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Numbers Game: 2011 Infineon-Road America Weekend

The number of top-10 finishes for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 12 career starts at Infineon. He was 41st on Sunday (June 26).

The number of Sprint Cup regulars in Saturday’s Nationwide race. It was the first time this season that it happened.

The number of finishes outside the top 10 for Juan Pablo Montoya in five starts at Infineon. He finished 22nd on Sunday.

The number of races Kyle Busch has not led a lap in this season in the Sprint Cup series. Busch did not lead at Infineon and finished 11th.

Consecutive number of finishes of sixth or better for Marcos Ambrose at road courses. He was fifth at Infineon on Sunday.

Reed Sorenson’s starting position for the first green-white-checkered restart in Saturday’s Nationwide race at Road America. Sorenson ended up winning the race for his first road-course win.

The number of different winners in the Sprint Cup Series through 16 races this season.

The number of races won by a driver that has started outside the top 10 through 16 Sprint Cup races.

The number of points separating Brad Keselowski from the top 20 in the Sprint Cup points standings. Keselowski needs to be in the top 20 to be eligible for the Chase for the Cup.

The number of top-10 finishes for Jeff Gordon in 19 starts at Infineon. Gordon finished second on Sunday.

Justin Allgaier’s finishing position in Saturday’s Nationwide race after taking the white flag in the lead. Allgaier ran out of gas on the final lap under caution.

The average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Michigan, Denny Hamlin was 37th at Infineon.

The number of Sprint Cup victories for Kurt Busch. With his 23rd victory, he tied Ricky Rudd for 26th on the all-time win list. Rudd’s last win came at Infineon in 2002.

The number of races since Kurt Busch’s last win before winning Sunday’s race at Infineon.

Tony Stewart’s finishing position after being wrecked by Brian Vickers. It was Stewart’s worst finish ever at a road course. The previous worst was in 2006 at Infineon (28th).

The number of wins for Penske Racing in the Sprint Cup series after Kurt Busch’s win on Sunday.

The average speed of race winner Kurt Busch at Infineon.

The number of laps led by Kurt Busch in Sunday’s 110-lap race at Infineon.

Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 16 Sprint Cup races. He ran 66 laps at Infineon on his way to a 40th-place finish.

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