Facts Figures: Talladega

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0 - Three races have seen zero cautions at Talladega: April 1997, April 2001 and October 2002.
1 - Both Ken Schrader (1998) and Brian Vickers (2006) won their first NEXTEL Cup career race at Talladega.
2 - Eighteen races have been won from the second starting position – more than any other position.
3 - Talladega's track surface has been resurfaced three times, most recently last year between the spring and fall races.
4 - Four drivers - Sterling Marlin, Jeremy Mayfield, Joe Nemechek and Elliott Sadler - have won three poles at Talladega, the most of all active drivers.
5 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads all active drivers in Talladega wins with five victories. Four of those came in a row beginning with the fall 2001 race.
6 - Tony Stewart has finished second six times at Talladega, but has not won there. That ties him with Bobby Allison (Martinsville) and Mark Martin (Pocono) for the most runner-up finishes without a victory at a track on the current NASCAR NEXTEL Cup circuit.
7 - Jimmie Johnson has a 7.0 starting average at Talladega Superspeedway.


8 - Bill Elliott has won eight poles at Talladega, the most of all drivers.
9 - Kurt Busch has nine top-10 finishes at Talladega, five of which are consecutive in the last five races.
10 - Both Brian Vickers and Matt Kenseth have three consecutive top-10 finishes at Talladega.
11 - Both Jeff Gordon and Dale Jarrett have eleven top-five finishes at Talladega, leading all active drivers.
12 - Twelve drivers have won from the pole position at Talladega, most recently Bobby Labonte in 1998.
18 - Eighteen of the 35 different race winners at Talladega have won more than once on the 2.66-mile track.
23 - Dale Earnhardt finished in the top five 23 times at Talladega, the most of any driver. He also has the most victories at the track (10) and top 10s (27).
26 - Two races at Talladega have seen 26 leaders, most recently at this event in 2001.
31 - Chevrolet has captured the most victories, 31 of any manufacturer at Talladega.
36 - Jeff Gordon’s starting position of 36th in 2000 is the lowest starting position of a Talladega race winner.
75 - There have been 75 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway.
105.8 - Matt Kenseth has the best driver rating at Talladega of 105.8.
153 - Pete Hamilton led 153 laps en route to victory at Talladega, August 23, 1970, the most of any race winner.
188.354 - Talladega boasts both the fastest race (Mark Martin, 188.354 mph, May 1997) and the fastest qualifying lap (see next) in NASCAR history.
212.809 - Bill Elliott holds the current qualifying speed record of 212.809 mph, set April 30, 1987, at Talladega.
500 - The length in miles of Sunday's 188-lap Aaron's 499.
729 - Jeff Gordon has led 729 laps at Talladega, the most of all active drivers.
4,000 - The length of Talladega Superspeedway's backstretch.
4,300 - The length of Talladega Superspeedway's frontstretch.
143,231 - The grandstand capacity at Talladega Superspeedway.
6,022,630 - The posted awards for Sunday's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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