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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix International Raceway


  • 2004 Pole Sitter: none inaugural spring event

  • 2004 [Nov.] Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, 135.854mph, finished 2nd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, Nov 2004, 135.854mph

  • Fastest Final Practice Speed: #12-Ryan Newman, 131.598 (scheduled to go out 46th of 46 drivers)

  • Track info at: Jayski's Phoenix Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Jeff Gordon wins pole at Phoenix: #24-Jeff Gordon won the pole for the Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix International Raceway with a lap of 133.675mph, his first ever pole at Phoenix and 53rd of his career. #12-Ryan Newman went out last to qualify and was 7th on his first lap and going for the pole and got a bit sideway's and missed out on his 4th straight pole at Phoenix and will start 7th. The rest of the top-five are #97-Kurt Busch, #16-Greg Biffle, #18-Bobby Labonte and #25-Brian Vickers. #4-Mike Wallace went out on his lap and had no brakes and aborted his run, since the team is now in the top 35 in owners points, Wallace was assured to get in. Missing the race were #66-Hermie Sadler, #34-Steve Portenga and #02-Brandon Ash. #7-Robby Gordon got the final [43rd] spot. #33-Clint Bowyer will make his Nextel Cup debut, starting 25th.
    For qualifying results, starting lineup, other lineup links, pole progresssion, see below.(4-22-2005)

  • Pole Progression at Phoenix: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #18-Bobby Labonte, 1st out to qualify, 132.993mph, starts 4th
    #16-Greg Biffle, 6th out, 133.161, starts 3rd
    #97-Kurt Busch, 21st out, 133.254, starts 2nd
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 31st out, 133.675, starts 1st
    (4-22-2005)

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

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix International Raceway qualifying? Eight in and three out:
    #00-Carl Long - 129.250 - IN
    #02-Brandon Ash - 127.321 - DNQ
    #09-Johnny Sauter - 131.483 - IN
    #7-Robby Gordon - 128.425 - IN
    #18-Bobby Labonte - 132.993 -IN
    #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr. - 131.786 - IN
    #33-Clint Bowyer - 131.488 - IN
    #34-Steve Portenga - 126.989 - DNQ
    #37-Kevin Lepage - 131.349 - IN
    #66-Hermie Sadler - 127.361 - DNQ
    #92-Stanton Barrett - 129.534 - IN
    (4-22-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 131.459, starts 27th
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 131.526, starts 24th
    #92-Stanton Barrett, 129.534, 40th
    (4-22-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #5-Busch slapped the wall on his 2nd lap, but drove on.
    #4-Wallace had no brakes during his qualifying lap and aborted midway
    (4-22-2005)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Jeff Gordon, 133.675, starts 1st
    Dodge: #12-Ryan Newman, 132.915, starts 7th
    Ford: #97-Kurt Busch, 133.254, starts 2nd
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(4-22-2005)


    Qualifying is OVER

    starting lineup below qualifying results

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 46 of 46 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 31 31 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 133.675 26.931 129.399 23 4.276 5
    2 21 21 97 Kurt Busch Ford 133.254 27.016 130.752 4 2.502 4
    3 6 6 16 Greg Biffle Ford 133.161 27.035 129.324 26 3.837 2
    4 1 1 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 132.993 27.069 130.738 5 2.255 IN
    5 15 15 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 132.964 27.075 129.552 22 3.412 28
    6 7 7 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 132.949 27.078 129.800 18 3.149 11
    7 46 46 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 132.915 27.085 131.598 1 1.317 9
    8 3 3 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 132.626 27.144 129.697 19 2.929 16
    9 37 37 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 132.592 27.151 130.710 6 1.882 3
    10 32 32 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 132.528 27.164 129.683 20 2.845 12
    11 4 4 99 Carl Edwards Ford 132.509 27.168 128.484 37 4.025 13
    12 9 9 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 132.504 27.169 130.539 7 1.965 1
    13 24 24 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 132.329 27.205 131.454 2 0.875 26
    14 18 18 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 132.207 27.230 129.814 17 2.393 23
    15 27 27 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 132.159 27.240 128.438 39 3.721 15
    16 12 12 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 131.965 27.280 130.081 13 1.884 18
    17 25 25 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 131.916 27.260 129.310 28 2.606 21
    18 17 17 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 131.815 27.311 128.875 31 2.94 34
    19 22 22 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 131.786 27.317 129.324 27 2.462 IN
    20 40 40 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 131.767 27.321 129.632 21 2.135 20
    21 2 2 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 131.733 27.238 131.272 3 0.461 22
    22 38 38 6 Mark Martin Ford 131.656 27.344 130.147 10 1.509 7
    23 43 43 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 131.632 27.349 129.987 16 1.645 25
    24 36 36 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 131.526 27.371 129.180 30 2.346 29
    25 44 44 33 Clint Bowyer Chevy 131.488 27.379 130.091 12 1.397 IN
    26 14 14 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 131.483 27.380 128.811 33 2.672 IN
    27 35 35 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 131.459 27.385 130.016 14 1.443 27
    28 39 39 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 131.382 27.401 130.142 11 1.24 24
    29 33 33 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 131.349 27.408 128.673 35 2.676 IN
    30 26 26 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 131.286 27.421 129.992 15 1.294 31
    31 8 8 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 131.272 27.424 128.512 36 2.76 6
    32 45 45 41 Casey Mears Dodge 131.176 27.444 128.452 38 2.724 17
    33 42 42 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 131.038 27.473 130.223 9 0.815 8
    34 29 29 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 130.904 27.501 128.861 32 2.043 14
    35 16 16 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 130.881 27.506 127.646 41 3.235 10
    36 13 13 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 130.747 27.534 130.298 8 0.449 33
    37 41 41 43 Jeff Green Dodge 130.643 27.556 129.352 25 1.291 32
    38 23 23 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 130.596 27.566 129.190 29 1.406 30
    39 19 19 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 130.001 27.692 127.650 40 2.351 19
    40 30 30 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 129.534 27.792 125.936 44 3.598 IN
    41 20 20 00 Carl Long Chevy 129.250 27.853 126.966 42 2.284 IN
    42 34 34 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 128.425 28.032 128.709 34 -0.284 IN
    43 10 10 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 127.361 28.266 126.081 43 1.28 DNQ
    44 5 5 02 Brandon Ash Ford 127.321 28.275 123.813 46 3.508 DNQ
    45 11 11 34 Steve Portenga Chevy 126.989 28.249 125.261 45 1.728 DNQ
    46 28 28 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 76.999 46.754 129.399 24 -52.4 35

