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Numbers Game: 2007 USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland

1st
Fence climb after a Cup victory in 2007 for Tony Stewart on Sunday.

1.727
Stewart’s margin of victory over Matt Kenseth at Chicagoland (in seconds).

2 hours, 58 minutes, 59 seconds
Time it took to complete the USG Sheetrock 400.

3
Career Cup poles for Casey Mears in 163 starts.

3
Number of racing grooves at Chicagoland. Despite the multiple grooves, though, the USG Sheetrock 400 was a snoozer!

4
Cars dropped to the rear of the field prior to the start of the USG Sheetrock 400.
(No. 01 – Mark Martin and No. 19 – Elliott Sadler went to backup cars; No. 2 – Kurt Busch and No. 15 – Paul Menard changed engines)

4
Drivers who suffered cut/punctured (exploding!) tires in the USG Sheetrock 400.
(Jamie McMurray, Dave Blaney, Jimmie Johnson, JJ Yeley)

6
Number of cars that failed to make the starting field.
(No. 10 – Scott Riggs; No. 37 – Kevin Lepage; No. 44 – Dale Jarrett; No. 78 – Kenny Wallace; No. 83 – Brian Vickers; No. 84 – AJ Allmendinger)

7
Caution flags for a total of 32 laps.

10
Penalties handed down by NASCAR Sunday during the running of the USG Sheetrock 400.

12
Top-10 finishes this season for Chicagoland winner Stewart.

13
Different race winners in 19 Cup races this season.

13
Top-10 finishes this season for USG Sheetrock 400 runner-up Kenseth.

15th
Juan Pablo Montoya‘s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the ninth time this season.

20
Lead changes among nine drivers Sunday.

26
Positions gained by David Gilliland in the USG Sheetrock 400 to win him the USG Improving the Finish Award.

30
Career Nextel Cup wins for Stewart in 303 starts.

37
Cars running at the end of the USG Sheetrock 400, 19 of those on the lead lap.

43rd
David Reutimann‘s finishing position in the USG Sheetrock 400. He completed 43 laps before blowing the engine in his No. 00 Domino’s Toyota.

56
Career Cup wins for Joe Gibbs after Stewart’s trip to victory lane on Sunday.

108
Laps led by USG Sheetrock 400 winner Stewart, the most of any driver.

134.258
Average race speed (in mph).

182.556
Mears’s pole-winning speed for the USG Sheetrock 400 (in mph).

267
Laps in the USG Sheetrock 400, equaling 400.5 miles.

303
Points that Jeff Gordon leads Denny Hamlin by in the Nextel Cup points standings.

80,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Chicagoland on Sunday.

$342,161
Stewart’s purse for winning the USG Sheetrock 400.

$6,056,938
Total purse for the USG Sheetrock 400.

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