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for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway



  • 2003 August Pole Sitter: Jeff Gordon, 127.597, finished 28th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, Mar 2003, 128.709mph, 14.908 secs

  • Race/Event Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, August 2003, 127.597mph

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #24-Jeff Gordon, 128.442mph (scheduled to go out 14th of 48 drivers)


  • Track Specs:
    0.533-mile concrete oval
    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
    Pit Road Speed: 35 mph

  • Track Homepage: Bristol Motor Speedway

  • Jayski's Sharpie 500 Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Bristol: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 1st out to qualify, 125.264, starts 34th
    #2-Rusty Wallace, 4th out, 126.486, starts 13th
    #48-Jimmie Johnson, 8th out, starts 11th
    #6-Mark Martin, 11th out, 126.947, starts 7th
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 14th out, 128.520, starts 1st
    (8-27-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 127.410, starts 2nd
    #10-Scott Riggs, 124.138, starts 39th provisional
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 125.264, starts 34th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 126.021, starts 20th
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 126.278, starts 17th
    (8-27-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #80-Ave crashed at the end of his 1st qualifying lap and nosed into the front stretch inside wall, doing major damage to the front of the car.
    #08-Ryan McGlynn never made a lap as the car died and slowed on the track and pulled into the pit.
    #77-Brendan Gaughan smacked the wall on his 2nd lap, doing some damage to the right side of the car.
    #15-Waltrip crashed hard after his first lap, tapping the outside wall at the s/f line coming accross the track, turning backwards and going back up the track and into the turn 1 wall [NO SAFER] very hard. Will have to go to the backup, Waltrip walked away from the wreck.(8-27-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Jeff Gordon, 128.520, starts 1st
    Dodge: #9-Kasey Kahne, 127.410, starts 2nd
    Ford: #6-Mark Martin, 126.947, starts 7th
    Pontiac: none running this week
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(8-27-2004)


    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    Qualifying after 48 of 48 drivers:

    Qualifying is OVER
    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 15 14 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 128.520 14.930 128.442 1 0.078 1
    2 43 42 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 127.410 15.060 126.938 9 0.472 10
    3 46 45 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 127.292 15.074 126.038 27 1.254 20
    4 26 25 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 127.284 15.075 127.554 2 -0.270 13
    5 24 23 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 127.090 15.098 126.955 8 0.135 15
    6 42 41 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 126.972 15.112 127.115 6 -0.143 11
    7 12 11 6 Mark Martin Ford 126.947 15.115 126.312 20 0.635 12
    8 22 21 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 126.821 15.130 127.503 4 -0.682 7
    9 16 15 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 126.779 15.135 126.179 23 0.600 4
    10 35 34 16 Greg Biffle Ford 126.670 15.148 126.121 25 0.549 18
    11 9 8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 126.595 15.157 126.096 26 0.499 2
    12 44 43 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 126.545 15.163 125.346 33 1.199 23
    13 4 4 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 126.486 15.170 127.098 7 -0.612 19
    14 39 38 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 126.353 15.186 125.831 30 0.522 14
    15 45 44 30 Jeff Burton Chevy 126.337 15.188 127.317 5 -0.980 27
    16 18 17 0 Ward Burton Chevy 126.312 15.191 125.683 31 0.629 29
    17 32 29 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 126.278 15.195 126.345 18 -0.067 31
    18 36 35 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 126.245 15.199 127.537 3 -1.292 21
    19 41 40 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 126.212 15.203 126.687 12 -0.475 9
    20 48 47 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 126.021 15.226 125.881 29 0.140 24
    21 20 19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 126.005 15.228 126.146 24 -0.141 8
    22 6 6 41 Casey Mears Dodge 126.005 15.228 126.520 15 -0.515 16
    23 37 36 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 125.98 15.231 126.905 10 -0.925 5
    24 31 28 97 Kurt Busch Ford 125.955 15.234 126.461 16 -0.506 6
    25 49 48 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 125.865 15.245 126.395 17 -0.530 34
    26 47 46 99 Carl Edwards Ford 125.856 15.246 125.060 37 0.796 22
    27 13 12 43 Jeff Green Dodge 125.806 15.252 126.345 19 -0.539 33
    28 29 27 00 Kenny Wallace Chevy 125.716 15.263 125.988 28 -0.272 56
    29 21 20 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 125.642 15.272 124.873 39 0.769 50
    30 14 13 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 125.518 15.287 126.704 11 -1.186 3
    31 25 24 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 125.445 15.296 125.281 34 0.164 32
    32 23 22 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 125.428 15.298 126.245 21 -0.817 28
    33 34 33 51 Tony Raines Chevy 125.289 15.315 126.187 22 -0.898 49
    34 1 1 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 125.264 15.318 126.520 14 -1.256 26
    35 17 16 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 125.109 15.337 124.971 38 0.138 35
    36 33 30 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 125.036 15.346 126.662 13 -1.626 17
    37 8 7 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 124.686 15.389 125.527 32 -0.841 25
    38 38 37 4 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 124.46 15.417 124.784 40 -0.324 36
    39th and back will need to use a Provisional, 5 drivers will miss the race

