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By the Numbers: Richmond filled with dominating performances

April 28, 2011, ,

Richmond International Raceway is a .75-mile, D-shaped oval with 14 degrees banking in the turns. The frontstretch is 1,290 feet with 8 degrees banking; the backstretch is 860 feet with 2 degrees banking.

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4 -- Different manufacturers to win in the past four races at Richmond: Toyota (Kyle Busch in May 2009); Ford (Carl Edwards in September 2009); Brad Keselowski (Dodge in April 2010); Chevrolet (Kevin Harvick in September 2010).

5 -- Drivers not named Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch or Carl Edwards who have won in the past 16 races at Richmond: Johnny Sauter (September 2003); Robby Gordon (September 2004); Clint Bowyer (May 2007); Denny Hamlin (May 2008); Brad Keselowski (April 2010). Of those drivers, only Hamlin and Keselowski are entered in this week's race. Of Harvick (5 wins), Busch (3) and Edwards (3), only Edwards is entered.

39 -- Cars running at the finish in this past fall's race at Richmond, the most ever at the track in series history. It was one of the four races last season to run the new car.

224 -- Combined laps led in the two Richmond races last year by Brad Keselowski, the only driver to finish in the top-five in both races. Keselowski led 189 in winning the spring race; 35 in finishing second in the fall event. He has led 294 laps total at RIR, all in the past three races.

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4 -- Races at Richmond that have ended with a last-lap pass, most recently in April 2010 when Brad Keselowski passed Greg Biffle on the final lap.

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3 -- Drivers whose best average finish of any track is at Richmond: Kyle Busch (5.2 in 12 races); Clint Bowyer (9.8 in 10); Ryan Newman (11.4 in 18).

3 -- Consecutive races at Richmond in which the leader of the most laps has won; all three winners led more than 225 laps: Denny Hamlin (299 in September 2009); Kyle Busch (226 in May 2010); Hamlin (251 in September 2010). In the previous seven races, the leader of the most laps failed to win. JGR has won the past four races at RIR with Busch and Hamlin.

11 -- Top-10s in the past 12 races at Richmond for Kevin Harvick. He had only two top-10s in his first eight races there.

16.9 -- Average finish at Richmond for Jimmie Johnson, his second worst among active tracks despite being a three-time winner in 18 starts. He also hasn't finished worse than 11th in his past three races, including top-10s in both events last year.

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5 -- Times Jeff Gordon has been passed for the final lead change at Richmond, including three of the past four races.

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2 -- Drivers entered in this week's race who have won at Richmond in both Nationwide and Cup: Joe Nemechek (one win in each series) and Denny Hamlin (one in Nationwide, two in Cup).

3 -- Nationwide/Cup weekend sweeps at Richmond: Harry Gant (September 1991); Kevin Harvick (September 2006); Kyle Busch (May 2009).

5 -- Place of finish for Carl Edwards in both the Nationwide and Cup races at Richmond last spring. He finished 10th in both series in the fall races.

45 -- Races at Richmond in both Nationwide and Cup since the track was reconfigured to three-quarters of a mile in September 1988. There have been 109 Cup races total at Richmond, third most in series history; RIR is one of seven active tracks that Nationwide has competed on since its inaugural season in 1982 (55 total series races).

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191 -- Consecutive green-flag stretch in last spring's Cup race at Richmond, the longest in the series in nearly seven years. There were 23 wave-arounds on Lap 155. The Nationwide race this past fall featured a 103-lap green stretch, the longest ever at RIR since individual caution lap details became available in the 1997 season.

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