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Numbers Game: Dover 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday September 25, 2006

 

3
Cars dropped to the back of the field at the start of the race. (No. 10 of Scott Riggs and No. 32 of Travis Kvapil for engine change; No. 18 of J.J. Yeley for a backup car)

3 hours, 34 minutes, 21 seconds
Time it took to complete the Dover 400.

4
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field. (Morgan Shepherd, No. 89; Kenny Wallace, No. 78; Chad Blount, No. 34; Donnie Neuenberger, No. 52)

5
Number of times in the waning laps of the Dover 400 my daughter yelled at Matt Kenseth to, “Get out of the way!”

5
Number of times following the Dover 400 my daughter said, “I can’t believe my man finally won again.”

6
Points that Jeff Burton leads Jeff Gordon by in the driver’s standings.

6
Laps led by race winner Jeff Burton.

6th
Martin Truex, Jr’s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race.

6
Career poles won at Dover by David Pearson, the most of any driver.

6
Of the 10 Chase drivers changed points positions at Dover.

7.955
Jeff Burton’s margin of victory over Carl Edwards(in seconds).

8
Of the 74 race winners at Dover have started from outside the top 15, including Jeff Burton on Sunday.

10
Caution flags for a total of 48 laps.

10
Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Dover 400.

12
Lead changes among nine drivers Sunday.

14
Top 10 finishes in 2006 for Carl Edwards.

18
Career wins in 431 starts for Jeff Burton. This is Burton’s first victory in nearly five years; his last win was at Phoenix in October 2001, 176 races ago.

19th
Race winner Jeff Burton’s starting position.

26
Positions gained by Dave Blaney in the Dover 400, winning him the USG Improving the Finish Award. (Started 38th; finished 12th)

31
Cars running at the end of the Dover 400, Nine of those on the lead lap.

39
Laps in the Dover 400 completed by Derrike Cope; he finished 43rd after his engine expired.

100
Career starts for Kasey Kahne following the Dover 400.

111.966
Average race speed (in mph).

156.162
Jeff Gordon’s pole winning speed (in mph).

175
Career starts for Jimmie Johnson following the Dover 400.

215
Laps led by Matt Kenseth; the most of any driver.

225
Career starts for Jeff Green following the Dover 400.

400
Laps in the Dover 400, for a total of 400 miles.

1969
Year when the first race was held at Dover. It was the Mason-Dixon 300, won by Richard Petty.

145,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Dover.

$230,370
Jeff Burton’s purse for winning the Dover 400.

$5,028,146
Total purse for the Dover 400.

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