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By the Numbers: Kobalt Tools 400

March 06, 2013, Staff report,

Take a look back at the race and track history with some noteworthy numbers

0  The number of previous Cup starts at the track for Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidates Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

.045  The closest margin of victory at the track came in 2006, when Jimmie Johnson beat Matt Kenseth, who had led 146 laps to Johnson’s one.

1 The number of poles for Las Vegas native Kurt Busch.

1.5  The size, in miles, of the track.

3 drivers have won the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship and won at Las Vegas in the same season (Jeff Gordon – 2001; Matt Kenseth – 2003; Jimmie Johnson – 2006, 2007, 2010).

4  drivers have participated in every race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Mark Martin).


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7 wins by Roush Fenway Racing (Mark Martin – 1998; Jeff Burton – 1999, 2000; Matt Kenseth – 2003, 2004; Carl Edwards – 2008, 2011).

9  Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored a top-10 finish in all nine of his starts at 1.5 mile tracks last year. His average finish of 7.7 at 1.5-mile tracks in 2012 was the best of any driver, and his nine top 10s were the best in the Series, despite him missing two races.
 drivers have poles at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, led by Kasey Kahne (3).

15  races have been held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

16 The number of NASCAR Sprint Cup races held in the state of Nevada (Las Vegas Motor Speedway – 15; Las Vegas Park Speedway – 1).

20 The degrees of banking in the turns at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

21 NASCAR national series drivers claim Nevada as their home state.

110.9 is Jimmie Johnson’s driver rating at Las Vegas, the highest of all drivers.

400 The length of the 2013 Kobalt Tools 400 in kilometers (267 laps).

2006 The year the track was reconfigured to include progressive banking.


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