A portal to the world of Internet NASCAR info!

The banner in the Jayski Computer Lab
at Victory Junction Gang Camp


a Don Melford Image

GOD BLESS the USA!....and YOU!


JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway


  • Track/Race Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, Mar 2003, 128.709mph, 14.908 secs

  • 2004 March Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, 128.313, finished 7th

  • Fastest FINAL Practice Speed: #2-Rusty Wallace, 127.191 (scheduled to go out 34th of 49 drivers)

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


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Bristol: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #41-Casey Mears, 1st out to qualify, 125.003mph, starts 31st
    #49-Kenny Schrader, 2nd out, 125.281, starts 30th
    #12-Ryan Newman, 4th out, 126.537, starts 7th
    #43-Jeff Green. 31st out, 126.603, starts 6th
    #2-Rusty Wallace, 32nd out, 127.048, starts 3rd
    #38-Elliott Sadler, 39th out, 127.733, starts 1st
    (4-1-2005)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway qualifying? Eight got in and six didn't make the race:
    #00-Carl Long - IN
    #08-Shane Hmiel - IN
    #09-Johnny Sauter - DNQ
    #4-Mike Wallace - IN
    #7-Robby Gordon - DNQ
    #11-Jason Leffler - IN
    #27-Brad Teague - DNQ
    #34-Randy LaJoie - DNQ
    #37-Kevin Lepage - DNQ
    #44-Terry Labonte - IN (has Champions Provisional to use)
    #50-Jimmy Spencer - IN
    #66-Hermie Sadler - IN
    #89-Jason Jarrett - WITHDREW
    #92-Stanton Barrett - IN
    (4-1-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 124.210, starts 39th
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 126.955, starts 5th
    #92-Stanton Barrett, 125.782, starts 23rd
    (4-1-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #89-Jason Jarrett withdrew before making an attempt as the car was very slow in practice. #99-Carl Edwards spun around on his first lap, and nosed into the inside wall, doing damage to the nose of the car.
    (4-1-2005)


    Qualifying is OVER

    starting lineup below qualifying results

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 48 of 48 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
    2004
    Owners
    Point
    Rank
    2005
    Owners
    Point
    Rank
    1 41 39 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 127.733 15.022 125.650 12 2.083 9 8
    2 45 43 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 127.444 15.056 125.404 15 2.040 22 14
    3 34 32 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 127.048 15.103 127.191 1 -0.143 16 9
    4 39 37 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 126.964 15.113 127.090 2 -0.126 3 12
    5 48 46 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 126.955 15.114 125.955 6 1.000 29 32
    6 33 31 43 Jeff Green Dodge 126.603 15.156 124.873 27 1.730 32 23
    7 6 4 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 126.537 15.164 123.586 43 2.951 7 6
    8 7 5 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 126.537 15.164 126.821 3 -0.284 10 21
    9 12 10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 126.503 15.168 125.683 11 0.820 13 28
    10 36 34 16 Greg Biffle Ford 126.503 15.168 123.269 44 3.234 17 2
    11 24 22 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 126.461 15.173 125.568 14 0.893 6 7
    12 49 47 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 126.403 15.180 125.215 18 1.188 26 22
    13 32 30 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 126.312 15.191 125.584 13 0.728 14 11
    14 26 24 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 126.303 15.192 125.330 16 0.973 2 1
    15 46 44 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 126.245 15.199 124.808 28 1.437 20 16
    16 43 41 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 126.179 15.207 123.666 42 2.513 x 51
    17 47 45 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 126.104 15.216 125.930 7 0.174 11 10
    18 38 36 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 126.013 15.227 125.093 22 0.920 34 30
    19 20 18 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 125.947 15.235 125.215 17 0.732 25 39
    20 44 42 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 125.897 15.241 125.175 20 0.722 15 15
    21 18 15 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 125.897 15.241 125.134 21 0.763 x 36
    22 21 19 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 125.782 15.255 124.307 38 1.475 x 45
    23 28 26 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 125.716 15.263 125.183 19 0.533 24 20
    24 27 25 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 125.642 15.272 125.765 10 -0.123 8 31
    25 19 17 97 Kurt Busch Ford 125.568 15.281 125.864 9 -0.296 1 4
    26 42 40 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 125.436 15.297 124.727 31 0.709 19 27
    27 10 8 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 125.354 15.307 124.759 30 0.595 30 18
    28 22 20 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 125.313 15.312 124.573 34 0.740 x 47
    29 2 2 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 125.281 15.316 124.638 32 0.643 33 33
    30 9 7 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 125.117 15.336 126.403 4 -1.286 5 26
    31 1 1 41 Casey Mears Dodge 125.003 15.350 125.068 24 -0.065 23 17
    32 40 38 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 124.954 15.356 122.490 45 2.464 28 25
    33 35 33 08 Shane Hmiel Chevy 124.954 15.356 124.873 26 0.081 x 58
    34 29 27 6 Mark Martin Ford 124.922 15.360 124.371 35 0.551 4 5
    35 23 21 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 124.889 15.364 123.841 41 1.048 x 43
    36 37 35 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 124.646 15.394 124.800 29 -0.154 x 35
    37 11 9 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 124.581 15.402 125.872 8 -1.291 35 24
    38 31 29 00 Carl Long Chevy 124.387 15.426 121.366 46 3.021 x 56
    39 16 13 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 124.259 15.442 124.638 33 -0.379 12 38
    40 8 6 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 124.210 15.448 126.195 5 -1.985 27 19
    41 14 12 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 124.162 15.454 123.905 40 0.257 x 54
    42 13 11 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 123.945 15.481 124.275 39 -0.330 x 34
    43 25 23 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 123.770 15.503 124.331 37 -0.561 18 29
    44 3 3 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 123.190 15.576 124.339 36 -1.149 x 40
    45 15 16 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 123.079 15.590 125.077 23 -1.998 31 13
    46 30 28 27 Brad Teague Ford 121.813 15.426 118.510 48 3.303 x 52
    47 5 48 34 Randy LaJoie Chevy 120.999 15.858 120.953 47 0.046 x 42
    48 17 14 99 Carl Edwards Ford 0.000 wreck 124.987 25 -124.987 21 3
      4 WD 89 Jason Jarrett Dodge 0.000 withdrew 110.466 49 x x 49

