THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP
STATS after Watkins Glen, 8/13/2006

4 Races Until The Chase



RACE TO THE CHASE COMPARISON CHART -  After 22 Races

 

2006                                        Pts/Outof1st         2005                                        Pts/Outof1st         2004                                        Pts/Outof1st

 

1—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3241/+124               1—TONY STEWART              3113/+105               1—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3143/+40

2—MATT KENSETH               3117/-124                2—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3008/-105                2—JEFF GORDON                  3103/-40   

3—Kevin Harvick                 2918/-323                3—GREG BIFFLE                    2861/-252                3—DALE EARNHARDT JR.    3015/-128

4—Jeff Burton                      2879/-362                4—RUSTY WALLACE            2855/-258                4—TONY STEWART              2951/-192

5—Kyle Busch                      2871/-370                5—MARK MARTIN                 2782/-331                5—MATT KENSETH               2876/-267

6—MARK MARTIN                 2815/-426                6—KURT BUSCH                    2692/-421                6—ELLIOTT SADLER            2792/-351

7—TONY STEWART              2794/-447                7—JEREMY MAYFIELD         2684/-429                7—KURT BUSCH                    2754/-389

8—Denny Hamlin                  2782/-459                8—RYAN NEWMAN                2646/-467                8—Kevin Harvick                  2717/-426

9—Jeff Gordon                     2756/-485                9—Jamie McMurray            2599/-514                9—Bobby Labonte               2714/-429

10—Dale Earnhardt Jr.        2726/-515                10—CARL EDWARDS            2593/-520                10—JEREMY MAYFIELD       2656/-487

                                                Pts/Outof10th                                                       Pts/Outof10th                                                       Pts/Outof10th

11—Kasey Kahne                 2672/-54                  11—Elliott Sadler                  2590/-3                    11—Kasey Kahne                 2632/-24

                                                                                12—Dale Jarrett                   2590/-3                    12—RYAN NEWMAN              2627/-29

12—KURT BUSCH                  2549/-177                13—Jeff Gordon                   2526/-67                  13—MARK MARTIN               2584/-72

13—GREG BIFFLE                 2546/-180                14—Kevin Harvick                2523/-70                  14—Dale Jarrett                   2569/-87

14—CARL EDWARDS            2535/-191                                                                                                15—Jamie McMurray          2557/-99

                                                                                15—Dale Earnhardt Jr.        2430/-163                                   

19—RYAN NEWMAN              2279/-447                16—MATT KENSETH             2428/-165                16—Casey Mears                2452/-204

34—JEREMY MAYFIELD       1647/-1079              17—Joe Nemechek             2386/-207                17—Michael Waltrip             2371/-285

                                                                                18—Brian Vickers                2349/-244                18—Rusty Wallace               2362/-294

                                                                                19—Kasey Kahne                 2324/-269               

                                                                                20—Kyle Busch                   2290/-303

                                                                                21—Michael Waltrip             2282/-311

 

ALL CAPS made 05 Chase                                 ALL CAPS made 05 Chase                                 ALL CAPS made 04 Chase

 

 

WHAT IT TOOK TO MAKE THE FIRST TWO CHASES

 

2005                                        Pts          Out of 11th            2004                                                        Out of 11th

1—TONY STEWART              3716        +727                        1—JEFF GORDON                  3602        +431       

2—GREG BIFFLE                    3531        +542                        2—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3542        +371

3—RUSTY WALLACE            3412        +423                        3—DALE EARNHARDT JR.    3541        +370

4—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3400        +411                        4—TONY STEWART              3410        +239

5—KURT BUSCH                    3304        +315                        5—MATT KENSETH               3337        +166

6—MARK MARTIN                 3273        +284                        6—ELLIOTT SADLER            3316        +145

7—JEREMY MAYFIELD         3228        +239                        7—KURT BUSCH                    3309        +138

8—CARL EDWARDS              3114        +125                        8—MARK MARTIN                 3213        +42

9—MATT KENSETH               3114        +125                        9—JEREMY MAYFIELD         3193        +22

10—RYAN NEWMAN              3055        +66                          10—RYAN NEWMAN              3186        +15

                                                                Out of 10th                                                                              Out of 10th

11—Elliott Sadler                  2989        -66                           11—Jamie McMurray          3171        -15

12—Jeff Gordon                   2972        -83           -               12—Kasey Kahne                 3158        -28

13—Jamie McMurray          2972        -83                           13—Bobby Labonte             3137        -49

14—Kevin Harvick                2937        -118                         14—Kevin Harvick                3129        -57

15—Dale Jarrett                   3100        -86

 

 

THE HEAT INDEX

(Last 5 races, only drivers in top 25)

RED HOT                                                                 ICE COLD

1—Kevin Harvick                  830/+6                                     1—Dale Jarrett                     388/-3

2—Kyle Busch                      776/+3                                     2—Elliott Sadler                    417/-1

3—Jimmie Johnson            740/E                                       3—Ryan Newman                 419/-2

4—Denny Hamlin                 734/+2                                     4—Casey Mears                  434/-3

5—Jeff Burton                      727/+3                                     5—Kasey Kahne                   463/-7

                                                                                                5—Jamie McMurray            463/-1

 

               

THE TURNAROUNDS

(Position in Race to the Chase Versus Last Year at this time, Top 25 only

GOOD TURNS                                                                                         BAD TURNS

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

1—Denny Hamlin                  8              35            +27                          1—Dale Jarrett                     24            12            -12

2—Jeff Burton                      4              22            +18                          2—Ryan Newman                 19            8              -11

3—Clint Bowyer                   16            32            +16                          3—Greg Biffle                       13            3              -10

4—Kyle Busch                      5              20            +15                          4—Elliott Sadler                    20            11            -9

5—Matt Kenseth                  2              16            +14                          5—Kasey Kahne                   11            19            -8

6—Kevin Harvick                  3              14            +11                          5—Jamie McMurray            17            9              -8

 

CURRENT CHASE FIELD BY OWNER, BY MANUFACTURER

 

HENDRICK (3)  1—Jimmie Johnson; 5—Kyle Busch;  9—Jeff Gordon

ROUSH (2)  2—Matt Kenseth; 6—Mark Martin

CHILDRESS (2)  3—Kevin Harvick; 4—Jeff Burton

GIBBS (2)  7—Tony Stewart; 8—Denny Hamlin

DEI  (1)  10—Dale Earnhardt Jr.

 

CHEVROLET           8

FORD                       2

  

 

MARGIN NEEDED FOR EARLY CLINCHES

 

After California    191-point advantage over 11th place

After Bristol          381-point advantage over 11th place

After Michigan     571-point advantage over 11th place

 

 

ELIGIBLE TO CLINCH AT MICHIGAN

1.        Jimmie Johnson  --  Needs to gain 2 points over 11th place

2.        Matt Kenseth  --  Needs to gain 126 points over 11th place


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