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QUALIFYING for the Subway 400 at 'The Rock'
  • Qualifying is OVER

  • Cup Qualifying at Rockingham: Qualifying for the Subway 400 at North Carolina Speedway is being televised live on FSN - Fox Sports Net, and will be re-aired at 8:00pm/et tonight [Friday, Feb 21st] and Sat, Feb 22nd at 1:00am/et on Speed Channel.

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

    and via the Internet at NASCAR.com's paid service, TrackPass.(2-21-2003)

  • Track Qualifying Record: Rusty Wallace, Feb 2000, 158.035mph

  • 2002's Pole Sitter: Ricky Craven, 156.008, finished 5th.

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday:#12-Ryan Newman, 155.630mph, (goes out 31st of 43 in qualifying)

  • Track Specs: North Carolina Speedway, know as 'The Rock':
    Degree of Banking: Turns 1-2: 22 degrees; Turns 3-4: 25 degrees; Straightaways: 8 degrees
    Width: Turns 55 feet wide; Straightaways: 50 feet wide
    Number of Pits: 45 on front straight (1,436 ft. long) pit road
    Pit Stalls: 30 feet long; 16 feet wide
    Length of Front Straight: 1,300 feet
    Length of Back Straight: 1,367 feet
    Length of Turns 1 & 2: 1,256 feet
    Length of Turns 3 & 4: 1,437 feet(NCS Website)
    Grandstand Seating: 60,113

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

  • Pole Progression at Rockingham: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #25-Joe Nemechek, 1st out to qualify, 153.884, starts 14th
    #10-Johnny Benson, 2nd out, 154.553, starts 2nd
    #77-Dave Blaney, 17th out, 154.683, on the pole.(2-21-2003)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they?
    #0-Jack Sprague, 152.614, starts 34th
    #14-Larry Foyt, 151.949, 41st
    #16-Greg Biffle, 153.916, 13th
    #41-Casey Mears, 153.696, 16th
    #42-Jamie McMurray, 154.279, 7th
    #74-Tony Raines, 150.314, 42nd.(2-21-2003)

  • Qualifying Notes: #01-Jerry Nadeau spun on his 2nd lap, but didn't hit anything. #99-Jeff Burton spun on his first lap and hit the wall with the right front of the car and pancaked the right side of the car.(2-21-2003)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy - #18-Bobby Labonte, 154.046, 10th fastest
    Dodge - #40-Sterling Marlin, 154.422, 3rd
    Ford - #77-Dave Blaney, 154.683, 1st
    Pontiac - #10-Johnny Benson, 154.553, 2nd
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(2-21-2003)

    Qualifying after ALL of 43 drivers [all make the race]:

    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 18 17 77 Dave Blaney Ford 154.683 152.227 13 2.456 19
    2 2 2 10 Johnny Benson Pontiac 154.553 150.475 38 4.078 21
    3 29 29 6 Mark Martin Ford 154.429 153.871 4 0.558 2
    4 11 11 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 154.422 151.027 29 3.395 8
    5 12 12 9 Bill Elliott Dodge 154.416 151.515 24 2.901 14
    6 19 19 32 Ricky Craven Pontiac 154.377 150.704 36 3.673 16
    7 26 27 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 154.279 152.575 10 1.704 78
    8 32 32 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 154.201 151.785 19 2.416 7
    9 36 34 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 154.182 151.027 30 3.155 10
    10 16 18 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 154.046 151.942 16 2.104 17
    11 43 43 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 154.039 151.741 21 2.298 11
    12 33 35 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 154.033 151.734 22 2.299 12
    13 7 7 16 Greg Biffle Ford 153.916 152.360 12 1.556 57
    14 1 1 25 Joe Nemechek Chevy 153.884 154.065 3 -0.181 34
    15 5 5 22 Ward Burton Dodge 153.819 152.983 8 0.836 26
    16 4 4 41 Casey Mears Dodge 153.696 150.965 31 2.731 27
    17 25 25 23 Kenny Wallace Dodge 153.683 151.734 23 1.949 32
    18 40 41 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 153.542 150.568 37 2.974 9
    19 14 14 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 153.509 150.760 34 2.749 20
    20 30 31 4 Mike Skinner Pontiac 153.471 153.105 7 0.366 35
    21 31 30 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 153.439 155.630 1 -2.191 6
    22 41 40 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 153.336 151.308 26 2.028 15
    23 39 39 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 153.310 152.518 11 0.792 4
    24 22 21 01 Jerry Nadeau Pontiac 153.035 153.342 6 -0.307 33
    25 10 10 1 Steve Park Chevy 153.022 150.722 35 2.300 31
    26 6 6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 152.958 152.151 14 0.807 22
    27 8 8 97 Kurt Busch Ford 152.932 153.651 5 -0.719 3
    28 17 16 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 152.811 151.158 27 1.653 24
    29 13 13 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 152.798 152.760 9 0.038 28
    30 27 26 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 152.792 152.031 15 0.761 23
    31 28 28 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 152.754 149.908 40 2.846 25
    32 15 15 43 John Andretti Dodge 152.728 151.046 28 1.682 30
    33 9 9 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 152.715 151.321 25 1.394 1
    34 3 3 0 Jack Sprague Pontiac 152.614 150.952 32 1.662 52
    35 42 42 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 152.607 154.370 2 -1.763 41
    36 20 23 7 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 152.556 151.823 18 0.733 38
    37 35 37 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 152.518 151.841 17 0.677 5
    38 34 33 30 Jeff Green Chevy 152.024 150.228 39 1.796 18
    39 21 20 14 Larry Foyt Dodge 151.949 149.816 41 2.133 37
    40 23 22 37 Derrike Cope Chevy 151.314 148.660 43 2.654 53
    41 38 38 74 Tony Raines Chevy 150.314 149.504 42 0.810 45
    42 37 36 54 Todd Bodine Ford 150.289 151.778 20 -1.489 36
    43 24 24 99 Jeff Burton Ford 0.000 150.822 33 x 13


