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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the UAW-Daimler-Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway


  • Qualifying is OVER

  • Cup Qualifying for the UAW-Daimler-Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled to start at 6:00pm/et today [Friday, March 5th] and will be televised on Speed Channel live and will be re-aired on Speed Channel at 2:00am/et on Sat, March 6th.

    Qualifying can be heard live via radio at PRN 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: Bobby Labonte, Mar 2003, 173.016mph

  • 2003's Pole Sitter: Bobby Labonte, 173.016, finished 4th.

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #9-Kasey Kahne, 174.599mph (scheduled to go out 12th of 44 drivers)


  • Track Specs:
    Front straight: 2,275 feet
    Back straight: 1,572 feet
    Banking: Corners:12 degrees, Front Straight: 8 degrees, Back Straight: 3 degrees
    Grandstand Seating: 137,000
    Pace Car Speeds: Pit Road - 45 mph; Track 55 mph

  • Track Website: Las Vegas Motor Speedway


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Las Vegas: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 1st out to qualify, 169.673mph, starts ?
    #09-Johnny Benson, 2nd out, 170.401, starts ?
    #19-Jermey Mayfield, 3rd out, 174.267, starts ?, NEW TRACK RECORD
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 12th out, 174.955, starts ?, NEW TRACK RECORD
    (3-5-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 174.904mph, starts ?
    #10-Scott Riggs, , starts ?
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 169.673, starts ?
    #25-Brian Vickers, 174.537, starts ?
    #30-Johnny Sauter, 171.358, starts ?
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 173.823, starts ?
    (3-5-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #41-Mears smacked the wall and pancaked the right side of his car, not as bad a Gordon's.
    #24-Gordon smacked the wall in turn 4 on his 2nd qualifying lap and pancaked the right side.
    Cup qualifying was delayed a few minutes as the last Busch driver to attempt the Busch race, crashed and the trakc had to be cleaned up, plus qualifying ran longer then expected.(3-5-2004)


    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 12 12 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 174.904 30.874 174.599 1 0.305 9
    2 44 44 97 Kurt Busch Ford 174.548 30.937 173.033 4 1.515 11
    3 30 30 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 174.537 30.939 172.199 8 2.338 26
    4 38 38 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 174.436 30.957 172.013 10 2.423 13
    5 43 43 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 174.340 30.974 172.872 5 1.468 6
    6 3 3 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 174.267 30.987 173.044 2 1.223 19
    7 25 25 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 173.863 31.059 172.359 7 1.504 8
    8 20 20 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 173.823 31.066 169.428 34 4.395 29
    9 7 7 16 Greg Biffle Ford 173.807 31.069 171.276 14 2.531 20
    10 14 14 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 173.768 31.076 172.623 6 1.145 n/a
    11 36 36 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 173.740 31.081 172.155 9 1.585 22
    12 40 40 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 173.444 31.134 171.712 12 1.732 2
    13 35 35 41 Casey Mears Dodge 173.405 31.141 170.417 26 2.988 36
    14 21 21 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 173.266 31.166 171.011 18 2.255 15
    15 37 37 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 173.066 31.202 170.476 25 2.59 24
    16 23 23 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 173.010 31.212 170.908 20 2.102 5
    17 22 22 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 172.983 31.217 170.859 22 2.124 27
    18 13 13 84 Kyle Busch Chevy 172.955 31.222 171.000 19 1.955 n/a
    19 28 28 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 172.728 31.263 171.135 16 1.593 7
    20 15 15 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 172.469 31.310 173.038 3 -0.569 4
    21 18 18 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 172.403 31.322 171.843 11 0.56 14
    22 8 8 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 172.150 31.368 170.304 28 1.846 16
    23 32 32 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 171.996 31.393 169.886 32 2.11 18
    24 24 24 43 Jeff Green Dodge 171.750 31.441 170.891 21 0.859 41
    25 4 4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 171.679 31.454 171.271 15 0.408 1
    26 11 11 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 171.516 31.484 169.109 36 2.407 3
    27 26 26 6 Mark Martin Ford 171.505 31.486 170.170 29 1.335 17
    28 10 10 99 Jeff Burton Ford 171.483 31.490 170.800 23 0.683 12
    29 19 19 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 171.423 31.501 171.707 13 -0.284 25
    30 5 5 30 Johnny Sauter Chevy 171.358 31.513 169.337 35 2.021 34
    31 42 42 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 171.352 31.514 170.390 27 0.962 38
    32 39 39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 171.146 31.552 169.078 37 2.068 39
    33 6 6 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 171.130 31.555 170.132 31 0.998 23
    34 33 33 0 Ward Burton Chevy 170.783 31.619 168.687 39 2.096 37
    35 29 29 4 Kevin Lepage Chevy 170.444 31.682 171.097 17 -0.653 40
    36 2 2 09 Johnny Benson Dodge 170.401 31.690 169.078 38 1.323 44
    37 9 9 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 170.304 31.708 170.611 24 -0.307 10
    38 16 16 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 169.977 31.769 170.159 30 -0.182 33
    39th and back will need to use Provisionals, or miss the race

