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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the EA Sports 500 at Talladega Superspeedway


  • 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: #01-Joe Nemechek, 190.359mph (scheduled to go out 29th of 47 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: www.talladegasuperspeedway.com

  • Jayski's Talladega Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Taladega: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #43-Jeff Green, 1st out to qualify, 189.081, starts 18th
    #38-Elliott Sadler, 3rd out, 189.752, starts 6th
    #21-Ricky Rudd, 14th out, 190.609, starts 2nd
    #01-Joe Nemechek, 29th out, 190.749, starts 1st
    (10-1-2004)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 188.887, starts 23rd
    #10-Scott Riggs, 190.310, starts 4th
    #22-Scott Wimmer, 188.452, starts 29th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 188.965, starts 21st
    #77-Brendan Gaughan, 188.768, starts 26th
    (10-1-2004)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #89-Morgan Shepherd has withdrawn from the race.(10-1-2004)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #01-Joe Nemechek, 190.749, starts 1st
    Dodge: #19-Jeremy Mayfield, 189.526, starts 9th
    Ford: #21-Ricky Rudd, 190.609, starts 2nd
    Pontiac: none running this week
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(10-1-2004)


    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 29 29 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 190.749 50.202 190.363 1 0.386 24
    2 14 14 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 190.609 50.239 188.333 17 2.276 27
    3 18 18 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 190.374 50.301 189.462 7 0.912 15
    4 21 21 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 190.310 50.318 190.049 2 0.261 30
    5 34 34 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 189.763 50.463 189.597 4 0.166 1
    6 3 3 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 189.752 50.466 189.530 5 0.222 6
    7 10 10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 189.710 50.477 188.600 12 1.110 7
    8 37 36 97 Kurt Busch Ford 189.676 50.486 189.970 3 -0.294 2
    9 44 43 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 189.526 50.526 189.219 8 0.307 10
    10 7 7 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 189.481 50.538 188.612 11 0.869 3
    11 8 8 02 Hermie Sadler Ford 189.477 50.539 188.857 9 0.620 42
    12 17 17 16 Greg Biffle Ford 189.466 50.542 188.315 19 1.151 19
    13 32 32 30 Jeff Burton Chevy 189.391 50.562 186.812 40 2.579 26
    14 40 39 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 189.354 50.572 189.504 6 -0.150 16
    15 23 23 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 189.260 50.597 187.805 28 1.455 12
    16 4 4 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 189.133 50.631 188.063 24 1.070 4
    17 6 6 6 Mark Martin Ford 189.114 50.636 186.278 41 2.836 5
    18 1 1 43 Jeff Green Dodge 189.081 50.645 188.119 23 0.962 31
    19 15 15 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 189.017 50.662 188.738 10 0.279 8
    20 5 5 11 Ricky Craven Chevy 188.980 50.672 187.721 30 1.259 66/na
    21 25 25 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 188.965 50.676 188.526 13 0.439 25
    22 13 13 33 Kerry Earnhardt Chevy 188.954 50.679 188.482 15 0.472 49
    23 16 16 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 188.887 50.697 188.156 21 0.731 14
    24 26 26 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 188.842 50.709 188.030 25 0.812 11
    25 2 2 99 Dave Blaney Ford 188.786 50.724 187.423 33 1.363 20
    26 9 9 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge 188.768 50.729 188.326 18 0.442 33
    27 22 22 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 188.508 50.799 188.008 26 0.500 13
    28 38 37 0 Ward Burton Chevy 188.489 50.804 188.152 22 0.337 29
    29 31 31 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 188.452 50.814 188.374 16 0.078 28
    30 45 44 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 188.408 50.826 188.200 20 0.208 9
    31 11 11 06 Chad Blount Dodge 188.082 50.914 186.885 38 1.197 none
    32 19 19 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 188.074 50.916 187.229 35 0.845 18
    33 27 27 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 188.030 50.928 188.004 27 0.026 17
    34 47 46 41 Casey Mears Dodge 187.953 50.949 187.126 36 0.827 21
    35 12 12 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 187.890 50.966 188.504 14 -0.614 34
    36 20 20 31 Robby Gordon Chevy 187.886 50.967 186.911 37 0.975 22
    37 24 24 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 187.849 50.977 186.834 39 1.015 32
    38 33 33 5 Terry Labonte Chevy 187.691 51.020 187.518 32 0.173 23
    39th and back will need to use a Provisional, 3 drivers will miss the race

    39 42 41 1 Kenny Wallace Chevy 187.629 51.037 187.798 29 -0.169 44
    40 39 38 4 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 187.471 51.080 187.614 31 -0.143 36
    41 43 42 09 Mike Wallace Dodge 187.350 51.113 187.324 34 0.026 38
    42 28 28 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 186.499 51.346 185.326 43 1.173 48
    43 41 40 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 185.664 51.577 182.902 45 2.762 41/out
    44 46 45 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 185.427 51.643 185.808 42 -0.381 35
    45 30 30 98 Larry Gunselman Ford 181.598 52.732 184.189 44 -2.591 39
    46 36 35 80 Carl Long Ford 179.571 53.327 176.809 46 2.762 45
    X 35 X 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 0.000 withdrew 0.000 47 0.000 40/out


    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 46 45 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 185.427 51.643 185.808 42 -0.381 35
    40P 39 38 4 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 187.471 51.080 187.614 31 -0.143 36
    41P 43 42 09 Mike Wallace Dodge 187.350 51.113 187.324 34 0.026 38
    42P 30 30 98 Larry Gunselman Ford 181.598 52.732 184.189 44 -2.591 39
    43P 42 41 1 Kenny Wallace Chevy 187.629 51.037 187.798 29 -0.169 44
    DNQ 36 35 80 Carl Long Ford 179.571 53.327 176.809 46 2.762 45
    DNQ 28 28 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 186.499 51.346 185.326 43 1.173 48
    DNQ 41 40 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 185.664 51.577 182.902 45 2.762 41/out
    WD 35 X 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 0.000 withdrew 0.000 47 0.000 40/out


    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 Talladega Qualifying Results/Starting Lineup Links at:
    ThatsRacin.com
    Motorsports One
    NASCAR.com.(10-1-2004)

  • Some stats pages:
    Provisional Land/Standings
    Past Champion Provisional
    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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