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Numbers Game: Coca Cola 600

Kim DeHaven · Monday May 29, 2006

 

1.5
Miles make up one lap around Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

2
Cars dropped to the back of the field at the start of the race. (Robby Gordon for an engine change and Michael Waltrip for a driver change)

2.114
Kasey Kahne’s margin of victory over Jimmie Johnson (in seconds).

3
Drivers have competed in all 11 races in 2006 without leading a lap. (Ken Schrader, Reed Sorenson and David Stremme)

4
Career wins for Kasey Kahne.

4
Active drivers earned their first career Cup victories at LMS. (Jeff Gordon 5-29-94; Bobby Labonte 5-28-95; Matt Kenseth 5-28-00; Jamie McMurray 10-13-02)

4 hours, 39 minutes, 25 seconds
Time it took to complete the Coca Cola 600.

5
Roush drivers in the top 10. (Edwards 3rd; Martin 4th; Kenseth 5th; Biffle 7th; McMurray 8th)

5
Number of times Lowe’s Motor Speedway has been repaved, in whole or in parts; since it was first paved in 1960.

6
Active drivers made their first career Cup starts at LMS. (Michael Waltrip, Jeremy Mayfield, Elliott Sadler, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Brian Vickers)

9
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field. (Kevin Lepage; Hermie Sadler; Chad Chaffin; Michael Waltrip; Stanton Barrett; Mike Garvey; Chad Blount; Carl Long; Kirk Shelmerdine)

9
Kasey Kahne’s starting position; this is his first victory NOT from the pole.

9th
Denny Hamlin’s finishing position earning him Rookie of the Race.

14
Career poles won at Charlotte by David Pearson; the most of any driver.

15
Caution flags for a total of 66 laps.

25
Positions gained by Jamie McMurray in theCoca Cola 600 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

37
Lead changes among 16 drivers.

37
Cars running at the end of the Coca Cola 600; 17 of those on the lead lap.

51
Career Charlotte starts for Sterling Marlin; the most of any full-time active driver.

109
Points that Jimmie Johnson leadsMatt Kenseth by in the driver’s standings.

128.840
Average race speed (in mph).

158
Laps led by race winner Kasey Kahne; the most of any driver.

187.865
Scott Riggs’ pole winning speed (in mph).

400
Laps in the Coca Cola 600 , equaling 600 miles.

450
Career starts for Bobby Labonte.

650
Career starts for Mark Martin.

175,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Charlotte.

$428,114
Kasey Kahne’s purse for winning the Coca Cola 600.

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