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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Batman Begin's 400 at Michigan International Speedway


  • Track Qualifying Record: Dale Earnhardt Jr, August 2000, 191.149mph

  • June 2004 Pole Sitter: #24-Jeff Gordon, 190.865, finished 38th

  • Fastest Friday Final Practice Speed: #19-Jeremy Mayfield, 192.097mph (scheduled to go out 28th of 47 drivers)

  • Race info at: Michigan Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Newman smashes old track record to win pole: #12-Ryan Newman won the Budweiser Pole for the Batman Begins 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a new track qualifying record of 194.232mph [the old record was from June 2001 by Dale Earnhardt Jr. at 191.149]. Twenty-six drivers broke the track record. The pole is Newman's 5th of 2005 and 32nd of his 131 races. Rounding out the top-5 are: #41-Casey Mears, #20-Tony Stewart, #9-Kasey Kahne and #19-Jeremy Mayfield. #7-Robby Gordon was the fastest of the non top-35 drivers, qualifying 8th. #91-Bill Elliott will start 10th. The highest starting Ford is #97-Kurt Busch at 13th. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr., ill with the flu, didn't fare too well, running the 42nd fastest lap and will start 41st via owners points. #51-Stuart Kirby makes his first 2005 start. Missing the race: #92-McClure, #79-Cope, #34-Jones and #89-Shepherd.
    TV: for some reason [again] qualifying was not on live TV, but can be seen via tape at 5:30pm/et on FX, leading up to the Busch race at Kentucky.(6-18-2005)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the for the Batman Begins 400 at Michigan International Speedway is on Satruday, June 18, 2005 is scheduled to start at 12:10pm/et.
    TV: FX tape delay at 5:30pm/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: none.

  • Pole Progression at Michigan: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #49-Schrader, 1st out to qualify, 189.578mph, starts 38th
    #10-Riggs, 2nd out, 190.582, starts 29th
    #7-Robby Gordon, 8th out, 192.771, starts 8th - TRACK RECORD
    #20-Stewart, 15th out, 193.512, starts 3rd - TRACK RECORD
    #12-Ryan Newman, 21st out, 194.232, starts 1st - OFFICIAL TRACK RECORD
    (6-18-2005)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the Batman Begins 400 at Michigan International Speedway qualifying? Eight in and four out:
    #7-Robby Gordon, 192.771, IN
    #11-Jason Leffler, 191.189, IN
    #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr., 190.739, IN
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 189.449, IN
    #51-Stuart Kirby, 188.848, IN
    #66-Mike Garvey, 189.898, IN
    #91-Bill Elliott [CH], 192.658, IN
    #34-P.J. Jones, 185.090, DNQ
    #79-Derrike Cope, 185.144, DNQ
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 183.071, DNQ
    #92-Eric McClure, 188.206, DNQ
    CH = has a past champ provisional to use if needed
    (6-18-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 192.226, starts 17th
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 189.783, starts 37th
    #92-Eric McClure, 188.206, DNQ
    #92-Stanton Barrett, DNR
    (6-18-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    none yet
    (6-18-2005)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #20-Tony Stewart, 193.512, starts 3rd
    Dodge: #12-Ryan Newman, 194.232, starts 1st
    Ford: #97-Kurt Busch, 192.555, starts 13th
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(6-18-2005)


