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QUALIFYING for the Virginia 500 at Martinsville
  • Qualifying is OVER

  • Cup Qualifying at Martinsville: Qualifying for the Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled to start at 3:05pm/et on Friday, April 11th, will be televised live on Speed Channel live [no re-air dates/times found]

    Qualifying can be heard on radio via MRN Radio and XM Satellite - NASCAR Radio - Channel 144 (Subscription Required).

    and via the Internet at NASCAR.com's paid service, TrackPass.(4-11-2003)


  • Track Qualifying Record: Tony Stewart, Sept 2000, 95.371mph

  • Event Qualifying Record: Tony Stewart, Apr 1999, 95.275mph

  • April 2002 Pole Sitter: #24-Jeff Gordon, 94.181, finished 23rd.

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #24-Jeff Gordon, 93.511 (goes out 27th of 43)


    Track Specs:
    Degree of Banking: Turns: 12 degrees
    Straightaways: Banking: 0 degrees(flat)
    Straights: 800 feet
    Grandstnd Seating: 91,000
    Pit Stalls: 43 pits, 14-feet wide by 28-feet long

  • Track Homepage: Martinsville Speedway


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

  • Pole Progression at Martinsville: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #22-Ward Burton, 93.111, 1st out to qualify, starts 12th
    #49-Ken Schrader, 93.590, 8th out, starts 4th
    #8-Dale Earnheadt Jr, 93.863, 19th out, starts 2nd
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 94.307, 27th out, on the pole
    (4-11-2003)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they?
    #0-Jack Sprague, 93.074, starts 14th
    #14-Larry Foyt, is not racing at Martinsville
    #16-Greg Biffle, 92.901, starts 20th
    #41-Casey Mears, 92.960, starts 22nd
    #42-Jamie McMurray, 93.116, starts 11th
    #74-Tony Raines, 92.737, starts 27th.(4-10-2003)

  • Some Qualifying Notes: #02-Hermie Sadler/Dennis Setzer is running a 2002 Chevy. #88-Dale Jarrett locked up his brakes during his 2nd lap and just drove the car to the garage. #54-Todd Bodine spun during his 2nd lap, but didn't hit anything.(4-11-2003)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy (15) - #24-Gordon, 94.308, starts 1st
    Dodge (13) - #12-Newman, 93.678, starts 3rd
    Ford (10) - #99-Jeff Burton, 93.116, starts 10th
    Pontiac (5) - #0-Jack Sprague, 93.074, starts 14th
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(4-11-2003)


    Qualifying after ALL of 43 drivers:

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Pos Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Actual
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual Speed Best
    Friday
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Diff
    Qual vs
    Prac
    Provisional
    Rank
    1 27 27 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 94.307 93.511 1 0.796 5
    2 20 19 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 93.863 93.359 3 0.504 2
    3 26 26 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 93.678 93.093 7 0.585 11
    4 8 8 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 93.590 92.155 31 1.435 39
    5 35 35 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 93.543 92.619 22 0.924 18
    6 33 33 25 Joe Nemechek Chevy 93.382 92.874 10 0.508 17
    7 34 34 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 93.221 93.336 4 -0.115 4
    8 16 16 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 93.148 93.497 2 -0.349 9
    9 40 40 23 Kenny Wallace Dodge 93.125 92.724 19 0.401 28
    10 31 31 99 Jeff Burton Ford 93.116 92.696 20 0.420 22
    11 29 29 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 93.116 92.074 35 1.042 23
    12 1 1 22 Ward Burton Dodge 93.111 92.910 9 0.201 26
    13 13 13 7 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 93.111 92.960 8 0.151 30
    14 38 38 0 Jack Sprague Pontiac 93.074 93.304 6 -0.230 38
    15 6 6 77 Dave Blaney Ford 93.070 92.810 12 0.260 21
    16 30 30 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 92.997 92.801 13 0.196 25
    17 28 28 32 Ricky Craven Pontiac 92.965 92.860 11 0.105 6
    18 5 5 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 92.937 92.515 27 0.422 10
    19 10 10 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 92.910 92.728 18 0.182 19
    20 36 36 16 Greg Biffle Ford 92.901 92.542 25 0.359 20
    21 24 24 4 Mike Skinner Pontiac 92.874 93.327 5 -0.453 40
    22 2 2 41 Casey Mears Dodge 92.860 92.092 34 0.768 36
    23 42 42 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 92.792 92.615 23 0.177 29
    24 4 4 6 Mark Martin Ford 92.774 92.728 17 0.046 14
    25 37 37 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 92.769 92.642 21 0.127 16
    26 43 43 01 Jerry Nadeau Pontiac 92.769 92.317 30 0.452 33
    27 41 41 74 Tony Raines Chevy 92.737 92.115 33 0.622 41
    28 7 7 10 Johnny Benson Pontiac 92.714 92.542 26 0.172 24
    29 3 3 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 92.669 91.945 40 0.724 8
    30 15 15 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 92.619 91.994 38 0.625 7
    31 23 23 9 Bill Elliott Dodge 92.597 92.764 16 -0.167 32
    32 14 14 1 Steve Park Chevy 92.569 92.330 29 0.239 27
    33 39 39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 92.497 92.052 37 0.445 35
    34 9 9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 92.443 92.119 32 0.324 1
    35 21 21 30 Jeff Green Chevy 92.443 92.065 36 0.378 31
    36 22 22 97 Kurt Busch Ford 92.384 92.357 28 0.027 3
    37 18 18 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 92.357 91.936 41 0.421 13
    38 12 12 43 John Andretti Dodge 92.348 92.588 24 -0.240 34
    39 25 25 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 92.330 92.778 15 -0.448 12
    40 32 32 54 Todd Bodine Ford 91.967 91.931 42 0.036 37
    41 17 17 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 91.900 92.801 14 -0.901 15
    42 11 11 02 Dennis Setzer Chevy 91.584 91.740 43 -0.156 46
    43 19 20 37 Derrike Cope Chevy 91.483 91.963 39 -0.480 45


