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Numbers Game: 2006 Ford 400 at Homestead

Greg Biffle‘s margin of victory, in seconds, over Martin Truex Jr. at Homestead.

Truex’s finishing position in the Ford 400, the best of his Nextel Cup career.

Cars ordered to the back of the field for the start of the Ford 400.
(No. 07, Clint Bowyer – engine change; No. 7, Robby Gordon – engine change)

Win at in a row at Homestead for Biffle, setting a new record since the track began hosting Cup races in 1999.

3 hours, 12 minutes, 23 seconds
Time it took to complete the Ford 400.

Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Ford 400.

Caution flags for a total of 43 laps at Homestead.

Career wins for Biffle in 150 starts.

Scott Wimmer‘s finishing position in the Ford 400, his best since finishing 11th at Homestead last year.

Number of cars that failed to make the starting field at Homestead, a season high for Nextel Cup.
(No. 06 – Todd Kluever, No. 4 – Ward Burton, No. 27 – Mike Skinner, No. 34 – Chad Chaffin, No. 46 – Carl Long, No. 55 – Michael Waltrip, No. 60 – David Ragan, No. 61 – Kevin Lepage, No. 72 – Brandon Whitt, No. 74 – Derrike Cope, No. 78 – Kenny Wallace, No. 89 – Morgan Shepherd, and No. 95 – Casey Atwood)

Lead changes among 10 drivers Sunday.

Top-10 finishes in 2006 for Ford 400 winner, Biffle, who finished 13th in the year-end points standings.

Top-10 finishes in 2005 for Biffle, who finished runner-up to Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart.

Biffle’s starting position in the Ford 400 on Sunday, the furthest back a winner has ever started at Homestead.

Positions gained by Denny Hamlin in the Ford 400 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

Editor’s Note: Before you leave a comment, please note that teams must be a participant in the USG program to be eligible for this contingency award.

Cars running at the end of the Ford 400; 20 of those finished on the lead lap.

Kurt Busch‘s finishing position Sunday in the Ford 400; He completed just nine laps before retiring due to an accident.

Laps led by race winner Biffle in the Ford 400.

Points that Jimmie Johnson beat Matt Kenseth by to win this season’s NASCAR Nextel Cup.

Laps led by Kasey Kahne Sunday, the most of any driver.

Career wins for car owner Jack Roush after Biffle’s trip to victory lane at Homestead.

Average race speed (in mph).

Career Cup starts for Biffle and Jamie McMurray following Sunday’s race.

Kahne’s pole-winning speed (in mph).

Career Cup starts for Kenseth following the race at Homestead.

Laps in the Ford 400, equaling 402 miles, one more lap than the scheduled distance.

Estimated crowd in attendance at Homestead.

Biffle’s purse for winning the Ford 400.

Total purse for the Ford 400.

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