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NASCAR: In it’s Prime

NASCAR was once the second most watched sport in the U.S.
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NASCAR was once one of the most popular sports to watch between 1997-2009, so we would summarize the seasons before 2010.

1997: Jeff Gordon would win the 1997 season beating Dale Jarrett¬† him by 14 points as he would win 10 races including the big daddy: Daytona 500 with a average finish of 10th which was pretty good for the time and had 22 top 5’s and 23 top 10’s.

1998: Jeff Gordon would win another season by beating Mark Martin by 364 points as Jeff would win 13 races. He would have an average finish of 6th and 26 top 5’s and 28 top 10’s and only 2 DNF’s.

1999: Dale Jarrett would win his first Winston Cup by beating Bobby Labonte by 201 points as he would win 4 races with an average finish placement of 7th. He had 24 top 5’s with 29 top 10’s and only one DNF.

2000: Bobby Labonte would win the first Winston Cup of the 2000’s, beating out Dale Earnhardt by 265 with Bobby winning 4 races. With a average finish of 7th with no DNF’s, he had 19 top 5’s and 24 top 10’s.

2001: Jeff Gordon would win the cup once again with 6 wins, beating out Tony Stewart by 349 points, with 2 DNF’s and an average finish of 11th, with 18 top 5’s and 24 top 10’s.

2002: Tony Stewart would win his first ever championship, beating Mark Martin by 37 points, with 6 DNF’s and average finish of 13th with 15 top 5’s and 21 top 10’s and led 746 laps through the season.

2003: Matt Kenseth would also win his first ever championship, beating out Jimmie Johnson by 90 points with only one win, 2 DNF’s, an average finish of 10th, 11 top 5’s and 25 top 10’s with 354 laps led through the season.

2004: With the introduction of the new “Chase for the Cup” point system, we would again get another new winner. Kurt Busch would beat Jimmie Johnson by 8 points with 3 wins, 10 top 5’s, 21 top 10’s, an average finish of 12th and had 746 laps led through the season with 3 DNF’s.

2005: Tony Stewart would win his 2nd title title beating Greg Biffle by 35 Points and had 5 wins, 17 top 5’s, 25 top 10’s, Average Finish of 10th with 1 DNF and lead 1845 laps through out the season.

2006: Jimmie Johnson would win his first title after beating Matt Kenseth, beating him by 56 points and had 5 wins, 13 top 5’s, 24 top 10’s and had an average finish of 10th with 1 DNF and lead 854 laps during the season.

2007: Won agan by Jimmie Johnson, beating Jeff Gordon by 77 points and Jimmie had 10 wins, 20 top 5’s, 24 top 10’s. With an average finish of 11th, he had 2 DNF’s and lead 1289 laps during the season.

2008: Jimmie Johnson would win again, beating Carl Edwards by 69 points and had 7 wins, 15 top 5’s, and 22 top 10’s. With an average finish of 11th, he had 1 DNF and lead 1959 laps during the regular season and The Chase for The Cup.

2009: Jimmie would win, once again beating Mark Martin by 41 points with 7 wins, 16 top 5’s, and 24 top 10’s. With an average finish of 11th, he had 1 DNF and lead 2238 laps during both the regular season and The Chase for the Cup.

In 2010, Jimmie Johnson would win again.

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