THE CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP
STATS after Indianapolis, 7/26/2009

The RACE to the CHASE 20 of 26



THIS WEEKLY REPORT IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF DAVID POOLE

 

 

2009 RACE TO THE CHASE

After Race #20 of 26:  Indy

Races Left to the Chase: 6

Pocono #2            Bristol #2

Watkins Glen        Atlanta #2

Michigan #2          Richmond #2

 

                                                                Out         Last        Gain/Loss                                             Top         Top         Bot

09/LW/LY                              Pts          of 13th    Race      13th         Lst 5       W—2—3               5s           10s         10s

1/1/10-STEWART                3054      +693       3/170      +94         880/E     2—4—3                 12           16           0

2/3/4-JOHNSON                  2862       +501       1/190      +114       815/+1   3—3—1                 9              14           1

3/2/6-JGORDON                  2847       +486       9/138      +62         705/-1    1—5—0                 10           14           1

4/4/18-KuBusch                   2608       +247       27/82      +6           535/E     1—0—2                 6              10           1

5/6/5-EDWARDS                 2556       +195       15/118   +42         629/+1   0—1—1                 5              9              0

6/5/8-HAMLIN                       2518       +157       34/61      -15          669/+4   0—2—2                 6              8              3

7/7/16-Newman                   2506       +145       14/121   +45         572/-2    0—1—1                 5              9              1

8/8/9-Kahne                          2482       +121       7/146      +70         763/+7   1—0—1                 3              8              1

9/11/26-Martin                      2471       +110       2/175      +99         603/-1    4—1—0                 6              10           5

10/9/22-Montoya                  2461       +100       11/140   +64         694/+4   0—0—0                 0              9              0

11/13/7-BIFFLE                    2445       +84         4/160      +84         532/-4    0—0—2                 6              9              2

12/12/11-KENSTH              2429      +68         10/134   +58         581/-1    2—0—0                 4              8              1

                                                Out of

                                                12th

13/14/27-Reutmn                2361       -68          8/142      +8           554/E     1—0—1                 4              6              1

14/10/1-KYBSCH                 2347      -82          38/49      -85          487/-5    3—0—1                 4              6              3

15/16/15-Vickers                 2309      -120        5/160      +26         635/+2   0—0—0                 3              9              2

16/15/12-BOWYER             2278      -151        18/109   -25          568/E     0—1—0                 3              7              2

17/17/3-BURTON                2201       -228        25/88      -46          391/-5    0—0—2                 2              6              2

22/21/2-DALEJR                  1983      -446        36/55      -79          428/-4    0—1—0                 1              3              4

23/25/13-HARVICK             1939      -490        6/150      +16         478/E     0—1—0                 2              3              5

 

2008  Chase participants in ALL CAPS

 

CHASE SEEDING

1—Mark Martin                     5040                       7—Kasey Kahne                 5010

2—Jimmie Johnson           5030                       8—Denny Hamlin                5000

3—Tony Stewart                  5020                       9—Carl Edwards                 5000

4—Matt Kenseth                  5020                       10—Ryan Newman            5000

5—Jeff Gordon                     5010                       11—Greg Biffle                    5000

6—Kurt Busch                      5010                       12—Juan Montoya              5000

 

NOTES:

·          DESPITE 3 WINS, KYLE BUSCH IN TROUBLE:  If Kyle Busch doesn’t rally to make the ’09 Chase, the debate on wins vs. consistency in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points system will reignite.  His 38th at Indy dropped him out of the T12, now 82 points out of 12th place. While Busch has three wins, he is 114 points  and four spots behind 10th-place Juan Pablo Montoya, who does not have a top 5 in 20 races.

·          GREAT STRETCH FOR KAHNE:  Kasey Kahne’s quiet 7th at Indy gained him 70 more points on 13th place. Kasey has the third most points (763) over the last five races and has zoomed seven spots in the rankings, to a relatively comfortable 121 points ahead of 13th.

·          DOWN ELEVATOR:  Jeff Burton has scored only 391 points over the last five races and has dropped five positions to 17th. Dale Earnhardt Jr., although he has run better at times, has managed only 428 points and dropped four more spots over the last five. Contrast that to Tony Stewart’s 880 points and Jimmie Johnson’s 815 over the same period.

