THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP

2005 RACE TO THE CHASE:  

 

THE HEAT INDEX

(Last 5 Races)

RED HOT                                                                                 ICE COLD

1—Greg Biffle                       753                                          1—Sterling Marlin                365

2—Kyle Busch                      726                                          2—Jeff Gordon                     375

3—Carl Edwards                 725                                          3—Ricky Rudd                      379

4—Mark Martin                    678                                          3—Mike Wallace                   379

5—Rusty Wallace                 664                                          5—Dave Blaney                     380

6—Elliott Sadler                    656                                          6—Kyle Petty                        405

7—Jimmie Johnson            654                                          7—Mike Bliss                       419

8—Ryan Newman                 651                                          8—Scott Wimmer                437

9—Tony Stewart                  640                                          9—Casey Mears                  450

10—Michael Waltrip             633                                          10—Ken Schrader                455

 

THE TURNAROUNDS

(Position in Race to the Chase Versus Last Year at this time)

GOOD TURNS                                                                                         BAD TURNS

Rank-Driver                           05            04            Diff.                         Rank-Driver                           05            04            Diff.

1—Greg Biffle                       2              23            +21                          1—Bobby Labonte               26            4              -22

2—Carl Edwards (99 car)    4              24            +20                          2—Matt Kenseth                 21            3              -18

3—Mark Martin                    5              16            +11                          3—Dale Earnhardt Jr.          17            2              -15

4—Joe Nemechek               19            28            +9                            4—Kasey Kahne                   20            11            -9

5—Michael Waltrip               14            22            +8                            5—Casey Mears                  25            17            -8

                                                                                                                5—Scott Wimmer                34            26            -8

 

2005 RACE TO THE CHASE
After Race #15 of 26:  Michigan #1

Races Left to the Chase:  11 (42%)

 

05/LW/04                Season  Out of     Out of     Out of     LastRce Gain        Last 5     Finishes                Top         Top         Bottom   Bonus-

Driver                     Pts.         1st            10th          11th          Fin/Pts    11th          Pts/Gain 1—2—3                   5s            10s          10s          Penalty Pts

 

1/1/1-Johnson       2173        --            +370        +374        19/111     -7             654/E       2—2—1                   7              11            1              60-25

2/2/23-Biffle           2124        -49           +321        +325        1/185       +67          753/+1     5—0—1                   6              10            1              70-0

3/3/7-ESadler         1923        -250         +120        +124        8/142       +24          656/+2     0—1—0                   1              8              0              25-0

4/4/24-Edwards     1914        -259         +111        +115        5/155       +37          725/+9     2—0—1                   5              7              1              25-0

5/5/16-Martin         1904        -269         +101        +105        3/170       +52          678/+1     0—0—3                   5              8              0              25-0

6/10/5-Stewart      1862        -311         +59          +63          2/180       +54          640/+1     0—3—1                   4              7              0              45-0

7/6/9-Newman       1856        -317         +53          +57          15/123     +23          651/+3     0—0—1                   4              7              2              45-0

8/8/15-RWallace     1848        -325         +45          +49          10/134     +16          664/+6     0—0—0                   2              7              1              20-0

9/11/8-KuBusch     1813        -360         +10          +14          12/132     +14          523/-5      1—1—2                   4              7              3              50-0

10/7/10-Harvick     1803        -370         --             +4            25/88       -30           599/+1     1—0—0                   3              5              0              35-0

                                                                                                                Gain

                                                                                                                10th

11/12/13-McMurry1799        -374         -4             --             13/129     +8            582/-3      0—0—0                   3              6              0              5-0

 

12/9/6-JGordon     1767        -406         -36           -32           32/67       -54           375/-10    3—1—0                   5              6              3              45-0

13/13/12-Mayfield 1756        -417         -47           -43           22/97       -24           623/+2     0—0—0                   2              2              0              25-0

14/15/22-Waltrip    1730        -443         -73           -69           7/151       +30          633/+3     0—1—1                   3              7              4              40-0

