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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Sony HD 500
at the California Speedway


    QUALIFYING STARTS approx 5:20pm/et
    on Saturday, September 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Kyle Busch, Feb 2005, 188.425mph

  • 2004 Pole Sitter: #25-Brian Vickers, 187.417, finished 13th

  • Feb 2005 Pole Sitter: #5-Kyle Busch, 188.245, finished 23rd

  • Fastest Final Practice Speed: #24-Jeff Gordon, 183.734mph (scheduled to go out 38th of 45 drivers)

  • Race info at: California Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Edwards wins pole at California: #99-Carl Edwards won the Budweiser Pole for the Sony HD 500 at California Speedway with a lap of 185.061mph for his first career pole in his 38th race. Edwards is now in the Budweiser Shootout. Edwards led three other Roush Racing drivers in the top four, with #6-Mark Martin starting 2nd, followed by #97-Kurt Busch, #16-Greg Biffle and non-Roush driver #48-Jimmie Johnson. Points leader #20-Tony Stewart starts 14th. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 41st. Missing the race were #34-P.J. Jones and #4-John Andretti. Andretti had some sort of problem, couldn't make his run, and missed making it back to the line by the end of the 5-minute clock and didn't get to qualify, the #4 team is out of the top-35 in owners points. #92-Hermie Sadler is running a car that didn't get to the track until this morning as the hauler driver had trouble getting to the track and got only a very little practice time on Saturday, but ran a fast enough of a lap to make the race. #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr. was the highest non top-35 team, qualifying 11th.(9-3-2005)
  • Some weather forecast links for the race area:
    Raceweather.net
    The Weather Channel

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Sony HD 500 at California Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, 2005 is scheduled to start at 5:20pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel at 5:00pm/et.
    Radio: MRN 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)
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 1st out to qualify, 181.351mph, starts 29th
    #6-Mark Martin, 2nd out, 184.873, starts 2nd
    #99-Carl Edwards, 33rd out, 185.061, starts 1st
    (9-3-2005)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the Sony HD 500 at California Speedway qualifying?
    Eight in and two out:
    #4-John Andretti, no speed, ran past 5 minute clock, DNQ
    #7-Robby Gordon, 182.823, IN
    #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr., 183.435, IN
    #34-P.J. Jones, 176.039, DNQ
    #36-Boris Said. 182.043, IN
    #37-Tony Raines, 180.991, IN
    #51-Stuart Kirby, 180.524, IN
    #66-Mike Garvey, 180.415, IN
    #91-Bill Elliott-CH, 181.228, IN
    #92-Hermie Sadler, 176.479, IN
    CH = has a past champ provisional to use if needed
    (9-3-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 182.195, starts 25th
    #66-Mike Garvey, 180.415, starts 36th
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 181.351, starts 29th
    #95-Stanton Barrett, DNR
    #92-Eric McClure, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(9-3-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #4-Andretti had some sort of problem, couldn't make his run, and missed making it back to the line by the end of the 5-minute clock and didn't get to qualify, so he is out of the top-35 in owners points and misses the race.
    #92-Sadler is running a car that didn't get to the track until this morning as the hauler driver had trouble getting to the track and got only a very little practice time on Saturday, but ran a fast enough of a lap to make the race.
    (9-3-2005)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 184.049, starts 5th
    Dodge: #9-Kasey Kahne, 183.805, starts 7th
    Ford: #99-Carl Edwards, 185.061, starts 1st
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(9-3-2005)


