NOTE: The ‘Official 2006 NASCAR Mulligan Chart’ is ‘stuck’ up top until the end of the 2006 NASCAR season. There is fresh content below it
|Official NASCAR 2006 ‘Chase For The Nextel Cup’ Mulligan Chart|
|#1||Kyle Busch||Sylvania 300||38th||4th||10th|
|#1||Jimmie Johnson||Sylvania 300||39th||2nd||9th|
|#2||Kevin Harvick||Dover 400||35th||1st||5th|
|#2||Kasey Kahne||Dover 400||38th||8th||9th|
|#2||Kyle Busch||Dover 400||40th||10th||10th|
|#3||Kasey Kahne||Banquet 400||33rd||9th||10th|
|#3||Jeff Gordon||Banquet 400||39th||2nd||6th|
|#4||Jeff Burton||UAW Ford 400||27th||1st||1st|
|#4||Jeff Gordon||UAW Ford 400||36th||6th||7th|
|#5||Jeff Gordon||Bank of America 500||24th||7th||10th|
|#5||Denny Hamlin||Bank of America 500||28th||5th||6th|
|#5||Mark Martin||Bank of America 500||30th||3rd||4th|
|#6||Jeff Burton||Subway 500||42nd||1st||5th|
|#7||Kyle Busch||Bass Pro Shops 500||27th||10th||10th|
|#7||Kevin Harvick||Bass Pro Shops 500||31st||2nd||6th|
|#7||Mark Martin||Bass Pro Shops 500||36th||7th||8th|
|#7||Kasey Kahne||Bass Pro Shops 500||38th||8th||9th|
|#8||Kasey Kahne||Dickies 500||33rd||9th||10th|
|#8||Jeff Burton||Dickies 500||38th||4th||7th|
Like clockwork the past three NASCAR seasons, a peculiar word gets mentioned quite a bit. You might even find yourself talking to your race pals about it.
It’s the word MULLIGAN.
A mulligan generally means a minor blunder which is allowed to pass unnoticed or without consequence. You can read more about the origin of the term ‘mulligan’ at wikipedia.
Since the 2006 Chase For The Nextel Cup started with Mulligans, I decided to make an ‘Official NASCAR Mulligan Chart’. I’ll keep it stuck to the top of the NASCAR blog through the end of the 2006 NASCAR race season.
How bad a finish is a Mulligan?
The biggest question which I’d certainly like input on is: How bad a finish constitutes a Mulligan?
Nextel Cup Champion Mulligans
For the sake of this chart, I’m going to count a finish of 25th or worse as a Mulligan.”