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By the Numbers: STP Gas Booster 500

April 03, 2013, Staff report,

Gordon's fastest laps are among the records at Martinsville Speedway

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

3 -- Poles earned by 2012 race winner Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart.

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

7 -- Series-high number of victories among active drivers, held by Jeff Gordon and Johnson.

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


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

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

19 -- Series-high number of victories for Hendrick Motorsports and Petty Enterprises.

20 -- 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.

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

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

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

40 -- 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.

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

122.3 -- Series-best driver rating of Johnson.

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

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

589 -- Number of drivers who have competed in at least one Sprint Cup race.

800 -- The length -- in feet -- of the front and backstretch portions of the race track.

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

1949 -- Year of the first NASCAR Sprint Cup race held at Martinsville.

7,243 -- Laps in the top 15 (90.2%) by Gordon, second-most all-time.


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