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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway


  • Track/Event Qualifying Record (no restrictor plate): Bill Elliott, April 1987, 212.809mph

  • Track/Event Qualifying Record (Restrictor Plate): Bill Elliott, May 1990, 199.388 (15/16th inch plate)

  • Last Year's Pole Sitter: Ricky Rudd, 191.180mph, finished 17th.

  • Fastest Friday Practice Speed: #10-Scott Riggs, 188.719 (scheduled to go out 22nd of 47 drivers)

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


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, April 29, 2005 is scheduled to start at 4:10pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel at 4:00pm/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: 8:00pm/et on Speed Channel.

  • Harvick wins the pole at Talladega: #29-Kevin Harvick won the Budweiser pole for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway with a speed of 189.804mph, almost a mph faster then #24-Jeff Gordon who ran 188.988mph and will start on the outside pole. The rest of the top-five are #38-Elliott Sadler, #10-Scott Riggs and #12-Ryan Newman. Missing the race were #7-Robby Gordon, #37-Kevin Lepage, #00-Kenny Wallace and #92-Stanton Barrett. #99-Carl Edwards qualified 21st but the team changed the transmission, so Edwards will start at the rear of the field. See qualifying results, starting lineup, lineup links, pole progression below.(4-29-2005)

  • Pole Progression at Talladega: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #97-Kurt Busch, 1st out to qualify, 187.831mph, starts 10th
    #07-Dave Blaney, 17th out, 187.919, starts 8th
    #10-Scott Riggs, 28th out, 188.474, starts 4th
    #29-Kevin Harvick, 32nd out, 189.804, starts 1st
    (4-29-2005)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway qualifying? Eight in and four out:
    #00-Kenny Wallace - 184.338 - DNQ
    #09-Johnny Sauter - 185.151 - starts 43rd
    #1-Martin Truex Jr. - 186.351 - starts 32nd
    #4-Mike Wallace - 186.198 - starts 33rd
    #7-Robby Gordon - 185.104 - DNQ
    #23-Mike Skinner - 186.148 - starts 34th
    #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr. - 185.729 - starts 40th
    #33-Kerry Earnhardt - 186.496 - starts 31st
    #36-Boris Said - 187.471 - starts 12th
    #37-Kevin Lepage - 184.623 - DNQ
    #66-Hermie Sadler - 186.528 - starts 30th
    #92-Stanton Barrett - DNQ
    (4-29-2005)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #5-Kyle Busch, 186.108, starts 35th
    #77-Travis Kvapil, 187.857, starts 9th
    #92-Stanton Barrett, 184.041, DNQ
    (4-29-2005)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #99-Edwards will start from the rear of the field on Sunday as the team changed the transmission.
    (4-29-2005)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #29-Kevin Harvick, 189.804, starts 1st
    Dodge: #12-Ryan Newman, 188.237, starts 5th
    Ford: #38-Elliott Sadler, 188.548, starts 3rd
    Toyota - oops, not yet.......(4-29-2005)


    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 32 32 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 189.804 50.452 187.298 11 2.506 11
    2 46 46 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 188.988 50.670 188.289 2 0.699 4
    3 36 36 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 188.548 50.788 188.100 3 0.448 5
    4 28 28 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 188.474 50.808 188.719 1 -0.245 19
    5 35 35 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 188.237 50.782 187.024 15 1.213 7
    6 39 39 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 188.226 50.875 187.452 8 0.774 1
    7 41 41 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 188.156 50.894 187.897 4 0.259 31
    8 19 17 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 187.919 50.958 186.246 25 1.673 21
    9 17 25 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 187.857 50.975 187.529 7 0.328 30
    10 1 1 97 Kurt Busch Ford 187.831 50.982 187.651 5 0.180 2
    11 27 27 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 187.713 51.014 187.006 17 0.707 14
    12 37 37 36 Boris Said Chevy 187.471 51.080 187.599 6 -0.128 IN
    13 22 20 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 187.427 51.092 186.623 20 0.804 15
    14 5 5 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 187.350 51.113 185.725 28 1.625 13
    15 12 12 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 187.298 51.127 186.966 19 0.332 34
    16 21 19 6 Mark Martin Ford 187.276 51.133 185.054 38 2.222 6
    17 20 18 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 187.276 51.133 187.042 14 0.234 33
    18 6 6 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 187.265 51.136 187.313 10 -0.048 35
    19 45 45 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 187.247 51.141 186.430 22 0.817 20
    20 29 29 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 187.232 51.145 187.254 12 -0.022 10
    21 15 15 99 Carl Edwards Ford 187.192 51.156 185.729 27 1.463 8
    22 42 42 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 187.192 51.156 187.020 16 0.172 16
    23 30 30 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 187.071 51.189 185.574 32 1.497 28
    24 44 43 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 187.068 51.190 187.320 9 -0.252 24
    25 13 13 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 186.956 51.221 186.481 21 0.475 9
    26 25 23 41 Casey Mears Dodge 186.849 51.250 186.184 26 0.665 26
    27 18 16 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 186.710 51.288 183.737 43 2.973 17
    28 31 31 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 186.685 51.295 185.718 30 0.967 27
    29 34 34 16 Greg Biffle Ford 186.536 51.336 187.181 13 -0.645 3
    30 10 10 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 186.528 51.338 184.897 40 1.631 IN
    31 38 38 33 Kerry Earnhardt Chevy 186.496 51.347 186.347 23 0.149 IN
    32 2 2 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 186.351 51.387 184.619 42 1.732 IN
    33 11 11 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 186.198 51.429 185.183 35 1.015 IN
    34 24 22 23 Mike Skinner Dodge 186.148 51.443 187.006 18 -0.858 IN
    35 43 44 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 186.108 51.454 186.289 24 -0.181 25
    36 7 7 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.935 51.502 185.718 29 0.217 12
    37 8 8 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 185.935 51.502 184.997 39 0.938 23
    38 23 21 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 185.877 51.518 185.165 36 0.712 18
    39 26 26 43 Jeff Green Dodge 185.848 51.526 185.230 34 0.618 29
    40 9 9 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 185.729 51.559 184.679 41 1.050 IN
    41 3 3 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 185.348 51.665 185.671 31 -0.323 22
    42 4 4 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 185.151 51.720 185.402 33 -0.251 IN
    43 33 33 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 185.104 51.733 183.413 46 1.691 DNQ
    44 14 14 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 184.623 51.868 185.108 37 -0.485 DNQ
    45 16 24 00 Kenny Wallace Chevy 184.338 51.948 183.515 44 0.823 DNQ
    46 47 47 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 184.041 52.032 183.508 45 0.533 DNQ
    47 40 40 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 183.988 52.047 182.372 47 1.616 32

