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Numbers Game: Toyota/Save Mart 350

Kim DeHaven · Monday June 25, 2007

 

1st
Career Nextel Cup win for Juan Pablo Montoya in 17 starts.

2 hours, 56 minutes, 11 seconds
Time it took to complete the Toyota / Save Mart 350.

3
Top 10 finishes this season for Infineon winner Juan Pablo Montoya.

3rd
Juan Pablo Montoya joins Earl Ross (Canada) and Mario Andretti (Italy) as the third Foreign-born driver to ever win a points-paying Cup race since the series’ inception in 1949.

3rd
Juan Pablo Montoya joins Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney as the third driver to earn victories in F1, NASCAR and Indy Car.

4
Penalties handed down by NASCAR Sunday during the running of the Toyota/Save Mart 350.

4.097
Juan Pablo Montoya’s margin of victory over Kevin Harvick. (in seconds)

6
Career Cup wins for Chip Ganassi after Juan Pablo Montoya’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

7
Caution flags for a total of 14 laps.

7
Laps led by Toyota/Save Mart 350 winner Juan Pablo Montoya, the first laps he’d led in Nextel Cup his entire career.

8th
Time this season Juan Pablo Montoya has earned Rookie of the Race honors.

9
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field.

(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 10 – Scott Riggs; No. 15 – Paul Menard; No. 37 – Brian Simo; No. 49 – Klaus Graf; No. 78 – Kenny Wallace; No. 83 – Brian Vickers; No. 84 – A.J. Allmendinger; No. 02 – Brandon Ash)

11
Lead changes among eight drivers Sunday.

31
Positions gained by Juan Pablo Montoya in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

32nd
Juan Pablo Montoya’s starting position in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, the the worst starting spot for a race winner at not only Infineon, but any Cup road course race.

41
Cars running at the end of the Toyota/Save Mart 350, 32 of those on the lead lap.

43rd
Sterling Marlin’s finishing position in the Toyota/Save Mart 350. He completed just 12 laps before blowing the engine in the No. 14 WileyX Chevrolet.

48
Laps led by Robby Gordon in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, the most of any driver.

74.547
Average race speed (in mph).

92.414
Jamie McMurray’s pole winning speed for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. (in mph)

110
Laps in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, equaling 218.9 miles (352.21 kilometers).

271
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Denny Hamlin by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

102,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Infineon on Sunday.

$310,600
Juan Pablo Montoya’s purse for winning the Toyota/Save Mart 350.

$5,477,835
Total purse for the Toyota/Save Mart 350.

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