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|2005 MBNA Racepoints 400 Race Results
Dover Downs International Raceway The MonsterMile in Review
The race really mixed up the point standingsbut the Chase for the Cup is now a lot tighter than it was justa week ago, when the top six drivers were 53 points apart. Afterthe monster mile at Dover, the top six drivers are a mere 23 pointsapart.
Among the drivers who made a move in the Chasestandings were Rusty Wallace, who finished third in his finalstart at Dover and now sits in second place in the standings,just seven points out.
Ryan Newman, who had the Bud Pole for the raceand was coming off a win Saturday in the Dover 200 Busch race,began sliding backwards after 30 laps and fell as far back as17th place before rebounding to finish in fifth place.
Mark Martin had a big day, finishing fourth tojump from seventh and 54 points out to fourth and 21 points out.Martin had a tough decision to make on the last pit stop withabout 30 laps remaining…to take two tires and try to make upsome track position, or take four tires and go with the bettergrip. They took two!
Here are the current leaders in the chase forthe Nextel cup after Dover this weekend and the top 10 are (thenumber behind is their total points) Jimmie Johnson with 5362,Rusty Wallace with 5355, Ryan Newman with 5350, Mark Martin with5341, Tony Stewart with 5339, Greg Biffle with 5339, Jeremy Mayfieldwith 5281, Carl Edwards with 5259, Matt Kenseth with 5238 andKurt Busch 5192.
With eight races left, they are getting a lottighter than they were just a mere week ago. This week we willbe heading to Talladega Superspeedway and the UAW-Ford 500 solets see who will pull away and see if Kurt Busch can make upsome long lost ground.