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By the Numbers: Nashville still looking for first weekend sweep

April 23, 2011, , NASCAR.com



By the Numbers: Nashville still looking for first weekend sweep

Nashville Superspeedway is a 1.33-mile D-shaped oval with 14 degrees banking in the turns. The frontstretch is 2,494 feet with 9 degrees banking; the backstretch is 2,203 feet with 6 degrees banking.

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES | Bully Hill Vineyards 200 (8 p.m. ET Friday)

1 -- Drivers who have won more than one race in the first 11 held at Nashville Superspeedway: Johnny Benson (2006 and '08).

4 -- Races won from the pole: the first two (Scott Riggs, 2001, and Mike Bliss, 2002) and the most recent two (Kyle Busch and Todd Bodine, both in 2010, the first year Nashville hosted two Truck races in the same year).

5 -- Top-10s for Ron Hornaday, all in the past five races, the longest current streak. His worst finish during that stretch is sixth, in the August 2010 race.

5.4 -- Average finish for Todd Bodine in seven races, the best of any driver with more that one start at Nashville. Bodine has five top-fives and only one finish worse than eighth (13th in 2009).

Very Interesting

28 -- Finish for Jason White in the August 2010 race at Nashville; he started eighth. He was the only driver who didn't start and finish in the top 10. White has never had a top-10 in five starts there. Brian Ickler, who started 11th, finished eighth in Kyle Busch Motorsports' No. 18 truck.

High Marks

2 -- Cautions in last April's race at Nashville, tied for the fewest in track history (2001).

131-- Laps led by Kyle Busch, tied for most by a race winner at Nashville (Scott Riggs in 2001). It marked the first victory for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

136.465 -- Average speed, in mph, set in last year's race, the fastest in series history at Nashville. The previous record of 132.466 mph was set in 2001, the inaugural race there.

NATIONWIDE SERIES | Nashville 300 (3 p.m. ET Saturday)

0 -- Green-white-checkered finishes at Nashville, which is one of only three active tracks without a G-W-C (Iowa and Kentucky).

3 -- Races in the past four at Nashville where there has been a red flag. However, one of those races (June 2009) ended with a green flag stretch of 94 laps, the longest green stretch ever at Nashville. Although there has been a caution on Lap 10 or sooner in six of the past seven races at Nashville, the average final green flag stretch for the past nine races is 42 laps.

7 -- Drivers who posted their first series victory at Nashville: Greg Biffle (2001, inaugural race at Nashville Superspeedway); Scott Riggs (2002); Jack Sprague (2002, only series win); Jason Leffler (2004); Reed Sorenson (2005, won from first series pole); Clint Bowyer (2005); Brad Keselowski (2008).

24 -- Starting position of Brad Keselowski in the June 2010 race, the farthest back of any winner at Nashville. It broke a string of four races won from the front row, started by Keselowski's outside position in June 2008.

Very Interesting

8 -- Times in the first nine races a series regular won at Nashville; only two of the past 10 have been won by Nationwide regulars (Scott Wimmer and Brad Keselowski, both during the 2008 season).

High Marks

3 -- Consecutive top-three finishes at Nashville for Kyle Busch; he finished in the top 10 in only one of his first six starts there.

6 -- Consecutive top-five finishes at Nashville for Brad Keselowski, the longest current streak of any driver entered in this week's race. Clint Bowyer has finished in the top five in all nine of his races at the track (2004-08).

10 -- Times Carl Edwards has finished in the top six in 11 starts at Nashville, the most top-10s in track history. He also has the most victories with three and is tied (with Clint Bowyer) for most top-fives with nine.

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1 -- Nationwide races at Nashville that have ended with a last-lap pass: David Green passed Johnny Sauter in April 2003.

2 -- Drivers who have won on all three concrete tracks (Bristol, Dover and Nashville) in the Truck Series: Kyle Busch and Ron Hornaday.

3 -- Top-10 finishes in the past four races at Nashville for Mike Bliss, whose seven top-10s there are his most at any track in the series. Bliss won the August 2002 Truck race at Nashville from the pole.

5 -- Consecutive top-10 finishes at Nashville for David Reutimann, who will be making his first start there since June 2008. His only Truck victory came at Nashville in August 2005.

Very Interesting

8 -- Times a driver has won Nationwide/Truck races in the same weekend; seven were by Kyle Busch. Busch is one of three drivers (Scott Riggs and Carl Edwards) to win at Nashville in both series, but none has done so in the same weekend. Busch is one of three drivers (Austin Dillon and Elliott Sadler) entered in both races this weekend.

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