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Numbers Game : Chevy Rock & Roll 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday September 11, 2006

 

0.153
Kevin Harvick’s margin of victory, in seconds, over Kyle Busch in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400.

0.75
Miles that make up one lap around Richmond International Raceway.

1
Car dropped to the back of the field at the start of the race.
(No. 34, Chad Blount – unapproved impound adjustment)

2 hours, 57 minutes, 37 seconds
Time it took to complete the Chevy Rock & Roll 400.

4th
Dave Blaney’s finishing position at Richmond Saturday night. This is his first Top 5 finish of the year, and his first Top 10 since November of 2005, when he placed sixth at Homestead. The run also marked his first career Top 5 at a track less than a mile in length.

5
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field this weekend.

(No. 00, Hermie Sadler; No. 09, Mike Wallace; No. 27, Ted Christopher; No. 55, Michael Waltrip; No. 74, Derrike Cope)

7
Caution flags for a total of 48 laps at Richmond.

7
Penalties handed down by NASCAR Saturday night.

8
Career Cup victories for Kevin Harvick in 204 starts, including his Richmond win.

14
Top 10 finishes for Kasey Kahne in 2006 in 26 starts.

16
Lead changes among eight drivers at Richmond.

16
Points Tony Stewart lacked to make the Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship.

17
Number of times I said, “I can’t believe Tony is not in the Chase.”

18
Laps completed in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 by Morgan Shepherd before his “brakes malfunctioned,” relegating him to a 43rd place finish.

22
Positions gained by Tony Stewart in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award. (Started 40th; finished 18th.)

Editor’s Note: Before you leave a comment, please note that teams must be a participant in the USG program to be eligible for this contingency award.

39
Cars running at the end of the Chevy Rock & Roll 400; 14 of those finished on the lead lap.

54
Laps led by race winner Kevin Harvick.

57
Points Matt Kenseth leads Jimmie Johnson by in the driver standings after Richmond…but it doesn’t matter! At New Hampshire, Johnson’s deficit will reset to just five points due to the Chase format.

80
Career Cup wins for Richard Childress Racing, with six of those coming at Richmond.

101.342
Average race speed (in mph).

101
Cup races held at Richmond International Raceway. The first was won by Lee Petty in April of 1953. Back then, the track was a half-mile dirt oval.

127.986
Denny Hamlin’s pole winning speed (in mph).

248
Laps led by Kyle Busch at Richmond, the most of any driver.

400
Laps in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400, equaling 300 miles.

775
Career Cup starts for Kyle Petty after the race at Richmond. Congrats, Kyle!

1968
Year the Richmond’s track surface was changed from dirt to asphalt.

1988
Year the Richmond track was reconstructed from a half-mile oval to the 3/4 mile length it is today.

$234,136
Kevin Harvick’s purse for winning the Chevy Rock & Roll 400.

$4,955,081
Total purse for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400.

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