WINSTON CUP PROVISIONAL STATUS
and OWNERS POINTS PAGE

Updated 11-21-1999

The Winston Cup teams provisional status priority
is based on 1999 OWNER points.
REMEMBER, OWNERS and DRIVERS points are NOT the same!!

Provisional Rules The Main Chart - Owners Points Provisonals Used by Track DNQ's by Race Champs Provisional Page
Rules and Chart
Where'd They Finish


PROVISIONALS - THE RULES
Three teams that have started every race and not used a provisional in 1999(thru 11-20-99): #'s 24,43 and 88.

Only ONE team have qualified for every race in the first round: #24 Jeff Gordon(thru 11-20-99).
Provisionals used at Homestead
(starting place was determined using OWNERS points standings):

Starting
Place
Car# Driver Owner
Standing
37 18 Bobby Labonte 2
38 31 Mike Skinner 10
39 5 Terry Labonte 12
40 44 Kyle Petty 25
41 45 David Green 35*
42 11 Brett Bodine 38*
43 71 Dave Marcis 43*
* lost an allotted provisional as the team is not in the top 25 in OWNERS points.(see rules below on this).

Provisonals Used by Track in 1999


Champions Provisonal Rules and Chart at Champ Prov Page

Six teams missed the NAPA 500 - DNQ's - Did Not Qualify(Prov place in parans) ranked by speed in qualifying:

The following teams were not high enough in the owners points to use a provisional or fast enough to make the top 36:

#66-Darrell Waltrip(37 out of prov),awarded ? owners points
#15-Derrike Cope(59),
#75-Hut Stricklin(34 out of provs),
#50-Ricky Craven(46),
#9-Stacy Compton(36 out of prov),
#05-Morgan Shepherd(61),

Did Not Qualify List Page(DNQ) by Race
With seven full time Cup teams out of provisionals: #'s 9, 41,45,58,66,75 and 77, what happens if some or all these teams fail to make a Cup race on speed and there are still spots to fill? Does NASCAR send them home? let the part time teams, such as the #01 and #05 use a provisional(if they are not in on speed)? or as I have heard: that if at least 43 cars attempt to make a Winston Cup race, then NASCAR will fill the field completely. For instance, if 43 cars attempt a race and two do not have provisionals left to use, NASCAR will award a starting spot to the team to fill the field. If 45 cars attempt to make a race and three are not fast enough and have no provisionals, it reverts back to which team is highest in the owners points. This is not official but what I have heard from some well placed sources(9-30-1999) -- CORRECTION: If one or a few of the teams without provisionals fail to get in on speed, then the part time teams(such as the #01 and #05) get a shot at the provisionals, lining up by Owners Points. If spots are still available, then the teams without provisionals get placed in the field by fastest qualifying speed until all 43 spots are filled(10-1-1999)

A brief, simple explanation, more detail to follow: Six provisional starting spots are available for positions 37-42. These positions are based on current 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series car owner points. The 43rd and final starting position is available to any eligible past NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion who fails to make the field through qualifying, starting with the most recent champion. If there are no eligible past champions, the 43rd spot will be filled through current 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series car owner points.
Teams are awarded a provisional spot based on the teams position in the OWNERS points. OWNERS and DRIVERS points are different. Teams such as the #90 who have used four drivers in 1999 still generate OWNERS points for the team/owner.
There is no restriction to that a team has to be in Top 40 in OWNER points to be eligibile to be awarded a provisional starting spot(this was changed prior to the 1998 season). If a team is currently in the top 25 in owner points, a provisional start is awarded but a provisional is not charged against the total allowed. In other words, only teams 26th or worse in OWNERS points will be charged a provisional.
There are seven provisional positions and a starting field to 43 cars every race. Six spots are awarded by the use of provisonals based on OWNERS points. The seventh is awarded to a psat champion who has not OTHERWISE qualified for the race. If no past champ needs the provisional, the next team in the OWNER points will be awarded a provisional. There is not a Winston West Provisional available for any of the west coast races.
In 1999 provisional starting positions 37-42 will be awarded based on OWNERS points. The 43rd spot is awarded to any Past Champion who is not otherwise eligible. If no past champion needs the provisonal it falls back to the next team in the owners points. The 1998 OWNERS point standings are used through the fourth week at Atlanta. Starting with the fifth week at Darlington the 1999 OWNER points standings are used to determine provisional starting spots. Teams who have attempted ALL the Cup races get the provisional awarded first, then it goes down the order by attempts, then OWNERS points.
Each team starts the season with four(4) and earns one more after their eighth(Martinsville), 16th(Sears Point), 24th(Darlington) and 32nd(Phoenix) attempted race. So if a team is out of provisonals going into the 8th race and they make a qualifying run, they earn a provisional and can use it in that race if their speed does not get them into the field.