15/14/14-Jarrett    1715        -458         -88           -84           24/91       -30           512/-3      0—0—0                   1              3              1              5-0

16/17/20-JBurton 1688        -485         -115         -111         11/130     +9            575/E       0—0—1                   1              2              1              5-0

17/16/2-EnrhrdtJr 1670        -503         -133         -129         17/112     -9             458/-8      0—0—1                   3              5              1              10-0

18/18/21-KyBusch 1652        -521         -151         -147         9/138       +17          726/+9     0—2—0                   4              6              3              20-25

19/20/28-Nemche  1628        -545         -175         -171         6/155       +34          625/+1     0—1—1                   1              4              2              35-0

20/19/11-Kahne     1600        -573         -203         -199         18/109     -12           529/-1      1—1—1                   4              4              4              25-0

21/24/3-Kenseth   1522        -651         -281         -277         4/160       +39          557/+3     0—0—0                   1              3              2              30-0

22/21/19-Vickers  1484        -689         -319         -315         41/40       +6            517/+1     0—1—0                   2              4              5              35-0

23/23/30-Riggs      1456        -717         -347         -343         23/94       -27           467/-2      0—0—0                   1              3              2              10-0

24/22/18-Marlin     1439        -734         -364         -360         40/43       -78           365/-6      0—0—0                   1              3              5              20-0

25/25/17-Mears     1408        -765         -395         -391         21/105     -16           450/E       0—1—0                   1              2              3              15-0

26/29/4-BLabonte 1398        -775         -405         -401         14/121     E             572/+7     0—1—0                   1              3              5              15-0

27/28/32-Schrade  1362        -811         -441         -437         28/79       -42           455/+2     0—0—0                   0              2              4              25-0

28/26/29-Blaney     1360        -813         -443         -439         29/76       -45           380/-6      0—0—0                   0              1              3              10-0

29/30/25-Bliss        1347        -826         -456         -452         27/82       -39           419/-3      0—0—0                   0              0              5              0-0

30/27/35-JGreen   1333        -840         -470         -466         38/49       -72           461/+1     0—0—0                   0              0              2              10-0

31/31/34-Petty       1314        -859         -489         -485         30/73       -48           405/-3      0—0—0                   0              1              3              30-0

32/32/29-Kvapil      1313        -860         -490         -486         26/85       -36           478/E       0—0—0                   0              1              1              10-0

33/33/27-Rudd       1235        -938         -568         -564         33/64       -57           379/-3      0—0—0                   0              2              4              5-0

34/35/26-Wimmer 1204        -969         -599         -595         16/115     -6             437/+1     0—0—0                   0              0              3              10-0

35/34/36-MWallace1156        -1017       -647         -643         43/34       -87           379/-1      0—0—0                   0              0              4              25-0

 

LEADER PACE

(The likelihood of the 400-point Wild Card will be determined by the pace set by the leader after 26 races. Here is the pace after 15 races)

 

2005                                        2004                                        *2003                                                       *2002

1 J Johnson          2173        1 J Johnson      2220            1 M Kenseth    2275                             1 S Marlin              2164

10 K Harvick          -370         10 K Harvick      -373             10 M Martin      -535                              10 B Elliott              -339

11 teams within 400 pts     11 teams within 400            6 teams within 400                              12 teams within 400

8 teams with 156 of 10th      4 teams within 156 of 10th 6 teams with 156 of 10th                      4 teams within 156 of 10th

 

·          Chase for the Nextel Cup format not in effect

 

 

MAY PERFORMANCE (4 Races:  Talladega, Darlington, Richmond, Charlotte)

Driver                                     Pts.             Start of Month       Month Finish                   Spots Gained/Lost

1—Greg Biffle                       624                          3                              2                              +1

2—Tony Stewart                  575                          14                            6                              +8

3—Kasey Kahne                   541                          20                            16                            +4

4—Jamie McMurray            539                          15                            9                              +6

5—Ryan Newman                 536                          7                              4                              +3

6—Kevin Harvick                  534                          11                            7                              +4

