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Numbers Game : Pepsi 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday July 3, 2006

 

2
Sets of brothers competing in the Pepsi 400.
(Hermie and Elliott Sadler; Kurt and Kyle Busch)

2
Cars dropped to the back of the field at the start of the race.
(No. 55 – Michael Waltrip and No. 9 – Kasey Kahne; both for unapproved impound adjustments)

2
RCR drivers who finished in the Top 10 at Daytona. (Kevin Harvick, 9th; Clint Bowyer, 10th, earning him Rookie of the Race)

2 hours, 36 minutes, 43 seconds
Time it took to complete the Pepsi 400.

3
Drivers who have accounted for 19 restrictor plate poles. Sterling Marlin has scored seven, while Ernie Irvan and Dale Earnhardt racked up six apiece.

4
Times drivers have swept both races at Daytona; Fireball Roberts in 1962, Cale Yarborough in 1968, Lee Roy Yarbrough in 1969, and Bobby Allison in 1982.

5
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Saturday night’s race. (Scott Wimmer, No. 4; Kevin Lepage, No. 49; Kenny Wallace, No. 78; Chad Blount, No. 34; Kertus Davis, No. 72)

6
Caution flags for a total of 19 laps.

8
Points that Jimmie Johnson leads Matt Kenseth by in the driver’s standings.

10
Career wins at Daytona for Richard Petty, the most of any driver.

12
Wins for the Wood Brothers at Daytona, the most of any owner.

12th
Position Ken Schrader finished in Saturday night in the Wood Brothers’ No. 21 Ford.

13
Career Daytona poles for Cale Yarborough, the most of any driver.

14
Number of times a race has ended under caution at Daytona, including Saturday’s Pepsi 400.

26
Career Cup victories for Tony Stewart in 265 starts.

29
Lead changes among 15 drivers (at the start finish line).

33
DNFs at Daytona for A.J. Foyt, the most of any driver.

33
Positions gained by Casey Mears in the Pepsi 400 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

38th
The furthest back a winner has started in the Pepsi 400. This occurred in 1988, when Bill Elliott won.

40
Cars running at the end of the Pepsi 400; 34 of those finished on the lead lap.

86
Laps led by race winner Tony Stewart, the most of any driver.

95
Cup races at Daytona International Speedway since the track hosted its first race in 1959: 48 have been 500 miles, 43 were 400 miles, and four were 250 miles. There were also 23 qualifier races that counted as point races between 1959 and 1971. Of the 95 races of 250 miles or more, 37 have been raced with restrictor plates.

153.143
Average race speed (in mph).

160
Laps in the Pepsi 400, equaling 400 miles.

186.143
Boris Said’s pole winning speed (in mph).

2,135
Laps led in 53 restrictor plate races by Dale Earnhardt; the most of any driver.

150,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Daytona.

$369,586
Tony Stewart’s purse for winning the Pepsi 400.

$6,144,820
Total purse for the Pepsi 400.

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