For Drivers Points, see my 2010 Sprint Cup DRIVERS Points Standings page
Johnson wins at Infineon Raceway: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the Toyota / Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway for his 1st win at a road course, 4th win of the season and 51st of his career. The win is Hendrick Motorsports 15th win on a road course. #7-Robby Gordon finished 2nd for his best finish since Watkins Glen in 2005 when he finished 2nd and first top 5 since finished 3rd at Charlotte in May 2009. #29-Harvick finished 3rd followed by #9-Kahne, #24-Gordon, #47-Ambrose, #16-Biffle, #26-Boris Said, #14-Stewart and #42-Montoya. #47-Ambrose was poised to win his first Sprint Cup race with 6 laps to go during the 7th caution, Ambrose shut off his engine to save gas, then could not restart the engine immediately. Ambrose lost 6 positions while restarting his engine. Drivers are supposed to maintain caution speed and NASCAR officials let the #47 team know, forcing Ambrose to restart in seventh. Points leader #29-Harvick increased his points lead to 140 [from 22], now over Johnson, who moved to 2nd. #18-Busch wrecked early and finished 32nd, falling to 4th in the points. #88-Earnhardt Jr. finished 11th. A couple road course specialists making their first Sprint Cup starts did ok with #09-Magnussen finishing 12th and #83-Ekstrom finishing 21st.
There were 12 lead changes among 8 drivers and 7 cautions for 14 yellow flag laps along with a red flag that lasted about 21 minutes after a big wreck on lap 67. The attendence was reported at 90,000, down from 93,500 last year
See race results, awards, laps led and more on Jayski's Infineon Race Results/Awards page.(6-20-2010)
Race Fast Facts - Infineon Raceway:
#48-Jimmie Johnson won the Toyota/Save Mart 350, his 51st victory in 307 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his fourth victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2010.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in nine races at Infineon Raceway. Johnson won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup road race in his 17th road course start.
#7-Robby Gordon (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in 13 races at Infineon Raceway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2010.
#29-Kevin Harvick (third) posted his third top-10 finish in ten races at Infineon Raceway.
#34-Kevin Conway (28th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 140 points over Jimmie Johnson.(NASCAR Statistics)(6-20-2010)
2010 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
[after Infineon, race 16 of 36]:
rank, car#, driver, points, behind
1) #29-Kevin Harvick [1 win], 2334
2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 2194, -140
3) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 2193, -141
4) #11-Denny Hamlin [5 wins], 2183, -151
5) #24-Jeff Gordon, 2142, -192
6) #2-Kurt Busch [2 wins], 2118, -216
7) #17-Matt Kenseth, 2092, -242
8) #31-Jeff Burton, 2027, -307
9) #16-Greg Biffle, 2011, -323
10) #14-Tony Stewart, 1983, -351
11) #5-Mark Martin, 1947, -387, +72
12) #99-Carl Edwards, 1932, -402, +57 ahead of 13th
Chase for the Sprint Cup - Contenders:
13) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr, 1876, 57 points out of the chase
14) #33-Clint Bowyer, 1858, -74
15) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 1850, -82
2009 Chase Drivers not in top 16
20) #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 1781, -151
21) #9-Kasey Kahne, 1771, -161
34) #83-Brian Vickers, 1158 [out season with illness]
See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(6-20-2010)
Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at New Hampshire:
No one moved in to or out of the top-35, but the #26 moved up to 36th & the #38 to 27th, #7 moved from 35th to 32nd with the 2nd place finish.
32) #7-Gordon/RGM: 1230, +101
33) #71-Labonte/TRG: 1203, +74
34) #37-Kvapil/Front Row: 1200, +71
35) #34-Conway/Front Row: 1191, 62 points ahead of 36th
these teams/ drivers must qualify by speed:
36) #26-Stremme/Latitude43: 1129, 62 points out of the top 35
37) #38-Gilliland/Front Row: 1101, -90
The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
For the owner points standings, see my Owners Points Standings page.(6-20-2010)
NOTE: DRIVERS points and OWNERS points are NOT the same, teams who fail to make the race still get points, while drivers who miss the race get no points
OWNERS CHASE: The Owners championship takes the same format as the drivers championship. Owners have their own Chase, so if a team uses more then one driver and is in the Top 12 after 26 races, that TEAM [not driver] would run for the Chase for the owners championship. The drivers would NOT. This means a driver in the Chase would have a team that is NOT in the chase. Rules on The Chase on my Chase News and Rules page
NOTES II: these points standings are directly from NASCAR Statistics, the unofficial are posted after the race and the official are posted when released, usually sometime Monday afternoon. If they differ from NASCAR.com, take it up with NASCAR.com, I do NOT run that site and have no idea why they would differ, usually with the way penalties are handled, Folks with questions can email NASCAR or NASCAR.com, see my Racing FAQ page this info. Most questions come from folks in Fantasy Leagues, I don't not participate or follow these, ask the person running it how they handles penalties, they should have a rule for such a thing, I do not mediate such things or draft drivers for anyone.
