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By the Numbers: Martinsville

October 23, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

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Track: Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. is a 0.526-mile, paved surface with 12-degree banking in all four turns. There is no banking in the frontstretch or backstretch. The frontstretch and backstretch are both 800 feet.

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Trailblazers:  The track’s first NASCAR-sanctioned race was on July 4, 1948 and the track's first Sprint Cup Series race was on Sept. 25, 1949. That race was won by Red Byron.

0.065 -- The closest margin of victory since the advent of electronic timing -- in seconds -- by Jimmie Johnson in 2007.

1 -- Danica Patrick is the only female driver to compete at Martinsville in the Sprint Cup Series.

2 -- The number of drivers who won their first Sprint Cup Series Coors Light poles at Martinsville. Those drivers are Tony Stewart (April 1999) and Scott Riggs (April 2005).

4 -- The number of times that the winner of the Martinsville race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has gone on to win the championship. Johnson (2006, 2007, 2008) and Stewart (2011) are the two drivers to accomplish this. 
4 -- The number of drivers who made their first Sprint Cup Series start at Martinsville. Those drivers are Mike Bliss (September 1998), Travis Kvapil (in October of 2004), Michael McDowell (March 2008) and Scott Speed (October 2008).

5 -- The number of times there have been green-white-checkered finishes at Martinsville, with the last one coming in spring 2012.

5 -- The number of races that have been won by drivers who started outside of the top 20.

6 -- The worst finish at Martinsville by an eventual series champion. Brad Keselowski finished sixth in last October's race.

8 -- The number of wins Jimmie Johnson has at Martinsville, which is the most among drivers. Five of those victories came in Chase races at the venue.

8 -- Series-high number of poles earned by Darrell Waltrip.

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12 -- Number of drivers who have won consecutive poles.

15 -- Series-high number of victories, held by Richard Petty.

20 -- Series-high number of victories for Hendrick Motorsports 

21 -- The number of races that have been won by pole-sitters.

22 -- Age of youngest winner -- Petty -- in 1960.

23 -- Number of drivers who have multiple wins.

26 -- Series-best number of top-five finishes among active drivers by Jeff Gordon.

30 -- Series-best number of top-five finishes by Petty.

36 -- The deepest starting position of a race-winner -- Kurt Busch in 2002.

41 -- Series-best number of races without a DNF by Gordon.

51 -- Age of oldest winner -- Harry Gant -- in 1991.

53 -- Number of Sprint Cup starts by Terry Labonte, most among active drivers.

57 --  Number of drivers who have earned a pole.

67 -- Series-best number of Sprint Cup starts, held by Petty.

91.569 -- Series-best average Green Flag speed (mph), held by Johnson.

123.8 -- Series-best driver rating of Johnson.

129 -- Total number of Sprint Cup races, one in the inaugural year and two per year since 1950.

281 -- Total number of Sprint Cup races run in the state of Virginia. Of all the tracks in the state, Martinsville has seen the most Cup races at its venue.

372 -- Number of drivers who have competed in multiple Sprint Cup races.

591 -- Number of drivers who have competed in at least one Sprint Cup race at the track.

968 -- Series-high number of fastest laps run by Gordon.

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