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Friday, October 29, 2004

Atlanta average finish predictions

Atlanta Motor Speedway

I'm quickly learning that you can't predict finishes for a Nextel Cup race by looking at past finish averages. Still, it is a fun exercise to see what would happen if it were possible to predict -- though it wouldn't be very fun if you knew for sure that is how the race would end up.

Here is the chart for Atlanta. Gordon and Earnhardt fans could take heart. Both of them add some friction to the Busch Express. Both drivers cut the required number of points into Busch's lead in order to unseat him from the top spot.
RankDriverPts. NowPts. Avg.Pts. OutPts. Behind
1Kurt Busch60151276142Leader
2Jeff Gordon5919153607270
3Dale Earnhardt Jr.5890169605983
4Jimmie Johnson58081335941201
5Tony Stewart57691695938204
6Matt Kenseth57551495904238
7Mark Martin5791985889253
8Ryan Newman57491325881261
9Elliott Sadler57601135873269
10Jeremy Mayfield56511195770372

Qualifying is next...


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