The Numbers for the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500

THE NUMBERS for the GOODY’S FAST PAIN RELIEF 500

Martinsville Speedway

1 –fewest cautions for a Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway (three times, most recent 4/25/71)

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1 – fewest cars on lead lap at the finish of a race at the .526-mile track (27 times, most recent 4/27/86)

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

3 –fewest caution laps for a race (4/25/71)

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

14 –most leaders for a race (10/15/01)

15 –wins by Richard Petty, most by a driver

19 –races won from the pole; 34 from the front row

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

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

28 –cautions for two Sprint Cup races at Martinsville last year; 13 for Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 and 15 for TUMS Fast Relief 500

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

124 –Sprint Cup races at Martinsville Speedway since 1949

127 —most caution laps (10/21/07)

265 –number of cautions during 36-race 2010 season; 140 for accidents

2011 Caution Update

45 – number of cautions in the first five Sprint Cup races of 2011; 28 for accidents

211 of 1,487 – laps run under caution in 2011

307.881 of 1,899.000 – miles under caution in the first five races

BONUS: Nine Virginia tracks have hosted 270 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 (124) and Richmond (109). 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.

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