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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Subway 400 at North Carolina Speedway


  • Cup Qualifying for the Subway 400 at North Carolina Speedway is scheduled to start at 3:00pm/et on Friday, February 20th, and will be televised LIVE on Speed Channel, and will be re-aired on Speed Channel, Friday, Feb 20th at 10:00pm/et and on Saturday, Feb 21st at 2:00am/et.

    Qualifying can be heard live via MRN Radio and XM Satellite - NASCAR Radio - Channel 144

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


  • Track Qualifying Record: Rusty Wallace, Feb 2000, 158.035mph

  • 2003's Pole Sitter: Dave Blaney, 154.683, finished 10th.

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #12-Ryan Newman 153.935 mph (scheduled to go out 25th of 45 drivers)


  • Track Specs: North Carolina Speedway, know as 'The Rock':
    Track/Race Length: 1.017 mile oval, 393 laps, 399.68 miles
    Degree of Banking: Turns 1-2: 22 degrees; Turns 3-4: 25 degrees; Straightaways: 8 degrees
    Width: Turns 55 feet wide; Straightaways: 50 feet wide
    Number of Pits: 45 on front straight (1,436 ft. long) pit road
    Pit Stalls: 30 feet long; 16 feet wide
    Length of Front Straight: 1,300 feet
    Length of Back Straight: 1,367 feet
    Length of Turns 1 & 2: 1,256 feet
    Length of Turns 3 & 4: 1,437 feet
    Grandstand Seating: 60,113
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph

  • Track Homepage: North Carolina Speedway


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Rockingham: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #43-Jeff Green, 1st out to qualify, 154.117mph, starts 8th
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 8th out, 154.318, starts 5th
    #2-Rusty Wallace, 24th out, 154.644, starts 4th
    #12-Ryan Newman, 25th out, 156.475, starts 1st
    (2-20-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 154.814mph, starts 3rd
    #10-Scott Riggs, 153.297, starts 19th
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 153.413, starts 31st
    #25-Brian Vickers, 153.169, starts 20th
    #30-Johnny Sauter, 152.290, starts 36th
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 153.748, starts 15th
    (2-20-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #59-Andy Belmont and #89-Morgan Shepherd have withdrawn their entries.(2-20-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Jeff Gordon, 154.318, starts 5th
    Dodge: #12-Ryan Newman, 156.475, starts 1st
    Ford: #88-Dale Jarrett, 154.078, starts 9th
    Pontiac: no longer supports, one team using it withdrew
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(2-20-2004)




    Qualifying after ALL of 45 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 25 25 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 156.475 23.398 153.935 1 2.54 6
    2 41 39 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 155.379 23.563 153.600 4 1.779 13
    3 42 40 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 154.814 23.649 153.838 2 0.976 9
    4 24 24 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 154.644 23.675 153.272 5 1.372 14
    5 8 8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 154.318 23.725 151.898 16 2.42 4
    6 21 21 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 154.195 23.744 153.632 3 0.563 19
    7 13 13 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 154.149 23.751 153.259 6 0.89 3
    8 1 1 43 Jeff Green Dodge 154.117 23.756 152.391 10 1.726 41
    9 45 43 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 154.078 23.762 150.940 25 3.138 25
    10 26 26 16 Greg Biffle Ford 154.026 23.770 151.327 22 2.699 20
    11 39 37 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 154.020 23.771 151.829 17 2.191 8
    12 31 30 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 153.987 23.776 150.890 26 3.097 33
    13 14 14 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 153.942 23.783 149.479 36 4.463 18
    14 4 4 41 Casey Mears Dodge 153.942 23.783 152.195 14 1.747 36
    15 36 34 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 153.748 23.813 151.917 15 1.831 29
    16 9 9 0 Ward Burton Chevy 153.690 23.822 152.754 7 0.936 37
    17 44 42 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 153.619 23.833 150.543 30 3.076 27
    18 16 16 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 153.413 23.865 151.640 20 1.773 38
    19 37 35 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 153.297 23.883 152.499 9 0.798 24
    20 20 20 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 153.169 23.903 151.577 21 1.592 26
    21 6 6 6 Mark Martin Ford 153.015 23.927 152.645 8 0.37 17
    22 29 29 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 152.983 23.932 150.617 29 2.366 23
    23 12 12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 152.945 23.938 150.296 33 2.649 1
    24 7 7 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 152.875 23.949 151.791 18 1.084 7
    25 22 22 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 152.798 23.961 150.791 27 2.007 22
    26 18 18 4 Kevin Lepage Chevy 152.792 23.962 152.214 13 0.578 40
    27 17 17 97 Kurt Busch Ford 152.633 23.987 152.290 12 0.343 11
    28 43 41 99 Jeff Burton Ford 152.486 24.010 152.360 11 0.126 12
    29 10 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 152.436 24.018 150.475 32 1.961 2
    30 40 38 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 152.353 24.031 149.614 35 2.739 39
    31 15 15 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 152.290 24.041 151.227 23 1.063 21
    32 23 23 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 152.220 24.052 149.066 37 3.154 5
    33 2 2 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 152.119 24.068 148.853 38 3.266 15
    34 3 3 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 152.024 24.083 150.735 28 1.289 16
    35 38 36 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 151.722 24.131 151.665 19 0.057 10
    36 11 11 30 Johnny Sauter Chevy 151.283 24.201 151.127 24 0.156 34
    37 28 28 50 Derrike Cope Dodge 151.283 24.201 148.449 39 2.834 43
    38 34 33 14 Larry Foyt Dodge 150.909 24.261 149.730 34 1.179 42
    39th and back will need to use Provisionals, or miss the race

