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Numbers Game: 2011 GEICO 400 at Chicagoland

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Laps Jeff Gordon and David Gilliland were each penalized for speeding down pit road at the end of Monday’s race at Chicagoland (Sept. 19).

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Cautions caused by racing accidents on Monday at Chicagoland. There were six cautions in the race. The only caution for an accident came out when JJ Yeley brushed the wall.

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Top-five finishes for Brad Keselowski in the last seven Sprint Cup Series races.

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Top-five finishes for Kevin Harvick in 11 starts at Chicagoland.

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Top-five finishes for Carl Edwards in seven starts in 2011 at tracks of 1.5 miles in length; Edwards finished fourth on Monday.

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Victories for Tony Stewart in Chase races.

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Finishing position for Clint Bowyer at Chicagoland, the highest-finishing non-Chase driver on Monday.

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Top-10 finishes for Stewart in 11 Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland; he picked up his third victory at the track on Monday.

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Consecutive years Stewart has visited victory lane in the Sprint Cup Series. Ricky Rudd and Rusty Wallace hold the modern-era record at 16.

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Races since Dale Earnhardt Jr. last scored a top-five finish before finishing third on Monday.

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Different drivers to win in 27 Sprint Cup Series races this season.

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Average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Richmond, Harvick finished second at Chicagoland.

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Matt Kenseth’s finishing position on Monday at Chicagoland. Kenseth ran out of gas on the final lap and was penalized for receiving assistance from another car.

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Sprint Cup Series victories for Stewart after winning at Chicagoland on Monday. Stewart tied Mark Martin for 16th on the all-time list.

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Points separating Denny Hamlin (12th in points) from points leader Harvick. After one race, Hamlin trails by almost a whole race in the standings.

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Top-10 finishes for Jimmie Johnson in 71 career Chase races. He was 10th on Monday.

1,031
Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 27 Sprint Cup races. He
ran 45 laps at Chicagoland and crossed the 1,000-lap plateau on his way to a 40th-place finish.

1,191
Laps led this season by Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series, a number that leads all drivers. He paced the field for seven laps and finished 22nd Monday at Chicagoland, meaning Busch has led in 20 of the first 27 races.

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