Facts Figures: Talladega

A look at some NASCAR Sprint Cup facts and figures at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS) as the series gets ready to run Sunday's AMP Energy 500.

0 - The only Chase drivers to have zero DNF's at Talladega are Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin.
1 - The first Sprint Cup race winner at Talladega was Richard Brickhouse, and Bobby Isaac won the first pole.
2 - Denny Hamlin has two top-five finishes at Talladega.
3 - Carl Edwards has had three top 10s, and Matt Kenseth has three top fives at TSS.
4 - Brian Vickers has four top-10 finishes at Talladega, one win and three top fives.
5 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won at Talladega five times, winning four consecutive races between October 2001 and April 2003.
6 - Jeff Gordon has six victories in 31 starts at Talladega Superspeedway, the most of all active drivers.
7 - Junior has seven top fives at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.
8 - Bill Elliott leads all drivers with eight poles.
9 - Carl Edwards has led for a total of nine laps at TSS in his eight starts there.
10 - Dale Earnhardt leads all drivers with 10 victories.
11 - Both Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch have 11 top-10 finishes at TSS.
12.2 - Stewart has the series-best Average Running Postion of 12.2 (Sum of driver position on each lap - divided by the laps run in the race).
27 - Dale Earnhardt has 27 top 10s, the most of all drivers.
33 - There have been 33 different pole winners at Talladega.
36 - Thirty-sixth starting position is the furthest back in the field a race winner started (Jeff Gordon in 2000). Also, there have been 36 different race winners at Talladega.
96.9 - Jeff Gordon holds the highest Driver Rating of 96.9. (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).
188 - All of Talladega's NASCAR Sprint Cup races have been scheduled for 188 laps (500 miles).
188.354 - Mark Martin set the race record for the fastest Sprint Cup race ever run when he posted an average speed of 188.354 mph during the spring race in 1997.
212.809 - At 212.809 mph, Bill Elliott holds the track qualifying record (4/30/87).
912 - Kurt Busch holds the series-high Laps in the Top 15 with 912 laps (Number of laps that driver was within the top 15 drivers).

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