Race Weekend Central

Numbers Game: 2011 STP 400 at Kansas

The number of laps led by Justin Allgaier in Saturday’s win at Chicagoland (June 4). Second-place finisher Carl Edwards led 144 laps.

The number of top-10 starters to finish in the top 10 in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. Edwards and Kurt Busch were the only drivers to start and finish in the top 10.

The number of victories for Nationwide-only drivers in the series this season after Allgaier won on Saturday.

The number of top-10 finishes for Danica Patrick in five Nationwide starts this season. She had no top 10s in 13 starts in 2010.

The number of top-five finishes this season for Dale Earnhardt Jr. after a second-place showing on Sunday. He had three all of last season.

The number of pit stops made by Brad Keselowski in Sunday’s race. He was the only driver to complete all the laps and make only five stops.

The number of cautions in Sunday’s race at Kansas. It tied for the fewest number with the Oct. 2010 race.

The finishing position of Richard Childress Racing rookie Joey Coulter at Kansas on Saturday. It was his best career finish.

The number of races this season in which the race winner has led less than 10 laps in the Sprint Cup Series. Keselowski led the final nine laps to win on Sunday. It has happened in three of the last four races.

The number of drivers to pull off the track after 38 laps in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race.

Kyle Busch’s finish in the Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday. It was the first time he finished outside the top five in seven starts.

The number of points separating 21st-place Keselowski and 20th-place Paul Menard in the driver standings. Keselowski needs to be in the top 20 to be eligible as a wildcard for the Chase for the Cup.

The number of top-five finishes for Edwards in Sprint Cup this season. He finished fifth on Sunday and leads the series.

The number of top-five finishes for Jeff Gordon in 11 career starts at Kansas. He has the most of any driver. Gordon finished fourth on Sunday.

The number of times Joey Logano has finished outside the top 20 in the first 13 Sprint Cup races. After starting fifth, he finished 23rd on Sunday. It was his fourth 23rd-place finish in 2011.

The finishing position of David Ragan on Sunday. He was the lowest finishing Roush Fenway car. Edwards, Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth all finished in the top 10.

The average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Charlotte, Kevin Harvick was 11th at Kansas.

The number of times the lead was exchanged in Saturday’s Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway amongst 12 drivers. It was a series record for the track.

The number of cars running after 79 laps in the Nationwide race on Saturday.

The number of laps completed by Joe Nemechek through 13 Sprint Cup Series races. He ran 19 laps on Sunday at Kansas and finished 43rd.

The number of laps led by Kyle Busch in Sprint Cup competition this season. He led 11 laps on Sunday and has led 10 of the 13 races so far this season.

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