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


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:40pm/et
    on Friday, August 25, 2006
  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, Mar 2003, 128.709mph, 14.908 secs

  • Race/Event Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, August 2004, 128.520mph

  • 2005 August Pole Sitter: Matt Kenseth, 127.039, finished 1st

  • 2006 March Pole Sitter: none, rained out, #20-Tony Stewart started 1st via points, finished 12th

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #2-Busch, 125.436mph goes out 25th out of 47 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kurt Busch wins pole at Bristol: #2-Kurt Busch won the Budweiser Pole for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 124.906mph for his 4th pole of 2006 and 7th of his career. Starting on the outside pole is #31-Jeff Burton, #43-Bobby Labonte, #17-Matt Kenseth, #20-Tony Stewart are the top-5, rounding out the top-10 are #11-Denny Hamlin, #29-Kevin Harvick, #45-Kyle Petty, #19-Elliott Sadler and #41-Reed Sorenson. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified 44th fastest and will start 40th. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #49-Lepage, #14-Marlin, #78-Wallace, #32-Kvapil, #55-Waltrip, #34-Long, #74-Cope and #4-Wimmer. Missing the race were: #61-Chaffin, #00-Sadler, #09-Wallace and #37-Skinner. #30-Barrett and #89-Shepherd withdrew before qualifying. See the qualifying results below.(8-25-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, August 25, 2006 at 3:40pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 3:30pm/et
    Radio: PRN Radio and XM Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Internet: NASCAR.com [Pit Command/Trackside - paid]
    Jayski.com: Jayski's FREE Semi-Live Qualifying Page.
    Qualifying Re-Air: 12:00am/et on Speed Channel

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #6-Martin, 1st out to qualify, 123.698mph, starts 15th
    #41-Sorenson, 16th out, 123.905, starts 10th
    #20-Stewart, 17th out, 124.299, starts 5th
    #2-Busch, 20th out, 124.906, starts 1st
    (8-25-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and four out [49 entered for 43 spots]:

    has made the race:
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 123.770
    #14-Sterling Marlin, 123.714
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 123.277
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 123.134
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 123.000
    #34-Carl Long, 122.921
    #74-Derrike Cope, 122.701
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 122.451
    will miss the race:
    #61-Chad Chaffin, 122.014
    #00-Hermie Sadler, 121.860
    #09-Mike Wallace, 121.759
    #37-Mike Skinner, 121.290
    #30-Stanton Barrett, withdrew
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, withdrew
    (8-25-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 123.213, starts 27th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 123.380, starts 24th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 124.226, starts 6th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 123.356, starts 25th
    #40-David Stremme, 122.294, starts 36th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 123.905, starts 10th
    #04-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(8-25-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    none yet.(8-25-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 124.906
    2 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 124.808
    3 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 124.484
    4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 124.404
    5 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 124.299
    6 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 124.226
    7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 124.106
    8 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 124.082
    9 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 123.921
    10 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 123.905
    11 42 Casey Mears Dodge 123.865
    12 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 123.770
    13 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 123.754
    14 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 123.714
    15 6 Mark Martin Ford 123.698
    16 66 Jeff Green Chevy 123.610
    17 21 Ken Schrader Ford 123.594
    18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 123.586
    19 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 123.491
    20 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 123.475
    21 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 123.467
    22 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 123.467
    23 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 123.443
    24 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 123.380
    25 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 123.356
    26 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 123.277
    27 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 123.213
    28 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 123.134
    29 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 123.000
    30 34 Carl Long Chevy 122.921
    31 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 122.827
    32 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 122.717
    33 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 122.701
    34 96 Tony Raines Chevy 122.638
    35 16 Greg Biffle Ford 122.365
    36 40 David Stremme # Dodge 122.294
    37 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 122.201
    38 38 David Gilliland Ford 122.154
    39 99 Carl Edwards Ford 122.092
    40-OP 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 121.728
    41-OP 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 121.428
    42-OP 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 121.389
    43 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 122.451
    DNQ 61 Chad Chaffin Chevy 122.014
    DNQ 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 121.860
    DNQ 09 Mike Wallace Dodge 121.759
    DNQ 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 121.290
    WD 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 0.000
    WD 30 Stanton Barrett Dodge 0.000
    DNQ = Missed the race
    WD = withdrew from race before qualifying
    Not in the Top 35 in 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 is OVER

