The Numbers For The Samsung Mobile 500

THE NUMBERS for the SAMSUNG MOBILE 500 Texas Motor Speedway      

1 – number of wins from the pole (Kasey Kahne – 2006) in the previous 18 Sprint Cup races at Texas Motor Speedway; four from the front row    

1 – fewest laps led by race winner (Jeff Burton – 4/15/07)
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4 –fewest leaders for a race (11/8/09)     

5 –fewest cautions for a race (twice, most recently 11/8/09)    

6 –number of jet dryers available for track drying this weekend at TMS    

6 – fewest cars on lead lap at the finish of a race at the 1.5-mile track (11/8/09)    

7 – number of cautions in last year’s spring race at TMS including three for spins and two for accidents   17 –most leaders for a race (4/2/00)  

26 –fewest caution laps for a race (twice, most recently 11/8/09)  

73 –most caution laps for a race (4/6/97)  

40 – most cars running at finish of a race (twice, most recent 11/2/08)

120 –minutes, amount of time it takes to dry the 1.5-mile track after a significant rainfall.

278 –most laps led by race winner (11/5/06)

2,500 –approximate number of tires Goodyear will mount for Sprint Cup teams during the weekend; teams may receive as many as five sets of tires for practice and 11 sets for the race. Key Texas Motor Speedway Dates 1995 –construction began

1997 –first Sprint Cup race at TMS

2005 –first year for two Sprint Cup events 2011 Caution Update

4 – fewest cautions this season (Fontana)

16 – most cautions this season (Daytona)

56 – number of cautions in the first six races of 2011; 32 for accidents (56 cautions in the first six races in 2010; 29 for accidents)

283 of 1,987 – number of laps under caution in 2011

345.753 of 2,162.000 – miles under caution in the first six races

BONUS:  Three Texas tracks have hosted 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races with Texas Motor Speedway the site of 20 races since 1997.  Meyer Speedway in Houston hosted one race in 1971 and Texas World Speedway in College Station hosted eight from 1969 to 1981.

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