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for the Coca Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway


  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, Oct 2004, 188.877mph

  • Event Qualifying Record: Jimmie Johnson, May 2004, 187.052mph

  • 2004 Pole Sitter: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 187.052, finished 1st

  • Fastest Thursday Practice Speed: #38-Elliott Sadler, 189.960 (scheduled to go out 6th of 53 drivers)

  • Race info at: Charlotte 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 Coca Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speed on Thursday, May 26, 2005 is scheduled to start at 7:10pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel at 7:00pm/et.
    Radio: PRN Radio and XM Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Internet: NASCAR.com [Pit Command/Trackside - paid]
    Jayski: Jayski's Semi-Live Qualifying Page.
    Qualifying Re-Air: 2:00pm/et on Friday, May 27th; and 12:00am/et on Saturday, May 28th.

  • Pole Progression at Charlotte: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #0-Mike Bliss, 1st out to qualify, 190.355mph, starts 8th - NEW TRACK RECORD
    #88-Dale Jarrett, 4th out, 190.490, starts 7th - NEW TRACK RECORD
    #5-Kyle Busch, 13th out, 190.685, starts 6th - NEW TRACK RECORD
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 16th out, 190.779, starts 4th - NEW TRACK RECORD
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 17th out, 191.925, starts 2nd - NEW TRACK RECORD
    #12-Ryan Newman, 30th out, 192.988, starts 1st - NEW TRACK RECORD
    (5-26-2005)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the Coca Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway qualifying? Eight in and ten out:
    #00-Carl Long - 185.211 - DNQ
    #09-Johnny Sauter - 189.168 - IN
    #1-Martin Truex Jr. - - IN
    #7-Robby Gordon - - IN
    #11-Jason Leffler - - DNQ
    #13-Greg Sacks - WITHDREW
    #23-Mike Skinner - - IN
    #27-Kirk Shelmerdine -
    #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr. - 186.968 - DNQ
    #34-Jeff Fuller - - DNQ
    #36-Boris Said - 185.739 - DNQ
    #37-Kevin Lepage - 188.278 - IN
    #44-Terry Labonte - - IN(champ provisional - 1st shot)
    #50-Jimmy Spencer - - IN
    #66-Hermie Sadler - 186.819 - DNQ
    #75-Mike Garvey - 183.405 - DNQ
    #91-Bill Elliott - 188.646 - IN (champ provisional - 2nd)
    #92-Tony Raines - 183.461 - DNQ
    (5-26-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 190.685, starts 6th
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 189.241, starts 19th
    #92-Stanton Barrett, is not in the #92 this week
    (5-26-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    none yet
    (5-26-2005)


    Qualifying is OVER

    starting lineup below qualifying results

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 52 of 52 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 32 30 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 192.988 27.981 188.745 6 4.243 7
    2 20 17 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 191.925 28.136 188.890 3 3.035 3
    3 38 35 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 191.259 28.234 187.480 15 3.779 21
    4 19 16 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 190.779 28.305 188.824 4 1.955 15
    5 47 45 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 190.739 28.311 189.102 2 1.637 1
    6 16 13 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 190.685 28.319 187.761 12 2.924 22
    7 5 4 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 190.490 28.348 187.852 9 2.638 14
    8 1 1 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 190.355 28.368 186.929 17 3.426 29
    9 33 31 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 190.114 28.404 186.903 18 3.211 6
    10 6 5 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 189.980 28.424 189.960 1 0.020 4
    11 44 41 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 189.860 28.442 187.598 14 2.262 9
    12 46 43 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.800 28.451 186.709 20 3.091 13
    13 43 39 6 Mark Martin Ford 189.580 28.484 187.820 10 1.760 10
    14 37 34 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 189.527 28.492 186.858 19 2.669 26
    15 25 22 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 189.474 28.500 185.912 32 3.562 11
    16 29 27 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 189.328 28.522 187.298 16 2.030 27
    17 52 51 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 189.281 28.529 185.325 40 3.956 IN
    18 18 15 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 189.241 28.535 188.048 7 1.193 33
    19 31 29 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 189.168 28.546 186.014 30 3.154 IN
    20 22 19 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 189.122 28.553 188.029 8 1.093 12
    21 42 38 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 189.109 28.555 185.561 37 3.548 28
    22 41 40 23 Mike Skinner Dodge 189.009 28.570 186.271 26 2.738 IN
    23 23 20 41 Casey Mears Dodge 188.831 28.597 187.813 11 1.018 25
    24 39 36 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 188.739 28.611 188.765 5 -0.026 IN
    25 53 52 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 188.719 28.614 186.149 28 2.570 IN
    26 30 28 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 188.646 28.625 185.938 31 2.708 IN
    27 7 6 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 188.633 28.627 185.848 33 2.785 23
    28 10 8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.587 28.634 187.650 13 0.937 2
    29 48 46 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 188.501 28.647 186.632 21 1.869 IN
    30 51 50 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 188.444 28.656 186.580 22 1.864 17
    31 49 48 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 188.363 28.668 185.484 39 2.879 24
    32 36 33 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 188.278 28.681 185.835 34 2.443 IN
    33 17 14 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 188.088 28.710 185.052 41 3.036 34
    34 45 42 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 187.976 28.425 186.458 25 1.518 8
    35 35 32 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 187.859 28.745 186.175 27 1.684 31
    36 24 21 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 187.617 28.782 186.458 24 1.159 16
    37 13 47 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 187.611 28.783 184.043 48 3.568 DNQ
    38 3 3 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 187.598 28.785 184.805 44 2.793 30
    39 9 7 97 Kurt Busch Ford 187.528 28.796 185.554 38 1.974 5
    40 2 2 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 187.383 28.818 186.548 23 0.835 20
    41 14 11 43 Jeff Green Dodge 187.110 28.860 184.925 42 2.185 32
    42 15 12 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 186.968 28.882 184.533 45 2.435 DNQ
    43 12 10 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 186.884 28.895 186.021 29 0.863 18
    44 27 24 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 186.819 28.905 185.586 36 1.233 DNQ
    45 50 49 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 186.677 28.927 185.803 35 0.874 19
    46 4 26 36 Boris Said Chevy 185.739 29.073 184.837 43 0.902 DNQ
    47 8 44 34 Jeff Fuller Chevy 185.420 29.123 182.002 49 3.418 DNQ
    48 26 23 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 185.382 29.129 184.533 46 0.849 35
    49 28 25 00 Carl Long Chevy 185.211 29.156 181.050 51 4.161 DNQ
    50 21 18 92 Tony Raines Chevy 183.461 29.434 184.439 47 -0.978 DNQ
    51 11 9 75 Mike Garvey Dodge 183.405 29.443 181.385 50 2.020 DNQ
    52 40 37 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 179.910 30.015 176.074 52 3.836 DNQ
    x 34 x 13 Greg Sacks Dodge 0.000 withdrew 175.376 53 -175.376 WD

