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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway


  • Track/Event Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, June 2004, 172.533mph
  • June 2004 Pole Sitter: #9-Kasey Kahne, 172.533, finished 14th
  • Fastest Friday Final Practice Speed: #97-Kurt Busch, 166.620mph (scheduled to go out 3rd of 47 drivers)

  • Race info at: Pocono Race Info Page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Waltrip wins the pole at Pocono: #15-Michael Waltrip won the Budweiser Pole for the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway with a lap of 169.052mph. It is Waltrip's first Bud Pole of 2005 and puts him in the 2006 Budweiser Shootout. Can ya believe? It is Waltrip's first pole in 456 races? since Michigan on June, 21 1991 [he finished 34th] and it is only his 3rd career Bud Pole in 620 races, his other pole also came in 1991..at Dover. #97-Kurt Busch will start 2nd, followed by #25-Brian Vickers, #42-Jamie McMurray and #10-Scott Riggs. Missing the race are #34-P.J. Jones, #27-Kirk Shelmedine, #92-Hermie Sadler and #00-Carl Long. Long was to use a backup car [Dodge instead of Chevy], but the motor wouldn't fit, so they withdrew. Sadler spun and wacked the turn 3 wall and never took a time. A few drivers smacked the wall on their attempts, which slowed their times: #24-Gordon, #34-Jones, #5-Busch were among those. #48-Jimmie Johnson, the points leader will start 21st and last weeks winner, #16-Greg Biffle, starts 23rd. #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr. was the best of the non-top 35 teams to make the race, starting 24th. #4-Mike Wallace was the slowest of the top-35 teams and will start 42nd, via points.
    TV: for some reason, qualifying was not shown lon live TV, but will be aired on FX at 5:00pm/et, today [June 11th] at the same time [thanks!] as Busch Series qualifying at Nashville will be shown [live] on Speed Channel. Cup qualifying will also re-air on Speed Channel at 12:00midnight.
    For qualifying results, pole progression and starting lineup and links, see below.(6-11-2005)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the for the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway is on Satruday, June 11, 2005 is scheduled to start at 12:10pm/et.
    TV: FX tape delay 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: Speed Channel at 12:00am/et.

  • Pole Progression at Pocono: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #2-Wallace, 1st out to qualify, 166.722mph, starts 12th
    #97-Busch, 3rd out, 168.678, starts 2nd
    #15-Waltrip, 26th out, 169.052, starts 1st
    (6-11-2005)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway qualifying? Eight in and four out:
    #00-Carl Long - no attempt - DNS
    #7-Robby Gordon - 165.685 - IN
    #11-Jason Leffler - 165.456 - IN
    #13-Greg Sacks - 163.414 - IN
    #27-Kirk Shelmerdine - 161.946 - DNQ
    #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr. - 165.853 - IN
    #34-P.J. Jones - 161.632 - DNQ
    #37-Kevin Lepage - 163.863 - IN
    #44-Terry Labonte [CH] - 165.615 - IN
    #66-Mike Garvey - 164.606 - IN
    #89-Morgan Shepherd - 162.967 - IN
    #92-Hermie Sadler - 0.0 - DNQ
    CH = has a past champ provisional to use if needed
    (6-11-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 164.519, starts 38th
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 165.004, starts 33rd
    #92-Stanton Barrett, DNR
    (6-11-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #5-Busch scraped the wall on his lap.
    #34-P.J. Jones scraped the wall on his lap.
    #24-Gordon scraped the turn two wall, which slowed his speed down, cosmetic damage is the report.
    #92-Sadler spun out and slid into the turn 3 wall and recorded no speed, he will miss the race.
    #00-Long, who wrecked in Happy Hour practice, will go to the backup car, supposedly a Dodge..not the Chevy he was running.
    (6-11-2005)