    PROVISIONALS

    Pos Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Actual
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual Speed Friday
    Practice
    Speed
    Practice
    Speed
    Rank
    Diff
    Qual vs
    Prac
    Provisional
    Rank
    37 35 37 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 152.518 151.841 17 0.677 5
    38 24 24 99 Jeff Burton Ford 0.000 150.822 33 x 13
    39 34 33 30 Jeff Green Chevy 152.024 150.228 39 1.796 18
    40 37 36 54 Todd Bodine Ford 150.289 151.778 20 -1.489 36
    41 21 20 14 Larry Foyt Dodge 151.949 149.816 41 2.133 37
    42 38 38 74 Tony Raines Chevy 150.314 149.504 42 0.810 45
    43 23 22 37 Derrike Cope Chevy 151.314 148.660 43 2.654 53


  • Subway 400 Qualifying Results/Race Lineup at:
    ThatsRacin.com
    MotorsportsOne
    NASCAR.com(2-21-2003)


  • Rain/Wet at the Rock UPDATE practice is over, modified schedule: is was misting at the North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, NC but it has stopped and the Winston Cup cars were able to practice. #12-Ryan Newman was the fastest at 155.630, followed by #49-Ken Schrader at 154.370 and #25-Joe Nemecek at 154.065. Slowest was #37-Derrike Cope at 148.660 and #74-Tony Raines at 149.504. The Weather Channel reports a 70% chance of rain today and 80% on Saturday.
    Modified Schedule: NASCAR has revised today's schedule as follows (all times ET) -- 2:00 - 3:00 Winston Cup Practice, 3:05 - BGN qualifying, 4:15 - Winston Cup Qualifying (both are being shown live on Fox Sports Net), immediately following Cup qualifying will be 45 minutes of BGN Happy Hour.(unless it rains again)(BGN Racing.com)
    For speeds, see ThatsRacin.com - 1st practice speeds.(2-21-2003)

  • Qualifying Order is up for the Subway 400 at Rockingham. For the links see my Subway 400 Race Info page. Forty-Three(43) cars/drivers are listed, so all make the race and no provisionals will be charged if used. First driver scheduled out is #25-Joe Nemechek and last scheduled out is #38 Elliott Sadler. If qualifying is rained out, the field will be set by 2002 Owners Points/Race Attempts, see my Provisonal Land page for the rain procedure and owners points.(2-21-2003)

  • 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 2-21-2003: John Andretti, Johnny Benson, Dave Blaney, Ward Burton, Ricky Craven, Bill Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Robby Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin, Jeremy Mayfield, Joe Nemechek, Ryan Newman(2), Kyle Petty, Ricky Rudd, Elliott Sadler, Ken Schrader, Mike Skinner, Jack Sprague, Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace, Rusty Wallace and others

  • Some facts about the Rock: In the last five NASCAR Winston Cup races at North Carolina Speedway, the winner has come from 21st or deeper in the field. Last season, #17-Matt Kenseth won the Subway 400 from the 25th position and #10-Johnny Benson won the Pop Secret 400 from 26th. The last driver to win the Subway 400 from the pole was Jeff Gordon in 1995. There have been eight different winners in the last eight races at North Carolina Speedway.(NASCAR PR)(2-21-2003)

  • Tix still avialble for the Subway 400 at Rockingham, NC's North Carolina Speedway, see the North Carolina Speedway site for contact info.(2-20-2003)

  • #600 for Rusty: #2-Rusty Wallace will be looking to make his 600th career NASCAR Winston Cup start this weekend at Rockingham. He is 14th on the NASCAR all-time starts list, two behind 13th-ranked James Hylton.(2-19-2003)
    UPDATE: hearing there may be a special paint scheme or decal to commemorate this.(2-20-2003)

  • Halfway to Rusty: #43-John Andretti will reach a milestone at Rockingham, set to make his 300th career Winston Cup start.(2-19-2003)

  • Entry List is up for the Subway 400 at the Rock. See my Subway 400 Race Info page for the link. 43 drivers/teams are listed, 42 Full Time teams plus #37-Derrike Cope.(2-18-2003)

  • The Next Race Info Page: Subway 400 Race Info page in Rockingham, NC at North Carolina Speedway, 1:00pm/et on Sunday, February 23rd - TV: Fox (pre-race show at 12:30pm/et)
    Included on the informational page is: Qualifying Order, Purse/Race Awards, ODDs Links, Entry List Link, Past Race/Pole Winners, Winston Cup leader bonus = $10,000, 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 Daytona 500 Race Info page (past races are linked to on the 2002 Cup Schedule page and 2003 Cup Schedule page and on the 2003 Results Page)

  • Some stats pages:
    Provisional Land/Standings
    2002 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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