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6 - points that Jeff Burton leads Jeff Gordon by in the driver standings.

Numbers Game: 2006 Dover 400

Cars dropped to the back of the field at the start of the race. (No. 10 of Scott Riggs and No. 32 of Travis Kvapil for engine changes; No. 18 of JJ Yeley for a backup car)

3 hours, 34 minutes, 21 seconds
Time it took to complete the Dover 400.

Number of cars that failed to make the starting field (Morgan Shepherd, No. 89; Kenny Wallace, No. 78; Chad Blount, No. 34; Donnie Neuenberger, No. 52).

Number of times in the waning laps of the Dover 400 my daughter yelled at Matt Kenseth to, “Get out of the way!”

Number of times following the Dover 400 my daughter said, “I can’t believe my man finally won again.”

Points that Jeff Burton leads Jeff Gordon by in the driver standings.

Laps led by race winner Burton.

Martin Truex Jr.‘s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race.

Career poles won at Dover by David Pearson, the most of any driver.

Of the 10 Chase drivers changed points positions at Dover.

Burton’s margin of victory over Carl Edwards (in seconds).

Of the 74 race winners at Dover have started from outside the top 15, including Burton on Sunday.

Caution flags for a total of 48 laps.

Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Dover 400.

Lead changes among nine drivers Sunday.

Top-10 finishes in 2006 for Edwards.

Career wins in 431 starts for Burton. This is Burton’s first victory in nearly five years; his last win was at Phoenix in October 2001, 176 races ago.

Race winner Burton’s starting position.

Positions gained by Dave Blaney in the Dover 400, winning him the USG Improving the Finish Award. (Started 38th; finished 12th)

Cars running at the end of the Dover 400, Nine of those on the lead lap.

Laps in the Dover 400 completed by Derrike Cope; he finished 43rd after his engine expired.

Career starts for Kasey Kahne following the Dover 400.

Average race speed (in mph).

Gordon’s pole winning speed (in mph).

Career starts for Jimmie Johnson following the Dover 400.

Laps led by Kenseth; the most of any driver.

Career starts for Jeff Green following the Dover 400.

Laps in the Dover 400, for a total of 400 miles.

Year when the first race was held at Dover. It was the Mason-Dixon 300, won by Richard Petty.

Estimated crowd in attendance at Dover.

Burton’s purse for winning the Dover 400.

Total purse for the Dover 400.

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