Race Weekend Central

Numbers Game: 2011 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

1
The number of drivers to win from the pole in Sprint Cup races this season. Kyle Busch became the first driver to do it on Saturday (July 9).

3
The number of points separating Brad Keselowski from the top 20 in the Sprint Cup driver standings. Keselowski needs to be in the top 20 to qualify for the Chase for the Cup. Keselowski finished seventh on Saturday.

3
The number of finishes outside the top-15 for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his last three races. He finished outside the top 15 only twice in the first 15 races.

3rd
Kyle Busch’s worst finish of the weekend. After starting 41st in the Nationwide race, Busch finished third. He was first and first in his other two races.

6
The number of 32nd-place finishes for Andy Lally this season. He was 32nd at Kentucky.

8
The number of cars to pull off the track after 20 laps in Saturday’s Nationwide race.

9
The number of different leaders in Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky.

10
The number of top-five finishes for Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch. Busch was first and Edwards was fifth on Saturday. No other driver has recorded more than six top-five finishes.

10
The number of finishes outside the top 10 for Aric Almirola through 18 Nationwide races.

18.6
The average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Daytona, David Ragan was eighth at Kentucky.

22
The number of career Sprint Cup victories for Kyle Busch, one win behind brother Kurt and Ricky Rudd.

22
The number of cars within four laps of the lead at the end of Saturday’s Nationwide race. There were 10 cars on the lead lap.

28th
Jamie McMurray’s position in the Sprint Cup driver standings after finishing 36th at Kentucky.

36th
Kyle Busch’s starting position in Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race after missing the driver’s meeting. He won the race anyway.

79
The number of laps led by Keselowski in the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky. It was the most he has ever led in a Sprint Cup race.

793
Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 18 Sprint Cup races. He ran 37 laps at Kentucky on his way to a 37th-place finish.

1,060
Laps led this season by Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series, a number that leads all drivers. He paced the field for 125 laps and won on Saturday at Kentucky, meaning Busch has led in 14 of the first 18 races.

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