    Qualifying is OVER

    starting lineup below qualifying results

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 45 of 45 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 34 33 99 Carl Edwards Ford 185.061 38.906 182.431 2 2.630 8
    2 2 2 6 Mark Martin Ford 184.833 38.954 179.802 29 5.031 5
    3 33 32 97 Kurt Busch Ford 184.403 39.045 180.171 23 4.232 7
    4 31 30 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.370 39.052 180.176 22 4.194 3
    5 13 13 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.049 39.120 180.032 25 4.017 2
    6 38 37 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 183.833 39.166 183.734 1 0.099 10
    7 28 27 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 183.805 39.172 178.359 37 5.446 21
    8 5 5 11 J.J. Yeley Chevy 183.758 39.182 181.938 7 1.820 35
    9 36 35 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 183.702 39.194 179.578 31 4.124 18
    10 44 43 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 183.482 39.241 181.452 10 2.030 28
    11 8 8 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 183.435 39.251 181.283 11 2.152 IN
    12 10 10 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 183.318 39.276 179.386 33 3.932 25
    13 22 20 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 183.309 39.278 178.311 40 4.998 6
    14 4 4 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 182.987 39.347 181.223 12 1.764 1
    15 27 25 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 182.941 39.357 179.901 27 3.040 13
    16 40 39 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 182.913 39.363 181.809 8 1.104 19
    17 25 23 43 Jeff Green Dodge 182.741 39.400 179.417 32 3.324 30
    18 9 9 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 182.727 39.403 180.009 26 2.718 16
    19 45 44 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 182.560 39.439 182.071 5 0.489 20
    20 11 11 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 182.542 39.443 180.551 16 1.991 31
    21 43 42 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 182.519 39.448 180.320 20 2.199 32
    22 23 21 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 182.486 39.455 182.149 4 0.337 17
    23 24 22 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 182.380 39.478 180.923 14 1.457 11
    24 3 3 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 182.283 39.499 180.392 18 1.891 IN
    25 15 14 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 182.195 39.518 182.251 3 -0.056 22
    26 37 36 36 Boris Said Chevy 182.043 39.551 180.519 17 1.524 IN
    27 26 24 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 181.749 39.615 181.150 13 0.599 33
    28 29 28 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 181.726 39.620 180.388 19 1.338 9
    29 1 1 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 181.351 39.702 178.554 36 2.797 34
    30 30 29 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 181.228 39.729 181.648 9 -0.420 IN
    31 35 34 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 181.141 39.748 180.036 24 1.105 29
    32 39 38 37 Tony Raines Dodge 180.991 39.781 179.381 34 1.610 IN
    33 18 16 41 Casey Mears Dodge 180.873 39.807 180.221 21 0.652 26
    34 12 12 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 180.537 39.881 179.735 30 0.802 4
    35 17 15 51 Stuart Kirby Chevy 180.524 39.884 179.082 35 1.442 IN
    36 32 31 66 Mike Garvey # Ford 180.415 39.908 180.782 15 -0.367 IN
    37 7 7 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 180.252 39.944 178.355 38 1.897 14
    38 20 18 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 180.108 39.976 181.942 6 -1.834 27
    39 21 19 21 Jon Wood Ford 179.816 40.041 177.672 43 2.144 23
    40 42 41 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 179.744 40.057 178.328 39 1.416 12
    41 41 41 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 179.681 40.071 177.971 42 1.710 15
    42 6 6 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 176.631 40.763 177.668 44 -1.037 24
    43 14 26 92 Hermie Sadler Chevy 176.479 40.798 174.410 45 2.069 IN
    44 19 17 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 176.039 40.900 179.888 28 -3.849 DNQ
    45 16 x 4 John Andretti Chevy 0.000 missed 178.266 41 x 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, 2 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.(9-2-2005)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 99 Carl Edwards Ford 185.061
    2 6 Mark Martin Ford 184.833
    3 97 Kurt Busch Ford 184.403
    4 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.370
    5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.049
    6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 183.833
    7 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 183.805
    8 11 J.J. Yeley Chevy 183.758
    9 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 183.702
    10 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 183.482
    11 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 183.435
    12 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 183.318
    13 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 183.309
    14 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 182.987
    15 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 182.941
    16 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 182.913
    17 43 Jeff Green Dodge 182.741
    18 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 182.727
    19 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 182.560
    20 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 182.542
    21 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 182.519
    22 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 182.486
    23 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 182.380
    24 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 182.283
    25 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 182.195
    26 36 Boris Said Chevy 182.043
    27 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 181.749
    28 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 181.726
    29 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 181.351
    30 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 181.228
    31 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 181.141
    32 37 Tony Raines Dodge 180.991
    33 41 Casey Mears Dodge 180.873
    34 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 180.537
    35 51 Stuart Kirby Chevy 180.524
    36 66 Mike Garvey # Ford 180.415
    37 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 180.252
    38 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 180.108
    39 21 Jon Wood Ford 179.816
    40 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 179.744
    41 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 179.681
    42 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 176.631
    43 92 Hermie Sadler Chevy 176.479
    DNQ 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 176.039
    DNQ 4 John Andretti Chevy 0.000
    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, Saturday, September 3, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed Laps Run
    1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 183.734 13
    2 99 Carl Edwards Ford 182.431 17
    3 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 182.251 5
    4 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 182.149 12
    5 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 182.071 21
    6 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 181.942 14
    7 11 J.J. Yeley Chevy 181.938 11
    8 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 181.809 22
    9 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 181.648 25
    10 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 181.452 26
    11 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 181.283 20
    12 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 181.223 20
    13 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 181.150 26
    14 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 180.923 17
    15 66 Mike Garvey # Ford 180.782 14
    16 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 180.551 20
    17 36 Boris Said Chevy 180.519 12
    18 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 180.392 26
    19 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 180.388 36
    20 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 180.320 21
    21 41 Casey Mears Dodge 180.221 33
    22 16 Greg Biffle Ford 180.176 20
    23 97 Kurt Busch Ford 180.171 18
    24 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 180.036 26
    25 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 180.032 24
    26 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 180.009 5
    27 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 179.901 29
    28 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 179.888 10
    29 6 Mark Martin Ford 179.802 23
    30 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 179.735 26
    31 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 179.578 7
    32 43 Jeff Green Dodge 179.417 14
    33 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 179.386 27
    34 37 Tony Raines Dodge 179.381 18
    35 51 Stuart Kirby Chevy 179.082 12
    36 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 178.554 25
    37 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 178.359 33
    38 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 178.355 24
    39 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 178.328 25
    40 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 178.311 24
    41 4 John Andretti Chevy 178.266 24
    42 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 177.971 26
    43 21 Jon Wood Ford 177.672 22
    44 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 177.668 33
    45 92 Hermie Sadler Chevy 174.410 6


