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Numbers Game: 2011 AAA Texas 500

Drivers to win four races in a single Chase. Tony Stewart joined Jimmie Johnson as the only drivers to do so.

Top 10s for Martin Truex Jr. in the last three races. Truex was eighth on Sunday (Nov. 7). This is the longest top-10 streak for the driver since joining Michael Waltrip Racing at the start of the 2010 season.

Victories for Stewart in the last eight Chase races.

Top 10s for Kasey Kahne in the last six Sprint Cup events. He has four top fives in the Chase, the most of any non-Chase contender.

Finishes of 11th or worse for Johnson in the 2011 Chase, the most for Johnson in any year since the start of NASCAR’s playoff. He placed 14th on Sunday.

Consecutive top 10s for Greg Biffle at Texas.

Races Kyle Busch has not led a lap in this season. Busch was parked for Saturday and Sunday’s races and therefore didn’t get the opportunity to lead his 26th race of the season.

Top 10s for Matt Kenseth in the last 10 races at Texas.

Top 10s for Carl Edwards in the last 11 Sprint Cup races.

Career victories for Stewart in the Chase and the number of victories Stewart trails the all-time leader in playoff victories, Johnson (20).

Points separating the No. 38 and No. 71 teams in the Sprint Cup owner standings with two races remaining. The No. 38 holds the advantage for the 35th spot.

Wins for Stewart-Haas Racing. Stewart now has 10 wins since joining the team.

The worst finish for a Roush Fenway car in the two races at Texas in 2011. David Ragan was 12th on Sunday and his teammates were all inside the top 10. All four Roush Fenway cars were in the top 10 in the spring.

Trevor Bayne’s finishing position in all three of his starts at Texas.

Races since Dale Earnhardt Jr. last scored back-to-back top 10s before doing it Sunday. He has been seventh in each of his last two starts. Earnhardt hadn’t accomplished the feat since Kansas and Pocono in June.

Laps completed this season by Joe Nemechek through 34 Sprint Cup races. He ran 14 laps at Texas and finished 42nd.

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