THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP

THE HEAT INDEX

(Last 3races)

RED HOT                                                                 ICE COLD

1—Tony Stewart                  484                                          1—Kyle Petty                        182

2—Greg Biffle                       469                                          2—Sterling Marlin                200

3—Kasey Kahne                   451                                          3—Mike Bliss                       213

4—Jamie McMurray            439                                          4—Scott Riggs                      227

5—Kevin Harvick                  413                                          5—Brian Vickers                  236

6—Jeff Gordon                     411                                          6—Scott Wimmer                243

7—Elliott Sadler                    404                                          7—Casey Mears                  246

8—Da;e Earnhardt Jr.          386                                          8—Mike Wallace                   256

9—Ryan Newman                 376                                          9—Dave Blaney                     264

10—Michael Waltrip             369                                          10—Travis Kvapil                 264

 

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              21            +19                          1—Bobby Labonte               31            7              -24

2—Carl Edwards (99 car)    13            29            +16                          2—Matt Kenseth                  21            4              -17

3—Michael Waltrip               17            30            +13                          3—Earnhardt Jr.                   11            1              -10

4—Scott Riggs                      23            34            +11                          4—Casey Mears                  25            18            -7

5—Elliott Sadler                    4              10            +6                            4—Mike Bliss (0 car)           29            22            -7

6—Joe Nemechek               20            25            +5                            4—Travis Kvapil (77 car)     33            26            -7

                                                                                                                4—Scott Wimmer                34            27            -7

 

2005 RACE TO THE CHASE
After Race #11 of 26:  Richmond #1

Races Left to the Chase:  15 (58%)

 

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/Pos. 1—2—3                   5s            10s          10s       Penalty Pts

 

1/1/2-Johnson       1562        --            +218        +229        40/43       -73           302/E       1—2—1                   5              8              1              45-25

2/3/21-Biffle           1521        -41           +177        +188        6/150       +21          469/+1     3—0—1                   4              7              1              50-0

3/2/3-JGordon       1438        -124         +94          +105        39/46       -83           411/+1     3—1—0                   5              5              2              40-0

4/5/10-ESadler       1413        -149         +69          +80          7/146       +17          404/+1     0—1—0                   1              6              0              15-0

5/4/9-KuBusch       1407        -155         +63          +74          17/117     -12           320/-3      1—1—2                   4              6              2              40-0

6/7/5-Stewart        1397        -165         +53          +64          2/175       +46          484/+8     0—2—1                   3              6              0              35-0

7/10/6-Newman     1370        -192         +26          +37          3/165       +36          376/E       0—0—1                   3              5              1              35-0

8/11/8-Harvick       1364        -198         +20          +31          5/160       +31          413/+3     1—0—0                   3              4              0              25-0

9/8/13-McMurray  1351        -211         +7            +18          10/134     +5            439/+6     0—0—0                   3              5              0              0-0

10/6/12-Martin       1344        -218         --             +11          15/118     -11           347/-4      0—0—1                   3              5              0              20-0

                                                                                                                Gain

                                                                                                                10th

11/9/1-ErnhrdtJr   1333        -229         -11           --             14/121     -16           386/+1     0—0—1                   3              5              1              10-0

12/14/14-RWallace 1290        -272         -54           -43           19/106     -33           330/-2      0—0—0                   1              4              1              15-0

13/13/29-Edwards 1289        -273         -55           -44           21/100     -39           310/-5      1—0—0                   2              4              1              15-0

14/12/17-Jarrett    1264        -298         -80           -69           34/61       -78           317/-1      0—0—0                   1              2              1              5-0

15/19/11-Kahne     1261        -301         -83           -72           1/190       +54          451/+5     1—1—1                   4              4              3              20-0

16/15/16-Mayfield 1257        -305         -87           -76           13/124     -15           353/E       0—0—0                   1              1              0              25-0

17/17/30-Waltrip    1235        -327         -109         -98           9/138       -1             369/+1     0—1—1                   2              5              3              25-0

18/16/19-JBurton  1228        -334         -116         -105         16/115     -24           349/-1      0—0—1                   1              2              1              5-0

19/18/15-Marlin     1168        -394         -176         -165         23/94       -45           200/-10    0—0—0                   1              3              3              20-0

20/20/25-Nemchek1112       -450         -232         -221         18/109     -30           319/+4     0—0—0                   0              2              2              25-0

21/24/4-Kenseth   1097        -465         -247         -236         12/132     -7             352/+7     0—0—0                   0              1              1              30-0

22/27/20-KyBusch 1086        -476         -258         -247         4/160       +21          294/+3     0—1—0                   2              3              3              10-0

23/21/34-Riggs      1074        -488         -270         -259         26/85       -54           227/-4      0—0—0                   1              3              1              10-0

24/22/24-Blaney     1062        -500         -282         -271         27/82       -57           264/-3      0—0—0                   0              1              2              10-0

25/25/18-Mears     1037        -525         -307         -296         28/79       -60           246/+1     0—1—0                   1              2              2              5-0

26/23/23-Vickers  1034        -528         -310         -299         32/67       -72           236/-3      0—0—0                   1              2              4              15-0

27/31/28-Rudd       986          -576         -358         -347         11/130     -9             327/+4     0—0—0                   0              2              2              0-0

28/29/31-Schrader980          -582         -364         -353         30/73       -66           329/+4     0—0—0                   0              1              3              15-0

29/26/22-Bliss        980          -582         -364         -353         37/52       -87           213/-2      0—0—0                   0              0              4              0-0

30/28/32-Petty       978          -584         -366         -355         33/69       -70           182/-8      0—0—0                   0              1              2              25-0

31/33/7-BLabonte 968          -594         -376         -365         8/142       +3            353/+3     0—0—0                   0              2              4              10-0

32/30/35-JGreen  963          -599         -381         -370         24/91       -48           276/-3      0—0—0                   0              0              1              10-0

33/32/26-Kvapil      932          -630         -412         -401         22/97       -42           264/-3      0—0—0                   0              1              1              5-0

34/35/27-Wimmer 870          -692         -474         -463         20/103     -36           243/-1      0—0—0                   0              0              2              10-0

35/34/36-MWallace853          -709         -491         -480         29/76       -63           256/+1     0—0—0                   0              0              3              20-0

 

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 10 races)

 

2005                                        2004                                        2003                                                        2002

1 J Johnson          1562        1 Earnhardt Jr.  1643            1 M Kenseth    1619                             1 S Marlin              1645

10 M Martin           1344        10 E Sadler        1377            10 S Marlin       1259                             10 R Rudd              1330

19 teams within 400 pts     14 teams within 400            12 teams within 400                            12 teams within 400

8 teams with 156 of 10th      5 teams within 156 of 10th 11 teams with 156 of 10th                    5 teams within 156 of 10th

 

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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