THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP

2005 RACE TO THE CHASE:  AT HALFWAY, MANY CONTENDERS

 

THE HEAT INDEX

(Last 3races)

RED HOT                                                                 ICE COLD

1—Greg Biffle                       495                                          1—Jeff Gordon                     170

2—Ryan Newman                 467                                          2—Sterlng Marlin                 207

3—Kyle Busch                      428                                          3—Dave Blaney                     213

4—Elliott Sadler                    414                                          4—Casey Mears                  236

5—Jeremy Mayfield            405                                          4—Ricky Rudd                      236

6—Rusty Wallace                 400                                          6—Scott Wimmer                267

7—Jimmie Johnson            393                                          7—Ken Schrader                  268

8—Carl Edwards                  385                                          8—Mike Wallace                   270

9—Tony Stewart                  384                                          9—Mike Bliss                       279

10—Kevn Harvick                 369                                          10—Travis Kvapil                 281

                                                                                               

 

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              25            +23                          1—Bobby Labonte               29            8              -21

2—Carl Edwards (99 car)    9              24            +15                          2—Matt Kenseth                  22            3              -19

3—Scott Riggs                      20            33            +13                          3—Dale Earnhardt Jr.          15            1              -14

4—Kyle Petty                        26            34            +8                            4—Casey Mears                  27            17            -10

5—Mark Martin                    6              13            +7                            4—Scott Wimmer                36            26            -10

5—Rusty Wallace                 7              14            +7                            6—Jeff Gordon                     11            5              -6

7—Ryan Newman                 4              10            +6                            6—Kasey Kahne                   18            12            -6

7—Joe Nemechek               21            27            +6

 

 

2005 RACE TO THE CHASE
After Race #13 of 26:  Dover #1

Races Left to the Chase:  13 (50%)

 

05/LW/04                                Season  Out of     Out of     Out of     LastRce Gain        Last 3     Finishes                                Top         Top                Bottom   Bonus-

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

 

1/1/2-Johnson       1912        --            +339        +350        4/165       +32          393/E       2—2—1                   7              10            1              55-25

2/2/25-Biffle           1866        -46           +293        +304        1/190       +57          495/+1     4—0—1                   5              9              1              65-0

3/3/7-ESadler         1681        -231         +108        +119        10/139     +6            414/+2     0—1—0                   2              6              0              25-0

4/4/10-Newman     1672        -240         +99          +110        8/142       +9            467/+6     0—0—1                   5              6              1              40-0

5/6/4-Stewart        1606        -306         +33          +44          15/118     -15           384/+2     0—2—1                   3              6              0              35-0

6/12/13-Martin       1588        -324         +15          +26          3/165       +32          362/E       0—0—2                   4              6              0              20-0

7/11/14-RWallace   1584        -328         +11          +22          5/155       +22          400/+7     0—0—0                   2              6              1              20-0

8/10/6-KuBusch     1579        -333         +6            +17          9/138       +5            289/-4      1—1—2                   5              6              3              40-0

9/8/24-Edwards     1574        -338         +1            +12          16/115     -18           385/+4     1—0—1                   3              5              1              20-0

10/7/9-Harvick       1573        -339         --             +11          25/88       -45           369/+1     1—0—0                   3              4              0              25-0

                                                                                                                Gain

                                                                                                                10th

11/5/5-JGordon     1562        -350         -11           --             39/46       -86           170/-9      3—1—0                   5              5              3              45-0

12/13/15-Mayfield 1538        -374         -35           -24           14/121     -11           405/+3     0—0—0                   2              2              0              25-0

13/9/11-McMurray1536        -376         -37           -26           26/85       -47           319/-5      0—0—0                   3              5              0              0-0

14/14/16-Jarrett    1500        -412         -73           -62           23/94       -38           297/-2      0—0—0                   1              3              1              5-0

15/15/1-ErnhrdtJr 1494        -418         -79           -68           22/97       -35           282/-6      0—0—1                   3              5              1              10-0

16/17/19-JBurton  1452        -460         -121         -110         12/127     -5             339/E       0—0—1                   1              2              1              5-0

17/18/20-Waltrip    1419        -493         -154         -143         13/124     -8             322/E       0—1—1                   2              5              4              30-0

