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Numbers Game: 2011 Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas

1
The number of drivers to record top-10 finishes in the first three races (Kurt Busch).

2
The number of Sprint Cup tracks Tony Stewart has not won at (Las Vegas, Darlington).

3
The number of wins for Carl Edwards in the last five Sprint Cup races.

4
The number of wins for Mark Martin in six career Nationwide Series starts at Las Vegas.

4th
The finishing position for Danica Patrick in the Nationwide Series race on Saturday (March 5). It was the best finish by a woman in NASCAR history in any of the top touring divisions.

6
The number of wins for Ford in Sprint Cup at Las Vegas after Edwards’s win Sunday (Chevy has five).

6
The number of leaders in the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas (there was one last week at Phoenix).

6th
The points position of Paul Menard in the Sprint Cup Series. He is the only Richard Childress Racing driver in the top 18.

9
The number of cars out of the race after 14 laps were run in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race (there was only one caution flag for a single-car accident).

14
The number of races Jeff Burton has finished at Las Vegas (all 14 Sprint Cup races at the track).

14
The number of pit-road penalties issued out by NASCAR during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas (six for speeding).

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

21
The number of lead changes among 14 different drivers during the Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas.

31
The number of caution flags thrown after three Sprint Cup events.

34
Burton’s spot in the Sprint Cup owner points after the first three races of the season.

49
The number of Nationwide Series victories for Martin following his win on Saturday.

96
The number of wins for Martin in NASCAR’s top-three touring series.

355
The number of laps Tony Stewart had led in 12 previous starts at Las Vegas combined. He led a race-high 163 laps on Sunday.

2,264
The difference in prize money betweek 23rd-place finisher Joe Nemechek (ran 193 laps) and 43rd-place finisher Kevin Conway (ran two laps) in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race.

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