Unused provisionals in the previous year are not carried forward to the next season.
All teams, who pass inspection and fail to make the race, get OWNER points based on the fastest non-qualifier to the slowest earn the position/points immediately below the last car in the field. These points will be included with those earned from the races to establish car/owner priority in gaining a provisional for the race. The driver get NO points for making an attempt, this is why OWNERS points and DRIVERS points for the same team will sometimes differ, if a driver misses a race. Points are awarded as follows: fastest who fails to qualify gets 31 points, then it goes in order: 28,25,22,19,16,13,10,7,4,1 - all remaining car owners get 1 point for making the attempt.
Provisionals are not used in case of rain as was the case in 1997 at Richmond and Texas. In the event of rain, the top 35 positions are based on OWNER points and the rest of the field is filled by former race winner, WC Champion and based on Date/Time on the entry form for the event, in the following order: 1) the first 35 positions are set from current owners points (if it's one of the 1st four races then it's the previous season owner points); 2) previous Rockingham winners not included in #1; 3) past champion's provisional, and; 4) the post-mark date on the team's entry form for the event.
If a Busch Series driver also drives in the Winston Cup Series and is 35th or higher in Cup driver points he cannot take a provisional in the Busch Series. This does not apply to former BGN champs(David Green, Bobby Labonte, Joe Nemechek, Steve Grissom, etc)
Additional Story on Provisionals can be found at NASCAR Online - NASCAR increases provisionals(1998).



