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Numbers Game: 2007 Subway 500 at Martinsville

Consecutive Martinsville wins for Jimmie Johnson, a feat also accomplished by Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough and Richard Petty. Next spring, Johnson will have the opportunity to make it four in a row, which would tie the record held by Fred Lorenzen.

3 hours, 59 minutes, 45 seconds
Time it took to complete the Subway 500.

Number of times Johnson led the Subway 500.

Top-five and 13 top-10 finishes this season for Subway 500 runner-up Ryan Newman.

Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 36 – Jeremy Mayfield; No. 37 – Kevin Lepage; No. 78 – Joe Nemechek; No. 83 – Brian Vickers; No. 06 – Sam Hornish Jr.)

Chase drivers that finished in the top 10 at Martinsville on Sunday.
(Johnson – first; Jeff Gordon – third, Kyle Busch – fourth; Matt Kenseth – fifth; Denny Hamlin – sixth; Clint Bowyer – ninth; Kevin Harvick – 10th)

Win of the 2007 season for Johnson, tops among all Nextel Cup drivers.

Juan Pablo Montoya‘s finishing position Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the 14th time this season.

Lead changes among seven drivers at Martinsville Speedway .

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

Top-10 finishes this season for Martinsville Speedway winner Johnson.

Caution flags for a total of 127 laps Sunday; a new record at Martinsville.

Positions gained by Greg Biffle in the Subway 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

Career Cup victory for Subway 500 winner Johnson in 215 starts.

Cars running at the end of the race Sunday; 24 of those were on the lead lap.

Aric Almirola‘s finishing position at Martinsville Speedway. He completed 111 laps before retiring from the event after his car caught fire.

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

Career Bud poles for Gordon after taking the top starting spot in the Subway 500, with a lap time of 19.938 seconds and a speed of 94.97 mph.

Average race speed in mph.

Laps led by Subway 500 winner Johnson on Sunday.

Career Cup wins for Rick Hendrick after Johnson’s trip to Victory Lane.

Laps led by Gordon at Martinsville, the most of any driver.

Laps in the Subway 500, equaling 266.16 miles.

Estimated crowd in attendance at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.

Johnson’s purse for winning the Subway 500.

Total purse for the Subway 500.

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