NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Facts
According to NASCAR Nextel Cup racing rules, the Top 12 drivers with the most points - after the 26th race of the season - will clinch a spot in NASCAR's "Chase for the Championship." Before the "Chase" begins, all participants will have his total point totals re-adjusted to 5,000. Each driver will then be awarded an additional 10 points for every victory earned over the first 26 races of the season. Thus, the driver with the most race victories will begin the Chase in first place. .
2007 - 2008 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Events