The Numbers for Michigan Int’l Speedway

[media-credit name=”www.mispeedway.com” align=”alignright” width=”175″][/media-credit]THE NUMBERS for the QUICKEN LOANS 400

Michigan Int’l Speedway (all 85 Sprint Cup races)

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

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

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)

19 – drivers with more than one win

21 – 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)

34 – different race winners

37 – most cars on lead lap at finish (6/18/06)

41 – 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)

66 – races won from a top-10 starting spot

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)

2012 Caution Update

1 – fewest cautions this season (Fontana)

4 – races extended beyond scheduled distance (Daytona, Martinsville, Talladega and Darlington)

10 – most cautions this season (Daytona)

80 – cautions in the first 14 races of 2012; includes 33 for accidents, 27 for debris and eight for spins

433 of 4,448 – laps under caution in 2012

574.571 of 5,633.118 – 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.

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