Race Weekend Central

Numbers Game: 2011 Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix

1
The number of lead changes in Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix (Feb. 25).

2
The number of drivers who have finished in the top 10 in each of the first two Sprint Cup races (Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch).

3
The number of cars out of the race because of “electrical” problems after just 72 laps of the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix.

4th
Danica Patrick‘s spot in the Nationwide Series point standings (tied with Joe Nemechek) after 14th- and 17th-place finishes in the first two races of the season.

5
The number of cars out of the race after 19 laps were run in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race.

6
The number of lucky dogs or free passes awarded during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Phoenix.

9
The number of wins for Kyle Busch in his last 18 Camping World Truck Series races.

11th
The points position of Paul Menard, the highest-running Richard Childress Racing owned car after the first two races.

13
The number of cars involved in a wreck on lap 67 of the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix. The race was red-flagged for 14 minutes.

14
The number of top-10 finishes Jimmie Johnson has in 16 starts at Phoenix.

16
The number of cars within two laps of the lead at the end of Saturday’s Nationwide Series race.

20th
The starting position of Jeff Gordon at Phoenix on Sunday and the starting position of 2010 Las Vegas winner Johnson.

23
The number of spots Gordon moved up in the Sprint Cup points standings after his victory at Phoenix.

28
The number of lead changes in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix, an all-time track record.

40
The number of cars entered in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Phoenix.

44
The number of victories for Kyle Busch in 204 career Nationwide Series starts, just four behind all-time wins leader Mark Martin.

66
The number of races that Gordon had gone since his last win (2009 Samsung RadioShack 500 at Texas) before winning on Sunday.

83
The number of wins for Gordon during his Sprint Cup career (tied for fifth all-time with Cale Yarborough).

99.88
The percentage of laps Johnson has completed in nine career races at Las Vegas. That percentage equates to 2,418 of a possible 2,421 laps.

200
The number of laps Kyle Busch led in the 200-lap Nationwide Series race at Phoenix. It was the first time that a driver led a Nationwide Series race flag-to-flag since Dale Earnhardt Jr. accomplished the feat in the Winn-Dixie 250 at Daytona in July 2003.

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