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Numbers Game : AMD at the Glen

Kim DeHaven · Monday August 14, 2006

 

0.892
Kevin Harvick’s margin of victory over Tony Stewart. (in seconds)

2 hours, 52 minutes, 27 seconds
Time it took to complete the AMD At the Glen.

4
Cars dropped to the back of the field at the start of the race.
(No. 6, Mark Martin – engine change; No. 90, Marc Goossens; No. 14, Sterling Marlin – engine change; No. 16, Greg Biffle – backup car)

5
Number of times Kyle Busch was awarded a lap back in the AMD at the Glen, a Cup record in the era of the “Lucky Dog” (2003-06).

7
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field at the Glen.
(No. 49, Chris Cook; No. 78, Max Papis; No. 27, Tom Hubert; No. 37, David Murry; No. 72, Dale Quarterley; No. 92, Johnny Miller; No. 02, Brandon Ash)

7
Career victories for Kevin Harvick in 200 starts.

10
Caution flags for a total of 22 laps, a new record at Watkins Glen.

14
Lead changes among 11 drivers.

16
Penalties assessed by NASCAR to teams during the running of the AMD at the Glen.

18th
The furthest back a winner has started at Watkins Glen. This occurred six years ago when Steve Park won the Global Crossing @ The Glen.

28
Positions gained by Reed Sorenson in the AMD at the Glen to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

38
Cars running at the end of the race, 33 of those on the lead lap.

38
Laps led by Kurt Busch; the most of any driver.

68
Drivers who have competed in a NASCAR Cup race this season.

76.718
Average race speed (in mph).

79
Career wins for car owner Richard Childress.

90
Laps in the AMD at the Glen, equaling 220.500 miles.

122.966
Kurt Busch’s pole winning speed (in mph).

124
Points that Jimmie Johnson leads Matt Kenseth by in the driver’s standings.

1957
Year when Buck Baker won the first Cup race at Watkins Glen International; he started from the pole.

1991
Year when Watkins Glen was reconfigured, to 2.45 miles from 2.428 miles.

85,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at the Glen.

$223,161
Kevin Harvick’s purse for winning the AMD at the Glen.

$4,705,975
Total purse for the AMD at the Glen.

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