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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway


  • Qualifying is OVER

  • Cup Qualifying for the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled to start at 3:00pm/et today [Friday, March 12th] and will be televised on Speed Channel live and will be re-aired on Speed Channel at 8:00pm/et Friday and 1:00am/et on Sat, March 13th.

    Qualifying can be heard live via radio at PRN Radio on the affiliates or XM Satellite - NASCAR Radio [subscription/equipment required]

    and via the Internet at NASCAR.com's paid service, Trackpass.


  • Track Qualifying Record: Geoffrey Bodine, Nov 1997, 197.478mph

  • Event Qualifying Record: Bobby Labonte, 194.957mph, March 1999

  • 2003's Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, 191.417, finished 10th.

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #25-Brian Vickers, 191.470mph (scheduled to go out 31st of 44 drivers)


  • Track Specs:
    Track/Race Length: 1.54 mile oval, 325 laps, 500.5 miles
    Degree of Banking: Turns: 24 degrees
    Straightaways: Banking: 5 degrees; Straights: Frontstretch - 1471 feet; Backstretch - 1380 feet.
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph
    Grandstand Seating: 124,000

  • Track Homepage: Atlanta Motor Speedway site


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Atlanta: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #12-Ryan Newman, 1st out to qualify, 193.575mph, starts 1st
    (3-12-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 190.811, starts 12th
    #10-Scott Riggs, 190.156, starts 17th
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 186.912, starts 37th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 192.634, starts 2nd
    #30-Johnny Sauter, 186.171, starts 39th prov
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 189.642, starts 25th
    (3-12-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #25-Brian Vickers, 192.634, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #12-Ryan Newman, 193.575, starts 1st
    Ford: #38-Elliott Sadler, 191.344, starts 5th
    Pontiac: #02-Andy Belmont, 172.630, starts 41st prov
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(3-12-2004)


    Qualifying after 44 of 44 drivers:

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Pos Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Actual
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    Qual
    Time
    (secs)
    Best
    Prac
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Diff
    Qual vs
    Prac
    Prov
    Rank
    1 1 1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 193.575 28.640 191.344 3 2.231 6
    2 31 31 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 192.634 28.780 191.470 1 1.164 26
    3 2 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 192.380 28.818 189.681 9 2.699 2
    4 22 22 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 192.366 28.820 189.390 12 2.976 4
    5 35 35 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 191.344 28.974 189.364 14 1.980 22
    6 34 34 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 191.331 28.976 190.542 5 0.789 25
    7 6 6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 191.278 28.984 189.383 13 1.895 3
    8 30 30 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 191.232 28.991 191.397 2 -0.165 5
    9 16 16 41 Casey Mears Dodge 191.212 28.994 190.903 4 0.309 36
    10 33 33 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 191.159 29.002 189.720 7 1.439 8
    11 9 9 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 190.942 29.035 189.105 17 1.837 14
    12 27 27 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 190.811 29.055 189.623 10 1.188 9
    13 40 40 16 Greg Biffle Ford 190.594 29.088 187.146 32 3.448 20
    14 20 20 23 Dave Blaney Dodge 190.502 29.102 186.918 33 3.584 31
    15 21 21 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 190.470 29.107 189.448 11 1.022 15
    16 15 15 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 190.470 29.107 189.331 15 1.139 19
    17 43 42 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 190.156 29.155 188.379 24 1.777 24
    18 17 17 43 Jeff Green Dodge 190.065 29.169 188.693 21 1.372 41
    19 39 39 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 190.019 29.176 188.803 18 1.216 7
    20 42 44 97 Kurt Busch Ford 189.902 29.194 189.325 16 0.577 11
    21 14 14 0 Ward Burton Chevy 189.850 29.202 187.386 29 2.464 37
    22 10 10 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 189.733 29.220 188.405 23 1.328 13
    23 4 4 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 189.707 29.224 188.700 20 1.007 16
    24 24 23 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 189.675 29.229 186.818 34 2.857 38
    25 36 36 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 189.642 29.234 188.354 26 1.288 29
    26 25 25 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 189.467 29.261 188.379 25 1.088 33
    27 8 8 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 188.758 29.371 187.538 28 1.220 39
    28 41 41 6 Mark Martin Ford 188.603 29.395 190.065 6 -1.462 17
    29 18 18 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 188.430 29.422 188.475 22 -0.045 27
    30 32 32 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 188.117 29.471 189.714 8 -1.597 1
    31 11 11 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 188.085 29.476 188.777 19 -0.692 18
    32 38 38 99 Jeff Burton Ford 187.913 29.503 188.270 27 -0.357 12
    33 3 3 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 187.805 29.520 187.190 31 0.615 23
    34 23 24 50 Derrike Cope Dodge 187.786 29.523 187.373 30 0.413 43
    35 5 5 4 Kevin Lepage Chevy 187.519 29.565 186.598 36 0.921 40
    36 28 28 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 186.988 29.649 186.616 35 0.372 10
    37 12 12 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 186.912 29.661 184.862 38 2.050 21
    38 37 37 98 Todd Bodine Ford 186.322 29.755 183.515 40 2.807 n/a
    39th and back will need to use Provisionals, one driver will miss the race

    39 26 26 30 Johnny Sauter Chevy 186.171 29.779 185.084 37 1.087 34
    40 29 29 09 Joe Ruttman Dodge 185.822 29.835 183.753 39 2.069 44
    41 13 13 89 Morgan Shepherd Ford 184.738 30.010 179.615 41 5.123 n/a
    42 7 7 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 178.413 31.074 174.521 42 3.892 n/a
    43 19 19 80 Andy Hillenburg Ford 174.642 31.745 171.944 43 2.698 n/a
    44 44 43 02 Andy Belmont Chevy 172.630 32.115 165.983 44 6.647 45


    PROVISIONALS and MISSES (DNQ)

    Prov
    Spot
    or
    DNQ
    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Actual
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    Qual
    Time
    (secs)
    Best
    Prac
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Diff
    Qual vs
    Prac
    Prov
    Rank
    P39 26 26 30 Johnny Sauter Chevy 186.171 29.779 185.084 37 1.087 34
    P40 29 29 09 Joe Ruttman Dodge 185.822 29.835 183.753 39 2.069 44
    P41 44 43 02 Andy Belmont Chevy 172.63 32.115 165.983 44 6.647 45
    A42 7 7 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 178.413 31.074 174.521 42 3.892 n/a
    4 attempts
    A43 19 19 80 Andy Hillenburg Ford 174.642 31.745 171.944 43 2.698 n/a
    3 attempts
    46th OP
    DNQ 13 13 89 Morgan Shepherd Ford 184.738 30.01 179.615 41 5.123 n/a
    3 attempts
    50th OP


    KEYS: P = Regular Provisional; A = in by race attempts; S = in by qualifying speed; CP = Champ Provisional
    Ties on Race Attempts then go to 2004 Owners Points


  • Atlanta Qualifying Results/Qualifying Results at:
    MotorsportsOne
    NASCAR.com

  • OFFICIAL - no racing back to the yellow flag/NASCAR Q&A/Transcript, also see the Lucky Dog Pack standings there

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