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Numbers Game : Sylvania 300

Kim DeHaven · Monday September 17, 2007

 

0
Points that Jimmie Johnson leads Jeff Gordon by in the Nextel Cup point standings. Technically, they are tied, but if this was the end of the season, Johnson would get the nod for having more race wins.

1st
Career Cup victory for Sylvania 300 winner Clint Bowyer in 64 starts.

2
Career Bud poles for Clint Bowyer after taking the top starting spot in the Sylvania 300, with a lap time of 29.206 seconds and a speed of 130.412 mph.

2 hours, 52 minutes, 23 seconds
Time it took to complete the Sylvania 300.

4
First-time race winners in 2007. (Clint Bowyer, Casey Mears, Martin Truex, Jr. and Juan Pablo Montoya)

5
The number of years since Nextel Cup has had four first-time winners. In 2002, Johnny Benson, Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray, and Ryan Newman all broke into the win column.

6
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 36 – Jeremy Mayfield; No. 37 – Kevin Lepage; No. 44 – Dale Jarrett; No. 49 – John Andretti; No. 55 – Michael Waltrip; No. 06 – Sam Hornish, Jr.)

6
Number of times Clint Bowyer led the Sylvania 300, the most of any driver.

6
Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Sylvania 300.

6.469
Clint Bowyer’s margin of victory over Jeff Gordon. (in seconds)

13
Top 10 finishes this season for New Hampshire winner Clint Bowyer.

7
Caution flags for a total of 27 laps Sunday.

13
Lead changes among nine drivers at New Hampshire.

16
Top 5 finishes this season for Sylvania 300 runner-up Jeff Gordon.

18
Drivers who have won a race in all three of NASCAR’s top divisions (Cup, Busch, and Trucks) after adding Clint Bowyer to the list this weekend.

19th
David Ragan’s finishing position Sunday at New Hampshire, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the 12th time this season.

23
Positions gained by Matt Kenseth in the Sylvania 300 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

36
Cars running at the end of the race Sunday; 25 of those were on the lead lap.

43rd
Brian Vickers’ finishing position at New Hampshire. He completed the race 35 laps down, the final car in the field to finish on a day where all 43 cars made it to the end for the first time in NASCAR history.

86
Career Cup wins for Richard Childress after Clint Bowyer’s trip to Victory Lane.

110.475
Average race speed (in mph).

222
Laps led by Sylvania 300 winner Clint Bowyer on Sunday, the most of any driver.

300
Laps in the Sylvania 300, equaling 317.4 miles.

101,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at New Hampshire on Sunday.

101,000
Number of fans that actually enjoyed the Sylvania 300 on Sunday. Those watching at home suffered a long, boring day!

$259,175
Clint Bowyer’s purse for winning the Sylvania 300.

$5,319,880
Total purse for the Sylvania 300.
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