THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP
STATS after Talladega, 10/2/2005

CHASE RACE 3 of 10



2005 CHASE FOR THE NASCAR NEXTEL CUP

After Race #3 of 10:  Talladega #2

Races Left in The Chase:  7

Kansas                         Texas #2

Charlotte #2                 Phoenix #2

Martinsville #2             Homestead

Atlanta #2                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                    S-C            S-C       S-C

                                    Season-Chase  Out       Lst Rce Gain     Lst 5                             Season            Chase              Top            Top      Bottom

Pos./LW-Driver             Pts                   1st         Fin/Pts             1st        Pts       Gain     W—2—3           W—2—3           5s            10s       10s      

 

1/5—Tony Stewart       5519/474           --          2/180                +23       775         NA      5—4—1            0—2—0            14-2            20-2      0-0

2/3—Ryan Newman     5515/510           -4         4/165                +8        746         NA      1—0—0            1—0—0            8-3             13-3      4-0

3/2—Rusty Wallace      5443/403           -76        25/88                -69        676         NA      0—1—1            0—0—1            8-1            16-2      1-0

4/1—Jimmie Johnson 5437/402           -82        31/75                -82        605         NA      3—2—2            1—0—0            10-1            17-2      4-0

5/6—Greg Biffle           5421/376           -98        27/82                -75        721         NA      5—1—3            0—0—0            11-1            16-1      3-0

6/8—Carl Edwards       5419/404           -100      5/160                +3        669         NA      2—0—1            0—0—0            9-1            12-2      3-0

7/9—Matt Kenseth        5408/393           -111      3/170                +13       719         NA      1—2—3            0—0—2            8-2            13-2      4-1

8/7—Jeremy Mayfield 5407/393           -112      12/132              -31        638         NA      1—0—0            0—0—0            4-0            8-1        0-0

9/4—Mark Martin          5381/356           -138      41/40                -117      615         NA      0—1—0            0—0—0            7-1            14-2      2-1       

10/10—Kurt Busch        5339/309           -180      8/147                -10        631         NA      3—2—3            0—0—0            8-0            15-1      6-1

 

THE RACE FOR NEXT BEST

                                                            Out of   Lst Rce                                     Season            Top      Top      Bottom

Pos./LW—Driver                      Pts       11th       Fin/Pts Gain     Pts./Gain          W—2—3           5s         10s       10s            Bonus

11/12    Kevin Harvick             3321     --          10/139  +40       644/+5              1—0—0            3          9          2          55-25        

12/13    Jamie McMurray          3307     -14        13/129  +33       517/E                0—1—0            4          8          2          10-0

13/11    Elliott Sadler                3288     -33        34/66    -73        523/E                0—1—0            1          10         4          55-0

14/15    Dale Jarrett                  3270     -51        1/185    +86       549/E                1—0—0            4          6          3          15-0

15/16    Joe Nemechek             3222     -99        9/143    +44       562/+2              0—1—1            1          8          2          50-0

16/14    Jeff Gordon                  3202     -119      37/52    -47        403/-6               3—1—0            5          9          5          65-0

17/18    Brian Vickers               3187     -134      6/155    +56       622/+1              0—1—2            5          10         7          55-0

18/17    Dale Earnhardt Jr.       3112     -209      40/43    -56        430/-3               1—0—2            6          11         5          30-0

19/19    Kyle Busch                   3064     -257      33/64    -35        671/+3              1—3—0            8          11         6          40-25

20/20    Jeff Burton                   3022     -299      35/58    -41        493/-1               0—1—1            2          4          5          5-0

 

 

THE HEAT INDEX

(Last 5 Races)

RED HOT                                                                      ICE COLD

1—Tony Stewart                      775                               1—Scott Riggs                         356

2—Ryan Newman                    746                               2—Ken Schrader                     394

3—Greg Biffle                          721                               3—Mike Bliss                           395

4—Matt Kenseth                       719                               4—Jeff Gordon                         403

5—Rusty Wallace                     676                               5—Scott Wimmer                     413

6—Kyle Busch                          671                               6—Michael Waltrip                  419

7—Carl Edwards                      669                               7—Mike Wallace                      426

8—Kevin Harvick                     644                               8—Dale Earnhardt Jr.              430

9—Jeremy Mayfield                 638                               9—Casey Mears                       443

10—Kurt Busch                        631                               10—Dave Blaney                     446

