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Numbers Game: The Jim Stewart 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday May 7, 2007

 

0.723
Jimmie Johnson’s margin of victory over Kyle Busch Sunday. (in seconds)

1st
Jeff Gordon’s starting position in the The Jim Stewart 400, his fifth Bud Pole at Richmond and fifth of the season.

2nd
Postponed race at Richmond since 1999. In May 2002, the race was also ran on Sunday afternoon after bad weather pushed the event back a day.

3rd
Consecutive Nextel Cup victory for Hendrick Motorsports.

3 hours, 17 minutes, 13 seconds
Time it took to complete the The Jim Stewart 400.

4
Cup victories this season for Jimmie Johnson.

4
Number of laps led for Ford in Car of Tomorrow races out of a possible 1,716. All were led by Matt Kenseth.

4th
1-2 finish by Hendrick teammates this season. Kyle Busch finished second to Jimmie Johnson on Sunday, Johnson finished second to Jeff Gordon last week, while Johnson finished first and Gordon second at both Las Vegas and Martinsville.

7
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field.
(No. 21 – Ken Schrader; No. 36 – Jeremy Mayfield; No. 37 – Kevin Lepage; No. 44 – Dale Jarrett; No. 49 – Mike Bliss; No. 55 – Michael Waltrip; No. 83 – Brian Vickers) Ironically, Vickers holds the qualifying record here.

12
Lead changes among 24 drivers Sunday.

14
Caution flags for a total of 80 laps.

15
Penalties handed down by NASCAR Sunday during the running of the The Jim Stewart 400.

16th
Paul Menard’s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the second time this season.

27
Career Nextel Cup wins for Jimmie Johnson in 193 starts after Sunday’s race.

32
Positions gained by Kyle Busch in the The Jim Stewart 400 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

37
Cars running at the end of the The Jim Stewart 400; 21 of those were on the lead lap.

43rd
Jeff Burton’s finishing position in the The Jim Stewart 400. He completed 139 laps before blowing an engine.

44
Dale Jarrett’s number. Jarrett failed to qualify for Sunday’s event, ending a streak of 424 consecutive Cup races made that dated back to North Wilkesboro on Oct. 2, 1994.

91.27
Average race speed (in mph).

105
Laps led by Jimmie Johnson Sunday en route to victory.

114
Laps led by Jeff Gordon in the The Jim Stewart 400, the most of any driver.

126.251
Jeff Gordon’s pole winning speed for the The Jim Stewart 400. (in mph)

156
Career Cup wins for car owner Rick Hendrick after Jimmie Johnson’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

211
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Jimmie Johnson by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

400
Laps in the The Jim Stewart 400, equaling 300 miles.

100,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Richmond on Sunday.

$244,286
Jimmie Johnson’s purse for winning the The Jim Stewart 400.

$5,032,994
Total purse for the The Jim Stewart 400.

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