Week 13: Top 12 - and beyond

Week 13: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 -- And Beyond DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 26, 2008) -- Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway...

Week 13: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 -- And Beyond

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 26, 2008) -- Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway on June 1

1-- Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M's Toyota)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 113.1

2008 Rundown
* Three wins, eight top fives, nine top 10s
* Average finish of 7.9
* Led nine races for 628 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* Four top fives
* Average finish of 11.8
* Finished fifth in September's Dover race
* Led two of six races for 112 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
* Series-high Average Running Position of 8.3

2 -- Jeff Burton (No. 31 AT&T Mobility Chevrolet)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.6

2008 Rundown
* One win, three top fives, eight top 10s
* Average finish of 7.9
* Led seven races for 62 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* One win, six top fives, 11 top 10s
* Average finish of 16.9
* Finished seventh in September
* Led eight of 28 races for 127 laps

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

3-- Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 110.2

2008 Rundown
* Five top fives, nine top 10s
* Average finish of 9.8
* Led 10 races for 527 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* One win, four top fives, seven top 10s
* Average finish of 15.8
* Finished third in September
* Led eight of 16 races for 366 laps

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

4 -- Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Toyota)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.2

2008 Rundown
* One win, four top fives, seven top 10s
* Average finish of 12.9
* Led seven races for 646 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* One top five, two top 10s
* Average finish of 15.5
* Finished 38th in September
* Led one of four races for 61 laps

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

5 -- Clint Bowyer (No. 07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 85.1

2008 Rundown
* One win, three top fives, seven top 10s
* Average finish of 12.7
* Led four races for 150 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* Two top 10s
* Average finish of 11.3
* Finished 12th in September
* Led one of four races for two laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
* 117 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most

6 -- Carl Edwards (No. 99 Office Depot Ford)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 102.0

2008 Rundown
* Three wins, five top fives, eight top 10s
* Average finish of 12.6
* Led four races for 306 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* One win, three top fives, four top 10s
* Average finish of 9.1
* Won September's Dover race
* Led four of seven races for 136 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
* Series-high 387 Fastest Laps Run

7 -- Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.6

2008 Rundown
* Two top fives, five top 10s
* Average finish of 13.5
* Led three races for 34 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* Two top fives, five top 10s
* Average finish of 17.9
* Finished 20th in September
* Led one of 14 races for 133 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
* 1,061 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most

8 -- Tony Stewart (No. 20 Home Depot Toyota)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.4

2008 Rundown
* Four top fives, six top 10s
* Average finish of 14.7.
* Led five races for 373 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* Two wins, nine top fives, 12 top 10s
* Average finish of 10.6
* Finished ninth in September
* Led 10 of 18 races for 1,061 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
* 3,144 Laps in the Top 15 (77.4%), fifth-most

9 -- Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.1

2008 Rundown
* One win, four top fives
* Average finish of 15.9
* Led eight races for 447 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* Three wins, four top fives, seven top 10s; one pole
* Average finish of 11.9
* Finished 14th in September
* Led seven of 12 races for 554 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
* 228 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

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

2008 Rundown
* Five top fives, six top 10s
* Average finish of 15.5
* Led seven races for 208 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* Four wins, 13 top fives, 18 top 10s
* Average finish of 12.3
* Finished 11th in September
* Led 17 of 30 races for 2,198 laps

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

11 -- Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.0

2008 Rundown
* Four top fives, six top 10s
* Average finish of 15.1
* Led five races for 114 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* One win, three top fives, six top 10s
* Average finish of 12.9
* Finished second in September
* Led five of 11 races for 229 laps

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

12 -- Kasey Kahne (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 86.2

2008 Rundown
* One win, six top 10s
* Average finish of 15.9
* Led six races for 71 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* One top 10
* Average finish of 25.3
* Finished 32nd in September
* Led two of eight races for 64 laps

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

15 -- Martin Truex Jr. (No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet)
* Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 85.6

2008 Rundown
* One top five, three top 10s
* Average finish of 19.2
* Led two races for 13 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook
* One win, two top 10s
* Average finish of 10.5
* Finished 13th in September
* Led one of four races for 216 laps

Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight
* Average Running Position of 13.9, 11th-best

-credit: nascar

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