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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Samsung/RadioShack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway


  • Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, April 2002, 194.224mph

  • April 2004 Pole Sitter: #18-Bobby Labonte, 193.903, finished 25th

  • Fastest Friday Practice Speed: #12-Ryan Newman, 193.882 (scheduled to go out 22nd of 46 drivers)

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


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Pole Progression at Texas: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #10-Scott Riggs, 1st out to qualify, 190.342mph, starts 14th
    #01-Joe Nemechek, 3rd out, 190.611, starts 9th
    #21-Ricky Rudd, 6th out, 191.557, starts 4th
    #12-Ryan Newman, 21st out, 192.582, starts 1st
    (4-15-2005)

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

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the Samsung/RadioShack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway qualifying? Eight in and three out:
    #09-Johnny Sauter - 187.735 - IN
    #4-Mike Wallace - 188.976 - IN
    #7-Robby Gordon - 187.950 - IN
    #18-Bobby Labonte - 189.627 -IN
    #34-Randy LaJoie - 182.285 - DNQ
    #36-Boris Said - 187.058 - IN
    #37-Kevin Lepage - 185.179 - DNQ
    #44-Terry Labonte - 186.838 - IN
    #66-Hermie Sadler - 187.227 - IN
    #91-Bill Elliott - 190.248 - IN
    #92-Stanton Barrett - DNQ
    (4-15-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 187.709, starts 35th
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 189.248, starts 25th
    #92-Stanton Barrett, 182.921, DNQ
    (4-15-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #15-Waltrip was smoking a bit during his lap, looked like tire smoke.
    #0-Bliss wacked the wall hard on his 1st lap, possible back up car.
    speed are a few mph slower as the track is hotter then during practice.
    #25-Vickers lost an engne in practice and has a new engine in the car.
    (4-15-2005)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Jeff Gordon, 191.042, starts 7th
    Dodge: #12-Ryan Newman, 192.582, starts 1st
    Ford: #21-Ricky Rudd, 191.557, starts 4th
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(4-15-2005)


    Qualifying is OVER

    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 22 21 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 192.582 28.040 193.882 1 -1.300 8
    2 30 29 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 192.431 28.062 192.837 3 -0.406 17
    3 42 42 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 191.734 28.164 192.507 5 -0.773 18
    4 7 6 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 191.557 28.190 192.534 4 -0.977 34
    5 29 28 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.435 28.208 191.795 13 -0.360 2
    6 31 30 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 191.286 28.230 191.980 10 -0.694 7
    7 14 13 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 191.042 28.266 191.083 20 -0.041 6
    8 11 9 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 190.631 28.327 192.438 7 -1.807 3
    9 4 3 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 190.611 28.330 192.919 2 -2.308 28
    10 27 26 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 190.590 28.333 191.673 15 -1.083 5
    11 44 44 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 190.570 28.336 191.360 17 -0.790 16
    12 25 24 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 190.550 28.339 191.980 11 -1.430 20
    13 26 25 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 190.510 28.345 190.907 25 -0.397 12
    14 1 1 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 190.342 28.370 191.993 9 -1.651 14
    15 9 7 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 190.248 28.384 190.934 23 -0.686 IN
    16 33 32 6 Mark Martin Ford 190.174 28.395 191.939 12 -1.765 4
    17 38 38 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 190.154 28.398 190.288 31 -0.134 13
    18 24 23 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 190.047 28.414 191.503 16 -1.456 1
    19 17 16 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.873 28.440 190.490 28 -0.617 11
    20 37 36 97 Kurt Busch Ford 189.860 28.442 192.465 6 -2.605 9
    21 41 41 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 189.687 28.468 189.927 33 -0.240 30
    22 43 43 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 189.627 28.477 191.272 19 -1.645 IN
    23 45 45 43 Jeff Green Dodge 189.580 28.484 190.712 27 -1.132 26
    24 39 39 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 189.281 28.529 190.927 24 -1.646 24
    25 28 27 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 189.248 28.534 190.712 26 -1.464 27
    26 2 2 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 188.976 28.575 190.968 21 -1.992 IN
    27 6 5 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 188.772 28.606 188.831 38 -0.059 10
    28 23 22 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 188.765 28.607 189.647 36 -0.882 19
    29 16 15 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 188.488 28.649 192.089 8 -3.601 33
    30 15 14 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 188.147 28.701 189.673 35 -1.526 32
    31 35 34 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 188.048 28.716 189.421 37 -1.373 15
    32 20 37 41 Casey Mears Dodge 187.983 28.726 190.483 29 -2.500 23
    33 5 4 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 187.950 28.731 191.293 18 -3.343 IN
    34 10 8 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 187.735 28.764 185.938 44 1.797 IN
    35 34 33 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 187.709 28.768 190.141 32 -2.432 29
    36 19 19 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 187.617 28.782 190.322 30 -2.705 21
    37 8 10 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 187.227 28.842 187.214 42 0.013 IN
    38 46 46 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 187.220 28.743 188.640 39 -1.420 35
    39 32 31 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 187.149 28.854 189.700 34 -2.551 21
    40 13 12 36 Boris Said Chevy 187.058 28.868 187.891 40 -0.833 IN
    41 36 35 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 186.838 28.902 190.934 22 -4.096 CH-PROV
    42 40 40 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 185.899 29.048 186.696 43 -0.797 22
    43 12 11 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 185.179 29.161 187.461 41 -2.282 DNQ
    44 3 18 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 182.921 29.521 183.380 46 -0.459 DNQ
    45 18 17 34 Randy LaJoie Chevy 182.285 29.624 185.701 45 -3.416 DNQ
    46 21 20 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 0.000 wreck 191.680 14 x 25