 

 

THE CHASE --  2005 VS. 2004 --  After 3 Races

                      2005                                                                             2004

Pos.-Driver                   Pts       1st                                 Pos.-Driver                   Pts.      1st

1—Tony Stewart          5519     +4                                1—Kurt Busch             5530     +12

2—Ryan Newman        5515     -4                                 2—Earnhardt Jr.           5518     -12

3—Rusty Wallace         5443     -76                                3—Jeff Gordon             5482     -48

4—Jimmie Johnson     5437     -82                                4—Mark Martin            5432     -98

5—Greg Biffle              5421     -98                                5—Matt Kenseth           5393     -137

6—Carl Edwards          5419     -100                              6—Tony Stewart          5391     -139

7—Matt Kenseth           5408     -111                              7—Ryan Newman        5384     -146

8—Jeremy Mayfield     5407     -112                              8—Elliott Sadler           5377     -153

9—Mark Martin            5381     -138                              9—Jimmie Johnson     5371     -159

10—Kurt Busch            5339     -180                              10—Jeremy Mayfield   5263     -167

 

THE 2005 CHASE FORM CHART

Pos./Driver (Bonus Pts)            N.H.      Dov      Tall      Kan      Clt        Mar      Atl        Tex      Phx      Home

1—Tony Stewart (20)                2/180    18/109  2/180   

2—Ryan Newman (15)              1/185    5/160    4/165

3—Rusty Wallace (0)                6/150    3/165    25/88

4—Jimmie Johnson (10)           8/142    1/185    31/75

5—Greg Biffle (10)                    4/165    13/129  27/82

6—Carl Edwards (5)                 19/106  9/138    5/160

7—Matt Kenseth (5)                  3/165    35/58    3/170

8—Jeremy Mayfield (5)            16/115  7/146    12/132

9—Mark Martin (10)                  7/151    4/165    41/40

10—Kurt Busch (15)                  35/58    23/104  8/147

 

 

THE 2005 CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP

Pos.-Driver                   1st         Last 3 Kansas Finishes

1—Tony Stewart          +4        8—4—14                                  

2—Ryan Newman        -4         2—1—33                                  

3—Rusty Wallace         -76        3—9—18                                  

4—Jimmie Johnson     -82        10—7—32                                

5—Greg Biffle              -98        36—12—3                                

6—Carl Edwards          -100      22                                            

7—Matt Kenseth           -111      7—36—17                                

8—Jeremy Mayfield     -112      9—3—5                                   

9—Mark Martin            -138      25—20—20                              

10—Kurt Busch            -180      31—40—6                                

 

THE RACE FOR NEXT BEST

11—Kevin Harvick        +14       11—6—35                                

12—Jamie McMurray   -14        8—7                                        

13—Elliott Sadler         -33        18—42—4                                

14—Dale Jarrett           -51        39—33—8                                

15—Joe Nemechek      -99        4—37—1                                  

16—Jeff Gordon           -119      1—5—13                                  

17—Brian Vickers        -134      19                                            

 

 

SEPTEMBER PERFORMANCE  (4 Races: California #2, Richmond #2, New Hampshire #2, Dover #2)

Driver                                       Pts       Start of Month               Month Finish              Spots Gained/Lost

1—Greg Biffle                          639                   3                                  6                                  -3

2—Kyle Busch                          607                   22                                 19                                 +3

3—Tony Stewart                      595                   1                                  5                                  -4

4—Rusty Wallace                     588                   4                                  2                                  +2

5—Ryan Newman                    581                   9                                  3                                  +6

6—Mark Martin                        575                   5                                  4                                  +1

7—Matt Kenseth                       549                   11                                 9                                  +2

8—Jimmie Johnson                 530                   2                                  1                                  +1

9—Carl Edwards                      509                   8                                  8                                  E

10—Jeremy Mayfield               506                   6                                  7                                  -1

11—Kevin Harvick                    505                   16                                 12                                 +4

12—Kurt Busch                        484                   7                                  10                                 -3

13—Brian Vickers                    467                   18                                 18                                 E

14—Elliott Sadler                     457                   13                                 11                                 +2

15—Kasey Kahne                     436                   21                                 21                                 E

16—Jeff Burton                        435                   19                                 20                                 -1

17—Joe Nemechek                  419                   17                                 16                                 +1