    Qualifying is OVER

    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 43 43 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 194.232 37.069 192.097 2 2.135 6
    2 46 46 41 Casey Mears Dodge 193.757 37.160 187.730 31 6.027 25
    3 15 15 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 193.512 37.207 187.798 29 5.714 10
    4 47 47 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 193.123 37.282 190.966 6 2.157 19
    5 28 28 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 193.086 37.289 192.097 1 0.989 13
    6 35 35 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 193.055 37.295 189.553 15 3.502 29
    7 26 26 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 192.818 37.341 190.911 7 1.907 21
    8 8 8 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 192.771 37.350 190.124 11 2.647 IN
    9 36 36 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 192.658 37.372 191.144 4 1.514 9
    10 27 27 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 192.658 37.372 187.901 27 4.757 IN
    11 21 21 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 192.606 37.382 190.602 9 2.004 20
    12 42 42 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 192.555 37.392 189.011 16 3.544 8
    13 30 30 97 Kurt Busch Ford 192.555 37.392 187.710 32 4.845 11
    14 14 14 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 192.493 37.404 186.645 38 5.848 14
    15 9 9 6 Mark Martin Ford 192.380 37.426 191.057 5 1.323 5
    16 10 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 192.313 37.439 191.729 3 0.584 1
    17 39 39 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 192.226 37.456 189.924 14 2.302 18
    18 20 20 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 192.102 37.480 190.094 12 2.008 3
    19 37 37 43 Jeff Green Dodge 191.980 37.504 190.144 10 1.836 27
    20 11 11 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 191.980 37.504 188.734 19 3.246 30
    21 12 12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 191.627 37.573 188.201 25 3.426 24
    22 23 23 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 191.627 37.573 189.959 13 1.668 35
    23 17 17 99 Carl Edwards Ford 191.413 37.615 188.635 20 2.778 4
    24 32 32 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 191.305 37.636 188.107 26 3.198 12
    25 25 25 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.189 37.659 187.047 35 4.142 2
    26 45 45 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 191.189 37.659 188.753 18 2.436 x
    27 13 13 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 190.739 37.748 187.764 30 2.975 IN
    28 34 34 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 190.587 37.778 186.355 40 4.232 7
    29 2 2 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 190.582 37.779 190.809 8 -0.227 23
    30 33 33 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 190.491 37.797 188.324 24 2.167 15
    31 41 41 23 Mike Skinner Dodge 190.375 37.820 188.867 17 1.508 IN
    32 6 6 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 190.370 37.821 186.800 36 3.570 31
    33 22 22 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 190.179 37.859 188.452 23 1.727 17
    34 24 24 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 190.129 37.869 188.615 22 1.514 33
    35 5 5 66 Mike Garvey Ford 189.878 37.919 186.654 37 3.224 IN
    36 4 4 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 189.783 37.938 187.882 28 1.901 26
    37 3 3 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 189.783 37.938 187.100 34 2.683 32
    38 1 1 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 189.578 37.979 188.625 21 0.953 28
    39 40 40 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 189.449 38.005 186.587 39 2.862 IN
    40 18 18 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 189.404 38.014 187.276 33 2.128 22
    41 19 19 51 Stuart Kirby Chevy 188.848 38.126 0.000 47 x IN
    42 31 31 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 188.260 38.245 185.610 42 2.650 16
    43 44 44 92 Eric McClure # Chevy 188.206 38.256 185.850 41 2.356 DNQ
    44 29 29 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 186.591 38.587 185.419 43 1.172 34
    45 7 7 79 Derrike Cope Chevy 185.114 38.895 181.050 45 4.064 DNQ
    46 16 16 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 185.090 38.900 182.918 44 2.172 DNQ
    47 38 38 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 183.547 39.227 180.605 46 2.942 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 '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

    Speeds in BLUE are faster then the old track record

    Qualifying Order at Qualifying order - NASCAR.com.(6-18-2005)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 194.232
    2 41 Casey Mears Dodge 193.757
    3 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 193.512
    4 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 193.123
    5 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 193.086
    6 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 193.055
    7 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 192.818
    8 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 192.771
    9 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 192.658
    10 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 192.658
    11 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 192.606
    12 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 192.555
    13 97 Kurt Busch Ford 192.555
    14 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 192.493
    15 6 Mark Martin Ford 192.380
    16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 192.313
    17 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 192.226
    18 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 192.102
    19 43 Jeff Green Dodge 191.980
    20 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 191.980
    21 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 191.627
    22 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 191.627
    23 99 Carl Edwards Ford 191.413
    24 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 191.305
    25 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.189
    26 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 191.189
    27 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 190.739
    28 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 190.587
    29 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 190.582
    30 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 190.491
    31 23 Mike Skinner Dodge 190.375
    32 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 190.370
    33 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 190.179
    34 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 190.129
    35 66 Mike Garvey Ford 189.878
    36 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 189.783
    37 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 189.783
    38 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 189.578
    39 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 189.449
    40 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 189.404
    41-OP 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 188.260
    42-OP 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 186.591
    43 51 Stuart Kirby Chevy 188.848
    DNQ 92 Eric McClure # Chevy 188.206
    DNQ 79 Derrike Cope Chevy 185.114
    DNQ 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 185.090
    DNQ 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 183.547
    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:
    NASCAR.com
    Motorsports One


