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Numbers Game: 2007 UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega

Jeff Gordon‘s margin of victory over teammate Jimmie Johnson in the UAW-Ford 500.

Number of times Gordon led the UAW-Ford 500.

Lap led by UAW-Ford 500 winner Gordon – the last one.

Cup wins by Gordon at Talladega this year, completing the first season sweep at the track since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2002.

Dave Blaney‘s finishing position on Sunday, tying his career-best.

Cars moved to the rear of the field at the start of the UAW-Ford 500.
(No. 25 – Casey Mears for an unapproved impound change; No. 26 – Jamie McMurray for an engine change; No. 27 – Jacques Villeneuve, who voluntarily chose to start at the rear)

3 hours, 29 minutes, 11 seconds
Time it took to complete the UAW-Ford 500.

Career Bud pole for Michael Waltrip after taking the top starting spot at Talladega this weekend, with a lap of 50.648 seconds and a speed of 189.070 mph.

Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 10 – Scott Riggs; No. 36 – Jeremy Mayfield; No. 37 – Kevin Lepage; No. 60 – Boris Said; No. 84 – AJ Allmendinger; No. 06 – Sam Hornish Jr.; No. 09 – Sterling Marlin)

Tony Raines‘s finishing position in the UAW-Ford 500, his first top 10 of the season and third of his career.

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

Caution flags for a total of 34 laps Sunday.

Juan Pablo Montoya‘s finishing position in the UAW-Ford 500, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the 13th time this season.

Top-10 finishes this season for UAW-Ford 500 runner-up Johnson.

Where Villeneuve finished this weekend in his Nextel Cup debut at Talladega.

Top-10 finishes this season for Talladega winner Gordon in just 30 starts.

Positions gained by Johnny Sauter in the UAW-Ford 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

Cars running at the end of the UAW-Ford 500; 21 of those were on the lead lap.

Laps led by Denny Hamlin on Sunday, the most of any driver.

Lead changes among 22 drivers Sunday.

Jeff Burton‘s finishing position at Talladega. He completed 91 laps before retiring from the UAW-Ford 500 due to a blown engine.

Career Cup victories for UAW-Ford 500 winner Gordon in 503 starts.

Average race speed (in mph).

Career Cup wins for Rick Hendrick after Gordon’s trip to Victory Lane on Sunday.

Laps in the UAW-Ford 500, equaling 500.08 miles.

Estimated crowd in attendance at Talladega on Sunday.

Gordon’s purse for winning the UAW-Ford 500.

Total purse for the UAW-Ford 500.

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