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The Ten 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup Races

1) September 20 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1.058 miles
Won by #5-Mark Martin, Chase Leader #5-Mark Martin +35 pts

2) September 27 - Dover International Speedway, 1 mile
Won by #48-Jimmie Johnson, Chase Leader #5-Mark Martin +10 pts

3) October 4 - Kansas Speedway, 1.5 miles
Won by #14-Tony Stewart, Chase Leader #5-Mark Martin +18 pts

4) October 11 - Auto Club Speedway, 2.0 miles
[a track new to the Chase]
Won by #48-Jimmie Johnson (2), Chase Leader #48-Jimmie Johnson +12 pts

5) October 17 - Lowe's Motor Speedway, 1.5 miles
Won by #48-Jimmie Johnson (3), Chase Leader #48-Jimmie Johnson +90 pts

6) October 26 - Martinsville Speedway, .526 mile
Won by #11-Denny Hamlin, Chase Leader #48-Jimmie Johnson +118 pts

7) November 1 - Talladega Superspeedway, 2.66 miles
[moved from early Oct]
Won by #26-Jamie McMurray, Chase Leader #48-Jimmie Johnson +181 pts

8) November 8 - Texas Motor Speedway, 1.5 miles
Won by #2-Kurt Busch, Chase Leader #48-Jimmie Johnson +73 pts

9) November 15 - Phoenix International Raceway, 1 mile
Won by #48-Jimmie Johnson, Chase Leader #48-Jimmie Johnson +108 pts

10) November 22 - Homestead-Miami Speedway, 1.5 miles
Won by #11-Denny Hamlin, Chase Leader/2009 Champ #48-Jimmie Johnson +141 pts


2009 CHASE STATS PAGES by JAYSKI

after each race...

The Chase for the 2009 Sprint Cup
36). Homestead
35). Phoenix (2)
34). Texas (2)
33). Talladega (2)
32). Martinsville (2)
31). Lowe's Motor Speedway (2)
30). Auto Club (2)
29). Kansas
28). Dover (2)
27). New Hampshire (2)
The Race to the Chase
26). Richmond (2)
25). Atlanta (2)
24). Bristol (2)
23). Michigan (2)
22). Watkins Glen
21). Pocono (2)
20). Indianapolis
19). Chicago
18). Daytona (2)
17). New Hampshire
Leading to the Race to the Chase
16). Infineon Raceway/Sonoma
15). Michigan
14). Pocono
13). Dover
12). Charlotte
11). Darlington
10). Richmod
9). Talladega
8). Phoenix
7). Texas

2009 Sprint Cup Schedule

The 2008 Chase for the Sprint Cup, name change/news/results/minor changes
The 2007 Chase for the Nextel Cup, new rules/results
The 2004-2006 Chase for the Nextel Cup, The Original Rules and News

see CLASSIC standings [the old system] below, click here

see how the CHASE would had changed past champions if used from 1975-2003, click here


The lineup for the Chase for the 2009 Sprint Cup


DRIVERS WHO MADE THE CHASE 2004-2009


HOW NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
POINTS ARE AWARDED

NOTE: Driver Leads a Lap (under Green or Yellow Flag) gets 5 Bonus Points
Driver who leads the most laps gets 5 Bonus Points
as of 2004: Winning driver gets 180 points instead of 175
as of 2007: Winning driver gets 185 points instead of 180

Finish Finish
Points
Finish Finish
Points
WIN 185 23rd 94
2nd 170 24th 91
3rd 165 25th 88
4th 160 26th 85
5th 155 27th 82
6th 150 28th 79
7th 146 29th 76
8th 142 30th 73
9th 138 31st 70
10th 134 32nd 67
11th 130 33rd 64
12th 127 34th 61
13th 124 35th 58
14th 121 36th 55
15th 118 37th 52
16th 115 38th 49
17th 112 39th 46
18th 109 40th 43
19th 106 41st 40
20th 103 42nd 37
21st 100 43rd 34
22nd 97    


The driver who STARTs the race gets the points and the finishing position credit.

In addition to the points above, any driver who leads a lap during a race receives five bonus points. The driver who leads the most laps receives an additional five bonus points.

Owner points are calculated the same, with the exception that owners whose entries do not qualify for the race are awarded owner points according to qualifying results. These are awarded by deducting three points per position until it reaches a minimum of one point (44th = 31, 45th = 28, 46th = 25, etc., after 54th, teams get 1 point). Drivers that do not qualify receive no driver points.


CLASSIC POINTS FINISHES 2004-2008

Standings if the Chase wasn't around and the old posints system that was used from 1975 thru 2003 was still used


IF THE CHASE WERE from 1975-2003?

Chase Champs 1975-2003 [who would had won if the chase was in effect]:

Year Champ Chase Champ
1975 Richard Petty(6) Richard Petty(6)
1976 Cale Yarborough Cale Yarborough
1977 Cale Yarborough(2) Cale Yarborough(2)
1978 Cale Yarborough(3) Cale Yarborough(3)
1979 Richard Petty(7) Richard Petty(7)
1980 Dale Earnhardt Cale Yarborough(4)
1981 Darrell Waltrip Darrell Waltrip
1982 Darrell Waltrip(2) Darrell Waltrip(2)
1983 Bobby Allison Darrell Waltrip(3)
1984 Terry Labonte Harry Gant
1985 Darrell Waltrip(3) Darrell Waltrip(4)
1986 Dale Earnhardt(2) Dale Earnhardt
1987 Dale Earnhardt(3) Dale Earnhardt(2)
1988 Bill Elliott Bill Elliott
1989 Rusty Wallace Rusty Wallace
1990 Dale Earnhardt(4) Dale Earnhardt(3)
1991 Dale Earnhardt(5) Harry Gant(2)
1992 Alan Kulwicki Kyle Petty
1993 Dale Earnhardt(6) Rusty Wallace(2)
1994 Dale Earnhardt(7) Dale Earnhardt(4)
1995 Jeff Gordon Dale Earnhardt(5)
1996 Terry Labonte(2) Jeff Gordon
1997 Jeff Gordon(2) Dale Jarrett
1998 Jeff Gordon(3) Jeff Gordon(2)
1999 Dale Jarrett Bobby Labonte
2000 Bobby Labonte Bobby Labonte(2)
2001 Jeff Gordon(4) Sterling Marlin
2002 Tony Stewart Kurt Busch
2003 Matt Kenseth Jimmie Johnson
Year Classic Points Chase Champ
2004 Jeff Gordon(5) Kurt Busch(2)
2005 Tony Stewart(2) Tony Stewart
2006 Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson(2)
2007 Jeff Gordon(6) Jimmie Johnson(3)
2008 Carl Edwards Jimmie Johnson(4)
2009 Jimmie Johnson(2) Jimmie Johnson(5)
2010 Kevin Harvick Jimmie Johnson(6)



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