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By the Numbers: Trucks put on midweek special at Bristol

August 22, 2012, ,

For Starters

1 -- Brad Keselowski is the only Sprint Cup Series regular competing in the Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol. He is looking to become the 24th drivers to win in all three national series and the fifth to win in all three series at Bristol, joining Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Mark Martin. Keselowski finished seventh in last year's race, his only top-10 in four starts that includes two engine DNFs.



Breakout Number

22 -- Ron Hornaday is the all-time series leader in wins (22), top-fives (56) and average finish (8.4) on short tracks. He has two wins, four top-fives and an 11.5 average finish in 12 starts at Bristol. He led all 200 laps there in 1997. Hornaday is the only former winner entered in this week's race, most recently in 1998. In his past six starts at Bristol, he has three top-six finishes and three finishes of 24th or worse.


Track Tidbits

3 -- Bristol is one of three tracks that were on the original 1995 Truck schedule at which the series still competes, joining Martinsville and Phoenix. The series did not compete at Bristol from 2000-02, returning in 2003 on its now traditional last week of August Wednesday date.

9 -- Miguel Paludo made his Truck Series debut at Bristol in 2010. He started 23rd and finished ninth. He suffered an engine DNF in 2011.

25 -- Johnny Sauter made his Truck Series debut at Bristol in 2003. He started 23rd and was credited with 25th place with an engine DNF. Sauter didn't make another start at Bristol until returning to the series full time in 2009. He finished second last year, his first top-10 in four races.

Recent Trends

2 -- Todd Bodine has finished second three times in seven starts at Bristol and second six times on all tracks less than a mile. He has 22 Truck Series wins, but none on short tracks. Bodine, who has two Nationwide Series wins at Bristol, has finished sixth and third in his past two starts there.

3 -- After posting a best finish of 19th and three of 30th or worse (including two crash DNFs) in his first four starts at Bristol, points co-leader Timothy Peters has the longest active streak of top-10s (3) among drivers entered in this week's race, including his first top-five (5th) in last year's race.

9 -- Nine of the 14 races at Bristol have been won from a top-three starting position (that includes Kyle Busch last year, who started from the rear after winning the pole).

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