THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP
STATS after Bristol, 8/26/2006

2 Races Until The Chase

RACE TO THE CHASE COMPARISON CHART -  After 24 Races

 

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

 

1—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3499/+7                   1—TONY STEWART              3410+213                1—JEFF GORDON                  3380/+24

2—MATT KENSETH               3492/-7                    2—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3197/-213                2—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3356/-24

3—Kevin Harvick                 3178/-321                3—GREG BIFFLE                    3186/-224                3—DALE EARNHARDT JR.    3305/-75

4—Kyle Busch                      3097/-402                4—RUSTY WALLACE            3139/-271                4—TONY STEWART              3195/-185

5—Jeff Gordon                     3091/-408                5—MARK MARTIN                 3014/-396                5—MATT KENSETH               3156/-224

6—Denny Hamlin                  3070/-429                6—JEREMY MAYFIELD         2983/-427                6—KURT BUSCH                    3051/-329

7—Jeff Burton                      3064/-435                7—KURT BUSCH                    2982/-428                7—ELLIOTT SADLER            3019/-361

8—TONY STEWART              3056/-443                8—CARL EDWARDS              2849/-561                8—Kevin Harvick                  2923/-457

9—Dale Earnhardt Jr.          3051/-448                9—RYAN NEWMAN                2819/-591                9—Bobby Labonte               2919/-461

10—MARK MARTIN               3049/-450                10—Jeff Gordon                  2799/-611                10—RYAN NEWMAN              2918/-462

                                                Pts/Outof10th                                                       Pts/Outof10th                                                       Pts/Outof10th

11—Kasey Kahne                 2959/-90                  11—MATT KENSETH             2788/-11                  11—Kasey Kahne                 2892/-26

                                                                                12—Jamie McMurray          2787/-12                  12—MARK MARTIN               2883/-35

12—GREG BIFFLE                  2798/-251                13—Elliott Sadler                  2765/-34                  13—JEREMY MAYFIELD       2883/-35

13—CARL EDWARDS            2788/-261                14—Dale Jarrett                   2721/-78                  14—Dale Jarrett                   2873/-45

                                                                                15—Dale Earnhardt Jr.        2682/-117                15—Jamie McMurray          2873/-45

14—KURT BUSCH                  2659/-390                16—Kevin Harvick                2677/-122               

15—RYAN NEWMAN              2586/-463                17—Joe Nemechek             2660/-139                16—Casey Mears                2628/-290

36—JEREMY MAYFIELD       1647/-1402                                                                                                                            

                                                                                18—Brian Vickers                2590/-209                CLINCHED:

CLINCHED:                                                             19—Jeff Burton                    2529/-270                1—JEFF GORDON

1—JIMMIE JOHNSON                                                                                                                            2—JIMMIE JOHNSON

2—MATT KENSETH                                               CLINCHED:                                                             3—DALE EARNHARDT JR.

                                                                                1—TONY STEWART

                                                                                2—JIMMIE JOHNSON                                           

                                                                                3—GREG BIFFLE

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—Matt Kenseth                  771/E                                       1—Elliott Sadler                    428/E

2—Kevin Harvick                  770/+5                                     2—Clint Bowyer                  439/+4

3—Jeff Gordon                     749/+4                                     3—Greg Biffle                       456/-2

4—Denny Hamlin                 746/+6                                     4—Casey Mears                  473/-1

5—Tony Stewart                  725/+3                                     5—Bobby Labonte               481/E

 

               

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                  6              35            +29                          1—Greg Biffle                       12            3              -9

2—Kyle Busch                      4              22            +18                          2—Elliott Sadler                    21            13            -8

3—Kevin Harvick                  3              16            +13                          3—Kurt Busch                      14            7              -7

3—Robby Gordon                24            37            +13                         

5—Jeff Burton                      7              19            +12

5—Clint Bowyer                   20            32            +12         

 

 

CURRENT CHASE FIELD BY OWNER, BY MANUFACTURER

 

HENDRICK (3)  1—Jimmie Johnson; 4—Kyle Busch; 5—Jeff Gordon

ROUSH (2)  2—Matt Kenseth; 10—Mark Martin

CHILDRESS (2)  3—Kevin Harvick; 7—Jeff Burton

GIBBS (2)  6—Denny Hamlin; 8—Tony Stewart

DEI  (1)  9—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

 

 

CLINCHED  AT BRISTOL

1.        Jimmie Johnson

2.        Matt Kenseth 

 

ELIGIBLE TO CLINCH AT CALIFORNIA

3.        Kevin Harvick  --  Needs to lose less than 28 points to 11th place at California.

4.        Kyle Busch  --  Needs to gain 53 or more on 11th place at California.

5.        Jeff Gordon --  Needs to gain 59 or more on 11th place at California.

6.        Denny Hamlin --  Needs to gain 80 or more on 11th place at California.

7.        Jeff Burton --  Needs to gain 86 or more on 11th place at California.

8.        Tony Stewart  --  Needs to gain 94 or more on 11th place at California.

9.        Dale Earnhardt Jr. --  Needs to gain 99 or more on 11th place at California.

10.     Mark Martin  --  Needs to gain 101 or more on 11th place at California.

 

DRIVERS IN POSITION TO BECOME CHASE “THREE-PEATS”

1.        Jimmie Johnson

2.        Matt Kenseth

3.        Mark Martin

4.        Tony Stewart


THE RACE to GET in THE CHASE
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