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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway


  • Qualifying is OVER

  • Cup Qualifying for the Food City 400 at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled to start at 3:05pm/et on Friday, March 26th and will be televised on Speed Channel live and will be re-aired on Speed Channel at 8:00pm and at 2:00am/et on Sat, March 27th.

    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/Event Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, Mar 2003, 128.709mph, 14.908 secs

  • 2003's Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, 128.709mph, finished 22nd.

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #24-Jeff Gordon, 127.843mph (scheduled to go out 36 of 44 drivers)


  • Track Specs:
    0.533-mile concrete oval, 500 laps, 266.5 miles

    Degree of banking in corners: 36 degrees
    Degree of banking in straights: 16 degrees
    Straightaways are 650 feet long.
    Concrete racing surface is 40 feet wide.
    Seating capacity: ~160,000
    Bristol has two pits roads: 21 pit stalls on the front stretch and 21 on the back stretch (1 must be shared)
    Pit Stall Size: 25.5 feet long, 15.5 feet wide
    Pace Car Speeds: Pit Road - 35 mph; Track 40 mph

  • Track Homepage: Bristol Motor Speedway site


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Bristol: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #01-Joe Nemechek, 1st out to qualify, 125.535mph, starts 26th
    #38-Elliott Sadler, 4th out, 126.938, starts 9th
    #2-Wallace, 10th out, 128.074, starts 4th
    #12-Ryan Newman, 13th out, 128.313, starts 1st
    (3-26-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, , starts 5th
    #10-Scott Riggs, 125.461, starts 28th
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 126.204, starts 20th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 126.013, starts 22nd
    #30-Johnny Sauter, 126.854, starts 10th
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, , starts 7th
    (3-26-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #31-Gordon had to change engines after practice on Friday and will have to fall to the rear of the field before the drop of the green flag on Sunday.
    #50-Cope spun on his 2nd lap, got loose and nosed the car into the wall, doing quite some damage to the nose.
    #0-Burton lost it and slighlty kissed the wall with the right front end, very little damaged, will show no speed as Burton had already taken the green flag.
    #72-Shelmerdine spun on his 2nd lap and backed into thee wall and did some damage to the left rear end of the car.
    #38-Salder is running the Pedigree scheme.(3-26-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Jeff Gordon, 128.288, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #12-Ryan Newman, 128.313, starts 1st
    Ford: #16-Greg Biffle, 128.176, starts 3rd
    Pontiac: #02-Hermie Sadler, 122.827, starts 42nd prov
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(3-26-2004)


    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 13 13 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 128.313 14.954 126.704 10 1.609 9
    2 35 24 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 128.288 14.957 127.843 1 0.445 13
    3 18 18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 128.176 14.970 127.461 3 0.715 18
    4 10 10 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 128.074 14.982 126.503 14 1.571 23
    5 11 11 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 127.860 15.007 127.123 5 0.737 5
    6 44 44 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 127.529 15.046 126.436 17 1.093 19
    7 43 43 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 127.377 15.064 126.495 15 0.882 26
    8 42 42 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 127.006 15.108 125.939 26 1.067 37
    9 4 4 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 126.938 15.116 127.174 4 -0.236 10
    10 7 7 30 Johnny Sauter Chevy 126.854 15.126 125.815 29 1.039 25
    11 15 15 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 126.679 15.147 126.679 11 0.000 6
    12 40 40 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 126.595 15.157 127.098 6 -0.503 3
    13 30 30 97 Kurt Busch Ford 126.570 15.160 126.453 16 0.117 4
    14 32 32 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 126.553 15.162 125.445 32 1.108 11
    15 33 33 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 126.470 15.172 126.154 20 0.316 29
    16 22 22 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 126.353 15.186 126.729 9 -0.376 7
    17 9 9 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 126.278 15.195 126.653 12 -0.375 16
    18 37 37 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 126.27 15.196 127.580 2 -1.310 2
    19 27 27 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 126.262 15.197 126.013 23 0.249 33
    20 16 16 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 126.204 15.204 126.013 25 0.191 20
    21 14 14 6 Mark Martin Ford 126.170 15.208 127.081 7 -0.911 12
    22 34 34 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 126.013 15.227 126.270 18 -0.257 28
    23 36 36 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 125.939 15.236 125.922 27 0.017 1
    24 23 23 41 Casey Mears Dodge 125.930 15.237 126.013 24 -0.083 17
    25 19 19 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 125.889 15.242 125.068 33 0.821 32
    26 1 1 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 125.535 15.285 125.732 30 -0.197 14
    27 20 20 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 125.486 15.291 124.090 38 1.396 8
    28 5 5 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 125.461 15.294 126.154 21 -0.693 34
    29 21 21 43 Jeff Green Dodge 125.379 15.304 126.030 22 -0.651 31
    30 17 17 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 125.297 15.314 125.889 28 -0.592 22
    31 26 26 99 Jeff Burton Ford 125.297 15.314 126.253 19 -0.956 27
    32 29 29 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 125.289 15.315 126.620 13 -1.331 24
    33 25 25 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 125.020 15.348 124.379 36 0.641 21
    34 38 38 98 Geoffrey Bodine Ford 124.832 15.371 124.339 37 0.493 n/a
    35 3 3 4 Kevin Lepage Chevy 124.768 15.379 125.543 31 -0.775 35
    36 31 31 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 124.283 15.439 124.444 35 -0.161 30
    37 8 8 50 Derrike Cope Dodge 123.857 15.492 124.889 34 -1.032 36
    38 28 28 94 Stanton Barrett Chevy 123.786 15.501 123.348 40 0.438 n/a
    39th and back will need to use Provisionals, one driver will miss the race

    39 24 24 02 Hermie Sadler Pontiac 122.827 15.622 122.890 41 -0.063 42
    40 39 39 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 122.693 15.639 123.762 39 -1.069 45
    41 41 41 09 Joe Ruttman Dodge 122.084 15.717 120.961 42 1.123 38
    42 2 2 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 115.597 16.599 115.793 43 -0.196 41
    43 12 12 80 Andy Hillenburg Ford 110.830 17.313 107.225 44 3.605 44
    44 6 6 0 Ward Burton Chevy 0.000 0.000 126.821 8 X 15


    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
    39P 6 6 0 Ward Burton Chevy 0.000 0.000 126.821 8 X 15
    40P 41 41 09 Joe Ruttman Dodge 122.084 15.717 120.961 42 1.123 38
    41P 2 2 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 115.597 16.599 115.793 43 -0.196 41
    42P 24 24 02 Hermie Sadler Pontiac 122.827 15.622 122.890 41 -0.063 42
    43P 12 12 80 Andy Hillenburg Ford 110.830 17.313 107.225 44 3.605 44
    DNQ 39 39 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 122.693 15.639 123.762 39 -1.069 45


    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


  • Bristol Qualifying Results/Qualifying Results at:
    ThatsRacin.com
    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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