2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

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2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
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Jimmie Johnson, the 2010 Cup Champion
Denny Hamlin came in second behind Johnson by 39 points
Kevin Harvick finished third in the championship

The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was the 62nd season of professional stock car racing in the United States. Beginning at Daytona International Speedway, the season included 36 races and two exhibition races. The season concluded with the 2010 Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway. During the 2009 off season, NASCAR announced a few calendar changes, including a standardized start time. Rick Hendrick won the Owners' Championship, while Jimmie Johnson won the Drivers' Championship with a second finish at the final race of the season. Chevrolet won the Manufacturers' Championship with 261 points.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Make No. Driver Sponsor/Notes Races Owner Points
Ash Racing Dodge 02 Brandon Ash Start Natural Energy Drink 7, 16 58th
Braun Racing Toyota 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General 1, 8, 10–13 Returning Team
Mike Bliss 19, 23–24
Jacques Villeneuve 20
Jason Leffler 25–26
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops 22 races
McDonald's 12
All 23rd
42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target All 8th
Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing Ford 34 John Andretti Window World 1 35th
Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's 2–12, 24–25, 28–31, 34, 36
Kevin Conway (R) ExtenZe 13–22
Tony Raines A&W All American Food 23, 26–27, 32, 35
Robert Richardson, Jr. 33
37 Travis Kvapil ExtenZe 1, 16, 20, 22 31st5
Kevin Conway (R) 2–5, 11–12
David Gilliland Taco Bell 6–8, 10, 13–15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25–27, 29, 32–33, 35–36
Robert Richardson, Jr. Mahindra Tractors 9, 18
Tony Raines A&W All American Food 24, 28
Dave Blaney 30–31, 34
38 Robert Richardson, Jr. Mahindra Tractors 1 33rd5
David Gilliland Taco Bell 2–5, 11–12, 16, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30–31, 34
Kevin Conway (R) ExtenZe 6–10
Travis Kvapil Taco Bell 13–15, 17–19, 21, 23, 26–27, 32–33, 35
Dave Blaney A&W All American Food 25, 29, 36
Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row All 21st3
Germain Racing Toyota 13 Max Papis GEICO 1–23 43rd
Casey Mears 24–36
Gunselman Motorsports Toyota 64 Tony Raines Little Joe's Autos
Empire Steel Buildings
10 46th
Todd Bodine 11–13, 15, 17–21, 24–26
Chad McCumbee 14
Landon Cassill 27, 29–30, 32–33, 35–36
Josh Wise 28
Jeff Green 31, 34
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5 Mark Martin Go Daddy20
Carquest8
Delphi2
All 2nd
24 Jeff Gordon DuPont
National Guard
Pepsi
All 3rd
48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's
Kobalt Tools
All 1st
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AMP Energy
National Guard
All 25th
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx All 5th
18 Kyle Busch M&M's
Interstate Batteries
All 13th
20 Joey Logano The Home Depot All 20th
JTG Daugherty Racing
Michael Waltrip Racing
Toyota 47 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie's
Clorox
Kingsford Charcoal
Bush's Baked Beans
Lance Snacks
Kleenex
Kroger
All 18th
K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge 92 Mike Wallace 1 New Team
Robert Richardson, Jr. All-Star Weekend
Brian Keselowski 24, 26, 34
Keyed-Up Motorsports Chevrolet 90 Casey Mears SmellMyCar.com 1–6 New Team
Scott Riggs 7
Kirk Shelmerdine Racing Toyota 27 Todd Bodine 1 60th
Latitude 43 Motorsports Ford 26 Boris Said Window World
Sacred Power
Southern Pride Trucking
Air National Guard
1–4, 16 22nd2
David Stremme 5–15, 17–21
Patrick Carpentier 22–23, 25, 29–31, 34, 36
Jeff Green 24, 26–28
Ken Schrader 32
Bill Elliott 33
J.J. Yeley 35
Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 00 David Reutimann Aaron's24
Tums5
Best Western1
All 16th
51 Michael Waltrip NAPA 1 New Team
56 Martin Truex, Jr. All 33rd1
Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet 4 Kevin Lepage Alpha Natural Resources
Joy Mining Machinery
24 55th
NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 87 Joe Nemechek England Stove
PetSmart
HostGator
All 39th
97 Jeff Fuller 1, 33 New Team
Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet 57 Norm Benning 1 63rd
Penske Racing Dodge 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite All 4th
12 Brad Keselowski Verizon Wireless*
Dodge
Mopar
AAA
All 30th
77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Mobil 1
AAA
All 28th
Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 09 Aric Almirola 1–7 38th
Mike Bliss 8–13, 17
Terry Cook (R) 14
Landon Cassill 15, 21, 23, 25, 31, 34
Jan Magnussen 16
Bobby Labonte 18–20, 22, 24, 26–30, 32–33, 35–36
Prism Motorsports Toyota 55 Michael McDowell Firefly Vodka 1 1–4, 6, 10–13, 17, 19–24 New Team
Michael Waltrip Aaron's 1 5, 9, 14–16, 18, 33
Dave Blaney 7–8
Mike Bliss 25, 27–31, 35
Terry Labonte Gander Mountain 26
Terry Cook (R) 32
66 Dave Blaney 1–6, 9–22 42nd
Michael McDowell 7–8
Scott Riggs 23–26
Johnny Sauter 27, 32–33
Ted Musgrave 28
Jason Leffler 29–31, 35
Mike Bliss 34, 36
R3 Motorsports Toyota 23 Johnny Sauter Pink and Blue for Two 31 64th
Josh Wise 34
Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 82 Ken Schrader Red Bull Budweiser Shootout 36th
Scott Speed All
83 Brian Vickers 1–11 12th
Casey Mears 12–15
Mattias Ekström 16, 26
Reed Sorenson 17–21, 23–25, 27–31
Boris Said 22
Kasey Kahne 32–36
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29 Kevin Harvick Shell
Pennzoil
Reese's
All 19th
31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar
Prilosec OTC
Lenox Industrial Tools
All 17th
33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios
Hamburger Helper
BB&T
The Hartford
All 15th
Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser 1–31 10th
Aric Almirola 32–36
19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Tools
Air Force
Hunt Brothers Pizza
All 26th
43 A. J. Allmendinger Best Buy
Valvoline
WIX Filters
All 29th
98 Paul Menard Menards All 24th4
Robby Gordon Motorsports
BAM Racing
Toyota 7 Robby Gordon Speed Energy Drink
ExtenZe
Monster Energy
Menards
Polaris
Warner Music Group
SpeedFactory.tv
Mapei
1–13, 15–16, 18–20, 22, 27, 31–35 34th
Ted Musgrave 14
Bobby Labonte 17
P. J. Jones 21, 23
Kevin Conway (R) ExtenZe 24–26, 28–30, 36
07 P. J. Jones SpeedFactory.tv 16, 22 61st
Robby Gordon 23–24, 32
Kevin Conway (R) ExtenZe 31
49 David Gilliland Warner Music Group 1 Returning Team
Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6 David Ragan UPS All 27th
16 Greg Biffle 3M All 7th
17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal
Valvoline
All 14th
99 Carl Edwards Aflac
Subway
Scotts Miracle-Gro
Kellogg's
All 11th
Stavola Labonte Racing Chevrolet 10 Terry Labonte Gander Mountain 26 Returning Team
Bobby Labonte 31, 34
Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot22
Old Spice14
Burger King2
All 6th
39 Ryan Newman U.S. Army
Haas Automation
Tornados
All 9th
Stratus Racing Group Dodge 75 Derrike Cope Asset Protect
Strutmasterspro.com
1 54th
Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 35 Johnny Sauter 2, 6–7 New Team
Aric Almirola Mohawk Northeast 9
36 Mike Bliss Wave Energy Drink 18
Kim Kardashian
Sephora
H.D. Segur
Mohawk Northeast
1–7 41st
Johnny Sauter 8–9, 12–13, 15
Casey Mears 10–11, 17, 19–21, 23
Geoff Bodine 14
Brian Simo 16
Steve Park 18
Ron Fellows 22
Dave Blaney 24, 26–28, 32–33, 35
J.J. Yeley 25, 29–31, 34, 36
TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 71 Bobby Labonte TaxSlayer.com 13 1–16, 21, 23, 25 37th
Andy Lally 17, 22, 27, 30–31, 34, 36
Mike Bliss 18
Landon Cassill 19–20, 24, 26, 28
Tony Raines 29
Hermie Sadler 32
Chad McCumbee 33
Brendan Gaughan 35
Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet 35 Tony Ave 22 Returning Team
Whitney Motorsports Dodge
Chevrolet
46 Terry Cook (R) Autism Speaks
The Atlantic Company
Cash America 4
1–10 New Team
J. J. Yeley 11–24
Michael McDowell 25–36
Dodge 81 J. J. Yeley Red Line Oil 28, 32 New Team
Scott Riggs 34
Terry Labonte 35
Wood Brothers Racing Ford 21 Bill Elliott Motorcraft
Quick Lane
1, 4, 8, 13, 15, 19–20, 23, 25, 29, 31, 36 44th
Trevor Bayne 34

1The 2009 No. 55 team number was changed to No. 56 to match the number Truex and his father used in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and predecessor series.

2Roush Fenway's No. 26 due to the five-team to four-team limit. It appears the No. 26 owner points have been transferred to the new Latitude 43 Motor Sports.

3The No. 07 Owner Points transferred to the 78 Furniture Row Racing with a technical alliance from Richard Childress Racing.

4The No. 44 Owner Points transferred to the 98 Richard Petty Motorsports.

5The No. 96 and No. 98 Owner Points transferred to the 37 and 38 from Front Row Motorsports, due to an ownership alliance with Doug Yates and Yates Racing.

* – This car was sponsored by Verizon, however it will run the Penske Racing logos due to Sprint's exclusivity clause in their title sponsor contract with NASCAR. Due to that clause, Verizon was not able to assume the grandfather clause rights of Alltel when the purchase was finalized. The team and Verizon will run the car as branded, similar to Marlboro in Formula One and the IRL. Verizon's contract with Penske Racing expired at the end of the 2010 season. Similar schemes with Verizon logos ran in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series.

Team changes[edit]

Driver changes[edit]

2010 calendar[edit]

The total scheduled distance of the season will be 14,461.9 miles (23,274.2 km), but race distances could be shorter or longer depending on weather and green-white-checker finishes. The final schedule was released on September 15, 2009.

The logo for the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup
No. Race Title Track Date Time U.S. Television
ET UTC
Budweiser Shootout Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach 6 February 20:10 01:10 Fox
Gatorade Duels 11 February 14:00 19:00 Speed
1 Daytona 500 14 February 13:00 18:00 Fox
2 Auto Club 500 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana 21 February 15:00 20:00 Fox
3 Shelby American at Las Vegas Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas 28 February 15:00 20:00 Fox
4 Kobalt Tools 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton 7 March 13:00 18:00 Fox
5 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol 21 March 13:00 17:00 Fox
6 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville 28 March 13:00 17:00 Fox
7 Subway Fresh Fit 600 Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale 10 April 19:30 23:30 Fox
8 Samsung Mobile 500 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth 18 April 15:00 19:00 Fox
9 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega 25 April 13:00 17:00 Fox
10 Heath Calhoun 400 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond 1 May 19:30 23:30 Fox
11 Showtime Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington 8 May 19:30 23:30 Fox
12 Autism Speaks 400 Dover International Speedway, Dover 16 May 13:00 17:00 Fox
Sprint All-Star Race Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord 22 May 19:00 23:00 Speed
13 Coca-Cola 600 30 May 17:45 21:45 Fox
14 Gillete Fusion ProGlide 500 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond 6 June 13:00 17:00 TNT
15 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn 13 June 13:00 17:00 TNT
16 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Infineon Raceway, Sonoma 20 June 15:00 19:00 TNT
17 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon 27 June 13:00 17:00 TNT
18 Coke Zero 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach 3 July 19:30 23:30 TNT
19 Lifelock.com 400 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet 10 July 19:30 23:30 TNT
20 Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway 25 July 13:00 17:00 ESPN
21 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond 1 August 13:00 17:00 ESPN
22 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen 8 August 13:00 17:00 ESPN
23 Carfax 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn 15 August 13:00 17:00 ESPN
24 Irwin Tools Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol 21 August 19:30 23:30 ABC
25 Emory Healthcare 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton 5 September 19:30 23:30 ESPN
26 Air Guard 400 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond 11 September 19:30 23:30 ABC
Chase for the Championship
27 Sylvania 300 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon 19 September 13:00 17:00 ESPN
28 AAA 400 Dover International Speedway, Dover 26 September 13:00 17:00 ESPN
29 Price Chopper 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City 3 October 13:00 17:00 ESPN
30 Pepsi Max 400 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana 10 October 15:00 19:00 ESPN
31 Bank of America 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord 16 October 19:30 23:30 ABC
32 TUMS Fast Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville 24 October 13:00 17:00 ESPN
33 AMP Energy Juice 500 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega 31 October 13:00 17:00 ESPN
34 AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth 7 November 15:00 20:00 ESPN
35 Kobalt Tools 500 Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale 14 November 15:00 20:00 ESPN
36 Ford 400 Homestead Miami Speedway, Homestead 21 November 13:00 18:00 ESPN
Note:All times are when the race begins, not when the pre-race shows begin. Delays of the races are not shown on this list.
Source:[3]

Calendar changes[edit]

  • All races have standardized start times.
  • A new policy, entitled Have at it, boys, permits NASCAR drivers to enhance their contact with their opposing drivers while making official penalties more lax.[4]

Top 35 owner's points[edit]

Beginning at Martinsville, NASCAR used the 2010 Owner's Points Standings. Teams in the top 35 positions are guaranteed entry into the race; those below must qualify on time.

  • Changes after Phoenix race: No. 7 team moves into the Top 35, replacing the No. 34 team.
  • Texas: The No. 34 entry moves up to 34th, No. 37 falls to 35th, No. 7 is 36th, one point out of safety (Fifteen points separate 33rd (#38 team) and 36th).
  • Talladega: No. 34 team moves up to 33rd, No. 7 is 34th, No. 38 team is 35th, No. 37 team is two points out of safety.
  • Richmond: Front Row Motorsports cars are 34th (#34), 35th (#37), and 36th (#38).
  • Darlington: No change in and out initially. No. 7 entry penalized 25 points for violating NASCAR rules and slips to 35th.
  • Dover: No. 7 and No. 38 tied, No. 37 is two points out of safety
  • Charlotte: Front Row Motorsports cars (#34, No. 37, #38 in order) are in Top 35, No. 7 is 15 points out
  • Pocono: After a 150 point penalty, the No. 38 team falls out of the Top 35, while the No. 7 moves in.
Pos Number Owner Points Difference from 35th
32 7 Robby Gordon 2587 +36
33 37 Doug Yates 2579 +30
34 34 Bob Jenkins 2564 +15
35 71 Kevin Buckler 2549
36 38 Doug Yates 2454 −95

Rule changes[edit]

It was announced in January as part of the annual preseason media tour in Charlotte that, after years of restrictions, drivers would be let loose as it were. Rules were altered to allow for "bump drafting", especially at Daytona and Talladega. On February 10, the green-white-checker finish rule was altered in all three major series (including the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series) to allow for up to three attempts for said finish. Starting with the Shelby American, NASCAR extended its post-race inspections to include the first car out of the race that was not involved in a wreck; in other words, the first start and park.

At Martinsville, spoilers returned to the Car of Tomorrow after the finish of the 2009 Aaron's 499 that saw Carl Edwards' car becoming airborne and flying into the catch fencing after colliding with eventual winner Brad Keselowski on the last turn.

Broadcasting[edit]

United States[edit]

Fox Sports, their corporate sibling Speed, TNT, and ESPN/ABC are in the fourth year of a seven year television contract scheduled to expire after the 2014 season. Showtime is going to show a highlights show for the first time.

Fox

Fox Sports broadcast the first 13 races, including the Budweiser Shootout, the 52nd Daytona 500, and the Coca-Cola 600. With Dover moving to mid-May, Fox ended their coverage with the 51st Coca-Cola 600. The Sprint All-Star Race XXVI along with the Gatorade Duels, practice sessions, and all qualifying and practice sessions (except for Daytona qualifying, which aired on Fox) were all broadcast on Speed. The network's Gopher Cam mascot, Digger, returned for on-screen displays.

TNT

Time Warner's Turner Sports division (through TNT) broadcast the next six races, including the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona in its limited commercial interruption wide open coverage format. That race will also be telecast in 3-D on both NASCAR.com and DirecTV. TNT's coverage will begin with the June Pocono race and end with Chicagoland. Qualifying and practice sessions will remain on Speed. Adam Alexander will be the new lead announcer, with Lindsay Czarniak hosting pre-and-post-race shows, replacing Bill Weber and Marc Fein respectively.

ESPN/ABC

ESPN carried the remaining races, beginning with the Brickyard 400. ABC, which formerly carried the last 11 races of the season, will carry the Saturday night races in Bristol, Richmond, and Charlotte.[5] Although previously races could not be moved from ABC to ESPN, early start times and ABC's plans to expand its Sunday morning political shows meant that NASCAR had to allow most Chase races to move to ESPN. This was met from criticism from most of ABC's southern-based affiliates, who had originally counted on NASCAR on those Sundays for ratings gains against the NFL.[6]

Most qualifying sessions will air on ESPN2, practice sessions and some qualifying will be shared by SPEED and ESPN2. Qualifying for the Pep Boys Auto 500 and AMP Energy 500 air on Speed because they are Saturday afternoon sessions during the college football season. Additionally, Jerry Punch was replaced in the play-by-play position by Marty Reid; Punch will return to the pits where he worked at ESPN until 2000.

Showtime

CBS-owned pay cable premium service Showtime carried a weekly one-hour highlight show titled Inside NASCAR every Wednesday at 10 pm ET/PT, with the series premiere on February 10. Chris Myers, who also hosts FOX's NASCAR coverage, will serve as host, joined by SPEED's Randy Pemberton & Michael Waltrip, and ESPN's Brad Daugherty, with the shows taping at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Studio 43. 38 episodes are planned, covering the season.

Radio

On radio, Sirius XM Radio carried all races in the series. Terrestrial radio rights are being handled as follows:

Other North American Channels[edit]

In Canada, TSN and TSN 2 will have full coverage for the 2010 season.

International[edit]

In Australia, Fox Sports will show all Sprint Cup races live across their networks. Network Ten will also show races on its digital sports multichannel, ONE.

In Portugal, all races this season will be telecast on SportTv 3, while in Sweden, Viasat Motor will televise the races.

In nearby Finland, Nelonen Sport Pro will telecast the season's events.

In Spain, Teledeporte telecast six races of the season.

In Latin America, Speed Channel will broadcast all Sprint Cup races and Nationwide races live.

In France, ABMoteurs will broadcast all Sprint Cup races live.

In the United Kingdom, it was originally thought that Sky Sports had not secured the rights to the series for 2010.[7] However, this changed in early February as Sky announced that they will show live coverage of the Daytona 500, with an hour-long highlights package for the rest of the races, on the Monday following each race.[8] The remainder of the season, starting with the Shelby American, will be shown on Open Access 3.[9]

Hall of Fame opens[edit]

On May 11, the NASCAR Hall of Fame was officially opened in Charlotte, North Carolina. The three-story building houses historic artifacts, interactive displays and the shrine for inductees. The Charter Class of 2010 — made up of seven-time champions Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR founder Bill France, Sr. and his son and owner/driver Junior Johnson — were inducted on May 23.

Results and standings[edit]

Races[edit]

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Winning manufacturer Report
Budweiser Shootout Carl Edwards Greg Biffle Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Report
1 Daytona 500 Mark Martin Kevin Harvick Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Report
2 Auto Club 500 Jamie McMurray Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Report
3 Shelby American Kurt Busch Jeff Gordon Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Report
4 Kobalt Tools 500 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Kasey Kahne Kurt Busch Dodge Report
5 Food City 500 Joey Logano Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Report
6 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 Kevin Harvick Denny Hamlin Denny Hamlin Toyota Report
7 Subway Fresh Fit 600 A. J. Allmendinger Jimmie Johnson / Kyle Busch Ryan Newman Chevrolet Report
8 Samsung Mobile 500 Tony Stewart Jeff Gordon Denny Hamlin Toyota Report
9 Aaron's 499 Jimmie Johnson Jeff Burton Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Report
10 Crown Royal 400 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota Report
11 Showtime Southern 500 Jamie McMurray Jeff Gordon Denny Hamlin Toyota Report
12 Autism Speaks 400 Martin Truex, Jr. Jimmie Johnson Kyle Busch Toyota Report
NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Kurt Busch Jimmie Johnson Kurt Busch Dodge Report
13 Coca-Cola 600 Ryan Newman Kurt Busch Report
14 Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin Denny Hamlin Toyota Report
15 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 Kurt Busch Denny Hamlin Denny Hamlin Toyota Report
16 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Kasey Kahne Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Report
17 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Juan Pablo Montoya Kasey Kahne Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Report
18 Coke Zero 400 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Report
19 LifeLock.com 400 Jamie McMurray Jimmie Johnson David Reutimann Toyota Report
20 Brickyard 400 Juan Pablo Montoya Juan Pablo Montoya Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Report
21 Pennsylvania 500 Tony Stewart Jimmie Johnson Greg Biffle Ford Report
22 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Carl Edwards Juan Pablo Montoya Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet Report
23 Carfax 400 Kasey Kahne Greg Biffle Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Report
24 Irwin Tools Night Race Jimmie Johnson Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota Report
25 Emory Healthcare 500 Denny Hamlin Tony Stewart Tony Stewart Chevrolet Report
26 Air Guard 400 Carl Edwards Denny Hamlin Denny Hamlin Toyota Report
Chase for the Championship
27 Sylvania 300 Brad Keselowski Clint Bowyer Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Report
28 AAA 400 Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Report
29 Price Chopper 400 Kasey Kahne Tony Stewart Greg Biffle Ford Report
30 Pepsi Max 400 Jamie McMurray Mark Martin Tony Stewart Chevrolet Report
31 Bank of America 500 Jeff Gordon Kyle Busch Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Report
32 TUMS Fast Relief 500 Denny Hamlin Jeff Burton Denny Hamlin Toyota Report
33 AMP Energy Juice 500 Juan Pablo Montoya Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Report
34 AAA Texas 500 Elliott Sadler Greg Biffle Denny Hamlin Toyota Report
35 Kobalt Tools 500 Carl Edwards Denny Hamlin Carl Edwards Ford Report
36 Ford 400 Kasey Kahne Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Ford Report

Drivers[edit]

(keyBold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by final practice results. * – Most laps led. Bold italics – Drivers currently in "wild card" qualifying positions for the Chase.

