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Numbers Game : Dodge Dealers 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday September 24, 2007

 

1/2
Fraction of an inch that NASCAR allows cars to be below the minimum height requirement following a race. Dodge Dealers 400 winner Carl Edwards’ No. 99 Office Depot Ford was lower than that, failing post-race technical inspection. Any fines and/or point penalties are expected to be announced by NASCAR Tuesday afternoon.

0.671
Carl Edwards’ margin of victory over Greg Biffle Sunday. (in seconds)

1
Car dropped to the rear of the field before the start of the Dodge Dealers 400. (No. 84 – A.J. Allmendinger for an engine change)

2
Televised altercations (Kyle Petty’s hand vs. Denny Hamlin’s helmet in the garage; Tony Raines’ helmet vs. Robby Gordon’s car on the track) during the weekend’s worth of activities at Dover (Busch and Cup).

2
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Tony Stewart by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

2
Number of times the Dodge Dealers 400 was halted by the red flag – the first for 5 minutes, 12 seconds on Lap 370, and again for 11 minutes, 40 seconds on Lap 386.

11
Career Bud poles for Jimmie Johnson after taking the top starting spot in the Dodge Dealers 400, with a lap time of 23.261 seconds and a speed of 154.765 mph.

3
Number of times Carl Edwards led the Dodge Dealers 400.

3
Top 5 finishes this season for Sunday’s runner-up Greg Biffle.

3
The least number of Top 5 finishes Biffle has collected in a full season of Cup racing (2003).

3 hours, 55 minutes, 39 seconds
Time it took to complete the Dodge Dealers 400.

6
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 22 – Dave Blaney; No. 33 – Scott Wimmer; No. 36 – Jeremy Mayfield; No. 37 – Kevin Lepage; No. 06 – Sam Hornish, Jr.)

7th
Nextel Cup victory for Dover winner Carl Edwards in 113 career starts.

10th
Juan Pablo Montoya’s finishing position Sunday at Dover, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the 12th time this season.

12
Top 10 finishes in ’07 for Dodge Dealers 400 winner Carl Edwards.

13
Caution flags for a total of 66 laps Sunday.

14
Lead changes among nine drivers at Dover.

14
Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Dodge Dealers 400.

28
Cars running at the end of the race Sunday; just six of those were on the lead lap, a new low for the 2007 season.

30
Positions gained by Clint Bowyer in the Dodge Dealers 400 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

43rd
A.J. Allmendinger’s finishing position at Dover. He completed just four laps before retiring with a blown engine.

95
Laps led by Dodge Dealers 400 winner Carl Edwards on Sunday.

100
Career Cup wins for Jack Roush after Carl Edwards’ trip to Victory Lane.

101.846
Average race speed (in mph).

192
Laps led by Matt Kenseth, the most of any driver.

400
Laps in the Dodge Dealers 400, equaling 400 miles.

137,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Dover on Sunday.

$229,250
Carl Edwards’ purse for winning the Dodge Dealers 400.

$5,132,767
Total purse for the Dodge Dealers 400.

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