The Frontstretch: Numbers Game : Pennsylvania 500 by Kim DeHaven -- Monday August 6, 2007

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Numbers Game : Pennsylvania 500

Kim DeHaven · Monday August 6, 2007

 

3 hours, 47 minutes, 55 seconds
Time it took to complete the Pennsylvania 500…but it felt more like an eternity.

4
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field.
(No. 37 – Kevin Lepage; No. 49 – Mike Bliss; No. 78 – Kenny Wallace; No. 84 – A.J. Allmendinger)

4
Top 5 finishes this season for Pennsylvania 500 runner-up Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

4
Cars dropped to the rear of the field prior to the start of the Pennsylvania 500.
(No. 07 – Clint Bowyer and No. 1 – Martin Truex, Jr., for engine changes; No. 4 Ward Burton, for a transmission change; No. 7 P.J. Jones, for a driver change.)

4.134
Kurt Busch’s margin of victory over Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (in seconds)

6
Top 10 finishes this season for Pocono winner Kurt Busch.

7
Number of times Kurt Busch led the Pennsylvania 500 – no one else led more than twice.

7
Top 5 finishes at Pocono for Kurt Busch in 14 career starts at the track.

7
Caution flags for a total of 27 laps Sunday.

14
Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Pennsylvania 500.

14
Different race winners in 21 Cup races this season.

16
Career Nextel Cup wins for Kurt Busch in 241 starts.

16th
Juan Pablo Montoya’s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the tenth time this season.

17
Lead changes among 11 drivers Sunday.

23
Positions gained by Matt Kenseth in the Pennsylvania 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

39
Cars running at the end of the Pennsylvania 500, 29 of those on the lead lap.

43rd
Ward Burton’s finishing position in the Pennsylvania 500. He completed 109 laps before blowing the engine in the No. 4 State Water Heaters / LUCAS Chevy.

50
Consecutive Top 10 finishes for Hendrick Motorsports following Jeff Gordon’s fourth place finish in the Pennsylvania 500.

51
Races since Kurt Busch’s last win, which came in the Food City 500 at Bristol on March 26, 2006.

59
Career Cup wins for Roger Penske after Kurt Busch’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

131.627
Average race speed (in mph).

175
Laps led by Pennsylvania 500 winner Kurt Busch, a new record for Cup races held at Pocono Raceway.

200
Laps in the Pennsylvania 500, equaling 500 miles.

366
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Denny Hamlin by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

130,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Pocono on Sunday.

$212,108
Kurt Busch’s purse for winning the Pennsylvania 500.

$4,935,998
Total purse for the Pennsylvania 500.

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