THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP

2005 RACE TO THE CHASE:  JUST ONE RACE TO HALFWAY

 

THE HEAT INDEX

(Last 3races)

RED HOT                                                                                 ICE COLD

1—Greg Biffle                       495                                          1—Sterling Marlin                185

2—Ryan Newman                 485                                          2—Casey Mears                  191

3—Kasey Kahne                   450                                          3—Kurt Busch                      203

4—Bobby Labonte               429                                          4—Travis Kvapil                   227

5—Carl Edwards                  413                                          5—Dave Blaney                     234

6—Kevin Harvick                  402                                          6—Scott Riggs                      246

7—Tony Stewart                  400                                          7—Michael Waltrip               259

8—Jamie McMurray            384                                          8—Kyle Petty                        265

9—Jimmie Johnson            379                                          9—Brian Vickers                  267

10—Elliott Sadler                  378                                          10—Matt Kenseth                274

 

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—Carl Edwards (99 car)    8              29            +21                          1—Matt Kenseth                  23            3              -20

2—Greg Biffle                       2              21            +19                          2—Bobby Labonte               24            6              -18

3—Scott Riggs                      21            34            +13                          3—Dale Earnhardt Jr.          15            1              -14

4—Michael Waltrip               18            24            +6                            4—Casey Mears                  28            16            -12

                                                                                                                5—Mike Bliss (0 car)           29            20            -9

                                                                                                                5—Scott Wimmer                35            26            -9

 

 

2005 RACE TO THE CHASE
After Race #12 of 26:  Charlotte #1

Races Left to the Chase:  14 (54%)

 

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                   10s          5s            10s          Penalty Pts

1/1/2-Johnson       1747        --            +306        +318        1/185       +89          379/E       2—2—1                   6              9              1              50-25

2/2/21-Biffle           1676        -71           +235        +247        6/155       +59          495/+2     3—0—1                   4              8              1              55-0

3/4/7-ESadler         1542        -205         +101        +113        13/129     +33          378/+2     0—1—0                   1              6              0              20-0

4/7/9-Newman       1530        -217         +89          +101        5/160       +64          485/+11   0—0—1                   4              6              1              40-0

5/3/4-JGordon       1516        -231         +75          +87          30/78       -18           299/+-2    3—1—0                   5              5              2              45-0

6/6/5-Stewart        1488        -259         +47          +59          24/91       -5             400/+1     0—2—1                   3              6              0              35-0

7/8/10-Harvick       1485        -262         +44          +56          14/121     +25          402/+1     1—0—0                   3              4              0              25-0

8/13/29-Edwards   1459        -288         +18          +30          3/170       +74          413/+6     1—0—1                   3              5              1              20-0

9/9/12-McMurray  1451        -296         +10          +22          21/100     +4            384/+1     0—0—0                   3              5              0              0-0

10/5/8-KuBusch     1441        -306         --             +12          43/34       -62           203/-8      1—1—2                   4              6              3              40-0

                                                                                                                Gain

                                                                                                                10th

11/12/13-RWallace 1429        -318         -12           --             10/139     +42          372/+2     0—0—0                   1              5              1              20-0

12/10/15-Martin     1423        -324         -18           -6             28/79       -18           357/-1      0—0—1                   3              5              0              20-0

13/16/14-Mayfield 1417        -330         -24           -12           4/160       +63          353/-1      0—0—0                   2              2              0              25-0

14/14/17-Jarrett    1406        -341         -35           -23           8/142       +45          321/-7      0—0—0                   1              3              1              5-0

15/11/1-ErnhrdtJr 1397        -350         -44           -32           33/64       -33           327/-6      0—0—1                   3              5              1              10-0

16/15/11-Kahne     1351        -396         -90           -78           26/90       -7             450/+6     1—1—1                   4              4              3              25-0

17/18/19-JBurton  1325        -422         -116         -104         22/97       E              312/+1     0—0—1                   1              2              1              5-0

18/19/24-Waltrip    1295        -452         -146         -134         36/60       -37           259/-2      0—1—1                   2              5              4              30-0

19/20/23-Nemchek1226       -521         -215         -203         18/114     +17          358/+5     0—0—0                   0              2              2              30-0

20/19/18-Marlin     1214        -533         -227         -215         39/46       -51           185/-3      0—0—0                   1              3              4              20-0

21/23/34-Riggs      1180        -567         -261         -249         19/106     +9            246/-2      0—0—0                   1              3              1              10-0

22/22/25-KyBusch 1179        -568         -262         -250         25/93       -4             347/+4     0—1—0                   2              3              3              15-25

23/21/3-Kenseth   1149        -598         -292         -280         37/52       -45           274/E       0—0—0                   1              1              2              30-0

24/31/6-BLabonte 1143        -604         -298         -286         2/175       +78          429/+9     0—1—0                   1              3              4              15-0

25/24/30-Blaney     1138        -609         -303         -291         29/76       -21           234/-4      0—0—0                   0              1              2              10-0

26/28/31-Schrader1123        -624         -318         -306         9/143       +46          325/+3     0—0—0                   0              2              3              20-0

27/26/22-Vickers  1114        -633         -327         -315         31/80       -17           267/-2      0—0—0                   1              2              4              25-0

28/25/16-Mears     1103        -644         -338         -326         34/66       -31           191/-8      0—1—0                   1              2              3              10-0

29/29/20-Bliss        1098        -649         -343         -331         15/118     +21          276/-1      0—0—0                   0              0              4              0-0

30/30/33-Petty       1095        -652         -346         -334         17/117     +20          265/-3      0—0—0                   0              1              2              30-0

31/32/35-JGreen  1093        -654         -348         -336         11/130     +33          318/E       0—0—0                   0              0              1              10-0

32/27/27-Rudd       1049        -698         -392         -380         35/63       -34           317/E       0—0—0                   0              2              3              5-0

33/33/28-Kvapil      1004        -743         -437         -425         32/72       -25           227/-3      0—0—0                   0              1              1              10-0

34/35/36-MWallace                968          -779         -473         -461         16/115     +18          287/+1     0—0—0                   0              0              3              20-0

35/34/26-Wimmer 964          -783         -477         -465         23/94       -3             285/+1     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 12 races)

 

2005                                        2004                                        2003                                                        2002

1 J Johnson          1747        1 Earnhardt Jr.  1798            1 M Kenseth    1799                             1 S Marlin              1775

10 K Busch            1441        10 K Harvick      1498            10 R Wallace    1401                              10 B Elliott              1437

16 teams within 400 pts     12 teams within 400            10 teams within 400                            11 teams within 400

8 teams with 156 of 10th      4 teams within 156 of 10th 6 teams with 156 of 10th                      5 teams within 156 of 10th

 

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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Chase stats after Phoenix
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