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Numbers Game: Daytona 500

Kim DeHaven · Monday February 20, 2006


1 Number of races that winning Crew Chief Darien Grubb has been at the helm.

2.5 Miles that make up one lap around Daytona’s high speed oval.

3 Career poles won by Jeff Burton.

3 Cars were sent to the back of the field before the race.

3 Cars sent to the back of the field during the race for aggressive driving.

3 hours, 33 minutes, 26 seconds Time it took to run the Daytona 500 (and three).

5th Where Carl Edwards started the Daytona 500; he finished 43rd.

10 Number of times I yelled “OH SH*#!!!” and covered my eyes.

11 Number of caution flags for 39 laps.

15 Number of cars that failed to make the starting field.

19 Number of Cup victories Jimmie Johnson has earned in his career.

31 Spots gained by Rookie Clint Bowyer, the most of any driver (he finished 6th).

32 Laps led by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., the most by any driver.

43rd Where Terry Labonte started the Daytona 500; he finished 17th in what was likely his final race there.

142.667 Average race speed measured in mph.

189.151 Jeff Burton’s pole winning speed.

203 Laps raced for 507.500 miles; Overtime!

$245,633 Money won by 40th-place finisher Hermie Sadler; the smallest payout in the 500. (I’d take it!)

$1,505,124 Money won by 2006 Daytona 500 Champion Jimmie Johnson.

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