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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500
at Atlanta Motor Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 7:10pm/et
    on Friday, October 28th

  • 2004 Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, 191.575, finished 17th

  • March 2005 Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, 194.690, finished 14th

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

  • Fastest Friday Practice Speed: #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 189.215mph (scheduled to go out 15 of 53 drivers)

  • Race info at: Atlanta Race Info Page

  • Atlanta Entry List


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Newman wins 6th straight pole at Atlanta: #12-Ryan Newman won the Budweiser Pole for the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a lap of 193.928mph for his 7th pole of 2005 and 34th of his career. It is the 6th straight pole at Atlanta for Newman [his finishes in the other five races were: 10th, 29th, 5th, 17th, 14th] The rest of the top five are: #99-Car Edwards, #38-Elliott Sadler, #6-Mark Martin and #07-Dave Blaney. #1-Martin Truex Jr. was the highest non top-35 team, starting 8th and some nice runs by #66-Lepage 13th, #37-Skinner 15th, #23-Benson 19th and #00-Carl Long 20th. Reed Sorenson makes his first career Nextel Cup start in the #39 Discount Tire Dodge and #92-Chad Chaffin starts his 2nd career race. Ten drivers failed to make the race: #80-Yeley, #36-Said, #32-Hamilton Jr., #09-Sauter, #7-Gordon, #51-Kirby, #4-Wallace, #50-Spencer, #75-Garvey and #89-Shepherd.(10-28-2005)

  • Some weather forecast links for the race area:
    Raceweather.net
    The Weather Channel

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, October 28, 2005 at 7:10pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 8:00pm/et via tape
    Radio: PRN Radio and XM Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Internet: NASCAR.com [Pit Command/Trackside - paid]
    Jayski.com: Jayski's FREE Semi-Live Qualifying Page.
    Qualifying Re-Air: Speed Channel at 1:00am/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #43-Jeff Green, 1st out to qualify, 191.331mph, starts 14th
    #20-Tony Stewart, 4th out, 191.688, starts 10th
    #12-Ryan Newman, 17th out, 193.928, starts 1st
    (10-28-2005)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and ten out [53 entered for 43 spots]:
    #00-Carl Long, 190.640, IN
    #04-Bobby Hamilton, 190.156, IN
    #09-Johnny Sauter, 188.488, DNQ
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 191.741, IN
    #4-Mike Wallace, 187.494, DNQ
    #7-Robby Gordon, 188.462, DNQ
    #23-Johnny Benson, 190.653, IN
    #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr., 188.597, DNQ
    #36-Boris Said, 189.525, DNQ
    #37-Mike Skinner, 191.107, IN
    #39-Reed Sorenson, 190.746, IN
    #50-Jimmy Spencer, 187.481, DNQ
    #51-Stuart Kirby, 188.411, DNQ
    #66-Kevin Lepage, 191.483, IN
    #75-Mike Garvey, 186.748, DNQ
    #80-J.J. Yeley, 189.571, DNQ
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 182.147, DNQ
    #92-Chad Chaffin, 189.694, IN
    (10-28-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 191.814, starts 7th
    #75-Mike Garvey, 186.748, DNQ
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 187.964, starts 40th
    #95-Stanton Barrett, DNR
    Eric McClure, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(10-28-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #29-Harvick changed engines after practice and is qualifying for a pit spot.
    (10-28-2005)


