THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP
STATS after Bristol, 8/25/2007

RACE to the CHASE 24 of 26



2007 RACE TO THE CHASE

After Race #24 of 26:  Bristol #2

Races Left to the Chase  2 (8%)

 

                                                Out of     LstRace                Lst 5       Finishes                Top         Top         Bottom

07/LW/06              Pts          13th         Fin/Pts   Gain        Pts          1—2—3                 5s           10s         10s-MR

1/1/5-*JGordon    3582       +861       19/111   -49          571/E      4—4—2                 14           20           1

2/4/8-*TStewart   3233       +512       4/160      E              804/+4   3—2—1                 8              17           4

3/2/6-*DHamlin    3229       +508       43/34      -126        621/-1    1—2—5                 10           14           2

4/3/2-*MKenseth 3163       +442       39/46      -114        598/-1    1—2—1                 8              15           3

5/5/13-*Edwards 3160       +439       1/190      +30         687/E      2—0—2                 6              10           1

 

6/6/1-JJohnson   3059       +338       21/100   -60          536/+1   4—1—4                 12           14           5

7/7/7-JBurton       3054       +333       12/127   -33          563/-3    1—1—2                 6              11           3

8/8/4-KyBusch     3024       +303       9/143      -17          710/+1   1—2—0                 5              13           3

9/9/20-Bowyer     2944       +223       3/165      +5           663/+1   0—0—1                 2              12           3

10/10/3-Harvick   2888       +167       16/115   -45          551/-2    1—1—0                 4              10           3

11/11/23-Truex    2887       +166       11/130   -29          679/E      1—2—1                 5              9              3

12/12/14-KuBsh  2879       +158       6/155      -5            705/+2   2—0—2                 5              8              2

                                                Out of

                                                12th

13/13/9-Dale Jr    2721       -158        5/160      +5           570/-1    0—1—0                 5              9              5

14/14/15-Newmn2704       -175        7/151      -4            583/-1    0—2—0                 3              10           5

15/15/12-GBiffle  2562       -317        10/134   -21          596/+1   0—0—0                 2              7              3             

* Clinched

 

 

NOTES

 

          EDWARDS CLINCHES IN STYLE, JOINED BY STEWART AND KENSETH:  Carl Edwards’ big win at Bristol clinched him a spot in his second Chase after missing in 2006. Tony Stewart’s fourth got him back in the Chase (his third) after failing to make it in 2006.  Matt Kenseth limped home to a 39th, but became the first driver to make all four Chases.  Jimmie Johnson can join Kenseth in this very elite club, and will probably clinch his fourth in his home state of California.

          GIVE A CALL TO CLINT BOWYER:  Cool Clint had a very strong third-place finish at Thunder Valley and all but assured himself a spot in his first Chase in his sophomore year. It was also his first podium finish of the season and could be a sign the #07 is ready to challenge for a win.

          REAL MAGIC NUMBER FOR HARVICK, TRUEX AND KURT BUSCH IS 161:  That’s the most they can lose in one race if they start it, so that’s the key number advantage over 13th place they want to come out of Cali with next Sunday night. If so, there will be only one story at Richmond, and that will be who wins the race and pockets 10 more points for the Chase.

          CLINCH WATCH FOR BRISTOL (Magic number is +196 over 13th coming out of California)  Clinch candidates at California:  Johnson +338, Burton +333, Kyle Busch +303, Bowyer +223, Harvick +167, Truex +166, Kurt Busch +158.

 

 

CHASE CLINCH WATCH

 

Point Advantage On 13th Needed After Race              #22 Watkins-Glen               +781       J Gordon

Clinched at WG

                                                                                                #23 Michigan                       +586   D Hamlin

                                                                                                                                                Clinched at MIS

                                                                                                #24 Bristol                            +391  T Stewart,

                                                                                                                                                Kenseth, C Edwards

                                                                                                                                                Clinched at BMS

                                                                                                #25 California                      +196

 

OWNERSHIP BREAKDOWN OF CURRENT TOP 12

Childress              3 of 3      100%

Hendrick               3 of 4      75%

Gibbs                     2 of 3      66%

Roush                    2 of 5      40%

DEI                          1 of 2      50%

Penske                  1 of 2      50%

 

 

MANUFACTURER BREAKDOWN OF CURRENT TOP 12

Chevrolet              9

Ford                        2

Dodge                    1

               

 

CHASE STARTING POINTS                                Out of 1st

1-Jeff Gordon                      5040                              --

2-Jimmie Johnson             5040                              --

3-Tony Stewart                   5030                             -10

4-Carl Edwards                   5020                             -20

5-Kurt Busch                       5020                             -20

6-Denny Hamlin                   5010                             -30

7-Matt Kenseth                   5010                             -30

8-Kyle Busch                       5010                             -30

9-Jeff Burton                       5010                             -30

10-Martin Truex                  5010                             -30

11-Kevin Harvick                5010                             -30

12-Clint Bowyer                  5000                             -40

 

RACE TO THE CHASE COMPARISON CHARTS

                                      Out of                                              Out of                                              Out of

2006                       Pts/11th                 2005                       Pts/11th                 2004                       Pts/11th

1-JJOHNSON       3499/+540            1-TSTEWART       3410/+622            1-JGORDON         3380/+488

2-MKENSETH       3492/+533            2-JJOHNSON       3197/+409            2-JJOHNSON       3356/+464

3-KHARVICK         3178/+219            3-GBIFFLE             3186/+398            3-DALE JR            3305/+413

4-KYBUSCH          3097/+138            4-RWALLACE       3139/+351            4-TSTEWART       3195/+303

5-JGORDON         3091/+132            5-MMARTIN          3014/+226            5-MKENSETH       3156/+264

6-DHAMLIN           3070/+111            6-JMAYFIELD       2983/+195            6-KUBUSCH          3051+159

7-JBURTON          3064/+105            7-KUBUSCH          2982/+194            7-ESADLER           3019/+127

8-TStewart           3056/+97               8-CEDWARDS      2849/+61               8-KHarvick           2923/+31

9-DALE JR            3051/+92               9-RNEWMAN        2819/+31               9-BLabonte          2919/+27

10-MMARTIN        3049/+90               10-JGordon          2799/+11               10-RNEWMAN      2918/+26

 

                                     Out of                                              Out of                                                Out of

                                        10th                                                       10th                                                  10th       

11-KKAHNE          2959/-90                11-MKENSETH     2788/-11                11-KKahne           2892/-26

12-GBiffle              2798/-251             12-JMcMurray     2787/-12                12-MMARTIN        2883/-35

13-CEdwards       2788/-261             13-ESadler           2765/-34                13-JMAYFIELD     2883/-35

14-KuBusch         2659/-390             14-DJarrett          2721/78                 14-DJarrett          2873/-45

                                                                15-Dale Jr             2682/-117             15-JMcMurray     2873/-45

                                                                16-KHarvick         2677/-122            

                                                                17-JNemechek   2660/-139            

 

Names in ALL CAPS made the Chase in that year


THE RACE to GET in THE CHASE after
25. California
23. Michigan
22. Watkins Glen
21. Pocono
20. Indy
19. Chicago
18. Daytona
17. New Hampshire
16. Sonoma
15. Michigan
14. Pocono
13. Dover
12. Charlotte
11. Darlington
10. Richmond

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