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Numbers Game: Lenox Industrial Tools 300

Kim DeHaven · Monday July 17, 2006

 

0.406
Kyle Busch’s margin of victory over Carl Edwards at New Hampshire. (in seconds)

1
Car dropped to the back of the field at the start of Sunday’s race.
(No. 26 - Jamie McMurray, engine change)

2
Active Cup drivers who made their first career starts at New Hampshire; Jeff Burton and Joe Nemechek, both in 1993 (ironically, during the first ever Cup race held at the track).

2
RCR drivers who finished in the Top 10 on Sunday.
(No. 29 - Kevin Harvick, 5th; No. 31 - Jeff Burton, 7th)

2
Hendrick drivers who finished in the Top 10 Sunday. (No.5 - Kyle Busch, 1st; No. 48 - Jimmie Johnson, 9th)

2
Number of times Jeff Green was the “Lucky Dog” on Sunday; he still finished a disappointing 26th.

3
Active drivers who got their first career Cup wins at New Hampshire; Ryan Newman in 2002, Robby Gordon in 2001, and Joe Nemechek in 1999.

3
Career victories for Kyle Busch in 31 Nextel Cup starts.

3
Rookies finishing in the Top 15 at New Hampshire. (No. 11 – Denny Hamlin 6th, earning him Rookie of the Race; No. 40 – David Stremme 11th, his best finish of the season; No. 18 – J.J. Yeley, 12th)

3 hours, 12 minutes, 51 seconds
Time it took to complete the Lenox Industrial Tools 300.

4
Number of times I have heard people ask, “Do you think Smoke will pay Ryan Newman back?”

4
Wins for Jeff Burton at New Hampshire; the most of any driver.

4
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field. (Ted Christopher, No. 61; Joey McCarthy, No. 34; Derrike Cope, No. 74; Morgan Shepherd, No. 89)

4
Days until I get to go racin’!!! Martinsville, here I come!

5
Green-white-checkered finishes this season, including this Sunday at New Hampshire. The other four were Daytona (which finished under caution), California, Las Vegas, and Chicago.

6
Cup wins for Jack Roush at New Hampshire, making him the most successful owner in the track’s history.

7
Races this season that have had red-flag periods at some point in the event: Bristol, Martinsville, Texas, Phoenix, Pocono, Michigan, and Sonoma. A few drivers wish this list was one better and included Sunday’s race at New Hampshire.

11
Caution flags for a total of 49 laps Sunday.

20th
My favorite driver’s finishing position in the Lenox Industrial Tools 300, his best finish since he was 19th at Bristol in March.

21
Lead changes among 11 drivers Sunday.

22
Positions lost in the waning laps of the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 by Reed Sorenson when he ran out of gas while running 3rd.

32
Positions gained by Scott Riggs in the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

37
Cars running at the end of the USG Sheetrock 400, 24 of those on the lead lap.

38th
The furthest back a winner has started at New Hampshire. This occurred in 1999 when Jeff Burton won the Jiffy Lube 300.

43rd
Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s finishing position Sunday, ending a streak of three straight top-10 finishes at New Hampshire.

68
Points that Jimmie Johnson leads Matt Kenseth by in the driver standings with 19 of 36 races complete.

101.384
Average race speed (in mph).

107
Laps led by Kyle Busch Sunday, the most of any driver.

129.683
Ryan Newman's pole winning speed (in mph).

146
Career wins for car owner Rick Hendrick after Busch's trip to Victory Lane on Sunday night.

308
Laps in the Lenox Industrical Tools 300, equaling 325.864 miles; this total was eight over the scheduled distance.

400
Career starts for Jeremy Mayfield following New Hampshire.

600
Consecutive career Cup starts for Mark Martin.

1993
Year when Rusty Wallace won the first Cup race at New Hampshire, the Slick 50 300.

100,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at New Hampshire.

$242,175
Kyle Busch's purse for winning the Lenox Industial Tools 300.

$242,176
Amount of money Reed Sorenson, Elliott Sadler, and Denny Hamlin would have paid for a few more gallons of gas.

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