18—Ricky Rudd                        417                   23                                 23                                 E

19—Michael Waltrip                407                   20                                 22                                 -2

19—Jeff Green                         407                   30                                 26                                 +4

21—Casey Mears                     389                   25                                 25                                 E

22—Jamie McMurray               388                   12                                 13                                 -1

23—Dale Earnhardt Jr.             387                   15                                 17                                 -2

24—Dale Jarrett                       364                   14                                 15                                 -1

24—Kyle Petty                         364                   31                                 28                                 +3

26—Bobby Labonte                 358                   24                                 24                                 E

27—Jeff Gordon                       351                   10                                 14                                 -4

28—Travis Kvapil                     339                   34                                 34                                 E

29—Mike Bliss                          328                   26                                 27                                 -1

29—Dave Blaney                     328                   32                                 32                                 E

31—Sterling Marlin                  321                   29                                 29                                 E

32—Ken Schrader                    304                   28                                 30                                 -2

33—Scott Riggs                        301                   27                                 31                                 -4

33—Scott Wimmer                   301                   33                                 33                                 E

 

 

AUGUST PERFORMANCE (4 Races: Indy, Watkins Glen, Michigan #2, Bristol #2)

Driver                                       Pts         Start of Month               Month Finish             Spots Gained/Lost

1—Tony Stewart                      677                   2                      1                                  +1

2—Matt Kenseth                       629                   17                     11                                 +6

3—Jeremy Mayfield                 589                   8                      6                                  +2

4—Brian Vickers                      553                   22                     18                                 +4

5—Jeff Gordon                         541                   15                     10                                 +5

6—Mark Martin                        524                   7                      5                                  +2

7—Rusty Wallace                     522                   4                      4                                  E

8—Joe Nemechek                    491                   16                     17                                 -1

9—Carl Edwards                      489                   12                     8                                  +4

10—Greg Biffle                        474                   3                      3                                  E

11—Kurt Busch                        445                   5                      7                                  -2

12—Casey Mears                     431                   25                     25                                 E

13—Jamie McMurray               424                   11                     12                                 -1

14—Ricky Rudd                        421                   24                     23                                 +1

15—Dale Earnhardt Jr.             420                   14                     15                                 -1

16—Mike Bliss                          418                   30                     26                                 +4

17—Kasey Kahne                     405                   21                     21                                 E

17—Scott Wimmer                   405                   34                     33                                 +1

19—Jimmie Johnson               398                   1                      2                                  -1

20—Jeff Green                         397                   32                     30                                 +2

21—Jeff Burton                        392                   18                     19                                 -1

22—Kyle Petty                         384                   31                     31                                 E

23—Ken Schrader                    382                   29                     28                                 +1

24—Kevin Harvick                    376                   13                     16                                 -3

25—Elliott Sadler                     374                   9                      13                                 -4

26—Michael Waltrip                360                   19                     20                                 -1

27—Dale Jarrett                       349                   10                     14                                 -4

28—Scott Riggs                        346                   27                     27                                 E

29—Bobby Labonte                 318                   23                     24                                 -1

30—Ryan Newman                  312                   6                      9                                  -3

31—Kyle Busch                        301                   20                     22                                 -2

32—Dave Blaney                     295                   28                     32                                 -4

33—Travis Kvapil                     250                   33                     34                                 -1

 

 

JULY PERFORMANCE  (4 Races:  Daytona #2, Chicago, New Hampshire #1, Pocono #2)

Driver                           Pts         Start of Month               Month Finish             Spots Gained/Lost

1—Tony Stewart          681                   4                      2                                  +2

2—Rusty Wallace         604                   6                      4                                  +2

3—Jimmie Johnson     571                   2                      1                                  +1

4—Kurt Busch              559                   8                      5                                  +3

5—Dale Earnhardt Jr.  555                   18                     14                                 +4

6—Ryan Newman        513                   7                      6                                  +1

7—Matt Kenseth           507                   20                     17                                 +3

8—Dale Jarrett             502                   12                     10                                 +2

9—Ricky Rudd             498                   30                     24                                 +6

10—Jeremy Mayfield   492                   11                     8                                  +3

10—Brian Vickers        492                   23                     22                                 +1

12—Bobby Labonte     489                   26                     23                                 +3

13—Mark Martin           468                   5                      7                                  -2

14—Greg Biffle            462                   1                      3                                  -2