    39 10 9 09 Mike Wallace Dodge 124.267 15.441 125.207 35 -0.940 38
    40 3 3 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 124.138 15.457 124.387 41 -0.249 30
    41 27 26 02 Hermie Sadler Chevy 123.945 15.481 121.952 45 1.993 42
    42 28 31 50 Todd Bodine Dodge 123.316 15.560 125.207 36 -1.891 37
    43 30 32 52 Stanton Barrett Dodge 123.316 15.560 123.475 42 -0.159 68/none
    44 19 18 98 Derrike Cope Ford 123.110 15.586 122.803 43 0.307 39
    45 40 39 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 122.069 15.719 122.725 44 -0.656 40
    46 2 2 72 Brad Teague Ford 121.251 15.825 119.775 47 1.476 41
    47 5 5 80 Tony Ave Ford 118.284 16.222 121.205 46 -2.921 45
    48 11 10 08 Ryan McGlynn Chevy 0.000 car off 116.136 48 x 63/none
    x 7 x 92 Brad Teague Ford 0.000 withdrew 0.000 49 x none

    Speeds in RED are faster then the old track record


    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 3 3 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 124.138 15.457 124.387 41 -0.249 30
    40P 28 31 50 Todd Bodine Dodge 123.316 15.560 125.207 36 -1.891 37
    41P 10 9 09 Mike Wallace Dodge 124.267 15.441 125.207 35 -0.940 38
    42P 19 18 98 Derrike Cope Ford 123.110 15.586 122.803 43 0.307 39
    43P 40 39 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 122.069 15.719 122.725 44 -0.656 40
    DNQ 2 2 72 Brad Teague Ford 121.251 15.825 119.775 47 1.476 41
    DNQ 27 26 02 Hermie Sadler Chevy 123.945 15.481 121.952 45 1.993 42
    DNQ 5 5 80 Tony Ave Ford 118.284 16.222 121.205 46 -2.921 45
    DNQ 11 10 08 Ryan McGlynn Chevy 0.000 car off 116.136 48 x 63/none
    DNQ 30 32 52 Stanton Barrett Dodge 123.316 15.560 123.475 42 -0.159 68/none
    WD 7 x 92 Brad Teague Ford 0.000 withdrew 0.000 49 x none


    KEYS: P = Regular Provisional; A = in by race attempts; S = in by qualifying speed; CP = Champ Provisional
    DNQ = Did Not Qualify
    WD = Withdrew before qualifying - no owners points
    Ties on Race Attempts then go to 2004 Owners Points


  • Other Bristol Qualifying Results/Starting Lineup at:
    ThatsRacin.com
    Motorsports One
    NASCAR.com.(8-27-2004)

  • Some stats pages:
    Provisional Land/Standings
    Budweiser Shootout 2005

  • Results: for results, links, owners/drivers points (after each race back thru the season), see my 2004 Winston Cup Race Results

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