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Numbers Game: Citizens Bank 400

Kim DeHaven · Monday June 18, 2007

 

1/1000th
Fraction of a second that J.J. Yeley beat Jimmie Johnson by to win the first pole of his career in the Citizens Bank 400.

2 hours, 42 minutes, 05 seconds
Time it took to complete the Citizens Bank 400.

3rd
Consecutive Top 3 finish for Michigan runner-up Martin Truex, Jr., the first such streak he’s had in his Nextel Cup career.

3.668
Carl Edwards’ margin of victory over Martin Truex, Jr. (in seconds)

4
Caution flags for a total of 19 laps at Michigan.

5
Career Nextel Cup wins for Carl Edwards in 100 total starts.

5
Victory back flips in 2007 for Carl Edwards. (This weekend’s race, the Citizens Bank 400, to go along with four Busch race wins)

5
Top 10 finishes this season for Edwards, who is now 6th in the Nextel Cup standings.

6
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.

(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 36 – Jeremy Mayfield; No. 37 – Kevin Lepage; No. 44 – Dale Jarrett; No. 49 – Mike Bliss; No. 78 – Kenny Wallace)

6
Pack, the only words that can be used to describe Carl Edwards’ abs.

10th
Michael Waltrip’s finishing position in the Citizens Bank 400, his first Top 10 since finishing 7th at Michigan in June, 2005. (72 races ago)

12th
Paul Menard’s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the third time this season.

12
Penalties handed down by NASCAR Sunday during the running of the Citizens Bank 400.

15th
David Reutimann’s finishing position in the Citizens Bank 400, the best of his career.

22
Lead changes among 11 drivers on Sunday.

38
Positions gained by Tony Stewart in the Citizens Bank 400 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

41
Cars running at the end of the Citizens Bank 400, nine of those on the lead lap.

43rd
Juan Pablo Montoya’s finishing position at Michigan. He completed 67 laps before crashing out of the event in Turn 2.

52
Race winless streak broken Sunday by Carl Edwards. Prior to winning the Citizens Bank 400, his last Cup win came in the Dickies 500 at Texas on November 6, 2005.

56
Laps led by Jimmie Johnson in Sunday’s race. Johnson was running third when he ran out of gas with seven laps to go, relegating him to a 19th place finish.

63
Laps led by Michigan winner Carl Edwards, the most of any driver.

97
Career Cup wins for Jack Roush after Carl Edwards’ trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

148.072
Average race speed (in mph).

187.505
J.J. Yeley’s pole winning speed for the Citizens Bank 400. (in mph)

200
Laps in the Citizens Bank 400, equaling 400 miles.

264
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Denny Hamlin by in the Nextel Cup point standings.

588
Days in between wins for Carl Edwards, during which time his best friend and motorcoach driver Tom Giacchi supposedly did not shave due to a bet the two made shortly after his last win.

145,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Michigan on Sunday.

$177,850
Carl Edwards’ purse for winning the Citizens Bank 400.

$5,137,383
Total purse for the Citizens Bank 400.

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