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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Tropicana 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway



  • Track Qualifying Record: Tony Stewart, 184.786mph, July 2003

  • 2003 Pole Sitter: Tony Stewart, 184.786mph, finished 2nd

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 185.529mph (scheduled to go out 40th of 46 drivers)


  • Track Specs:
    1.5 mile tri-oval
    Banking:
    18 degrees in the turns
    11 degrees in the front stretch
    5 degrees in the back stretch
    Attendence: ~75,000 another 10,000 in the infield

  • Track Website: www.chicagolandspeedway.com

  • Jayski's Tropicana 400 Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Chicago: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #98-Todd Bodine, 1st out to qualify, 181.245mph, DNQ'd
    #51-Kevin Lepage, 2nd out, 183.592, starts 27th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 3rd out, 185.759, starts 4th, NEW TRACK RECORD
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 10th out, 186.871, starts 2nd, NEW TRACK RECORD
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 30th out, 186.942, starts 1st, NEW TRACK RECORD
    (7-9-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 186.871, starts 2nd
    #10-Scott Riggs, 184.894, starts 16th
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 181.080, starts 40th provisional
    #25-Brian Vickers, 185.759, starts 4th
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 184.932, starts 15th
    (7-9-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #15-Waltrip may have had an engine problem in qualifying.
    Qualifying was on hold after the #6 [7th out] ran due to spinkles on the track.
    Qualifying was on hold after the #77 [4th out] ran due some rain in parts of the track.
    Three teams excused from their qualifying order, #20-Stewart, #37-Blount, #02-Sadler.(7-9-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Jeff Gordon, 186.942, starts 1st
    Dodge: #9-Kasey Kahne, 186.871, starts 2nd
    Ford: #16-Greg Biffle, 185.733, starts 5th
    Pontiac: none running this week
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(7-9-2004)


    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    Qualifying after 46 of 46 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 30 30 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 186.942 28.886 184.206 4 2.736 3
    2 10 10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 186.871 28.897 185.459 2 1.412 11
    3 40 40 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 186.290 28.987 185.529 1 0.761 1
    4 4 3 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 185.759 29.070 183.380 9 2.379 19
    5 14 14 16 Greg Biffle Ford 185.733 29.074 182.291 21 3.442 24
    6 28 28 99 Jeff Burton Ford 185.510 29.109 182.531 17 2.979 22
    7 31 31 80 Mike Bliss Chevy 185.414 29.124 182.716 14 2.698 none
    8 33 33 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 185.274 29.146 183.399 8 1.875 9
    9 45 45 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 185.236 29.152 183.699 6 1.537 27
    10 8 9 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 185.204 29.157 179.033 42 6.171 4
    11 24 24 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 185.204 29.157 182.211 23 2.993 6
    12 25 25 41 Casey Mears Dodge 185.065 29.179 182.562 16 2.503 16
    13 17 17 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 184.957 29.196 183.986 5 0.971 8
    14 22 22 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 184.944 29.198 182.365 20 2.579 13
    15 5 4 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 184.932 29.200 181.763 27 3.169 30
    16 34 34 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 184.894 29.206 182.927 11 1.967 31
    17 23 23 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 184.729 29.232 181.598 28 3.131 10
    18 7 7 6 Mark Martin Ford 184.679 29.240 184.502 3 0.177 14
    19 11 11 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 184.634 29.247 183.655 7 0.979 12
    20 41 41 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 184.294 29.301 183.057 10 1.237 17
    21 19 19 97 Kurt Busch Ford 184.269 29.305 182.815 12 1.454 7
    22 13 13 0 Ward Burton Chevy 184.244 29.309 182.445 19 1.799 26
    23 37 37 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 184.168 29.321 182.494 18 1.674 23
    24 43 43 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 184.029 29.343 182.217 22 1.812 21
    25 16 16 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 183.786 29.382 182.673 15 1.113 2
    26 39 39 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 183.611 29.410 182.199 24 1.412 5
    27 3 2 51 Kevin Lepage Chevy 183.592 29.413 180.941 33 2.651 55
    28 29 29 09 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Dodge 183.461 29.434 181.311 29 2.15 38
    29 26 26 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 183.436 29.438 182.088 26 1.348 15
    30 15 15 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 183.424 29.440 182.741 13 0.683 29
    31 21 21 1 John Andretti Chevy 183.076 29.496 180.018 38 3.058 44
    32 32 32 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 182.852 29.532 179.982 39 2.87 20
    33 20 20 02 Hermie Sadler Chevy 182.673 29.561 171.996 45 10.677 43
    34 38 38 4 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 182.667 29.562 180.312 37 2.355 36
    35 35 35 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 182.636 29.567 179.964 40 2.672 32
    36 36 36 30 Dave Blaney Chevy 182.451 29.597 182.131 25 0.32 25
    37 2 6 37 Chad Blount Dodge 182.094 29.655 177.521 43 4.573 52
    38 44 44 43 Jeff Green Dodge 181.806 29.702 181.172 31 0.634 35
    39th and back will need to use a Provisional, 3 drivers will miss the race

    39 42 42 50 P.J. Jones Dodge 181.639 29.729 179.259 41 2.38 37
    40 6 5 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 181.610 29.734 180.433 35 1.177 33
    41 1 1 98 Todd Bodine Ford 181.245 29.794 180.385 36 0.86 39
    42 9 8 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 181.080 29.821 181.099 32 -0.019 28
    43 18 18 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 181.020 29.831 180.481 34 0.539 18
    44 46 46 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 180.838 29.861 181.275 30 -0.437 34
    45 12 12 13 Greg Sacks Dodge 178.950 30.176 174.003 44 4.947 none
    46 27 27 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 175.308 30.803 171.032 46 4.276 41

    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 18 18 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 181.020 29.831 180.481 34 0.539 18
    40P 9 8 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 181.080 29.821 181.099 32 -0.019 28
    41P 6 5 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 181.610 29.734 180.433 35 1.177 33
    42P 46 46 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 180.838 29.861 181.275 30 -0.437 34
    43P 42 42 50 P.J. Jones Dodge 181.639 29.729 179.259 41 2.38 37
    DNQ 1 1 98 Todd Bodine Ford 181.245 29.794 180.385 36 0.86 39
    DNQ 27 27 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 175.308 30.803 171.032 46 4.276 41
    DNQ 12 12 13 Greg Sacks Dodge 178.950 30.176 174.003 44 4.947 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 Chicago Qualifying Results/Starting Lineup at:
    ThatsRacin.com
    MotorSports One
    NASCAR.com.(7-9-2004)

  • 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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