    39 19 19 1 John Andretti Chevy 150.481 24.330 150.493 31 -0.012 30
    40 33 32 46 Carl Long Dodge 148.739 24.615 146.730 40 2.009 n/a
    41 32 31 80 Andy Hillenburg Ford 146.859 24.930 143.678 42 3.181 n/a
    42 5 5 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 145.661 25.135 141.386 43 4.275 n/a
    43 27 27 09 Joe Ruttman Dodge 145.142 25.225 145.395 41 -0.253 44
    X 30 X 89 Morgan Shepherd Ford withdrew X no speed 45 X n/a
    X 35 X 59 Andy Belmont Pontiac withdrew X 126.953 44 X n/a




    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
    P39 19 19 1 John Andretti Chevy 150.481 24.330 150.493 31 -0.012 30
    P40 27 27 09 Joe Ruttman Dodge 145.142 25.225 145.395 41 -0.253 44
    A41 5 5 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 145.661 25.135 141.386 43 4.275 n/a
    S42 33 32 46 Carl Long Dodge 148.739 24.615 146.730 40 2.009 n/a
    S43 32 31 80 Andy Hillenburg Ford 146.859 24.930 143.678 42 3.181 n/a
    X 30 X 89 Morgan Shepherd Ford withdrew X no speed 45 X n/a
    X 35 X 59 Andy Belmont Pontiac withdrew X 126.953 44 X n/a


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


  • Rockingham Qualifying Results/Qualifying Results at:
    ThatsRacin.com
    MotorsportsOne
    NASCAR.com

  • Friday practice for the Subway 400 at Rockingham is over. At the completion of practice, the the top five were:
    #12-Newman, 153.935
    #9-Kahne, 153.838
    #19-Mayfield, 153.632
    #42-Mayfield, 153.600
    #2-Wallace, 153.272
    #59-Andy Belmont crashed between turns 3 and 4, flattening the drivers side of the car [only made 2 laps]. Belmont was not injured, no word if he has a backup car.
    Slowest is #72-Kirk Shelmerdine was was slowest at 141.386mph. .Belmont is listed at 126.953. #89-Shepherd has no speed/time listed.
    For speeds, see Thatsracin.com or NASCAR.com.(2-20-2004)

  • Parts Confiscated: NASCAR inspectors confiscated several items during Thursday's pre-qualifying inspections at Rockingham. Among the items taken were unapproved foam for fuel cell bladders from the #89 Ford of Morgan Shepherd and the #9 Dodge of Kasey Kahne. In addition a lap belt was taken from the #88 Ford of Dale Jarrett because its expiration date had passed.(ThatsRacin.com)(2-20-2004)

  • Qualifying Order Links are up for the Subway 400 at North Carolina Speedway. 45 cars listed for 43 spots. First driver scheduled to go out is #43-Jeff Green with STP on the hood, last scheduled to go out is #88-Dale Jarrett. See my Subway 400 Race Info Page for the links and more info.(2-20-2004)

  • The Race Info Page: Subway 400 Race Info Page in Rockingham, NC at the North Carolina Speedway, 1:00pm/et on Sunday, February 22nd - TV: Fox (pre-race show at 12:30pm/et). Last years winner was #88-Dale Jarrett.
    Included on the informational page is:
    Qualifying Order Links; Goodyear Tire Notes, Entry List Links, 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.

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

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