    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 26 26 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 169.052 53.238 165.326 10 3.726 17
    2 3 3 97 Kurt Busch Ford 168.678 53.356 166.620 1 2.058 8
    3 9 9 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 168.334 53.465 166.254 3 2.080 24
    4 6 6 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 167.842 53.622 164.357 25 3.485 13
    5 23 23 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 167.563 53.711 165.893 5 1.670 20
    6 7 7 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 167.060 53.873 165.453 7 1.607 12
    7 45 44 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 167.035 53.881 162.890 37 4.145 29
    8 24 24 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 166.988 53.896 165.532 6 1.456 10
    9 34 34 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 166.960 53.905 165.059 14 1.901 25
    10 38 37 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 166.837 53.945 163.922 29 2.915 22
    11 10 10 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 166.784 53.962 165.092 13 1.692 35
    12 1 1 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 166.722 53.982 164.832 19 1.890 7
    13 42 41 6 Mark Martin Ford 166.688 53.993 164.847 18 1.841 6
    14 31 31 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 166.549 54.038 166.159 4 0.390 23
    15 11 11 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 166.516 54.049 164.902 17 1.614 18
    16 18 18 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 166.365 54.098 163.863 30 2.502 14
    17 39 38 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 166.340 54.106 166.269 2 0.071 4
    18 17 17 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 166.226 54.143 165.053 15 1.173 21
    19 27 27 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 166.180 54.158 163.616 33 2.564 30
    20 30 30 41 Casey Mears Dodge 166.003 54.216 164.315 26 1.688 27
    21 33 33 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 165.902 54.249 164.826 20 1.076 1
    22 32 32 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 165.893 54.252 164.823 21 1.070 16
    23 5 5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 165.853 54.865 165.420 9 0.433 2
    24 28 28 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 165.853 54.265 163.773 31 2.080 IN
    25 22 22 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 165.758 54.296 165.423 8 0.335 3
    26 40 39 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 165.721 54.308 161.051 44 4.670 5
    27 41 40 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 165.685 54.320 164.760 22 0.925 IN
    28 16 16 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 165.615 54.343 163.523 34 2.092 IN
    29 21 21 99 Carl Edwards Ford 165.551 54.364 165.259 11 0.292 9
    30 4 4 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 165.456 54.395 163.994 28 1.462 IN
    31 8 8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 165.356 54.428 164.288 27 1.068 11
    32 44 43 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 165.122 54.505 164.666 23 0.456 33
    33 35 35 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 165.004 54.544 163.150 36 1.854 32
    34 29 29 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 164.871 54.588 162.587 39 2.284 15
    35 13 13 43 Jeff Green Dodge 164.633 54.667 165.144 12 -0.511 31
    36 12 12 66 Mike Garvey Ford 164.606 54.676 163.316 35 1.290 IN
    37 47 46 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 164.528 54.702 164.510 24 0.018 28
    38 46 45 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 164.519 54.705 164.917 16 -0.398 19
    39 20 20 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 163.863 54.924 162.303 40 1.560 IN
    40 15 15 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 163.812 54.941 162.699 38 1.113 26
    41 37 36 13 Greg Sacks Dodge 163.414 55.075 163.681 32 -0.267 IN
    42 14 14 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 162.967 55.226 160.060 45 2.907 IN
    43 43 42 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 162.180 55.494 162.002 41 0.178 34
    44 19 19 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 161.946 55.574 0.000 47 x DNQ
    45 25 25 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 161.632 55.682 161.106 43 0.526 DNQ
    46 2 2 92 Hermie Sadler Chevy 0.000 wreck 161.827 42 x DNQ
    x 36 x 00 Carl Long Chevy 0.000 no attempt 157.170 46 x 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.(6-11-2005)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 169.052
    2 97 Kurt Busch Ford 168.678
    3 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 168.334
    4 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 167.842
    5 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 167.563
    6 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 167.060
    7 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 167.035
    8 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 166.988
    9 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 166.960
    10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 166.837
    11 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 166.784
    12 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 166.722
    13 6 Mark Martin Ford 166.688
    14 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 166.549
    15 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 166.516
    16 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 166.365
    17 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 166.340
    18 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 165.590
    19 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 166.180
    20 41 Casey Mears Dodge 166.003
    21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 165.902
    22 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 165.893
    23 16 Greg Biffle Ford 165.853
    24 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 165.853
    25 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 165.758
    26 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 165.721
    27 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 165.685
    28 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 165.615
    29 99 Carl Edwards Ford 165.551
    30 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 165.456
    31 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 165.356
    32 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 165.122
    33 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 165.004
    34 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 164.871
    35 43 Jeff Green Dodge 164.633
    36 66 Mike Garvey Ford 164.606
    37 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 164.528
    38 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 164.519
    39 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 163.863
    40 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 163.812
    41 13 Greg Sacks Dodge 163.414
    42-OP 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 162.180
    43 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 162.967
    DNQ 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 161.946
    DNQ 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 161.632
    DNQ 92 Hermie Sadler Chevy 0.000
    WD 00 Carl Long 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:
    NASCAR.com
    Motorsports One


