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Numbers Game: 2011 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

1
Top 10 for Denny Hamlin in the last seven Chase races. Hamlin finished ninth on Saturday (Oct. 15).

2
Chase victories for Matt Kenseth. Before taking the checkered flag Saturday, The Roush Fenway driver hadn’t won a Chase race since 2007 at Homestead-Miami.

3
Consecutive top-five finishes for Kasey Kahne after placing fourth at Charlotte on Saturday.

3
Consecutive top-10 finishes for Marcos Ambrose. Fifth on Saturday, this is the longest top-10 streak of Ambrose’s career.

3
Times Jimmie Johnson has finished outside the top 30 in Chase races dating back to 2006 – the year of his first championship. Johnson finished 34th on Saturday.

3
Active Sprint Cup drivers with 21 wins each. Kenseth joined Jeff Burton and Bobby Labonte with his third win of the season on Saturday.

3
Top-five results for Kyle Busch in the last four races at Charlotte. Busch placed second on Saturday.

6
Top 15s for Joey Logano in six races at Charlotte. Logano was 12th on Saturday and has never finished worse than 13th at the track.

6
Times Dale Earnhardt Jr. has placed between 15th and 20th in the last eight Sprint Cup Series races. He was 19th on Saturday.

7
Finishes of second or better for Kyle Busch in 31 Sprint Cup races in 2011.

7
Top 10s earned by Carl Edwards in the last seven Chase races.

8
Top-five finishes for Edwards in nine starts at 1.5-mile tracks in 2011. Edwards was third on Saturday. The Roush Fenway driver also has recorded eight straight top-10 finishes.

11
Consecutive Chase races won by drivers qualified for the playoff. The last
non-Chase driver to win a playoff race was Jamie McMurray at Charlotte on
Oct. 16, 2010.

16.7
Average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Kansas, Johnson wrecked and finished 34th at Charlotte.

125
Victories in Sprint Cup competition as an owner for Jack Roush after Kenseth won on Saturday. Roush ranks fourth all time.

1,149
Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 31 Sprint Cup races. He
ran 11 laps at Charlotte and finished 43rd.

1,308
Laps led this season by Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series, a number that leads all drivers. He paced the field for 111 laps and finished second Saturday at Charlotte, meaning Busch has led in 23 of the 31 races.

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