Sprint Cup Reality 2012 Daytona Update

     The Coke Zero 400 at Daytona had plenty of on and off track drama to keep everyone entertained.  The off track suspension of A. J. Allmendinger is still playing out. An uncapped vent hose may or may not have been an unfair advantage for Tony Stewart.  He won the race, anyway. Just let everyone leave that vent uncapped. End of controversy. As for what happened on the track, People seem to like the “win or crash” ending, so that behavior coming to the finish line probably won’t stop, anytime soon. I’m going to run a simulation that rewards drivers for finishing races on the lead lap, without accident or equipment failure. May cooler heads prevail. The standings in the current simulation I’m running are interesting. After 18 races, 8 drivers are within reach of the points lead. I hope that carries all the way through, to the end of the season.

                                    CURRENT STANDINGS

                                              18 DAYTONA

Pos.      Driver                     Car #      PTS.

..1        Matt Kenseth            #17       741
..2        Tony Stewart            #14       719
..3        Dale Earnhardt Jr.   #88        717
..4        Jeff Gordon              #24       712
..5        Brad Keselowski      # 2        709
..6        Jimmie Johnson      #48        707
..7        Greg Biffle               #16        700
..8        Clint Bowyer            #15        698
..9        Kasey Kahne           # 5         686
10        Martin Truex Jr.      #56        682

11        Kevin Harvick          #29        681
12        Carl Edwards           #99        673
13        Ryan Newman          #39        663
14        Paul Menard             #27       659
15        Joey Logano            #20        659
16        Denny Hamlin           #11       654
17        Kyle Busch               #18       653
18        A J Allmendinger     #22        644
19        Aric Almirola             #43        633
20        David Ragan            #34        615
21        Mark Martin              #55        562

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