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for the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington Raceway


  • Qualifying is OVER

  • Cup Qualifying for the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington Raceway is scheduled to start at 3:00pm/et on Friday, March 19th and will be televised on Speed Channel live and will be re-aired on Speed Channel at 10:00pm/et Friday.

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

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


  • Track Qualifying Record: Ward Burton, Mar 1996, 173.797mph

  • 2003's Pole Sitter: Elliott Sadler, 170.147, finished 7th.

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #12-Ryan Newman, 169.766mph (scheduled to go out 25 of 44 drivers)


  • Track Specs:
    Banking: Turns 1/2 - 25 degrees, width 79 ft; Turns 3/4 - 23 degrees, width 62 ft; Front - 3 degrees, Back - 2 degrees.
    Frontstretch 1,229 ft long, 90 ft wide;
    Backstretch - 1,229 ft long, 90 ft wide
    Pit Road: Length: 2,025 feet, Width: 46 feet
    Speed Limits: Pace Car - 50 mph, Pit Road - 45 mph
    Track Repaved in late 1995
    Grandstand Seating: 65,000

  • Track Homepage: Darlington Raceway


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Darlington: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #38-Elliott Sadler, 1st out to qualify, 170.053mph, starts 10th
    #50-Derrike Cope, 19th out, 170.910, starts 5th
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 22nd, 171.716, starts 1st
    (3-19-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 171.716, starts 1st
    #10-Scott Riggs, 168.209, starts 27th
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 169.689, starts 14th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 168.204, starts 28th
    #30-Johnny Sauter, 168.665, starts 24th
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 166.546, starts 37th
    (3-19-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #30-Sauter hit the sand barrels at the beginning of pit road coming off his qualifying lap, causing a 20 minute delay.
    #24-Gordon smacked the wall on his lap, but didn't do much damage, right rear needs some repairs.
    #15-Waltrip ran the wall and smacked was and pancaked the tight side, didn't make an attempt.
    Todd Bodine is now listed in the #98 car.
    #4-Lepage, still no sponsor decals.(3-19-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 171.154, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #9-Kasey Kahne, 171.716, starts 1st
    Ford: #16-Greg Biffle, 171.083, starts 3rd
    Pontiac: #02-Andy Belmont, 156.472, starts 42nd prov
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(3-19-2004)


    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 22 22 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 171.716 28.638 169.561 3 2.155 4
    2 29 29 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 171.154 28.732 169.672 2 1.482 3
    3 42 43 16 Greg Biffle Ford 171.083 28.744 169.141 5 1.942 23
    4 40 40 97 Kurt Busch Ford 171.023 28.275 168.567 11 2.456 6
    5 19 19 50 Derrike Cope Dodge 170.910 28.773 167.607 23 3.303 37
    6 25 25 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 170.792 28.793 169.766 1 1.026 11
    7 24 24 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 170.348 28.868 168.123 17 2.225 22
    8 39 39 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 170.094 28.911 167.260 25 2.834 2
    9 37 37 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 170.083 28.913 167.682 22 2.401 5
    10 1 1 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 170.053 28.918 168.711 10 1.342 8
    11 41 41 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 170.018 28.924 169.048 6 0.970 9
    12 7 7 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 169.895 28.945 169.543 4 0.352 10
    13 21 21 0 Ward Burton Chevy 169.871 28.949 167.225 26 2.646 14
    14 35 35 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 169.689 28.980 168.515 14 1.174 21
    15 12 12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 169.602 28.995 168.567 12 1.035 1
    16 16 16 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 169.584 28.998 166.738 29 2.846 34
    17 4 4 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 169.397 29.030 168.319 15 1.078 18
    18 44 44 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 169.339 29.040 168.775 9 0.564 7
    19 32 32 41 Casey Mears Dodge 169.083 29.084 168.526 13 0.557 19
    20 2 2 6 Mark Martin Ford 168.995 29.099 168.163 16 0.832 17
    21 30 30 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 168.862 29.122 167.756 20 1.106 16
    22 23 23 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 168.827 29.128 167.957 18 0.870 15
    23 26 26 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 168.694 29.151 167.733 21 0.961 12
    24 38 38 30 Johnny Sauter Chevy 168.665 29.156 167.146 27 1.519 24
    25 17 17 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 168.521 29.181 165.710 34 2.811 26
    26 43 42 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 168.227 29.232 165.726 33 2.501 20
    27 6 6 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 168.209 29.235 166.304 30 1.905 33
    28 14 14 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 168.204 29.236 168.932 7 -0.728 28
    29 28 28 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 167.848 29.298 166.073 32 1.775 32
    30 15 15 43 Jeff Green Dodge 167.808 29.305 167.334 24 0.474 31
    31 5 5 4 Kevin Lepage Chevy 167.802 29.306 167.078 28 0.724 35
    32 20 20 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 167.596 29.342 164.490 35 3.106 27
    33 11 11 99 Jeff Burton Ford 167.315 29.391 168.798 8 -1.483 30
    34 10 10 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 167.197 29.412 167.790 19 -0.593 13
    35 27 27 98 Todd Bodine Ford 166.953 29.455 162.030 40 4.923 n/a
    36 13 13 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 166.896 29.465 163.702 37 3.194 29
    37 3 3 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 166.546 29.527 162.840 38 3.706 25
    38 31 31 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 164.303 29.930 162.142 39 2.161 n/a
    39th and back will need to use Provisionals, one driver will miss the race

    39 8 8 94 Stanton Barrett Chevy 163.647 30.050 163.980 36 -0.333 n/a
    40 34 34 09 Joe Ruttman Dodge 160.397 30.659 159.331 41 1.066 39
    41 18 18 02 Andy Belmont Pontiac 156.472 31.428 153.301 42 3.171 47
    42 9 9 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 152.735 32.197 145.763 44 6.972 42
    43 33 33 80 Andy Hillenburg Ford 151.297 32.503 149.535 43 1.762 2A
    44 36 36 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 0.000 0.000 166.270 31 x 36


    Remaining Drivers in Qualifying Order:

    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 36 36 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 0 0 166.27 31 x 36
    40P 34 34 09 Joe Ruttman Dodge 160.397 30.659 159.331 41 1.066 39
    41P 9 9 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 152.735 32.197 145.763 44 6.972 42
    42P 18 18 02 Andy Belmont Pontiac 156.472 31.428 153.301 42 3.171 47
    43A 33 33 80 Andy Hillenburg Ford 151.297 32.503 149.535 43 1.762 2
    DNQ 8 8 94 Stanton Barrett Chevy 163.647 30.05 163.98 36 -0.333 n/a


    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


  • Darlington Qualifying Results/Qualifying Results at:
    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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