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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Dodge Charger 500
at Darlington Raceway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:40pm/et
    on Friday, May 12th
  • Track Qualifying Record: Ward Burton, Mar 1996, 173.797mph

  • 2005 Pole Sitter: Kasey Kahne, 170.024, finished 3rd

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #9-Kahne 166.529mph (scheduled to go out 25th of 49 drivers)

  • Race info at: Darlington Race Info Page

  • Darlington Entry List


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kahne wins pole at Darlington: #9-Kasey Kahne won the pole for the Dodge Charger 500 at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 169.013mph for his 3rd pole of 2006 and 9th of his career, Kahne won the races he won the poles for this year [Atlanta, Texas]. #12-Ryan Newman will start 2nd, followed by #07-Clint Bowyer, #40-David Stremme [best career start] and #11-Denny Hamlin. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were #40-Stremme, #32-Kvapil, #74-Cope, #95-Barrett, #55-Waltrip, #4-Wimmer and #49-Lepage. #44-Labonte used a past champions provisional to make the race. Missing the race were: #78-Wallace, #61-Chaffin, #34-Blount and #37-Long. See the qualifying results below.(5-12-2006)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Dodge Charger 500 at Darlington Raceway is scheduled for Friday, May 12, 2006 at 3:40pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 3:30pm/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: 12:00am/et Speed Chanel

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #48-Jimmie Johnson, 1st out to qualify, 165.945mph, starts 25th
    #99-Edwards, 2nd out, 167.379, starts 7th
    #38-Sadler, 3rd out, 167.413, starts 6th
    #40-Stremme, 10th out, 167.727, starts 4th
    #9-Kahne, 24th out, 169.013, starts 1st
    (5-12-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and four out [47 entered for 43 spots]:
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 164.117, IN
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 166.619, IN
    #34-Chad Blount, 161.540, DNQ
    #37-Carl Long, 163.229, DNQ
    #40-David Stremme, 167,727, IN
    #44-Terry Labonte [CH], 161.864, IN
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 163.615, IN
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 164.270, IN
    #61-Chad Chaffin, 163.332, DNQ
    #74-Derrike Cope, 165.153, IN
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 163.316, DNQ
    #95-Stanton Barrett, 164.992, IN
    (5-12-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 168.071, starts 3rd
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 164.029, starts 39th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 167.453, starts 5th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 165.917, starts 26th
    #40-David Stremme, 167.727, starts 4th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 166.851, starts 16th
    #?-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(5-12-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #96-Raines scraped the wall on his lap and was the slowest of everyone..(5-12-2006)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #07-Bowyer, 168.071, starts 3rd
    Dodge: #9-Kahne, 169.013, starts 1st
    Ford: #38-Sadler, 167.413, starts 6th
    Toyota - oops, not until 2007.......(5-12-2006)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 169.013
    2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 168.192
    3 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 168.071
    4 40 David Stremme # Dodge 167.727
    5 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 167.453
    6 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 167.413
    7 99 Carl Edwards Ford 167.379
    8 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 167.362
    9 16 Greg Biffle Ford 167.231
    10 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 167.146
    11 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 167.146
    12 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 167.078
    13 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 166.908
    14 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 166.902
    15 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 166.874
    16 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 166.851
    17 6 Mark Martin Ford 166.619
    18 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 166.619
    19 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 166.495
    20 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 166.467
    21 42 Casey Mears Dodge 166.231
    22 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 166.174
    23 21 Ken Schrader Ford 166.090
    24 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 165.978
    25 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 165.945
    26 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 165.917
    27 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 165.900
    28 66 Jeff Green Chevy 165.855
    29 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 165.838
    30 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 165.827
    31 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 165.749
    32 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 165.242
    33 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 165.153
    34 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 164.992
    35 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 164.386
    36 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 164.386
    37 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 164.270
    38 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 164.117
    39 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 164.029
    40 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 163.942
    41 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 163.615
    42-OP 96 Tony Raines Chevy 158.598
    43-CH 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 161.864
    DNQ 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 163.332
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 163.316
    DNQ 37 Carl Long Dodge 163.229
    DNQ 34 Chad Blount Chevy 161.540
    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 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
    2005
    Owners
    Point
    Rank
    1 25 24 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 169.013 29.096 166.529 1 2.484 7
    2 40 39 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 168.192 29.238 164.948 9 3.244 24
    3 31 30 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 168.071 29.259 164.540 18 3.531 15
    4 11 10 40 David Stremme # Dodge 167.727 29.319 165.059 7 2.668 38-IN
    5 44 43 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 167.453 29.670 165.855 4 1.598 16
    6 3 3 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 167.413 29.374 164.375 19 3.038 14
    7 2 2 99 Carl Edwards Ford 167.379 29.380 166.045 3 1.334 13
    8 22 21 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 167.362 29.383 164.766 13 2.596 19
    9 47 46 16 Greg Biffle Ford 167.231 29.406 164.932 10 2.299 20
    10 18 17 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 167.146 29.421 166.405 2 0.741 18
    11 17 16 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 167.146 29.421 163.598 27 3.548 28
    12 12 11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 167.078 29.433 164.727 15 2.351 9
    13 24 23 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 166.908 29.463 164.194 21 2.714 2
    14 36 35 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 166.902 29.464 160.911 42 5.991 5
    15 10 8 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 166.874 29.469 163.909 24 2.965 17
    16 43 42 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 166.851 29.473 165.386 5 1.465 26
    17 7 9 6 Mark Martin Ford 166.619 29.514 164.744 14 1.875 4
    18 37 36 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 166.619 29.514 164.777 12 1.842 39-IN
    19 15 14 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 166.495 29.536 163.964 22 2.531 22
    20 32 31 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 166.467 29.541 164.815 11 1.652 11
    21 26 25 42 Casey Mears Dodge 166.231 29.583 165.286 6 0.945 10
    22 13 12 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 166.174 29.593 163.827 26 2.347 6
    23 42 41 21 Ken Schrader Ford 166.090 29.608 163.833 25 2.257 32
    24 23 22 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 165.978 29.628 163.430 29 2.548 33
    25 1 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 165.945 29.634 164.303 20 1.642 1
    26 14 13 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 165.917 29.639 161.731 37 4.186 23
    27 4 4 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 165.900 29.642 164.639 16 1.261 31
    28 34 33 66 Jeff Green Chevy 165.855 29.650 162.104 34 3.751 21
    29 33 32 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 165.838 29.653 163.169 30 2.669 8
    30 6 6 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 165.827 29.655 163.958 23 1.869 35
    31 21 20 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 165.749 29.669 165.048 8 0.701 3
    32 39 38 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 165.242 29.760 160.779 43 4.463 29
    33 5 5 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 165.153 29.776 161.790 36 3.363 54-IN
    34 19 18 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 164.992 29.805 161.838 35 3.154 43-IN
    35 46 45 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 164.386 29.915 162.286 33 2.100 12
    36 16 15 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 164.386 29.915 161.238 41 3.148 30
    37 41 40 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 164.270 29.936 161.498 39 2.772 36-IN
    38 28 27 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 164.117 29.964 163.582 28 0.535 37-IN
    39 20 19 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 164.029 29.980 164.573 17 -0.544 25
    40 35 34 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 163.942 29.996 161.291 40 2.651 34
    41 8 7 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 163.615 30.056 162.549 32 1.066 41-IN
    42 30 29 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 163.332 30.108 163.110 31 0.222 40-DNQ
    43 29 28 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 163.316 30.111 161.519 38 1.797 42-DNQ
    44 45 44 37 Carl Long Dodge 163.229 30.127 159.995 44 3.234 55-DNQ
    45 27 26 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 161.864 30.381 159.797 45 2.067 53-IN
    46 9 47 34 Chad Blount Chevy 161.540 30.442 159.476 46 2.064 44-DNQ
    47 38 37 96 Tony Raines Chevy 158.598 31.007 157.590 47 1.008 27


