With the 52nd Annual Redbud 400 taking place Monday night at Anderson Speedway (IN), we decided to take a look at a few historical numbers from the prestigious event in this edition of “By the Numbers” on Speed51.com.
1: The number of laps that Steve Dorer led the year he won in 2011. Dorer passed Chase Elliott for the win on the final corner. Elliott never got a win at Anderson and Dorer had the last laugh on that night.
3: Steve Wallace, Steve Dorer, Johnny VanDoorn and Dalton Armstrong lead a list of four former winners of the 2018 entry list.
5: The number of drivers who won the Redbud 300 and the Snowball Derby. That list includes Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, Gary St. Amant, Butch Miller and Steve Wallace.
12.043: The pole time for Johnny VanDoorn during last year’s Redbud 400. In all, four drivers were under the 12.1 second bracket.
21: Fred Hopkins started 21st last year and finished seventh, completing all 400 laps.
28: A total of 28 drivers are on the entry list for this year’s race.
44: Driving car No. 44 in 1998, a future NASCAR champion named Jimmie Johnson led 246 laps and did not win the ASA event which was 400 lap that year. Johnson finished ninth.
51: For the fifth straight year, Monday’s Redbud 400 will be streamed to a worldwide audience via a pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.com. No matter where you are, you can watch the race for $19.99 by ordering a live video ticket.
71: If Johnny VanDoorn, driver of the No. 71, can find that magic touch likes he’s found in the past then it could be trouble for the rest of the field at Anderson. With a pair of Redbud 400 wins, VanDoorn is chasing a third trophy at Anderson.
400: The race is 400 laps around the tough Anderson quarter-mile track. Trouble happens quick and often times in bunches. The race is about survival as much as it is about speed.
470: Number of laps led by two-time Redbud 400 winner Johnny VanDoorn.
1136: Number of laps Mike Eddy led at the Redbud / Anderson 400 event. He won the race only once in 1992.
1974: Former Daytona 500 winner Tiny Lund win on the Anderson high banks in a 300-lap race back in 1974.
1983: The year the race switched from 300 laps to 400 laps the first time.
1986: The year Mark Martin won the race for the final time.
1988: Dick Trickle won the race for the second year in a row in 1988. Steve Wallace will be looking to become the first driver to match that feat in 30 years.
1999: The last year the race was an ASA event. Mike Miller won the 400-lap race.
2000: The winner of the 400 in 2000 was Kenny Tweedy.
2004: Canadian veteran Junior Hanley won the 300 for his only win in the big show at Anderson.
2009: Kyle Busch won in front of a packed crowd during a mid-week show. The race was switched back to 300 laps and remained that way until one year ago.
2016: In the 50th running of the race, Dalton Armstrong led 266 laps for a dominating win over Wes Griffith.
Past Winners: Some of the biggest names in racing have won the Redbud 300 / Anderson 400. Names like Tiny Lund, Mark Martin, Alan Kulwicki, Bob Senneker, Dick Trickle, Mike Eddy, Butch Miller, Scott Hansen, Junior Hanley, Scott Hantz and Kyle Busch.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent
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