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Numbers Game: Crown Royal 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday May 8, 2006

 

0.572
Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s margin of victory over Denny Hamlin at Richmond (in seconds).

0.75
Miles that make up one lap around Richmond International Raceway.

1
Car dropped to the back of the field at the start of the race. (No. 88, Dale Jarrett for an unapproved impound adjustment)

2nd
Denny Hamlin’s finishing position, the best so far in his short Cup career. (He was also the Raybestos Rookie of the Race.)

3
Number of active drivers that earned their first career poles at RIR. (Brian Vickers in 2004; Bobby Labonte in 1993; Morgan Shepherd in 1981)

3
RCR drivers in the Top 10 with 10 laps to go; only two would remain there at race’s end. (Jeff Burton hit the wall with eight to go but still managed to finish 15th.)

3
Number of active drivers that earned their first career Victories at RIR. (Kasey Kahne in 2005; Tony Stewart in 1999; Kyle Petty in 1986)

3 hours, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
Time it took to complete the Crown Royal 400.

4
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field. (Kertus Davis, #89; Chad Chaffin, #34; Stanton Barrett, #95; Hermie Sadler, #00)

11
Caution flags for a total of 61 laps.

12
Drivers still eligible for the Chase to the Nextel Cup after Saturday’s race.

12
Lead changes among six drivers.

13
Career victories at RIR for The King, Richard Petty, the most of any driver.

17
Career wins for Dale Earnhardt, Jr, with three of those coming at RIR.

23
Career Cup victories for DEI.

24
Positions gained by Elliott Sadler in the Crown Royal 400 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award. (Started 37th; finished 13th.)

37
Cars running at the end of the Crown Royal 400, 14 of those on the lead lap.

47
Laps led by race winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

55
Points Jimmie Johnson leads Tony Stewart by in the driver’s standings.

66
Jeff Green’s number, the only active driver to have made his first career Cup start at RIR.

97.061
Average race speed (in mph).

100
Cup races held at Richmond International Raceway. The first was won by Lee Petty in April of 1953. (When the track’s surface was dirt.)

127.395
Greg Biffle’s pole winning speed (in mph), the third of his career in 124 Cup starts.

137
Different drivers have competed in a Cup race at RIR.

272
Laps led by Kevin Harvick, the most of any driver.

400
Laps in the Crown Royal 400, equaling 300 miles.

1968
Year the track’s surface was changed from dirt to asphalt.

$239,166
Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s purse for winning the Crown Royal 400.

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