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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Pop Secret 500 at California Speedway



  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, April 2002, 187.432mph

  • Track Race Record: Jeff Gordon, June 1997, 155.012mph

  • May 2004 Pole Sitter: #9-Kasey Kahne, 186.940,

  • April 2003 Pole Sitter: #1-Steve Park, 186.838, finished 40th

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #38-Elliott Sadler, 185.591mph (scheduled to go out 10th of 48 drivers)


  • Track Specs:
    Track/Race Length: 2.0 mile D-shaped oval, 250 laps, 500 miles
    Superspeedway: 2.0-mile oval 75 feet wide with a 15 foot apron
    Banking: turns: 14 degrees; frontstretch 11 degrees; backstretch 3 degrees
    Front Stretch: 3,100feet
    Back Stretch: 2,500feet
    Pit Road: 2,200 feet long with 44 individual pit stalls
    Pit Road Speed: 55mph
    Grandstand Seats: 92,000
    Approx: 1,800 Infield RV spaces

  • Track Homepage: California Speedway

  • Jayski's Pop Secret 500 Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at California: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #0-Ward Burton, 1st out to qualify, 182.131, starts 39th provisional
    #12-Ryan Newman, 2nd out, 185.180, starts 14th
    #6-Mark Martin, 12th out, 185.529, starts 11th
    #10-Scott Riggs, 14th out, 185.557, starts 9th
    #98-Bill Elliott, 20th out, 186.308, starts 3rd
    #25-Brian Vickers, 29th out, 187.417, starts 1st
    (9-3-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 185.816, starts 5th
    #10-Scott Riggs, 185.557, starts 9th
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 182.551, starts 38th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 187.417, starts 1st
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 184.106, starts 22nd
    (9-3-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #96-Cope got loose in turn 3, tapped the wall with the right rear, spun around and tapped the right front, ended up in the infield grass, but never went across the start/finish line and drove backward to the garage, not sure if he will get another shot.
    (9-3-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #25-Brian Vickers, 187.417, starts 1st
    Dodge: #19-Jeremy Mayfield, 186.364, starts 2nd
    Ford: #97-Kurt Busch, 185.955, starts 4th
    Pontiac: none running this week
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(9-3-2004)


    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 29 29 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 187.417 38.417 183.556 14 3.861 23
    2 45 45 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 186.364 38.634 184.620 4 1.744 13
    3 20 20 98 Bill Elliott Dodge 186.306 38.646 181.392 35 4.914 60/none
    4 22 22 97 Kurt Busch Ford 185.955 38.719 182.653 24 3.302 6
    5 41 41 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 185.816 38.748 185.104 3 0.712 11
    6 30 30 41 Casey Mears Dodge 185.802 38.751 184.209 8 1.593 16
    7 46 46 16 Greg Biffle Ford 185.773 38.757 182.380 25 3.393 18
    8 34 34 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.658 38.781 184.502 5 1.156 1
    9 14 14 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 185.557 38.802 184.308 6 1.249 30
    10 16 16 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 185.553 38.803 185.171 2 0.382 25
    11 12 12 6 Mark Martin Ford 185.529 38.808 183.613 13 1.916 12
    12 43 43 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.266 38.863 183.346 15 1.920 3
    13 28 28 43 Jeff Green Dodge 185.261 38.864 182.857 20 2.404 32
    14 2 2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 185.180 38.881 184.195 9 0.985 10
    15 35 35 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 184.810 38.959 182.103 27 2.707 22
    16 7 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.772 38.967 184.228 7 0.544 2
    17 10 10 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 184.431 39.039 185.591 1 -1.160 7
    18 47 47 84 Kyle Busch Chevy 184.374 39.051 181.910 30 2.464 54
    19 42 42 99 Carl Edwards Ford 184.360 39.054 182.695 22 1.665 24
    20 27 27 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 184.195 39.089 183.276 16 0.919 28
    21 11 11 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 184.153 39.098 183.192 18 0.961 17
    22 40 40 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 184.106 39.108 183.922 12 0.184 31
    23 4 4 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 184.091 39.111 183.034 19 1.057 15
    24 6 6 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 184.073 39.115 180.487 40 3.586 35
    25 26 26 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 183.932 39.145 184.124 10 -0.192 14
    26 9 9 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 183.899 39.152 182.662 23 1.237 20
    27 17 17 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 183.734 39.187 184.101 11 -0.367 8
    28 44 44 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 183.673 39.200 181.639 32 2.034 34
    29 36 36 23 Shane Hmiel Dodge 183.613 39.213 182.746 21 0.867 43
    30 18 18 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 183.589 39.218 181.713 31 1.876 5
    31 25 25 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 183.486 39.240 181.965 29 1.521 19
    32 21 20 11 J.J. Yeley Chevy 183.243 39.292 178.319 41 4.924 69/none
    33 5 5 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 183.206 39.300 181.607 33 1.599 4
    34 8 8 30 Jeff Burton Chevy 182.987 39.347 182.039 28 0.948 26
    35 33 33 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 182.788 39.390 182.329 26 0.459 21
    36 31 31 36 Boris Said Chevy 182.778 39.392 180.959 36 1.819 55/none
    37 37 37 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 182.741 39.400 181.406 34 1.335 9
    38 13 13 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 182.551 39.441 180.700 39 1.851 27
    39th and back will need to use a Provisional, 5 drivers will miss the race

    39 38 38 4 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 182.209 39.515 180.709 38 1.500 36
    40 1 1 0 Ward Burton Chevy 182.131 39.532 183.225 17 -1.094 29
    41 32 32 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 181.369 39.698 180.905 37 0.464 33
    42 15 15 50 Jeff Fuller Dodge 180.991 39.781 175.953 46 5.038 37
    43 39 39 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 180.591 39.869 178.262 42 2.329 50
    44 3 3 02 Hermie Sadler Chevy 179.730 40.060 177.993 43 1.737 42
    45 48 48 35 Mike Wallace Chevy 179.368 40.141 175.687 47 3.681 71/none
    46 23 23 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 178.191 40.406 177.152 44 1.039 40/out
    47 24 24 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 176.592 40.772 172.620 48 3.972 41
    48 19 19 96 Derrike Cope Ford 0.000 spun out 177.083 45 X 39


    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 1 1 0 Ward Burton Chevy 182.131 39.532 183.225 17 -1.094 29
    40P 32 32 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 181.369 39.698 180.905 37 0.464 33
    41P 38 38 4 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 182.209 39.515 180.709 38 1.500 36
    42P 15 15 50 Jeff Fuller Dodge 180.991 39.781 175.953 46 5.038 37
    43P 19 19 96 Derrike Cope Ford 0.000 spun out 177.083 45 X 39
    DNQ 24 24 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 176.592 40.772 172.620 48 3.972 41
    DNQ 3 3 02 Hermie Sadler Chevy 179.730 40.060 177.993 43 1.737 42
    DNQ 39 39 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 180.591 39.869 178.262 42 2.329 50
    DNQ 48 48 35 Mike Wallace Chevy 179.368 40.141 175.687 47 3.681 71/none
    DNQ 23 23 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 178.191 40.406 177.152 44 1.039 40/out


    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 California Qualifying Results/Starting Lineup at:
    ThatsRacin.com
    Motorsports One
    NASCAR.com.(9-3-2004)

  • 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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