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Top-5s for Denny Hamlin in The Chase. Hamlin finished fifth Sunday at Martinsville. It was Hamlin’s seventh top-5 in the last eight races at the track.

Career victories at Martinsville and in The Chase this season for Tony Stewart.

Drivers that have led more than 3,000 laps at Martinsville. Jeff Gordon became the fourth driver to do so on Sunday after leading 113 laps. He joined Cale Yarborough, Rusty Wallace and Darrell Waltrip on the 3,000-laps led list.

Drivers awarded multiple free passes or lucky dogs in Sunday’s race. Joey Logano, Regan Smith, Greg Biffle and points leader Carl Edwards each were aided by the free pass twice.

Accidents caused by Brian Vickers in Sunday’s race. Vickers also pitted a race-high 19 times.

Career victories in The Chase for Tony Stewart. He moved into second-place behind Jimmie Johnson (20) with his third victory in the last seven races.

Times Jimmie Johnson has finished first or second at Martinsville in 20 starts at the track.

Points separating the No. 38 and the No. 71 teams for 35th spot in owner points. Travis Kvapil finished 16th in the No. 38 at Martinsville for his best finish of the season.

Top-5 results for Jeff Gordon in his last 14 races at Martinsville.

Average finishing position of Sprint Cup drivers following a win in the previous Sprint Cup race in 2011. After winning at Talladega, Clint Bowyer finished 19th at Martinsville. It marked the fifth straight week that the series’ most recent race winner finished outside the top-10 in the next race.

Top-10 finishes for Jimmie Johnson in 20 starts at Martinsville. Johnson was second on Sunday.

Combined laps led this season by Martinsville race winners. Kevin Harvick led only six laps in his win in the spring and Tony Stewart led 14 laps on Sunday.

Positions gained by Casey Mears from start to finish at Martinsville, the most of any driver. Mears earned his best finish of the season (12th).

Victories for Chevrolet at Martinsville, the most of any manufacturer.

Laps run under caution in the 500-lap Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville, a season-high. There were 18 cautions on Sunday.

Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 33 Sprint Cup races. He ran 33 laps at Martinsville and finished 41st.

Laps led this season by Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series, a number that leads all drivers. He paced the field for a race-high 126 laps and finished 27th
Sunday at Martinsville, meaning Busch has led in 25 of the 33 races.

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