The Frontstretch: Numbers Game : Banquet 400 by Kim DeHaven -- Monday October 2, 2006

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Numbers Game : Banquet 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday October 2, 2006

 

0
Cars dropped to the back of the field at the start of the Nextel Cup race at Kansas Speedway.

3
Victories in 2006 for Tony Stewart after Sunday’s Kansas win. He also won at Martinsville in April and Daytona in July.

3 hours, 17 minutes, 22 seconds
Time it took to complete the Banquet 400.

4
Number of times I typed “Banquest 400” instead of Banquet 400 while writing this column. What the HECK is a Banquest, anyway! Hopefully, I caught them all.
(Editor’s Note : She did!)

4
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for the Cup race at Kansas.
(Scott Wimmer, No. 4; Kevin Lepage, No. 49; Chad Blount, No. 92; Carl Long, No. 46)

5
Laps led by race winner Tony Stewart – the last five.

6
Of the 10 Chase drivers who changed points positions after the race at Kansas.

9th
“Hometown hero” Clint Bowyer’s finishing position despite a wrinkled left rear fender; the run earned him Rookie of the Race.

11
Caution flags for a total of 45 laps Sunday.

12.422
Tony Stewart’s margin of victory at Kansas over Casey Mears (in seconds).

18th
Denny Hamlin’s finishing position Sunday, ending a streak of 11 straight Top-15 finishes.

18
Top 10 finishes in 2006 for current point leader Jeff Burton.

18
Laps in the Banquet 400 completed by Reed Sorenson; he finished 43rd after wrecking in turn four.

20
Lead changes among 13 drivers Sunday.

21st
Race winner Tony Stewart’s starting position.

27
Career wins in 227 starts for Tony Stewart.

29
Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Banquet 400.

31
Positions gained by Casey Mears in the Banquet 400, winning him the USG Improving the Finish Award. (Started 33rd; finished 2nd)

38
Cars running at the end of the Banquet 400; 14 of those finished on the lead lap.

69
Points that Jeff Burton leads Denny Hamlin by in the driver standings.

105
Laps led by Jimmie Johnson, the most of any driver.

121.753
Average race speed (in mph).

178.377
Kasey Kahne’s pole winning speed (in mph).

267
Laps in the Banquet 400, for a total of 400.500 miles.

125,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Kansas.

$346,361
Tony Stewart’s purse for winning the Banquet 400.

$5,934,007
Total purse for the Banquet 400.

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ERIN
10/03/2006 07:18 AM
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I DO BELIEVE YOU MEAN TONY STEWARTS PURSE FOR WINNING..NOT JEFF BURTONS

Editor
10/03/2006 08:06 AM
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Thanks for pointing that out, Erin…much appreciated! The error has now been corrected.

Kim
10/03/2006 03:07 PM
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THANKS FOR CATCHING THAT ERIN! I THINK I NEEDED ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE BEFORE I STARTED WRITING.

Amazing, I catch all the “Banquest”s and miss the race winner’s name!

Thanks for reading!

 

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