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Numbers Game: 2011 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire

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The number of top-10 finishes for Jeff Burton in 19 starts this season. He is the only driver in the top 30 in the standings who hasn’t recorded a top-10 finish.

1
The number of 1-2 finishes for Stewart-Haas Racing’s history. Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart finished first and second on Sunday (July 17) in the Sprint Cup race.

1
The number of drivers in the top 10 in points who are yet to record a victory this season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the only driver.

2
The number of drivers to win from the pole this season in Sprint Cup. Newman became the second polesitter in a row to win on Sunday (but, the first one to win from the pole when there was an official qualifying session).

2
The number of top-10 finishes for Sprint Cup points leader Carl Edwards in 14 career starts at New Hampshire. Edwards was 13th on Sunday.

3
The number of free passes issued to Hendrick Motorsports drivers at New Hampshire. Jeff Gordon received one and Mark Martin got it twice. Gordon ended up 11th and Martin was 22nd.

4
The number of victories for Newman in 47 starts from the pole in the Sprint Cup series.

4
The number of top-30 finishes this season for rookie Andy Lally. He was 28th at New Hampshire.

5
The number of Sprint Cup races this season in which Kyle Busch has not led a lap. He failed to lead a lap Sunday after blowing a tire and finished 36th.

5
The consecutive number of races in which Earnhardt Jr. has finished outside the top 10. He was 15th on Sunday.

8
The number of top-10 finishes for Denny Hamlin in 11 career starts at the Magic Mile.

13
The number of different winners after 19 Sprint Cup races in 2011. There were 13 different winners all of last season.

13
The number of top-10 finishes for Newman in 19 career starts at New Hampshire.

15
The number of top-10 finishes for Stewart at New Hampshire in 25 starts.

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Greg Biffle’s finishing position on Sunday in Matt Puccia’s debut on the pit box. Biffle has finished outside the top 10 in eight of the last nine races.

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The average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Kentucky, Kyle Busch finished 36th at New Hampshire.

47
The length of Newman’s losing streak before winning at New Hampshire on Sunday.

124
The number of races since Newman won at a track not one mile in length. His last two victories, Phoenix in 2010 and New Hampshire in 2011 are 1-mile tracks.

830
Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 19 Sprint Cup races. He ran 37 laps at New Hampshire on his way to a 41st-place finish.

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