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Numbers Game: 2007 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at Loudon

0.068
Denny Hamlin‘s margin of victory over Jeff Gordon at New Hampshire (in seconds).

1st
Cup pole for Toyota and second career Cup pole for Dave Blaney this weekend. His first came in February 2003 at Rockingham.

2
Chevrolets who failed post-race tech on Sunday following the Lenox Industrial Tools 300. Neither the No. 70 driven by Johnny Sauter (finished 14th) nor the No. 5 driven by Kyle Busch (finished 11th) met the minimum height requirements during post-race inspection. Look for penalties and/or fines to be announced sometime today.

2 hours, 55 minutes, 59 seconds
Time it took to complete the Lenox Industrial Tools 300.

3
Career Nextel Cup wins for Hamlin in 60 starts.

4
Top-three finishes in the last five races for Martin Truex Jr., which includes his third-place finish on Sunday.

6
Caution flags for a total of 31 laps.

6
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field.
(No. 10 – Scott Riggs; No. 44 – Dale Jarrett; No. 55 – Michael Waltrip; No. 78 – Kenny Wallace; No. 83 – Brian Vickers*; No. 84 – AJ Allmendinger)

* Vickers was fast enough to make the race, but failed post-qualifying inspection when his car was ruled to be an eighth of an inch too low. As a result, NASCAR sent the No. 83 Toyota team packing and gave the spot to the next fastest car that qualified, Chad Chaffin and the No. 49 BAM Racing Dodge.

11
Top-10 finishes this season for New Hampshire winner Hamlin, including seven of the last eight races.

11
Different race winners in 17 Cup races this season.

14
Penalties handed down by NASCAR Sunday during the running of the Lenox Industrial Tools 300, three of those for excessive speed exiting pit road by Greg Biffle.

15th
David Ragan‘s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the seventh time this season.

20
Lead changes among 11 drivers Sunday.

22
Positions gained by Jamie McMurray in the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

40
Cars running at the end of the Lenox Industrial Tools 300; 27 of those were on the lead lap.

43rd
Ward Burton‘s finishing position in the Lenox Industrial Tools 300. He completed just four laps before blowing the engine in his No. 4 State Water Heaters Chevy.

46
Laps led by Lenox Industrial Tools 300 winner Hamlin.

55
Career Cup wins for Joe Gibbs after Hamlin’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

64
Laps led by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the Lenox Industrial Tools 300, the most of any driver.

108.215
Average race speed (in mph).

129.437
Blaney’s pole-winning speed for the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 (in mph).

156
Points that Gordon leads Hamlin by in the current Nextel Cup standings.

200
Career Cup starts for Jimmie Johnson following the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at New Hampshire.

250
Career Cup starts for polesitter Blaney following the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at New Hampshire.

300
Laps in the Lenox Industrial Tools 300, equaling 317.4 miles.

101,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at New Hampshire on Sunday.

$235,775
Hamlin’s purse for winning the Lenox Industrial Tools 300.

$5,313,335
Total purse for the Lenox Industrial Tools 300.

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