For Owners Points, see my 2010 Sprint Cup OWNERS Points Standings page
Kyle Busch wins at Dover: #18-Kyle Busch won the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway for his 2nd win of 2010. 2nd Dover win and 18th win of his career. Busch also won the Nationwide race Saturday and finished 16th in the Camping World Truck Series race [after leading the most laps], all at Dover. Busch led 494 of 900 laps at Dover. #31-Burton finished 2nd, followed by #17-Kenseth, #11-Hamlin, #00-Reutimann, #16-Biffle, #29-Harvick, #99-Edwards, #14-Stewart and #20-Logano. Pole sitter #56-Truex Jr.finished 12th. #48-Johnson finished 16th down a lap after getting caught speeding exiting pit road and had to do a pass thru penalty. #9-Kahne, who started 2nd finsihed 20th, down 2 laps after having shifter problems. #88-Earnhardt Jr. had another tough day and finshed 30th, down 10 laps. Harvick still leads the points with 1768. down to 69 over Kyle Busch, who moved up to 2nd with his win and Johnson's miscue.
There were 20 lead changes among 8 drivers and only 5 cautions for 24 yellow flag laps. The attendence was reported at 88,000, down from 100,000 last year and 133,000 in 2008.
See race results, awards, laps led and more on Jayski's Dover Race Results/Awards page.(5-16-2010)
2010 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
[after Dover, race 12 of 36]:
rank, car#, driver, points, behind
1) #29-Kevin Harvick [1 win], 1768
2) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 1699, -69
3) #17-Matt Kenseth, 1642, -126
4) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins], 1637, -131
5) #11-Denny Hamlin [3 wins], 1618, -150
6) #24-Jeff Gordon, 1605, -163
7) #16-Greg Biffle, 1581, -187
8) #31-Jeff Burton, 1569, -199
9) #2-Kurt Busch [1 win], 1531, -237
10) #99-Carl Edwards, 1487, -281
11) #5-Mark Martin, 1475, -293
12) #56-Martin Truex Jr., 1434, -334
Chase for the Sprint Cup - Contenders:
13) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 1404, 30 points out of the chase
14) #14-Tony Stewart, 1397, -37
15) #33-Clint Bowyer, 1392, -42
16) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 1391, -43
2009 Chase Drivers not in top 16
19) #42-Juan Montoya, 1322, -1124
21) #9-Kasey Kahne, 1237, -197
27) #83-Brian Vickers, 1158, -276 [out with illness]
See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(5-16-2010)
Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Charlotte:
Front Row Motorsports #37 falls out and their #38 team back to 35th, so expect Conway back in the #38 at Charlotte in two weeks.
32) #34-Kvapil/Front Row: 953, +56
33) #71-Labonte/TRG: 945, +48
34) #7-Gordon/RGM/BAM: 899, +2
35) #38-Gilliland/Front Row: 899, 2 points ahead of 36th
these teams/ drivers must qualify by speed:
36) #37-Conway/Front Row: 897, 2 points out of 35th
37) #26-Stremme/Latitude43: 788, -111
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.(5-16-2010)
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
NOTE 2 MONEY: why do some drivers listed with out any starts have money won and some do not? Some of the drivers competed in the Gatorade Duels and/or the Sprint Open non-points races and were awarded winnings for those races.
NOTES 3: 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.
NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES DRIVER
LEADERS LAST RACE DATE:
|Chase||Starts||Poles||Wins||Top 5s||Top 10||DNFs||Money Won||Prev
|12||Martin Truex Jr.||15||1434||-334||-41||30||12||1||0||1||4||1||$1,422,500||13|
|16||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||15||1391||-377||-1||-43||12||1||0||1||3||0||$2,206,929||12|
|19||Juan Pablo Montoya||35||1322||-446||-10||-112||12||0||0||4||6||3||$1,905,076||17|
|25||A J Allmendinger||15||1202||-566||-8||-232||12||1||0||0||1||2||$1,662,457||27|
|30||Sam Hornish Jr.||5||1013||-755||-37||-421||12||0||0||0||0||1||$1,262,045||30|
|36||Kevin Conway #||0||743||-1025||-74||-691||11||0||0||0||0||1||$1,066,963||36|
|52||J J Yeley||0||92||-1676||-22||-1342||2||0||0||0||0||2||$146,980||55|
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]
#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 Drivers Points
2010 Sprint Cup Owners 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