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  • utgJoanie utgJoanie Aug 7, 2009 11:29 PM Flag

    Which drivers have made the chase

    every year since its inception in 2004?

    Thanks!

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    • I had to check by hand but this is what i found:
      The drivers that have made it every year are
      smoke, JJ, Jeefy, Kenseth

      Other notable/interesting trends are:
      Edwards has been there every year since 05
      Hamlin, harvick, the 88, Mark Martin, and the Busch Bros have been in the chase 3 out of 5 years

      And shockingly, to me at least, Mayfield was in the chase both in 04 and 05

      • 3 Replies to jakesunrise
      • I think Jeffy and smoke missed one time, I know Jeff missed..

        Denny Hamlin has made it every year he has raced for the chase.

      • Only two made it every year-Johnson & Kenseth.Gordon missed in '05 & Stewart missed in '06.The first three years of the new format only the top 10 went to chase.

      • Thanks, Jake - I appreciate it.

        Jeremy has shown himself to be a talented driver in the past. His big problem was "foot-in-mouth" disease. A serious case - he would shoot off his mouth, which would lead to shooting himself in the foot, which led to him sticking it his mouth in an effort to correct his self-destructive verbal tendencies. Bur, a bit late. A six-month feud with Ray Everham is not good for a NASCAR driver's career.....

        from a 2008 article I recently read: (http://www.suite101.com/blog/jeremyd/jeremy_mayfield_fired_again)

        "However, a feud with Ray Evernham in 2006, less than six months after he finished ninth in the championship standings, ended his tenure with the Evernham organization.

        He moved on to Bill Davis Racing in 2007, but that ride ended in October before he joined Haas CNC Racing. Mayfield could not make the situation work and finds himself searching for another ride.

        Johnny Sauter will replace Mayfield at Phoenix.

        Unfortunately, Mayfield may have worn out his welcome in the Sprint Cup series. He was highly pursued after he left Penske Racing in 2001, and when his contract expired in 2003, several car owners courted the Kentucky native.

        Ever since his feud with Evernham, Mayfield's reputation has suffered, as many blame him for his career downward spiral. However, there are two sides to every story. It seems that Mayfield lost every bit of confidence he had after the fallout with Evernham."

 

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