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    Posted: 25 Sep 2006 at 10:49am
Statistics, facts and figures dominate any sport and NASCAR is no different. Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Bobby Labonte battle for supremacy in the Atlanta Motor Speedway record books, with Labonte the leader in money won at AMS and Earnhardt recording the most wins at the 1.54-mile quad-oval.

Below is a numerical look at some interesting historical feats, facts and figures at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • 0.008 seconds: Margin of victory for Ron Hornaday over Bobby Labonte in the Craftsman Truck race in March, 2005.
  • 3 hours, 3 minutes, 3 seconds in the No. 3 Chevrolet: Dale Earnhardt's record time for a 500-mile Cup race at AMS on November 12, 1995.
  • 5: Degrees of banking on straightaways at AMS.
  • 8: Record number of poles for Buddy Baker.
  • 7: Of the 10 drivers in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, seven drive Chevrolets.
  • 9: Wins for Dale Earnhardt in a Chevrolet; the most of any competitor at AMS.
  • 24: Degrees of banking in the turns at AMS.
  • 45: Record number of lead changes at AMS in 1982.
  • 48: Number of victories for General Motors in 94 Cup races at AMS
  • 133.870 mph: Speed Fireball Roberts won the pole with in the 1960 Dixie 300, the first race at AMS.
  • 197.478 mph: Fastest qualifying time recorded at non-restrictor plate race by Geoffrey Bodine in November, 1997 at AMS.
  • 200: The number of dollars Junior Johnson brought home for his 43rd-place finish in the Dixie 300 in 1960. Bobby Labonte collected $103,725 for his 43rd-place effort in the Golden Corral 500 in March, 2006.
  • 1,080: The number of miles that will be raced at AMS for the Oct. 27-29 Bass Pro Shops 500 race weekend.
  • 2,332 feet: Length of the frontstretch at AMS.
  • 3,378: Total laps led by Cale Yarborough at AMS, the most among all drivers.
  • $2,598,337: Total earnings for Bobby Labonte at AMS.

Great seats for the Bass Pro Shops 500 NEXTEL Cup race weekend are still available and are available by calling the AMS ticket office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-421

Edited by jbrady - 20 Oct 2006 at 1:00pm
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