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Numbers Game: Subway Fresh Fit 500k

Kim DeHaven · Monday April 23, 2007

 

.697
Jeff Gordon’s margin of victory over Tony Stewart. (in seconds)

1
Career win at Phoenix for Jeff Gordon, leaving just two tracks currently on the Nextel Cup schedule where Gordon has not scored a victory – Texas and Homestead.

1
Car that fell to the back of the field at the start of the Subway Fresh Fit 500. (No. 21 – Ken Schrader, engine change)

1st
Jeff Gordon’s starting position in the Subway Fresh Fit 500k. This is the first victory from the pole in 22 races at Phoenix.

2 hours, 53 minutes, 48 seconds
Time it took to complete the Subway Fresh Fit 500k.

6
Penalties handed down by NASCAR Saturday night during the running of the Subway Fresh Fit 500k.

6
Caution flags for a total of 34 laps at Phoenix.

7
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Saturday night’s race.

(No. 02 – Brandon Ash; No. 36 – Jeremy Mayfield; No. 37 – John Andretti; No. 49 – Mike Bliss; No. 55 – Michael Waltrip; No. 83 – Brian Vickers; No. 84 – A.J. Allmendinger)

12
Lead changes among 7 drivers Saturday night.

25th
Paul Menard’s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the first time this season.

29th
The furthest back a winner has started at Phoenix. This occurred in 1995 when Ricky Rudd won the Dura Lube 500.

33
Positions gained by Johnny Sauter in the Subway Fresh Fit 500k to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

41
Cars running at the end of the Subway Fresh Fit 500k, 19 of those on the lead lap. Only Kenny Wallace and Dave Blaney were not running at the end of the event; they finished 39th and 40th after a lap 285 accident in Turn 4 with both J.J. Yeley and Carl Edwards.

43rd
David Stremme’s finishing position in the Subway Fresh Fit 500k, just a week after posting the first Top 10 of his Nextel Cup career.

53
Laps led by race winner Jeff Gordon in the Subway Fresh Fit 500k.

74
Points that Jeff Gordon now leads Jeff Burton by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

76
Career Nextel Cup wins for Jeff Gordon in 481 starts, tying him with Dale Earnhardt for sixth on the all-time wins list.

154
Career Cup wins for car owner Rick Hendrick after Jeff Gordon’s trip to Victory Lane on Saturday night.

107.71
Average race speed at Phoenix (in MPH).

132
Laps led by Tony Stewart in the Subway Fresh Fit 500k, the most of any driver.

133.136
Jeff Gordon’s pole winning speed for the Subway Fresh Fit 500k. (in mph)

312
Laps in the Subway Fresh Fit 500k, equaling 312 miles / 500 kilometers.

105,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Phoenix.

$251,411
Jeff Gordon’s purse for winning the Subway Fresh Fit 500k.

$4,961,431
Total purse for the Subway Fresh Fit 500k.

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