewest cars on lead lap at finish (11/8/09)

12 – most cautions (three times, most recent 11/4/07)

13 – fewest lead changes (twice, most recent 11/8/09)

16 – different winners in 22 races

17 – most leaders (4/2/00)

21 – fewest caution laps (11/6/11)

25 – most on lead lap at finish (11/6/05)

29 – fewest running at finish (three times, most recent 4/19/10)

33 – most lead changes (11/7/10)

40 – most cars running at finish (twice, most recent 11/2/08)

73 – most caution laps (4/6/97)

120 minutes – amount of time it takes to dry the 1.5-mile track after a significant rainfall.

278 – most laps led by race winner (11/5/06)

Key TMS Dates

1995 – construction began

1997 – first Sprint Cup race

2005 – first year track hosted two Sprint Cup events

2012 Caution Update

2 – number of races extended beyond scheduled distance in 2012

1 – fewest cautions this season (Fontana 3/25/12)

10 – most cautions this season (Daytona, 2/27/12)

38 – number of cautions in the first six races of 2012; includes 20 for accidents, seven for debris and three for spins

222 of 1,925 – number of laps under caution in 2012

257.073 of 2,012.890 – miles under caution in the first six races

BONUS:  Three Texas tracks have hosted 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races with Texas Motor Speedway the site of 22 races since 1997. Meyer Speedway in Houston hosted one race in 1971 and Texas World Speedway in College Station hosted eight from 1969 to 1981.

Provided by Darnell Communications for SRT Motorsports and Dodge


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