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Numbers Game : UAW-Ford 500

Kim DeHaven · Monday October 8, 2007

 

0.066
Jeff Gordon’s margin of victory over teammate Jimmie Johnson in the UAW-Ford 500.

1
Number of times Jeff Gordon led the UAW-Ford 500.

1
Lap led by UAW-Ford 500 winner Jeff Gordon — the last one.

2
Cup wins by Gordon at Talladega this year, completing the first season sweep at the track since Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in 2002.

3rd
Dave Blaney’s finishing position on Sunday, tying his career best.

3
Cars moved to the rear of the field at the start of the UAW-Ford 500.
(No. 25 – Casey Mears for an unapproved impound change; No. 26 – Jamie McMurray for an engine change; No. 27 – Jacques Villeneuve, who voluntarily chose to start at the rear)

3 hours, 29 minutes, 11 seconds
Time it took to complete the UAW-Ford 500.

4th
Career Bud pole for Michael Waltrip after taking the top starting spot at Talladega this weekend, with a lap of 50.648 seconds and a speed of 189.070 mph.

8
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 10 – Scott Riggs; No. 36 – Jeremy Mayfield; No. 37 – Kevin Lepage; No. 60 – Boris Said; No. 84 – A.J. Allmendinger; No. 06 – Sam Hornish, Jr.; No. 09 – Sterling Marlin)

9th
Tony Raines’ finishing position in the UAW-Ford 500, his first Top 10 of the season and third of his career.

9
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Jimmie Johnson by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

9
Caution flags for a total of 34 laps Sunday.

15th
Juan Pablo Montoya’s finishing position in the UAW-Ford 500, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the 13th time this season.

19
Top 10 finishes this season for UAW-Ford 500 runner-up Jimmie Johnson.

21st
Where Jacques Villeneuve finished this weekend in his Nextel Cup debut at Talladega.

24
Top 10 finishes this season for Talladega winner Jeff Gordon in just 30 starts.

27
Positions gained by Johnny Sauter in the UAW-Ford 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

32
Cars running at the end of the UAW-Ford 500; 21 of those were on the lead lap.

40
Laps led by Denny Hamlin on Sunday, the most of any driver.

42
Lead changes among 22 drivers Sunday.

43rd
Jeff Burton’s finishing position at Talladega. He completed 91 laps before retiring from the UAW-Ford 500 due to a blown engine.

80
Career Cup victories for UAW-Ford 500 winner Jeff Gordon in 503 starts.

143.438
Average race speed (in mph).

162
Career Cup wins for Rick Hendrick after Jeff Gordon’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

188
Laps in the UAW-Ford 500, equaling 500.08 miles.

155,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Talladega on Sunday.

$246,036
Jeff Gordon’s purse for winning the UAW-Ford 500.

$5,384,639
Total purse for the UAW-Ford 500.

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