THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP
STATS after Calfiornia, 9/2/2007

RACE to the CHASE 25 of 26



2007 RACE TO THE CHASE

After Race #25 of 26:  California #2

Races Left to the Chase  1 (4%)

 

                                                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

1/1/4-*JGordon    3679       +798       22/97      -63          503/E      4—4—2                 14           20           1

2/2/8-*TStewart   3362       +481       13/129   -31          738/+3   3—2—1                 8              17           4

3/3/7-*DHamlin    3335       +454       19/106   -54          630/-1    1—2—5                 10           14           2

4/5/12-*Edwards 3330       +449       2/170      +10         748/+2   2—1—2                 7              11           1

5/4/1-*Kenseth    3309       +428       7/146      -14          610/-2    1—2—1                 8              16           3

6/6/2-*JJohnson 3249       +368       1/190      +30         680/+3   5—1—4                 13           15           5

7/7/10-*JBurton   3219       +338       4/165      +5           586/-3    1—1—2                 7              12           3

8/8/5-*KyBusch   3199       +318       3/175      +15         720/E      1—2—1                 6              14           3

9/9/18-**Bowyer  3047       +166       20/103   -57          642/+1   0—0—1                 2              12           3

10/11/22-**Truex3042       +161       6/155      -5            707/+1   1—2—1                 5              10           3

11/12/14-KuBsh  3022       +141       9/143      -17          718/+2   2—0—2                 5              9              2

12/10/3-Harvick   3009       +128       14/121   -39          521/-5    1—1—0                 4              10           3

                                                Out of

                                                12th

13/13/6-Dale Jr    2881       -128        5/160      +30         664/-1    0—1—0                 6              10           5

 

* Clinched

** Can clinch by starting the Richmond race

 

NOTES

 

·          JOHNSON SERVES NOTICE WITH CLINCHING WIN:  Quiet for most of the summer, defending champ Jimmie Johnson and the #48 team clinched their fourth straight Chase by winning at Cali, and took the lead in the 07 Chase standings as well. Only Matt Kenseth has made all four Chases.

·          FIND THE TRACK, YOU’RE IN MARTIN:   All Martin Truex Jr. has to do is show up at RIR Saturday night and he gets in his first Chase in only his second fulltime season. Truex was in 22nd at this time last season.

·          WILL THIS BE THE FIRST RICHMOND FINALE WHERE A DRIVER DOESN’T DROP OUT?  In the 2004 inaugural Race to the Chase, Kasey Kahne blew an 89-point lead over Jeremy Mayfield and didn’t make The Chase. In 2005, Jamie McMurray dropped out and Ryan Newman snuck in. Last year, Kahne was the one with the last race heroics as his third place gained 61 points over Tony Stewart’s 18th, and Kahne had 16 points to spare in making his first Chase. Will Dale Jr become the first driver to make up over 100 points at RIR in what be the biggest last race comeback in the four-year history of the playoffs?

·          CHASE VERSION 1.0:  If only 10 got into the 2007 Chase,  it would be four drivers fighting for two spots at RIR. Here’s how it would look going to Richmond:

Out of 11th

9—Bowyer           +25

10—Truex            +20

                                Out of 10th

11—KuBusch      -20

12—Harvick         -33

 

 

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 J Johnson,

                                                                                                                                                J Burton, Ky Busch,

                                                                                                                                                Clint Bowyer clinched

                                                                                                                                                At Cali

 

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 4      25%

Penske                  1 of 2      50%

[counting Ginn Racing merger]

 

MANUFACTURER BREAKDOWN OF CURRENT TOP 12

 

Chevrolet              9

Ford                        2

Dodge                    1

 

CHASE STARTING POINTS                                Out of 1st

1—Jimmie Johnson          5050                              --

2-Jeff Gordon                      5040                             -10

3-Tony Stewart                   5030                             -20

4-Carl Edwards                   5020                             -30

5-Kurt Busch                       5020                             -30

6-Denny Hamlin                   5010                             -40

7-Martin Truex                    5010                             -40

8-Matt Kenseth                   5010                             -40

9-Kyle Busch                       5010                             -40

10-Jeff Burton                     5010                             -40

11-Kevin Harvick                5010                             -40

12-Clint Bowyer                  5000                             -50

 

RACE TO THE CHASE COMPARISON CHARTS

                                      Out of                                              Out of                                                     Out of

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

1-MKENSETH       3638/+489            1-TSTEWART       3570/+642            1-JJOHNSON       3482/+449

2-JJOHNSON       3629/+480            2-GBIFFLE             3361/+433            2-JGORDON         3432/+399

3-KHARVICK         3296/+147            3-JJOHNSON       3312/+384            3-DALE JR            3366/+333

4-JGORDON         3251/+102            4-RWALLACE       3257/+329            4-TSTEWART       3304/+271

5-KYBUSCH          3244/+95               5-MMARTIN          3149/+221            5-MKENSETH       3253/+220

6-DALE JR            3226/+77               6-KUBUSCH          3114/+186            6-ESADLER           3204+171

7-DHAMLIN           3225/+76               7-JMAYFIELD       3073/+145            7-KUBUSCH          3186/+153

8-TStewart           3194/+45               8-CEDWARDS      3014/+86               8-RNEWMAN        3078/+45

9-MMARTIN          3181/+32               9-MKENSETH       2939/+11               9-KKahne              3067/+34

10-JBURTON        3179/+30               10-JMcMurray     2929/+1                 10-MMARTIN        3058/+25

 

                                     Out of                                              Out of                                                Out of

                                        10th                                                       10th                                                  10th       

11-KKAHNE          3149/-30                11-RNEWMAN      2928/-1                  11-JMcMurray     3033/-25

                                                                12-JGordon          2899/-30                12-BLabonte        3022-36

                                                                13-ESadler           2877/-52                13-DJarrett          3015/-43

                                                                14-DJarrett          2812/-117             14-JMAYFIELD     3003/-55

                                                                15-KHarvick         2798/-131             15-KHarvick         3002/-56

                                                                16-JNemechek   2794/-135            

                                                                               

Names in ALL CAPS made the Chase in that year


THE CHASE
26. Richmond
THE RACE to GET in THE CHASE after
24. Bristol
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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