2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
The NASCAR Sprint Cup 2010 season began on February 6, 2010 with the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway followed by the 52nd Daytona 500 on February 15, 2010., The Chase for the Sprint Cup began on September 19, 2010 with the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire motor Speedway. The season ended on November 21, 2010 with the Ford 400 in the wake of the Ford Championship Weekend. Jimmie Johnson won the Sprint Cup 2010.
Each Sprint Cup race in the 2010 season had a maximum starting field of 43 cars. The first 35 of the Owner Points ( score of the respective owners of a racing car ) for the year 2009 were guaranteed a starting place in the first five races of the 2010 season. If a driver is moved by a team within the first 35 points of the Owner to a new team, this had no guaranteed starting place more, unless it was also placed in the top 35 of the Owner Points. However, if a former champion was not in the top -35 and it also failed to qualify for the race, he was able to rely on a so-called Past Champion Provisional, which guaranteed him a starting place. However, the Past Champion Provisionals are limited to a number of six races per season since the 2007 season.
* = Races where no points are awarded
By race 36 of 36
Status: After 36 of 36 races