The Numbers for Richmond Int’l Raceway

[media-credit name=”http://www.richmondinternationalraceway.com” align=”alignright” width=”253″][/media-credit]Richmond International Raceway (all 111 Sprint Cup races)

1 – fewest cautions (three times, most recent, 3/1/70)

1 – fewest cars on lead lap at finish (22 times, most recent 10/12/75)


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2 – fewest leaders (six times, most recent 2/23/75)

2 – fewest lead changes (seven times, most recent 2/23/75)

4 – fewest laps led by race winner (Kyle Petty, 2/23/86)

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

6 – fewest caution laps (6/5/60)

12 – most leaders (four times, most recent 5/6/07)

13 – most wins by driver (Richard Petty)

15 – most cautions (three times, most recent 9/10/11)

22 – wins from the pole; 35 from the front row (111 races)

25 – most lead changes (twice, most recent 3/3/96)

32 – most cars on lead lap at finish (9/7/08)

50 – different pole winners

47 – different race winners

43 – most running at finish (9/7/08)

90 minutes – amount of time it takes to dry the .75-mile track after a significant rainfall

123 – most caution laps (two times, most recent 9/8/74)

275 – number of Sprint Cup Series races in state of Virginia at nine tracks

488 – most laps led by race winner (9/13/70 – Richard Petty – 500-lap race)

Key RIR Dates

1946 – Ted Horn won the first race on half-mile dirt track (10/12/46) in open-wheel car

1953 – Lee Petty won the first NASCAR Grand National Division, now Sprint Cup, race on the half-mile dirt track (4/19/53).

1955 – Paul Sawyer and driver Joe Weatherly purchased the track

1964 – race run under temporary lights on a Tuesday night (3/10/64)

1968 – last race on dirt track won by David Pearson (3/24/68)

1968 – first race on paved track won by Richard Petty (9/8/68)

1969 — track remeasured from .625-mile to .5625-mile; remeasured from .5625-mile to .5-mile; remeasured again from .5-mile to .542-mile prior to the first race of 1970

1988 – track reconfigured to its current .75-mile layout

1991 – permanent lighting added prior to fall event won by Harry Gant (9/7/91)

1999 – International Speedway Corporation (ISC) acquired track

 

2012 Caution Update

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

2 – number of races extended beyond scheduled distance in 2012 (Daytona and Martinsville); one in first eight races in 2011 (Daytona)

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

43 – number of cautions in the first eight races of 2012; 67 in first eight races in 2011

250 of 2,526 – number of laps under caution in 2012

299.073 of 2,914.390 – miles under caution in the first eight races

 

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