THE NUMBERS for the Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City

Bristol Motor Speedway

0 –fewest cautions for a race at Bristol Motor Speedway (7/11/71)

0 –fewest lead changes for a race (3/25/73)

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1 –fewest laps led by race winner (7/26/64 – Fred Lorenzen)

4 –number of jet dryers available for track drying during race weekend

7 –number of consecutive wins by Darrell Waltrip at BMS (1981 – 1984)

16 –most wins by a car owner (Junior Johnson)

20 –most cautions for a race at BMS (three times, most recent 8/23/03)

31 – cautions in the first three Sprint Cup races of 2011

34 –races won from the front row (22 from the pole)

38 –different winners at BMS in 100 Sprint Cup races

40 –most lead changes (4/14/91)

42 –number of cars that started first race at Bristol in 1961

60 –minutes, the minimum amount of time it takes to dry the .533-mile track after a significant rainfall

100 –number of Sprint Cup races at BMS (first race in1961)

138 of 787laps completed in first three races have been under caution

167 –most caution laps (7/25/65)

245.500 of 1,232.500miles completed this season have been under caution

1962 –year the track was reshaped and the banking increased which led to designated as the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile Track”

1978 –first night race at Bristol

1992 -year track surface was changed from asphalt to concrete

1996 –year Bruton Smith purchased track from Larry Carrier (January 22, 1996)

2007 –year banking was reconfigured and track resurfaced (current concrete surface)

157,574 –number of fans that established the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest audience wave at BMS (August 23, 2008)

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