    Happy Hour Practice Speeds, Friday, June 10, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed Laps Run
    1 97 Kurt Busch Ford 166.620 18
    2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 166.269 22
    3 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 166.254 25
    4 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 166.159 15
    5 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 165.893 18
    6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 165.532 19
    7 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 165.453 21
    8 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 165.423 20
    9 16 Greg Biffle Ford 165.420 28
    10 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 165.326 29
    11 99 Carl Edwards Ford 165.259 20
    12 43 Jeff Green Dodge 165.144 17
    13 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 165.092 22
    14 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 165.059 19
    15 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 165.053 17
    16 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 164.917 20
    17 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 164.902 24
    18 6 Mark Martin Ford 164.847 30
    19 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 164.832 20
    20 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 164.826 19
    21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 164.823 24
    22 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 164.760 15
    23 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 164.666 22
    24 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 164.510 22
    25 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 164.357 20
    26 41 Casey Mears Dodge 164.315 19
    27 24 Jeff Gordon Ford 164.288 13
    28 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 163.994 17
    29 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 163.922 25
    30 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 163.863 18
    31 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 163.773 17
    32 13 Greg Sacks Dodge 163.681 11
    33 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 163.616 25
    34 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 163.523 10
    35 66 Mike Garvey Ford 163.316 12
    36 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 163.150 19
    37 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 162.890 21
    38 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 162.699 17
    39 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 162.587 14
    40 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 162.303 10
    41 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 162.002 21
    42 92 Hermie Sadler Chevy 161.827 10
    43 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 161.106 12
    44 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 161.051 14
    45 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 160.060 8
    46 00 Carl Long Chevy 157.170 7
    47 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 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.(6-10-2005)


    Friday's First Practice Speeds, June 10, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 165.850 14
    2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 165.743 19
    3 6 Mark Martin Ford 165.490 16
    4 97 Kurt Busch Ford 165.286 19
    5 5 Kyle Busch # Chevy 165.222 13
    6 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 165.038 19
    7 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 164.838 13
    8 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 164.702 21
    9 16 Greg Biffle Ford 164.603 23
    10 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 164.318 15
    11 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 164.174 21
    12 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 163.621 14
    13 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 163.610 19
    14 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 163.485 14
    15 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 163.286 19
    16 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 163.283 16
    17 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 163.165 14
    18 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 163.153 16
    19 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 163.106 18
    20 99 Carl Edwards Ford 163.061 29
    21 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 162.979 26
    22 24 Jeff Gordon Ford 162.976 10
    23 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 162.884 9
    24 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 162.816 19
    25 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 162.796 15
    26 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 162.737 20
    27 41 Casey Mears Dodge 162.622 25
    28 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 162.572 23
    29 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 162.270 13
    30 77 Travis Kvapil # Dodge 162.253 22
    31 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 162.124 10
    32 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 162.010 14
    33 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 161.557 17
    34 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 161.502 14
    35 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 161.473 8
    36 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 161.397 17
    37 43 Jeff Green Dodge 161.389 18
    38 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 161.363 16
    39 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 161.331 20
    40 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 161.106 13
    41 34 P.J. Jones Chevy 160.517 8
    42 92 Hermie Sadler Chevy 160.122 10
    43 66 Mike Garvey Ford 159.949 15
    44 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 159.705 5
    45 00 Carl Long Chevy 158.893 9
    46 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 157.505 8
    47 13 Greg Sacks Dodge 157.030 5


    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.(6-10-2005)


    • 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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