NASCAR Media Services
The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has reached an even 10 races, and the numbers show it’s been a storyline-filled one. Front and center: the record-breaking race at Talladega Superspeedway, which saw 88 lead changes among 29 drivers – both all-time series highs.
Some other figures to ponder:
- There have been seven different race winners. In all of last season, there were 14.
- Eight of the 10 races have finished with a margin of victory under one second. Talladega’s MOV was .011 seconds, the eighth-closest since the inception of electronic scoring in 1993.
- The average margin of victory through 10 races: .661 seconds.
- 41 different drivers have led at least one lap.
- 28 different drivers have scored at least one top-10 finish this season. Aussie Marcos Ambrose became No. 28 with his ninth-place run at Richmond Saturday night.
- There has been an average of 13 different leaders and 33 lead changes per race.
- Some huge Loop Data stats, competition-wise: an average of 54 green-flag passes for the lead, and 4,201 green flag passes.