3 – times Tony Stewart has led the most laps in the last four races. Stewart led a race-high 160 laps at Phoenix.
2 – drivers to win four races in a single Chase. Tony Stewart joined Jimmie Johnson as the only drivers to do so.
3 – career victories at Martinsville and in the Chase this season for Tony Stewart.
2nd – Clint Bowyer’s worst finish in his last three starts at Talladega. He has been first, second and first in those races, respectively.
1 – top 10 for Denny Hamlin in the last seven Chase races. Hamlin finished ninth on Saturday (Oct. 15).
5 – top-five finishes for Kasey Kahne in 2011. He recorded his second straight top five with a second-place showing at Kansas.
3 – Eleventh-place finishes for Jeff Burton in 2011. Burton has one top-10 finish but finished 11th in both Dover races.
8 – races in which Kyle Busch has not led a lap this season in the Sprint Cup Series. Busch finished 11th on Sunday.
1 – laps Jeff Gordon and David Gilliland were each penalized for speeding down pit road at the end of Monday’s race at Chicagoland (Sept. 19).
2.3 – Jeff Gordon’s average finish in the last three races. Gordon placed third at Richmond.
0.598 – Jeff Gordon’s victory margin over Jimmie Johnson on Tuesday at Atlanta (Sept 6).
6 – the number of cautions during 500 laps at Bristol Saturday night. That’s the fewest number of yellows in a Cup race there since the spring of 1996.