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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway


  • Track Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, 174.904mph, March 2004

  • 2004 Pole Sitter: Kasey Kahne, 174.904, finished 2nd

  • Fastest Friday Practice Speed: #12-Ryan Newman, 171.249 (scheduled to go out 3rd of 49 drivers)

  • Track info at: Jayski's Las Vegas Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Las Vegas: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #18-Bobby Labonte, 1st out to qualify, 168.345mph, starts 32nd
    #12-Ryan Newman, 3rd out, 173.745, starts 1st
    (3-11-2005)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway qualifying? Eight got in and five will go home:
    #00-Carl Long - DNQ
    #09-Johnny Sauter - DNQ
    #4-Mike Wallace - IN
    #7-Robby Gordon - IN
    #11-Jason Leffler - IN
    #14-John Andretti - IN
    #27-Kirk Shelmerdine - DNQ
    #34-Randy LaJoie - IN
    #37-Kevin Lepage - DNQ
    #66-Hermie Sadler - IN
    #73-Eric McClure - IN
    #79-Stan Boyd - DNQ
    #89-Morgan Shepherd - IN
    #92-Stanton Barrett - DNQ
    (3-11-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 170.832, starts 11th
    #73-Eric McClure, 165.279, 42nd
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 171.717, 7th
    (3-11-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #29-Harvick's speed/time was disallowed as the car did not have a full tank of fuel, which is required this year.
    #27-Shelmerdine never made it out on the track, was on pit road, but encountered a problem and ran out of time.
    (3-11-2005)


    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 3 3 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 173.745 31.080 171.249 1 2.496 7
    2 29 28 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 173.712 31.086 169.348 5 4.364 9
    3 47 46 16 Greg Biffle Ford 173.182 31.181 170.595 2 2.587 17
    4 37 36 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 172.293 31.342 169.025 7 3.268 14
    5 43 42 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 171.920 31.410 168.387 11 3.533 30
    6 10 10 97 Kurt Busch Ford 171.865 31.420 168.977 8 2.888 1
    7 41 40 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 171.717 31.447 167.515 16 4.202 29
    8 31 30 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 171.527 31.482 168.224 13 3.303 13
    9 44 43 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 170.946 31.589 169.062 6 1.884 8
    10 39 38 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 170.848 31.607 169.705 3 1.143 2
    11 27 26 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 170.832 31.610 168.660 9 2.172 27
    12 22 21 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 170.336 31.702 167.884 15 2.452 3
    13 18 18 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 170.283 31.712 169.523 4 0.760 18
    14 4 4 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 169.934 31.777 167.110 21 2.824 15
    15 32 31 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 169.886 31.786 165.802 31 4.084 33
    16 42 41 41 Casey Mears Dodge 169.854 31.792 166.677 26 3.177 23
    17 15 15 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 169.817 31.799 166.405 28 3.412 34
    18 17 17 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 169.806 31.801 167.146 19 2.660 x
    19 5 5 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 169.753 31.811 168.571 10 1.182 31
    20 33 32 6 Mark Martin Ford 169.465 31.865 168.313 12 1.152 4
    21 45 44 99 Carl Edwards Ford 169.258 31.904 166.909 24 2.349 21
    22 48 47 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 169.226 31.910 166.708 25 2.518 16
    23 36 35 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 169.199 31.915 163.374 41 5.825 11
    24 40 39 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 169.174 31.920 165.158 33 4.016 6
    25 20 19 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 169.125 31.929 167.219 18 1.906 24
    26 7 7 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 169.051 31.943 166.976 23 2.075 20
    27 46 45 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 168.993 31.954 166.093 30 2.900 10
    28 25 25 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 168.729 32.004 167.250 17 1.479 x
    29 9 9 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 168.676 32.014 167.136 20 1.540 28
    30 14 14 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 168.503 32.047 166.976 22 1.527 22
    31 38 37 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 168.439 32.059 164.735 37 3.704 x
    32 1 1 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 168.345 32.077 164.424 38 3.921 12
    33 21 20 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 167.937 32.155 168.125 14 -0.188 26
    34 34 33 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 167.717 32.197 166.277 29 1.440 25
    35 8 8 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 167.198 32.297 166.559 27 0.639 5
    36 30 29 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 167.017 32.332 164.870 35 2.147 35
    37 35 34 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 166.631 32.407 164.921 34 1.710 19
    38 6 6 14 John Andretti Ford 166.164 32.498 165.517 32 0.647 x
    39 49 48 34 Randy LaJoie Chevy 165.787 32.572 162.460 44 3.327 x
    40 28 27 43 Jeff Green Dodge 165.695 32.590 164.089 39 1.606 32
    41 12 12 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 165.350 32.658 163.875 40 1.475 x
    42 24 24 73 Eric McClure Chevy 165.279 32.672 162.167 46 3.112 x
    43 19 22 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 165.234 32.681 162.191 45 3.043 x
    44 16 16 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 165.163 32.695 162.896 42 2.267 x
    45 23 23 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 164.810 32.765 162.700 43 2.110 x
    46 11 11 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 164.444 32.838 164.740 36 -0.296 x
    47 13 13 79 Stan Boyd Chevy 164.424 32.842 160.776 47 3.648 x
    48 2 2 00 Carl Long Chevy 162.660 33.198 158.968 48 3.692 x
    49 26 x 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 0.000 x 151.702 49 x x

