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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway


  • Qualifying is OVER

  • Cup Qualifying for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway is scheduled to start at 4:10pm/et on Friday, April 23 and will be televised on Speed Channel live and will be re-aired on Speed Channel at 8:00pm.

    Qualifying can be heard live via radio at MRN Radio on the affiliates or XM Satellite - NASCAR Radio 144 [subscription/equipment required]

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


  • Track/Event Qualifying Record (no restrictor plate): Bill Elliott, April 1987, 212.809mph

  • Track/Event Qualifying Record (Restrictor Plate): Bill Elliott, May 1990, 199.388 (15/16th inch plate)

  • Last Year's Pole Sitter: Elliott Sadler, 189.943mph, finished 3rd.

  • Fastest Practice Speed on Friday: #21-Ricky Rudd 191.039mph (scheduled to go out 20 of 46 drivers)


  • Track Specs:
    Track/Race Length: 2.66 mile quad oval, 188 laps, 500.08 miles
    Superspeedway: 2.66-mile trioval 48 feet wide (12-foot apron)
    Turns: Banking: 33 degrees Length: 3,750 feet Radius: 1,100 feet
    Trioval: Banking: 18 degrees
    Frontstretch: Chute length: 2,150 feet (from turn to middle of trioval) Total length: 4,300 feet Banking: Minimal for drainage only
    Backstretch: Length: 4,000 feet Banking: Minimal for drainage only
    Pit Road Speed: 55mph; Caution Car: 70mph
    Grandstand Seating: 143,000

  • Track Homepage: Talladega Super Speedway


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Talladega: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #-50-Derrike Cope, 1st out to qualify, 187.040mph, starts 41st
    #5-Terry Labonte, 2nd out, 189.230, starts 13th
    #01-Joe Nemechek, 7th out, 190.109, starts 4th
    #21-Ricky Rudd, 18th out, 191.180, starts 1st
    (4-23-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 188.545, starts 26
    #10-Scott Riggs, 190.019, starts 5
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 188.285, starts 30
    #25-Brian Vickers, 187.728, starts 39
    #30-Johnny Sauter, 188.300, starts 29
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 188.775, starts 20 (4-23-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #21-Rudd is running the Genuine Parts/ Retro scheme.
    #72-Shelmerdine withdrew before qualifying.(4-23-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #15-Michael Waltrip, 190.974, starts 2
    Dodge: #40-Sterling Marlin, 189.522, starts 9
    Ford: #21-Ricky Rudd, 191.180, starts 1
    Pontiac: none running this week
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(4-23-2004)


