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The top of the standings make sense; after that ...

Updated: May 18, 2006, 4:18 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | Special to ESPN.com

Eleven races into the Nextel Cup Series schedule, it's hardly surprising that Jimmie Johnson is leading the points. Or that Tony Stewart sits second in the standings.

And after Roush Racing placed all five of its teams in the Chase for the Nextel Cup a year ago, it stands to reason that teammates Matt Kenseth and Mark Martin sit third and fourth in the standings.

After that, though, you can find more than a few surprises in the top 10. Well, to be fair, a few of them ...

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