Race Weekend Central

Numbers Game: 2011 Sylvania 300 at Loudon

0
Times the driver leading the standings after the second race of the Chase has won the title.

2
Laps led by Tony Stewart in his win Sunday (Sept. 25), tying him for the fewest laps led for any New Hampshire winner with Jeff Burton.

2
Times the first two Chase races were won by the same driver. Stewart joined Greg Biffle, who accomplished the feat in 2008.

2
Drivers to win back-to-back races this season. Stewart joined Kevin Harvick as the only drivers to do so.

3
Cautions in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire. It was the fewest number of cautions at any race this season. Fontana and the first race at Pocono each had four.

3
Top-10 finishes for Edwards in 15 starts at New Hampshire. Edwards was eighth on Sunday.

4
Top-10 finishes for Roush Fenway Racing on Sunday at New Hampshire. Biffle was third, Matt Kenseth was sixth, David Ragan was seventh and Carl Edwards was eighth.

6
Top-five finishes for Brad Keselowski in the last eight Sprint Cup Series races. He was second on Sunday.

8
Races in which Kyle Busch has not led a lap this season in the Sprint Cup Series. Busch finished 11th on Sunday.

8
Victories for Stewart in Chase races. It tied him for second all-time with Edwards. Jimmie Johnson leads with 19.

15.9
Average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the
previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Chicagoland, Stewart won again at New Hampshire.

16
Top-10 finishes for Stewart in 26 starts at the Magic Mile.

17
Chase races in which Johnson has finished outside the top 10 since the inception of the Chase in 2004.

22
Races between top-five finishes for Biffle. Before finishing third on Sunday, Biffle hadn’t recorded a top five since March at Texas.

100
Starts for Stewart and crew chief Darien Grubb together. The pair have earned eight wins since the 2009 season.

317
Laps led this season by Kasey Kahne, the most of any driver yet to score a victory in 2011. Kahne led 39 laps at New Hampshire.

1,069
Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 28 Sprint Cup races. He
ran 38 laps at New Hampshire and finished 36th. It was Nemechek’s best finish of the season.

2005
The last year that Stewart held a lead in the points standings during the Chase. Stewart won his second championship that year.

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