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Presenting Your Chase Contestants

Posted by Ryne E. Hancock on September 11, 2007

Beginning next weekend as the Nextel Cup heads to Loudon for the Sylvania 300, 12 drivers will have a shot at winning 2007 Nextel Cup championship.

And after a wild finish in determining the 11th and 12th spot in the Chase, the postseason for the most part, should also have no shortage of high drama as we begin the “second season”.

1. Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet

  • 6 wins in 2007, including a sweep in both Richmond races.
  • 96.6 percent of laps ran in 2007
  • Past Chase race wins: Dover & Charlotte in 2005

2. Jeff Gordon #24 DuPont Chevrolet

  • 4 wins in 2007, including wins at Talledga and Phoenix
  • 95.0 percent of laps ran
  • Past Chase race wins: 2004 Sylvania 300, 2006 Dover 400, 2006 Checker 500

3. Tony Stewart #20 Home Depot Chevrolet

  • 3 wins in 2007, including wins in the Brickyard 400 and the Centurion Boats at the Glen
  • 97.5 percent of laps ran in 2007
  • Past Chase race wins: None

4. Carl Edwards #99 Office Depot Ford

  • 2 wins in 2007, including the Sharpie 500 on August 25th
  • 94.8 percent of laps ran in 2007
  • Past Chase race wins: 2005 Bass Pro Shops 500, 2005 Dickies 500

5. Kurt Busch #2 Miller Lite Dodge

  • 2 wins in 2007, including the fall race at Michigan
  • 96.1 percent of laps ran
  • Past Chase race wins: 2004 Sylvania 300

6. Kevin Harvick #29 Shell Chevrolet

  • 2007 Daytona 500 champion
  • 98.1 percent of laps ran
  • Past Chase race wins: 2006 Sylvania 300, 2006 Dickies 500

7. Jeff Burton #31 Cingular Chevrolet

  • 2007 Samsung 500 champion
  • 95.6 percent of laps ran
  • Past Chase race wins: 2006 Dover 400

8. Matt Kenseth #17 Dewalt Tools Ford

  • 2007 Auto Club 500 champion
  • 97.7 percent of laps ran
  • Past Chase race wins: None

9. Martin Truex, Jr. #1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet

  • 2007 Dover spring race champion
  • 95.6 percent of laps ran
  • Past Chase race wins: None

10. Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Chevrolet

  • 2007 New Hampshire spring race champion
  • 95.1 percent of laps ran
  • Past Chase race wins: None

11. Kyle Busch #5 Kellogg’s Chevrolet

  • 2007 Bristol spring race champion
  • 97 percent of laps ran
  • Past Chase race wins: 2005 Checker Auto Parts 500

12. Clint Bowyer #07 Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet

  • 10 top 10’s
  • 98 percent of laps ran
  • Past Chase race wins: None
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