19 – Number of track qualifying records broken this season.
3 – Number of track qualifying records broken by Jimmie Johnson this season, the series’ most
11 – Number of drivers who broke a track qualifying record this season. They are Jimmie Johnson (three), Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth (two each), Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, and Marcos Ambrose (one each).
127,306 – Number of Green Flag Passes, the second highest total since the inception of Loop Data in 2005 – and 17,398 more passes than 2012.
971 – Number of Green Flag Passes for the Lead, an increase from the 946 Green Flag Passes for the Lead in 2012.
10 – Average number of leaders per race, up from 9.39 in 2012.
19.4 – Average number of lead changes per race, up from 18.9 last season.
46 – Number of drivers who led at least one lap, up from 42 last season.
1.267 – In seconds, the average margin of victory in 2013. It’s the lowest average MOV since 2005.
20 – Number of races that ended with a margin of victory under one second, up from 17 races last season.
83.1 – Percentage of cars that were running at the finish of races, up from 74.7% in 2012.
51.2 – Percentage of cars that finished on the lead lap, the highest percentage since 2009.
88 – Appeal (likeability) of the race cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series increased from 65% to 88%.**
83 – The perception that the race cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “look similar to new cars in the showroom” increased from 28% to 83%.**
86 – The perception that the race cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “have distinctive body styling” increased from 35% to 86%**
76 – The perception that the race cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “are cars that I would be interested in buying” increased from 49% to 76%**
79 – The perception that the race cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “make me more interested in the car manufacturers” increased from 41% to 70%**
** Source: Official NASCAR fan Council, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gen 6 Car Tracking Survey
“Look at these highlights. Isn’t this awesome! I love this sport. I’m telling you. Whoever designed this new car, we should kiss ’em every weekend. It’s [Gen-6] creating drama. We haven’t seen racing like this in years, since I first started in this sport (in 2004). When you can leave a race track and there’s people in tears because they won, and in tears because they got crashed, that’s what brings us to the race track, that kind of racing and determination and passion.” – Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 5-hour Energy Toyota