·          T12 BY OWNERS:  Stewart-Haas 2 of 2 (100%), Hendrick 3 of 4 (75%), Roush 3 of 5 (60%),   Earnhardt/Ganassi 1 of 2 (50%) Gibbs 1 of 3 (33%), Penske 1 of 3 (33%), Petty 1 of 3 (33%). 

·          T12 BY MANUFACTURERS:  Chevrolet 6, Ford 3, Dodge 2, Toyota 1,

 

RACE TO THE CHASE COMPARISON CHARTS

                                      Out of                                                      out of                                                     out of

2008                       pts/13th                   2007                       pts/13th                   2006                       pts/11th 

1- KY BUSCH       3004/+644            1-JGORDON        3076/+872            1-JJOHNSON       2939/+477

2-DALE JR            2751/+391            2-D HAMLIN          2705/+501            2-M KENSETH     2842/+380

3-JBURTON         2733/+373            3-M KENSETH     2699/+495            3-J BURTON        2621/+159

4-J JOHNSON      2689/+329            4-J BURTON        2633/+429            4-KY BUSCH        2582/+120

5-C EDWARDS    2684/+324            5-T STEWART      2624/+420            5-K HARVICK       2563/+101

6-J GORDON       2544/+184            6-C EDWARDS    2582/+378            6-M MARTIN          2557/+95

7-G BIFFLE           2460/+100            7-K HARVICK       2488/+284            7-K KAHNE           2515/+53

8-D HAMLIN          2453/+93               8-KY BUSCH        2479/+275            8-D HAMLIN          2514/+52

9-K KAHNE           2441/+81               9-J JOHNSON      2469/+265            9-J GORDON       2512/+50

10-T STEWART    2399/+39               10-C BOWYER     2405/+201            10-T Stewart         2477/+15

11-M KENSETH   2366/+6                 11-M TRUEX         2335/+131                           

12-C BOWYER     2362/+2                 12-Dale Jr             2217/+13

 

13-K HARVICK     2360/-2                  13-KU BUSCH     2204/-13                11-DALE JR          2462/-15

14-D Ragan          2306/-56                14-R Newman     2158/-59                12-G Biffle             2433/-44

15-B Vickers         2230/-132             15-J McMurray      2104/-113            

16-R Newman     2218/-144             16-G Biffle             2089/-128                                                                                                            

                                                                                               

2005                                                       2004

1-JJOHNSON       2799/+436            1-JJOHNSON       3040/+660

2-T STEWART      2733/+370            2-J GORDON       2808/+428

3-G BIFFLE           2712/+349            3-DALE JR            2773/+393

4-R WALLACE      2617/+254            4-M KENSETH     2623/+243

5-KU BUSCH       2537/+174            5-T STEWART      2606/+226

6-R NEWMAN       2507/+144            6-E SADLER         2504/+124

7-M MARTIN          2490/+127            7-KU BUSCH       2481/+101

8-J MAYFIELD      2394/+31               8-R NEWMAN       2472/+92

9-E Sadler             2391/+28               9-B Labonte          2466/+86

10-D Jarrett           2372/+9                 10-K Harvick         2420/+40

 

11-J McMurray      2363/-9                  11-J MAYFIELD    2380/-40

12-C EDWARDS  2360/-12                12-K Kahne          2351/-69

13-K Harvick         2299/-73                13-M MARTIN       2331/-89

14-Dale Jr             2262/-110             15-J McMurray      2287/-133

15-J Gordon         2258/-114            

17-M KENSETH   2159/-213            

Eventual champion in italics

 

Underline denotes last driver with more than one-race margin over 13th place. Until 2007, the most points you could lose to another driver if you started  the race was 156. With the extra five points for winning instituted in 2007, you can now lose 161.


THE RACE to GET in THE CHASE after
19. Chicago
18. Daytona
17. New Hampshire
16. Sonoma
15. Michigan
14. Pocono
13. Dover
12. Charlotte
11. Darlington
10. Richmond
9. Talladega
8. Phoenix
7. Texas

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