7—Elliott Sadler                    533                          5                              3                              +2

8—Bobby Labonte                               528                          34                            24                            +10

9—Jeremy Mayfield            513                          16                            13                            +3

10—Jeff Gordon                   489                          4                              5                              -1

11—Jimmie Johnson          487                          1                              1                              E

12—Carl Edwards                                480                          8                              8                              E

13—Ken Schrader                                472                          32                            26                            +6

14—Rusty Wallace                               469                          10                            11                            -1

15—Dale Jarrett                   459                          13                            14                            -1

16—Dale Earnhardt Jr.        450                          12                            15                            -3

17—Jeff Burton                    446                          17                            17                            E

18—Joe Nemechek             433                          24                            19                            +5

19—Michael Waltrip             429                          18                            18                            E

20—Mark Martin                  426                          6                              12                            -6

21—Jeff Green                     406                          29                            31                            +2

22—Matt Kenseth                                401                          28                            23                            +5

23—Ricky Rudd                    390                          31                            32                            -1

24—Kyle Busch                    387                          25                            22                            +3

25—Mike Wallace                 371                          36                            34                            +2

26—Kurt Busch                    354                          2                              10                            -8

27—Dave Blaney                   340                          21                            25                            -4

28—Travis Kvapil                 336                          30                            33                            -3

29—Scott Wimmer                              334                          33                            35                            -2

30—Scott Riggs                    333                          19                            21                            -2

31—Mike Bliss                     331                          27                            29                            -2

32—Brian Vickers                                319                          23                            27                            -4

33—Casey Mears                                312                          26                            28                            -2

34—Kyle Petty                      299                          22                            30                            -8

35—Sterling Marlin              246                          9                              20                            -11

 

APRIL PERFORMANCE  (4 Races:  Bristol, Martinsville, Texas, Phoenix)

Driver                                     Pts.              Start of Month       Month Finish                  Spots Gained/Lost

1—Earnhardt Jr.                   582                          26                            12                            +14

2—Jimmie Johnson            580                          1                              1                              E

3—Jeff Gordon                     563                          12                            4                              +8

4—Sterling Marlin                                530                          16                            9                              +7

5—Elliott Sadler                    527                          8                              5                              +3

6—Michael Waltrip                               514                          27                            18                            +9

7—Kurt Busch                      510                          4                              2                              +2

8—Jeremy Mayfield            494                          21                            16                            +5

9—Dale Jarrett                     491                          15                            13                            +2

10—Rusty Wallace                               483                          9                              10                            -1

11—Kevin Harvick                                482                          11                            11                            E

12—Ryan Newman                               479                          6                              7                              -1

13—Jeff Burton                    462                          20                            17                            +3

14—Kasey Kahne                 461                          28                            20                            +8

15—Mark Martin                  458                          5                              6                              -1

16—Greg Biffle                     454                          2                              3                              -1

17—Joe Nemechek             444                          29                            24                            +5

18—Jamie McMurray          437                          10                            15                            -5

18—Ricky Rudd                    437                          39                            31                            +8

20—Kyle Petty                      417                          24                            22                            +2

21—Scott Riggs                    415                          18                            19                            -1

22—Brian Vickers                                406                          22                            23                            -1

22—Matt Kenseth                                406                          31                            28                            +3

24—Tony Stewart                                399                          7                              14                            -7

25—Carl Edwards                                386                          3                              8                              -5

26—Kyle Busch                    372                          19                            25                            -6

27—Bobby Labonte             365                          37                            34                            +3

28—Casey Mears                                357                          17                            26                            -9

29—Travis Kvapil                 344                          32                            30                            +2

30—Dave Blaney                   340                          14                            21                            -7

31—Ken Schrader                                338                          33                            32                            +1

32—Mike Bliss                     307                          13                            27                            -14

32—Jeff Green                     307                          23                            29                            -6

32—Jason Leffler                                307                          34                            35                            -1

35—Scott Wimmer                              261                          25                            33                            -8                                            


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