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for the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway


  • Track/Event Qualifying Record: Geoffrey Bodine, 11/16/97, 197.479mph

  • 2004 Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, 193.575, finished 5th

  • Fastest FINAL Practice Speed: #99-Carl Edwards, 188.648 (scheduled to go out 21st of 50 drivers)

  • Track info at: Jayski's Atlanta Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Atlanta: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #34-Randy LaJoie, 1st out to qualify, 186.303mph, DNQ
    #42-Jamie McMurry, 2nd out, 190.699, starts 13th
    #12-Ryan Newman, 3rd out, 194.690, starts 1st
    (3-18-2005)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway qualifying? Eight got in and seven went home:
    #00-Carl Long - DNQ
    #08-Shane Hmiel - IN
    #4-Mike Wallace - IN
    #7-Robby Gordon - IN
    #11-Jason Leffler - IN
    #14-John Andretti - DNQ
    #27-Kirk Shelmerdine - DNQ
    #34-Randy LaJoie - DNQ
    #37-Kevin Lepage - IN
    #50-Jimmy Spencer - IN
    #66-Hermie Sadler - DNQ
    #75-Mike Garvey - IN
    #89-Morgan Shepherd - DNQ
    #91-Bill Elliott - IN (has Champions Provisional to use)
    #92-Stanton Barrett - DNQ
    (3-18-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 0.000, starts 42nd
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 189.740, starts 20th
    (3-18-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #5-Busch wrecked on his first qualifying lap, backing the car into the turn 4 outside wall. Busch is ok and walked away.
    (3-18-2005)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #32-Hamilton Jr., 193.785, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #12-Ryan Newman, 194.690, starts 1st
    Ford: #99-Carl Edwards, 192.976, starts 4th
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(3-18-2005)


    Qualifying is OVER

    starting lineup below qualifying results

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 50 of 50 drivers:

    Pos Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Actual
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    Qual
    Time
    (secs)
    Last
    Prac
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Diff
    Qual vs
    Prac
    Owners
    Point
    Rank
    1 3 3 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 194.690 28.476 186.297 12 8.393 7
    2 11 11 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 193.785 28.609 183.576 33 10.209 34
    3 42 42 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 193.184 28.698 187.139 5 6.045 2
    4 21 21 99 Carl Edwards Ford 192.976 28.729 188.648 1 4.328 21
    5 5 5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 191.894 28.891 183.436 34 8.458 13
    6 38 38 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.252 28.988 187.045 6 4.207 17
    7 9 9 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 191.192 28.997 184.868 23 6.324 18
    8 4 4 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 191.126 29.007 186.453 11 4.673 26
    9 27 27 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 191.067 29.016 187.247 4 3.820 6
    10 44 44 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 190.935 29.036 187.418 3 3.517 x
    11 28 28 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 190.883 29.044 183.594 32 7.289 9
    12 48 48 6 Mark Martin Ford 190.791 29.058 188.111 2 2.680 4
    13 2 2 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 190.699 29.072 181.206 44 9.493 11
    14 46 46 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 190.614 29.085 185.940 18 4.674 10
    15 47 47 41 Casey Mears Dodge 190.450 29.110 186.761 9 3.689 23
    16 6 6 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 190.150 29.156 186.178 14 3.972 31
    17 31 31 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 190.136 29.158 186.165 15 3.971 30
    18 26 26 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 190.006 29.178 186.956 7 3.050 x
    19 19 19 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 189.935 29.189 186.843 8 3.092 12
    20 20 20 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 189.740 29.219 185.984 17 3.756 29
    21 40 40 08 Shane Hmiel Chevy 189.740 29.219 185.177 20 4.563 x
    22 8 8 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 189.662 29.231 185.263 19 4.399 x
    23 35 35 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 189.513 29.254 184.296 27 5.217 8
    24 15 15 97 Kurt Busch Ford 189.390 29.273 186.265 13 3.125 1
    25 33 33 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 189.234 29.297 186.028 16 3.206 3
    26 37 37 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 189.221 29.299 185.084 21 4.137 x
    27 50 50 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 188.796 29.365 185.034 22 3.762 22
    28 18 18 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 188.764 29.370 184.003 28 4.761 33
    29 34 34 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 188.700 29.38 182.687 39 6.013 x
    30 13 13 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 188.501 29.411 182.922 36 5.579 x
    31 41 41 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 188.424 29.423 184.745 24 3.679 25
    32 17 17 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 188.092 29.475 182.470 40 5.622 16
    33 23 23 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 188.053 29.481 183.728 31 4.325 28
    34 39 39 75 Mike Garvey Dodge 187.843 29.514 183.838 30 4.005 x
    35 14 14 14 John Andretti Ford 187.779 29.524 184.738 25 3.041 x
    36 45 45 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 187.329 29.595 183.844 29 3.485 15
    37 49 49 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 187.272 29.604 181.449 43 5.823 5
    38 36 36 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 186.944 29.656 184.517 26 2.427 14
    39 25 25 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 186.855 29.670 182.219 41 4.636 19
    40 43 43 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 186.742 29.688 182.753 38 3.989 24
    41 1 1 34 Randy LaJoie Chevy 186.303 29.758 180.863 45 5.440 x
    42 24 24 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 186.128 29.786 182.892 37 3.236 20
    43 7 7 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 185.909 29.821 183.388 35 2.521 x
    44 16 16 43 Jeff Green Dodge 185.257 29.926 181.497 42 3.760 32
    45 22 22 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 185.053 29.959 180.234 46 4.819 35
    46 30 30 00 Carl Long Chevy 184.714 30.014 178.804 49 5.910 x
    47 32 32 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 184.033 30.125 177.357 50 6.676 x
    48 29 29 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 183.856 30.154 180.199 47 3.657 x
    49 10 10 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 183.443 30.058 179.406 48 4.037 x
    50 12 12 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 0.000 wreck 186.698 10 x 27

