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Numbers Game: 3M Performance 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday June 19, 2006

 

1
Active Nextel Cup driver who has made his first career start at Michigan International Speedway: Carl Edwards.

1
Car dropped to the back of the field at the start of the race. (No. 12, Ryan Newman for a transmission change)

1
Kasey Kahne’s starting and finishing position on Sunday.

2
Times the 3M Performance 400 was stopped for rain; the second time, it was stopped for good.

2
Roush drivers finishing in the Top 5 Sunday.
(Carl Edwards, 2nd; Greg Biffle, 4th)

2
Ganassi drivers finishing in the Top 10 at Michigan.
(Reed Sorenson, 5th – earning him Rookie of the Race; Casey Mears, 7th)

2
Hendrick drivers finishing in the Top 10 Sunday.
(Jimmie Johnson, 6th: Jeff Gordon, 8th)

2 hours, 10 minutes, 19 seconds
Time it took to complete the 3M Performance 400.

4
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field. (Carl Long, No. 37; Mike Garvey, No. 51; Chad Chaffin, No. 61; Jimmy Spencer, No. 78)

8
Races that have ended under caution at Michigan, including the 3M Performance 500 on Sunday.

9
Career wins at Michigan for David Pearson, the most of any driver.

9
Caution flags for a total of 37 laps, tying a track record.

10
Career poles for Kasey Kahne in 87 career starts.

10
Career poles won at Michigan by David Pearson, the most of any driver.

11
Wins for the Wood Brothers at Michigan, the most of any owner.

12
Laps in the 3M Performance 400 completed by Derrike Cope before he parked it due to overheating.

17
Lead changes among 10 drivers at Michigan.

19
Laps led by race winner Kasey Kahne.

30
Positions gained by Casey Mears in the 3M Performance 400 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

40
Cars running at the end of the 3M Performance 400; 37 of those were on the lead lap, a Michigan record.

49
Career Michigan starts for Kyle Petty, the most of any full-time active driver. (Ricky Rudd has 58, the most of any driver.)

50
Laps led by Jeff Gordon, the most of any driver.

71
Number of laps the 3M Performance 400 was shortened by. It was scheduled to go 200 laps for 400 miles.

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

118.788
Average race speed (in mph).

129
Laps in the 3M Performance 400, equaling 258 miles.

185.644
Kasey Kahne’s pole winning speed (in mph).

1969
Year when the first race was held at Michigan. It was the Motor State 500 and it was won by Cale Yarborough. This also was the only 500 mile race ever held at the track.

145,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Michigan.

$205,364
Kasey Kahne’s purse for winning the 3M Performance 400.

$5,037,040
Total purse for the 3M Performance 400.

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Connie
06/20/2006 11:40 AM
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3 laps lead by the 3rd place finisher with his Father’s Day paint scheme. Just a little ironic

 

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