Chart updated through Atlanta/end of the season, based on 1999 OWNERS Points
PROVISIONALS - THE CHART -OWNERS POINTS
Pos Prior Owner
Points
Car# Owner Driver Provs
Used
Provs
Left
Race
Attempts
Races
Started
1 1 5262 88 Robert Yates Dale Jarrett 0 8 34 34
2 2 5061 18 Joe Gibbs Bobby Labonte 1 8 34 34
3 3 4943 6 Jack Roush Mark Martin 1 8 34 34
4 4 4774 20 Joe Gibbs Tony Stewart 2 8 34 34
5 5 4733 99 Robert Corn Jeff Burton 7 8 34 34
6 6 4620 24 Rick Hendrick Jeff Gordon 0 8 34 34
7 7 4492 3 Richard Childress Dale Earnhardt 8 8 34 34
8 8 4155 2 Roger Penske Rusty Wallace 1 8 34 34
9 9 4062 22 Bill Davis Ward Burton 2 8 34 34
10 10 4003 31 Richard Childress Mike Skinner 2 8 34 34
11 11 3743 12 Michael Kranefuss Jeremy Mayfield 3 8 34 34
12 12 3580 5 Rick Hendrick Terry Labonte 9 8 34 34
13 13 3564 4 Larry McClure Bobby Hamilton 4 8 34 34
14 15 3481 1 Dale Earnhardt Steve Park 8 4 34 34
15 14 3479 33 Andy Petree Ken Schrader 1 8 34 34
16 17 3397 40 Felix Sabates Sterling Marlin 2 8 34 34
17 16 3394 43 Richard Petty John Andretti 0 8 34 34
18 19 3367 25 Joe Hendrick Jr Wally Dallenbach 5 8 34 34
19 20 3338 28 Robert Yates Kenny Irwin 1 7 34 34
20 18 3312 23 Travis Carter Jimmy Spencer 9 5 34 34
21 21 3246 94 Bill Elliott Bill Elliott 4 8 34 34
22 22 3210 55 Andy Petree Kenny Wallace 3 7 34 34
23 26 3193 97 Georgetta Roush Chad Little 14 8 34 34
24 23 3191 21 Glen Wood Elliott Sadler 10 3 34 34
25 24 3185 16 Geoffrey Smith Kevin Lepage 11 4 34 34
Teams 26th and lower lose a provisonal if used, see rules above
26 25 3156 44 Kyle Petty Kyle Petty 8 2 34 32
27 28 3053 60 Joe Bessey Geoffrey Bodine 3 5 34 34
28 27 3012 26 Evan Lyall Johnny Benson 12 6 34 34
29 29 2974 7 James Mattei Michael Waltrip 5 6 34 34
30 30 2956 42 Felix Sabates Joe Nemechek 2 6 34 34
31 32 2922 10 Linda Rudd Ricky Rudd 2 7 34 34
32 31 2845 98 Cale Yarborough Rick Mast 4 4 34 34
33 33 2831 36 Thomas Beard Jerry Nadeau 7 6 34 34
34 34 2745 75 Butch Mock Hut Stricklin 8 0 34 32
35 35 2723 45 Tim Beverely David Green 8 0 34 28
36 36 2472 9 Harry Melling Stacy Compton 8 0 34 33
37 38 2398 11 Diane Bodine Brett Bodine 9 2 34 32
38 37 2357 66 Carl Haas Darrell Waltrip 9 0 34 27
39 39 2218 77 Doug Bawel Robert Pressley 7 1 34 28
40 40 2041 41 Larry Hedrick Gary Bradberry 8 0 34 28
41 41 1921 58 Scott Barbour closed 7 0 31 23
42 42 1765 30 Rider/Birmingham Todd Bodine 3 5 34 21
43 43 1689 71 Helen Marcis Dave Marcis 7 1 34 20
44 44 1083 90 Junie Donlavey Ed Berrier 5 2 26 9
45 45 965 91 Joe Falk ? 1 6 26 10
46 46 855 50 Hal Hicks Ricky Craven 0 6 19 12
47 47 779 00 Billy Jones Buckshot Jones 0 6 17 9
Part Time Teams, Less Then 10 attempts
48 49 500 8 Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt,Jr 0 4 5 5
49 48 434 17 Mark Martin Matt Kenseth 0 4 5 5
50 50 336 01 Carolyn Sabates Steve Grissom 0 4 6 3
51 52 332 93 Mike Brown Dave Blaney 0 4 5 5
52 51 311 114 Marc Simo Boris Said 0 5 9 4
53 53 187 119 Kurt Roehrig Tom Hubert 0 4 4 2
54 54 175 87 Joe Nemechek Ron Fellows 0 4 1 1
55 55 129 32 Jim Smith Mike Wallace 0 4 3 1
56 59 93 15 Fenley/Moore Derrike Cope 0 4 3 1
57 56 88 84 Beau Petty Ken Bouchard 0 4 4 0
58 57 75 138 Richard Hylton Butch Gilliland 0 4 3 1
59 58 70 113 Craig Ragaglia Ted Christpoher 0 4 1 1
60 61 67 05 Morgan Shepherd Morgan Shepherd 0 4 4 0
61 60 57 61 Mark Thompson Bob Strait 0 4 4 1
62 62 42 79 Ted Walters ? 0 4 4 0
63 63 35 189 Terry Cameron Austin Cameron 0 4 2 0
64 64 33 80 Stanton Hover Jr Gary Bradberry 0 4 3 0
65 65 31 289 Bill Gerhart Bobby Gerhart 0 4 1 0
66 66 29 185 Thee Dixon unknown 0 4 2 0
67 67 28 13 Bill Elliott closed 0 4 1 0
68 68 22 08 Frank Keziah Harris DeVane 0 4 1 0
69 69 22 170 Randy Morse John Metcalf 0 4 1 0
70 70 22 04 Cahrles Meacham Andy Belmont 0 4 1 0
71 71 19 09 Richard Midgley Mike Borkowski 0 4 1 0
72 72 16 47 Kathy Standridge Billy Standridge 0 4 1 0
73 73 13 192 Eric Zimmerman Jeff Davis 0 4 1 0
74 74 13 196 James Offenbach Steve Portenga 0 4 1 0
75 75 13 162 Randall Fenley Jeff Davis 0 4 1 0
76 76 10 168 Ron Burns Ron Burns 0 4 1 0
77 77 4 73 Linda Barkdoll Ken Bouchard 0 4 1 0
78 78 1 48 Glen Morgan Glen Morgan 0 4 1 0
79 79 1 59 Briggs Cunningham Mark Gibson 0 4 1 0
80 80 1 78 Jim Wilson Gary Bradberry 0 4 1 0
81 81 1 81 Filbert Martocci unknown 0 4 1 0
82 81 0 72 Tex Powell Jim Sauter 0 4 1 0





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