JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the USG Sheetrock 400
at Chicagoland Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 4:40pm/et
    on Friday, July 7, 2006
  • Track Qualifying Record: Jimmie Johnson, 188.147mph, 7/8/2005

  • 2005 Pole Sitter: Jimmie Johnson, 188.147mph, finished 3rd

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #25-Brian Vickers 179.301mph (scheduled to go out 29th of 50 drivers)


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Burton wins pole at Chicago: #31-Jeff Burton won the Budweiser Pole for the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway with a speed of 181.647mph for his 2nd pole of 2006 and 4th of his career. #25-Brian Vickers will start 2nd, followed by #9-Kasey Kahne, #29-Kevin Harvick and #48-Jimmie Johnson. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 25th. #06-Todd Kleuver will make his Nextel Cup debut, starting 35th. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #40-Stremme, #00-Elliott, #44-Labonte, #4-Wimmer, #06-Kleuver, #55-Waltrip, #78-Wallace and #32-Kvapil. Missing the race were: #15-Menard, #61-Blount, #51-Garvey, #04-Sherman, #34-Long, #49-Lepage and #74-Cope. See the qualifying results below.(7-7-2006)

  • Chicago Qualifying Notes:
    • Jeff Burton won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Bud Pole for the USG Sheetrock 400, lapping Chicagoland Speedway in 29.728 seconds at 181.647 mph. Jimmie Johnson holds the track-qualifying record of 28.701 seconds, 188.147 mph - set July 8, 2005. • This is Burton’s fourth career Bud Pole in 421 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races.
    • This is his second Bud Pole and sixth top-10 start in 2006. This is the first year that Burton has had more than one Bud Pole in a season in his NASCAR NEXTEL Cup career
    • This is Burton’s first Bud Pole and second top-10 start in six race at Chicagoland Speedway.
    • Burton became the fourth repeat Bud Pole winner in 2006. Kasey Kahne (four), Greg Biffle (two) and Kurt Busch (two) are the other multiple Bud Pole winners this season.
    • Burton became the sixth different Bud Pole winner in six races at Chicagoland Speedway, joining Todd Bodine (2001), Ryan Newman (2002), Tony Stewart (2003), Jeff Gordon (2004) and Jimmie Johnson (2005).
    • Brian Vickers posted the second-quickest qualifying lap of 29.782 seconds, 181.318 mph – and will join Burton on the front row for the USG Sheetrock 400. This is his sixth top-10 start of 2006. Vickers has posted three top-10 starts in three races at Chicago. – all top-fives.
    • This is the fifth Bud Pole for Chevrolet in 2006. Dodge has eight Bud Poles and Ford has four. Qualifying was canceled at Bristol.
    • Kasey Kahne (third) posted his second top-10 start in three races at Chicago – both topfives. This is his 11th top-10 start in 2006.
    • Kevin Harvick (fourth) has started from the top-10 in three of his six races at Chicago. This is Harvick’s fifth top-10 start of the 2006 season.
    • Jimmie Johnson (fifth) posted his fourth top-10 start in five races at Chicago. This is Johnson’s 12th top-10 start of 2006.(NASCAR Statistical Services)(7-7-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled for Friday, July 7, 2006 at 4:40pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 4:30pm/et
    Radio: MRN 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: 11:00pm/et on Speed Channel

