The Frontstretch: Numbers Game: Pocono 500 by Kim DeHaven -- Monday June 12, 2006

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Numbers Game: Pocono 500

Kim DeHaven · Monday June 12, 2006

 

0
Cars dropped to the back of the field at the start of Sunday’s race.

1st
Denny Hamlin’s starting and finishing position on Sunday, earning him Rookie of the race and a whole heap of cash.

1
Lap in the Pocono 500 completed by Casey Mears.

1.328
Denny Hamlin’s margin of victory over Kurt Busch (in seconds).

2
Of 5 Roush drivers finishing in the Top 10. (Matt Kenseth 5th; Greg Biffle 6th)

2
Of 3 Gibbs drivers finishing in the Top 5. (Denny Hamlin 1st; Tony Stewart 3rd)

3 hours, 47 minutes, 52 seconds
Time it took to complete the Pocono 500.

5
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field. (Scott Wimmer, No. 4; Derrike Cope, No. 74; Stanton Barrett, No. 95; Greg Sacks, No. 34; Brent Sherman, No.72)

5
Career poles won at Pocono by Bill Elliott and Ken Schrader.

7
Caution flags for a total of 28 laps.

21
Positions gained by Clint Bowyer in the Pocono 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

21st
Jeff Burton’s points position eight races ago. Since then, he has scored seven top 10 finishes and jumped to 7th place in the driver standings.

25
Lead changes among 13 drivers on Sunday.

36
Cars running at the end of the Pocono 500; 23 of those on the lead lap.

47
Career Pocono starts for Kyle Petty; the most of any full-time active driver. (Terry Labonte has 50.)

48
Points that Jimmie Johnson leads Matt Kenseth by in the driver’s standings.

83
Laps led by race winner Denny Hamlin; the most of any driver.

131.656
Average race speed (in mph).

169.638
Denny Hamlin’s pole winning speed (in mph).

200
Laps in the Pocono 500, equaling 500 miles.

1974
Year when the first race was held at Pocono. The race was called the Purolator 500 and it was won by Richard Petty.

100,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Pocono.

$220,100
Denny Hamlin’s purse for winning the Pocono 500.

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