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Numbers Game : Bank of America 500

Kim DeHaven · Monday October 15, 2007

 

0.579
Jeff Gordon’s margin of victory over Clint Bowyer in the Bank of America 500.

1
Red flag period during the Bank of America 500 lasting 12 minutes, 6 seconds for Johnny Sauter’s Lap 323 accident in Turn 4.

1
Car moved to the rear of the field at the start of the Bank of America 500.
(No. 18 – J.J. Yeley for going to a back-up car)

4
Number of times Jeff Gordon led the Bank of America 500.

4 hours, 58 seconds
Time it took to complete the Bank of America 500.

6th
Dave Blaney’s finishing position in the Bank of America 500, his fourth Top 10 of the season.

6
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field.
(No. 27 – Kirk Shelmerdine; No. 44 – Dale Jarrett; No. 78 – Joe Nemechek; No. 83 – Brian Vickers; No. 06 – Sam Hornish; No. 08 – Carl Long)

9th
David Stremme’s finishing position in the Bank of America 500, his third Top 10 of 2007 and best finish of the season since placing eighth at Talladega in April.

10th
Michael Waltrip’s finishing position in the Bank of America 500, his second Top 10 in 12 starts this season.

11th
Ricky Rudd’s finishing position in the Bank of America 500, his first race back since seperating his shoulder at Fontana.

15
Caution flags for a total of 62 laps.

15th
A.J. Allmendinger’s finishing position in the Bank of America 500, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the first time this season.

15th
A.J. Allmendinger’s finishing position in the Bank of America 500, the best of his 14 race career.

25
Top 10 finishes this season for Charlotte winner Jeff Gordon.

26
Career Top 10 finishes for Bank of America 500 runner-up Clint Bowyer.

26
Lead changes among 11 drivers Saturday Night.

27
Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Bank of America 500 Saturday night.

28
Positions gained by Dave Blaney in the Bank of America 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

39
Cars running at the end of the Bank of America 500, 20 of those on the lead lap.

42nd
Career Bud pole for Ryan Newman after taking the top starting spot in the Bank of America 500, with a lap of 28.512 seconds and a speed of 189.394 mph.

43rd
Ward Burton’s finishing position on Saturday Night. He completed 83 laps before retiring from the Bank of America 500 due to a blown engine.

68
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Jimmie Johnson by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

72
Laps led by Bank of America 500 winner Jeff Gordon.

81
Career Cup victories for Bank of America 500 winner Jeff Gordon in 504 starts.

95
Laps led by Jimmie Johnson on Saturday Night; the most of any driver.

125.686
Average race speed (in mph).

163
Career Cup wins for Rick Hendrick after Jeff Gordon’s trip to Victory Lane on Saturday Night.

337
Laps in the Bank of America 500, equaling 500.5 miles.

165,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Charlotte on Saturday Night.

$268,236
Jeff Gordon’s purse for winning the Bank of America 500.

$5,185,096
Total purse for the Bank of America 500.

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Valerie Walker
10/16/2007 07:30 AM
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Clint Bowyer has only 15 Top Ten Finishes this year, not 26. Jeff has 25, Tony 22 and Jimmie 19. This is from Nascar.com.

The PROPHET
10/16/2007 08:51 AM
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Speaking of numbers game – Can anybody read the writing on the wall,it says the 07 in 07.The JACK DANIELS team spells DESTINY!

 

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