Pencils ready! It’s fun with NASCAR numbers
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you were told there would be no math.
This is NASCAR, which is all about numbers.
As a public service, we’re going to have a very quick math lesson on NASCAR Sprint Cup car numbers.
Pay attention and you might be able to use this information to win a bar bet or two.
Car number on winning car in first NASCAR Strictly Stock race:
No. 12 – Jim Roper, Charlotte Speedway, June 12, 1949.
Top 5 car numbers with most Sprint Cup race victories:
No. 11 – 203 wins
No. 43 – 198
No. 3 – 97
No. 21 – 91
No. 24 – 88
Drivers who have won a Sprint Cup race in the No. 21:
18 different drivers, most of any number.
David Pearson, 43 wins in No. 21
Cale Yarborough, 13
Neil Bonnett, 9
Marvin Panch, 8
A.J. Foyt, 4
Speedy Thompson, 2
Harold Kite, Tim Flock, Tiny Lund, Elliott Sadler, Glen Wood, Buddy Baker, Donnie Allison, Curtis Turner, Morgan Shepherd, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett and Trevor Bayne, 1 each.
Drivers who have won at least 10 races in the No. 11:
Cale Yarborough, 55
Ned Jarrett, 49
Darrell Waltrip, 43
Denny Hamlin, 23
Junior Johnson, 11
Fewest starts by any car number between 1-99:
The No. 65 has only appeared in 93 Sprint Cup races, never winning.
And here’s the fun one:
Richard Petty’s No. 43 is one of the most iconic car numbers in NASCAR history. But a total of four different car numbers have been driven to victory 43 times each in the Sprint Cup Series.