The 2016 Sprint Cup season by the numbers
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