A RAPID ROUNDUP OF SOME REVEALING STATS
Fastest qualifying speed in NASCAR history, set by Bill Elliott in a Ford Thunderbird in taking the pole at Talladega on April 30, 1987.
Average speed for Ryan Newman in winning the Goody's Fast Relief 500 on April 1 at Martinsville Speedway, the slowest race of 2012.
Maximum pit-road speed limit at any NASCAR track, with a 4.99-mph allowance before penalty.
Pole-winning speed for Marcos Ambrose at Michigan International Speedway on June 16, fastest lap in NASCAR since 1987.