Unofficial 2011 Owners Points - for first five races

RED - out of ther top-35 in 2010 owners points
not guaranteed a starting spot for 1st FIVE races of 2011

BLUE - owner number change or new driver in that car for 2011

Rank Car# 2011 Driver Owner 2010
Owners
Points
2010
Race
Attempts/
Starts
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Jeff Gordon 6,622 36
2 11 Denny Hamlin J D Gibbs 6,583 36
3 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress 6,581 36
4 99 Carl Edwards Jack Roush 6,393 36
5 17 Matt Kenseth John Henry 6,294 36
6 16 Greg Biffle Jack Roush 6,247 36
7 14 Tony Stewart Margaret Haas 6,221 36
8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs 6,182 36
9 24 Jeff Gordon Rick Hendrick 6,176 36
10 33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress 6,155 36
11 22 [was 2] Kurt Busch Walter Czarnecki 6,142 36
12 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress 6,033 36
13 5 Mark Martin Mary Hendrick 4,364 36
14 1 Jamie McMurray Teresa Earnhardt 4,325 36
15 39 Ryan Newman Tony Stewart 4,302 36
16 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs 4,185 36
17 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi 4,118 36
18 00 David Reutimann Rob Kauffman 4,024 36
19 43 A J Allmendinger Richard Petty 3,998 36
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rick Hendrick 3,953 36
21 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty 3,948 36
22 56 Martin Truex Jr. Michael Waltrip 3,916 36
23 71 [was 98] Andy Lally Richard Petty 3,776 36
24 6 David Ragan John Henry 3,599 36
25 83 Brian Vickers Dietrich Mateschitz 3,502 36
26 2 [was 12] Brad Keselowski Roger Penske 3,485 36
27 47 Bobby Labonte Tad Geschickter 3,422 36
28 21 [was 19] Trevor Bayne Richard Petty 3,234 36
29 78 Regan Smith Barney Vissar 3,229 36
30 77 Steven Wallace Roger Penske 3,214 36
31 4 [was 82] Kasey Kahne Dietrich Mateschitz 3,178 36
32 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon 2,587 36
33 34 [was 37] David Gilliland Bob Jenkins 2,579 36
34 37 [was 34] Robert Richardson Jr. Bob Jenkins 2,564 36
35 27 [was 71] Paul Menard Thomas Pumpelly 2,549 36
36 38 Travis Kvapil Bob Jenkins 2,454 36
37 26 unknown plans Bill Jenkins 2,329 36
38 13 Casey Mears Bob Germain 1,994 36
39 09 Bill Elliott [PC2] James Finch 1,889 36
40 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin 1,737 36
41 87 Joe Nemechek Andrea Nemechek 1,510 36
42 46 J.J. Yeley Dusty Whitney 1,393 36
43 55 not running Randy Humphrey 1,281 34
44 66 Michael DcDowell Phil Parsons 1,241 36
45 19 [was 21] closed Glen Wood 1,176 13
46 64 Derrike Cope Larry Gunselman 873 24
47 32 not running Cup Ralph Braun 389 11
48 90 Scott Riggs Raymond Key 304 7
49 10 Terry Labonte [PC] William Stavola 201 3
50 81 unknown plans Dusty Whitney 151 4
53 15 [was 51] Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip 109 1
54 92 Brian Keselowski Brian Keselowski 61 4
55 02 Brandon Ash Kenneth Wood 53 2
56 97 Kevin Conway Andrea Nemechek 35 2
63 57 Norm Benning Norm Benning 4 1
new
team
32 Terry Labonte [PC1]
Mike Skinner
Frankie Stoddard 0 0
new
team
60 Todd Bodine Bob Germain 0 0
new
team
95 David Starr Bob Leavine 0 0

compiled and adjusted by Jayski


    this is of course...UNOFFICIAL

  • Starting Lineup Rules: NASCAR instituted a new procedure that started in 2005 for establishing the starting race field in the NASCAR Cup Series.

    Starting positions one through 42 in the Sprint Cup Series still will be determined by qualifying speed, the new system will assure the highest-ranked 35 positions of the Sprint Cup Series owner championship points that have entered the event prior to the entry deadline one of those starting positions in the field, providing they have made an attempt to qualify [which usually means the team at least practiced and made an effort to qualify].

    The remaining seven positions will be assigned to those drivers with the fastest qualifying speeds whose car owners are not among the top 35. The final starting position  the champion's provisional  can be utilized by a car owner whose driver is a current or past NASCAR Sprint Cup champion who participated as a driver during the previous season and was entered in the event for that owner in that car prior to the entry deadline [usually 13 days before the race]. If there is more than one series champion vying for the position, it will be given to the most recent series champion [so Terry Labonte (1996) would get the spot over Bill Elliott (1988)].

    If the final provisional starting position  43rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup  is not filled by a current or past series champion, it will be assigned to the next eligible car owner according to qualifying results.

    Through the first five races of the season for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the top 35 in the NNCS of the previous season owner championship points entered in the event prior to the entry deadline will be assured one of the 42 starting positions in the field, provided they have made an attempt to qualify. From the sixth race on, the current owner championship points will be used to determine the top 35 each race week. In the event that conditions prevent qualifying from being run, starting positions will be assigned according to the respective series' Rule Book.


    Qualifying Cancelled? so what happens if qualifying is cancelled?

    If it is the first five races of the season, the previous season OWNERS points are used:

    #1) - Previous season Owner Points [position 1-35][top 35 teams do NOT need to attempt ALL the races]
    #2) - Race winners from the previous and current season not already in the field
    #3) - ALL Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 or 2
    #4) - Current season Owner Points [Top 35][not in by rules 1-3]
    #5) - Current season race attempts ties broken by current owners points standings [not in by rules 1-4]
    (if the first race of season, would be race attempts from the previous season)

    After the 5th race of the season, the current season OWNERS points are used:
    #1) - First 35 by current Owner Points [position 1-35][top 35 teams do NOT need to attempt ALL the races]
    #2) - Last Years Cup Champ or the Event Champion if not already in the field
    #3) - Car Owners whose team has won in the previous and current season not already in the field
    #4) - Drivers who have won in the previous and current season not already in the field
    #5) - ALL Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 thru 4 [is NOT charged against the 6 past champ provisionals]
    #6) - Qualifying Attempts [not starts] with Owners points as the tie breaker
    #7) - Qualifying Order Position
    (all above apply as long as the team was entered by the entry deadline - usually 7-13 days before the race)


    The Daytona 500 is a different with the Qualifying Races,
    but the Top 35 are still guaranteed a starting spot
    , see the rules on my Daytona International Speedway Track News page.

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