By the Numbers: Atlanta
August 28, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. is 1.54 miles, paved surface, 24 degree banking in all turns. Banking in the frontstretch and backstretch is 5 degrees. The frontstretch is 2,332 feet and the backstretch is 1,800 feet.
Time/TV: AdvoCare 500, 7:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 1. TV: ESPN (coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET), Radio: PRN; SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Channel 90.
Trailblazers: The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta was won by Fireball Roberts from the pole on July 31, 1960.
0 times has a driver swept the weekend at Atlanta across all three NASCAR national series.
0.006 is the closest margin of victory since the advent of electronic scoring in a Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta. Kevin Harvick defeated Jeff Gordon by this margin in the March 11, 2001 race. It is the fifth closest finish scored by electronic scoring in the Sprint Cup Series.
3 female drivers have competed at Atlanta: Janet Guthrie, Shawna Robinson and Danica Patrick.
3 is also the number of times there has been a green-white-checkered finish at Atlanta, with the most recent coming in last year's race.
5 times Sprint Cup Series qualifying at Atlanta has been cancelled due to weather conditions. The most recent occurance of this was in the fall of 2010.
6 is the number of consecutive Coors Light poles that Ryan Newman won at Atlanta from the spring of 2003 through 2005.
7is the number of Coors Light poles that Buddy Baker and Ryan Newman have won at Atlanta. That total is tied for the most among Sprint Cup drivers.
7is also the number of times that the winner of a Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta has come from a starting position outside the top 20.
7.100is the average starting position for Ryan Newman at Atlanta, the best among active drivers.
9 times Dale Earnhardt won at Atlanta, the most all-time among drivers.
11 drivers have posted consecutive wins at Atlanta with Jimmie Johnson being the most recent to accomplish the feat with a sweep in 2007.
11.095 is Jimmie Johnson's average finishing position at Atlanta, the best among active drivers.
12 is the number of Sprint Cup Series wins that Wood Brothers Racing has at Atlanta, which is the most among teams.
14 times the winner of a Sprint Cup Series race in Atlanta has come from the pole position. Kasey Kahne was the last to do it in 2006.
15 times the winner of a Sprint Cup Series race in Atlanta has started in the fifth position. The most recent to win from this spot was Jeff Gordon in 2011.
22 is the age of the youngest Sprint Cup Series winner at Atlanta. Kyle Busch was 22 years, 10 months and 7 days old when he won at the track on March 9, 2008.
24 is the age of the youngest Coors Light pole winner at Atlanta. Terry Labonte was 24 years, 3 months and 27 days old when he won the pole on March 15, 1981.
26 times the winner of a Sprint Cup Series race in Atlanta has come from the front row.
39 was the starting position for Bobby Labonte when he won the fall race at Atlanta in 2001. This is the deepest starting position for any winner at Atlanta.
43 different Sprint Cup Series have won at Atlanta.
46 is the total number of drivers to win Coors Light poles at Atlanta.
51 is the age of the oldest winner at Atlanta. Morgan Shepherd was 51 years, 5 months and 8 days old when he won at Atlanta on March 20, 1993.
53 is the age of the oldest pole winner at Atlanta. Harry Gant was 53 years, 10 months and 4 days old when he won the pole on November 14, 1993.
55 is the number of starts at Atlanta for Terry Labonte. That total is the most among active drivers. Labonte has never visited Victory Lane in those 55 starts.
60 times the winner of a Sprint Cup Series race in Atlanta has come from a top-five starting position.
65 is the number of starts at Atlanta for Richard Petty, which is the most all-time among drivers.
105 Sprint Cup Series races have been held at Atlanta since 1960. Up until the 2011 season, there had been two races per year except in 1961. This is the third straight season with just one race.
133.870 is the speed at which Fireball Roberts won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Atlanta in 1960.
164 Sprint Cup Series races have been held at 12 different tracks in Georgia. Augusta International Speedway, Lakewood Speedway and Savannah Speedway are the only tracks to host 10 or more races besides Atlanta.
176 drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Georgia.
197.478 is the track qualifying record set by Geoffrey Bodine on Nov. 15, 1997.
540 drivers have competed in at one least one Sprint Cup Series event race at Atlanta. 363 drivers have competed in more than one.