NASCAR Sprint Cup number crunching: Some totals might surprise you


Sometimes numbers tell the story. Sometimes they don’t. What do these numbers tell you?

1.5 – Average finish for Las Vegas winner Kevin Harvick in the last six races, dating back to last season.

2 – Drivers who have combined to win the last five races on 1.5-mile tracks. Kevin Harvick has three wins (Las Vegas 2015, Homestead 2014, Charlotte 2014) and Jimmie Johnson has two wins (Atlanta 2015, Texas 2014).

5 – Place in points Jeff Gordon ranked after three races last year.

7 – Different winners in the last seven years at Las Vegas – Kevin Harvick (2015), Brad Keselowski (2014), Matt Kenseth (2013), Tony Stewart (2012), Carl Edwards (2011), Jimmie Johnson (2010) and Kyle Busch (2009).

12.5 – Average finish for the No. 41 car (teammate to Kevin Harvick) with Kurt Busch and Regan Smith driving in the last six races.

18 – lead changes in Sunday’s race at Las Vegas.

21 – lead changes in last year’s race at Las Vegas.

23.3 – Average finish for Danica Patrick, teammate of Kevin Harvick, in the last six races.

29.8 – Average finish for Tony Stewart, teammate of Kevin Harvick, in the last six races.

30 – Place Jeff Gordon ranks in points after three races this year.

35 – Place finish for Landon Cassill. He had finished 43rd each of the first two races of the season because of engine failures.

39 – Consecutive races Austin Dillon has been running at the finish – longest active streak in Sprint Cup.

75.0 – Percent of the 795 laps run this year in Sprint Cup that Kevin Harvick (258 laps led), Jimmie Johnson (176) and Joey Logano (162) have combined to lead.

764 – Consecutive starts by Jeff Gordon.

1,992,044 – Dollars in winnings for Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano in the first three races of the season.