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Numbers Game: Kobalt Tools 500

Kim DeHaven · Monday March 19, 2007

 

1.311
Jimmie Johnson’s margin of victory over Tony Stewart Sunday. (in seconds)

2
Consecutive NASCAR Nextel Cup victories for Jimmie Johnson. (The UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 and the Kobalt Tools 500)

3
Consecutive victories in Nextel Cup for Jeff Gordon in 1998, the last time that feat was accomplished; Jimmie Johnson will go for three in a row at Bristol this Sunday.

3
Laps led by Brian Vickers in the Kobalt Tools 500, the first laps led by Toyota in a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race.

3
Cars which fell to the back of the field at the start of the Kobalt Tools 500.
(No. 66 – Jeff Green, transmission change; No. 12 – Ryan Newman, engine change; No. 83 – Brian Vickers, engine change)

3rd
Jimmie Johnson’s starting position in the Kobalt Tools 500 on Sunday.

3 hours, 16 minutes, 23 seconds
Time it took to complete the Kobalt Tools 500.

5th
Juan Pablo Montoya’s finishing position, earning him Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors for the second time this season. It was also Montoya’s career best Nextel Cup finish.

6
Caution flags for a total of 27 laps.

8
Points that Mark Martin leads Jeff Gordon by in the NASCAR Nextel Cup point standings. Despite leading the points, Martin still states he is planning on only running a partial schedule this season and will not race next weekend at Bristol.

8
Drivers that failed to qualify for the Kobalt Tools 500.

(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 33 – Scott Wimmer; No. 34 – Kevin Lepage; No. 36 – Jeremy Mayfield; No. 37 – John Andretti; No. 55 – Michael Waltrip; No. 78 – Kenny Wallace; No. 84 – A.J. Allmendinger)

13
Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the Kobalt Tools 500.

25
Career wins for Jimmie Johnson in 187 starts.

28
Positions gained by Jeff Burton in the Kobalt Tools 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

31
Lead changes among 13 drivers Sunday.

41
Cars running at the end of the Kobalt Tools 500; 18 of those finished on the lead lap.

43rd
Scott Riggs' finishing position Sunday in the Kobalt Tools 500. He completed 221 laps before retiring from the event due to an engine failure.

135
Laps led by Kobalt Tools 500 winner Jimmie Johnson, the most of any driver.

152.915
Average race speed (in mph).

151
Career wins for car owner Rick Hendrick after Jimmie Johnson’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

193.124
Ryan Newman’s pole winning speed. (in mph)

325
Laps in the Kobalt Tools 500, equaling 500.5 miles.

105,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Atlanta.

$233,261
Jimmie Johnson’s purse for winning the Kobalt Tools 500.

$4,957,097
Total purse for the Kobalt Tools 500.

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