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


  • Qualifying for the Auto Club 500 at California Speedway is scheduled to start today [April 30th] at 6:10pm/et and will be televised on Speed Channel live, re-aired on Speed Channel at 9:30pm.

    Qualifying can be heard live via radio at MRN Radio on the affiliates or XM Satellite - NASCAR Radio 144 [subscription/equipment required]

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


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

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

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #25-Brian Vickers, 185.242mph (scheduled to go out 18 of 43 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


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at California: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 1st out to qualify, 185.845mph, starts 5th
    #01-Joe Nemechek, 2nd out, 186.737, starts 2nd
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 26th out, 186.940, starts 1st
    (4-30-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 186.940, starts 1st - 3rd pole
    #10-Scott Riggs, 186.148, starts 4th
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 179.225, starts 39 provisional
    #25-Brian Vickers, 185.806, starts 6th
    #30-Johnny Sauter, 181.488, starts 37th
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 185.845, starts 5th.(4-30-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #38-Sadler reports he had some sort of miss in the engine during his run.(4-30-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #01-Joe Nemechek, 186.736, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #9-Kasey Kahne, 186.940, starts 1st
    Ford: #38-Elliott Sadler, 184.720, starts 14th
    Pontiac: none running this week
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(4-30-2004)


    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    Qualifying after 43 of 43 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 27 26 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 186.940 38.515 185.147 2 1.793 12
    2 2 2 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 186.737 38.557 185.019 4 1.718 19
    3 39 39 43 Jeff Green Dodge 186.316 38.644 183.599 15 2.717 33
    4 32 31 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 186.148 38.679 184.219 8 1.929 35
    5 1 1 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 185.845 38.742 184.370 6 1.475 27
    6 18 16 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 185.806 38.750 185.242 1 0.564 26
    7 8 7 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 185.759 38.760 183.899 12 1.860 9
    8 38 38 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 185.744 38.763 183.197 19 2.547 14
    9 34 33 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 185.538 38.806 184.082 9 1.456 13
    10 37 37 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.529 38.808 184.781 5 0.748 1
    11 42 42 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 185.157 38.886 183.828 13 1.329 7
    12 12 12 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 185.033 38.912 183.160 20 1.873 11
    13 35 35 41 Casey Mears Dodge 184.883 38.944 182.955 23 1.928 18
    14 7 6 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 184.720 38.978 184.049 10 0.671 8
    15 22 20 0 Ward Burton Chevy 184.582 39.007 182.653 26 1.929 25
    16 9 8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 184.483 39.028 183.290 18 1.193 3
    17 11 11 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 184.440 39.037 183.118 21 1.322 30
    18 40 40 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.261 39.075 182.788 25 1.473 20
    19 17 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.223 39.083 181.905 29 2.318 2
    20 5 4 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 184.195 39.089 184.299 7 -0.104 16
    21 23 22 97 Kurt Busch Ford 184.190 39.090 185.061 3 -0.871 4
    22 33 32 4 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 184.068 39.116 180.302 35 3.766 36
    23 20 18 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 183.908 39.150 183.388 16 0.520 22
    24 16 15 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 183.870 39.158 183.341 17 0.529 6
    25 25 24 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 183.828 39.167 183.057 22 0.771 5
    26 26 25 6 Mark Martin Ford 183.828 39.167 183.903 11 -0.075 15
    27 28 27 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 183.767 39.180 183.617 14 0.150 10
    28 30 29 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 183.491 39.239 179.029 39 4.462 29
    29 24 23 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 183.323 39.275 181.109 32 2.214 24
    30 6 5 99 Jeff Burton Ford 183.159 39.310 182.136 28 1.023 28
    31 4 9 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 182.871 39.372 182.611 27 0.260 17
    32 43 43 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 182.565 39.438 181.639 30 0.926 32
    33 19 17 09 Johnny Benson Dodge 182.283 39.499 179.897 37 2.386 38
    34 21 19 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 182.255 39.505 180.955 33 1.300 34
    35 13 13 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 181.942 39.573 182.871 24 -0.929 31
    36 15 34 50 Derrike Cope Dodge 181.924 39.577 180.090 36 1.834 37
    37 10 10 30 Johnny Sauter Chevy 181.488 39.672 181.255 31 0.233 23
    38 14 14 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 181.283 39.717 179.078 38 2.205 42
    39th and back will need to use Provisionals, 0 drivers will miss the race

    39 31 30 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 179.225 40.173 180.356 34 -1.131 21
    40 3 3 02 Hermie Sadler Chevy 179.189 40.181 178.020 40 1.169 40/out
    41 41 41 98 Todd Bodine Ford 178.094 40.428 5.719 43 172.375 43
    42 29 28 94 Stanton Barrett Chevy 175.148 41.108 171.944 41 3.204 n/a
    43 36 36 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 174.448 41.273 168.947 42 5.501 41/out


    PROVISIONALS

    Forgot, Martinsville was race #6 for the #02 team, which means the team
    received one after the 6th attempt. Of course this week, none are charged
    so the team will have one to use the next race it attempts.

    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 31 30 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 179.225 40.173 180.356 34 -1.131 21
    40P 3 3 02 Hermie Sadler Chevy 179.189 40.181 178.020 40 1.169 40
    41P 41 41 98 Todd Bodine Ford 178.094 40.428 5.719 43 172.375 43
    41A 36 36 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 174.448 41.273 168.947 42 5.501 41/out
    43A 29 28 94 Stanton Barrett Chevy 175.148 41.108 171.944 41 3.204 n/a


    (before this race)
    #72 has 9 attempts
    #94 has 3 attempts

    KEYS: P = Regular Provisional; A = in by race attempts; S = in by qualifying speed; CP = Champ Provisional
    DNQ = Did Not Qualify
    Ties on Race Attempts then go to 2004 Owners Points

  • California Qualifying Results/Starting Lineup at:
    ThatsRacin.com
    MotorsportsOne
    NASCAR.com
  • Some stats pages:
    Provisional Land/Standings
    Budweiser Shootout 2004

  • 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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