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Numbers Game: 2007 Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta

Number of times Jimmie Johnson led the Pep Boys Auto 500 – laps 322 to 329.

Cars dropped to the rear of the field before the start of racing at Atlanta.
(No. 7 – Robby Gordon and No. 17 – Matt Kenseth for engine changes)

Reed Sorenson‘s finishing position Sunday, the best of his 71-race Cup career.

3 hours, 44 minutes, 45 seconds
Time it took to complete the Pep Boys Auto 500.

Career Bud pole for Greg Biffle after taking the top starting spot in Atlanta with a lap time of 28.807 seconds and a speed of 192.453 mph.

Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 36 – Mike Skinner; No. 00 – David Reutimann; No. 06 – Sam Hornish Jr.; No. 08 – Burney Lamar)

5 minutes, 16 seconds
Amount of time the red flag was displayed to clean up the track after Mark Martin was collected by a spinning David Gilliland on the backstretch.

Win of the 2007 season for Johnson.

Laps led by Pep Boys Auto 500 winner Johnson on Sunday.

Kasey Kahne‘s finishing position in the Pep Boys Auto 500, just his eighth top-10 finish this season.

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

Brian Vickers‘s finishing position in the Pep Boys Auto 500, his fifth top-10 finish in 20 starts this season – to go along with 13 DNQs.

Top-five and 14 top-10 finishes this season for Pep Boys Auto 500 runner-up Carl Edwards.

Michael Waltrip‘s finishing position in the Pep Boys Auto 500. Waltrip has qualified for the last six consecutive races.

Caution flags for a total of 55 laps Sunday.

AJ Allmendinger‘s finishing position at the Pep Boys Auto 500, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the second time this season.

Lead changes among 11 drivers at Atlanta.

Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Pep Boys Auto 500.

Top-10 finishes this season for Atlanta Motor Speedway winner Johnson.

Positions gained by Sorenson in the Pep Boys Auto 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

Career Cup victory for Sunday’s winner Johnson in 216 starts.

Cars running at the end of the race at Atlanta; 21 of those were on the lead lap.

Martin’s finishing position in the Pep Boys Auto 500. He completed 64 laps before retiring from the event after being collected by a spinning Gilliland on the backstretch.

Average race speed in mph.

Laps led by Martin Truex Jr., the most of any driver.

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

Laps in the Pep Boys Auto 500, equaling 506.66 miles.

Estimated crowd in attendance at Atlanta Speedway on Sunday.

Johnson’s purse for winning the Pep Boys Auto 500.

Total purse for the Pep Boys Auto 500.

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