    Qualifying is OVER

    starting lineup below qualifying results

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 53 of 53 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 17 17 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 193.928 28.588 187.964 8 5.964 3
    2 35 35 99 Carl Edwards Ford 193.420 28.663 188.501 6 4.919 5
    3 45 45 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 193.373 28.670 187.767 11 5.606 14
    4 26 26 6 Mark Martin Ford 192.520 28.797 188.546 4 3.974 7
    5 52 52 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 192.173 28.849 185.704 25 6.469 29
    6 47 47 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 191.980 28.878 187.964 9 4.016 20
    7 34 34 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 191.814 28.903 187.990 7 3.824 19
    8 40 40 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 191.741 29.914 188.520 5 3.221 48-IN
    9 43 43 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 191.721 28.917 182.928 49 8.793 17
    10 4 4 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 191.688 28.922 185.760 24 5.928 1
    11 11 11 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 191.608 28.934 188.642 3 2.966 16
    12 48 48 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 191.569 28.940 184.039 41 7.530 2
    13 24 24 66 Kevin Lepage Ford 191.483 28.953 186.711 19 4.772 40-IN
    14 1 1 43 Jeff Green Dodge 191.331 28.976 188.661 2 2.670 28
    15 31 31 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 191.107 29.010 187.843 10 3.264 39-IN
    16 8 8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.080 29.014 184.695 35 6.385 4
    17 15 15 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 191.080 29.014 189.215 1 1.865 21
    18 27 27 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 190.653 29.079 183.182 48 7.471 10
    19 49 49 23 Johnny Benson Dodge 190.653 29.079 184.942 34 5.711 52-IN
    20 13 13 00 Carl Long Dodge 190.640 29.081 182.910 50 7.730 46-IN
    21 41 41 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 190.568 29.092 187.684 13 2.884 31
    22 33 33 39 Reed Sorenson Dodge 190.476 29.106 187.690 12 2.786 54-IN
    23 12 12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 190.470 29.107 186.159 22 4.311 9
    24 23 23 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 190.463 29.108 187.272 16 3.191 15
    25 7 7 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 190.182 29.151 186.824 18 3.358 35
    26 46 46 04 Bobby Hamilton Dodge 190.156 29.155 185.604 27 4.552 66-IN
    27 16 16 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 190.026 29.175 185.654 26 4.372 13
    28 50 50 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 189.928 29.190 183.333 47 6.595 11
    29 20 20 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 189.876 29.198 182.699 51 7.177 22
    30 53 53 97 Kurt Busch Ford 189.798 29.21 187.462 14 2.336 8
    31 28 28 92 Chad Chaffin Chevy 189.694 29.226 184.382 38 5.312 41-IN
    32 37 37 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 189.636 29.235 184.966 33 4.670 12
    33 42 42 80 J.J. Yeley Chevy 189.571 29.245 186.272 21 3.299 n/a-DNQ
    34 3 3 36 Boris Said Chevy 189.525 29.252 187.095 17 2.430 43-DNQ
    35 10 10 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 189.396 29.272 184.437 37 4.959 6
    36 9 9 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 189.299 29.287 184.370 39 4.929 25
    37 44 44 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 188.976 29.337 184.113 40 4.863 32
    38 6 6 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 188.822 29.361 185.474 30 3.348 24
    39 36 36 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 188.725 29.376 186.698 20 2.027 33
    40 39 39 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 188.706 29.379 185.424 31 3.282 23
    41 51 51 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 188.597 29.396 187.297 15 1.300 37-DNQ
    42 5 5 41 Casey Mears Dodge 188.514 29.409 183.954 42 4.560 25
    43 25 25 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 188.488 29.413 185.816 23 2.672 42-DNQ
    44 18 18 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 188.462 29.417 185.592 28 2.870 38-DNQ
    45 19 19 51 Stuart Kirby Chevy 188.441 29.420 183.881 43 4.560 53-DNQ
    46 22 22 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 188.373 29.431 182.063 52 6.310 27
    47 30 30 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 187.964 29.495 185.146 32 2.818 34
    48 2 2 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 187.824 29.517 185.542 29 2.282 18
    49 32 32 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 187.494 29.569 183.570 46 3.924 36-DNQ
    50 38 38 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 187.481 29.571 183.832 44 3.649 49-DNQ
    51 14 14 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 187.259 29.606 183.625 45 3.634 30
    52 21 21 75 Mike Garvey Dodge 186.748 29.687 184.486 36 2.262 56-DNQ
    53 29 29 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 182.147 30.437 174.340 53 7.807 50-DNQ

    'x' in owners ponts pos and RED driver name means that team is NOT in the top 35 and must make the race by speed

    8 teams will get in by speed, 10 will miss the race.


    a GREEN 'IN' means that team/driver have made the race, NOT in the top 35

    a RED 'DNQ' means that team/driver will miss the race, NOT in the top 35

    Last driver to make an attempt in BLUE


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 193.928
    2 99 Carl Edwards Ford 193.420
    3 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 193.373
    4 6 Mark Martin Ford 192.520
    5 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 192.173
    6 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 191.980
    7 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 191.814
    8 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 191.741
    9 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 191.721
    10 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 191.688
    11 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 191.608
    12 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 191.569
    13 66 Kevin Lepage Ford 191.483
    14 43 Jeff Green Dodge 191.331
    15 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 191.107
    16 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.080
    17 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 191.080
    18 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 190.653
    19 23 Johnny Benson Dodge 190.653
    20 00 Carl Long Dodge 190.640
    21 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 190.568
    22 39 Reed Sorenson Dodge 190.476
    23 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 190.470
    24 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 190.463
    25 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 190.182
    26 04 Bobby Hamilton Dodge 190.156
    27 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 190.026
    28 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 189.928
    29 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 189.876
    30 97 Kurt Busch Ford 189.798
    31 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 189.636
    32 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 189.396
    33 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 189.299
    34 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 188.976
    35 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 188.822
    36 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 188.725
    37 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 188.706
    38 41 Casey Mears Dodge 188.514
    39-OP 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 188.373
    40-OP 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 187.964
    41-OP 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 187.824
    42-OP 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 187.259
    43 92 Chad Chaffin Chevy 189.694
    DNQ 80 J.J. Yeley Chevy 189.571
    DNQ 36 Boris Said Chevy 189.525
    DNQ 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 188.597
    DNQ 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 188.488
    DNQ 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 188.462
    DNQ 51 Stuart Kirby Chevy 188.441
    DNQ 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 187.494
    DNQ 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 187.481
    DNQ 75 Mike Garvey Dodge 186.748
    DNQ 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 182.147
    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
    CH = used a Champions Provisional to make the field


