Facts Figures: Watkins Glen

A look at some NASCAR Sprint Cup facts and figures at Watkins Glen International (WGI) as the series gets ready to run Sunday's Centurion Boats at The Glen.

0 - Kyle Busch, currently the leader in points, has had zero DNF's at WGI as well as others currently in the top 12: Carl Edwards (third), Kasey Kahne (seventh), Tony Stewart (ninth), Denny Hamlin (10th), Kevin Harvick (11th) and Clint Bowyer (12th).
1 - The very first race, as well as the pole, was won by Buck Baker in 1957. Tim Richmond won the first pole and race when the Cup series returned to racing at WGI after a 21-year absence in 1987.
2 - Only twice has there been caution-free races at The Glen (1957 and 1965).
3 - Mark Martin leads all drivers with wins from the pole, with three-in-a-row between 1993 and 1995.
4 - Robby Gordon ties Jeff Gordon for the fourth-most Laps in the Top 15 with 196. (Number of laps that driver was within the top 15 drivers.)
5 - Qualifying has been cancelled five times at Watkins Glen.
5.8 - With an Average Finish of 5.8, Scott Pruett has the best record of any driver with more than two WGI starts.
6 - Jimmie Johnson has the sixth-best Average Green Flag Speed of 118.326 (Ranks each driver on the speed under green conditions.)
7 - In seven starts at WGI, Kevin Harvick has one victory (2006), two top fives and four top 10s.
8 - Eight times in the 25 races that have taken place at The Glen, the race winner started first.
9 - Carl Edwards has the ninth-best Average Running Position of 15.2. (Sum of driver position on each lap divided by the laps run in the race.)
10 - Dale Earnhardt Jr has the same amount of top-10 finishes as Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Burton, each with three.
14 - In 14 starts, Jeff Burton has two top-five and three top-10 finishes, along with three DNF's.
15 - There have been 15 different race winners at WGI. Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart lead with four wins each.
18 - Eighteenth position is the deepest in the field that a WGI winner started the race (Steve Park in 2001).
76 - Tony Stewart holds the Series-high Fastest Laps Run with 76, which is 49 laps over runner-up Kurt Busch's 27 laps. (Fastest Laps Run is the number of laps where driver had the fastest speed on the lap.)
83 - The Most Laps Led by a Race Winner is 83, held by Tony Stewart (8/14/2005).
90 - This weekend's Centurion Boats at The Glen will run for 90 laps on the 2.45-mile road course.
124.580 - Jeff Gordon holds the Track Qualifying Record at 124.580 mph (8/8/03).
137.9 - With a Driver Rating of 137.9, Tony Stewart holds the best record for a driver at Watkins Glen (in the last three races). (Formula combining the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.)

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