THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP
STATS after California, 9/3/2006

1 Race Until The Chase



CONTENDERS PAST PERFORMANCES AT RICHMOND

 

                                                02            02            03            03            04            04            05            05            06

 

3.   Kevin Harvick                  40            18            6              16            25            12            5              10            3

4.   Jeff Gordon                    7              40            16            10            6              3              39            30            40

5.   Kyle Busch                                                                                                                      4              4              5

6.   Dale Earnhardt Jr.          36            4              3              17            1              2              14            20            1

7.   Denny Hamlin                                                                                                                                                 2

8.   TONY STEWART              1              30            41            27            4              19            2              7              6

9.   MARK MARTIN                4              6              5              13            7              5              15            13            11

10. Jeff Burton                      3              39            9              4              14            23            16            18            15

11. Kasey Kahne                                                                                   28            24            1              8              34

 

 

WHAT EACH TOP 10 MEMBER MUST DO TO ASSURE A PLACE IN THE CHASE

 

3.  Kevin Harvick                   Needs a 41st

4.  Jeff Gordon                     Needs a 25th

5.  Kyle Busch                       Needs a 22nd

6.  Dale Earnhardt Jr.           Needs a 16th

7.  Denny Hamlin                  Needs a 16th

8.  Tony Stewart                   Needs a 7th

9.  Mark Martin                     Needs a 4th

10. Jeff Burton                      Needs a 4th

 

RACE TO THE CHASE COMPARISON CHART -  After 25 Races

 

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

 

1—MATT KENSETH               3638/+9                   1—TONY STEWART              3570+209                1—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3482/+50

2—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3629/-9                    2—GREG BIFFLE                    3361/-209                2—JEFF GORDON                  3432/-50

3—Kevin Harvick                 3296/-342                3—JIMMIE JOHNSON            3312/-258                3—DALE EARNHARDT JR.    3366/-116

4—Jeff Gordon                     3251/-387                4—RUSTY WALLACE            3257/-313                4—TONY STEWART              3304/-178

5—Kyle Busch                      3244/-394                5—MARK MARTIN                 3149/-421                5—MATT KENSETH               3253/-229

6—Dale Earnhardt Jr.          3226/-412                6—KURT BUSCH                    3114/-456                6—ELLIOTT SADLER            3204/-278

7—Denny Hamlin                  3225/-413                7—JEREMY MAYFIELD         3073/-497                7—KURT BUSCH                    3186/-296

8—TONY STEWART              3194/-444                8—CARL EDWARDS              3014/-556                8—RYAN NEWMAN                3078/-404

9—MARK MARTIN                 3181/-457                9—MATT KENSETH               2939/-631                9—Kasey Kahne                   3067/-415

10—Jeff Burton                    3179/-459                10—Jamie McMurray          2929/-641                10—MARK MARTIN               3058/-424

                                                Pts/Outof10th                                                       Pts/Outof10th                                                       Pts/Outof10th

11—Kasey Kahne                 3149/-30                  11—RYAN NEWMAN              2928/-1                    11—Jamie McMurray          3033/-25

                                                                                12—Jeff Gordon                   2899/-30                  12—Bobby Labonte             3022/-36

12—xCARL EDWARDS          2953/-226                13—Elliott Sadler                  2877/-52                  13—Dale Jarrett                   3015/-43

13—xGREG BIFFLE                2889/-290                14—Dale Jarrett                   2812/-117                14—JEREMY MAYFIELD       3003/-55

14—xKURT BUSCH                2746/-433                15—Kevin Harvick                2798/-131                15—Kevin Harvick                3002/-56

16—xRYAN NEWMAN            2650/-529                16—Joe Nemechek             2794/-135               

37—xJEREMY MAYFIELD     1647/-1532                                                                                             

                               

CLINCHED:                                                             CLINCHED:                                                             CLINCHED:

1—JIMMIE JOHNSON                                            1—TONY STEWART                                              1—JEFF GORDON

2—MATT KENSETH                                               2—JIMMIE JOHNSON                                            2—JIMMIE JOHNSON

                                                                                3—GREG BIFFLE                                                    3—DALE EARNHARDT JR.

x-eliminated from Chase contention              4—RUSTY WALLACE                                            4—TONY STEWART

                                                                                5—MARK MARTIN                                                 5—MATT KENSETH

 

                               

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                  796/+1                                     1—Bobby Labonte               419/-1

2—Dale Earnhardt Jr.          764/+5                                     2—Elliott Sadler                   428/E

3—Jeff Gordon                     739/+5                                     3—Kurt Busch                      430/-1

4—Kevinn Harvick                733/+2                                     4—Brian Vickers                  454/-4

5—Tony Stewart                  717/+2                                     5—Greg Biffle                       456/-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                  7              35            +28                          1—Greg Biffle                       13            2              -11

2—Kyle Busch                      5              22            +17                          2—Dale Jarrett                     24            14            -10

3—Clint Bowyer                   18            31            +13                          3—Kurt Busch                      14            6              -8

4—Kevin Harvick                  3              15            +12                          3—Elliott Sadler                    21            13            -8

4—Dale Earnhardt Jr.          6              18            +12                          5—Jamie McMurray            17            10            -7

6—Jeff Burton                      10            21            +11         

6—Scott Riggs                      19            30            +11

 

CURRENT CHASE FIELD BY OWNER, BY MANUFACTURER

 

HENDRICK (3)  2—Jimmie Johnson; 4—Jeff Gordon; 5—Kyle Busch

ROUSH (2)  1—Matt Kenseth; 9—Mark Martin

CHILDRESS (2)  3—Kevin Harvick; 10—Jeff Burton

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

DEI  (1)  6—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 

 

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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