For Drivers Points, see my 2010 Sprint Cup DRIVERS Points Standings page
Harvick wins at Daytona: #29-Kevin Harvick won the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway for his 2nd win at the track, 2nd win of the season and 13th of his career. The start of the race was delayed 90 minutes because of rain. #9-Kahne finished 2nd followed by #24-Gordon, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #31-Burton, #99-Edwards, #2-Busch, #83-Sorenson, #71-Bliss, and #82-Speed. The race ended with a green-white-checker finish. #33-Bowyer was leading on the final restart but lost the lead and ended up spinning on the final lap to finish 17th. The "big one" happened on lap 148 when #2-Busch and #31-Burton made contact while running up front. Drivers behind them tried to check up but set off a chain reaction. There were a total of 19 drivers involved: #77-Hornish, #42-Montoya, #48-Johnson, #39-Newman, #09-Labonte, #98-Menard, #82-Speed, #9-Kahne, #5-Martin, #20-Logano, #14-Stewart, #83-Sorenson, #38-Kvapil, #7-Gordon, #12-Keselowski, #47-Ambrose, #16-Biffle, #78-Smith, #11-Hamlin. The accident caused a 19 minute red flag. Points leader #29-Harvick saw his lead increase to 212 [from 105] and #24-Gordon moved to second.
There were 47 lead changes among 18 drivers and 9 cautions for 37 yellow flag laps. The attendance was reported at 115,000, the same as 2009.
See race results, awards, laps led and more on Jayski's Daytona Race Results/Awards page.(7-3-2010)
Race Fast Facts - Daytona:
Kevin Harvick won the COKE ZERO 400 Powered By Coca-Cola (52nd Running), his 13th victory in 340 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
There were an event-record 18 different leaders. The previous record was 15 (1986, 2006).
This is his second victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2010.
This is his second victory and eighth top-10 finish in 19 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Kasey Kahne (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in 14 races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2010.
Jeff Gordon (third) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 36 races at Daytona International Speedway.(NASCAR Statistics)(7-3-2010)
2010 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
[after Daytona, race 18 of 36]:
rank, car#, driver, points, behind
1) #29-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 2684
2) #24-Jeff Gordon, 2472 -212
3) #48-Jimmie Johnson [5 wins], 2459 -225
4) #2-Kurt Busch [2 wins], 2439 -245
5) #18-Denny Hamlin [5 wins], 2400 -284
6) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 2376 -308
7) #17-Matt Kenseth, 2322 -362
8) #31-Jeff Burton, 2319 -365
9) #14-Tony Stewart, 2251 -433
10) #16-Greg Biffle, 2234 -450
11) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2177 -507
12) #99-Carl Edwards, 2170 -514
Chase for the Sprint Cup - Contenders:
13) #5-Mark Martin, 2131 -553, 39 points out of the chase
14) #33-Clint Bowyer, 2121 -563, -49
15) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 2090 -594, -80
16) #9-Kasey Kahne, 2016 -668, -154
2009 Chase Drivers not in top 16
21) #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 1924, -246
36) #83-Brian Vickers, 1158 [out season with illness]
See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(7-3-2010)
Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Chicago:
No one moved in to or out of the top-35. The #37 team dropped to 35th, but is 96 points ahead of the #26.
32) #7-Gordon/RGM: 1435, +179
33) #71-Bliss/TRG, 1393, +137
34) #34-Conway/Front Row: 1379, +123
35) #37-Richardson/Front Row: 1352, 96 points ahead of 36th
these teams/ drivers must qualify by speed:
36) #26-Stremme/Latitude43: 1256, 96 points out of the top 35
37) #38-Kvapil/Front Row: 1193, -159
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.(7-3-2010)
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.
OFFICIAL NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES OWNER LEADERS
Race #18: COKE ZERO "400" POWERED BY COCA-COLA (52ND RUNNING) Race Date: 7/3/2010
|Rank||Car#||Owner||Points||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10||Attempts|
|5||11||J D GIBBS||2400||18||5||7||7||18|
|16||9||GEORGE GILLETT JR.||2016||18||0||5||6||18|
|23||98||GEORGE GILLETT JR.||1847||18||0||1||2||18|
|29||19||GEORGE GILLETT JR.||1650||18||0||0||0||18|
UNOFFICIAL POINTS that were posted the day of the race
OFFICIAL POINTS WILL be posted sometime the afternoon the next business day, ABOVE
Source: NASCAR Statistics
Owner Points Following Race # 17
Daytona International Speedway
Coke Zero 400
UNOFFICIAL Provided by NASCAR Statistics
Sunday, 7/4/2010 @ 1:08 AM Eastern
|5||J D Gibbs||11||2,400||-284||-39||4||18|
|16||George Gillett Jr.||9||2,016||-668||-74||20||18|
|23||George Gillett Jr.||98||1,847||-837||-53||23||18|
|29||George Gillett Jr.||19||1,650||-1,034||-10||29||18|
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
Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site Main Page