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for the DHL 400 at Michigan International Speedway



  • Event Qualifying Record: Bobby Labonte, June 2003, 190.365mph

  • Track Qualifying Record: Dale Earnhardt Jr, August 2000, 191.149mph

  • June 2003 Pole Sitter: #18-Bobby Labonte, 190.365, finished 2nd

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #24-Jeff Gordon, 190.885mph (scheduled to go out 25th of 45 drivers)


  • Track Specs:
    Superspeedway: 2.0-mile D-shaped oval
    Banking: turns: 18 degrees; straights: frontstretch 12 degrees, backstretch 5 degrees
    Backstretch Length: 2,242 feet; Front stretch Length: 2,229 feet
    73 feet wide with 10-foot apron in turns, 45 feet wide with 12-foot apron on straightaways
    Pit lane is 50 feet wide and contains space for 44 individual pit areas
    Seating: 136,000, attendence: 151,000.
    Pit Road Speed: 55mph
    Pace Car Speed: 65mph

  • Track Homepage: Michigan International Speedway

  • Jayski's MIchigan Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Michigan: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #49-Ken Schrader, 1st out to qualify, 187.520mph, starts 28th
    #10-Scott Riggs, 2nd out, 188.773, starts 20th
    #01-Joe Nemechek, 3rd out, 189.240, starts 16th
    #0-Ward Burton, 9th out, 189.414, starts 14th
    #97-Kurt Busch, 11th out, 189.833, starts 7th
    #12-Ryan Newman, 12th out, 190.064, starts 4th
    #48-Jimmie Johnson, 23rd out, 190.164, starts 3rd
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 25th out, 190.865, starts 1st NEW EVENT QUALIFYING RECORD
    (6-18-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 186.548, starts 34th
    #10-Scott Riggs, 188.773, starts 20th
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 187.349, starts 29th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 190.169, starts 2nd
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 189.868, starts 6th
    (6-18-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #30-Dave Blaney broke loose, spun and tagged the turn two wall with the backend of the car. Blaney didn't complete a lap, walked away from the car, the team had unloaded a backup car out.(6-18-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Jeff Gordon, 190.865, starts 1st
    Dodge: #12-Ryan Newman, 190.064, starts 4th
    Ford: #97-Kurt Busch, 189.833, starts 7th
    Pontiac: none running this week
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(6-18-2004)


    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    Qualifying after 45 of 45 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 25 25 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 190.865 37.723 190.885 1 -0.020 4
    2 42 42 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 190.169 37.861 189.499 9 0.670 22
    3 23 23 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 190.164 37.862 190.537 3 -0.373 2
    4 12 12 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 190.064 37.882 190.295 6 -0.231 10
    5 18 18 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 189.954 37.904 188.585 24 1.369 18
    6 16 16 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 189.868 37.921 188.744 21 1.124 30
    7 11 11 97 Kurt Busch Ford 189.833 37.928 190.245 7 -0.412 7
    8 35 35 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 189.818 37.931 190.330 4 -0.512 11
    9 39 39 41 Casey Mears Dodge 189.813 37.932 189.434 10 0.379 16
    10 41 41 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 189.788 37.937 189.120 16 0.668 15
    11 33 33 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 189.728 37.949 189.269 14 0.459 1
    12 29 28 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 189.643 37.966 188.937 18 0.706 6
    13 26 26 16 Greg Biffle Ford 189.593 37.976 189.225 15 0.368 23
    14 9 9 0 Ward Burton Chevy 189.414 38.012 188.823 20 0.591 21
    15 21 21 6 Mark Martin Ford 189.245 38.046 189.939 8 -0.694 14
    16 3 3 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 189.240 38.047 190.643 2 -1.403 26
    17 14 14 99 Jeff Burton Ford 189.175 38.060 189.110 17 0.065 25
    18 40 40 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 189.150 38.065 188.250 25 0.900 3
    19 45 45 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 188.828 38.13 186.635 28 2.193 24
    20 2 2 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 188.773 38.141 189.379 11 -0.606 31
    21 13 13 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 188.635 38.169 188.912 19 -0.277 9
    22 20 20 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 188.595 38.177 190.305 5 -1.710 8
    23 31 31 43 Jeff Green Dodge 188.536 38.189 189.279 13 -0.743 34
    24 38 38 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 188.511 38.194 186.253 34 2.258 20
    25 24 24 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 188.393 38.218 188.201 26 0.192 28
    26 19 19 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 187.725 38.354 186.490 30 1.235 33
    27 8 7 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 187.632 38.373 187.598 27 0.034 5
    28 1 1 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 187.520 38.396 186.148 36 1.372 32
    29 4 4 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 187.349 38.431 186.475 31 0.874 27
    30 15 15 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 187.329 38.435 185.701 40 1.628 12
    31 32 32 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 187.018 38.499 186.186 35 0.832 19
    32 22 22 51 Kevin Lepage Chevy 186.848 38.534 185.941 38 0.907 54/none
    33 37 37 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 186.698 38.565 186.398 33 0.300 35
    34 34 34 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 186.548 38.596 189.304 12 -2.756 13
    35 28 27 50 P.J. Jones Dodge 186.099 38.689 186.538 29 -0.439 37
    36 17 17 4 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 186.022 38.705 185.826 39 0.196 36
    37 7 5 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 185.663 38.780 188.714 22 -3.051 17
    38 10 10 37 Todd Bodine Dodge 185.586 38.796 186.408 32 -0.822 55/none
    39th and back will need to use Provisionals, 2 drivers will miss the race

    39 27 29 98 Geoffrey Bodine Ford 185.581 38.797 182.797 42 2.784 42
    40 30 30 33 Kerry Earnhardt Chevy 185.242 38.868 186.133 37 -0.891 50/none
    41 43 43 02 Derrike Cope Chevy 183.917 39.148 182.200 43 1.717 43/out
    42 6 6 00 Carl Long Dodge 183.748 39.184 183.444 41 0.304 57/none
    43 44 44 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 183.613 39.213 181.269 44 2.344 40
    44 5 8 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 177.646 40.530 174.461 45 3.185 41
    45 36 36 30 Dave Blaney Chevy 0.000 wreck 188.635 23 X 29


    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 36 36 30 Dave Blaney Chevy 0.000 wreck 188.635 23 X 29
    40P 44 44 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 183.613 39.213 181.269 44 2.344 40
    41P 5 8 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 177.646 40.530 174.461 45 3.185 41
    42P 27 29 98 Geoffrey Bodine Ford 185.581 38.797 182.797 42 2.784 42
    43A 43 43 02 Derrike Cope Chevy 183.917 39.148 182.200 43 1.717 43/out
    DNQ 30 30 33 Kerry Earnhardt Chevy 185.242 38.868 186.133 37 -0.891 50/none
    DNQ 6 6 00 Carl Long Dodge 183.748 39.184 183.444 41 0.304 57/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

    2004 ATTEMPTS
    #02 has made 11 attempts
    #33 has made 3 attempts
    #00 has made 2 attempts


  • Michigan Qualifying Results/Starting Lineup at:
    MotorSports One
    NASCAR.com.(6-18-2004)

  • 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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