UNOFFICIAL POINTS that were posted the day of the race
Owner Points Following Race # 16
TEAMS in RED are NOT in Top 35 of OWNERS POINTS
from NASCAR PR used with permission
The Points Penalties for the 2010 season
#13-Max Papis and team owner 50 pts [Texas 4-18-2010]
#47-Marcos Ambrose and team owner 50 points [Texas 4-18-2010]
#7-Robby Gordon and team owner 25 points [Darlington 5-8-2010]
#55-Michael McDowell and team owner 25 points [Darlington 5-8-2010]
#38-Travis Kvapil and team owner 150 points [Pocono 6-6-2010]
#38 fined for Pocono infractions: NASCAR has issued penalties, suspensions and fines to the #38 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rules infractions committed during last Sunday’s event at Pocono Raceway. The team was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-10.7J (unapproved modification to valve stem hardware) of the 2010 NASCAR Rule Book. As a result, crew chief Steve Lane has been fined $100,000, suspended for the next 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup events, suspended from NASCAR until Sept. 15 and placed on probation until Dec. 31. Car chief Richard Bourgeois and tire specialist Michael Harrold have also been suspended from the next 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup events, suspended from NASCAR until Sept. 15 and placed on probation until Dec. 31. Driver Travis Kvapil and owner Doug Yates have been penalized with the loss of 150 driver and 150 owner points, respectively.(NASCAR)(6-9-2010)
#7 & #55 team fined: NASCAR has issued penalties to the #7 and #55 teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules violations last week at Darlington Raceway. The #7 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR required specifications); and 20-18A (unapproved additional door braces) of the 2010 NASCAR rule book. The infraction was discovered during opening day inspection on May 7. Crew chief Samuel Stanley has been fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. Robby Gordon, both driver and owner of the #7 car, has been penalized with the loss of 25 championship driver and 25 championship owner points.
The #55 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1; 12-4-J; and 20-10.6B (unapproved final drive gear; incorrect tooth count). The violation was discovered during post-qualifying inspection on May 7. Crew chief Zachary McGowan has been fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. Driver Michael McDowell and owner Randy Humphrey have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship driver and 25 championship owner points, respectively.(NASCAR)(5-12-2010)
NASCAR has issued penalties to the #13, #47, #00 and #56 teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rule violations committed at Texas Motor Speedway last week. Robert “Bootie” Barker, crew chief of the #13 team, and Frank Kerr, crew chief of the #47 team, have each been fined $75,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for violating Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 20-2.3A (unapproved added weight); 20-7 (all engine cooling system components must be approved by NASCAR prior to being used in competition); and 20-7.3A (radiator mount; failure to submit components) of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rule book.
Car owners Robert Germain (#13) and Tad Geschickter (#47) have each been penalized with the loss of 50 championship owner points for violating Sections 12-1 and 20-2.3A. Drivers Max Papis (#13) and Marcos Ambrose (#47) have each been penalized with the loss of 50 championship driver points for violating Sections 12-1 and 20-2.3A.
Rodney Childers, crew chief of the #00 team, and Pat Tryson, crew chief of the #56 team, have each been fined $25,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31 for violating Sections 12-1; 20-7; and 20-7.3A. All of these violations occurred during post-qualifying inspection on April 16.(NASCAR)(4-21-2010)
MWR Statement: Executive Vice President of Michael Waltrip Racing Cal Wells: “NASCAR indicated we were running a part, a radiator pan, which had not been officially submitted for approval. We accept NASCAR’s ruling and will not appeal because we cannot debate whether the part was submitted, only whether or not the part needed submission. This gives us a clear line of sight on how parts need to be submitted for approval. We will work diligently with NASCAR in the future on all new parts to ensure this does not happen to MWR again.”(MWR)(4-21-2010)
For records, some rules and more, see my Main Penalties News page
PDF File - Unofficial Owners Points
2010 Sprint Cup Drivers Points Standings
Race Info/Rundown Page
NASCAR Sprint Cup Results/Lineup
2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule
Jayski's Silly Season Site Sprint Cup News Page
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