For Drivers Points, see my 2010 Sprint Cup DRIVERS Points Standings page
Biffle wins at Pocono: #16-Greg Biffle won the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway for his 1st win of 2010, ending a 64 race winless streak, Ford's first win of 2010 [Talladega in Nov 2009 was the last win] and 15th of his career. Pole sitter #14-Stewart finished second followed by: #99-Edwards, #29-Harvick, #11-Hamlin, #24-Gordon, #5-Martin, #31-Burton, #56-Truex Jr. and #48-Johnson. #29-Harvick increased his lead to 189 points over #24-Jeff Gordon. The race started about 25 minutes late due to a rain shower. There was a red flag on lap 164 when #48-Johnson got in to #2-Busch, sending Busch into an unprotected [No SAFER] guardrail, and even worse was #19-Sadler went head on into another unprotected area, which tore the engine out of the car. Sadler was shook up but was released from the infield care center and says he is ok, just sore. Then the race was red flagged a tad longer for rain, but was able to restart and finish the race. There were 19 lead changes among 9 drivers and 5 cautions for 31 yellow flag laps. The attendance was reported at 100,000, up from last year which was 80,000 on a Monday after the race was rained out on Sunday last August, which had 105,000 in attendance,
See race results, awards, laps led and more on Jayski's Pocono Race Results/Awards page.(8-1-2010)
Race Fast Facts - Pocono:
#16-Greg Biffle won the The Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 (37th Running), his 15th victory in 279 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2010. Biffle breaks a 64-race winless streak. His last victory came on Sept. 21, 2008 at Dover International Speedway.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 16 races at Pocono Raceway. His only top-five finish here, a fourth, came in August 2004.
#14-Tony Stewart (second) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 24 races at Pocono Raceway. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2010.
#99-Carl Edwards (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 12 races at Pocono Raceway.
#34-Kevin Conway (31st) was the highest finishing rookie.
#29-Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 189 points over #24-Jeff Gordon.(NASCAR Statistics)(8-1-2010)
2010 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
[after Watkins Glen, race 21 of 36]:
rank, car#, driver, points, behind
1) #29-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 3080
2) #24-Jeff Gordon, 2891, -189
3) #11-Denny Hamlin [5 wins], 2820, -260
4) #48Jimmie Johnson [5 wins], 2803, -277
5) #31-Jeff Burton, 2757, -323
6) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 2724, -356
7) #2-Kurt Busch [2 wins], 2722, -358
8) #14-Tony Stewart, 2719, -361
9) #17-Matt Kenseth, 2682, -398
10) #99-Carl Edwards, 2666, -414
11) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 2652, -428
12) #33-Clint Bowyer, 2564, -516
Chase for the Sprint Cup - Contenders:
13) #5-Mark Martin, 2530, -550, 34 points out of the chase
14) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2435, -645, -129
15) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 2426, -654, -138
16) #9-Kasey Kahne, 2396, -684, -168
2009 Chase Drivers not in top 16
21) #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 2241, -839, -323
36) #83-Brian Vickers, 1158 [out season with illness]
See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(8-1-2010)
Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Watkins Glen:
No one moved in to or out of the top-35. The #26 team falls to 37th and #38 up to 36th. The points spread from 35th to 36th is well over a race now, at 199
33) #37-Kvapil/Front Row: 1583, +213
34) #34-Conway/Front Row: 1579, +209
35) #71-TBA/TRG, 1569, 199 points ahead of 36th
these teams/ drivers must qualify by speed:
36) #38-Gilliland/Front Row: 1370, 199 points out of the top 35
37) #26-Stremme/Latitude43: 1367, -202
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.(8-1-2010)
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 #21: THE SUNOCO RED CROSS PENNSYLVANIA "500" (37TH RUNNING) Race Date: 8/1/2010
|Rank||Car#||Owner||Points||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10||Attempts|
|3||11||J D GIBBS||2820||21||5||8||9||21|
|16||9||GEORGE GILLETT JR.||2396||21||0||5||7||21|
|23||98||GEORGE GILLETT JR.||2226||21||0||1||3||21|
|30||19||GEORGE GILLETT JR.||1860||21||0||0||0||21|
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 # 21
The Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 (37th Running)
UNOFFICIAL Provided by NASCAR Statistics
Sunday, 8/1/2010 @ 6:43 PM Eastern
|+/- Top 35||Prev
|3||J D Gibbs||11||2,820||-260||-71||1450||3||21|
|16||George Gillett Jr.||9||2,396||-684||-30||1026||17||21|
|23||George Gillett Jr.||98||2,226||-854||-1||856||23||21|
|30||George Gillett Jr.||19||1,860||-1,220||-25||490||29||21|
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
Official Results / Points - PDF file
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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