Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Points going into each offweek

Coming up on our second off-week of the year, let's take a look at how different drivers fared. Remember after our first set of four races, the top in points were:

In the Second Set of consecutive races (Bristol, Martinsville, Texas) we saw these standings:

First 4 Races Points Per Race

Last 3 Races Points Per Race
Jeff Gordon 634 159

Jimmie Johnson 535 178
Clint Bowyer 591 148

Jeff Gordon 520 173
Kurt Busch 588 147

Denny Hamlin 482 161
Carl Edwards 547 137

Mark Martin 456 152
Matt Kenseth 546 137

Tony Stewart 442 147
Tony Stewart 521 130

Ryan Newman 419 140
Kyle Busch 514 129

Juan Montoya 411 137
Kevin Harvick 511 128

Kyle Busch 400 133
Kasey Kahne 484 121

Jeff Burton 398 133
Greg Biffle 480 120

Kurt Busch 386 129
Brian Vickers 477 119

Clint Bowyer 376 125



Let's see who made big improvements or declines in their PPRs from the first four races to the next set of three races. And which drivers have really lost a step since starting of well. Notice the 3 premier Roush cars in this bottom group:

Most Improved

Worst Deterioration
Mark Martin 81
Bobby Labonte -14
Jimmie Johnson 64
Robby Gordon -15
Ryan Newman 59
Kurt Busch -18
Denny Hamlin 47
John Andretti -20
Juan Montoya 35
David Ragan -21
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 24
Clint Bowyer -22
Jeff Burton 23
Carl Edwards -23
Tony Stewart 17
Michael Waltrip -24
Joey Logano 17
Kevin Harvick -25
Jeff Gordon 15
Brian Vickers -41
Jamie McMurray 13
Matt Kenseth -55
Paul Menard 12
Greg Biffle -56