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


    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 Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 173.745
    2 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 173.712
    3 16 Greg Biffle Ford 173.182
    4 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 171.920
    5 97 Kurt Busch Ford 171.865
    6 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 171.717
    7 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 171.527
    8 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 170.946
    9 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 170.848
    10 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 170.832
    11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 170.336
    12 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 170.283
    13 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 169.934
    14 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 169.886
    15 41 Casey Mears Dodge 169.854
    16 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 169.817
    17 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 169.806
    18 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 169.753
    19 6 Mark Martin Ford 169.465
    20 99 Carl Edwards Ford 169.258
    21 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 169.226
    22 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 169.199
    23 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 169.174
    24 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 169.125
    25 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 169.051
    26 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 168.993
    27 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 168.729
    28 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 168.676
    29 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 168.503
    30 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 168.439
    31 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 168.345
    32 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 167.937
    33 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 167.717
    34 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 167.198
    35 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 167.017
    36 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 166.631
    37 14 John Andretti Ford 166.164
    38 34 Randy LaJoie Chevy 165.787
    39 43 Jeff Green Dodge 165.695
    40 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 165.350
    41 73 Eric McClure Chevy 165.279
    42 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy disallowed
    43 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 165.234
    DNQ 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 165.163
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 164.810
    DNQ 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 164.444
    DNQ 79 Stan Boyd Chevy 164.424
    DNQ 00 Carl Long Chevy 162.660
    DNQ 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 0.000
    DNQ'd Missed the race
    Not in the Top 35 in 2004 Owners Points
    and not fast enough


    or see starting lineup at:
    NASCAR.com
    Motorsports One


    Practice Speeds Friday, March 11th, 2005

    rank car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 171.249
    2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 170.595
    3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 169.705
    4 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 169.523
    5 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 169.348
    6 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 169.062
    7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 169.025
    8 97 Kurt Busch Ford 168.977
    9 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 168.660
    10 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 168.571
    11 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 168.387
    12 6 Mark Martin Ford 168.313
    13 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 168.224
    14 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 168.125
    15 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 167.884
    16 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 167.515
    17 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 167.250
    18 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 167.219
    19 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 167.146
    20 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 167.136
    21 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 167.110
    23 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 166.976
    22 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 166.976
    24 99 Carl Edwards Ford 166.909
    25 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 166.708
    26 41 Casey Mears Dodge 166.677
    27 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 166.559
    28 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 166.405
    29 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 166.277
    30 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 166.093
    31 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 165.802
    32 14 John Andretti Ford 165.517
    33 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 165.158
    34 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 164.921
    35 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 164.870
    36 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 164.740
    37 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 164.735
    38 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 164.424
    39 43 Jeff Green Dodge 164.089
    40 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 163.875
    41 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 163.374
    42 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 162.896
    43 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 162.700
    44 34 Randy LaJoie Chevy 162.460
    45 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 162.191
    46 73 Eric McClure Chevy 162.167
    47 79 Stan Boyd Chevy 160.776
    48 00 Carl Long Chevy 158.968
    49 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 151.702


    Drivers in RED will be required to qualify on time/speed, not in top 35

    Or see Practice 1 Speeds - NASCAR.com.(3-11-2005)

    Or see Qualifying order - NASCAR.com.(3-11-2005)


    • 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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