    or see starting lineup at:
    ESPN.com
    NASCAR.com
    Motorsports One


    Friday's Happy Hour/Final Practice Speeds, October 28, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed Laps Run
    1 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 189.215 35
    2 43 Jeff Green Dodge 188.661 25
    3 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 188.642 26
    4 6 Mark Martin Ford 188.546 49
    5 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 188.520 18
    6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 188.501 25
    7 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 187.990 14
    8 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 187.964 27
    9 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 187.964 31
    10 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 187.843 12
    11 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 187.767 29
    12 39 Reed Sorenson Dodge 187.690 18
    13 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 187.684 25
    14 97 Kurt Busch Ford 187.462 15
    15 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 187.297 6
    16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 187.272 19
    17 36 Boris Said Chevy 187.095 7
    18 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 186.824 36
    19 66 Kevin Lepage Ford 186.711 10
    20 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 186.698 29
    21 80 J.J. Yeley Chevy 186.272 26
    22 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 186.159 34
    23 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 185.816 11
    24 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 185.760 44
    25 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 185.704 24
    26 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 185.654 39
    27 04 Bobby Hamilton Dodge 185.604 9
    28 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 185.592 10
    29 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 185.542 36
    30 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 185.474 35
    31 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 185.424 25
    32 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 185.146 34
    33 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 184.966 18
    34 23 Johnny Benson Dodge 184.942 18
    35 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.695 34
    36 75 Mike Garvey Dodge 184.486 6
    37 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 184.437 30
    38 92 Chad Chaffin Chevy 184.382 11
    39 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 184.370 38
    40 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 184.113 43
    41 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.039 41
    42 41 Casey Mears Dodge 183.954 33
    43 51 Stuart Kirby Chevy 183.881 12
    44 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 183.832 10
    45 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 183.625 34
    46 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 183.570 13
    47 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 183.333 39
    48 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 183.182 27
    49 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 182.928 40
    50 00 Carl Long Dodge 182.910 10
    51 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 182.699 32
    52 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 182.063 33
    53 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 174.340 8


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

    Drivers in MAROON will be required to qualify on time/speed, not in top 35
    BUT have a past champions provisional available if needed, only one is used, so if there are two or more past champs
    the driver who has won the championship most recently, gets the spot.

    Or see Practice Speeds - NASCAR.com.


    Friday's First Practice Speeds, October 28, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed Laps Run
    1 16 Greg Biffle Ford 190.352 29
    2 97 Kurt Busch Ford 189.662 25
    3 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 189.636 24
    4 6 Mark Martin Ford 189.428 19
    5 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 188.751 32
    6 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 188.283 22
    7 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 188.092 30
    8 23 Johnny Benson Dodge 188.002 10
    9 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 187.888 37
    10 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 187.544 21
    11 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 187.544 29
    12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 187.468 25
    13 80 J.J. Yeley Chevy 187.424 36
    14 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 187.278 22
    15 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 187.253 29
    16 43 Jeff Green Dodge 187.202 23
    17 36 Boris Said Chevy 187.114 9
    18 99 Carl Edwards Ford 187.095 33
    19 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 187.032 33
    20 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 186.925 26
    21 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 186.679 21
    22 39 Reed Sorenson Dodge 186.541 31
    23 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 186.103 32
    24 41 Casey Mears Dodge 186.096 30
    25 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 185.953 16
    26 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 185.816 40
    27 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 185.797 9
    28 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 185.785 24
    29 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 185.524 27
    30 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 185.461 29
    31 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.449 34
    32 66 Kevin Lepage Ford 185.245 10
    33 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 185.195 41
    34 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 184.991 40
    35 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 184.862 19
    36 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 184.843 27
    37 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 184.529 7
    38 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 184.493 21
    39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 184.272 27
    40 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 183.997 6
    41 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 183.960 25
    42 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 183.868 23
    43 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 183.649 21
    44 00 Carl Long Dodge 182.844 7
    45 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 182.735 31
    46 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 182.326 3
    47 75 Mike Garvey Dodge 182.308 7
    48 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 182.075 30
    49 92 Chad Chaffin Chevy 181.943 6
    50 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 181.723 13
    51 51 Stuart Kirby Chevy 181.129 12
    52 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 176.313 11
    53 04 Bobby Hamilton Dodge 0.000 0
    54 96 Shane Hall Chevy withdrew x


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

    Drivers in MAROON will be required to qualify on time/speed, not in top 35
    BUT have a past champions provisional available if needed, only one is used, so if there are two or more past champs
    the driver who has won the championship most recently, gets the spot.

