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Numbers Game: 2009 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega

0.175
Brad Keselowski‘s margin of victory over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sunday in the Aaron’s 499.

1
Career win for Keselowski in five starts.

1
Career Cup win for car owner James Finch after Keselowski’s trip to victory lane on Sunday.

1
Number of times winner Keselowski led the Aaron’s 499 Sunday.

1
Lap led by Aaron’s 499 winner Keselowski, the last one.

2
Drivers failed to qualify for the Aaron’s 499.
(No. 66 Michael McDowell; No. 4 Eric McClure)

3 hours, 23 minutes, 20 seconds
Time it took to complete the Aaron’s 499.

5th
Scott Speed‘s finishing position, earning him Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors for the third time this season.

5
Points that Kurt Busch leads Jeff Gordon by in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.

7
Drivers dropped to the rear of the field at the start of the Aaron’s 499 on Sunday.
(No. 9 Kasey Kahne, No. 09 Keselowski, No. 12 David Stremme, No. 19 Elliott Sadler, No. 43 Reed Sorenson, and No. 44 AJ Allmendinger – engine change; No. 7 Robby Gordon – qualifying time disallowed)

9
Caution flags for a total of 33 laps at Talladega.

30
Number of penalties handed out by NASCAR during the running of the Aaron’s 499.

31
Cars running at the end of the Aaron’s 499; 24 of those finished on the lead lap.

42
Laps led by Kyle Busch in the Aaron’s 499, the most of any driver.

43rd
Mark Martin‘s finishing position Sunday in the Aaron’s 499. He was only able to complete six laps of the event before getting caught up in a multi-car crash in turn 3.

57
Lead changes among 25 drivers Sunday.

147.565
Average race speed (in mph).

188
Laps in the Aaron’s 499, equaling 500.8 miles.

142,000
Estimated crowd in attendance at Talladega.

$312,075
Keselowski’s purse for winning the Aaron’s 499.

$6,149,092
Total purse for the Aaron’s 499.

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