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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Dodge Charger 500 at Darlington Raceway


    QUALIFYING STARTS approx 5:10pm/et

  • Track Qualifying Record: Ward Burton, Mar 1996, 173.797mph

  • 2004 March Pole Sitter: Kasey Kahne, 171.716, finished 13th

  • Fastest Friday Practice Speed: #5-Kyle Busch, 168.798 (scheduled to go out 23rd of 47 drivers)

  • Track info at: Darlington Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the for the Dodge Charger 500 at Darlington Raceway on Friday, May 6, 2005 is scheduled to start at 5:10pm/et [or after Busch Series qualifying].
    TV: Speed Channel at 5:00pm/et.
    Radio: MRN Radio and XM Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Internet: NASCAR.com [Pit Command/Trackside - paid]
    Jayski: Jayski's Semi-Live Qualifying Page.
    Qualifying Re-Air: 12:00am/et on Speed Channel.

  • Kahne wins the pole at Darlington: #9-Kasey Kahne won the Budweiser pole for the Dodge Charger 500 at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 170.024mph, for his 5th career pole and 2nd straight at Darlington. #12-Ryan Newman is on the outside pole at 169.555. The rest of the top-five are #16-Greg Biffle, #38-Elliott Sadler and #25-Brian Vickers. Missing the race were #7-Robby Gordon, #89-Morgan Shepherd, #09-Johnny Sauter and #61-Tony Raines. #80-Carl Long made a nice effort and will start 21st.. See qualifying results, starting lineup, lineup links, pole progression below.(5-6-2005)

  • Pole Progression at Darlington: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #18-Bobby Labonte, 1st out to qualify, 164.970mph, starts 36th
    #00-Kenny Wallace, 2nd out, 165.076, starts 32nd
    #43-Jeff Green, 3rd out, 166.146, starts 23rd
    #25-Brian Vickers, 4th out, 168.607, starts 5th
    #38-Elliott Sadler, 5th out, 168.665, starts 4th
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 7th out, 170.024, starst 1st
    (5-6-2005)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the Dodge Charger 500 at Darlington Raceway qualifying? Eight in and four out:
    #00-Kenny Wallace - 165.076 - IN
    #09-Johnny Sauter - 163.094 - DNQ
    #7-Robby Gordon - 162.657 - DNQ
    #22-Scott Wimmer - 165.031 - IN
    #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr. - 165.855 - IN
    #34-Jeff Fuller - 164.177 - IN
    #37-Kevin Lepage - 164.722 - IN
    #61-Tony Raines - 162.571 - DNQ
    #66-Hermie Sadler - 164.040 - IN
    #80-Carl Long - 166.760 - IN
    #89-Morgan Shepherd - 160.744 - DNQ
    #92-Stanton Barrett - 163.408 - IN
    (5-6-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 168.089, starts 6th
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 167.095, starts 17th
    #92-Stanton Barrett, 163.408, 43rd
    (5-6-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #11-Leffler pancaked the right side of the car on his lap, will need to make some repairs before the race.
    (5-6-2005)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #25-Brian Vickers, 168.607, starts 5th
    Dodge: #9-Kasey Kahne, 170.024, starts 1st
    Ford: #16-Greg Biffle, 169.222, starts 3rd
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(5-6-2005)