    '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.(4-15-2005)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 192.582
    2 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 192.431
    3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 191.734
    4 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 191.557
    5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.435
    6 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 191.286
    7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 191.042
    8 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 190.631
    9 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 190.611
    10 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 190.590
    11 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 190.570
    12 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 190.550
    13 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 190.510
    14 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 190.342
    15 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 190.248
    16 6 Mark Martin Ford 190.174
    17 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 190.154
    18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 190.047
    19 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.873
    20 97 Kurt Busch Ford 189.860
    21 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 189.687
    22 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 189.627
    23 43 Jeff Green Dodge 189.580
    24 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 189.281
    25 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 189.248
    26 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 188.976
    27 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 188.772
    28 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 188.765
    29 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 188.488
    30 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 188.147
    31 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 188.048
    32 41 Casey Mears Dodge 187.983
    33 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 187.950
    34 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 187.735
    35 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 187.709
    36 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 187.617
    37 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 187.227
    38 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 187.220
    39 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 187.149
    40 36 Boris Said Chevy 187.058
    41-OP 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 185.899
    42-OP 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 0.000
    43-CH 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 186.838
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 185.179
    DNQ 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 182.921
    DNQ 34 Randy LaJoie Chevy 182.285
    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


    Friday Practice Speeds, April 15th, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 193.882
    2 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 192.919
    3 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 192.837
    4 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 192.534
    5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 192.507
    6 97 Kurt Busch Ford 192.465
    7 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 192.438
    8 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 192.089
    9 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 191.993
    10 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 191.980
    11 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 191.980
    12 6 Mark Martin Ford 191.939
    13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.795
    14 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 191.680
    15 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 191.673
    16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 191.503
    17 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 191.360
    18 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 191.293
    19 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 191.272
    20 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 191.083
    21 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 190.968
    22 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 190.934
    23 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 190.934
    24 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 190.927
    25 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 190.907
    26 43 Jeff Green Dodge 190.712
    27 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 190.712
    28 99 Carl Edwards Ford 190.490
    29 41 Casey Mears Dodge 190.483
    30 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 190.322
    32 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 190.288
    31 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 190.141
    33 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 189.927
    34 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 189.700
    35 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 189.673
    36 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 189.647
    37 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 189.421
    38 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 188.831
    39 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 188.640
    40 36 Boris Said Chevy 187.891
    41 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 187.461
    42 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 187.214
    43 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 186.696
    44 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 185.938
    45 34 Randy LaJoie Chevy 185.701
    46 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 183.380


    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.(4-15-2005)


    • 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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