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By the Numbers: Coke Zero 400

By the Numbers: Coke Zero 400

by July 1, 2015 0 comments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Sprint Cup Series is set to pay a second visit to Daytona International Speedway with this Sunday scheduled to feature 160 laps of racing in the Coke Zero 400.

This week’s ‘By the Numbers’ post once again provides an insight into various statistics entering Sunday’s race.

4 – Number of Coke Zero 400s to be extended into overtime since the introduction of the ‘green-white-checkered’ rule – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013.

4 – Number of Coke Zero 400s that Tony Stewart has won, the most of all active drivers.

5 – Number of occassions where a driver swept both the Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 in a year – Jimmie Johnson 2013, Bobby Allison 1982, Lee Roy Yarbrough 1969, Cale Yarborough 1968, Fireball Roberts 1962.

7.5 – Average number of cautions in the last 10 Coke Zero 400s.

7.7 – Average consecutive number of laps the eventual winner of the last 10 Coke Zero 400s held the lead on the way to the checkered flag.

9.9 – Average starting position of the eventual winner of the last 10 Coke Zero 400s.

10 – Number of former Coke Zero 400 winners expected to be in Sunday night’s field.

13.1 – Average finish at Daytona International Speedway by Dale Earnhardt Jr., the lowest of all active drivers with 10 or more starts at the track.

22 – Previous Coke Zero 400s that Jeff Gordon, a three-time winner of the event, has competed in.

26.3 – Average number of lead changes in the last 10 Coke Zero 400s.

96.2 – Kyle Busch’s driver rating at Daytona International Speedway, the highest of all active drivers with 10 or more starts at the track.

2008 – Last year a non-Chevrolet or Ford driver won the Coke Zero 400 – Kyle Busch in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

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