Week 10: Top 12 - and beyond

Week 10: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 -- And Beyond DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 28, 2008) -- Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Crown Royal Presents The Dan Lowry 400 at...

Week 10: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 -- And Beyond

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 28, 2008) -- Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Crown Royal Presents The Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond International Raceway on May 3.

1 -- Jeff Burton (No. 31 AT&T Mobility Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.1

2008 Rundown
*One win, three top fives, six top 10s
*Average finish of 7.6
*Led six races for 61 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*One win, seven top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
*Average finish of 15.5
*Finished 18th in September's Richmond race
*Led nine of 27 races for 899 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*Series-high 2,867 laps run on the lead lap (of a total of 2,887)

2-- Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M's Toyota)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.2

2008 Rundown
*Two wins, five top fives, six top 10s
*Average finish of 9.9
*Led seven races for 398 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*Five top fives
*Average finish of 6.2
*Finished 20th in September
*Led four of six races for 292 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*Series-high Average Running Position of 9.7

3-- Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.8

2008 Rundown
*Three top fives, seven top 10s
*Average finish of 10.4
*Led seven races for 401 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*Three wins, seven top fives, nine top 10s
*Average finish of 11.3
*Finished 30th in September
*Led eight of 17 races for 322 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*214 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

4 -- Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Toyota)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.5

2008 Rundown
*One win, four top fives, six top 10s
*Average finish of 11.1
*Led four races for 249 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*Two top fives, three top 10s; one pole
*Average finish of 6.5
*Finished sixth in September
*Led all four of his Richmond races for 67 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*Series-high 568 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green)

5 -- Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.3

2008 Rundown
*One win, four top fives
*Average finish of 12.1
*Led seven races for 412 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*Two wins, three top fives; two poles
*Average finish of 17.8
*Swept at Richmond last season
*Led six of 12 races for 337 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*2,345 Laps in the Top 15 (81.2%), fourth-most

6 -- Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.0

2008 Rundown
*Two top fives, four top 10s
*Average finish of 11.2
*Led three races for 34 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*One win, four top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
*Average finish of 12.1
*Finished seventh in September
*Led eight of 14 races for 646 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*2,698 laps run on the lead lap (of a total of 2,887), second-most

7-- Clint Bowyer (No. 07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 88.1

2008 Rundown
*Two top fives, six top 10s
*Average finish of 12.3
*Led three races for 137 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*Two top 10s
*Average finish of 10.8
*Finished 12th in September
*Led one of four races for four laps

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

8 -- Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.2

2008 Rundown
*Three top fives, five top 10s
*Average finish of 13.6
*Led three races for 17 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*Two top fives, five top 10s; one pole
*Average finish of 16.0
*Finished 39th in September
*Led four of 11 races for 71 laps

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

9 -- Tony Stewart (No. 20 Home Depot Toyota)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.6

2008 Rundown
*Three top fives, five top 10s
*Average finish of 14.8
*Led four races for 350 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*Three wins, six top fives, 12 top 10s
*Average finish of 11.3
*Finished second in September
*Led 10 of 18 races for 792 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*Series-high 2,452 Laps in the Top 15 (84.9%)

10 -- Carl Edwards (No. 99 Office Depot Ford)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 104.9

2008 Rundown
*Three wins, four top fives, five top 10s
*Average finish of 14.8
*Led four races for 306 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*Two top 10s
*Average finish of 20.6
*Finished 42nd in September
*Led one of seven races for 15 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*Series-high 352 Fastest Laps Run

11 -- Ryan Newman (No. 12 Alltel Dodge)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 85.4

2008 Rundown
*One win, two top fives, four top 10s
*Average finish of 16.2
*Led four races for 53 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*One win, four top fives, seven top 10s; one pole
*Average finish of 11.1
*Finished 11th in September
*Led eight of 12 races for 388 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*541 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), third-most

12 -- Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 74.0

2008 Rundown
*One top five
*Average finish of 16.9
*Led one race for one lap

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*Average finish of 33.5 in two Richmond races
*Finished 41st in September

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*959 Green Flag Passes, second-most

14 -- Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.2

2008 Rundown
*Three top fives
*Average finish of 18.9
*Led six races for 184 laps

Richmond International Raceway Outlook:
*Two wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; five poles
*Average finish of 15.5
*Finished fourth in September
*Led 19 of 30 races for 1,059 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*153 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

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