    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.(9-3-2005)


    Friday's First Practice Speeds, September 2, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed Laps Run
    1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 182.955 31
    2 97 Kurt Busch Ford 182.602 29
    3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 182.533 28
    4 6 Mark Martin Ford 182.445 61
    5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 182.389 38
    6 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 182.320 37
    7 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 182.108 40
    8 99 Carl Edwards Ford 182.071 33
    9 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 181.942 37
    10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 181.726 40
    11 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 181.488 36
    12 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 181.351 45
    13 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 181.337 44
    14 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 181.283 37
    15 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 181.223 41
    16 41 Casey Mears Dodge 181.009 43
    17 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 180.995 45
    18 66 Mike Garvey # Ford 180.973 20
    19 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 180.805 29
    20 11 J.J. Yeley Chevy 180.737 42
    21 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 180.582 44
    22 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 180.510 52
    23 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 180.158 44
    24 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 180.090 32
    25 4 John Andretti Chevy 179.942 26
    26 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 179.843 40
    27 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 179.735 37
    28 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 179.618 24
    29 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 179.560 39
    30 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 179.493 35
    31 51 Stuart Kirby Chevy 179.399 13
    32 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 179.220 31
    33 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 178.793 39
    34 37 Tony Raines Dodge 178.549 12
    35 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 178.487 32
    36 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 178.386 20
    37 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 178.271 28
    38 43 Jeff Green Dodge 178.249 25
    39 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 177.879 24
    40 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 177.773 40
    41 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 177.672 39
    42 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 177.113 30
    43 36 Boris Said Chevy 176.557 40
    44 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 0.000 0
    45 92 Hermie Sadler Chevy 0.000 0


    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.(9-2-2005)


    • 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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