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Numbers Game: 2007 Ford 400 at Homestead

Matt Kenseth‘s margin of victory over Kurt Busch in the Ford 400 (in seconds).

Consecutive Nextel Cup championships for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s team of Hendrick Motorsports.

Win of the 2007 season for Kenseth, and the first with crew chief Robbie Reiser this season – Kenseth’s earlier win at California came with Reiser suspended and not at the track.

Cars dropped to the rear of the field before the start of racing at Homestead.
(No. 8 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a transmission change; No. 06 – Sam Hornish Jr. for an engine change; No. 36 – Johnny Benson for an engine change)

3 hours, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
Time it took to complete the Ford 400.

Bud Pole of 2007 for Johnson after taking the top starting spot in Homestead, with a speed of 176.788 mph.

Number of cars that failed to make the starting field for Sunday’s race.
(No. 4 – Todd Bodine; No. 49 – John Andretti; No. 55 – Michael Waltrip; No. 78 – Joe Nemechek; No. 84 – AJ Allmendinger; No. 08 – Burney Lamar)

Caution flags for a total of 32 laps Sunday.

Number of times Kenseth led the Ford 400.

David Ragan‘s finishing position at Homestead, earning him Rookie of the Race honors for the 14th time this season.

Top-10 finishes this season for Ford 400 runner-up Kurt Busch, who moved up three places to finish seventh in the standings.

Number of times Juan Pablo Montoya earned Rookie of the Race honors en route to winning the title of 2007 Raybestos Rookie of the Year.

Career Cup victory for Sunday’s winner Kenseth in 292 starts.

Ricky Rudd‘s finishing position on Sunday in the Ford 400. Rudd made the 906th and final start of his 32-year Cup career; Ricky, you will be missed!

Top-10 finishes this season for Homestead winner Kenseth.

Lead changes among 11 drivers at Homestead.

Penalties handed down by NASCAR during the running of the Ford 400.

Positions gained by Denny Hamlin Sunday to win the USG Improving the Finish Award.

Top-10 finishes for Jeff Gordon after a fourth-place run at Homestead, setting a modern-era record for most top 10s in a single season.

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

Benson’s finishing position on Sunday. He was only able to complete 73 laps before retiring from the event with a blown engine.

Career Cup wins for the now retired Robert Yates. After 19 years as a successful team owner, the Ford 400 at Homestead was Yates’s final race. We’ll miss you, Robert!

Points that Johnson beat Gordon by to win the Nextel Cup championship.

Career Cup wins for Jack Roush after Kenseth’s trip to victory lane.

Average race speed in mph.

Laps led by Ford 400 winner Kenseth on Sunday, the most of any driver.

Laps in the Ford 400, equaling 400.5 miles.

Estimated crowd in attendance at Homestead on Sunday.

Kenseth’s purse for winning the Ford 400.

Total purse for the Ford 400.

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