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Numbers Game: 2011 Brickyard 400

The number of top-10 finishes for Jeff Burton in 20 starts this season. He is the only driver in the top 30 in the standings who hasn’t recorded a top-10 finish. He was 35th at Indianapolis.

NASCAR driver earned their first career victory at Indianapolis. Paul Menard became the first on Sunday (July 31).

Top-five finishes for Regan Smith in 2011. He was third on Sunday. Smith had no top-five finishes entering the season.

The consecutive number of top-10 finishes for Greg Biffle at Indianapolis. Biffle was seventh on Sunday.

First-time winners in Sprint Cup in 2011. Menard joined David Ragan, Smith and Trevor Bayne.

Consecutive races in which Dale Earnhardt Jr. has finished outside the top 10. He was 16th on Sunday.

The number of Sprint Cup races this season in which Kyle Busch has not led a lap. He failed to lead a lap Sunday and finished 10th. It was the second race in a row he didn’t lead.

Brickyard 400s won by a Chevrolet.

The consecutive number of races in which Tony Stewart has finished on the lead lap at Indianapolis. It is the longest streak of any active driver.

Different winners after 20 Sprint Cup races in 2011. There were 13 different winners all of last season.

Top-10 finishes recorded by Jeff Gordon in 18 starts at Indianapolis. He was second on Sunday.

Years since the No. 27 car went to victory lane in the Sprint Cup Series before Menard’s win on Sunday. Jimmy Spencer was the last driver to do so before that in 1994.

Points separating first to sixth in the Sprint Cup points standings.

The average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at New Hampshire, Ryan Newman finished 12th at Indianapolis.

Smith’s previous best finish at Indianapolis before placing third on Sunday.

Sprint Cup Series victories for Richard Childress Racing after Menard’s win. It moved the team into a tie the Wood Brothers for fifth on the all-time list.

The number of races it took Menard to record his first Sprint Cup Series victory.

Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 20 Sprint Cup races. He ran 19 laps at New Hampshire on his way to a 38th-place finish.

The last time the Sprint Cup Series had four different first-time winners in a single season.

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