Here are the total points from those 7 races:
|827||Juan Pablo Montoya|
Notice how Jimmie Johnson is checked out from the rest of the crowd. Is that surprising based on his amazing run in the Chase the last several years?
Despite Jeff Gordon's consistent run at the top of the points this year, he's actually struggled at the 7 Chase tracks so far this season. He's ranked 10th in this table, behind guys like Hamlin and Reutimann, who may not even make the Chase.
Another surprise is seeing Greg Biffle up there in Third.
Is it possible these are the only points that matter? Assuming you qualify for the Chase, are the only points that matter the ones you score at the Chase tracks?