The Numbers for Martinsville Speedway

THE NUMBERS for the TUMS FAST RELIEF 500

Martinsville Speedway (All 127 Sprint Cup races)

1 – fewest cautions (three times, most recent 4/25/71)


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1 – fewest cars on lead lap at finish (27 times, most recent 4/27/86)

1 – fewest lead changes (three times, most recent 4/9/61)

2 – fewest leaders (11 times, most recent 9/26/76)

3 – fewest caution laps (4/25/71)

4 – fewest laps led by race winner (John Andretti, 4/18/99)

4 – fewest running at the finish (5/6/51); 35 cars started the 200-lap race on .500-mile dirt track

4 – number of jet dryers available for track drying this weekend

7 – cautions in spring race

14 – most leaders (10/15/01)

15 – most wins by driver (Richard Petty)

19 – races won from the pole

21 – most cautions for a race (10/21/07)

26 – most cars on the lead lap at finish (twice, most recent 10/22/06)

29 – cautions for two races last year: 11 for the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 and 18 for TUMS Fast Relief 500

42 – most running at finish (two times, most recent 4/1/07)

47 – different race winners

57 – different pole winners

90 – minutes, amount of time it takes to dry the .526-mile track after a significant rainfall.

127 – Sprint Cup races at Martinsville Speedway since 1949

127 – most caution laps (10/21/07)

493 – most laps led by race winner (Fred Lorenzen, 9/27/64)

2012 Caution Update

1 – fewest cautions this season (Fontana)

8 – races extended beyond scheduled distance (Daytona, Martinsville, Talladega, Darlington, Sonoma, Michigan2, Atlanta and Talladega2)

14 – most cautions this season (Kansas2)

185 – number of cautions in the first 32 races of 2012; includes 86 for accidents, 50 for debris and 20 for spins

961 of 9,021 – number of laps under caution in 2012

1,359.288 of 12,234.676 – miles under caution in the first 32 races

BONUS: Nine Virginia tracks have hosted 277 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races (does not include convertible events) through the years dating back to the early 1950s. Two tracks remain on the schedule – Martinsville (127) and Richmond (113). Of the seven tracks that are no longer on the Sprint Cup calendar, Boston Speedway hosted 10 events, Langley Field Speedway nine and Old Dominion Speedway seven. The other four tracks had a total of 11 races.

— Provided by Darnell Communications for SRT Motorsports and Dodge


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