1) There we no crashes. In fact I think there were only 1-2 yellow flags, both times for debris/inspection.
2) There were 25 cars within 1 second behind the leader (Marco Andretti 39.717seconds) with 26th (Enrique Bernoldi 40.7280) being off only one tenth more than a second down.
Side Note.... One of these things is not like the others...
Dreyer and Reinbold's Cars
Buddy Rice - 224.170mph
Townsend Bell - 222.583mph
Milka Duno - 217.412mph