The Frontstretch: Numbers Game : Centurion Boats At The Glen by Kim DeHaven -- Monday August 13, 2007

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Numbers Game : Centurion Boats At The Glen

Kim DeHaven · Monday August 13, 2007

 

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Autographs signed while racing the Centurion Boats at the Glen. During the red flag period for the Harvick/Montoya incident, a fan came out on the track to ask Matt Kenseth for his John Hancock. Claiming he was a “little busy,” Kenseth refused – as the fan was quickly arrested and dragged off by security.

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Televised shoving and shouting match during the Centurion Boats at the Glen. After a tap from Martin Truex, Jr., Juan Pablo Montoya and Kevin Harvick got together on Lap 73, sending both cars spinning around in Turn 1. The No. 42 then drifted back on to the track and was hit by Jeff Burton. When Harvick blocked Montoya’s damaged race car from driving back to the pits for repairs, the two drivers climbed from their cars to display their displeasure with one another.

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Drivers who spun out in Turn 1 while leading at Watkins Glen Sunday. Tony Stewart spun on lap 45, charging back to the front from 19th place. Jeff Gordon wasn’t so lucky; he spun with two to go, losing eight positions to finish the event in ninth place.

2 hours, 50 minutes, 38 seconds
Time it took to complete the Centurion Boats at the Glen.

2.460
Tony Stewart’s margin of victory over Denny Hamlin. (in seconds)

3
Victories and 15 Top 10 finishes this season for Watkins Glen winner Tony Stewart.

3
Cars dropped to the rear of the field prior to the start of the Centurion Boats at the Glen.
(No. 41 – Reed Sorenson and No. 83 – Brian Vickers for engine changes; No. 21 Boris Said for a driver change)

3
Number of times Tony Stewart led the Centurion Boats at the Glen.

4
Career victories at Watkins Glen for Tony Stewart following his win on Sunday. (Now tied with Jeff Gordon for the most at the track.)

4th
Ron Fellows finish in the Centurion Boats at the Glen, the highest finishing road course ringer.

5
DNFs this season for Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; four of those were for blown engines.

6
Positions lost on the last lap by Carl Edwards after a trip through the Turn 10 gravel trap. He was running 2nd at the time, but wound up finishing the event in eighth place.

6
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field at Watkins Glen.
(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 37 – Brian Simo; No. 49 – Klaus Graf; No. 60 – Boris Said; No. 77 – Marcos Ambrose; No. 84 – A.J. Allmendinger)

6th
Martin Truex. Jr.‘s finishing position in the Centurion Boats at the Glen, his first Top 10 since Loudon in July.

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Top 10 finishes in nine starts for Centurion Boats at the Glen winner Tony Stewart.

8
Caution flags for a total of 20 laps.

8
Penalties handed down by NASCAR Sunday during the running of the Centurion Boats at the Glen.

9
Lead changes among six drivers Sunday.

9
Top 5 finishes this season for Centurion Boats at the Glen runner-up Denny Hamlin.

14th
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.‘s position in the driver standings, dropping a spot after finishing 42nd in the Centurion Boats at the Glen. Junior was running third when the engine blew in the No. 8 Budweiser Chevy on Lap 64.

19th
Paul Menard’s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the fourth time this season.

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Laps led by Centurion Boats at the Glen winner Tony Stewart.

25
Positions gained by Boris Said in the Centurion Boats at the Glen to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

32
Career Nextel Cup wins for Tony Stewart in 306 starts.

36
Cars running at the end of the Centurion Boats at the Glen, 33 of those on the lead lap.

43rd
Kyle Petty’s finishing position on Sunday. He was only able to complete 56 off the 90 laps in the Centurion Boats at the Glen due to a broken radiator.

51
Laps led by Jeff Gordon in the Centurion Boats at the Glen, the most of any driver.

58
Career Cup wins for Joe Gibbs after Tony Stewart’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

77.535
Average race speed (in mph).

90
Laps in the Centurion Boats at the Glen, equaling 220.5 miles.

951
Points Jeff Gordon is ahead of 13th place driver Ryan Newman in the driver point standings. Gordon is the only driver to already clinch a spot in the Chase.

344
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Denny Hamlin by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

90,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Watkins Glen on Sunday.

$239,286
Tony Stewart’s purse for winning the Centurion Boats at the Glen.

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Paul
08/14/2007 02:57 AM
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It was Menard’s fourth highest-ranking rookie award of 2007. Phoenix, Richmond, Michigan, and now Watkins Glen.

Kim
08/14/2007 04:05 AM
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Thanks for catching that Paul. I will wear the Dunce hat for the day! Thanks for reading.

 

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