    Qualifying is OVER

    starting lineup below qualifying results

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 47 of 47 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 8 7 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 170.024 28.923 166.811 4 3.213 22
    2 25 23 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 169.555 29.003 168.654 2 0.901 15
    3 34 34 16 Greg Biffle Ford 169.222 29.060 164.633 22 4.589 4
    4 5 5 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 168.665 29.156 165.687 7 2.978 5
    5 4 4 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 168.607 29.166 164.496 23 4.111 25
    6 23 21 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 168.089 29.256 168.798 1 -0.709 26
    7 11 10 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 167.773 29.311 165.020 14 2.753 17
    8 21 20 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 167.693 29.325 167.152 3 0.541 12
    9 41 40 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 167.676 29.328 164.860 20 2.816 1
    10 43 42 99 Carl Edwards Ford 167.642 29.334 166.057 6 1.585 14
    11 30 30 97 Kurt Busch Ford 167.550 29.350 165.565 8 1.985 2
    12 24 22 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 167.436 29.370 165.209 11 2.227 13
    13 9 8 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 167.351 29.385 162.538 38 4.813 10
    14 36 36 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 167.322 29.390 164.998 15 2.324 3
    15 46 46 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 167.322 29.390 165.520 9 1.802 6
    16 38 38 41 Casey Mears Dodge 167.123 29.425 162.458 39 4.665 20
    17 12 11 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 167.095 29.430 166.794 5 0.301 30
    18 20 19 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 167.083 29.432 164.485 25 2.598 19
    19 31 31 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 167.021 29.443 162.630 37 4.391 16
    20 47 47 6 Mark Martin Ford 166.953 29.455 164.987 16 1.966 11
    21 45 45 80 Carl Long Dodge 166.760 29.489 162.942 35 3.818 IN
    22 26 24 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 166.388 29.555 164.490 24 1.898 7
    23 3 3 43 Jeff Green Dodge 166.146 29.598 163.571 32 2.575 31
    24 22 28 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 165.995 29.625 162.975 34 3.020 8
    25 6 15 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 165.950 29.633 164.018 28 1.932 34
    26 10 9 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 165.855 29.650 164.821 21 1.034 IN
    27 13 12 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 165.749 29.669 164.871 19 0.878 24
    28 42 41 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 165.531 29.708 164.876 18 0.655 29
    29 39 43 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 165.381 29.735 165.131 12 0.250 28
    30 27 25 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 165.342 29.742 162.024 42 3.318 21
    31 37 37 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 165.331 29.744 163.674 30 1.657 23
    32 2 2 00 Kenny Wallace Chevy 165.076 29.790 163.969 29 1.107 IN
    33 29 29 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 165.031 29.798 164.259 26 0.772 IN
    34 16 27 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 165.026 29.799 163.299 33 1.727 18
    35 44 44 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 164.976 29.808 164.046 27 0.930 32
    36 1 1 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 164.970 29.809 162.356 41 2.614 33
    37 7 6 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 164.854 29.830 163.631 31 1.223 27
    38 40 39 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 164.722 29.854 164.898 17 -0.176 IN
    39 32 32 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 164.628 29.871 165.381 10 -0.753 9
    40 17 16 34 Jeff Fuller Chevy 164.177 29.953 162.404 40 1.773 IN
    41 19 18 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 164.040 29.978 162.732 36 1.308 IN
    42 33 33 92 Stanton Barrett # Chevy 163.408 30.094 161.540 44 1.868 IN
    43 14 13 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 163.202 30.132 161.519 45 1.683 35
    44 15 14 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 163.094 30.152 161.317 46 1.777 DNQ
    45 35 35 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 162.657 30.233 165.114 13 -2.457 DNQ
    46 18 17 61 Tony Raines Dodge 162.571 30.249 161.912 43 0.659 DNQ
    47 28 26 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 160.744 30.593 157.889 47 2.855 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, 3 will miss the race.


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

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


    Qualifying Order at Qualifying order - NASCAR.com.(5-6-2005)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 170.024
    2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 169.555
    3 16 Greg Biffle Ford 169.222
    4 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 168.665
    5 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 168.607
    6 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 168.089
    7 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 167.773
    8 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 167.693
    9 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 167.676
    10 99 Carl Edwards Ford 167.642
    11 97 Kurt Busch Ford 167.550
    12 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 167.436
    13 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 167.351
    14 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 167.322
    15 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 167.322
    16 41 Casey Mears Dodge 167.123
    17 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 167.095
    18 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 167.083
    19 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 167.021
    20 6 Mark Martin Ford 166.953
    21 80 Carl Long Dodge 166.760
    22 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 166.388
    23 43 Jeff Green Dodge 166.146
    24 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 165.995
    25 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 165.950
    26 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 165.855
    27 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 165.749
    28 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 165.531
    29 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 165.381
    30 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 165.342
    31 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 165.331
    32 00 Kenny Wallace Chevy 165.076
    33 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 165.031
    34 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 165.026
    35 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 164.976
    36 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 164.970
    37 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 164.854
    38 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 164.722
    39 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 164.628
    40 34 Jeff Fuller Chevy 164.177
    41 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 164.040
    42-OP 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 163.202
    43 92 Stanton Barrett # Chevy 163.408
    DNQ 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 163.094
    DNQ 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 162.657
    DNQ 61 Tony Raines Dodge 162.571
    DNQ 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 160.744
    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:
    ESPN.com
    NASCAR.com
    Motorsports One


    Friday's Practice 1 and Happy Hour Speeds, May 6, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 168.798
    2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 168.654
    3 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 167.152
    4 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 166.811
    5 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 166.794
    6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 166.057
    7 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 165.687
    8 97 Kurt Busch Ford 165.565
    9 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 165.520
    10 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 165.381
    11 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 165.209
    12 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 165.131
    13 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 165.114
    14 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 165.020
    15 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 164.998
    16 6 Mark Martin Ford 164.987
    17 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 164.898
    18 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 164.876
    19 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 164.871
    20 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 164.860
    21 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 164.821
    22 16 Greg Biffle Ford 164.633
    23 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 164.496
    24 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 164.490
    25 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 164.485
    26 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 164.259
    27 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 164.046
    28 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 164.018
    29 00 Kenny Wallace Chevy 163.969
    30 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 163.674
    31 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 163.631
    32 43 Jeff Green Dodge 163.571
    33 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 163.299
    34 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 162.975
    35 80 Carl Long Dodge 162.942
    36 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 162.732
    37 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 162.630
    38 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 162.538
    39 41 Casey Mears Dodge 162.458
    40 34 Jeff Fuller Chevy 162.404
    41 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 162.356
    42 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 162.024
    43 61 Tony Raines Dodge 161.912
    44 92 Stanton Barrett # Chevy 161.540
    45 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 161.519
    46 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 161.317
    47 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 157.889


    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 1 Speeds - NASCAR.com.(5-6-2005)


    • 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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