2008 ARCA Racing: By the Numbers 5.....Record setting number of different drivers who came into the final race of the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series at Toledo Speedway with a chance to win the championship. 6.....Number of race wins by Justin ...
2008 ARCA Racing: By the Numbers
5.....Record setting number of different drivers who came into the final race of the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series at Toledo Speedway with a chance to win the championship.
6.....Number of race wins by Justin Allgaier, who broke Frank Kimmel's streak of eight consecutive (nine overall) titles by earning the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship. Allgaier posted race wins on a variety of tracks on the diverse ARCA RE/MAX Series tour, including Salem, Cayuga, Pocono, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Talladega and Toledo. Six is also the number of SunTrust Rookie of the Year contenders who finished in the top-10 in the final point standings this season.
7.....Race wins in 2008 by Canton, Michigan's Paul Hahn en route to the 2008 ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series title, bringing his career total to 22.
10.....Different ARCA RE/MAX Series race winners in 2008, including Matt Hawkins, Scott Speed, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Matt Carter, Michael Annett, Justin Allgaier, Frank Kimmel, Scott Lagasse, Jr. and Justin Lofton.
17.....Number of consecutive years that Frank Kimmel has finished in the top-10 in the final ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings. Kimmel's career has included an unprecedented nine driving championships (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) and a Series' leading 9,958 laps led in 184 races among 74 career victories. He finished second in the 2008 point standings during his first year as a car owner/driver.
20.....Approximate number of cases of Red Bull that the No. 2 Eddie Sharp Racing team went through each race weekend while stocking the fridge next to their hauler. The supply usually consisted of ten cases of Red Bull and ten cases of Sugar Free Red Bull.
38.....Days until the 2009 Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona Int'l Speedway.
62.75.....Average percentage of green flag laps during ARCA RE/MAX Series races in 2008.
95.....Age of ARCA Matriarch Mildred Marcum upon her upcoming January birthday. Marcum founded ARCA in 1953 with her husband John Marcum and still works at the ARCA Home Office in Temperance, Michigan, on a daily basis.
100.....Total career ARCA sanctioned feature wins by Flat Rock-Toledo Speedway racer Ron Allen in ARCA Late Model, Street Stock and Sportsman division racing. Other drivers with more than 100 career race wins include Joey Fair and Bob Studt.
110.....Number of ARCA-sanctioned events in 2008; spread out among the ARCA RE/MAX Series, ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series, Flat Rock Speedway, Toledo Speedway and demolition derby racing at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Michigan. The number does not include ARCA West-sanctioned events.
161.....Number of drivers that made ARCA RE/MAX Series starts in 2008. Drivers in the Series represented 31 U.S. states and four countries, including Canada, France, Belgium and Scotland. A total of 203 drivers attempted to make ARCA RE/MAX Series race events.
407.....Number of laps that Scott Speed led in 2008, spread out among 14 races, to clinch the Aaron's Lap Leader award for Eddie Sharp Racing. Frank Kimmel and Tim Steele, who are ranked first and second among all time lap leaders, both have multiple seasons which they have led 1,000 laps or more in a single season of competition. Steele led 1,513 laps in 20 races in 1996 and 1,412 laps in 19 races in 1997. Kimmel led a career high 1,474 laps in 20 races in 2001 and went on to lead more than 1,000 laps in 2002, 2003 and 2004. In 2005, Joey Miller earned the lap leader award in his rookie season of ARCA RE/MAX Series competition with 1,002 laps led in 15 races.
1,159.....Racecars inspected by ARCA RE/MAX Series officials in 2008.
3,042.....Number of people who have signed up for ARCA Nation, the community-based social networking enhancement to arcaracing.com that allows fans, teams, sponsors and ARCA to communicate in real time.
3,406.....Miles of ARCA RE/MAX Series racing in 2008, spread out among 21 events.
30, 424.....Highway miles logged by a typical full time Concord, North Carolina-based race team transporter driver to get to and from ARCA RE/MAX Series race events in 2008.
$3,607,850.....Total prize, point and contingency money paid to ARCA RE/MAX Series race teams this year.