20th April 2012, 08:50 PM
By the Numbers: One of many in Trucks; select few in Cup at Kansas
11 -- There have been 11 different winners in the 11 Truck Series races at Kansas, tying it with New Hampshire and Dover for the second-most different race winners -- Homestead has 12. Only three Kansas winners are expected to compete this weekend: Todd Bodine (2005), Ron Hornaday (2008) and Johnny Sauter (2010).
13 -- Hendrick Motorsports has been trying to get Cup Series win No. 200 since Jimmie Johnson won at Kansas in October 2011; the 13-race winless streak is the organization's longest since 2002. Hendrick drivers have led 773 laps this season, more than twice as many as any other team, and finished second three times (twice by Johnson). Hendrick has the most wins (4) and poles (4) at Kansas.
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2 -- Two drivers have finished in the top five in the past two races at Kansas: Todd Bodine and Johnny Sauter. Sauter is the only driver who has finished in the top 10 in the past three races; he has an average finish of 4.0.
1 -- Matt Crafton is the only driver who has competed in all 11 races at Kansas. He has one top-five (fifth in 2004); he was driving Kevin Harvick Inc.'s No. 6 Chevrolet, his only start there he didn't drive the No. 88 Chevy of Thorsport Racing. Crafton has three other top-10s in the No. 88, most recently a seventh-place finish in 2009.
3 -- Ron Hornaday has won the pole for three of the past four races at Kansas. He is the only driver to win from the pole (2008).
8 -- Eight races at Kansas have been won from the first two rows, including five from the front row. No winner has started outside the top 10.
3 -- There have been three first-time winners at Kansas: Ricky Hendrick (2001), Jon Wood (2003) and Erik Darnell (2007). Six of the top seven drivers in points have never won in the Truck Series.
4 -- Ron Hornaday has won four of the past 10 races on 1.5-mile tracks; he has 13 wins on 1.5-mile tracks, second-most in the series (Kyle Busch with 14). Hornaday had finished in the top six in the four races prior to last year, when he cut a tire, hit the wall, and finished 30th.
9 -- Ty Dillon won the first of his nine ARCA races at Kansas in 2010. Dillon has begun his Truck career with five top-10s in six races, including top-10s in each of the three races this season.
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2 -- Place of finish in last year's races at Kansas for Dale Earnhardt Jr. (June) and Kasey Kahne (October), for each their first top-five at the track. Kahne has five top-10s in the past six races on 1.5-mile tracks; six of his 12 wins have come on 1.5-mile tracks.
2 -- Carl Edwards has been passed for the final lead change in two of the past five races at Kansas, beginning in 2008 when he finished second (his best result in nine starts) to Jimmie Johnson. He has a five-race streak of top-10s, second to the current run of six top-10s by Johnson and Greg Biffle.
4 -- Four drivers have combined to win eight of the 12 races at Kansas -- two each from Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart. Gordon won the first two races in 2001 and '02. Brad Keselowski is the only driver not named Biffle, Johnson or Stewart to win in the past seven races.
57 -- Brad Keselowski went the final 57 laps on one tank of gas to win at Kansas in June 2011; he was the only driver to finish in the top 29 who only pitted five times. He started 25th, the worst of any Kansas winner; he was running seventh when the leaders began their final stops on Lap 241 of the 267-lap race.
1 -- Kyle Busch only has one top-10 finish in nine Kansas starts (seventh in 2006); he has finished worse than 20th five times. He only has two top-10s in the past 14 1.5-mile races; he has finished worse than 20th eight times. Busch finished 12th and 11th in the two Kansas races last year.
5.7 -- The average number of cautions per race in the first seven races of 2012 is 5.7, for 33 laps. In the past 10 seasons, the combined average for the first seven races was 9.2, for 51 laps. There haven't been more than seven cautions in any of the past five races at Kansas, with the most caution laps during that time being 25.
26.3 -- Martin Truex Jr. has an average finish of 26.3 at Kansas, his worst track; in seven starts his best finish is 11th (October 2006). Truex is off to the best start of his career, with five top-10s in seven starts including a current run of four in a row.
* Preview Show: Truex talks Kansas
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