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Numbers Game: Neighborhood Excellence 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday June 5, 2006

 

0.787
Matt Kenseth’s margin of victory over Jamie McMurray (in seconds).

1
Mile which makes up one lap around Dover International Speedway.

2
Cars dropped to the back of the field at the start of the race. (Jamie McMurray for an engine change and Tony Stewart for a driver change)

2
RCR drivers who finished in the Top 5 Sunday. (Harvick 3rd; Burton 4th)

3 hours, 38 minutes, 27 seconds
Time it took to complete the Neighborhood Excellence 400.

4
Roush drivers who finished in the Top 10 Sunday, one week after placing five drivers in the Top 10 at Charlotte. (Kenseth 1st; McMurray 2nd; Biffle 8th; Martin 9th)

4
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field. (#95 – Stanton Barrett; #34 – Carl Long; #61 – Chad Chaffin; #52 – Donnie Neuenberger)

6
Career poles won at Dover by David Pearson, the most of any driver.

9
Caution flags for a total of 51 laps.

11th
Denny Hamlin’s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race.

12
Career wins in 233 starts for Matt Kenseth; two of those have come this season.

19th
Race winner Matt Kenseth’s starting position.

23
Lead changes among 12 drivers Sunday.

36
Positions gained by Jimmie Johnson in the Neighborhood Excellence 400, winning him the USG Improving the Finish Award.

38
Lap when Ricky Rudd took over in relief for Tony Stewart.

38
Cars running at the end of the Neighborhood Excellence 400, 21 of those on the lead lap.

47
Career Dover starts for Kyle Petty; the most of any full-time active driver.

72
Number you get if you add my two favorite driver’s finishing positions in Sunday’s race together.

74
Points that Jimmie Johnson leads Matt Kenseth by in the driver’s standings.

83
Laps led by race winner Matt Kenseth.

95
Laps led by Jamie McMurray; the most of any driver.

109.865
Average race speed (in mph).

125
Consecutive career starts for Jamie McMurray.

136
Laps in the Neighborhood Excellence 400 completed by Hermie Sadler.

154.633
Ryan Newman’s pole winning speed (in mph).

400
Laps in the Neighborhood Excellence 400, for a total of 400 miles.

450
Career Nextel Cup starts for Jeff Gordon after Sunday’s race.

1969
Year when the first race was held at Dover. It was the Mason-Dixon 300, won by Richard Petty.

145,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Dover.

$323,591
Matt Kenseth’s purse for winning the Neighborhood Excellence 400.

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