Facts Figures: Atlanta

A look at some NASCAR NEXTEL Cup facts and figures at Atlanta Motor Speedway as the series gets ready to run Sunday's Bass Pro Shops 500.

0 - No driver has competed in more than seven races at Atlanta without posting a DNF.
1 - Kevin Harvick scored his first career Cup win at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the spring of 2001. He beat Jeff Gordon by 0.006 second to record the closest Atlanta finish and third-closest finish in NASCAR timing history.
2 - Although there have been six season sweeps at Atlanta, Bill Elliott is the only driver to sweep the races at Atlanta twice (1985 and 1992).
3 - Ryan Newman swept qualifying for three straight years from 2003-2005. He is the only driver to post six straight poles at Atlanta.
4 - Kasey Kahne has posted four top-five finishes in his five starts at AMS.
5 - Five "Chase" drivers posted top-10 finishes in the spring race at Atlanta: Kasey Kahne (first), Mark Martin (second), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (third), Jeff Gordon (fourth) and Jimmie Johnson (sixth).
6 - Bobby Labonte has the most wins (six) for active drivers at Atlanta. Dale Earnhardt leads all drivers with nine wins.
7 - Jeff Gordon has led 976 laps in 28 races at Atlanta – the most by any active driver, and seventh all-time.
8 - Ryan Newman has started first or second in eight of his nine races at Atlanta.
9 - Kevin Harvick posted his ninth-consecutive finish of 19th or worse at Atlanta, extending a streak that began with a 39th-place finish in March 2002.
10 - Tony Stewart has posted nine top-10 finishes in his last 10 races at Atlanta.
12 - There have been 12 back-to-back victories posted at Atlanta, six of those being season sweeps.
13 - Mark Martin has 13 top-five finishes at AMS, the most of any active driver.
25 - Denny Hamlin has the worst average finish of "The Chase" drivers with 25.000.
33 - Richard Petty scored 33 top-10 finishes in 65 races at Atlanta, the most of all drivers.
74 - Seventy-four of the 94 races at Atlanta have been won from starting positions in the top 10.
75 - Mike Bliss and Kyle Busch are each expected to make their 75th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup start at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
325 - The number of laps in the 500.5-mile race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.
1997 - Both the track qualifying record (Geoffrey Bodine, 197.278 mph, 28.074 seconds) and race record (Bobby Labonte, 159.904 mph, 3:07.48) were set during the fall event weekend in 1997. This was the first time the NEXTEL Cup Series ran on the newly re-configured 1.54-mile track.
3316 - Cale Yarborough led 3,316 laps in 47 starts at Atlanta, the most of any driver.
6,030,505 - The posted awards for Sunday's Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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