The 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2008) -- Below is a look at the final 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 after the 36-race season.

1 -- Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 107.3

2008 Rundown
• Seven wins, 15 top fives, 22 top 10s
• Average finish of 10.5
• Led 29 races for 1,959 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• Series-best Average Running Position of 10.1

2 -- Carl Edwards (No. 99 Office Depot Ford)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.6

2008 Rundown
• Nine wins, 19 top fives, 27 top 10s
• Average finish of 9.5
• Led 21 races for 1,282 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• Series-high 1,091 Fastest Laps Run

3 -- Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.4

2008 Rundown
• Two wins, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s
• Average finish of 12.9
• Led 20 races for 465 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• 501 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

4 -- Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.0

2008 Rundown
• Seven top fives, 19 top 10s
• Average finish of 12.4
• Led eight races for 192 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• Laps in the Top 15 percentage of 69.0%, ninth-best

5 -- Clint Bowyer (No. 07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 82.8

2008 Rundown
• One win, seven top fives, 17 top 10s
• Average finish of 14.1
• Led six races for 188 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• 241 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most

6 -- Jeff Burton (No. 31 AT&T Mobility Chevrolet)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.2

2008 Rundown
• Two wins, seven top fives, 18 top 10s
• Average finish of 12.5
• Led 12 races for 140 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• 1,605 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), fifth-most

7 -- Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.8

2008 Rundown
• 13 top fives, 19 top 10s
• Average finish of 14.5
• Led 20 races for 447 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• Average Running Position of 12.0, fifth-best

8 -- Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Toyota)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.4

2008 Rundown
• One win, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s
• Average finish of 15.4
• Led 15 races for 766 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• 1,669 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), second-most

9 -- Tony Stewart (No. 20 Home Depot Toyota)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.2

2008 Rundown
• One win, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s
• Average finish of 14.9
• Led 15 races for 633 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• 404 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

10 -- Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M's Toyota)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.9

2008 Rundown
• Eight wins, 17 top fives, 21 top 10s
• Average finish of 12.5
• Led 24 races for 1,673 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• 707 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

11 -- Matt Kenseth (No. 14 DEWALT Ford)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.0

2008 Rundown
• Nine top fives, 20 top 10s
• Average finish of 16.4
• Led 20 races for 604 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• 333 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

12 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet)
• Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.0

2008 Rundown
• One win, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s
• Average finish of 14.1
• Led 22 races for 896 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
• 614 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

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