Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dodge Gains Third-Place Breathing Room; Chevrolet Is The One To Beat At ORP

Reed Sorenson’s win at Gateway International Raceway last Saturday was a run of lucky sevens for Dodge in this year’s Bill France Performance Cup standings.

The victory was the first for the manufacturer in seven races – and third overall on the season. The win increased third-place Dodge’s lead over fourth-place Toyota by seven points, its biggest margin since a seven-point advantage following Milwaukee four races ago.

Dodge, Toyota and second-place Ford have their work cut out for them at ORP of Saturday. First-place Chevrolet has won 15 of the previous 25 races at the track, 14 of the last 15 and the last four in a row, including last year’s victory by reigning series champion Kevin Harvick.

Ford’s win in 2002 by Greg Biffle is the only dent in Chevy’s recent run of success.

Manufacturers' Championship
2007 Point Standings

Chevy 157
Ford 131
Dodge 91
Toyota 83

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