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #2-Busch, 1st out to qualify, 178.318mph, starts 19th
    #10-Riggs, 5th out, 178.660, starts 14th
    #48-Johnson, 18th out, 180.391, starts 5th
    #31-Burton, 21st out, 181.647, starts 1st
    (7-7-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and seven out [50 entered for 43 spots]:
    #00-Bill Elliott [CH2], 178.000, IN
    #04-Brent Sherman, 174.430, DNQ
    #06-Todd Kleuver, 176.580, IN
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 177.620, IN
    #15-Paul Menard, 176.085, DNQ
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 176.166, IN
    #34-Carl Long, 172.298, DNQ
    #40-David Stremme, 178.442, IN
    #44-Terry Labonte [CH1], 177.690, IN
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 175.473, DNQ
    #51-Mike Garvey, 174.205, DNQ
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 176.551, IN
    #61-Chad Blount, 175.439, DNQ
    #74-Derrike Cope, 173.823, DNQ
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 176.505, IN
    CH = has a past champ provisional to use if needed
    (7-7-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 176.471, starts 38th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 177.515, starts 29th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 179.874, starts 7th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 179.283, starts 10th
    #40-David Stremme, 178.283, starts 20th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 178.442, starts 18th
    #04-Brent Sherman, 174.430, DNQ
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(7-7-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    none..yet.(7-7-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 181.647
    2 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 181.318
    3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 180.687
    4 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 180.421
    5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 180.391
    6 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 180.367
    7 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 179.874
    8 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 179.718
    9 6 Mark Martin Ford 179.325
    10 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 179.319
    11 42 Casey Mears Dodge 179.223
    12 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 179.206
    13 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 179.200
    14 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 178.660
    15 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 178.636
    16 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 178.613
    17 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 178.583
    18 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 178.442
    19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 178.318
    20 40 David Stremme # Dodge 178.283
    21 99 Carl Edwards Ford 178.271
    22 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 178.036
    23 00 Bill Elliott Chevy 178.000
    24 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 177.924
    25 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 177.690
    26 16 Greg Biffle Ford 177.643
    27 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 177.620
    28 66 Jeff Green Chevy 177.550
    29 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 177.515
    30 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 177.480
    31 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 177.299
    32 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 176.997
    33 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 176.933
    34 06 Todd Kleuver Ford 176.580
    35 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 176.551
    36 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 176.505
    37 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 176.471
    38 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 176.200
    39 96 Tony Raines Chevy 175.936
    40 21 Ken Schrader Ford 175.673
    41-OP 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 174.227
    42-OP 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 174.650
    43 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 176.177
    DNQ 15 Paul Menard Chevy 176.085
    DNQ 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 175.473
    DNQ 61 Chad Blount Dodge 175.439
    DNQ 04 Brent Sherman # Ford 174.430
    DNQ 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 174.205
    DNQ 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 173.823
    DNQ 34 Carl Long Chevy 172.298
    DNQ = Missed the race; WD = withdrew
    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 50 of 50 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 21 21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 181.647 29.728 178.595 5 3.052 7
    2 29 27 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 181.318 29.782 179.301 1 2.017 20
    3 45 44 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 180.687 29.886 178.106 11 2.581 4
    4 49 49 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 180.421 29.930 178.459 7 1.962 9
    5 17 18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 180.391 29.935 179.158 2 1.233 1
    6 37 36 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 180.367 29.939 177.072 23 3.295 27
    7 41 40 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 179.874 30.021 178.956 3 0.918 10
    8 30 28 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 179.718 30.047 176.817 26 2.901 2
    9 19 19 6 Mark Martin Ford 179.325 30.113 176.211 31 3.114 6
    10 42 41 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 179.319 30.114 178.613 4 0.706 30
    11 34 33 42 Casey Mears Dodge 179.223 30.130 177.538 19 1.685 15
    12 22 22 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 179.206 30.133 177.597 15 1.609 17
    13 39 38 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 179.200 30.134 176.910 25 2.290 12
    14 6 5 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 178.660 30.225 177.836 14 0.824 21
    15 36 35 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 178.636 30.229 176.102 32 2.534 34
    16 32 31 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 178.613 30.233 176.045 33 2.568 33
    17 46 45 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 178.583 30.238 178.065 12 0.518 28
    18 33 32 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 178.442 30.262 177.352 21 1.090 24
    19 1 1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 178.318 30.283 178.247 10 0.071 13
    20 43 42 40 David Stremme # Dodge 178.283 30.289 177.497 20 0.786 36-IN
    21 26 30 99 Carl Edwards Ford 178.271 30.291 177.579 18 0.692 14
    22 24 24 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 178.036 30.331 178.353 8 -0.317 8
    23 28 26 00 Bill Elliott Chevy 178.000 30.337 175.833 34 2.167 46-IN
    24 47 46 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 177.924 30.350 177.328 22 0.596 3
    25 20 20 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 177.690 30.390 175.302 39 2.388 50-IN
    26 2 2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 177.643 30.398 177.597 16 0.046 11
    27 27 25 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 177.620 30.402 176.771 27 0.849 39-IN
    28 40 39 66 Jeff Green Chevy 177.550 30.414 177.038 24 0.512 26
    29 11 11 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 177.515 30.420 177.579 17 -0.064 23
    30 8 7 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 177.480 30.426 176.661 29 0.819 29
    31 12 12 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 177.299 30.457 175.421 37 1.878 35
    32 5 9 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 176.997 30.509 176.725 28 0.272 31
    33 4 4 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 176.933 30.520 177.983 13 -1.050 5
    34 16 17 06 Todd Kleuver Ford 176.580 30.581 173.975 45 2.605 n/a-IN
    35 48 47 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 176.551 30.586 175.804 35 0.747 38-IN
    36 38 37 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 176.505 30.594 175.673 36 0.832 42-IN
    37 3 3 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 176.471 30.600 178.324 9 -1.853 18
    38 23 23 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 176.200 30.647 178.495 6 -2.295 19
    39 31 34 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 176.177 30.651 174.967 41 1.210 37-IN
    40 18 16 15 Paul Menard Chevy 176.085 30.667 175.410 38 0.675 48-DNQ
    41 14 14 96 Tony Raines Chevy 175.936 30.693 174.870 42 1.066 25
    42 7 6 21 Ken Schrader Ford 175.673 30.739 176.534 30 -0.861 32
    43 9 10 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 175.473 30.774 175.080 40 0.393 40-DNQ
    44 50 50 61 Chad Blount Dodge 175.439 30.780 171.783 48 3.656 41-DNQ
    45 13 13 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 174.650 30.919 172.529 47 2.121 22
    46 25 29 04 Brent Sherman # Ford 174.430 30.958 171.619 49 2.811 n/a-DNQ
    47 35 48 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 174.227 30.994 171.233 50 2.994 16
    48 44 43 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 174.205 30.998 174.458 44 -0.253 49-DNQ
    49 10 8 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 173.823 31.066 174.791 43 -0.968 47-DNQ
    50 15 15 34 Carl Long Chevy 172.298 31.341 172.822 46 -0.524 43-DNQ


