Week 28: The top 12

Week 28: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2008) -- Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup -- the Camping World RV 400 presented...

Week 28: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2008) -- Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup -- the Camping World RV 400 presented by AAA at Dover International Speedway.

1-- Carl Edwards (No. 99 Office Depot Ford)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 106.1

2008 Rundown
*Six wins, 12 top fives, 20 top 10s
*Average finish of 9.8
*Led 15 races for 697 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 102.9
*One win, four top fives, five top 10s
*Average finish of 8.3
*Finished second in June
*Led five of eight races for 200 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*Series-high 733 Fastest Laps Run

2 -- Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 105.1

2008 Rundown
*Four wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s
*Average finish of 12.0
*Led 21 races for 1,094 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 101.5
*Three wins, four top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
*Average finish of 11.5
*Finished seventh in June
*Led eight of 13 races for 556 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*Average Running Position of 10.3, second-best

3 -- Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.6

2008 Rundown
*One win, nine top fives, 12 top 10s
*Average finish of 13.8
*Led 13 races for 399 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 116.1
*One win, four top fives, seven top 10s; one pole
*Average finish of 12.1
*Finished third in June
*Led six of 12 races for 393 laps

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

4 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 102.1

2008 Rundown
*One win, nine top fives, 14 top 10s
*Average finish of 12.0
*Led 19 races for 875 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 80.5
*One win, four top fives, seven top 10s
*Average finish of 16.9
*Finished 35th in June
*Led eight of 17 races for 336 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*502 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

5 -- Jeff Burton (No. 31 AT&T Mobility Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.4

2008 Rundown
*One win, five top fives, 13 top 10s
*Average finish of 12.3
*Led 10 races for 74 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 90.8
*One win, six top fives, 12 top 10s
*Average finish of 16.6
*Finished eighth in June
*Led eight of 29 races for 127 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*1,133 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), fifth-most

6 -- Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Toyota)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.9

2008 Rundown
*One win, nine top fives, 15 top 10s
*Average finish of 15.1
*Led 12 races for 700 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 74.6
*One top five, two top 10s
*Average finish of 21.0
*Finished 43rd in June
*Led one of five races for 61 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*Series-high 1,231 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green)

7 -- Tony Stewart (No. 20 Home Depot Toyota)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.7

2008 Rundown
*Nine top fives, 14 top 10s
*Average finish of 14.2
*Led 12 races for 556 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 63.0
*Two wins, nine top fives, 12 top 10s
*Average finish of 12.2
*Finished 41st in June
*Led 10 of 19 races for 1,061 laps

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

8 -- Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M's Toyota)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.7

2008 Rundown
*Eight wins, 15 top fives, 17 top 10s
*Average finish of 10.8
*Led 20 races for 1,636 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 106.9
*One win, five top fives
*Average finish of 10.3
*Won June's Dover race
*Led three of seven races for 270 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*Series-high Average Running Position of 10.3

9 -- Clint Bowyer (No. 07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 79.7

2008 Rundown
*One win, four top fives, 12 top 10s
*Average finish of 15.5
*Led four races for 150 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 88.2
*Two top 10s
*Average finish of 16.2
*Finished 36th in June
*Led one of five races for two laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*196 Fastest Laps Run, tied for 11th-most

10 -- Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.6

2008 Rundown
*Six top fives, 13 top 10s
*Average finish of 13.5
*Led five races for 168 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 71.0
*Two top fives, five top 10s
*Average finish of 19.3
*Finished 38th in June
*Led one of 15 races for 133 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*Seventh-fastest average Green Flag Speed rank

11 -- Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.0

2008 Rundown
*Nine top fives, 12 top 10s
*Average finish of 15.0
*Led 14 races for 279 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 88.6
*Four wins, 14 top fives, 19 top 10s; three poles
*Average finish of 12.1
*Finished fifth in June
*Led 18 of 31 races for 2,201 laps

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

12 -- Matt Kenseth (No. 14 DEWALT Ford)
*Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 86.0

2008 Rundown
*Six top fives, 15 top 10s
*Average finish of 16.9
*Led 13 races for 204 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:
*Driver Rating of 112.3
*One win, six top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
*Average finish of 14.7
*Finished fourth in June
*Led six of 19 races for 550 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
*189 Fastest Laps Run, tied for 12th-most

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Matt Kenseth , Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Greg Biffle , Jimmie Johnson , Carl Edwards , Clint Bowyer , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch