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Old 11-07-2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Jeff Gordon / Jimmy Johnson Cup

(I think it used to be called the Nextel Cup )

Anybody still watching

There was a lot of Cup talk earlier in the season, what happened?

I guess no one cares about who is going to win, Johnson or Gordon.
Personally, I don't hate or love either of them, but all of my in-laws or Gordon fans, so it is interesting.
At least it is close this year.
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I am not a fan of the "Rainbow Warrior" ( I still get a kick out of that ). I do know that he is an extremly tallented driver, but still, I am not a fan.

I am hoping for Johnson
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Bowyer....

thats what I'm hoping for.
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As much as my family would be disappointed, I am pulling for Boyer too.
I actually have been since the start of the final 10 races.

Was just reading though, JJ would have to have an average finish of like 22 or worse for Boyer to have a shot.



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# What It Takes To Win The Chase: In 2006, Jimmie Johnson took over the
Chase lead with two races left in the season en route to winning his
first
career Cup title. This year, he takes a larger points lead to Phoenix
and
only five other drivers are still in contention for the Nextel Cup
championship. Jeff Gordon is the closest competitor to Johnson but will
be
challenged in his attempt to retake the lead considering how well
Johnson
has raced lately. Gordon could win at Phoenix and Homestead-Miami (the
final
two races) and still not win the title. Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Carl
Edwards and Tony Stewart are mathematically still alive. However, they
need
a monumental collapse by Johnson in addition to gaining the maximum
points
in the last two events to have a chance to win the Chase. The following
scenarios show how each driver could finish ahead of Johnson in the
final
two races (each scenario holds true regardless of Johnson leading a lap
in
each race unless otherwise specified):
Chase Chances
1) Jimmie Johnson Chase leader
2) Jeff Gordon (-30 points) If he finishes nine places better than
Johnson
in each of the next two races, or if he wins out and leads the most
laps in
each event
3) Clint Bowyer (-181) If he wins out and leads the most laps in each
event,
and needs for Johnson to average a 22nd-place finish or worse
4) Kyle Busch (-339) If he wins out and leads the most laps in each
event,
and needs for Johnson to not start one race and finish 40th or worse in
the
other race
5) Carl Edwards (-357) If he wins out and leads the most laps in each
event,
and needs for Johnson to not start the final two races
6) Tony Stewart (-373) If he wins out and leads the most laps in each
event,
and needs for Johnson to not start the final two races
Drivers 7-12 Eliminated from championship contention.(ESPN.com'* Terry
Blount)(11-6-2007)
AND: Johnson would clinch if he gains 131 points on Gordon at Phoenix,
assuming Johnson starts the last race. If Gordon blows an engine and
finishes last at Phoenix, Johnson would have to finish fourth or better
(if
he led a lap) to win the championship. If Johnson wins the race and
leads
the most laps, he would clinch if Gordon finishes 35th or worse and
doesn't
lead a lap.(ESPN.com'* Terry Blount)(11-7-2007)
Courtesy of http://www.jayski.com
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I am not a fan of the "Rainbow Warrior" ( I still get a kick out of that ). I do know that he is an extremly tallented driver, but still, I am not a fan.

I am hoping for Johnson
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Bowyer....

thats what I'm hoping for.


Boyer got lucky he even made it in the chase,period......



I hope jimmie gets it again but gordon is hungry for that cup..
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Bowyer....

thats what I'm hoping for.


Boyer got lucky he even made it in the chase,period......



I hope jimmie gets it again but gordon is hungry for that cup..
How do you figure he got lucky ???? solidly in the top 5 most of the year. thats LUCK...
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I am still trying to figure out where the [email protected] Boyer came from.
Seriously, though, he had an awesome year and deserves to be there.
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