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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway



  • Track Qualifying Record: Tony Stewart, July 2000, 172.391mph

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

  • June 2003 Pole Sitter: #12-Ryan Newman, 158.716, finished 1st

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #25-Brian Vickers, 172.236mph (scheduled to go out 20th of 45 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 Pocono 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)
    #16-Greg Biffle, 1st out to qualify, 171.481mph, starts 9th
    #20-Tony Stewart, 5th out, 171.671mph, starts 8th, NEW EVENT RECORD
    #48-Jimmie Johnson, 10th out, 171.825, starts 5th, NEW EVENT RECORD
    #6-Mark Martin, 11th out, 171.887, starts 4th, NEW EVENT RECORD
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 13th out, 172.533, starts 1st, NEW TRACK RECORD
    (6-11-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 172.533, starts 1st
    #10-Scott Riggs, 162.045, starts 40th provisional
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 169.591, starts 24th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 172.308, starts 2nd
    #30-Johnny Sauter, not racing at Pocono
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 168.799, starts 31st.(6-11-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #89-Shepherd had engine problems in practice and didn't make a lap, and was in line to qualify, but pushed the car out of line, he has provisional to use and gets another one as it is the 12th attempt for the team.
    #99-Burton didn't complete his first lap as he had transmission problems.
    #10-Riggs got sideways on his first lap in the 3rd turn, regained control but lost momentum to run a decend 2nd lap.(6-11-2004)


    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 12 13 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 172.533 52.164 170.193 15 2.340 12
    2 20 21 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 172.308 52.232 172.236 1 0.072 23
    3 14 16 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 172.183 52.270 170.908 9 1.275 27
    4 10 11 6 Mark Martin Ford 171.887 52.360 171.272 5 0.615 13
    5 9 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 171.825 52.379 171.995 2 -0.170 2
    6 21 22 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 171.785 52.391 170.581 11 1.204 5
    7 41 40 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 171.736 52.406 170.956 7 0.780 15
    8 4 5 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 171.671 52.426 169.936 17 1.735 4
    9 31 31 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 171.481 52.484 171.716 3 -0.235 7
    10 35 1 16 Greg Biffle Ford 171.481 52.484 170.467 12 1.014 25
    11 7 8 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 171.259 52.552 171.376 4 -0.117 16
    12 29 29 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 171.243 52.557 169.610 21 1.633 10
    13 13 14 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 171.041 52.619 171.148 6 -0.107 19
    14 40 39 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 170.934 52.652 169.706 19 1.228 11
    15 17 18 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 170.866 52.673 170.917 8 -0.051 3
    16 23 24 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 170.390 52.820 168.792 28 1.598 1
    17 25 26 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 170.380 52.823 170.820 10 -0.440 8
    18 6 7 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 170.367 52.827 167.153 36 3.214 32
    19 2 3 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 170.297 52.849 170.029 16 0.268 21
    20 3 4 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 170.264 52.859 169.453 22 0.811 18
    21 36 35 41 Casey Mears Dodge 170.129 52.901 170.222 14 -0.093 17
    22 34 34 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 169.940 52.960 169.658 20 0.282 20
    23 22 23 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 169.898 52.973 170.332 13 -0.434 9
    24 15 15 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 169.591 53.069 169.252 25 0.339 26
    25 28 28 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 169.571 53.075 168.139 32 1.432 34
    26 16 17 0 Ward Burton Chevy 169.488 53.101 169.789 18 -0.301 22
    27 37 36 97 Kurt Busch Ford 169.428 53.120 169.262 24 0.166 6
    28 44 43 37 Todd Bodine Dodge 169.342 53.147 169.313 23 0.029 56/none
    29 32 32 30 Dave Blaney Chevy 169.152 53.207 168.830 27 0.322 28
    30 33 33 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 168.837 53.306 168.492 29 0.345 14
    31 1 2 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 168.799 53.318 167.221 35 1.578 29
    32 8 9 43 Jeff Green Dodge 168.483 53.418 168.379 30 0.104 35
    33 11 12 4 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 167.986 53.576 166.796 37 1.190 36
    34 30 30 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 167.738 53.655 165.472 40 2.266 31
    35 42 41 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 167.701 53.667 168.014 33 -0.313 30
    36 43 42 51 Kevin Lepage Chevy 167.320 53.789 167.240 34 0.080 55/none
    37 39 38 50 P.J. Jones Dodge 166.211 54.148 165.920 38 0.291 37
    38 45 44 00 Carl Long Dodge 165.721 54.308 164.057 41 1.664 none
    39th and back will need to use Provisionals, 2 drivers will miss the race

    39 38 37 94 Stanton Barrett Chevy 165.679 54.322 163.848 42 1.831 46
    40 24 25 98 Geoffrey Bodine Ford 165.365 54.425 165.536 39 -0.171 43
    41 19 20 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 163.348 55.097 159.623 43 3.725 42
    42 18 19 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 162.045 55.540 168.303 31 -6.258 33
    43 5 6 80 Andy Hillenburg Ford 160.548 56.058 158.158 44 2.390 45
    44 26 27 99 Jeff Burton Ford 0.000 broke 169.198 26 X 24
    45 27 x 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 0.000 engine problems 0.000 45 0.000 41

    Speeds in RED are faster then the old track record

    Speed in GREEN are faster then the old event record of 171.625 set in June 2000


    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 26 27 99 Jeff Burton Ford 0.000 broke 169.198 26 X 24
    40P 18 19 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 162.045 55.540 168.303 31 -6.258 33
    41P 27 x 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 0.000 engine problems 0.000 45 0.000 41
    42P 19 20 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 163.348 55.097 159.623 43 3.725 42
    43P 24 25 98 Geoffrey Bodine Ford 165.365 54.425 165.536 39 -0.171 43
    DNQ 5 6 80 Andy Hillenburg Ford 160.548 56.058 158.158 44 2.390 45
    DNQ 38 37 94 Stanton Barrett Chevy 165.679 54.322 163.848 42 1.831 46


    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

  • Pocono Qualifying Results/Starting Lineup at:
    MotorSports One
    NASCAR.com.(6-11-2004)

  • 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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