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Numbers Game: Aaron's 499

Kim DeHaven · Monday April 30, 2007

 

1
Car that fell to the back of the field at the start of the Aaron’s 499. (No. 40 – David Stremme, unapproved impound adjustment)

1st
Jeff Gordon’s starting position in the Aaron’s 499. This is his first pole in 29 races at Talladega.

3rd
David Reutimann’s position with four laps to go (scheduled distance) in the Aaron’s 499 before blowing an engine and finishing 32nd.

3rd
1-2 finish by Hendrick teammates this season. Jimmie Johnson finished second to Jeff Gordon on Sunday while Johnson finished first and Gordon second at both Las Vegas and Martinsville.

3 hours, 18 minutes, 46 seconds
Time it took to complete the Aaron’s 499.

4th
David Gilliland’s finishing position in the Aaron’s 499, the first Top 5 and best finish of his career. His previous best was 8th place in the Daytona 500.

5
Career Nextel Cup wins at Talladega for Jeff Gordon.

6
Past Champion’s Provisionals used by Dale Jarrett this season. Now that he has used the maximum amount allowed by NASCAR, and since he is not in the Top 35 in owner’s points, he must make the remaining races on his qualifying speed.

7th
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.‘s finishing position in the Aaron’s 499.

8th
David Stremme’s finishing position in the Aaron’s 499, a new career best.

7
Penalties handed down by NASCAR Sunday during the running of the Aaron’s 499.

8
Caution flags for a total of 28 laps.

9
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field.
(No. 09 – Mike Wallace; No. 21 – Ken Schrader; No. 22 – Dave Blaney; No. 34 – Kevin Lepage; No. 37 – John Andretti; No. 49 – Mike Bliss; No. 55 – Michael Waltrip; No. 83 – Brian Vickers; No. 84 – AJ Allmendinger)

3
Former Talladega race winners that failed to qualify off of that list. (Vickers, Waltrip, and Schrader)

17th
David Ragan’s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the fifth time this season.

34
Cars running at the end of the Aaron’s 499, 26 of those on the lead lap.

35
Positions gained by Kevin Harvick in the Aaron’s 499 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

36th
The furthest back a winner has started at Talladega. This occurred in 2000 when Jeff Gordon won the DieHard 500.

42
Lead changes among 20 drivers Sunday.

43rd
Paul Menard’s finishing position in the Aaron’s 499. He completed just 22 laps before blowing an engine.

71
Laps led by Jeff Gordon in the Aaron’s 499, the most of any driver.

77
Career Nextel Cup wins for Jeff Gordon in 482 starts.

154.167
Average race speed (in MPH).

155
Career Cup wins for car owner Rick Hendrick after Jeff Gordon’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

192
Laps in the Aaron’s 499, equaling 510.72 miles – four more than the scheduled distance.

192.069
Jeff Gordon’s pole winning speed for the Aaron’s 499. (in mph)

203
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Jeff Burton by in the Nextel Cup point standings – Burton crashed on Sunday and finished 34th.

160,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Talladega.

$355,511
Jeff Gordon’s purse for winning the Aaron’s 499.

$6,022,630
Total purse for the Aaron’s 499.

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