The Frontstretch: Numbers Game: Allstate 400 at the Brickyard by Kim DeHaven -- Monday August 7, 2006

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Numbers Game: Allstate 400 at the Brickyard

Kim DeHaven · Monday August 7, 2006

 

2
RCR drivers who finished in the Top 5 on Sunday.
(No. 29 – Kevin Harvick, 3rd; No. 07 – Clint Bowyer, 4th)

2
Hendrick drivers who finished in the Top 10.
(No. 48 – Jimmie Johnson, 1st; No. 5 – Kyle Busch, 7th)

2
Rookies finishing in the Top 15.
(No. 07 – Bowyer, 4th, earning him Rookie of the Race honors; No. 11 – Denny Hamlin, 13th)

2 hours, 54 minutes, 57 seconds
Time it took to complete the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.

3
Roush drivers who finished in the Top 10 on Sunday. (No. 17 – Matt Kenseth, 2nd; No. 6 – Mark Martin, 5th; No. 99 – Carl Edwards, 8th)

3
Cars dropped to the back of the field at the start of the Allstate 400.
(No. 2 – Kurt Busch, backup car; No. 34 – Chad Chaffin, engine change; No. 88 – Dale Jarrett, engine change)

3
Career poles for Jeff Gordon at the Brickyard, the most of any driver.

3
Laps completed by Elliott Sadler in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, good enough for 43rd place.

4
Wins for Jeff Gordon at the Brickyard, the most of any driver.

5
Number of teams hit with penalties during the running of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
(No. 38, No. 48, No. 19 and No. 66 for pitting before pit road was open, and the No. 34 for speeding entering pit road.)

5
Wins for Rick Hendrick at the Brickyard, making him the most successful owner in the track’s history.

7
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 15 – Paul Menard; No. 55 – Michael Waltrip; No. 70 – Johnny Sauter; No. 49 – Kevin Lepage; No. 90 – Stephen Leicht; No. 04 – Bobby Hamilton Jr.; No. 61 – Derrike Cope)

8
Caution flags for a total of 24 laps.

9
Drivers that have raced in the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 during their careers: John Andretti, Geoff Brabham, A.J. Foyt, Larry Foyt, Robby Gordon, Jason Leffler, Scott Pruett, Tony Stewart, and Danny Sullivan. Only Andretti, Gordon and Stewart did so in the same year.

18
Lead changes among 9 drivers Sunday.

22
Career victories for Jimmie Johnson in 168 starts.

27th
The furthest back a winner has started at Indianapolis. This occurred in 2001, when Jeff Gordon won the Brickyard 400.

30
Positions gained by Kyle Busch in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

39
Cars running at the end of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, 35 of those on the lead lap.

52
Number you get if you add my two favorite drivers’ finishing positions. Together, they gained 15 positions in the final 15 laps of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.

87
Laps led by Jeff Burton Sunday, the most of any driver.

107
Points that Jimmie Johnson leads Matt Kenseth by in the driver standings.

137.182
Average race speed (in mph).

147
Career wins for car owner Rick Hendrick after Jimmie Johnson's trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

160
Laps in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, equaling 400 miles.

182.778
Jeff Burton's pole winning speed (in mph).

400
Consecutive career Cup starts for Dale Jarrett after Sunday’s race at Indy.

940
Consecutive Cup races with a Waltrip in the field, a streak that began in January 1976 and ended Sunday when Michael failed to make the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard starting field.

1994
Year when Jeff Gordon won the first Cup race held at Indianapolis, the Brickyard 400.

270,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at the Brickyard.

$452,861
Jimmie Johnson's purse for winning the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.

$9,346,620
Total purse for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, making it one of the richest races of the year.

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don
08/08/2006 06:44 PM
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270,000 fans?...No way….there were at least 30,000 empty seats & the track doesn’t hold even 200,000??

Kim
08/09/2006 06:28 PM
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Hey Check, I would LOVE to wait for official results before “making my list” but they do not come out until AFTER my article is published; a full day later. My loyal readers know this so I discontinued the “disclaimer” stating so; apparently I need it weekly. I would never intentionally leave out the Gibbs guys. (Heck, I live smack in the middle of Redskins country!) I try to treat all of the “super teams” equally. Thanks for reading.

 

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