    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    Qualifying after 45 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 20 18 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 191.180 50.089 191.039 1 0.141 30
    2 22 20 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 190.974 50.143 189.778 5 1.196 31
    3 43 42 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 190.336 50.311 190.544 2 -0.208 1
    4 7 7 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 190.109 50.371 189.733 6 0.376 16
    5 42 41 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 190.019 50.395 189.545 7 0.474 34
    6 45 43 6 Mark Martin Ford 189.906 50.425 187.416 31 2.490 18
    7 34 33 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 189.872 50.434 188.891 12 0.981 17
    8 17 16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 189.661 50.490 188.705 15 0.956 4
    9 41 40 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 189.522 50.527 188.597 19 0.925 13
    10 44 45 0 Ward Burton Chevy 189.406 50.558 188.641 18 0.765 19
    11 12 11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 189.395 50.561 189.212 9 0.183 7
    12 15 13 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 189.253 50.599 190.128 3 -0.875 5
    13 3 2 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 189.230 50.605 189.500 8 -0.270 23
    14 10 9 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 189.182 50.618 188.887 13 0.295 10
    15 37 36 43 Jeff Green Chevy 189.103 50.639 188.932 11 0.171 35
    16 29 28 41 Casey Mears Dodge 189.085 50.644 187.210 35 1.875 20
    17 23 21 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 188.969 50.675 189.808 4 -0.839 11
    18 9 8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.913 50.690 188.500 21 0.413 21
    19 38 27 99 Jeff Burton Ford 188.874 50.781 189.111 10 -0.237 33
    20 14 15 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 188.857 50.705 188.378 23 0.479 12
    21 24 24 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 188.775 50.727 188.679 16 0.096 28
    22 4 3 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 188.708 50.745 187.372 32 1.336 25
    23 30 29 97 Kurt Busch Ford 188.675 50.754 188.675 17 0.000 2
    24 8 6 4 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 188.641 50.763 187.890 27 0.751 36
    25 31 30 32 Ricky Craven Chevy 188.586 50.778 187.713 28 0.873 29
    26 18 14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 188.545 50.789 187.934 26 0.611 9
    27 19 17 00 Kenny Wallace Chevy 188.515 50.797 187.291 34 1.224 n/a
    28 40 39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 188.430 50.820 188.396 22 0.034 27
    29 33 32 30 Johnny Sauter Chevy 188.300 50.855 187.134 37 1.166 26
    30 36 34 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 188.285 50.859 187.706 29 0.579 22
    31 26 23 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 188.270 50.863 187.353 33 0.917 3
    32 39 38 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 188.270 50.863 187.057 38 1.213 8
    33 21 19 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 188.215 50.878 186.391 41 1.824 14
    34 32 31 09 Johnny Benson Dodge 188.148 50.896 188.030 24 0.118 39
    35 5 4 04 Eric McClure Chevy 188.019 50.931 186.882 39 1.137 n/a
    36 27 25 33 Kerry Earnhardt Chevy 187.927 50.956 188.015 25 -0.088 49
    37 28 26 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 187.912 50.960 188.712 14 -0.800 6
    38 25 22 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 187.838 50.980 187.581 30 0.257 15
    39th and back will need to use Provisionals, three drivers will miss the race

    39 11 10 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 187.728 51.010 188.567 20 -0.839 24
    40 13 12 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 187.386 51.103 187.145 36 0.241 32
    41 6 5 23 Dave Blaney Dodge 187.291 51.129 186.685 40 0.606 38
    42 2 1 50 Derrike Cope Dodge 187.042 51.197 185.326 42 1.716 37
    43 16 27 14 Larry Foyt Dodge 186.050 51.470 182.993 43 3.057 46
    44 46 44 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 183.056 52.312 182.689 44 0.367 42
    45 35 35 98 Todd Bodine Ford 181.408 52.787 180.349 45 1.059 45
    46 1 X 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 0 x 0.000 46 withdrew 41/out

    LAST DRIVER TO MAKE an ATTEMPT in orange


    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 11 10 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 187.728 51.010 188.567 20 -0.839 24
    40P 13 12 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 187.386 51.103 187.145 36 0.241 32
    41P 2 1 50 Derrike Cope Dodge 187.042 51.197 185.326 42 1.716 37
    42P 6 5 23 Dave Blaney Dodge 187.291 51.129 186.685 40 0.606 38
    43P 46 44 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 183.056 52.312 182.689 44 0.367 42
    DNQ 35 35 98 Todd Bodine Ford 181.408 52.787 180.349 45 1.059 45
    DNQ 16 27 14 Larry Foyt Dodge 186.050 51.470 182.993 43 3.057 46
    DNS 1 X 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 0 x 0.000 46 withdrew 41/out


    KEYS: P = Regular Provisional; A = in by race attempts; S = in by qualifying speed; CP = Champ Provisional
    DNQ = Did Not Qualify
    Ties on Race Attempts then go to 2004 Owners Points

  • Talladega Qualifying Results/Qualifying Results at:
    ThatsRacin.com
    MotorsportsOne
    NASCAR.com
  • Some stats pages:
    Provisional Land/Standings
    Budweiser Shootout 2004

  • 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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