    Happy Hour Practice Speeds, Friday, June 17, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed Laps Run
    19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 192.097 44
    12 Ryan Newman Dodge 192.097 26
    48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 191.729 20
    24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 191.144 19
    6 Mark Martin Ford 191.057 24
    9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 190.966 25
    25 Brian Vickers Chevy 190.911 22
    10 Scott Riggs Chevy 190.809 27
    01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 190.602 18
    43 Jeff Green Dodge 190.144 17
    7 Robby Gordon Chevy 190.124 4
    38 Elliott Sadler Ford 190.094 26
    22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 189.959 26
    5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 189.924 22
    18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 189.553 30
    2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 189.011 20
    23 Mike Skinner Dodge 188.867 13
    11 Jason Leffler Chevy 188.753 21
    0 Mike Bliss Chevy 188.734 14
    99 Carl Edwards Ford 188.635 23
    49 Ken Schrader Dodge 188.625 20
    21 Ricky Rudd Ford 188.615 21
    31 Jeff Burton Chevy 188.452 26
    15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 188.324 32
    17 Matt Kenseth Ford 188.201 34
    42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 188.107 28
    91 Bill Elliott Dodge 187.901 24
    07 Dave Blaney Chevy 187.882 26
    20 Tony Stewart Chevy 187.798 34
    32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 187.764 18
    41 Casey Mears Dodge 187.730 26
    97 Kurt Busch Ford 187.710 13
    40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 187.276 21
    77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 187.100 28
    16 Greg Biffle Ford 187.047 34
    45 Kyle Petty Dodge 186.800 22
    66 Mike Garvey Ford 186.654 11
    88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 186.645 25
    37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 186.587 14
    29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 186.355 21
    92 Eric McClure # Chevy 185.850 17
    8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.610 20
    4 Mike Wallace Chevy 185.419 25
    34 P.J. Jones Chevy 182.918 10
    79 Derrike Cope Chevy 181.050 6
    89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 180.605 4
    51 Stuart Kirby 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 Happy Hour Practice Speeds - NASCAR.com.(6-17-2005)


    Friday's First Practice Speeds, June 17, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed Laps Run
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 192.164 25
    2 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 191.428 30
    3 41 Casey Mears Dodge 191.255 30
    4 16 Greg Biffle Ford 189.788 26
    5 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 189.424 32
    6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 189.374 19
    7 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 188.763 33
    8 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 188.753 21
    9 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 188.625 26
    10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 188.191 29
    11 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 188.073 24
    12 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 187.970 16
    13 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 187.798 22
    14 99 Carl Edwards Ford 187.774 21
    15 97 Kurt Busch Ford 187.510 38
    16 6 Mark Martin Ford 187.480 42
    17 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 187.480 18
    18 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 187.466 32
    19 43 Jeff Green Dodge 187.266 25
    20 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 187.144 25
    21 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 187.071 26
    22 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 187.057 27
    23 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 186.974 27
    24 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 186.867 20
    25 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 186.766 35
    26 51 Stuart Kirby Chevy 186.678 7
    27 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 186.611 35
    28 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 186.562 24
    29 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 186.533 32
    30 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 186.355 23
    31 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 186.282 15
    32 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 186.273 24
    33 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 186.167 24
    34 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 186.157 17
    35 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 186.047 23
    36 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 185.989 20
    37 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 185.902 16
    38 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 185.826 34
    39 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 185.491 14
    40 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 185.347 24
    41 23 Mike Skinner Dodge 185.242 15
    42 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 184.355 33
    43 66 Mike Garvey Ford 184.294 22
    44 79 Derrike Cope Chevy 182.362 7
    45 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 181.242 6
    46 92 Eric McClure # Chevy 180.709 26
    47 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 174.495 9


    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.(6-17-2005)


    • 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) - If there are still spots available, then it goes back to Owners Points standings, even if out of provisionals.
      #8) - 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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