    'x' means that team is NOT in the top 35 and must make the race by speed
    8 teams will get in by speed, 6 will miss the race.


    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 Qual
    Speed
    1 38 Elliott Sadler 127.733
    2 07 Dave Blaney 127.444
    3 2 Rusty Wallace 127.048
    4 24 Jeff Gordon 126.964
    5 77 Travis Kvapil 126.955
    6 43 Jeff Green 126.603
    7 12 Ryan Newman 126.537
    8 19 Jeremy Mayfield 126.537
    9 9 Kasey Kahne 126.503
    10 16 Greg Biffle 126.503
    11 20 Tony Stewart 126.461
    12 25 Brian Vickers 126.403
    13 29 Kevin Harvick 126.312
    14 48 Jimmie Johnson 126.303
    15 40 Sterling Marlin 126.245
    16 44 Terry Labonte 126.179
    17 42 Jamie McMurray 126.104
    18 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. 126.013
    19 21 Ricky Rudd 125.947
    20 88 Dale Jarrett 125.897
    21 4 Mike Wallace 125.897
    22 92 Stanton Barrett 125.782
    23 31 Jeff Burton 125.716
    24 17 Matt Kenseth 125.642
    25 97 Kurt Busch 125.568
    26 15 Michael Waltrip 125.436
    27 10 Scott Riggs 125.354
    28 50 Jimmy Spencer 125.313
    29 49 Ken Schrader 125.281
    30 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 125.117
    31 41 Casey Mears 125.003
    32 22 Scott Wimmer 124.954
    33 08 Shane Hmiel 124.954
    34 6 Mark Martin 124.922
    35 66 Hermie Sadler 124.889
    36 11 Jason Leffler 124.646
    37 45 Kyle Petty 124.581
    38 18 Bobby Labonte 124.259
    39 5 Kyle Busch 124.210
    40-OP 01 Joe Nemechek 123.770
    41-OP 0 Mike Bliss 123.079
    42-OP 99 Carl Edwards 0.000
    43 00 Carl Long 124.387
    DNQ 09 Johnny Sauter 124.162
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage 123.945
    DNQ 7 Robby Gordon 123.190
    DNQ 27 Brad Teague 121.813
    DNQ 34 Randy LaJoie 120.999
    DNQ 89 Jason Jarrett WD
    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
    WD = withdrawn before qualifying


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

    • 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


    Jayski's Silly Season Site - Nextel Cup News Page
    Jayski's Silly Season Site Main Page

    the Jayski site is hosted by:



    Made in the U.S.A.

    This page designed by Jayski LLC, 1996-2009© All Rights Reserved.
    Jayski's® is a registered trademark of Jayski LLC
    Do not duplicate or redistribute in any form without permission or credit.