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Numbers Game: 2009 Southern 500 at Darlington

Number of times winner Mark Martin led the Southern 500 Saturday.

Martin’s margin of victory over Tony Stewart Saturday in the Southern 500.

Drivers failed to qualify for the Southern 500.
(No. 41 Jeremy Mayfield, No. 82 Scott Speed)

Victories and six top 10 finishes in 2009 for Southern 500 winner Martin.

Cars moved to the rear of the field at the start of the Kobalt Tools 500.
(No. 43 – engine change, No. 48 – back-up car, No. 87 driver change)

4 hours, 11 minutes, 19 seconds
Time it took to complete the Southern 500.

Joey Logano‘s finishing position, earning him Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors for the eighth time this season.

Caution flags for a total of 73 laps at Darlington.

Lead changes among 13 drivers Saturday.

Points that Jeff Gordon leads Stewart by in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.

Cars running at the end of the Southern 500; 22 of those finished on the lead lap.

Number of penalties handed out by NASCAR during the running of the Southern 500.

Career wins for Martin in 733 starts.

David Gilliland‘s finishing position Saturday in the Southern 500. He was only able to complete 27 laps of the event before losing the feul pump in the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet.

Laps led by Southern 500 winner Martin.

Laps led by Greg Biffle in the Southern 500, the most of any driver.

Average race speed (in mph).

Career Cup win for car owner Rick Hendrick after Martin’s trip to Victory Lane on Saturday.

Laps in the Southern 500, equaling 501.322 miles.

Estimated crowd in attendance at Darlington.

Martin’s purse for winning the Southern 500.

Total purse for the Southern 500.

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