    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, 4 will miss the race.


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Last
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 164.303 20 1
    2 99 Carl Edwards Ford 166.045 3 13
    3 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 164.375 19 14
    4 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 164.639 16 31
    5 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 161.790 36 54-X
    6 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 163.958 23 35
    7 6 Mark Martin Ford 164.744 14 4
    8 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 162.549 32 41-X
    9 34 Chad Blount Chevy 159.476 46 44-X
    10 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 163.909 24 17
    11 40 David Stremme # Dodge 165.059 7 38-X
    12 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 164.727 15 9
    13 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 163.827 26 6
    14 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 161.731 37 23
    15 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 163.964 22 22
    16 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 161.238 41 30
    17 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 163.598 27 28
    18 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 166.405 2 18
    19 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 161.838 35 43-X
    20 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 164.573 17 25
    21 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 165.048 8 3
    22 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 164.766 13 19
    23 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 163.430 29 33
    24 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 164.194 21 2
    25 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 166.529 1 7
    26 42 Casey Mears Dodge 165.286 6 10
    27 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 159.797 45 53-CH
    28 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 163.582 28 37-X
    29 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 161.519 38 42-X
    30 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 163.110 31 40-X
    31 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 164.540 18 15
    32 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 164.815 11 11
    33 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 163.169 30 8
    34 66 Jeff Green Chevy 162.104 34 21
    35 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 161.291 40 34
    36 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 160.911 42 5
    37 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 164.777 12 39-X
    38 96 Tony Raines Chevy 157.590 47 27
    39 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 160.779 43 29
    40 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 164.948 9 24
    41 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 161.498 39 36-X
    42 21 Ken Schrader Ford 163.833 25 32
    43 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 165.386 5 26
    44 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 165.855 4 16
    45 37 Carl Long Dodge 159.995 44 55-X
    46 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 162.286 33 12
    47 16 Greg Biffle Ford 164.932 10 20


    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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