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TONY'S WINNING WAY
LARS ANDERSON
November 28, 2011
Consistency counts—but only to a point. Here's a look at the top drivers in the Chase era, ranked by average finish in the 10 playoff races. Carl Edwards's metronomic run leads them all, but it wasn't enough to beat out Smoke's record five Chase W's.
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November 28, 2011

Tony's Winning Way

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DRIVER YEAR AVG. FINISH TOP 5s WINS
1. CARL EDWARDS 2011 4.9 7 0
2. JIMMIE JOHNSON 2007 5.0 6 4
3. JEFF GORDON 2007 5.1 6 2
4. JIMMIE JOHNSON 2008 5.7 6 3
5. KEVIN HARVICK 2010 5.8 5 0
6. JIMMIE JOHNSON 2010 6.2 7 1
7. TONY STEWART 2011 6.3 6 5

Consistency counts—but only to a point. Here's a look at the top drivers in the Chase era, ranked by average finish in the 10 playoff races. Carl Edwards's metronomic run leads them all, but it wasn't enough to beat out Smoke's record five Chase W's.

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