The Numbers for Martinsville

THE NUMBERS for the TUMS FAST RELIEF 500

Martinsville Speedway (All 125 Sprint Cup races)

1 – fewest cautions (three times, most recent 4/25/71)

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1 – fewest cars on lead lap at finish (27 times, most recent 4/27/86)

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

3 – fewest caution laps (4/25/71)

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

11 – cautions in spring race

14 – most leaders (10/15/01)

15 – most wins by driver (Richard Petty)

19 – races won from the pole

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

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

125 – Sprint Cup races at Martinsville Speedway since 1949

127 – most caution laps (10/21/07)

2011 Caution Update

7 – number of races extended beyond scheduled distance in 2011

3 – fewest cautions this season (New Hampshire, 9/25/11)

16 – most cautions this season (Daytona 500)

239 – number of cautions in the first 32 races of 2011; includes 115 for accidents, 57 for debris and 30 for spins

1,145 of 9,137 – number of laps under caution in 2011

1,614.199 of 12,760.238 – miles under caution in the first 32 races

BONUS:  Nine Virginia tracks have hosted 273 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races (does not include convertible events).  Two tracks remain on the schedule – Martinsville (125) and Richmond (111).  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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