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Numbers Game: 2007 Sharpie 500 at Bristol

Career Cup victory and third top-10 finish at Bristol Motor Speedway for Sharpie 500 winner Carl Edwards.

Edwards’s margin of victory over Kasey Kahne (in seconds).

Victories and 10 top-10 finishes this season for Bristol winner Edwards, who clinched his spot in the Chase with Saturday night’s win.

Cars dropped to the rear of the field prior to the start of Saturday night’s race.
(No. 01 – Aric Almirola and No. 11 – Denny Hamlin for engine changes)

2 hours, 59 minutes, 39 seconds
Time it took to complete the Sharpie 500.

Top-10 finishes this season for Sharpie 500 runner-up Kahne – as compared to six wins he accumulated throughout the 2006 season.

Clint Bowyer‘s finishing position at Bristol, tying his career best. He placed third at California last September.

Number of times Edwards led the Sharpie 500 – for a total of 182 laps.

Number of wins for Edwards in both the Busch Series and Nextel Cup on concrete tracks in 2007.

Number of cars that failed to make the starting field.
(No. 34 – Stanton Barrett; No. 37 – Kevin Lepage; No. 78 – Sterling Marlin; No. 83 – Brian Vickers; No. 00 – David Reutimann)

Career Nextel Cup wins for Edwards in 109 starts.

Bobby Labonte‘s finishing position in the Sharpie 500 on Saturday night, his third top-10 finish this season (and second consecutive).

Caution flags for a total of 61 laps, tying the lowest number of yellow flags at Bristol since 1999.

Lead changes among eight drivers Saturday night.

Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Sharpie 500.

Juan Pablo Montoya‘s finishing position, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the 11th time this season.

Positions gained by JJ Yeley in the Sharpie 500 – from 40th to 13th – to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

Cars running at the end of the Sharpie 500; 21 of those were on the lead lap.

Denny Hamlin‘s finishing position on Saturday night. He completed 209 laps in the Sharpie 500 before retiring due to a blown engine, putting an end to his 53-race streak without a DNF.

Average race speed at Bristol (in mph).

Career Cup wins for Jack Roush after Edwards’s latest trip to Victory Lane.

Laps led by Sharpie 500 winner Edwards, the most he’s led in any race during his career.

Laps led by Kahne in the Sharpie 500, the most of any driver.

Points that Jeff Gordon leads Tony Stewart by in the Nextel Cup points standings. The top-five drivers in the standings (Gordon, Stewart, Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Edwards) have now clinched a spot in the Chase.

Laps in the Sharpie 500, equaling 266.5 miles.

Estimated crowd in attendance at Bristol on Saturday night.

Edwards’s purse for winning the Sharpie 500.

Total purse for the Sharpie 500.

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