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Numbers Game: 2007 Centurion Boats at the Glen

Autographs signed while racing the Centurion Boats at the Glen. During the red-flag period for the Kevin Harvick/Juan Pablo Montoya incident, a fan came out on the track to ask Matt Kenseth for his John Hancock. Claiming he was a “little busy,” Kenseth refused – as the fan was quickly arrested and dragged off by security.

Televised shoving and shouting match during the Centurion Boats at the Glen. After a tap from Martin Truex Jr., Montoya and Harvick got together on lap 73, sending both cars spinning around in turn 1. The No. 42 then drifted back on to the track and was hit by Jeff Burton. When Harvick blocked Montoya’s damaged racecar from driving back to the pits for repairs, the two drivers climbed from their cars to display their displeasure with one another.

Drivers who spun out in turn 1 while leading at Watkins Glen Sunday. Tony Stewart spun on lap 45, charging back to the front from 19th place. Jeff Gordon wasn’t so lucky; he spun with two to go, losing eight positions to finish the event in ninth place.

2 hours, 50 minutes, 38 seconds
Time it took to complete the Centurion Boats at the Glen.

Stewart’s margin of victory over Denny Hamlin (in seconds).

Victories and 15 top-10 finishes this season for Watkins Glen winner Stewart.

Cars dropped to the rear of the field prior to the start of the Centurion Boats at the Glen.
(No. 41 – Reed Sorenson and No. 83 – Brian Vickers for engine changes; No. 21 Boris Said for a driver change)

Number of times Stewart led the Centurion Boats at the Glen.

Career victories at Watkins Glen for Stewart following his win on Sunday (Now tied with Gordon for the most at the track).

Ron Fellows‘s finish in the Centurion Boats at the Glen, the highest for a road-course ringer.

DNFs this season for Dale Earnhardt Jr.; four of those were for blown engines.

Positions lost on the last lap by Carl Edwards after a trip through the turn 10 gravel trap. He was running second at the time, but wound up finishing the event in eighth place.

Number of cars that failed to make the starting field at Watkins Glen.
(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 37 – Brian Simo; No. 49 – Klaus Graf; No. 60 – Said; No. 77 – Marcos Ambrose; No. 84 – AJ Allmendinger)

Truex’s finishing position in the Centurion Boats at the Glen, his first top 10 since Loudon in July.

Top-10 finishes in nine starts for Centurion Boats at the Glen winner Stewart.

Caution flags for a total of 20 laps.

Penalties handed down by NASCAR Sunday during the running of the Centurion Boats at the Glen.

Lead changes among six drivers Sunday.

Top-five finishes this season for Centurion Boats at the Glen runner-up Hamlin.

Earnhardt Jr.’s position in the driver standings, dropping a spot after finishing 42nd in the Centurion Boats at the Glen. Junior was running third when the engine blew in the No. 8 Budweiser Chevy on lap 64.

Paul Menard‘s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the fourth time this season.

Laps led by Centurion Boats at the Glen winner Stewart.

Positions gained by Said in the Centurion Boats at the Glen to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

Career Nextel Cup wins for Stewart in 306 starts.

Cars running at the end of the Centurion Boats at the Glen, 33 of those on the lead lap.

Kyle Petty‘s finishing position on Sunday. He was only able to complete 56 of the 90 laps in the Centurion Boats at the Glen due to a broken radiator.

Laps led by Gordon in the Centurion Boats at the Glen, the most of any driver.

Career Cup wins for Joe Gibbs after Stewart’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

Average race speed (in mph).

Laps in the Centurion Boats at the Glen, equaling 220.5 miles.

Points Gordon is ahead of 13th-place driver Ryan Newman in the driver points standings. Gordon is the only driver to already clinch a spot in the Chase.

Points that Gordon leads Hamlin by in the Nextel Cup points standings.

Estimated crowd in attendance at Watkins Glen on Sunday.

Stewart’s purse for winning the Centurion Boats at the Glen.

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