    '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.(4-29-2005)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 189.804
    2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 188.988
    3 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 188.548
    4 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 188.474
    5 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 188.237
    6 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 188.226
    7 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 188.156
    8 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 187.919
    9 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 187.857
    10 97 Kurt Busch Ford 187.831
    11 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 187.713
    12 36 Boris Said Chevy 187.471
    13 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 187.427
    14 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 187.350
    15 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 187.298
    16 6 Mark Martin Ford 187.276
    17 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 187.276
    18 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 187.265
    19 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 187.247
    20 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 187.232
    21 99 Carl Edwards Ford 187.192
    22 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 187.192
    23 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 187.071
    24 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 187.068
    25 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 186.956
    26 41 Casey Mears Dodge 186.849
    27 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 186.710
    28 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 186.685
    29 16 Greg Biffle Ford 186.536
    30 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 186.528
    31 33 Kerry Earnhardt Chevy 186.496
    32 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 186.351
    33 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 186.198
    34 23 Mike Skinner Dodge 186.148
    35 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 186.108
    36 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.935
    37 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 185.935
    38 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 185.877
    39 43 Jeff Green Dodge 185.848
    40 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 185.729
    41 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 185.348
    42-OP 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 183.988
    43 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 185.151
    DNQ 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 185.104
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 184.623
    DNQ 00 Kenny Wallace Chevy 184.338
    DNQ 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 184.041
    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


    Friday's Practice Speeds, April 29, 2005

    Rank Car# Driver Manu Speed
    1 10 Scott Riggs Chevy 188.719
    2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 188.289
    3 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 188.100
    4 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 187.897
    5 97 Kurt Busch Ford 187.651
    6 36 Boris Said Chevy 187.599
    7 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 187.529
    8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 187.452
    9 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 187.320
    10 11 Jason Leffler Chevy 187.313
    11 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 187.298
    12 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 187.254
    13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 187.181
    14 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 187.042
    15 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 187.024
    16 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 187.020
    17 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 187.006
    18 23 Mike Skinner Dodge 187.006
    19 18 Bobby Labonte Chevy 186.966
    20 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 186.623
    21 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 186.481
    22 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 186.430
    23 33 Kerry Earnhardt Chevy 186.347
    24 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 186.289
    25 07 Dave Blaney Chevy 186.246
    26 41 Casey Mears Dodge 186.184
    27 99 Carl Edwards Ford 185.729
    28 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 185.725
    29 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.718
    30 0 Mike Bliss Chevy 185.718
    31 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 185.671
    32 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 185.574
    33 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 185.402
    34 43 Jeff Green Dodge 185.230
    35 4 Mike Wallace Chevy 185.183
    36 15 Michael Waltrip Chevy 185.165
    37 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 185.108
    38 6 Mark Martin Ford 185.054
    39 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 184.997
    40 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 184.897
    41 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy 184.679
    42 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 184.619
    43 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 183.737
    44 00 Kenny Wallace Chevy 183.515
    45 92 Stanton Barrett Chevy 183.508
    46 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 183.413
    47 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 182.372


    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.(4-29-2005)


    • 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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