THE CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP
STATS after Pocono, 8/3/2009

The RACE to the CHASE 21 of 26



THIS WEEKLY REPORT IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF DAVID POOLE

 

 

2009 RACE TO THE CHASE

After Race #21 of 26:  Pocono #2

Races Left to the Chase: 5

Watkins Glen        Atlanta  #2

Michigan #2          Richmond #2

Bristol #2              

 

 

                                                Out          Last                        Gain/Loss                             Top         Top         Bot

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

1/1/9-STEWART   3188       +726       10/134   +33         839/E     2—4—3                 12           17           0

2/2/4-JOHNSON  2991       +529       13/129   +28         784/+1   3—3—1                 9              14           1

3/3/6-JGORDON  2989       +527       8/142      +41         709/-1    1—5—0                 10           15           1

4/4/18-KuBusch   2751       +289       9/143      +42         555/E     1—0—2                 6              11           1

5/6/10-HAMLIN     2713       +251       1/195      +94         704/+2   1—2—2                 7              9              3

6/5/3-EDWARDS 2665       +203       18/109   +8           614/-1    0—1—1                 5              9              0

7/8/7-KKahne       2642       +180       5/160      +59         728/+7   1—0—1                 4              9              1

8/10/25-Montoya  2631       +169       2/170      +69         714/+4   0—1—0                 1              10           0

9/7/15-Newman   2627       +165       14/121   +20         581/-3    0—1—1                 5              9              1

 

10/9/23-Martin      2622       +160       7/151      +50         696/+1   4—1—0                 6              11           5

11/12/13-KENSTH 2564    +102       11/135   +34         607/-1    2—0—0                 4              8              1

12/11/8-BIFFLE    2563       +101       15/118   +17         571/-4    0—0—2                 6              9              2

                                                Out of

                                                12th

13/14/1-KYBSCH 2462      -101        16/115   -19          500/-4    3—0—1                 4              6              3

14/15/16-Vickers 2459       -104        6/150      +16         665/+3   0—0—0                 3              10           2

15/16/12-BOWYER 2448   -115        3/170      +36         596/+1   0—1—1                 4              8              2

16/13/27-Reutmn 2442      -121        29/81      -53          565/-2    1—0—1                 4              6              1

17/17/5-BURTON 2301      -262        21/100   -34          430/-2    0—0—2                 2              6              2

22/23/11-HARVCK 2066    -497        12/127   -7            529/+3   0—1—0                 2              3              5

23/22/2-DALEJR  2062       -501        28/79      -55          422/-3    0—1—0                 1              3              4

2008  Chase participants in ALL CAPS

 

 

CURRENT CHASE SEEDING

1—Mark Martin                     5040                       7—Kurt Busch                      5010

2—Jimmie Johnson           5030                       8—Kasey Kahne                 5010

3—Tony Stewart                  5020                       9—Carl Edwards                 5000

4—Matt Kenseth                  5020                       10—Ryan Newman            5000

5—Jeff Gordon                     5010                       11—Juan Montoya              5000

6—Denny Hamlin                                5010                       12—Greg Biffle                    5000

 

NOTES:

 

·          FIRST PODIUM FINISH OF ’09 LIFTS MONTOYA:  Juan Pablo Montoya picked a great time to pick up his first Top 3 of the season, finishing second at Pocono and gaining 69 precious points over 13th place. Now 169 points ahead in 8th, a great run at Watkins Glen could give JPM a commanding position on making the Chase for the first time in his career.

·          BAD DAY FOR REUTIMANN:  David Reutimann’s inspired charge for the 09 Chase suffered a big blow with a 29th at Pocono. He lost 53 points to 12th place and three positions from 13th back to 16th. He’s now 121 points out with five races to go.

·          KAHNE’S FIFTH GIVES HIM CUSHION:  Richard Petty may be about to make his first visit to the Chase podium at Richmond and congratulate Kasey Kahne, whose fifth at Pocono moved him 59 points further ahead of 13th. Now +180 ahead, Kahne has gone from 14th to 7th in the last five races.

·          TIME FOR ROWDY TO CHARGE:  Kyle Busch struggled to a 16th at Pocono, but lost only 19 points and gained a position to 13th. “Rowdy” is 101 points out of Greg Biffle and he should be a favorite to get a top 5 at Watkins Glen this Sunday. 

·          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       3059/+558            1-JGORDON        3236/+844            1-JJOHNSON       3124/+549

2-DALE JR            2883/+382            2-D HAMLIN          2870/+478            2-M KENSETH     3017/+442

3-C EDWARDS    2874/+373            3-M KENSETH     2825/+433            3-J BURTON        2749/+174

4-J JOHNSON      2859/+358            4-J BURTON        2763/+371            4-K HARVICK       2733/+158

5-J BURTON        2833/+332            5-T STEWART      2749/+357            5-KY BUSCH        2733/+158

6-J GORDON       2678/+177            6-C EDWARDS    2682/+290            6-M MARTIN          2712/+137

7-K Kahne             2592/+91               7-J JOHNSON      2624/+232            7-D HAMLIN          2648/+73

8- G BIFFLE          2589/+88               8-KY BUSCH        2611/+219            8-J GORDON       2627/+52

9-T STEWART      2569/+68               9-J JOHNSON      2624/+232            9-T Stewart           2619/+44

10-D HAMLIN       2547/+46               10-C BOWYER     2552/+160            10-DALE JR          2612/+37

11-K HARVICK     2520/+19               11-M TRUEX         2437/+45                              

12-C BOWYER     2512/+11               12-KU BUSCH     2399/+7

 

13-M KENSETH   2501/-11                13-Dale Jr             2392/-7                  11-K KAHNE         2575/-37

14-D Ragan          2466/-46                14-R Newman     2309/-90                12-G Biffle             2497/-115

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                               

2005                                                       2004

1-T STEWART      2923/+448            1-JJOHNSON       3095/+584

2-J JOHNSON      2848/+373            2-J GORDON       2998/+487

3-G BIFFLE           2812/+337            3-DALE JR            2855/+344

4-R WALLACE      2705/+230            4-T STEWART      2761/+250

5-KU BUSCH       2646/+171            5-M KENSETH     2738/+227

6-M MARTIN          2636/+161            6-E SADLER         2674/+163

7-R NEWMAN       2568/+93               7-KU BUSCH       2615/+104

8-J MAYFIELD      2554/+79               8-B Labonte          2584/+73

9-D Jarrett             2493/+18               9-K Harvick           2562/+51

10-C EDWARDS  2487/+12               10-R NEWMAN    2542/+31

 

11-J McMurray      2475/-12                11-K Kahne          2511/-31

12-E Sadler          2463/-24                12-J MAYFIELD    2510/-32

13-K Harvick         2405/-82                13-D Jarrett           2487/-55

14-J Gordon         2400/-87                14-J McMurray      2433/-109

15-M KENSETH   2319/-168             15-M MARTIN       2419/-123            

               

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
20. Indianapolis
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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