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Numbers Game: Dodge Avenger 500

Kim DeHaven · Monday May 14, 2007

 

0.978
Jeff Gordon’s margin of victory over Denny Hamlin. (in seconds)

3
Cup victories this season for Jeff Gordon after Sunday’s race.

4th
Consecutive Nextel Cup victory for Hendrick Motorsports.

4 hours, 1 minutes, 50 seconds
Time it took to complete the The Dodge Avenger 500.

6
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field.
(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 10 – Scott Riggs; No. 36 – Jeremy Mayfield; No. 44 – Dale Jarrett; No. 49 – Mike Bliss; No. 55 – Michael Waltrip) Ironically, Burton holds the qualifying record here.

10th
Jeff Gordon’s starting position in the The Dodge Avenger 500.

10
Caution flags for a total of 44 laps.

21
Lead changes among 10 drivers Sunday.

22
Laps led by Jeff Gordon in the The Dodge Avenger 500.

23rd
Juan Pablo Montyoa’s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the fourth time this season.

24
Positions gained by Matt Kenseth in the The Dodge Avenger 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

34
Cars running at the end of the The Dodge Avenger 500; 21 of those on the lead lap.

43rd
Brian Vickers’ finishing position in the The Dodge Avenger 500. He completed 122 laps before crashing out of the event.

78
Career Nextel Cup wins for Jeff Gordon in 484 starts.

124.383
Average race speed (in mph).

157
Career Cup wins for car owner Rick Hendrick after Jeff Gordon’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

164.987
Clint Bowyer’s pole winning speed for the The Dodge Avenger 500, the first of his career. (in mph)

179*
Laps led by Denny Hamlin in the The Dodge Avenger 500, the most of any driver.

231
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Jimmie Johnson by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

367
Laps in the The Dodge Avenger 500, equaling 501.32 miles.

70,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Darlington on Sunday.

$323,286
Jeff Gordon’s purse for winning the The Dodge Avenger 500.

$5,507,009
Total purse for the The Dodge Avenger 500.

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