THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP
STATS after Indianapolis, 8/6/2006

5 Races Until The Chase



RACE TO THE CHASE COMPARISON CHART -  After 21 Races

 

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

 

1—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3124/+107               1—TONY STEWART              2923/+75                 1—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3095/+97

2—MATT KENSETH               3017/-107                2—JIMMIE JOHNSON            2848/-75                  2—JEFF GORDON                  2998/-97   

3—Jeff Burton                      2758/-366                3—GREG BIFFLE                    2812/-111                3—DALE EARNHARDT JR.    2855/-240

4—Kevin Harvick                  2733/-391                4—RUSTY WALLACE            2705/-218                4—TONY STEWART              2761/-334

5—Kyle Busch                      2733/-391                5—KURT BUSCH                    2646/-277                5—MATT KENSETH               2738/-357

6—MARK MARTIN                 2712/-412                6—MARK MARTIN                 2636/-287                6—ELLIOTT SADLER            2674/-421

7—Denny Hamlin                  2638/-486                7—RYAN NEWMAN                2568/-355                7—KURT BUSCH                    2615/-480

8—Jeff Gordon                     2627/-497                8—JEREMY MAYFIELD         2554/-369                8—Bobby Labonte               2584/-511

9—TONY STEWART              2615/-509                9—Dale Jarrett                     2493/-430                9—Kevin Harvick                  2562/-533

10—Dale Earnhardt Jr.        2612/-512                10—CARL EDWARDS            2487/-436                10—RYAN NEWMAN              2542/-553

                                                Pts/Outof10th                                                       Pts/Outof10th                                                       Pts/Outof10th

11—Kasey Kahne                 2578/-34                  11—Jamie McMurray          2475/-12                  11—Kasey Kahne                 2511/-31

12—GREG BIFFLE                 2497/-115                12—Elliott Sadler                  2463/-24                  12—JEREMY MAYFIELD       2510/-32

                                                                                13—Kevin Harvick                2405/-82                  13—Dale Jarrett                   2487/-55

13—KURT BUSCH                  2445/-167                14—Jeff Gordon                   2400/-87                  14—Jamie McMurray          2433/-109

14—CARL EDWARDS            2384/-228                                                                                                15—MARK MARTIN               2419/-123

                                                                                15—MATT KENSETH             2319/-168                                                        

                                                                                16—Dale Earnhardt Jr.        2296/-191                16—Casey Mears                2287/-255

18—RYAN NEWMAN              2198/-414                17—Joe Nemechek             2248/-239                17—Rusty Wallace               2274/-268

34—JEREMY MAYFIELD       1647/-965                18—Jeff Burton                    2240/-247                18—Michael Waltrip             2268/-274

                                                                                19—Michael Waltrip             2237/-250               

                                                                                20—Kyle Busch                   2226/-261

                                                                                21—Kasey Kahne                 2212/-275

                                                                                22—Brian Vickers                2207/-280

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 35)

RED HOT                                                                                 ICE COLD

1—Kyle Busch                      808/+7                                     1—Jeremy Mayfield            314/-3

2—Kevin Harvick                  788/+6                                     2—Kyle Petty                        356/-3

3—Jeff Burton                      715/+3                                     3—Jeff Green                       359/-2

4—Denny Hamlin                 712/+4                                     4—Dale Jarrett                     405/-1

5—Jimmie Johnson            690/E                                       5—Joe Nemechek               418/-1

6—Matt Kenseth                  684/E                                       6—Elliott Sadler                    425/-3

7—Kurt Busch                      658/+1                                     7—Sterling Marlin                434/+2

8—Jeff Gordon                     641/E                                       8—Jamie McMurray            440/-3

9—Brian Vickers                  632/+4                                     9—Bobby Labonte               453/E

10—Tony Stewart                607/-2                                      10—Kasey Kahne                 454/-8

               

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—Denny Hamlin                  7              35            +28                          1—Jeremy Mayfield            34            8              -26

2—Jeff Burton                      3              18            +15                          2—Dale Jarrett                     24            9              -15

2—Kyle Busch                      5              20            +15                          3—Joe Nemechek               29            17            -12

4—Matt Kenseth                  2              15            +13                          4—Ryan Newman                 18            7              -11

4—Clint Bowyer                   17            30            +13                          5—Elliott Sadler                    22            12            -10

6—Robby Gordon                27            38            +11                          5—David Stremme              35            25            -10

 

 

CURRENT CHASE FIELD BY OWNER, BY MANUFACTURER

 

HENDRICK (3)  1—Jimmie Johnson; 5—Kyle Busch;  8—Jeff Gordon

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

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

GIBBS (2)  7—Denny Hamlin; 9—Tony Stewart

DEI  (1)  10—Dale Earnhardt Jr.

 

CHEVROLET           7             

FORD                       2

DODGE                    1  

 

 

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


THE RACE to GET in THE CHASE
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