Pos Driver DAY CAL LSV ATL BRI MAR PHO TEX TAL RIC DAR DOV CHA POC MIC INF NHA DY2 CHI IND PO2 GLN MI2 BR2 AT2 RI2 NH2 DV2 KAN CA2 CH2 MA2 TL2 TX2 PH2 HOM Points
1 Jimmie Johnson 35 1* 1 12 1 9 3* 2 31 10 36 16* 37 5 6 1* 1 31 25* 22 10* 28 12 35 3 3 25 1* 2 3 3 5 7 9 5 2 6,622
2 Denny Hamlin 17 29 19 21 19 1* 30 1 4 11 1 4 18 1* 1* 34 14 24 8 15 5 37 2 34 43 1* 2 9 12 8 4 1 9 1 12* 14 6,583
3 Kevin Harvick 7* 2 2 9 11 35 13 7 1 3 6 7 11 4 19 3 5 1* 34 2 4 11 1 14 33 9 5 15 3 7 8 3 2 6 6 3 6,581
4 Carl Edwards 9 13 12 39 6 8 7 33 11 5 15 8 16 12 12 29 25 6 2 7 3 5 3 12 2 10 11 5 6 34 12 8 17 19 1 1* 6,393
5 Matt Kenseth 8 7 5 2 5 18 6 20 28 13 13 3 10 17 14 30 17 15 13 12 18 13 5 10 11 14 23 18 7 30 6 15 16 2 7 9 6,294
6 Greg Biffle 3 10 10 8 4 10 22 10 17 22 22 6 32 28 9 7 16 20 35 3 1 24 4* 8 36 32 17 19 1 41 5 33 19 5* 4 10 6,247
7 Tony Stewart 22 9 7 13 2 26 23 32 16 23 23 9 15 3 5 9 2 25 9 5 2 7 6 27 1* 16 24 21 4* 1 21 24 31 11 17 8 6,221
8 Kyle Busch 14 14 15 25 9 22 8 3 9 1* 7 1 3 2 20 39 11 40 17 8 23 8 18 1* 5 2 9 6 21 35 2* 4 25 32 13 32 6,182
9 Jeff Gordon 26 20 3* 18 14 3 2 31* 22 2 4* 11 6 32 4 5 4 3 3 23 6 10 27 11 13 12 6 11 5 9 23 20 8 37 11 37 6,176
10 Clint Bowyer 4 8 8 23 40 7 9 36 7 12 32 17 7 9 22 31 7 17 4 4 15 32 13 4 7 6 1* 25 15 2 17 38 1 7 21 12 6,155
11 Kurt Busch 23 6 35 1 3* 23 35 4 8 18 3 19 1* 6 3 32 3 7 26 10 33 2 40 9 6 18 13 4 13 21 30 16 30 24 9 18 6,142
12 Jeff Burton 11 3 11 20 10 20 25 12 32* 4 8 2 25 7 8 27 12 5 7 6 8 9 24 16 4 13 15 2 18 23 20 9* 41 36 19 31 6,033
Chase for the Championship cut-off
13 Mark Martin 12 4 4 33 35 21 4 6 5 25 16 15 4 29 16 14 21 28 15 11 7 19 28 23 21 20 29 12 14 6* 14 2 11 3 8 16 4,364
14 Jamie McMurray 1 17 34 29 8 30 24 30 2 19 2 32 2 36 24 15 18 39 5 1 22 6 20 3 15 17 3 13 11 17 1 11 36 16 10 21 4,325
15 Ryan Newman 34 36 18 17 16 4 1 11 35 8 9 13 9 14 32 16 6 26 22 17 12 12 23 6 8 11 8 8 9 5 36 30 23 20 2 7 4,302
16 Joey Logano 20 5 6 35 27 2 10 28 36 16 27 10 13 13 10 33 9 29 19 9 25 33 10 18 27 4 35 3 17 11 7 6 5 4 3 39 4,185
17 Juan Pablo Montoya 10 37 37 3 26 36 5 34 3 6 5 35 38 8 13 10 34 27 16 32* 16 1* 7 7 9 7 16 14 29 14 11 19 3 28 16 35 4,118
18 David Reutimann 5 15 13 40 38 28 20 37 14 15 11 5 5 15 18 20 15 11 1 28 17 23 16 2 16 19 7 35 35 10 9 27 4 15 26 38 4,024
19 A. J. Allmendinger 32 25 25 6 17 38 15 13 19 17 37 14 14 10 11 13 10 36 14 16 24 4 17 31 18 8 12 10 10 19 25 12 32 14 18 5 3,998
20 Kasey Kahne 30 34 9 4* 34 17 39 5 21 21 20 20 12 27 2 4 36* 2 6 13 19 17 14 5 32 29 14 28 37 4 38 14 26 13 30 6 3,961
21 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2 32 16 15 7 15 12 8 13 32 18 30 22 19 7 11 8 4 23 27 27 26 19 13 22 34 4 23 22 16 29 7 39* 25 14 27 3,953
22 Martin Truex, Jr. 6 39 20 27 12 5 17 9 12 7 19 12 23 25 17 42 22 35 11 26 9 15 8 17 12 22 20 34 20 18 15 29 6 38 15 11 3,916
23 Paul Menard 13 18 17 5 18 14 29 35 25 27 30 21 8 16 25 22 28 18 10 14 13 16 35 21 35 26 28 7 8 22 24 13 13 10 29 19 3,776