    Or see Practice Speeds - NASCAR.com.


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Actual
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    Qual
    Time
    (secs)
    Last
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Diff
    Qual vs
    Prac
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
      1   43 Jeff Green Dodge     188.661 2   28
      2   31 Jeff Burton Chevy     185.542 29   18
      3   36 Boris Said Chevy     187.095 17   43-x
      4   20 Tony Stewart Chevy     185.760 24   1
      5   41 Casey Mears Dodge     183.954 42   25
      6   18 Bobby Labonte Chevy     185.474 30   24
      7   11 Denny Hamlin Chevy     186.824 18   35
      8   16 Greg Biffle Ford     184.695 35   4
      9   40 Sterling Marlin Dodge     184.370 39   25
      10   2 Rusty Wallace Dodge     184.437 37   6
      11   25 Brian Vickers Chevy     188.642 3   16
      12   17 Matt Kenseth Ford     186.159 22   9
      13   00 Carl Long Dodge     182.910 50   46-x
      14   49 Ken Schrader Dodge     183.625 45   30
      15   8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy     189.215 1   21
      16   01 Joe Nemechek Chevy     185.654 26   13
      17   12 Ryan Newman Dodge     187.964 8   3
      18   7 Robby Gordon Chevy     185.592 28   38-x
      19   51 Stuart Kirby Chevy     183.881 43   53-x
      20   21 Ricky Rudd Ford     182.699 51   22
      21   75 Mike Garvey Dodge     184.486 36   56-x
      22   45 Kyle Petty Dodge     182.063 52   27
      23   24 Jeff Gordon Chevy     187.272 16   15
      24   66 Kevin Lepage Ford     186.711 19   40-x
      25   09 Johnny Sauter Dodge     185.816 23   42-x
      26   6 Mark Martin Ford     188.546 4   7
      27   19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge     183.182 48   10
      28   92 Chad Chaffin Chevy     184.382 38   41-x
      29   89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge     174.340 53   50-x
      30   77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge     185.146 32   34
      31   37 Mike Skinner Dodge     187.843 10   39-x
      32   4 Mike Wallace Chevy     183.570 46   36-x
      33   39 Reed Sorenson Dodge     187.690 12   54-x
      34   5 Kyle Busch # Chevy     187.990 7   19
      35   99 Carl Edwards Ford     188.501 6   5
      36   22 Scott Wimmer Dodge     186.698 20   33
      37   29 Kevin Harvick Chevy     184.966 33   12
      38   50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge     183.832 44   49-x
      39   15 Michael Waltrip Chevy     185.424 31   23
      40   1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy     188.520 5   48-x
      41   0 Mike Bliss Chevy     187.684 13   31
      42   80 J.J. Yeley Chevy     186.272 21   none-x
      43   88 Dale Jarrett Ford     182.928 49   17
      44   10 Scott Riggs Chevy     184.113 40   32
      45   38 Elliott Sadler Ford     187.767 11   14
      46   04 Bobby Hamilton Dodge     185.604 27   66-x
      47   9 Kasey Kahne Dodge     187.964 9   20
      48   48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy     184.039 41   2
      49   23 Johnny Benson Dodge     184.942 34   52-x
      50   42 Jamie McMurray Dodge     183.333 47   11
      51   32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy     187.297 15   37-x
      52   07 Dave Blaney Chevy     185.704 25   29
      53   97 Kurt Busch Ford     187.462 14   8


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

    Drivers in MAROON will be required to qualify on time/speed, not in top 35
    BUT have a past champions provisional available if needed, only one is used, so if there are two or more past champs
    the driver who has won the championship most recently, gets the spot.

    Or see the Qualifying Order at Qualifying order - NASCAR.com.


    • IMPOUND RULES on my 2005 Impound Rules page.

    • 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

    • Weather -- IF qualifying is rained out, the field would be set as follows (per the rulebook):

      #1) - First 35 by current Owner Points
      #2) - Previous Years Cup Champ or the Event Champion if already NOT in the field by step 1
      #3) - Car Owners whose team has won in the previous and current season not already in the field
      #4) - Drivers who have won in the previous and current season not already in the field
      #5) - Past Nextel Cup Champions not in by 1 thru 4
      #6) - Qualifying Attempts with Owners points as the tie breaker
      #7) - Qualifying Order Position
      (all above apply as long as the team was entered by the entry deadline - usually 13 days before the race)


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