NASCAR By the Numbers: Bristol baby!

Bristol is over, and boy were the races spectacular. Kyle Busch swept the weekend (again) but besides that fact, the racing itself was great. Battles for the lead were constant and of course there was some beating and banging, it was of course Bristol!

Here are the top 15 in each of the series that competed this weekend:

Sprint Cup:

Kyle Busch won the race, but it is his older brother Kurt who sits atop the chart as we head to Auto Club Speedway next weekend.
    Another new leader atop the chart
    Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR
  1. Kurt Busch 
  2. Carl Edwards -1
  3. Tony Stewart -12
  4. Ryan Newman -12
  5. Paul Menard -14
  6. Kyle Busch -17
  7. Jimmie Johnson -20
  8. Juan Pablo Montoya -24
  9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -26
  10. Martin Truex Jr. -27
  11. Mark Martin -27
  12. Kasey Kahne -28
  13. Matt Kenseth -33
  14. Bobby Labonte -35
  15. Kevin Harvick -40
Biggest Movers: Kyle Busch +8, Jimmie Johnson +5
Biggest Losses: Both of these drivers fell out of the top 15, although just barely, Denny Hamlin (was 8th after Vegas and now 17th) -9 AJ Allmendinger (was 9th after Vegas, now 16th) -7 


A Sprint Cup regular, Kyle Busch, won the race but the points still saw some changes this week. There is a new leader: Jason Leffler takes over after Reed Sorenson suffered from a blown motor. Here is the top 15 drivers:
    Leffler will lead the NNW Series into Auto Club Speedway
    Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR
  1. Jason Leffler       
  2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -2
  3. Justin Allgaier -18
  4. Reed Sorenson -21
  5. Aric Almirola -23
  6. Trevor Bayne -30
  7. Kenny Wallace -31
  8. Elliott Sadler -32
  9. Danica Patrick -33
  10. Brian Scott -35
  11. Joe Nemechek -40
  12. Mike Bliss -42
  13. Steven Wallace -43
  14. Jeremy Clements -47
  15. Michael Annett -61
Biggest Mover: Elliott Sadler +4
Biggest Losses: Danica Patrick -5, Reed Sorenson -3, Mike Bliss -3

The racing heads to Auto Club Speedway next weekend for the Sprint Cup's Auto Club 400 and the Nationwide series Royal Purple 300.

After four races this season, what are your thoughts on the new NASCAR points system? Love it, loathe it, leave a comment and let me know!
NASCAR By the Numbers: Bristol baby! NASCAR By the Numbers: Bristol baby! Reviewed by Unknown on Monday, March 21, 2011 Rating: 5