24 David Ragan 16 23 23 37 29 16 19 15 6 24 14 26 24 26 34 25 20 38 12 20 14 25 11 32 19 23 22 24 16 32 10 17 21 8 25 20 3,599
25 Brad Keselowski 36 21 26 36 13 12 16 14 34 14 12 18 20 21 27 35 26 30 18 19 20 20 34 19 25 15 18 22 23 26 27 10 10 33 42 13 3,485
26 Marcos Ambrose 41 35 14 11 33 11 11 17 37 9 25 36 36 30 15 6 13 32 28 21 39 3 15 20 10 5 30 20 34 33 16 34 34 12 22 26 3,422
27 Elliott Sadler 24 24 27 19 20 24 31 18 33 38 21 28 21 31 21 17 19 22 21 38 34 29 9 29 41 27 21 17 28 13 26 28 14 23 28 28 3,234
28 Regan Smith 39 19 21 14 36 32 26 21 38 30 17 24 19 18 23 38 33 33 20 33 21 34 21 30 17 25 19 26 26 12 13 31 12 22 23 17 3,229
29 Sam Hornish, Jr. 37 16 28 28 32 13 18 19 24 36 31 34 17 11 26 36 23 21 24 30 11 14 32 25 30 28 10 36 36 15 40 25 15 18 32 24 3,214
30 Scott Speed 19 11 22 10 31 33 21 16 15 35 28 23 30 20 28 18 27 10 30 25 26 43 25 33 34 24 36 32 19 24 19 23 29 27 35 23 3,178
31 Bobby Labonte 21 27 38 22 21 29 27 23 23 33 34 39 31 38 41 23 30 16 29 31 28 35 33 38 31 39 39 27 41 38 22 43 38 30 20 22 2,583
32 David Gilliland DNQ 26 30 26 23 19 32 29 31 35 25 26 33 35 19 35 32 DNQ 30 27 36 26 20 37 33 30 32 20 28 37 33 29 38 25 2,445
33 Travis Kvapil 29 30 24 30 25 27 36 24 18 34 26 29 28 22 31 24 DNQ 34 31 24 29 30 30 22 29 35 32 33 33 28 31 35 DNQ 41 34 34 2,426
34 Robby Gordon 28 33 32 43 22 34 14 26 20 28 38 31 33 33 2 12 38 36 36 39 40 26 33 22 18 35 33 2,028
35 Kevin Conway 31 36 31 28 31 33 27 30 37 33 33 35 35 40 28 32 14 33 34 31 31 36 37 41 37 38 31 DNQ DNS 30 1,830
36 Casey Mears DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 30 DNQ 26 DNQ 22 29 23 36 29 40 DNQ 36 DNQ 39 26 21 38 29 24 25 DNQ 40 24 26 24 33 1,573
37 Dave Blaney DNQ 41 29 41 42 42 42 43 43 DNQ 42 41 43 40 DNQ 37 42 43 DNQ 41 42 DNQ DNQ 24 30 31 43 31 29 32 36 42 42 37 36 1,416
38 Joe Nemechek 43 40 41 38 43 39 38 40 42 43 DNQ 38 39 43 37 40 39 41 43 40 40 39 43 DNQ 38 42 40 41 DNQ 37 DNQ 41 27 43 DNQ 41 1,361
39 Reed Sorenson DNQ 39 41 43 DNQ 24 8 27 35 32 26 15 14 27 16 30 27 18 1,355
40 Brian Vickers 15 12 31 7 15 6 37 38 29 20 10 1,158
41 Bill Elliott 27 16 25 27 29 37 18 22 23 25 35 40 15 1,107
42 Mike Bliss 42 22 39 24 DNQ 25 DNQ 42 10 40 DNQ 40 DNQ DNQ 9 41 DNQ DNQ 42 DNS 41 40 DNQ DNQ DNQ 39 39 43 1,050
43 Max Papis 40 28 33 34 DNQ 40 40 22 40 DNQ 29 DNQ DNQ 34 43 43 43 42 42 43 DNQ 22 41 907
44 J. J. Yeley 41 37 34 37 39 26 38 19 DNQ DNQ 38 DNQ DNQ DNQ 40 42 42 42 43 39 DNQ 31 42 891
45 Michael McDowell 33 42 42 42 43 43 41 DNQ 40 42 42 39 41 DNQ DNQ 42 43 42 42 43 39 DNQ 43 39 40 39 39 DNQ 35 DNQ DNQ DNQ 879
46 David Stremme 24 37 DNQ DNQ 27 29 24 27 DNQ 24 30 31 37 36 DNQ DNQ 825
47 Landon Cassill 38 39 39 41 38 37 DNQ 33 42 38 43 40 42 42 DNQ 40 40 40 717
48 Aric Almirola DNQ 43 43 DNQ 39 41 DNQ DNQ 21 20 21 27 4 704
49 Tony Raines 42 31 28 38 34 31 39 32 36 534
50 Patrick Carpentier 21 29 28 27 DNQ 37 31 DNQ 474
51 Andy Lally 37 18 37 36 34 34 29 471
