The Numbers For Texas Motor Speedway

THE NUMBERS for the AAA TEXAS 500

Texas Motor Speedway (all 21 Sprint Cup races included)

 

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1 – number of wins from the pole (Kasey Kahne, 4/9/06)

1 – fewest laps led by race winner (Jeff Burton, 4/15/07)

4 – fewest leaders (11/8/09)

5 – fewest caution  (three times, most recent 4/9/11)

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

6 – fewest cars on lead lap at finish (11/8/09)

5 – number of cautions during spring race

17 – most leaders (4/2/00)

24 – fewest caution laps (4/9/11)

73 – most caution laps (4/6/97)

40 – most cars running at finish (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 (Tony Stewart, 11/5/06)

2,650 – 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 TMS Dates

1995 – construction began

1997 – first Sprint Cup race

2005 – first year track hosted two Sprint Cup events

2011 Caution Update

7 – number of races extended beyond scheduled distance in 2011

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

18 – most cautions this season (Martinsville, 10/30/11)

257 – number of cautions in the first 33 races of 2011; includes 131 for accidents, 57 for debris and 32 for spins

1,253 of 9,637– number of laps under caution in 2011

1,671.007 of 13,023.238 – miles under caution in the first 33 races

BONUS:  Three Texas tracks have hosted 30 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races with Texas Motor Speedway the site of 21 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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