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for the Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Raceway



  • Track Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, June 2004, 172.533mph

  • Event Qualifying Record: Rusty Wallace, June 2000, 171.625mph

  • July 2003 Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, 170.358, finished 1st

  • June 2004 Pole Sitter: #9-Kasey Kahne, 172.533, finished 14th

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #01-Joe Nemechek, 171.393mph (scheduled to go out 22nd of 46 drivers)


  • Track Specs:
    Superspeedway: 2.5 mile tri-oval
    Track/Race Length: 2.5 tri-oval, 200 laps, 500 miles
    Banking: turn 1: 14 degrees, turn 2: 8 degree, turn 3: 6 degrees;
    Straights: Front - 3740 feet, Long Pond (between turns 1 and 2) - 3055 feet, North(between turns 2 and 3) - 1780 feet
    Grandstand Seating: 100,000
    Pit Road Speed: 55mph
    Pace Car Speed: 65mph

  • Track Homepage: Pocono Raceway

  • Jayski's Pennsylvania 500 Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Pocono: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 1st out to qualify, 169.546, starts 20th
    #18-Bobby Labonte, 6th out, 170.023, 17th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 12th out, 171.008, 6th
    #38-Elliott Sadler, 19th out, 171.168, 5th
    #01-Joe Nemechek, 21st out, 171.654, 2nd
    #41-Casey Mears, 27th, 171.720, 1st
    (7-30-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 169.546, starts 20th
    #10-Scott Riggs, 169.068, starts 26th
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 168.634, starts 28th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 171.008, starts 6th
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 170.652, starts 10th
    (7-30-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #90-Henriksen's car jumped out of gear on the 2nd qualifying lap.
    Last pole for #01-Nemechek, Talladega, Oct 2000.
    #17-Matt Kenseth wrecked in practice and will qualify in a backup but is using the primary engine.(7-30-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #01-Joe Nemechek, 171.654, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #41-Casey Mears, 171.720, starts 1st
    Ford: #97-Kurt Busch, 171.540, starts 3rd
    Pontiac: none running this week
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(7-30-2004)


    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 27 27 41 Casey Mears Dodge 171.720 52.411 169.068 10 2.652 17
    2 22 21 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 171.654 52.431 171.393 1 0.261 24
    3 41 41 97 Kurt Busch Ford 171.540 52.466 168.992 12 2.548 6
    4 28 28 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 171.256 52.553 168.303 18 2.953 18
    5 20 19 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 171.168 52.580 170.142 6 1.026 8
    6 12 11 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 171.008 52.629 170.393 4 0.615 21
    7 30 30 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 170.992 52.634 167.579 25 3.413 13
    8 36 36 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 170.784 52.698 169.046 11 1.738 4
    9 45 45 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 170.775 52.701 168.735 14 2.040 11
    10 35 35 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 170.652 52.739 167.954 21 2.698 30
    11 26 26 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 170.623 52.748 168.363 17 2.260 16
    12 24 24 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 170.623 52.748 168.451 16 2.172 19
    13 39 39 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 170.522 52.779 170.168 5 0.354 3
    14 25 25 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 170.467 52.796 170.684 2 -0.217 1
    15 46 46 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 170.380 52.823 165.484 34 4.896 5
    16 33 33 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 170.197 52.880 168.275 19 1.922 2
    17 6 6 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 170.023 52.934 169.635 7 0.388 7
    18 37 37 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 169.690 53.038 167.773 24 1.917 9
    19 18 17 16 Greg Biffle Ford 169.603 53.065 166.719 31 2.884 25
    20 2 1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 169.546 53.083 168.297 9 1.249 14
    21 3 2 6 Mark Martin Ford 169.543 53.084 170.532 3 -0.989 15
    22 42 42 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 169.431 53.119 168.467 15 0.964 22
    23 40 40 99 Jeff Burton Ford 169.275 53.168 167.473 27 1.802 23
    24 9 9 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 169.259 53.173 169.303 8 -0.044 12
    25 29 29 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 169.182 53.197 168.215 20 0.967 32
    26 23 22 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 169.068 53.233 166.796 30 2.272 31
    27 10 10 0 Ward Burton Chevy 169.036 53.243 168.903 13 0.133 26
    28 21 20 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 168.634 53.370 167.917 22 0.717 27
    29 11 23 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 168.416 53.439 166.945 29 1.471 20
    30 7 7 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 168.290 53.479 167.567 26 0.723 10
    31 5 5 30 Dave Blaney Chevy 167.939 53.591 166.543 32 1.396 28
    32 4 3 43 Jeff Green Dodge 167.904 53.602 167.280 28 0.624 35
    33 16 15 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 167.604 53.698 167.838 23 -0.234 29
    34 44 44 50 P.J. Jones Dodge 167.159 53.841 164.072 40 3.087 37
    35 13 12 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 166.960 53.905 164.817 37 2.143 33
    36 17 16 4 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 166.803 53.956 165.929 33 0.874 36
    37 43 43 98 Todd Bodine Ford 166.488 54.058 165.441 35 1.047 39
    38 38 38 13 Greg Sacks Dodge 165.990 54.220 164.474 38 1.516 66/na
    39th and back will need to use a Provisional, 3 drivers will miss the race

    39 14 13 80 Carl Long Ford 165.600 54.348 162.514 42 3.086 46
    40 15 14 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 165.195 54.481 165.326 36 -0.131 34
    41 8 8 51 Kevin Lepage Chevy 165.159 54.493 164.372 39 0.787 49
    42 31 31 02 Jason Jarrett Chevy 163.896 54.913 162.787 41 1.109 42
    43 19 18 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 163.761 54.958 161.702 44 2.059 40
    44 1 4 37 Andy Hillenburg Dodge 163.500 55.046 162.329 43 1.171 50
    45 32 32 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 162.361 55.432 159.640 45 2.721 41
    46 34 34 90 A.J. Henriksen Ford 159.247 56.516 158.615 46 0.632 65/na


    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 15 14 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 165.195 54.481 165.326 36 -0.131 34
    40P 19 18 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 163.761 54.958 161.702 44 2.059 40
    41P 32 32 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 162.361 55.432 159.640 45 2.721 41
    42P 31 31 02 Jason Jarrett Chevy 163.896 54.913 162.787 41 1.109 42
    43P 14 13 80 Carl Long Ford 165.600 54.348 162.514 42 3.086 46
    DNQ 8 8 51 Kevin Lepage Chevy 165.159 54.493 164.372 39 0.787 49
    DNQ 1 4 37 Andy Hillenburg Dodge 163.500 55.046 162.329 43 1.171 50
    DNQ 34 34 90 A.J. Henriksen Ford 159.247 56.516 158.615 46 0.632 65/na


    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 Pocono Qualifying Results/Starting Lineup at:
    ThatsRacin.com
    MotorSports One
    NASCAR.com.(7-30-2004)

  • 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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