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Numbers Game: 2009 Auto Club 500 at Fontana

1.463
Matt Kenseth‘s margin of victory over Jeff Gordon Sunday in the Auto Club 500.

3
Number of times winner Kenseth led the Auto Club 500 Sunday.

3 hours, 40 minutes, 51 seconds
Time it took to complete the Auto Club 500.

5
Drivers failed to qualify for the Auto Club 500.
(No. 64 Todd Bodine, No. 37 Tony Raines, No. 51 David Starr, No. 73 Mike Garvey, No. 09 Sterling Marlin)

5
Cars moved to the rear of the field at the start of the Auto Club 500.
(No. 83 Brian Vickers, No. 00 David Reutimann and No. 55 Michael Waltrip – engine change; No. 43 Reed Sorenson – backup car; No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. – transmission change)

5
Caution flags for a total of 43 laps at Fontana.

6
Number of penalties handed out by NASCAR during the running of the Auto Club 500.

19
Lead changes among 11 drivers Sunday.

18
Career wins for Kenseth in 330 starts.

26th
Joey Logano‘s finishing position, earning him Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors.

37
Cars running at the end of the Auto Club 500; 16 of those finished on the lead lap.

43rd
Joe Nemechek‘s finishing position Sunday in the Auto Club 500. He was only able to complete 36 laps of the event before losing the fuel pump in the No. 87 Toyota.

81
Points that Kenseth leads Gordon by in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.

84
Laps led by Auto Club 500 winner Kenseth, the most of any driver.

115
Career Cup wins for Jack Roush after Kenseth’s trip to victory lane on Sunday.

135.839
Average race speed (in mph).

183.439
Vickers’s pole winning speed (in mph).

250
Laps in the Auto Club 500, equaling 500 miles.

78,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Fontana.

$346,615
Kenseth’s purse for winning the Auto Club 500.

$6,192,388
Total purse for the Auto Club 500.

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