Auto Club 500: Trivial Numbers

California SpeedwaySome interesting numbers for trivial talk and NASCAR fantasy race games relating to this Sunday’s Auto Club 500 at California Speedway.

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2: Poles by Kurt Busch (most)

3: Wins by Jeff Gordon (most)

4th: Carl Edward’s average finish (best)

5: Mark Martin & Kurt Busch have each scored bonus points for leading laps in each of the last 5 races at California Speedway (longest streak)

5: Average number of cars that start in the top-10 and finish in the top-10

8th: Jimmie Johnson’s average finish

9th: Clint Bowyer’s, Denny Hamlin’s & Jamie McMurray’s average finish

13: NASCAR Cup races run at California Speedway

13th: Average starting position of race winner

16th: Average finish position of pole winner

18: Average number of cars to finish on the lead lap

168: Number of laps led by Greg Biffle at the 2006 Auto Club 500 before blowing an engine

903: Days since Elliott Sadler last race win (California Speedway Pop Secret 500)

6209: Days (17 years to the date) since the 7th largest NASCAR penalty was doled out against Mark Martin (docked 46 points) and crew cheif Robin Pemberton (yes! That Robin Pemberton) fined $40,000 for unapproved equipment

2.25.2007: The earliest date of the year that NASCAR Cup has ever run at California Speedway”