    '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

    Speeds in RED are faster then the old track record

    Qualifying Order at Qualifying order - NASCAR.com.(5-26-2005)


    STARTING LINEUP

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    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    11 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 189.860
    12 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.800
    13 6 Mark Martin Ford 189.580
    14 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 189.527
    15 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 189.474
    16 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 189.328
    17 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 189.281
    18 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 189.241
    19 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 189.168
    20 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 189.122
    21 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 189.109
    22 23 Mike Skinner Dodge 189.009
    23 41 Casey Mears Dodge 188.831
    24 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 188.739
    25 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 188.719
    26 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 188.646
    27 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 188.633
    28 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.587
    29 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 188.501
    30 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 188.444
    31 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 188.363
    32 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 188.088
    33 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 187.976
    34 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 187.859
    35 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 187.617
    36 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 187.598
    37 97 Kurt Busch Ford 187.528
    38 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 187.383
    39 43 Jeff Green Dodge 187.110
    40-OP 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 186.884
    41-OP 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 186.677
    42-OP 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 185.382
    43 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 188.278
    DNQ 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 187.611
    DNQ 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 186.968
    DNQ 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 186.819
    DNQ 36 Boris Said Chevy 185.739
    DNQ 34 Jeff Fuller Chevy 185.420
    DNQ 00 Carl Long Chevy 185.211
    DNQ 92 Tony Raines Chevy 183.461
    DNQ 75 Mike Garvey Dodge 183.405
    DNQ 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 179.910
    WD 13 Greg Sacks Dodge 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


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


    Thursday's Practice 1 Speeds, May 26, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 38 Elliott Sadler Chevy 189.960
    2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 189.102
    3 24 Jeff Gordon Dodge 188.890
    4 9 Kasey Kahne Chevy 188.824
    5 7 Robby Gordon Ford 188.765
    6 12 Ryan Newman Ford 188.745
    7 77 Travis Kvapil # Chevy 188.048
    8 2 Rusty Wallace Chevy 188.029
    9 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 187.852
    10 6 Mark Martin Ford 187.820
    11 41 Casey Mears Dodge 187.813
    12 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 187.761
    13 16 Greg Biffle Chevy 187.650
    14 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 187.598
    15 17 Matt Kenseth Chevy 187.480
    16 21 Ricky Rudd Chevy 187.298
    17 0 Mike Bliss Dodge 186.929
    18 20 Tony Stewart Dodge 186.903
    19 25 Brian Vickers Dodge 186.858
    20 99 Carl Edwards Chevy 186.709
    21 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 186.632
    22 15 Michael Waltrip Dodge 186.580
    23 01 Joe Nemechek Dodge 186.548
    24 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 186.458
    25 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 186.458
    26 23 Mike Skinner Chevy 186.271
    27 18 Bobby Labonte Ford 186.175
    28 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 186.149
    29 31 Jeff Burton Ford 186.021
    30 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 186.014
    31 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 185.938
    32 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dodge 185.912
    33 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 185.848
    34 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 185.835
    35 40 Sterling Marlin Chevy 185.803
    36 66 Hermie Sadler Dodge 185.586
    37 49 Ken Schrader Chevy 185.561
    38 97 Kurt Busch Ford 185.554
    39 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 185.484
    40 50 Jimmy Spencer Ford 185.325
    41 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 185.052
    42 43 Jeff Green Dodge 184.925
    43 36 Boris Said Ford 184.837
    44 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 184.805
    45 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 184.533
    46 4 Mike Wallace Ford 184.533
    47 92 Tony Raines Chevy 184.439
    48 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 184.043
    49 34 Jeff Fuller Chevy 182.002
    50 75 Mike Garvey Dodge 181.385
    51 00 Carl Long Chevy 181.050
    52 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Dodge 176.074
    53 13 Greg Sacks Chevy 175.376


    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.(5-26-2005)


    • 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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