    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

    '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

    8 teams will get in by speed, 7 will miss the race.


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 178.247 10 13
    2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 177.597 16 11
    3 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 178.324 9 18
    4 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 177.983 13 5
    5 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 176.725 28 31
    6 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 177.836 14 21
    7 21 Ken Schrader Ford 176.534 30 32
    8 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 176.661 29 29
    9 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 175.080 40 40-x
    10 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 174.791 43 47-x
    11 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 177.579 17 23
    12 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 175.421 37 35
    13 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 172.529 47 22
    14 96 Tony Raines Chevy 174.870 42 25
    15 34 Carl Long Chevy 172.822 46 43-x
    16 06 Todd Kleuver Ford 173.975 45 n/a
    17 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 179.158 2 1
    18 15 Paul Menard Chevy 175.410 38 48-x
    19 6 Mark Martin Ford 176.211 31 6
    20 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 175.302 39 50-CH
    21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 178.595 5 7
    22 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 177.597 15 17
    23 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 178.495 6 19
    24 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 178.353 8 8
    25 04 Brent Sherman # Ford 171.619 49 n/a
    26 99 Carl Edwards Ford 177.579 18 14
    27 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 176.771 27 39-x
    28 00 Bill Elliott Chevy 175.833 34 46-CH2
    29 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 179.301 1 20
    30 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 176.817 26 2
    31 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 174.967 41 37-x
    32 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 176.045 33 33
    33 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 177.352 21 24
    34 42 Casey Mears Dodge 177.538 19 15
    35 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 171.233 50 16
    36 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 176.102 32 34
    37 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 177.072 23 27
    38 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 175.673 36 42-x
    39 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 176.910 25 12
    40 66 Jeff Green Chevy 177.038 24 26
    41 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 178.956 3 10
    42 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 178.613 4 30
    43 40 David Stremme # Dodge 177.497 20 36-x
    44 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 174.458 44 49-x
    45 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 178.106 11 4
    46 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 178.065 12 28
    47 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 177.328 22 3
    48 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 175.804 35 38-x
    49 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 178.459 7 9
    50 61 Chad Blount Dodge 171.783 48 41-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: Chicago Race Info Page

    • Chicago 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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