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Numbers Game: 2007 Dickies 500 at Texas

Jimmie Johnson‘s margin of victory over Matt Kenseth in the Dickies 500 (in seconds).

Car dropped to the rear of the field before the start of racing at Texas.
(No. 7 – Robby Gordon for an engine change)

Career Bud pole for Martin Truex Jr. after taking the top starting spot in Texas with a lap time of 27.964 seconds and a speed of 193.105 mph.

Consecutive victory for Johnson.
(Martinsville, Atlanta, Texas)

3 hours, 49 minutes, 5 seconds
Time it took to complete the Dickies 500.

Number of times Johnson led the Dickies 500.

Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 4 – Ward Burton; No. 34 – Kevin Lepage; No. 49 – John Andretti; No. 55 – Michael Waltrip; No. 08 – Burney Lamar)

Of the 12 Chase drivers who are mathematically eliminated to win the Nextel Cup championship (nine cannot win the title if Johnson so much as starts the final two races).

Win of the 2007 season for Johnson, a mark which leads the Nextel Cup Series.

Laps led by Dickies 500 winner Johnson on Sunday.

Caution flags for a total of 52 laps Sunday, tying the race record at the Speedway.

Top-10 finishes this season for Dickies 500 runner-up Kenseth.

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

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

Positions gained by Ricky Rudd in the Dickies 500 to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

Juan Pablo Montoya‘s finishing position at the Dickies 500, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the 15th time this season.

Lead changes among 12 drivers at Texas.

Top-10 finishes for Jeff Gordon after a seventh-place run at Texas. He needs one more to tie the modern-era record of 29 set by Dale Jarrett in 1999.

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

Career Cup victory for Sunday’s winner Johnson in 217 starts.

Cars running at the end of the race at Texas; 16 of those were on the lead lap.

David Reutimann‘s finishing position in the Dickies 500. He completed 90 laps before retiring due to a blown engine.

Average race speed in mph.

Laps led by Kyle Busch, the most of any driver. Busch finished the race in the fourth position.

Career Cup wins for Rick Hendrick after Johnson’s trip to victory lane.

Laps in the Dickies 500, equaling 501 miles.

Estimated crowd in attendance at Texas Speedway on Sunday.

Johnson’s purse for winning the Dickies 500.

Total purse for the Dickies 500.

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