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Numbers Game : Dickies 500

Kim DeHaven · Monday November 5, 2007

 

0.944
Jimmie Johnson’s margin of victory over Matt Kenseth in the Dickies 500. (in seconds)

1
Car dropped to the rear of the field before the start of racing at Texas.
(No. 7 – Robby Gordon for an engine change)

1st
Career Bud pole for Martin Truex, Jr. after taking the top starting spot in Texas, with a lap time of 27.964 seconds and a speed of 193.105 mph.

3rd
Consecutive victory for Jimmie Johnson.
(Martinsville, Atlanta, Texas)

3 hours, 49 minutes, 5 seconds
Time it took to complete the Dickies 500.

4
Number of times Jimmie Johnson led the Dickies 500.

5
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 34 – Kevin Lepage; No. 49 – John Andretti; No. 55 – Michael Waltrip; No. 08 – Burney Lamar)

6
Of the 12 Chase drivers who are mathematically eliminated to win the Nextel Cup Championship (nine cannot win the title if Jimmie Johnson so much as starts the final two races).

9th
Win of the 2007 season for Jimmie Johnson, a mark which leads the Nextel Cup Series.

9
Laps led by Dickies 500 winner Jimmie Johnson on Sunday.

12
Caution flags for a total of 52 laps Sunday, tying the race record at the Speedway.

20
Top 10 finishes this season for Dickies 500 runner-up Matt Kenseth.

22
Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Dickies 500.

22
Top 10 finishes this season for Texas Motor Speedway winner Jimmie Johnson.

24
Positions gained by Ricky Rudd in the Dickies 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

25th
Juan Pablo Montoya’s finishing position at the Dickies 500, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the 15th time this season.

27
Lead changes among 12 drivers at Texas.

28
Top 10 finishes for Jeff Gordon after a 7th place run at Texas. He needs one more to tie the modern-era record of 29, set by Dale Jarrett in 1999.

30
Points that Jimmie Johnson leads Jeff Gordon by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

32nd
Career Cup victory for Sunday’s winner Jimmie Johnson in 217 starts.

34
Cars running at the end of the race at Texas; 16 of those were on the lead lap.

43rd
David Reutimann’s finishing position in the Dickies 500. He completed 90 laps before retiring due to a blown engine.

131.219
Average race speed in mph.

153
Laps led by Kyle Busch, the most of any driver. Busch finished the race in the 4th position.

166
Career Cup wins for Rick Hendrick after Jimmie Johnson’s trip to Victory Lane.

334
Laps in the Dickies 500, equaling 501 miles.

183,500
Estimated crowd in attendance at Texas Speedway on Sunday.

$486,211
Jimmie Johnson’s purse for winning the Dickies 500.

$7,255,977
Total purse for the Dickies 500.

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