The Frontstretch: Numbers Game : Bass Pro Shops 500 by Kim DeHaven -- Monday October 30, 2006

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Numbers Game : Bass Pro Shops 500

Kim DeHaven · Monday October 30, 2006

 

1.195
Tony Stewart’s margin of victory, in seconds, over Jimmie Johnson at Atlanta Sunday.

2
Number of times I thought Robby Gordon might actually punch Dave Burns on national television for asking about the infamous rollbar padding incident that caused a caution on lap 290.

3
Cars fell to the back of the field at the start of the Bass Pro Shops 500.
(No. 7, Robby Gordon, engine change; No. 21, Ken Schrader, engine change; No. 37, Bill Elliott, transmission change)

3 hours, 29 minutes ,23 seconds
Time it took to complete the Bass Pro Shops 500.

4
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field.
(Derrike Cope, No. 74; Kirk Shelmerdine, No. 27; Mike Skinner, No. 72; A.J. Allmendinger, No. 84)

6
Wins for Bobby Labonte at Atlanta, the most of any active driver. Dale Earnhardt holds the record for the most wins here all-time with nine.

8th
Denny Hamlin’s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the 16th time this season in 33 starts.

9
Caution flags for a total of 39 laps.

15
Top10 finishes in 2006 for Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

20
Positions gained by Joe Nemechek in the Bass Pro Shops 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

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.

24
Lead changes among seven drivers Sunday.

26
Points that Matt Kenseth leads Jimmie Johnson by in the Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup after Atlanta.

26
Penalties handed down by NASCAR Sunday during the running of the Bass Pro Shops 500.

28
Career wins for Tony Stewart in 281 starts.

35
Cars running at the end of the Bass Pro Shops 500; 11 of those were on the lead lap.

39th
The furthest back a winner has started at Atlanta. This occurred in Nov. 2001 when Bobby Labonte won the NAPA 500.

43rd
Kevin Lepage's finishing position Sunday in the Bass Pro Shops 500; he completed 29 laps before retiring due to an engine failure in the Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet.

53
Career wins for car owner Joe Gibbs after Tony Stewart’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

75
Career Cup starts for Kyle Busch and Mike Bliss combined following the race at Atlanta.

84
Points that the Top 5 drivers in the standings are separated by heading to Texas next week.

143.421
Average race speed (in mph).

146
Laps led by race winner Tony Stewart in the Bass Pro Shops 500, the most of any driver.

325
Laps in the Bass Pro Shops 500, equaling 500 miles.

115,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Atlanta.

$373,286
Tony Stewart’s purse for winning the Bass Pro Shops 500.

$6,070,505
Total purse for the Bass Pro Shops 500.

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