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


    QUALIFYING STARTS approx 6:10pm/et
    on Friday, August 26th

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

  • Race/Event Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, August 2004, 128.520mph

  • 2004 August Pole Sitter: Jeff Gordon, 128.520, finished 14th

  • 2005 March Pole Sitter: Elliott Sadler, 127.733, finished 2nd

  • Fastest Friday Final Practice Speed: #16-Greg Biffle, 125.848mph (scheduled to go out 4th of 49 drivers)

  • Race info at: Bristol Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kenseth wins pole at Bristol: in a little bit of a shocker, #17-Matt Kenseth won the Budweiser Pole for the Sharpie 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 127.300mph, nudging #24-Jeff Gordon off the pole. Kenseth went out late, 47th of 49 drivers, winning his first pole of 2005, 1st since Dover in May of 2002, a 118 races ago and only 2nd of his career. Gordon held on to 2nd, followed by #07-Dave Blaney, #16-Biffle and #21-Rick Rudd. Points leader #20-Tony Stewart, in a backup car, qualified 17th. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. was slow and qualified 43rd and will start 41st. #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr. was the highest of the non-top 35 teams, qualifying 8th.(8-26-2005)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, August 26, 2005 is scheduled to start at 6:10pm/et.
    TV: TNT at 6:00pm/et.
    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: none.

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #01-Joe Nemechek, 1st out to qualify, 124.849mph, starts 35th
    #97-Kurt Busch, 2nd out, 126.220, starts 13th
    #16-Greg Biffle, 3rd out, 127.014, starts 4th
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 42nd out, 127.199, starts 2nd
    (8-26-2005)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway qualifying?
    Eight in and six out:
    #00-Johnny Benson, 125.789, IN
    #09-Johnny Sauter, 123.205, DNQ
    #4-Mike Wallace, 126.129, IN
    #7-Robby Gordon, 124.995, IN
    #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr., 126.888, IN
    #34-P.J. Jones, 122.349, DNQ
    #37-Tony Raines, 122.310. DNQ
    #50-Jimmy Spencer, 124.954, IN
    #66-Mike Garvey, 123.332, DNQ
    #75-Wayne Anderson, 123.610, DNQ
    #80-Carl Long, 123.921, IN
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 122.388, DNQ
    #92-Hermie Sadler, 124.018, IN
    #95-Stanton Barrett, 124.686, IN
    (8-26-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 126.570, starts 11th
    #66-Mike Garvey, 123.332,starts DNQ
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 125.183, starts 31st
    #95-Stanton Barrett, starts 36th
    #92-Eric McClure, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(8-26-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    none...
    (8-26-2005)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Jeff Gordon, 127.199, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #12-Ryan Newman, 126.955, starts 6th
    Ford: #17-Matt Kenseth, 127.300, starts 1st
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(8-26-2005)


    Qualifying is OVER

    starting lineup below qualifying results

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 49 of 49 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 47 47 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 127.300 15.073 123.308 27 3.992 15
    2 42 42 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 127.199 15.085 124.979 4 2.220 12
    3 49 49 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 127.157 15.090 124.202 13 2.955 32
    4 4 3 16 Greg Biffle Ford 127.014 15.107 125.848 1 1.166 3
    5 17 15 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 126.980 15.111 123.762 20 3.218 26
    6 29 28 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 126.955 15.114 124.026 17 2.929 8
    7 30 30 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 126.955 15.114 124.210 11 2.745 29
    8 48 48 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 126.888 15.122 123.261 28 3.627 IN
    9 8 7 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 126.737 15.140 121.937 45 4.800 13
    10 44 44 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 126.587 15.158 124.395 9 2.192 19
    11 11 10 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 126.570 15.160 125.551 2 1.019 22
    12 38 38 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 126.337 15.188 125.150 3 1.187 27
    13 2 2 97 Kurt Busch Ford 126.220 15.202 124.436 7 1.784 7
    14 9 8 41 Casey Mears Dodge 126.154 15.210 124.428 8 1.726 24
    15 25 23 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 126.129 15.213 124.307 10 1.822 IN
    16 36 36 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 126.112 15.215 124.638 5 1.474 6
    17 3 24 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 126.030 15.225 124.106 15 1.924 1
    18 40 40 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 125.897 15.241 123.491 22 2.406 10
    19 39 39 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 125.839 15.248 124.202 12 1.637 14
    20 15 13 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 125.823 15.520 124.162 14 1.661 4
    21 12 29 00 Johnny Benson Chevy 125.798 15.253 122.992 31 2.806 IN
    22 45 45 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 125.691 15.266 123.332 26 2.359 20
    23 21 22 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 125.601 15.277 122.248 38 3.353 18
    24 41 41 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 125.576 15.280 123.706 21 1.870 21
    25 22 19 6 Mark Martin Ford 125.518 15.287 123.142 29 2.376 5
    26 5 4 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 125.387 15.303 124.034 16 1.353 30
    27 26 25 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 125.379 15.304 124.476 6 0.903 28
    28 10 9 43 Jeff Green Dodge 125.313 15.321 123.340 25 1.973 31
    29 18 16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 125.305 15.313 121.612 47 3.693 2
    30 32 32 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 125.281 15.316 123.372 24 1.909 11
    31 20 18 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 125.183 15.328 123.937 18 1.246 34
    32 19 17 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 125.150 15.332 122.787 33 2.363 33
    33 24 21 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 124.995 15.351 122.858 32 2.137 IN
    34 46 46 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 124.954 15.356 123.411 23 1.543 IN
    35 1 1 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 124.849 15.369 123.873 19 0.976 17
    36 33 33 95 Stanton Barrett # Chevy 124.686 15.389 123.134 30 1.552 IN
    37 35 35 99 Carl Edwards Ford 124.605 15.399 122.224 39 2.381 9
    38 23 20 92 Hermie Sadler Chevy 124.018 15.472 122.147 42 1.871 IN
    39 37 37 11 Terry Labonte Chevy 123.945 15.481 121.960 44 1.985 35
    40 6 5 80 Carl Long Chevy 123.921 15.784 122.201 40 1.720 IN
    41 27 26 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 123.826 15.496 122.193 41 1.633 23
    42 28 27 75 Wayne Anderson Dodge 123.610 15.523 119.903 49 3.707 DNQ
    43 7 6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 123.539 15.532 122.427 36 1.112 16
    44 16 14 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 123.364 15.554 121.852 46 1.512 25
    45 14 12 66 Mike Garvey # Ford 123.332 15.558 122.380 37 0.952 DNQ
    46 13 11 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 123.205 15.574 122.623 35 0.582 DNQ
    47 31 31 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 122.388 15.678 121.489 48 0.899 DNQ
    48 34 34 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 122.349 15.892 122.053 43 0.296 DNQ
    49 43 43 37 Tony Raines Dodge 122.310 15.688 122.646 34 -0.336 DNQ

