THE NUMBERS for the HELUVA GOOD! Sour Cream Dips 400

THE NUMBERS for the HELUVA GOOD! Sour Cream Dips 400 Michigan Int’l Speedway (all Sprint Cup races)

0 – fewest cautions (three times, most recent 6/13/99)

1 – fewest laps led by race winner (Mark Martin, 6/14/09)

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2 – fewest cars on lead lap at finish (five times, most recent 6/15/75)

5 – fewest leaders (five times, most recent 8/12/84)

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

6 – wins by Dodge at MIS since manufacturer’s return to NASCAR in 2001

7 – fewest lead changes (8/12/84)

8 – number of jet dryers available for track drying this weekend at MIS

9 – most wins (David Pearson)

10 – most poles (David Pearson)

10 – most cautions (8/20/06)

11 – wins by car owner (Wood Brothers, Jack Roush)

14 – fewest cars running at finish (6/16/74)

15 – most leaders (6/20/82)

18 – drivers with more than one win

20 – drivers with more than one pole at MIS

24 – wins from the front row; 16 from the pole

32 – worst starting position for race winner (Mark Martin, 2009)

33 – different race winners

37 – most cars on lead lap at finish (6/18/06) 40 – different pole winners

41 – most cars running at finish (five times, most recent 6/17/07)

63 – most caution laps (8/24/75)

65 – most lead changes (8/16/81)

120 minutes – approximate amount of time it takes to dry the 2.0-mile track

162 – laps led by race winner (Rusty Wallace, 8/20/89)

 

Key Dates in MIS History

1967 – year construction began on MIS

1969 – first Sprint Cup race

1972 – track purchased by Roger Penske

1973 – only one Sprint Cup race

1999 – year MIS purchased by ISC

2011 Caution Update

3 – number of races extended beyond scheduled distance in 2011

4 – fewest cautions this season (Fontana and Pocono)

16 – most cautions this season (Daytona)

115 – number of cautions in the first 14 races of 2011; includes 51 for accidents, 27 for debris and 19 for spins

565 of 4,548 – number of laps under caution in 2011

745.429 of 5,872.000 – miles under caution in the first 14 races

BONUS: In addition to Michigan Int’l Speedway, three other Michigan tracks hosted five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events in the 1950s – Grand River Speedrome (Grand Rapids), Michigan State Fairgrounds (Detroit) and Monroe Speedway. (Marshal Teague and Lee Petty posted victories in the two races at Grand River Speedrome, Tommy Thompson and Tim Flock won the two at Michigan State Fairgrounds and Flock was the winner in the only race at Monroe Speedway).

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