    '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.(4-22-2005)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 133.675
    2 97 Kurt Busch Ford 133.254
    3 16 Greg Biffle Ford 133.161
    4 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 132.993
    5 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 132.964
    6 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 132.949
    7 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 132.915
    8 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 132.626
    9 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 132.592
    10 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 132.528
    11 99 Carl Edwards Ford 132.509
    12 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 132.504
    13 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 132.329
    14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 132.207
    15 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 132.159
    16 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 131.965
    17 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 131.916
    18 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 131.815
    19 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 131.786
    20 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 131.767
    21 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 131.733
    22 6 Mark Martin Ford 131.656
    23 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 131.632
    24 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 131.526
    25 33 Clint Bowyer Chevy 131.488
    26 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 131.483
    27 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 131.459
    28 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 131.382
    29 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 131.349
    30 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 131.286
    31 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 131.272
    32 41 Casey Mears Dodge 131.176
    33 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 131.038
    34 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 130.904
    35 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 130.881
    36 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 130.747
    37 43 Jeff Green Dodge 130.643
    38 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 130.596
    39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 130.001
    40 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 129.534
    41 00 Carl Long Chevy 129.250
    42-OP 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 76.999
    43 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 128.425
    DNQ 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 127.361
    DNQ 02 Brandon Ash Ford 127.321
    DNQ 34 Steve Portenga Chevy 126.989
    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


    Happy Hour Practice Speeds, April 21st, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 131.598
    2 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 131.454
    3 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 131.272
    4 97 Kurt Busch Ford 130.752
    5 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 130.738
    6 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 130.710
    7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 130.539
    8 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 130.298
    9 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 130.223
    10 6 Mark Martin Ford 130.147
    11 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 130.142
    12 33 Clint Bowyer Chevy 130.091
    13 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 130.081
    14 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 130.016
    15 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 129.992
    16 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 129.987
    17 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 129.814
    18 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 129.800
    19 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 129.697
    20 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 129.683
    21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 129.632
    22 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 129.552
    24 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 129.399
    23 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 129.399
    25 43 Jeff Green Dodge 129.352
    26 16 Greg Biffle Ford 129.324
    27 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 129.324
    28 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 129.310
    29 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 129.190
    30 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 129.180
    31 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 128.875
    32 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 128.861
    33 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 128.811
    34 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 128.709
    35 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 128.673
    36 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 128.512
    37 99 Carl Edwards Ford 128.484
    38 41 Casey Mears Dodge 128.452
    39 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 128.438
    40 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 127.650
    41 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 127.646
    42 00 Carl Long Chevy 126.966
    43 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 126.081
    44 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 125.936
    45 34 Steve Portenga Chevy 125.261
    46 02 Brandon Ash Ford 123.813


    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.(4-22-2005)

    1st Thursday Practice Speeds, April 21st, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 131.071
    2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 130.819
    3 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 130.662
    4 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 130.534
    5 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 130.095
    6 33 Clint Bowyer Chevy 129.805
    7 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 129.590
    8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 129.543
    9 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 129.357
    10 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 129.231
    11 97 Kurt Busch Ford 129.000
    12 6 Mark Martin Ford 128.995
    13 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 128.968
    14 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 128.884
    15 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 128.880
    16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 128.861
    17 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 128.778
    18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 128.686
    19 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 128.590
    20 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 128.558
    21 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 128.301
    22 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 128.251
    23 99 Carl Edwards Ford 128.159
    24 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 128.068
    25 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 128.018
    26 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 128.009
    27 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 128.005
    28 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 127.923
    29 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 127.904
    30 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 127.596
    31 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 127.519
    32 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 127.389
    33 43 Jeff Green Dodge 127.348
    34 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 127.289
    35 41 Casey Mears Dodge 127.271
    36 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 127.217
    37 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 127.101
    38 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 126.984
    39 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 126.360
    40 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 126.187
    41 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 125.619
    42 34 Steve Portenga Chevy 125.261
    43 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 124.395
    44 00 Carl Long Chevy 122.947
    x 02 Brandon Ash Ford 0.000
    x 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 0.000


    Or see Practice 1 Speeds - NASCAR.com.(4-22-2005)


    • 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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