    'x' means that team is NOT in the top 35 and must make the race by speed
    8 teams will get in by speed, 7 will go home.


    a GREEN 'x' means that team/driver have made the race, NOT in the top 35
    a RED 'x' means that team/driver will miss the race, NOT in the top 35

    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 194.690
    2 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 193.785
    3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 193.184
    4 99 Carl Edwards Ford 192.976
    5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 191.894
    6 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.252
    7 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 191.192
    8 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 191.126
    9 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 191.067
    10 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 190.935
    11 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 190.883
    12 6 Mark Martin Ford 190.791
    13 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 190.699
    14 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 190.614
    15 41 Casey Mears Dodge 190.450
    16 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 190.150
    17 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 190.136
    18 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 190.006
    19 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 189.935
    20 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 189.740
    21 08 Shane Hmiel Chevy 189.740
    22 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 189.662
    23 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 189.513
    24 97 Kurt Busch Ford 189.390
    25 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 189.234
    26 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 189.221
    27 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 188.796
    28 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 188.764
    29 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 188.700
    30 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 188.501
    31 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 188.424
    32 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 188.092
    33 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 188.053
    34 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 187.329
    35 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 187.272
    36 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 186.944
    37 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 186.855
    38 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 186.742
    39 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 186.128
    40/OP 43 Jeff Green Dodge 185.257
    41/OP 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 185.053
    42/OP 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 0.000
    43 75 Mike Garvey Dodge 187.843
    DNQ 14 John Andretti Ford 187.779
    DNQ 34 Randy LaJoie Chevy 186.303
    DNQ 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 185.909
    DNQ 00 Carl Long Chevy 184.714
    DNQ 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 184.033
    DNQ 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 183.856
    DNQ 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 183.443
    DNQ'd Missed the race
    Not in the Top 35 in 2004 Owners Points
    and not fast enough
    OP = made field by being in the Top 35 in Owners points, not speed


    or see starting lineup at:
    NASCAR.com
    Motorsports One

    Or see Qualifying order - NASCAR.com.(3-11-2005)