    39 1 1 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 169.673 31.826 169.486 33 0.187 21
    40 34 34 50 Derrike Cope Dodge 169.311 31.894 165.654 40 3.657 43
    41 31 31 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 164.986 32.730 164.344 41 0.642 n/a
    42 17 17 02 Carl Long Pontiac 163.701 32.987 158.135 42 5.566 45
    43 41 41 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 163.320 33.064 150.817 43 12.503 n/a
    44 27 27 98 Larry Gunselman Ford 161.103 33.519 150.054 44 11.049 n/a

    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 1 1 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 169.673 31.826 169.486 33 0.187 21
    40P 34 34 50 Derrike Cope Dodge 169.311 31.894 165.654 40 3.657 43
    41P 17 17 02 Carl Long Pontiac 163.701 32.987 158.135 42 5.566 45
    42A 41 41 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 163.320 33.064 150.817 43 12.503 n/a
    43S 31 31 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 164.986 32.730 164.344 41 0.642 n/a
    DNQ 27 27 98 Larry Gunselman Ford 161.103 33.519 150.054 44 11.049 n/a


    KEYS: P = Regular Provisional; A = in by race attempts; S = in by qualifying speed; CP = Champ Provisional


  • Las Vegas Qualifying Results/Qualifying Results at:
    MotorsportsOne
    NASCAR.com

  • Provisionals: looks like for the third race in a row, Provisionals will NOT be charged as there are not at least 43 teams eligible to take a provisional this week at Las Vegas. 44 cars will make attempts, Five teams are not eligible to use a provisional: #84-Busch, #72-Shelmerdiine, #98-Gunselman, #89-Shepherd and #91-Elliott, although Elliott should be eligible for a Past Champions Provisional if needed as he ran the full schedule in 2003. So if there are still spots open after qualifying is done and provisionals are awarded, it falls to 2004 race attempts [#72 = 3, #89=0, #98=0, #91 =0, #84=0], then to qualiflying speed.(3-5-2004)

  • Kahne fastest in Friday practice...could see a new track record? #9-Kasey Kahne was easily the fastest on Friday's Cup practice with a speed of 174.599 [track record is 173.016 set last year by Bobby Labonte], the weather is beautiful here in Vegas, sunny and nice and cool. The 2nd fastest was #19-Jeremy Mayfield at 173.044 followed by #24-Jeff Gordon, #97-Kurt Busch at 173.033 and #12-Ryan Newman 172.872. 44 cars/drivers practiced, slowest were: #72-Kirk Shelmerdine at 150.817 and #98-Larry Gunselman at 150.054 [wow, that is quite a bit of a speed spread from first to last 24mph].
    For full practice results, see ThatsRacin.com or NASCAR.com - Practice 1.(3-5-2004)

  • Qualifying Order links are posted. 44 cars/drivers for 43 spots. First driver scheduled to make an attempt is #22-Scott Wimmer. Last dues out is #97-Kurt Busch. See the links on my UAW-Daimler-Chrysler 400 race info page.(3-5-2004)

  • Press Releases: many Winston Cup team/driver pre-race press release links (and Marketing and Sponsorship links) at the Press Release Page, links posted on 3-4-2004:
    Kevin Lepage, Brendan Gaughan, Johnny Sauter, Scott Wimmer;
    and added on 3-3-2004: Greg Biffle, Jeff Burton, Ward Burton, Kurt Busch, Ricky Craven, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bill Elliott, Jeff Gordon, Robby Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Dale Jarrett, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin, Jeremy Mayfield, Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears, Kyle Petty, Scott Riggs, Elliott Sadler, Ken Schrader, Tony Stewart, Rusty Wallace on the Press Release Page

