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Point Standings Tell the Season Saga

By November 20, 2012

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The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season has come to a close and the final point standings are out.  There are a few fun facts to be found in the data.

  • Most money won: 3rd place Jimmie Johnson with over $8.1 Million. Champion Brad Keselowski ended up sixth on the money list.
  • Most Wins: Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin each had 5
  • Most Top Fives: Jimmie Johnson (18)
  • Most Top Tens: Jimmie Johnson (24)
  • Most Bonus Points: Jimmie Johnson (49)

Looking at those stats you might wonder how Jimmie Johnson ended up third in points.  However there is one more key stat which had a significant impact on the final standings.

  • Most DNFs among all drivers in the top 24 in points: Jimmie Johnson

As always, consistency is key in NASCAR.


November 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm
(1) J.D. says:

HAHAHA Too bad…boo hoo..I am so glad the championship has been won by somebody else other than hendrick the last two years..on a roll….keep it up other teams..!!!!!!

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