    Final Practice Speeds Friday, March 18th, 2005

    rank car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 99 Carl Edwards Ford 188.648
    2 6 Mark Martin Ford 188.111
    3 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 187.418
    4 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 187.247
    5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 187.139
    6 16 Greg Biffle Ford 187.045
    7 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 186.956
    8 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 186.843
    9 41 Casey Mears Dodge 186.761
    10 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 186.698
    11 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 186.453
    12 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 186.297
    13 97 Kurt Busch Ford 186.265
    14 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 186.178
    15 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 186.165
    16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 186.028
    17 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 185.984
    18 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 185.940
    19 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 185.263
    20 08 Shane Hmiel Chevy 185.177
    21 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 185.084
    22 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 185.034
    23 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 184.868
    24 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 184.745
    25 14 John Andretti Ford 184.738
    26 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 184.517
    27 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 184.296
    28 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 184.003
    29 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 183.844
    30 75 Mike Garvey Dodge 183.838
    31 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 183.728
    32 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 183.594
    33 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 183.576
    34 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 183.436
    35 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 183.388
    36 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 182.922
    37 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 182.892
    38 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 182.753
    39 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 182.687
    40 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 182.470
    41 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 182.219
    42 43 Jeff Green Dodge 181.497
    43 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 181.449
    44 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 181.206
    45 34 Randy LaJoie Chevy 180.863
    46 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 180.234
    47 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 180.199
    48 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 179.406
    49 00 Carl Long Chevy 178.804
    50 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 177.357


    Drivers in RED will be required to qualify on time/speed, not in top 35

    Or see Practice 1 Speeds - NASCAR.com.(3-11-2005)


    • New Procedure for Determining Race Line-Ups - No more provisionals [accept the champ]: NASCAR will institute a new procedure for establishing the starting race field in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series effective with the 2005 season, NASCAR officials announced today. NASCAR has revamped the system by simplifying the procedure with teams no longer accruing provisionals throughout the season to gain entry into the starting fields. While starting positions one through 42 in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series still will be determined by qualifying speed, the new system will assure the highest-ranked 35 positions of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series owner championship points that have entered the event prior to the entry deadline one of those starting positions in the field, providing they have made an attempt to qualify [which usually means the team at least practiced and made an effort to qualify]. The remaining seven positions will be assigned to those drivers with the fastest qualifying speeds whose car owners are not among the top 35. The final starting position – the champion’s provisional – can be utilized by a car owner whose driver is a current or past NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion who participated as a driver during their 2004 season and was entered in the event for that owner in that car prior to the entry deadline. If there is more than one series champion vying for the position, it will be given to the most recent series champion. If the final provisional starting position – 43rd in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup – is not filled by a current or past series champion, it will be assigned to the next eligible car owner according to qualifying results. Through the first five races of the season for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, the top 35 in the NNCS of the 2004 owner championship points entered in the event prior to the entry deadline will be assured one of the 42 starting positions in the field, provided they have made an attempt to qualify. From the sixth race on, the current owner championship points will be used to determine the top 35 each race week. In the event that conditions prevent qualifying from being run, starting positions will be assigned according to the respective series’ 2005 Rule Book.(NASCAR PR)

    • The Impounding Rules:
      Post-qualifying impound procedure will be used in all three national series
      Cost-containment measure for teams
      Following qualifying, starting field will be impounded until race day
      Teams will not be permitted to work on their cars unless for special circumstances and authorized by NASCAR officials
      New procedure will alter the traditional race weekend schedule
      Traditional race weekend (Friday-Sunday): two hours practice on Friday, qualifying Saturday and then the cars would be impounded immediately following post-qualifying inspection
      Nextel Cup events using the procedure [21 of 36]: California (both races); Atlanta (both - Jayski Note: not sure about this, Atlanta put out a PR saying they would NOT go to the new rule); Bristol (both - Jayski Note: last I heard, the April race still would be a 3-day deal with qualifying on Friday, race on Sunday, the August race is Saturday night); Phoenix (both); Darlington; Richmond (both); Pocono (both); Michigan (both); Daytona (July); New Hampshire (both); Watkins Glen; and Kansas.(Jayski Note: also Indiabapolis will probbaly use the rule as they already hold qualifying on Saturday's for a Sunday race]
      Additional events may be added during the season
      All Busch and Craftsman Truck events will use the impound procedure (FoxSports)(2-12-2005)

    • Results: for results, links, owners/drivers points (after each race back thru the season)
      see my:
      2005 Nextel Cup Race Results
      2004 Nextel Cup Race Results


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