The Numbers For Pocono Raceway

THE NUMBERS for the 5-HOUR ENERGY 500

Pocono Raceway (all Sprint Cup races)

1 – fewest cautions (7/30/78)

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2 – fewest cars on lead lap at finish (twice, most recent 6/6/82)

3 – fewest caution laps (7/30/78)

4 – races won from outside a top-20 starting position

4 – fewest leaders (twice, most recent 6/9/85)

4 – fewest laps led by race winner (Bobby Labonte, 7/29/01)

5 – most wins (Bill Elliott)

5 – most poles (Bill Elliott, Ken Schrader) 10 – number of jet dryers available for track drying this weekend at Pocono Raceway 10 – fewest lead changes (7/26/98)

11 – wins by car owner (Rick Hendrick)

13 – most cautions (twice, most recent 7/24/05)

16 – drivers with more than one pole at “The Tricky Triangle”

16 – most leaders (three times, most recent 6/13/04)

18 – fewest cars running at finish (7/25/82)

22 – wins from the front row; 13 from the pole

29 – worst starting position for race winner (Carl Edwards, 6/12/05)

29 – different race winners

36 – different pole winners

36 – most cars on lead lap at finish (6/10/07)

42 – most cars running at finish (6/10/07)

56 – most lead changes (7/30/79)

57 – most caution laps (6/13/04)

120 minutes – approximate amount of time it takes to dry the 2.5-mile track

175 – laps led by race winner (Kurt Busch, 8/5/07)

 

2011 Caution Update

3 – number of races extended beyond scheduled distance in 2011

4 – fewest cautions this season (Fontana)

16 – most cautions this season (Daytona)

111 – number of cautions in the first 13 races of 2011; includes 51 for accidents, 23 for debris and 19 for spins

551 of 4,348 – number of laps under caution in 2011

710.429 of 5,372.000 – miles under caution in the first 13 races

 

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