    '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 '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

    Or see the Qualifying Order at Qualifying order - NASCAR.com.(8-26-2005)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 127.300
    2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 127.199
    3 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 127.157
    4 16 Greg Biffle Ford 127.014
    5 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 126.980
    6 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 126.955
    7 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 126.955
    8 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 126.888
    9 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 126.737
    10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 126.587
    11 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 126.570
    12 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 126.337
    13 97 Kurt Busch Ford 126.220
    14 41 Casey Mears Dodge 126.154
    15 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 126.129
    16 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 126.112
    17 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 126.030
    18 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 125.897
    19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 125.839
    20 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 125.823
    21 00 Johnny Benson Chevy 125.798
    22 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 125.691
    23 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 125.601
    24 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 125.576
    25 6 Mark Martin Ford 125.518
    26 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 125.387
    27 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 125.379
    28 43 Jeff Green Dodge 125.313
    29 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 125.305
    30 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 125.281
    31 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 125.183
    32 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 125.150
    33 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 124.995
    34 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 124.954
    35 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 124.849
    36 95 Stanton Barrett # Chevy 124.686
    37 99 Carl Edwards Ford 124.605
    38 92 Hermie Sadler Chevy 124.018
    39 11 Terry Labonte Chevy 123.945
    40 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 123.826
    41-OP 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 123.539
    42-OP 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 123.364
    43 80 Carl Long Chevy 123.921
    DNQ 75 Wayne Anderson Dodge 123.610
    DNQ 66 Mike Garvey # Ford 123.332
    DNQ 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 123.205
    DNQ 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 122.388
    DNQ 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 122.349
    DNQ 37 Tony Raines Dodge 122.310
    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:
    NASCAR.com
    Motorsports One


    Happy Hour Practice Speeds, Friday, August 26, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed Laps Run
    1 16 Greg Biffle Ford 125.848 95
    2 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 125.551 79
    3 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 125.150 122
    4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 124.979 85
    5 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 124.638 139
    6 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 124.476 65
    7 97 Kurt Busch Ford 124.436 61
    8 41 Casey Mears Dodge 124.428 69
    9 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 124.395 122
    10 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 124.307 74
    11 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 124.210 111
    12 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 124.202 74
    13 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 124.202 78
    14 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 124.162 82
    15 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 124.106 79
    16 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 124.034 96
    17 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 124.026 90
    18 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 123.937 81
    19 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 123.873 80
    20 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 123.762 54
    21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 123.706 119
    22 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 123.491 108
    23 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 123.411 44
    24 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 123.372 89
    25 43 Jeff Green Dodge 123.340 50
    26 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 123.332 75
    27 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 123.308 98
    28 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 123.261 50
    29 6 Mark Martin Ford 123.142 147
    30 95 Stanton Barrett # Chevy 123.134 25
    31 00 Johnny Benson Chevy 122.992 21
    32 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 122.858 75
    33 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 122.787 59
    34 37 Tony Raines Dodge 122.646 27
    35 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 122.623 49
    36 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 122.427 85
    37 66 Mike Garvey # Ford 122.380 34
    38 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 122.248 81
    39 99 Carl Edwards Ford 122.224 65
    40 80 Carl Long Chevy 122.201 23
    41 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 122.193 57
    42 92 Hermie Sadler Chevy 122.147 42
    43 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 122.053 34
    44 11 Terry Labonte Chevy 121.960 57
    45 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 121.937 61
    46 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 121.852 63
    47 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 121.612 87
    48 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 121.489 16
    49 75 Wayne Anderson Dodge 119.903 33


    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 Happy Hour Practice Speeds - NASCAR.com.(8-26-2005)


    • 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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