    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 25 22 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 124.906 15.362 125.436 1 -0.530 14
    2 47 46 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 124.808 15.374 124.646 3 0.162 9
    3 46 45 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 124.484 15.414 123.857 12 0.627 25
    4 27 24 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 124.404 15.424 123.770 14 0.634 2
    5 19 17 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 124.299 15.437 123.921 11 0.378 5
    6 42 40 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 124.226 15.446 124.533 4 -0.307 8
    7 45 43 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 124.106 15.461 124.743 2 -0.637 3
    8 32 29 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 124.082 15.464 123.562 19 0.520 35
    9 34 31 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 123.921 15.484 123.403 21 0.518 34
    10 18 16 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 123.905 15.486 123.570 18 0.335 21
    11 29 26 42 Casey Mears Dodge 123.865 15.491 124.242 8 -0.377 17
    12 22 19 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 123.770 15.503 122.662 31 1.108 40-IN
    13 38 36 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 123.754 15.505 123.970 10 -0.216 6
    14 37 35 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 123.714 15.510 123.778 13 -0.064 36-IN
    15 1 1 6 Mark Martin Ford 123.698 15.512 124.250 7 -0.552 4
    16 33 30 66 Jeff Green Chevy 123.610 15.523 122.654 32 0.956 28
    17 43 41 21 Ken Schrader Ford 123.594 15.525 123.554 20 0.040 32
    18 28 25 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 123.586 15.526 122.717 29 0.869 1
    19 44 42 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 123.491 15.538 124.034 9 -0.543 7
    20 12 11 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 123.475 15.540 122.162 40 1.313 15
    21 35 32 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 123.467 15.541 122.693 30 0.774 18
    22 30 27 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 123.467 15.541 122.427 34 1.040 30
    23 26 23 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 123.443 15.544 122.992 26 0.451 20
    24 40 38 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 123.380 15.552 122.162 39 1.218 22
    25 36 33 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 123.356 15.555 122.733 28 0.623 29
    26 15 13 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 123.277 15.565 121.443 44 1.834 42-IN
    27 4 3 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 123.213 15.573 124.291 6 -1.078 19
    28 7 6 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 123.134 15.583 123.380 22 -0.246 37-IN
    29 13 12 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 123.000 15.600 122.419 35 0.581 38-IN
    30 49 47 34 Carl Long Chevy 122.921 15.610 122.139 41 0.782 43-x
    31 10 9 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 122.827 15.622 122.497 33 0.330 11
    32 20 18 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 122.717 15.636 123.642 16 -0.925 26
    33 5 4 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 122.701 15.638 123.618 17 -0.917 46-IN
    34 39 37 96 Tony Raines Chevy 122.638 15.646 122.302 36 0.336 27
    35 11 10 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 122.451 15.670 123.364 23 -0.913 39-IN
    36 21 34 16 Greg Biffle Ford 122.365 15.681 121.090 45 1.275 12
    37 17 15 40 David Stremme # Dodge 122.294 15.690 122.984 27 -0.690 33
    38 2 2 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 122.201 15.702 121.466 43 0.735 16
    39 23 20 38 David Gilliland Ford 122.154 15.708 122.271 37 -0.117 23
    40 6 5 99 Carl Edwards Ford 122.092 15.716 124.436 5 -2.344 13
    41 41 39 61 Chad Chaffin Chevy 122.014 15.726 120.339 47 1.675 41-DNQ
    42 9 8 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 121.860 15.746 121.029 46 0.831 49-DNQ
    43 24 21 09 Mike Wallace Dodge 121.759 15.759 122.240 38 -0.481 53-DNQ
    44 16 14 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 121.728 15.763 123.245 25 -1.517 10
    45 31 28 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 121.428 15.802 123.324 24 -1.896 31
    46 8 7 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 121.389 15.807 123.674 15 -2.285 24
    47 14 44 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 121.290 15.820 122.014 42 -0.724 54-DNQ
    x 3 x 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 0.000 withdrew 107.261 49 x 55-wd
      48 x 30 Stanton Barrett Dodge 0.000 withdrew 118.767 48 -118.767 61-wd


    a GREEN 'IN' means that team/driver have made the race, NOT in the top 35

    a RED 'DNQ' means that team/driver will miss the race, NOT in the top 35

    Last driver to make an attempt in BLUE

    an 'x' in owners ponts pos and RED driver name means that team is NOT in the top 35 and must make the race by speed


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 6 Mark Martin Ford 124.250 7 4
    2 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 121.466 43 16
    3 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 107.261 49 55-x
    4 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 124.291 6 19
    5 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 123.618 17 46-x
    6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 124.436 5 13
    7 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 123.380 22 37-x
    8 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 123.674 15 24
    9 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 121.029 46 49-x
    10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 122.497 33 11
    11 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 123.364 23 39-x
    12 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 122.162 40 15
    13 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 122.419 35 38-x
    14 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 122.014 42 54-x
    15 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 121.443 44 42-x
    16 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 123.245 25 10
    17 40 David Stremme # Dodge 122.984 27 33
    18 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 123.570 18 21
    19 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 123.921 11 5
    20 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 123.642 16 26
    21 16 Greg Biffle Ford 121.090 45 12
    22 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 122.662 31 40-x
    23 38 David Gilliland Ford 122.271 37 23
    24 09 Mike Wallace Dodge 122.240 38 53-x
    25 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 125.436 1 14
    26 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 122.992 26 20
    27 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 123.770 14 2
    28 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 122.717 29 1
    29 42 Casey Mears Dodge 124.242 8 17
    30 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 122.427 34 30
    31 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 123.324 24 31
    32 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 123.562 19 35
    33 66 Jeff Green Chevy 122.654 32 28
    34 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 123.403 21 34
    35 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 122.693 30 18
    36 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 122.733 28 29
    37 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 123.778 13 36-x
    38 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 123.970 10 6
    39 96 Tony Raines Chevy 122.302 36 27
    40 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 122.162 39 22
    41 61 Chad Chaffin Chevy 120.339 47 41-x
    42 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 124.533 4 8
    43 21 Ken Schrader Ford 123.554 20 32
    44 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 124.034 9 7
    45 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 124.743 2 3
    46 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 123.857 12 25
    47 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 124.646 3 9
    48 30 Stanton Barrett Dodge 118.767 48 61-x
    49 34 Carl Long Chevy 122.139 41 43-x


    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.


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

    • Race info at: Bristol Race Info Page

    • Bristol Entry List

    • 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)
      Simple: so the field is set by speed to where the 7th fastest non-top 35 driver is on speed. The any drivers in the top 35 of OWNERS [not drivers points] are placed to the 42nd spot. The 43rd spot is used for the most recent past Cup champion NOT already in the field from being in the top-35 in owners points or one of the seven no top-35. If their is not past champ for the 43rd spot, it goes to the next fastest [8th fastest driver]

    • 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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