52 Boris Said 25 38 40 32 8 38 448
53 Todd Bodine DNQ 39 DNQ 40 42 40 DNQ DNQ 37 37 41 DNQ DNQ 313
54 Robert Richardson 31 26 23 37 301
55 Michael Waltrip 18 41 39 DNQ DNQ 28 284
56 P. J. Jones 41 35 41 37 190
57 Jeff Green 24 36 DNQ DNQ 41 DNQ 186
58 Mattias Ekström 21 31 175
59 Terry Cook DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 37 DNQ 34 DNQ DNQ 39 DNQ DNQ 164
60 Johnny Sauter DNQ DNQ 41 DNQ 41 43 41 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 154
61 Chad McCumbee 42 22 134
62 Steve Park 13 129
63 Jan Magnussen 12 127
64 Scott Riggs 28 DNQ 42 DNQ DNQ DNQ 116
65 Ken Schrader 18 114
66 Trevor Bayne 17 112
67 Hermie Sadler 26 85
68 Terry Labonte 40 41 83
69 Jacques Villeneuve 29 76
70 Jason Leffler DNQ 43 DNQ 43 DNQ DNQ 68
71 John Andretti 38 49
72 Ron Fellows 40 43
73 Geoff Bodine 41 40
74 Jeff Fuller DNQ 43 34
75 Brendan Gaughan 43 34
76 Brandon Ash DNQ DNQ 0
77 Brian Simo DNQ 0
78 Josh Wise DNQ DNQ 0
79 Ted Musgrave DNQ DNQ 0
80 Kevin Lepage DNQ 0
81 Tony Ave DNQ 0
82 Brian Keselowski DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
83 Derrike Cope DNQ 0
84 Mike Wallace DNQ 0
85 Norm Benning DNQ 0
Pos Driver DAY CAL LSV ATL BRI MAR PHO TEX TAL RIC DAR DOV CHA POC MIC INF NHA DY2 CHI IND PO2 GLN MI2 BR2 AT2 RI2 NH2 DV2 KAN CA2 CH2 MA2 TL2 TX2 PH2 HOM Points

Note:This list does not include exhibition races.

Manufacturer[edit]

Pos Manufacturer Wins Points
1 Chevrolet 18 261
2 Toyota 12 217
3 Ford 4 176
4 Dodge 2 138
Source:[10]

Rookie entries[edit]

The easy favorite for Rookie of the Year was Kevin Conway. Conway ran 28 races with a best finish of 14th. The ony other competitor, Terry Cook, managed to run only 3 races.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Truex Jr. will make move to MWR for 2010 season". NASCAR. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Pearce, Al (16 September 2009). "McMurray poised to replace Truex Jr. at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing". Autoweek. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "2010 Schedule". www.jayski.com. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Have at it, boys information at NASCAR Speed TV
  5. ^ "Nine of 10 Chase races on ESPN". ESPN.com (ESPN). 2010-01-13. Archived from the original on 19 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
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  7. ^ "No more NASCAR". huewen.com (Keith Huewen). 2010-01-09. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  8. ^ "Daytona 500 live in UK". huewen.com (Keith Huewen). 2010-02-05. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  9. ^ "NASCAR gets new UK TV deal". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 2010-02-25. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  10. ^ "Maunfactuer Standings". Archived from the original on 13 August 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 

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