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Numbers Game: GFS Marketplace 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday August 21, 2006

 

0.622
Matt Kenseth’s margin of victory in seconds over Jeff Gordon in the GFS Marketplace 400.

1
Career DNF in 26 starts at Michigan for Jeff Burton; this occured on Sunday after his blown engine after lap 17.

1
Car dropped to the back of the field at the start of the race.
(No. 38 David Gilliland; backup car)

2 hours, 57 minutes, 39 seconds
Time it took to complete the GFS Marketplace 400.

3
Races remaining until the Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup.

3rd
Matt Kenseth’s starting position in the GFS Marketplace 400.

4
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field, including both my favorites.
(No. 4, Scott Wimmer; No. 34, Mike Skinner; No. 61, Chad Chaffin; No. 78, Kenny Wallace)

6
Career poles for Jeff Burton in 426 starts.

8
Finishing position of Reed Sorenson, earning him Rookie of the Race honors.

8
Drivers in the Top 14 that changed point positions after the race at Michigan International Speedway.

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

10
Caution flags for a total of 36 laps.

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

10
Laps in the GFS Marketplace 400 completed by Todd Kluever; he finished 43rd.

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

13
Career wins for Matt Kenseth in 243 starts.

13
Top 10 finishes in 2006 for Tony Stewart.

26
Lead changes among 11 drivers on Sunday.

28th
The farthest back that a Michigan race winner has started; Tony Stewart accomplished that feat in the 2000 Kmart 400.

30
Positions gained by Tony Stewart in the GFS Marketplace 400 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award. (started 33rd, finished 3rd)

36
Cars running at the end of the GFS Marketplace 400, 32 of those on the lead lap.

40
Career poles for Richard Childress Racing.

49
Points that eleventh-place Kasey Kahne trails 10th place Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in the point standings.

58
Points that Jimmie Johnson leads Matt Kenseth by in the driver standings.

87
Laps led by race winner Matt Kenseth, the most of any driver.

135.097
Average race speed (in mph).

138
Points separating fourth to 11th in the championship standings.

187.936
Jeff Burton’s pole winning speed (in mph).

200
Laps in the GFS Marketplace 400, equaling 400 miles.

1969
Year when the first race was held at Michigan. It was the Motor State 500, 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.

$221,091
Matt Kenseth’s purse for winning the GFS Marketplace 400.

$5,038,926
Total purse for the GFS Marketplace 400.

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