The Frontstretch: Numbers Game : Pep Boys Auto 500 by Kim DeHaven -- Tuesday October 30, 2007

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Numbers Game : Pep Boys Auto 500

Kim DeHaven · Tuesday October 30, 2007

 

1
Number of times Jimmie Johnson led the Pep Boys Auto 500 – laps 322 to 329.

2
Cars dropped to the rear of the field before the start of racing at Atlanta.
(No. 7 – Robby Gordon and No. 17 – Matt Kenseth for engine changes)

3rd
Reed Sorenson’s finishing position Sunday, the best of his 71-race Cup career.

3 hours, 44 minutes, 45 seconds
Time it took to complete the Pep Boys Auto 500.

4th
Career Bud pole for Greg Biffle after taking the top starting spot in Atlanta with a lap time of 28.807 seconds and a speed of 192.453 mph.

5
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 36 – Mike Skinner; No. 00 – David Reutimann; No. 06 – Sam Hornish, Jr.; No. 08 – Burney Lamar)

5 minutes, 16 seconds
Amount of time the red flag was displayed to clean up the track after Mark Martin was collected by a spinning David Gilliland on the backstretch.

8th
Win of the 2007 season for Jimmie Johnson.

8
Laps led by Pep Boys Auto 500 winner Jimmie Johnson on Sunday.

9th
Kasey Kahne’s finishing position in the Pep Boys Auto 500, just his eighth Top 10 finish this season.

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

10th
Brian Vickers’ finishing position in the Pep Boys Auto 500, his 5th Top 10 finish in 20 starts this season – to go along with 13 DNQs.

10
Top 5 and 14 Top 10 finishes this season for Pep Boys Auto 500 runner-up Carl Edwards.

11th
Michael Waltrip’s finishing position in the Pep Boys Auto 500. Waltrip has qualified for the last six consecutive races.

14
Caution flags for a total of 55 laps Sunday.

16th
A.J. Allmendinger’s finishing position at the Pep Boys Auto 500, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the second time this season.

19
Lead changes among 11 drivers at Atlanta.

19
Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Pep Boys Auto 500.

21
Top 10 finishes this season for Atlanta Motor Speedway winner Jimmie Johnson.

29
Positions gained by Reed Sorenson in the Pep Boys Auto 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

31st
Career Cup victory for Sunday’s winner Jimmie Johnson in 216 starts.

41
Cars running at the end of the race at Atlanta; 21 of those were on the lead lap.

43rd
Mark Martin’s finishing position in the Pep Boys Auto 500. He completed 64 laps before retiring from the event after being collected by a spinning David Gilliland on the backstretch.

135.26
Average race speed in mph.

135
Laps led by Martin Truex, Jr., the most of any driver.

165
Career Cup wins for Rick Hendrick after Jimmie Johnson’s trip to Victory Lane.

329
Laps in the Pep Boys Auto 500, equaling 506.66 miles.

100,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Atlanta Speedway on Sunday.

$349,561
Jimmie Johnson’s purse for winning the Pep Boys Auto 500.

$6,156,331
Total purse for the Pep Boys Auto 500.

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