  • The Race Info Page: UAW-Daimler-Chrysler 400 [Race Info Page] in Las Vegas, NV at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 3:00pm/et on Sunday, March 7th - TV: Fox (pre-race show at 2:30pm/et). Last years winner was #17-Matt Kenseth.
    Included on the informational page is:
    Goodyear Tire Notes/Facts; Lots of Track Info, Entry List, Purse/Race Awards, ODDs, Track News, Race Facts, Scanners, Practice and Qualifying times, Qualifying Draw time, Race Re-Air dates and times (if avail), Weather forecast links, Satellite/backhaul link, Radio and Newspaper links, Television/Radio Information, Camping Info, Info Links, Race Track Specs, Driver/Team News, Track Reviews, Site Links for Fans going to the race, Speed Conversion Calculation to get MPH from Time.

  • JAYSKI in Vegas: Jayski will be heading to Vegas for this weekends race and festivities. Got a busy few days ahead of me. The folks are in Mooresville to house/pet sit and see the area, while I head out to Vegas. Staying at the Luxor as part of the Jayski Las Vegas deal that Premiere Sports Travel did thru the Jayski site [been told over 2000 people did the deal...wow], will attend the Hospitality Banquet at the Luxor [the package says a driver will attend too] on Friday [will handle qualifying from hotel room]. Saturday will work the site, do some sight seeing on the strip and go see the Blue Man Group [watched the DVD, it is very cool - looks like a blast, need to fond someone for the extra ticket] and of course Sunday head over to Las Vegas Motor Speedway and watch the race...I will NOT be covering the race lap-by-lap on the site, like normal, not sure if anyone follows that anyway, but it keeps me paying attention and up on the race. Fly to Atlantic City, NJ on Monday to see my new nephew for the first time and pick up my car and head back to Mooresville on Tuesday....should be a hoot! Email address works however it has been removed from the site while on travel. The site will be updated as normal, just at different times due to the 3-hour time difference and travel.
    UPDATE: made it to Vegas, got my rental, drove th strip, stopped by Las Vegas Motor Speedway to get my credentials, see my bill board [turn 1] and get 50 pics of some Cup haulers already there. After a quicl run to In-and-out burger, checked into the Luxor [man this place is huge] and took a nap since I got a whole 1 1/2 hours last night. One thing, hardly any TV channels here, no Speed Channel, no Fox Sports Net, no FX and [yikes] no HBO. So I will be relying on my visits to the track, the internet and my XM Satelitte /NASCAR Radio for info while here. BUT my #1 Priority while here and always is to update the site.(3-4-2004)

  • Just The Stats: Las Vegas by ERaceFans: A statictical look at the drivers entered in Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400.

  • 48 Cars Entered at Vegas UPDATE down to 45: The tenative UAW-Daimler-Chrysler 400 Entry List is up, 48 cars are listed to run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Included are #02-Carl Long, #09-Johnny Benson, #1-John Andretti, #14-Larry Foyt, #23-Dave Blaney, #72-Kurt Shelmerdine, #80-Andy Hillenburg, #84-Kyle Busch, #89-Morgan Shepherd, #91-Bill Elliott, #98-Larry Gunselman, see my UAW-Daimler-Chrysler 400 Entry List page.(2-27-2004)
    DOWN to 47? hearing that #1-Andretti and team will NOT be at Vegas.(3-2-2004)
    DOWN to 45: on NASCAR.com's Entry List, there are 45 cars; off the list are #1-John Andretti, #14-Larry Foyt and #80-Andy Hillenburg. Also the #23 is listed without a sponsor.(3-2-2004)
    DOWN to 44: been informed that #23-Dave Blaney's entry has been withdrawn.(3-4-2004)

  • 21 Drivers: Twenty-One drivers have competed in all six NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races at Las Vegas. Only three of the 21 drivers that have competed in all six races at Las Vegas are ranked in the current NASCAR Top 10.(NASCAR PR)(3-4-2004)

  • OFFICIAL - no racing back to the yellow flag/NASCAR Q&A/Transcript, also see the Lucky Dog Pack standings there

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