    PROVISIONALS

    Prov
    Spot
    or
    DNQ
    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Actual
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual Speed Friday
    Practice
    Speed
    Practice
    Speed
    Rank
    Diff
    Qual vs
    Prac
    Provisional
    Rank
    37 25 25 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 92.330 92.778 15 -0.448 12
    38 18 18 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 92.357 91.936 41 0.421 13
    39 17 17 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 91.900 92.801 14 -0.901 15
    40 12 12 43 John Andretti Dodge 92.348 92.588 24 -0.240 34
    41 32 32 54 Todd Bodine Ford 91.967 91.931 42 0.036 37
    42 19 20 37 Derrike Cope Chevy 91.483 91.963 39 -0.480 45
    43 11 11 02 Dennis Setzer Chevy 91.584 91.740 43 -0.156 46


    ONLY 43 cars attempted the race, NONE missed the race


  • Martinsville Qualifying Results/Race Lineup at:
    ThatsRacin.com
    MotorsportsOne
    NASCAR.com (4-11-2003)


  • Cold and Damp, but no rain at Martinsville, Friday practice is over: The quickest was #24-Jeff Gordon at 93.511mph followed #20-Tony Stewart at 93.497 and #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr at 93.359. Slowest were Dennis Setzer [in for Hermie Sadler] at 91.740 and #54-Todd Bodine at 91.931. The track record is 95.371 by Tony Stewart in 9/2000
    For speeds, see ThatsRacin.com - Friday practice speeds.(4-11-2003)

  • Qualifying Order is up for the Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway. 43 cars/drivers are listed, so all will make the race and no provisionals will be charged [for the third time this year]. First driver due out is #22-Ward Burton, #01-Jerry Nadeau is the last of 43 drivers scheduled to go out. See my Virginia 500 Race Info page for the order link(s).(4-11-2003)

  • Cup Qualifying at Martinsville: Qualifying for the Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled to start at 3:05pm/et on Friday, April 11th, will be televised live on Speed Channel live [no re-air dates/times found]. Qualifying can be heard on radio via MRN Radio and XM Satellite - NASCAR Radio - Channel 144 (Subscription Required) and via the Internet at NASCAR.com's paid service, TrackPass.
    PLUS - Jayski will run my normal Qualifying page [links will be posted around 3:00pm/et] - updated today as fast as I can with Martinsville, those laps are FAST and Short.(4-11-2003)

  • Press Releases: many Winston Cup team/driver pre-race press release links (and Marketing and Sponsorship links) at the Press Release Page, links posted on 4-11-2003: Greg Biffle, Dave Blaney, Kurt Busch, Dale Jarrett, Matt Kenseth, Jimmy Spencer, Michael Waltrip;
    and added on 4-10-2003: Dave Blaney, Ward Burton, Jeff Gordon, Jeff Green, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin, Jamie McMurray, Jerry Nadeau, Steve Park, Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace;
    and added on 4-9-2003: John Andretti, Johnny Benson, Todd Bodine, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Bill Elliott, Robby Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Dale Jarrett, Jimmie Johnson, Sterling Marlin, Jeremy Mayfield, Ryan Newman, Kyle Petty, Ricky Rudd, Elliott Sadler, Jack Sprague, Rusty Wallace and others

  • Milestone at Martinsville: #38-Elliott Sadler is slated to make his 150th career Winston Cup start at Martinsville Speedway.(4-8-2003)

  • Entry List is up for the Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway. 44 cars/drivers/teams listed, 42 full time teams along with #02-Hermie Sadler and #37-Derrike Cope. See the Virginia 500 Race Info page for the link and other info on the race.(4-8-2003)
    UPDATE: the #14-Larry Foyt is no longer listed and has withdrawn, so 43 cars are listed, all will make the race and no provisionals will be charged, unless there is another entry.(4-8-2003)

  • The Next Race Info Page: Virginia 500 Race Info page in Martinsville, VA at Martinsville Speedway, 1:00pm/et on Sunday, April 13th - TV: Fox (pre-race show at 12:30pm/et)
    Included on the informational page is: Martinsville ODDs, Goodyear Tire Notes, Entry List Link, Purse/Race Awards, Odds links, Happy Hour tape delay on FX, Qualifying live on Speed, Winston Cup leader bonus = $90,000, Provisional Rules, Race Facts, Security, Scanners, Practice and Qualifying times, Qualifying Draw time, Race Re-Air dates and times (if avail), Weather forecast links, Satellite/backhaul link, Radio and Newspaper links, Television/Radio Information, Camping Info, Info Links, Race Track Specs, Driver/Team News, Track Reviews, Site Links for Fans going to the race, Speed Conversion Calculation to get MPH from Time.
    This page is updated when needed until raceday.
    For the last race, see my Aaron's 499 Race Info page (past races are linked to on the 2003 Cup Schedule page and on the 2003 Results Page)

  • Some stats pages:
    Provisional Land/Standings
    2003 Provisonals Used
    Did Not Qualify (DNQ)
    --> Budweiser Shootout 2003
    Budweiser Shootout 2004

  • Results: for results, links, owners/drivers points (after each race back thru the season), see my 2003 Winston Cup Race Results



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