18/16/12-Kahne     1409        -503         -164         -153         35/58       -74           338/+1     1—1—1                   4              4              4              25-0

19/22/21-KyBusch 1354        -558         -219         -208         2/175       +43          428/+8     0—2—0                   3              4              3              20-25

20/21/33-Riggs      1310        -602         -263         -252         11/130     -2             321/+1     0—0—0                   1              3              1              10-0

21/19/27-Nemchek1308       -604         -265         -254         27/82       -50           305/-1      0—0—0                   0              2              2              30-0

22/23/3-Kenseth   1295        -617         -278         -267         7/146       +14          330/+2     0—0—0                   2              1              2              30-0

23/20/18-Marlin     1281        -631         -292         -281         32/67       -65           207/-5      0—0—0                   1              3              4              20-0

24/27/23-Vickers  1264        -648         -309         -298         6/150       +18          297/-1      0—0—0                   2              2              4              25-0

25/29/22-Bliss        1207        -705         -366         -355         18/109     -23           279/+1     0—0—0                   0              0              4              0-0

26/30/34-Petty       1201        -711         -372         -361         19/106     -26           292/+2     0—0—0                   0              1              2              30-0

27/28/17-Mears     1194        -718         -379         -368         24/91       -41           236/-2      0—1—0                   1              2              3              10-0

28/25/28-Blaney     1193        -719         -380         -369         36/55       -77           213/-6      0—0—0                   0              1              3              10-0

29/24/8-Blabonte   1192        -720         -381         -370         38/49       -83           366/+4     0—1—0                   1              3              5              15-0

30/26/32-Schrader1175        -737         -398         -387         37/52       -80           268/-1      0—0—0                   0              2              4              20-0

31/31/35-JGreen  1166        -746         -407         -396         30/73       -59           294/E       0—0—0                   0              0              1              10-0

32/33/29-Kvapil      1116        -796         -457         -446         17/112     -20           281/E       0—0—0                   0              1              1              10-0

33/32/30-Rudd       1092        -820         -481         -470         40/43       -89           236/-3      0—0—0                   0              2              4              5-0

34/33/36-MWallace1047        -865         -526         -515         28/79       -53           270/E       0—0—0                   0              0              3              20-0

35/35/26-Wimmer 1034        -878         -539         -528         31/70       -62           267/E       0—0—0                   0              0              2              10-0

 

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 13 races)

 

2005                                        2004                                        2003                                                        2002

1 J Johnson          1912        1 Earnhardt Jr.  1963            1 M Kenseth    1945                             1 S Marlin              1899

10 K Harvick          -339         10 R Newman     -367           10 R Gordon     -472                              10 R Rudd               -293

13 teams within 400 pts     10 teams within 400            8 teams within 400                              11 teams within 400

7 teams with 156 of 10th      5 teams within 156 of 10th 10 teams with 156 of 10th                    2 teams within 156 of 10th

 

 

HALFWAY PERFORMANCE  (Top 17 teams, selected by Top 10 and teams within 156 points of 10th place)

 

(By Manufacturer)

CHEVROLET           7              1—Johnson, 5-Stewart, 10-Harvick, 11-Jgordon, 15-Earnhardt Jr., 16-Jburton, 17-Waltrip

 

FORD                       6              2—Biffle, 3-Sadler, 6-Martin, 8-Ku Busch, 9-Edwards, 14-Jarrett

 

DODGE                    4              4—Newman, 7-Rwallace, 12-Mayfield, 13-McMurray

 

 (By Owner)

 

ROUSH                    4              2—Biffle, 6-Martin, 8-Ku Busch, 9-Edwards

 

HENDRICK               2              1—Johnson, 11-Jgordon

 

YATES                    2              3—Sadler, 14-Jarrett

 

PENSKE                   2              4—Newman, 7-Rwallace

 

CHILDRESS            2              10—Harvick, 16-Jburton

 

DEI                           2              15-Earnhardt Jr., 17-Waltrip

 

GIBBS                     1              5—Stewart

 

EVERNHAM            1              12-Mayfield

 

GANASSI                1              13-McMurray

 

 

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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