Facts And Figures: Bristol

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A look at some NASCAR NEXTEL Cup facts and figures at Bristol Motor Speedway as the series gets ready to run Sunday's Food City 500.

0 - The number of caution laps during the summer race in 1971.
1 - The fewest laps led by race winner (Fred Lorenzen - 7/26/64).
2 - The number of poles Ryan Newman has at Bristol.
3 - Chevrolet leads the current Manufacturers’ championship standings, by three points over Ford (28-25).
4 - Where Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished last year in this event.
5 - The number of Bristol wins for Jeff Gordon, the most among active drivers.
6 - The number of Bristol races defending race winner has led at Bristol.
7 - The number of Bristol poles for Mark Martin, the most among active drivers.
8 - The number of active drivers who have started at least once on the pole at Bristol.
9 - The number of leaders in last year's Food City 500.
10 - The number of cars on the lead lap in last year's Food City 500.
10.3 - Greg Biffle series leading finishing average at Bristol.
11.344 - The average finish of a Bristol pole winner.
12 - Darrell Waltrip leads all drivers with 12 Bristol wins.
20 - Mark Martin has scored 20 top-10 finishes at Bristol, the most among active drivers.
21 - The number of races won at Bristol from the pole.
35 - Kurt Busch, who has won three of the past four spring races at Bristol and four of the last eight races overall, finished 35th in this event last year.
38 - Elliott Sadler won the spring 2001 race from the 38th starting position, the furthest back of any winner.
39 - Most wins by a manufacturer (Chevrolet).
40 - The highest number of lead changes, during the spring race in 1991.
42 - Ken Schrader and Sterling Marlin have competed in 42 races at Bristol.
60 - Richard Petty competed in 60 races at Bristol.
128.709 - The record-setting speed Ryan Newman drove to secure the pole position on March 21, 2003.
167 - Most caution laps (1965).
225 - Matt Kenseth will make his 225th Cup start at Bristol.
500 - The number of laps led by Cale Yarborough during the 1973 spring race en route to his first of nine wins at Bristol.
650 - The length in feet of both the front and back stretches at Bristol.
2,385 - Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 2,385 laps led at Bristol.
4028 - The Goodyear tire codes for the left-side tires at Bristol, D-4028.
5,426,071 - The posted awards for the Food City 500.

        

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