Finishing position of polesitter Jamie McMurray.
Number of debris cautions in Saturday night’s (May 8) race at Darlington.
Number of times Carl Edwards received the Lucky Dog in the Showtime Southern 500. Edwards finished 15th.
Starting position of race winner Denny Hamlin.
Lowest running position of both Hamlin and McMurray on Saturday night.
Number of different leaders in the Showtime Southern 500.
Highest finishing position of a Ford in Saturday night’s race (Matt Kenseth).
Number of green-flag passes for the lead at Darlington Raceway this weekend.
Number of cars running on the lead lap at the end of the Showtime Southern 500.
Number of lead changes in the Showtime Southern 500.
Percentage of laps led by Jeff Gordon, the most of anybody.
Average age of the winners so far this season.
Number of laps spent under caution (11 caution periods) in the Showtime Southern 500.
Number of fastest laps put down by Gordon, the most of any other driver.
Number of laps Hamlin led in route to his victory on Saturday night.
Number of laps Gordon led Saturday night, the most of anybody. He finished fourth.
Number of races Hamlin has run in his career. He won his 11th race on Saturday night.
Number of laps Jimmie Johnson ran (out of 367) before he retired from the race after a crash.
Year of the last time a driver swept both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at Darlington (Mark Martin).
Estimated number of people in attendance for Saturday night’s Showtime Southern 500.
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