The Frontstretch: Numbers Game : Subway 500 by Kim DeHaven -- Monday October 22, 2007

Go to site navigation Go to article

Numbers Game : Subway 500

Kim DeHaven · Monday October 22, 2007

 

3
Consecutive Martinsville wins for Jimmie Johnson, a feat also accomplished by Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough, and Richard Petty. Next Spring, Johnson will have the opportunity to make it four in a row, which would tie the record held by Fred Lorenzen.

3 hours, 59 minutes, 45 seconds
Time it took to complete the Subway 500.

4
Number of times Jimmie Johnson led the Subway 500.

5
Top 5 and 13 Top 10 finishes this season for Subway 500 runner-up Ryan Newman.

5
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 36 – Jeremy Mayfield; No. 37 – Kevin Lepage; No. 78 – Joe Nemechek; No. 83 – Brian Vickers; No. 06 – Sam Hornish, Jr.)

7
Chase drivers that finished in the Top 10 at Martinsville on Sunday.
(Jimmie Johnson – first; Jeff Gordon – third, Kyle Busch – fourth; Matt Kenseth – fifth; Denny Hamlin – sixth; Clint Bowyer – ninth; Kevin Harvick – 10th)

7th
Win of the 2007 season for Jimmie Johnson, tops among all Nextel Cup drivers.

8th
Juan Pablo Montoya’s finishing position Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the 14th time this season.

12
Lead changes among seven drivers at Martinsville Speedway .

20
Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Subway 500.

20
Top 10 finishes this season for Martinsville Speedway winner Jimmie Johnson.

21
Caution flags for a total of 127 laps Sunday; a new record at Martinsville.

30th
Career Cup victory for Subway 500 winner Jimmie Johnson in 215 starts.

37
Cars running at the end of the race Sunday; 24 of those were on the lead lap.

30
Positions gained by Greg Biffle in the Subway 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

43rd
Aric Almirola’s finishing position at Martinsville Speedway. He completed 111 laps before retiring from the event after his car caught fire.

53
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Jimmie Johnson by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

63
Career Bud poles for Jeff Gordon after taking the top starting spot in the Subway 500, with a lap time of 19.938 seconds and a speed of 94.97 mph.

66.608
Average race speed in mph.

147
Laps led by Subway 500 winner Jimmie Johnson on Sunday.

164
Career Cup wins for Rick Hendrick after Jimmie Johnson’s trip to Victory Lane.

168
Laps led by Jeff Gordon at Martinsville, the most of any driver.

506
Laps in the Subway 500, equaling 266.16 miles.

66,500
Estimated crowd in attendance at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.

*$244,486 *
Jimmie Johnson’s purse for winning the Subway 500.

$4,872,371
Total purse for the Subway 500.

NASCAR NEWS, RIGHT TO YOUR INBOXAND IT’S FREE.
The Frontstretch Newsletter, back in 2014 gives you more of the daily news, commentary, and racing features from your favorite writers you know and love. Don’t waste another minute – click here to sign up now. We’re here to make sure you stay informed … so make sure you jump on for the ride!

Today on the Frontstretch:
Championship Caliber? What Does That Even Mean?
Mirror Driving: Winning Vs. Points, Needing a Boost, and The Lady’s Last Dance?
Nuts for Nationwide: The Curious Case of Elliott Sadler
Happiness Is…Arrogance, Less, Next, and the Outdoors
Frontstretch Foto Funnies: It’s Not Gonna Fit…
FREE NEWSLETTER! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

 

©2000 - 2008 Kim DeHaven and Frontstetch.com. Thanks for visiting the Frontstretch!

Steve M.
10/23/2007 05:15 AM
permalink

Kim, By The Number 7 – Jeff Gordon came in 3rd, not 2nd.

Kim
10/23/2007 03:38 PM
permalink

Oops! Thanks for catching that Steve.

 

Contact Kim DeHaven

Recent articles from Kim DeHaven:

2009 Season Review: Elliott Sadler
Driver Review : Regan Smith
Driver Review : Tony Raines
Driver Review : Dave Blaney
Numbers Game : LifeLock 400

Want to know more about Kim DeHaven or view her complete article archives? Then check out her archive and bio page.