Race Weekend Central

Numbers Game: 2011 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

1
The number of drivers in the top 30 in the Sprint Cup driver standings who have not recorded a top-10 finish this season. Jeff Burton is the only driver.

2
The number of points separating the top-three drivers in the Nationwide Series standings after Saturday’s race at Charlotte (May 28). Elliott Sadler leads Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by one point and Reed Sorenson by two points.

2
The number of laps led by Kevin Harvick in Sunday’s 400-lap Sprint Cup race. Harvick led fewer laps than any previous Coca-Cola 600 winner. David Reutimann held the old record after leading four laps in his 2009 race win.

3
The number of races in which Carl Edwards has finished outside the top 10 in the Sprint Cup Series this season. He was 16th in the Coca-Cola 600.

4
The number of top-10 finishes for Joey Logano in five Sprint Cup starts at Charlotte. He was third on Sunday.

5
The number of cars who pulled off the track with mechanical issues in the first 40 laps of Sunday’s 400-lap race.

6
The number of drivers that started outside the top 20 in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 and finished in the top 10.

9
The total number of laps led by Harvick in his three Sprint Cup victories this season (Auto Club, Martinsville, Charlotte). He led only two laps on Sunday.

10
The number of cars on the lead lap at the end of Saturday’s Nationwide race.

10
The number of cars off the track after 80 laps on Saturday.

10th
David Ragan’s starting position on the final restart in the Coca-Cola 600. He finished second. It was the best finish of his career.

11th
The finishing position of Stenhouse in his Sprint Cup debut on Sunday.

18.8
The average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Dover, Matt Kenseth was 14th at Charlotte.

22nd
Kasey Kahne’s finishing position after leading the field to the final restart.

27th
Kimi Raikkonen’s finishing position in his first career Nationwide race on Saturday.

38
The number of lead changes in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. The record was 54 in 1979.

105
The number of races since Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last win (Michigan 2008). He ran out of gas while leading on the final lap on Sunday and finished seventh.

431
The number of laps completed by Joe Nemechek through 12 Sprint Cup Series races. He ran 28 laps on Sunday and finished 41st.

852
The number of laps led by Kyle Busch in Sprint Cup competition this season. He led 55 laps on Sunday and has led nine of the 12 races so far this season.

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