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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Food City 500
at Bristol Motor Speedway


    QUALIFYING WAS CANCELLED
    due to rain

    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:40pm/et
    on Friday, March 24th
  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, Mar 2003, 128.709mph, 14.908 secs

  • 2005 March Pole Sitter: Elliott Sadler, 127.733, finished 2nd

  • Race info at: Bristol Race Info Page

  • Bristol Entry List


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


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

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and ten out [50 entered for 43 spots]:
    #00-Hermie Sadler,
    #4-Scott Wimmer,
    #7-Robby Gordon,
    #10-Scott Riggs,
    #32-Travis Kvapil,
    #34-Chad Chaffin,
    #37-Mike Skinner,
    #51-Mike Garvey,
    #61-Kevin Lepage,
    #74-Derrike Cope,
    #78-Kenny Wallace,
    #89-Morgan Shepherd,
    #92-Chad Blount,
    #95-Stanton Barrett,
    #96-Terry Labonte [CH],
    (3-24-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer,, starts
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., , starts
    #11-Denny Hamlin, , starts
    #18-J.J. Yeley, , starts
    #40-David Stremme, , starts
    #41-Reed Sorenson, , starts
    #49-Brent Sherman, , starts
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(3-24-2006)


    Rain was CANCELLED
    Qualifying, Lineup is set
    by points

    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Reason In
    1 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 2005 Owners Points
    3 99 Carl Edwards Ford 2005 Owners Points
    4 6 Mark Martin Ford 2005 Owners Points
    5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    6 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    7 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 2005 Owners Points
    8 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 2005 Owners Points
    9 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    10 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    12 42 Casey Mears Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    13 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 2005 Owners Points
    14 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    15 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 2005 Owners Points
    16 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    17 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    18 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    19 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    20 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    21 21 Ken Schrader Ford 2005 Owners Points
    22 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    23 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    24 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    25 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    26 40 David Stremme # Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    27 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    28 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    29 66 Jeff Green Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    30 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    31 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    32 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    33 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    34 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 2005 Owners Points
    35 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 2005 Owners Points
    36 96 Terry Labonte Chevy Past Champion
    37 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 19th 2006 Ops
    38 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 28th 2006 Ops
    39 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 4 attempts 37th Ops
    40 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 4 attempts 40th Ops
    41 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 4 attempts 41st Ops
    42 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 4 attempts 43rd Ops
    43 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 4 attempts 46th Ops
    DNQ 34 Chad Chaffin Dodge 4 attempts 48th Ops
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 4 attempts 49th Ops
    DNQ 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 3 attempts 53rd Ops
    DNQ 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 3 attempts 51st Ops
    DNQ 92 Chad Blount Chevy 3 attempts 55th Ops
    DNQ 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 3 attempts 52nd Ops
    DNQ 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 2 attempts 50th Ops
    DNQ = Missed the race; WD = withdrew
    Not in the Top 35 in 2005 or 2006 Owners Points
    and not fast enough
    OP = made field by being in the Top 35 in Owners points, not speed
    CH = used a Champions Provisional to make the field



    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Actual
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    Qual
    Time
    (secs)
    Final
    Saturday
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Diff
    Qual vs
    Prac
    2005
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
      1   49 Brent Sherman # Dodge           31
      2   6 Mark Martin Ford           4
      3   7 Robby Gordon Chevy           38-X
      4   42 Casey Mears Dodge           12
      5   96 Terry Labonte Chevy           n/a(CH)-X
      6   24 Jeff Gordon Chevy           11
      7   41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge           22
      8   10 Scott Riggs Dodge           46-X
      9   32 Travis Kvapil Chevy           37-X
      10   1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy           25
      11   11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy           33
      12   8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy           19
      13   2 Kurt Busch Dodge           9
      14   17 Matt Kenseth Ford           7
      15   78 Kenny Wallace Chevy           64-X
      16   16 Greg Biffle Ford           2
      17   19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge           10
      18   01 Joe Nemechek Chevy           16
      19   25 Brian Vickers Chevy           17
      20   07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy           27
      21   21 Ken Schrader Ford           21
      22   37 Mike Skinner Dodge           39-X
      23   40 David Stremme # Dodge           26
      24   88 Dale Jarrett Ford           15
      25   48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy           5
      26   00 Hermie Sadler Ford           57-X
      27   5 Kyle Busch Chevy           20
      28   89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge           50-X
      29   43 Bobby Labonte Dodge           30
      30   61 Kevin Lepage Ford           40-X
      31   38 Elliott Sadler Ford           13
      32   31 Jeff Burton Chevy           18
      33   51 Mike Garvey Chevy           51-X
      34   9 Kasey Kahne Dodge           23
      35   29 Kevin Harvick Chevy           14
      36   26 Jamie McMurray Ford           8
      37   66 Jeff Green Chevy           29
      38   95 Stanton Barrett Chevy           59-X
      39   92 Chad Blount Chevy           41-X
      40   99 Carl Edwards Ford           3
      41   34 Chad Chaffin Dodge           44-X
      42   55 Michael Waltrip Dodge           34
      43   12 Ryan Newman Dodge           6
      44   74 Derrike Cope Dodge           45-X
      45   14 Sterling Marlin Chevy           35
      46   45 Kyle Petty Dodge           28
      47   4 Scott Wimmer Chevy           36-X
      48   22 Dave Blaney Dodge           32
      49   18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy           24
      50   20 Tony Stewart Chevy           1


    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 has 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.


    • IMPOUND RULES on my Impound Rules page.

    • Results: for results, links, owners/drivers points (after each race back thru the season)
      see my:
      2006 Nextel Cup Race Results
      2005 Nextel Cup Race Results
      2004 Nextel Cup Race Results

    • Determining Race Line-Ups - Top 35 Guarantee: At the start of the 2005 season, NASCAR instituted a new procedure for establishing the starting race field in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series [NNCS]. NASCAR 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 NNCS still will be determined by qualifying speed, the new system will assure the highest-ranked 35 positions of the NNCS OWNER [not Driver] championship points that have entered the event prior to the entry deadline [usually 13 days before the day of the race] 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 [36-42] will be assigned to those drivers with the fastest qualifying speeds whose car owners are not among the top 35. The final starting position [43rd] – 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 the current of previous 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 previous 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’ current Rule Book.(NASCAR PR)

    • see my Final 2005 Owners Points with the 2006 teams listed page - for 1st five races

    • What happens if qualifying gets rained out?

      If it is the first 5 races of the season, the previous season OWNERS points are used:

      #1) - Previous season Owner Points [position 1-35]
      #2) - Race winners from the previous and current season not already in the field
      #3) - Past Nextel Cup Champions not in by 1 or 2
      #4) - Current season Owner Points [Top 35][not in by rules 1-3]
      #5) - Current season race attempts ties broken by current owners points standings [not in by rules 1-4]
      After the 5th race of the season, the current season OWNERS points are used:
      #1) - First 35 by current Owner Points
      #2) - Last Years Cup Champ or the Event Champion if not already in the field
      #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) - Qualifying Order Position
      (all above apply as long as the team was entered by the entry deadline - usually 7-13 days before the race)


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