By the Numbers: Duck Commander 500by Kyle Pokrefky April 9, 2015 0 comments
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FORT WORTH, Texas — Making its return ahead of Saturday’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is The Fourth Turn’s ‘By the Numbers’ series.
The return of the series takes a look at various statistics and factoids surrounding this week’s event.
Have any other interesting stats surrounding this weekend’s race? Feel free to share your knowledge in the comments below!
1 – Number of times a driver went on to win the Duck Commander 500 after winning the accompanying XFINITY Series race the previous day. (Kyle Busch – 2013)
2 – Number of times a driver earned their first career Sprint Cup victory in the Duck Commander 500. (Jeff Burton – 1997, Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 2000)
4 – Number of wins Jimmie Johnson has at Texas Motor Speedway – the most of all active drivers and the most of all-time. None of these wins however were in the Duck Commander 500.
6.7 – Average number of cautions in the last 10 Duck Commander 500s.
7.5 – Average starting position of the eventual Duck Commander 500 winner in 18 races.
8.9 – Average finish at Texas Motor Speedway by Matt Kenseth – the lowest of all active drivers.
10 – Number of times in the race’s 18-year history a driver claimed their first victory of the year in the Duck Commander 500.
19 – This week’s event will be the 19th running of the Duck Commander 500.
25.5 – Number of laps to go the final pass for the lead was made on average across the last 10 Duck Commander 500s.
28 – Number of races Jeff Gordon has participated in at Texas Motor Speedway – the most of all time. Gordon is the only driver to race in every single Sprint Cup race held at the track.
160.577 – Speed in miles per hour that Greg Biffle completed the Duck Commander 500 in his 2007 victory, making for the fastest completed Duck Commander 500 in race history.
334 – Laps scheduled for Saturday’s race.
889 – Laps led at Texas Motor Speedway by Jimmie Johnson – the most of all active drivers and of all-time.
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