48 Fewer Sprint Cup Cautions In 2010 Compared To 2009

48 Fewer Sprint Cup Cautions In 2010 Compared To 2009 After 31 Races

19 Fewer Nationwide Cautions In 2010 Compared To 2009 After 31 Races

SERVICEMASTER CLEAN ‘BY THE NUMBERS’ FOR MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

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1 – fewest ServiceMaster Clean cautions for a race at Martinsville Speedway (three times, most recently 4/25/71)

4 – number of ServiceMaster Clean jet dryers scheduled for service at Martinsville this weekend ; two are expected to be released early following  the favorable weather forecast for the weekend

4 – fewest cars running at the finish of a Sprint Cup race at Martinsville (5/6/51 – a 200-lap race on what was then a .500-mile dirt track…35 cars started the race)

4 of the 12 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup have yet to win in 2010 (Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth)

7 of the 30 Sprint Cup races this season have been extended beyond the scheduled distance following a late ServiceMaster Clean caution

12 different Sprint Cup race winners in 2010

13 – most ServiceMaster Clean cautions for a Sprint Cup race this season (Martinsville, 3/29/10)

18 of the 123 races at Martinsville have been won from the pole; 33 of 123 have been won from the front row

21 – most ServiceMaster Clean cautions for a Sprint Cup race at Martinsville (10/21/07)

75 minutes – approximate time it takes for the ServiceMaster Clean jets to dry the .526-mile track

4,500 ServiceMaster Clean franchise locations around the world

Martinsville History

1947 – Martinsville Speedway built by E. Clay Earles, a .500-mile dirt track

1948 – First NASCAR-sanctioned event held on July 4, 1948; first NASCAR Strictly Stock event was run on Sept. 25, 1949 and won by Red Byron;  15 cars started the race, the sixth of eight Strictly Stock events that year

1955 – Martinsville Speedway was paved; Billy Myers won the first race on the new pavement, a 100-lap sportsman event

1955 – Speedy Thompson drove a Chrysler to victory in a 200-lap, 100-mile event, the first Grand National (now Sprint Cup) event on the newly paved track (10/16/55)

Sprint Cup Series

113 of the 220 ServiceMaster Clean cautions in the first 31 Sprint Cup races this season were for accidents, 42 for debris and 32 for spins

220 ServiceMaster Clean cautions in the first 31 Sprint Cup events this season; 268 after 31 races last year

1,110 of 9,177 laps completed in the first 31 Sprint Cup races this year have been under a ServiceMaster Clean caution; 1,267 of 8,887 after 31 races last year

1,595.130 of 12,560.928 miles completed this season in the 31 Sprint Cup races have been under a ServiceMaster Clean caution; 1,782.388 of 12,122.305 after 31 races last year

Nationwide Series

195 ServiceMaster Clean cautions in the first 31 Nationwide Series events this season; 214 after 31 races last year

118 of the 195 ServiceMaster Clean cautions in the first 31 Nationwide events this season have been for accidents, 32 for debris and 26 for spins

911 of 5,684 laps completed in the first 31 Nationwide Series races this season have been under a ServiceMaster Clean caution; 995 of 5,861 after 31 races last year

1,247.611 of 7,642.931 miles completed this season in the 31 Nationwide Series races have been under a ServiceMaster Clean caution; 1,331.733 of 7,653.464 after 31 races last year

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