The Frontstretch: Numbers Game : Ford 400 by Kim DeHaven -- Monday November 20, 2006

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Numbers Game : Ford 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday November 20, 2006

 

0.389
Greg Biffle’s margin of victory, in seconds, over Martin Truex, Jr. at Homestead.

2nd
Martin Truex, Jr’s finishing position in the Ford 400, the best of his Nextel Cup career.

2
Cars ordered to the back of the field for the start of the Ford 400. (No. 07, Clint Bowyer – engine change; No. 7, Robby Gordon – engine change)

3rd
Win at in a row at Homestead for Greg Biffle, setting a new record since the track began hosting Cup races in 1999.

3 hours, 12 minutes, 23 seconds
Time it took to complete the Ford 400.

7
Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Ford 400.

11
Caution flags for a total of 43 laps at Homestead.

11
Career wins for Greg Biffle in 150 starts.

12
Scott Wimmer’s finishing position in the Ford 400, his best since finishing 11th at Homestead last year.

13
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field at Homestead, a season high for Nextel Cup.
(No. 06 – Todd Kluever, No. 4 – Ward Burton, No. 27 – Mike Skinner, No. 34 – Chad Chaffin, No. 46 – Carl Long, No. 55 – Michael Waltrip, No. 60 – David Ragan, No. 61 – Kevin Lepage, No. 72 – Brandon Whitt, No. 74 – Derrike Cope, No. 78 – Kenny Wallace, No. 89 – Morgan Shepherd, and No. 95 – Casey Atwood)

15
Lead changes among 10 drivers Sunday.

15
Top 10 finishes in 2006 for Ford 400 winner, Greg Biffle, who finished 13th in the year-end point standings.

21
Top 10 finishes in 2005 for Greg Biffle, who finished runner-up to Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart.

22nd
Greg Biffle’s starting position in the Ford 400 on Sunday, the furthest back a winner has ever started at Homestead.

30
Positions gained by Denny Hamlin in the Ford 400 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.

33
Cars running at the end of the Ford 400; 20 of those finished on the lead lap.

43rd
Kurt Busch's finishing position Sunday in the Ford 400; He completed just 9 laps before retiring due to an accident.

47
Laps led by race winner Greg Biffle in the Ford 400.

56
Points that Jimmie Johnson beat Matt Kenseth by to win this season’s NASCAR Nextel Cup.

90
Laps led by Kasey Kahne Sunday, the most of any driver.

95
Career wins for car owner Jack Roush after Greg Biffle’s trip to Victory Lane at Homestead.

125.375
Average race speed (in mph).

150
Career Cup starts for Greg Biffle and Jamie McMurray following Sunday’s race.

178.259
Kasey Kahne’s pole winning speed. (in mph)

250
Career Cup starts for Matt Kenseth following the race at Homestead.

268
Laps in the Ford 400, equaling 402 miles, one more lap than the scheduled distance.

80,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Homestead.

$323,800
Greg Biffle’s purse for winning the Ford 400.

$5,270,543
Total purse for the Ford 400.

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