2007 Final top 12 in Chase for the Cup

2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Final Top 12 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2007) -- Below is a look at the top 12 in the final NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series standings. 1 -- Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet) The File: *32 years old from El ...

2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Final Top 12

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2007) -- Below is a look at the top 12 in the final NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series standings.

1 -- Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet)

The File:
*32 years old from El Cajon, Calif., 33 career wins
*10 wins, 20 top fives, 24 top 10s this year
*Four poles
*Average finish of 10.8
*Led 24 of 36 races for 1,289 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*Series-high 962 Fastest Laps Run

2 -- Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)

The File:
*36 years old, Vallejo, Calif., 81 career wins
*Six wins, 21 top fives, 30 top 10s; seven poles
*Average finish of 7.3
*Led 23 of 36 races for 1,300 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*Series-best Average Running Position of 9.1

3 -- Clint Bowyer (No. 07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet)

The File:
*28 years old from Emporia, Kan., one career win
*One win, five top fives, 17 top 10s; two poles
*Average finish of 13.8
*Led 13 of 36 races for 387 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*Second-best Closer -- 57 positions improved over the last 10% of races

4 -- Matt Kenseth (No. 17 DEWALT Ford)

The File:
*35 years old from Cambridge, Wis., 16 career wins
*Two wins, 13 top fives, 22 top 10s
*Average finish of 13.0
*Led 20 of 36 races for 912 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*9,900 laps run on the lead lap, second-most

5 -- Kyle Busch (No. 5 Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet)

The File:
*22 years old from Las Vegas, Nev., four career wins
*One win, 11 top fives, 20 top 10s
*Average finish of 14.1
*Led 19 of 36 races for 637 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*Fifth-fastest average Green Flag Speed

6 -- Tony Stewart (No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet)

The File:
*36 years old from Columbus, Ind., 32 career wins
*Three wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s
*Average finish of 13.1
*Led 20 of 36 races for 980 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*634 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

7 -- Kurt Busch (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge)

The File:
*29 years old from Las Vegas, Nev., 17 career wins
*Three wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s
*Average finish of 13.9
*Led 20 of 36 races for 515 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*Series-high 1,854 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green flag conditions)

8 -- Jeff Burton (No. 31 AT&T Mobility Chevrolet)

The File:
*40 years old from South Boston, Va., 19 career wins
*One win, nine top fives, 18 top 10s
*Average finish of 13.8; Led seven of 36 races for 79 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*2,876 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most

9 -- Carl Edwards (No. 99 Office Depot Ford)

The File:
*28 years old from Columbia, Mo., seven career wins
*Three wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole
*Average finish of 13.9
*Led 12 of 36 races for 515 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*429 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

10 -- Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet)

The File:
*31 years old from Bakersfield, Calif., 11 career victories
*One win, four top fives, 15 top 10s
*Average finish of 15.4 this season
*Led 12 of 36 races for 271 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*Fourth-best Closer -- 51 positions improved over the last 10% of races

11 -- Martin Truex Jr. (No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet)

The File:
*27 years old from Mayetta, N.J., one career win
*One win, seven top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
*Average finish of 16.4
*Led 17 of 36 races for 581 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*3,079 Green Flag Passes, second-most

12 -- Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Chevrolet)

The File:
*26 years old, Chesterfield, Va., three career wins
*One win, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
*Average finish of 14.0
*Led 18 of 36 races for 906 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:
*486 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Matt Kenseth , Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Jimmie Johnson , Martin Truex Jr. , Carl Edwards , Clint Bowyer , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch