THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP
STATS after Phoenix, 11/12/2006

CHASE RACE 9 of 10



2006 CHASE FOR THE NASCAR NEXTEL CUP

After Race #9 of 10:  Phoenix #2

Races Left in The Chase:  1 (10%)

 

Homestead/Miami

                       

                                                                                                                                                                                    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      

1/1—Jimmie Johnson  6332/1287         +63       2/175                +46       890         +7      5—6—1            1—4—1            13-5            23-5      1-1

2/2—Matt Kenseth        6269/1219         -63        13/129              -46        677          E       4—3—3            0—0—0            15-2            20-4      1-0

3/5—Kevin Harvick       6242/1202         -90        1/190                +15       677         +1      5—1—4            2—0—1            14-3            19-5      0-0

4/4—Denny Hamlin      6242/1212         -90        3/165                -10        695         +1      2—2—1            0—1—1            7-3            19-6      2-0

5/3—Earnhardt Jr.        6217/1192         -115      9/138                -37        725         +1      1—1—4            0—0—1            10-2            17-5      5-0

6/6—Jeff Gordon          6165/1155         -167      4/165                -10        714         +1      2—3—3            0—0—2            14-4            18-6      6-2

7/7—Jeff Burton           6107/1092         -225      10/134              -41        509         -6       1—1—1            1—0—1            7-3            20-5      4-2

8/9—Mark Martin          6059/1039         -273      6/155                -20        471         -5       0—1—1            0—0—1            7-1            15-3      2-1

9/10—Kasey Kahne      6013/1009         -319      7/146                -29        600          E       6—1—1            1—1—0            11-2            18-4      4-2

10/8—Kyle Busch         5973/938           -359      38/49                -126      560          E       1—3—2            0—0—0            10-1            18-2      6-3

 

 

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

11/11    Tony Stewart               4609     +323     14/121  -34        659/E                5—4—3            15         19         4          125-0

 

  • Jimmie Johnson’s current 63-point lead is the largest going into Race #10 of the three Chases. 2204: Kurt Busch had an 18-point lead over Johnson; 2005: Tony Stewart had a 52-point lead over Johnson.
  • Five drivers are in mathematical contention for the title, matching the number in contention in 2004. In 2005, four drivers started the Homestead race with a chance at the title.

 

 

2006 CHASE—After 9 Races                             2005 CHASE—After 9 Races                             2004 CHASE—After 9 Races

                                                Out of                                                               Out of                                                               Outof

Pos.-Driver                   Pts.      1st                     Pos.-Driver-05 Finish    Pts.      1st                     Pos.-Driver-04 Finish    Pts.            1st

 

1—Jimmie Johnson     6332     +63                   1—Tony Stewart (1)     6415     +52                   1—Kurt Busch (1)         6346            +18

2—Matt Kenseth           6269     -63                    2—Jimmie Johnson (5) 6363    -52                    2—Jimmie Johnson (2) 6328     -18

3—Kevin Harvick         6242     -90                    3—Carl Edwards (3)     6328     -87                    3—Jeff Gordon (3)        6325            -21

4—Denny Hamlin         6242     -90                    4—Greg Biffle (2)         6313     -102                  4—Earnhardt Jr. (5)      6274            -72

5—Dale Earnhardt Jr.  6217     -115                                                                                          5—Mark Martin (4)        6264            -82

                                                                        5—Mark Martin (4)        6253     -162                 

6—Jeff Gordon             6165     -167                  6—Ryan Newman (6)   6208     -207                  6—Tony Stewart (6)     6161            -185

7—Jeff Burton              6107     -225                  7—Matt Kenseth (7)      6187     -298                  7—Ryan Newman (7)   6102            -244

8—Mark Martin            6059     -273                  8—Rusty Wallace (8)    6016     -399                  8—Matt Kenseth (8)      5963            -383

9—Kasey Kahne          6013     -319                  9—Kurt Busch (10)        5974     -441                  9—Elliott Sadler (9)      5963            -383

10—Kyle Busch            5973     -359                  10—J. Mayfield (9)       5939     -476                  10—J. Mayfield (10)      5942            -404

 

 

THE 2006CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP

Pos.-Driver                   1st         Last 4 Homestead Finishes     

1—Jimmie Johnson     +63       8—3—2—40                             

2—Matt Kenseth           -63        40—43—19—3                         

3—Kevin Harvick         -90        20—2—10—8                           

4—Denny Hamlin         -90        33                                            

5—Dale Earnhardt Jr.  -115      21—24—23—19                       

6—Jeff Gordon             -167      5—5—3—9                              

7—Jeff Burton              -225      3—14—36—25                         

8—Mark Martin            -273      4—33—11—2                           

9—Kasey Kahne          -319      38—16                                     

10—Kyle Busch            -359      41                                            

 

 

2006 CHASE CHART

                                                NH        Dov      Kan      Tall      Lowe   Mrtn     Atl        Tex      Phx      Hstead

 

1—Jimmie Johnson                 39         13         14         24           2          1          2          2          2

 

2—Matt Kenseth                       10         10         23         4            14         11         4          12         13

 

3—Kevin Harvick                     1          32         15         6            18         9          31         3          1

 

4—Denny Hamlin                     4          9          18         21           28         2          8          10         3

 

5—Dale Earnhardt Jr.              13         21         10         23           4          22         3          6          9

 

6—Jeff Gordon             3          3          39         36           24         5          6          9          4

 

7—Jeff Burton                          7          1          5          27           3          42         13         38         10

 

8—Mark Martin                                    11         14         3          8            30         24         36         22         6

 

9—Kasey Kahne                      16         38         33         2            1          7          38         33         7

 

10—Kyle Busch                        38         40         7          11           6          18         27         4          38

 

POINTS SCORED IN THE CHASE

Pos.-Driver                   Pts. (Bonus)

1—Jimmie Johnson     1287  (35)

2—Matt Kenseth           1219  (35)

3—Denny Hamlin         1212  (15)

4—Kevin Harvick         1202  (25)

5—Dale Earnhardt Jr.  1192  (30)

6—Jeff Gordon             1155  (30)

7—Jeff Burton              1092  (20)

8—Mark Martin            1039  (15)

9—Kasey Kahne          1008  (25)

10—Kyle Busch            938    (20)


THE RACE to GET in THE CHASE after
Texas
Atlanta
Martinsville
none done after Charlotte
Talladega
Kansas
Dover
New Hampshire
Richmond
California
Bristol
Michigan
Watkins Glen
Indy
Pocono
not done for NHIS
Chicago
Daytona
Sonoma
Michigan
Pocono
Dover
Charlotte
not done for Darlington
Richmond
Talladega
Phoenix
Texas
2006 stats not done until Texas
Homestead 2005- FINAL

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