15—Joe Nemechek      447                   17                     16                                 +1

16—Kevin Harvick        444                   13                     13                                 E

17—Jamie McMurray   440                   10                     11                                 -1

18—Jeff Gordon           422                   14                     15                                 -1

19—Mike Bliss              402                   33                     30                                 +3

20—Carl Edwards        397                   9                      12                                 -3

20—Kyle Busch            397                   19                     20                                 -1

20—Kasey Kahne         397                   21                     21                                 E

23—Ken Schrader        379                   28                     29                                 -1

24—Jeff Burton            376                   16                     18                                 -2

25—Mike Wallace        365                   35                     35                                 E

26—Kyle Petty             347                   32                     31                                 +1

27—Casey Mears         339                   25                     25                                 E

28—Scott Wimmer       335                   34                     34                                 E

29—Dave Blaney         334                   27                     28                                 -1

30—Jeff Green             333                   31                     32                                 -1

31—Elliott Sadler         318                   3                      9                                  -6

32—Sterling Marlin      309                   24                     26                                 -2

33—Michael Waltrip    295                   15                     19                                 -4

34—Scott Riggs            265                   22                     27                                 -5

35—Travis Kvapil         259                   29                     33                                 -4

 

JUNE PERFORMANCE (4 Races:  Dover #1, Pocono #1, Michigan #1, Infineon)

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

1—Mark Martiin                       599                   12                                 5                                  +7

2—Rusty Wallace                     584                   11                                 6                                  +5

3—Greg Biffle                          574                   2                                  1                                  +1

4—Tony Stewart                      564                   6                                  4                                  +2

5—Kurt Busch                          537                   10                                 8                                  +2

6—Michael Waltrip                  532                   18                                 15                                 +3

7—Elliott Sadler                       531                   3                                  3                                  E

8—Kyle Busch                          516                   22                                 19                                 +3

9—Carl Edwards                      504                   8                                  9                                  -1

10—Matt Kenseth                     503                   23                                 20                                 +3

11—Joe Nemechek                  496                   19                                 17                                 +2

12—Jeremy Mayfield               485                   13                                 11                                 +2

13—Jimmie Johnson               481                   1                                  2                                  -1

14—Jamie McMurray               472                   9                                  10                                 -1

15—Ryan Newman                  464                   4                                  7                                  -3

15—Dale Jarrett                       464                   14                                 12                                 +2

17—Jeff Burton                        436                   17                                 16                                 +1

18—Brian Vickers                    431                   27                                 23                                 +4

19—Travis Kvapil                     409                   33                                 29                                 +4

20—Casey Mears                     408                   28                                 25                                 +3
21—Kevin Harvick                    370                   7                                  13                                 -6

22—Scott Riggs                        367                   21                                 22                                 -1

23—Bobby Labonte                 364                   24                                 26                                 -2

24—Ricky Rudd                        361                   32                                 30                                 +2

25—Dave Blaney                     328                   25                                 27                                 -2

25—Scott Wimmer                   328                   35                                 34                                 +1

27—Jeff Gordon                       320                   5                                  14                                 -9

28—Jeff Green                         316                   31                                 31                                 E

29—Dale Earnhardt Jr.             310                   15                                 18                                 -3

29—Sterling Marlin                  310                   20                                 24                                 -4

31—Kyle Petty                         306                   30                                 32                                 -2

32—Ken Schrader                    297                   26                                 28                                 -2

33—Kasey Kahne                     289                   16                                 21                                 -5

34—Mike Bliss                          295                   29                                 33                                 -4

35—Mike Wallace                    188                   34                                 35                                 -1

 

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                                


THE CHASE
Chase stats after Dover
Chase stats after New Hampshire
THE RACE to GET in THE CHASE
Chase stats after Richmond
Chase stats after California
Chase stats after Bristol
Chase stats after Michigan
Chase stats after Watkins Glen
Chase stats after Indy
Chase stats after Pocono
Chase stats after New Hampshire
Chase stats after Chicago
Chase stats after Daytona
Chase stats after Sonoma
Chase stats after Michigan
Chase stats after Pocono
Chase stats after Dover
Chase stats after Charlotte
Chase stats after Richmond
Chase stats after Darlington
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Chase stats after Phoenix
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Chase stats after Martinsville
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Chase stats after Atlanta
Chase stats after Las Vegas
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