A statistical and historical look at the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday:
16 Sprint Cup races held at Texas Motor Speedway. The first race was April 6, 1997.
4 Drivers who have competed in all 16 races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Mark Martin.
1 Driver who has swept the Cup races at TMS in one season -- Carl Edwards, right, in 2008. Edwards and Jeff Burton are the only Cup drivers to win more than one Cup event at the track.
12 Span of races before there was a repeat winner at TMS. Jeff Burton won the first race in 1997 and won the Samsung 500 on April 15, 2007.
13 Drivers have won Cup races at TMS: Carl Edwards (3 wins), Jeff Burton (2), Mark Martin, Terry Labonte, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Dale Jarrett, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Elliott Sadler, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson.
31 Matt Kenseth's starting spot when when won in 2002. It's the deepest in the field a race winner has started.
9.1 Average finish for Jimmie Johnson at TMS. He is the only active driver who has averaged a top-10 finish at the track.
11 Drivers who have won poles at Texas. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bobby Labonte and Ryan Newman each have earned two.
0.028 Closest winning margin (in seconds) in a Cup race at TMS -- Elliott Sadler over Kasey Kahne in 2004
8.310 Largest winning margin (in seconds), by Carl Edwards over Jeff Gordon in the Dickies 500 last fall.
278 Laps led by Tony Stewart when he won the Dickies 500 in November 2006, most by a race winner.
1 Driver who has won from the pole -- Kasey Kahne, Samsung/RadioShack 500 in spring 2006.
7 Races won by cars fielded by Roush Fenway Racing.
467 Laps led by Carl Edwards in his eight starts at TMS, most all-time at the track.
341 Laps led by Jeff Gordon in 16 starts, sixth overall and most by a driver who has not won at TMS.
Note: All facts and numbers courtesy of NASCAR media services and the Texas Motor Speedway media guide.
-- Michele Vincze
Photo: Star-Telegram/Sharon M. Steinman