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Sunday, October 21, 2007

JIMMIE JOHNSON WINS SUBWAY 500!

Jimmie Johnson won his series leading 7th victory when he captured the checkered flag at the Subway 500 in Martinsville, Va. Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon finished out the top 3. With the victory, Johnson moved within just 43 points of his teammate with only 5 races remaining in the Chase For The Cup. This was also Johnson's 3 straight win at Martinsville on the short track. The Nextel Cup Series shifts its focus to the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. for next Sundays Bass Pro Shops 500.

Here are the most up to date standings in the Chase for the Cup
1 Jeff Gordon 6040 leader
2 Jimmie Johnson 5997 -43
3 Clint Bowyer 5940 -100
4 Tony Stewart 5806 -234
5 Carl Edwards 5770 -270
6 Kyle Busch 5765 -275
7 Kevin Harvick 5686 -354
8 Denny Hamlin 5681 -359
9 Jeff Burton 5641 -399
10 Kurt Busch 5635 -405
11 Martin Truex Jr. 5608 -432
12 Matt Kenseth 5593 -447

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