The 2016 Sprint Cup season by the numbers

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Whether you like it or not the 2016 Sprint Cup season came to an end last night at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

With its conclusion, it’s time to take a look at notable stats that were accumulated over the course of the 36-race season, which consisted of 10,523 laps and 13,929.5 miles of competition.

Here’s just some of the interesting numbers from the 2016 season.

  • 61 – Drivers who competed in at least one race in 2016, 30 competed in all 36. Four drivers made their Cup debut: Dylan Lupton, Ryan Reed, Gray Gaulding and DJ Kennington.
  • 13 –  Drivers who won in 2016, including first-time winners Chris Buescher (Pocono II) and Kyle Larson (Michigan II).
  • 14 – Drivers who earned poles in 2016, including first-time pole-sitters Chase Elliott (Daytona 500) and Alex Bowman (Phoenix II).
  • 5 – Races won from the pole.
  • 6 – Times qualifying was cancelled.
  • 3 – Races won by Martin Truex Jr when qualifying was cancelled.
  • 1,809 – Laps led by Truex, leading all drivers.
  • 3 hours and 57 minutes – The length of the Southern 500, the longest race of the year based on time for the second year in a row.
  • 18.3 – Tony Stewart‘s average finish in his final Sprint Cup season.
  • 12 – Wins by Joe Gibbs Racing, the most of any team.
  • 6 – Races impacted by rain (Texas I and Texas II, Pocono I and Pocono II, Bristol II and Charlotte II).
  • 10 – Races that went into overtime, including four in the Chase (Chicagoland, Talladega II, Phoenix II and Homestead.
  • 96 – Days until the 2017 Daytona 500