Race Weekend Central

Numbers Game: 2011 AAA 400 at Dover

3
Chase victories for Kurt Busch since 2004. Busch picked up his 24th career victory on Sunday (Oct. 2).

3
Tracks left on the circuit that Kasey Kahne has not scored a top-five finish at. Kahne crossed Dover off of the list with a fourth-place finish on Sunday.

3
Eleventh-place finishes for Jeff Burton in 2011. Burton has one top-10 finish but finished 11th in both Dover races.

3
Races in which both Richard Petty Motorsports cars have finished in the top 10 in 2011. AJ Allmendinger tied his best career finish at Dover by placing seventh on Sunday. Marcos Ambrose was ninth. They also both recorded top 10s at Charlotte in the spring and Watkins Glen in the summer.

4
Lucky dogs or free passes given to drivers participating in the Chase on Sunday at Dover. Carl Edwards and Dale Earnhardt Jr. each received the free pass once and Brad Keselowski used it twice.

4th
Kurt Busch’s previous best finish at Dover. Busch led 90 laps for his first win in 23 starts at the Monster Mile on Sunday.

6
Consecutive races at Dover in which Jimmie Johnson has led the most laps. Johnson led 157 laps on Sunday. It was the fewest laps led by Johnson at the track since the fall of 2008.

8
Chase races at Dover won by Chase-eligible drivers. Kurt Busch became the eighth Chase driver to win the race in eight races.

10
The combined number of laps down Tony Stewart has finished in the last three races at Dover. He was two laps down on Sunday, six laps down in the spring and two laps down in the fall race of 2010. His best finish in those races was 21st in the fall of 2010. He was 25th on Sunday.

12
Races since Kahne’s last top-five finish before a fourth-place run at Dover on Sunday. Kahne last scored a top five at Daytona in July.

12
Top-five finishes for Matt Kenseth in 26 starts at Dover. He finished fifth on Sunday and has more top fives at Dover in his career than at any other track.

14
Top 10s for Johnson in 20 starts at Dover. He was second on Sunday.

15
The point differential from first-place Edwards and Kevin Harvick to eighth-place Kyle Busch.

16.3
Average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at New Hampshire, Stewart placed 25th at Dover.

56
Top-10 finishes for Johnson in 73 career races in The Chase. He finished second at Dover.

1,120
Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 29 Sprint Cup races. He
ran 49 laps at Dover and finished 39th.

1,192
Laps led this season by Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series, a number that leads all drivers. He paced the field for one lap and finished sixth Sunday at Dover, meaning Busch has led in 21 of the 29 races.

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