The Numbers for Sonoma

THE NUMBERS for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma (All 23 Sprint Cup Races)

2 – fewest laps led by race winner (twice, most recent 5/7/95)

2 – races won from outside a top-20 starting position (Juan Pablo Montoya – 2007,        Kyle Busch – 2008)

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3 – wins by Dodge in last five races at Sonoma (Juan Pablo Montoya – 2007,        Kasey Kahne – 2009, Kurt Busch – 2011)

3 – fewest cautions (four times, most recent 6/23/02)

3 – fewest leaders (6/11/89)

3 – fewest lead changes (6/11/89)

4 – drivers with more than one pole

5 – most wins (Jeff Gordon)

5 – most poles (Jeff Gordon)

5 – drivers with more than one win

7 – fewest caution laps (6/7/92)

8 – wins from the front row; five from the pole

9 – most cautions (6/10/90)

9 – most leaders (three times, most recent 6/26/11)

12 – most lead changes (twice, most recent 6/26/11)

14 – different pole winners

15 – different race winners in 23 races

14 – fewest cars on lead lap at finish (twice, most recent 5/16/93)

26 – most caution laps (6/27/99)

32 – worst starting position for race winner (Juan Pablo Montoya – 6/24/07)

33 – fewest cars running at finish (5/16/93)

36 – most cars on lead lap at finish (6/21/09)

42 – most cars running at finish (twice, most recent 6/26/05)

92 – laps led by race winner (Jeff Gordon – 6/27/04)

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)

88 – cautions in the first 15 races of 2012; includes 36 for accidents, 28 for debris        and nine for spins

472 of 4,648 – laps under caution in 2012

652.571 of 6,033.118 – miles under caution in the first 15 races

BONUS:  Two California tracks (Sonoma and Auto Club Speedway) continue to host NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events.  There have been 23 events at each track.  Riverside Raceway, which was the site of 48 Sprint Cup events between 1958 and 1988, leads the list of 13 other tracks that previously hosted NASCAR’s premier series.

— Provided by Darnell Communications for SRT Motorsports and Dodge

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