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Numbers Game: 2011 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

The number of drivers to record top-10 finishes in all three restrictor-plate races this season.

The number of laps led by race winner Joey Logano in Friday’s Subway Jalapeno 250 (July 1).

The number of top-10 finishes for Danica Patrick in six Nationwide starts this season. She was 10th on Friday. She failed to record a single top 10 in 13 starts last year.

The number of infractions against Bobby Labonte in the Coke Zero 400. Labonte was forced to start in the back after an illegal engine change, pitted before pit road was open twice, had too many crew members over the wall twice and had a pit-road tire violation. He finished 31st.

The number of Sprint Cup winners in 2011 to start in the top 10. David Ragan started fifth on Saturday.

The number of different winners in 17 Sprint Cup races this season.

Ragan’s position in the Sprint Cup driver standings. If the season ended today, Ragan would be a wildcard in the Chase for the Cup.

Kenny Wallace’s running position in the Subway Jalapeno 250 when he took the white flag. Wallace avoided all the mayhem, including coming across the start-finish line in the grass to finish in seventh-place.

The average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Infineon, Kurt Busch was 14th at Daytona.

The number of points separating Sprint Cup points leader Kevin Harvick from sixth-place Jimmie Johnson after Saturday’s race.

The number of drivers to lead in the Coke Zero 400. It broke the previous track record for most leaders set in February (22).

The number of laps led by Ryan Newman in the Coke Zero 400, the most of any driver. Newman finished 23rd after getting involved in an accident on the final lap.

Trevor Bayne’s finishing position in the Coke Zero 400. It was the worst finish for any season’s Daytona 500 winner in the July race at Daytona. The previous worst finish was 40th for Cale Yarborough in 1983.

The number of lead changes in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400. There were 17 fewer lead changes than in the Daytona 500, but it set a record for the most lead changes in the July race. The old record was 49 in 1974.

The number of races it took Ragan to get his first victory in the Sprint Cup Series.

Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 17 Sprint Cup races. He ran a season-high 169 laps at Daytona on his way to a 30th-place finish.

Laps led this season by Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series, a number that leads all drivers. He paced the field for 11 laps and finished fifth on Saturday, meaning Busch has led in 13 of the first 17 races.

The last year that a UPS-sponsored car went to victory lane in the Sprint Cup Series. Dale Jarrett won the UAW-Ford 500 in October of 2005 at Talladega.

The amount of money awarded to Reed Sorenson for winning the “Dash 4 Cash” Award in the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona. Sorenson finished third.

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