NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Numbers Game: 2009 Daytona 500

1
Number of times winner Matt Kenseth led the Daytona 500 Sunday.

2 hours, 51 minutes, 40 seconds
Time it took to complete the Daytona 500.

7
Laps led by Daytona 500 winner Kenseth.

7
Cars moved to the rear of the field at the start of the Daytona 500.
(No. 14 – Tony Stewart, No. 17 – Kenseth, No. 29 – Kevin Harvick, No. 34 – John Andretti, No. 39 – Ryan Newman, No. 77 – Sam Hornish Jr., No. 82 – Scott Speed – all for going to backup cars)

8
Caution flags for a total of 35 laps at Daytona.

9
Lead changes among nine drivers Sunday.

13
Drivers failed to qualify for the Daytona 500.
(No. 87 – Joe Nemechek; No. 08 Boris Said; No. 09 Brad Keselowski; No. 27 – Kirk Shelmerdine; No. 71 – Mike Wallace; No. 37 – Tony Raines; No. 73 – Mike Garvey; No. 75 – Derrike Cope; No. 23 – Mike Skinner; No. 51 – Kelly Bires; No. 46 – Carl Long; No. 64 – Geoffrey Bodine; No. 57 – Norm Benning)

17
Career wins for Kenseth in 329 starts.

20
Points that Kenseth leads Harvick by in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings.

35th
Speed’s finishing position, earning him Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors.

39
Cars running at the end of the Daytona 500; 31 of those finished on the lead lap.

43rd
Joey Logano‘s finishing position Sunday in the Daytona 500. He completed just 79 laps of the event after crashing out of turn 4.

88
Laps led by Kyle Busch, the most of any driver.

114
Career Cup wins for Jack Roush after Kenseth’s trip to victory lane on Sunday.

132.816
Average race speed (in mph).

152
Laps in the Daytona 500, equaling 380 miles. The rain shortened the event by 48 laps.

180,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Daytona.

$1,536,388
Kenseth’s purse for winning the Daytona 500.

$18,865,586
Total purse for the Daytona 500.

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