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The Eliminator: Charlotte
- Twenty-two of 23 spring Charlotte winners also raced in the All-Star race.
(25 drivers eliminated, 23 remaining)
Drivers eliminated: Stanton Barrett, Dave Blaney, Patrick Carpentier, David Gilliland, Robby Gordon, Jeff Green, Travis Kvapil, Sterling Marlin, Michael McDowell, Paul Menard, Joe Nemechek, Kyle Petty, David Ragan, Tony Raines, David Reutimann, Scott Riggs, Elliott Sadler, Johnny Sauter, Ken Schrader, Regan Smith, Reed Sorenson, Brian Vickers, Michael Waltrip, Jon Wood, J.J. Yeley.
- As long as the Cup series has been racing at California, the Charlotte winner has finished in the top 14 in the last California race in even years.
(11 drivers eliminated, 12 remaining)
Drivers eliminated: A.J. Allmendinger, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin, Sam Hornish Jr., Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin, Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears, Juan Pablo Montoya.
- Since 2004, all but one Charlotte winner was in the top 10 in the last Texas race.
(Five drivers eliminated, seven remaining)
Drivers eliminated: Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr.
- In the past two seasons, all four Charlotte winners were outside the top 20 in the previous year's Charlotte race. (Five drivers eliminated, two remaining)
Drivers eliminated: Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart.
- Ford hasn't won at Charlotte in 11 races. (One driver eliminated, one remaining)
Driver eliminated: Matt Kenseth.
- And your winner is: Ryan Newman.
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- Twenty-two of 23 spring Charlotte winners also raced in the All-Star race. (25 drivers eliminated, 23 remaining)
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