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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Daytona 500
at Daytona International Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 12:10pm/et
    on Sunday, February 12th
  • Event/Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, 210.364mph, February 1987

  • Event Qualifying Record with Restrictor Plate: Ken Schrader, 196.996, February 1989

  • 2005 Pole Sitter: Dale Jarrett, 188.312, finished 15th

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #38-Elliott Sadler 188.454mph (scheduled to go out 51st of 58 drivers)

  • Race info at: Daytona 500 Race Info Page

  • Daytona 500 Entry List

  • Gatorade Duel 150's Lineup/Info page


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Knaus Ejected from 2006 Daytona 500 Activities UPDATE 2 Hendrick Responds: NASCAR announced today that NASCAR Nextel Cup Series crew chief Chad Knaus has been ejected from any further participation in 2006 Daytona 500 activities as a result of a rules infraction discovered following pole qualifying runs Sunday. Knaus is the crew chief for the #48 Lowe's Chevy driven by Jimmie Johnson. NASCAR said the #48 car failed post-qualifying template inspection in the rear window area [had a device installed that raised the rear window after pre-aualifying inspection]. The qualifying time posted by the #48 was disallowed and Johnson will have to start at the rear of the field in the first of two 150-mile qualifying races Thursday. The qualifying time of the #96 DLP Chevy driven by Terry Labonte was also disallowed. NASCAR officials said an unapproved carburetor was found on the 96 car. Labonte will also have to start from the rear of the field in Thursday’s qualifying races. Additional penalties for both cars will be determined following the Daytona 500.(NASCAR PR)(2-13-2006)
    UPDATE: Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick today responded to NASCAR sanctions levied against crew chief Chad Knaus following Sunday's Daytona 500 post-qualifying inspection at Daytona International Speedway. "We understand NASCAR's position," Hendrick said. "Our expectations for the team remain high. It's a deep, championship-caliber group and they'll step up this weekend." Darian Grubb, lead engineer for the #24 and #48 Hendrick Motorsports teams, will immediately assume Knaus' at-track duties in preparation for the Feb. 19 Daytona 500. "It's obviously disappointing to miss the biggest race of the year, but I'm confident in Darian and the rest of my teammates," Knaus said. "There's been a lot of effort put into the Daytona 500 and I know the team will be successful with the support they'll receive from the entire organization."(Hendrick Motorsports PR)(2-13-2006)
    UPDATE 2: Knaus cannot appeal the deci-sion, and Darian Grubb, the lead engineer for Johnson and Jeff Gordon's teams, will assume Knaus' duties at the track in preparation for Sunday's race. This is the seventh time Knaus has been fined and/or suspended by NASCAR for infractions on one of his cars. The first two came in 2001 when he was working on Stacy Compton's car. The other five have come with Johnson. He has been fined a total of $74,250, and this is the third suspension he will serve. Knaus also was suspended two races and fined $35,000 last March at Las Vegas when Johnson's race-winning car was found to be too low. He appealed the suspension, and NASCAR overturned it but put him on 90 days probation and kept the fine and the 25-point docking. In September at Dover, Johnson's car failed postrace inspection but later passed on a second attempt. NASCAR did not punish the team but did rewrite a rule about shock absorbers that Knaus had found a way to work around.(Richmond Times Dispatch)(2-14-2006)

  • Johnson's qualifying run disqualified MORE Burton and Gordon cars also being looked at AND #96 also disallowed: on Speed Channel's Victory Lane show, Bob Dilner reported that #48-Jimmie Johnson's Daytona 500 qualifying run has been disqualified due to an illegal traction control adjuster on the right rear of the car. Johnson had qualified 5th on Sunday with a speed of 188.762mph and the rear tires were rubbing and smoking during his run. So Johnson will not have his speed to fall back on if he has a bad run in the Gatorade Duel race on Thursday, but since he is in the top-35 2005 owners points, he is guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500. Could be a fine and/or points penalty coming.
    AND Jimmie Johnson qualified 5th on Sunday in Daytona 500 time trial runs. He has been disqualified. Johnson had an illegal off-set track bar adjuster in the right rear of that car. If you remember during his time trial run, the #48 was smoking out on the racetrack in the left rear. With this illegal adjuster, it boosted up the back glass and actually made the left rear rub a little bit so that time has been disallowed by NASCAR. There are a bunch of other issues in the garage area. In fact, some issues with the #31 team of Jeff Burton. That's right. Your Daytona 500 polesitter. Those issues have to do with the engine, and that's being hotly discussed in the garage area right now. In the media center after the Budweiser Shootout, NASCAR said it is researching several things from post-500 qualifying tech, including Burton's car as well as the #24 car of Jeff Gordon.(FoxSports).
    UPDATE: been told that Jeff Burton's #31 Cingular Chevy and Gordon's #24 passed inspection and there is no issue with the #31 motor. BUT have been told the #96 DLP Chevy's time has been disallowed due to an unapproved carberator modification, so Terry Labonte will start from the rear at the Gatorade Duel's.(2-12-2006)
    UPDATE 2: NASCAR officials late Sunday disqualified the Daytona 500 qualifying times set earlier in the day by Jimmie Johnson’s #48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and the #96 Hall of Fame Racing Chevy driven by Terry Labonte. According to NASCAR, in post-qualifying inspection Johnson’s car failed a template inspection, while Labonte’s car had a carburetor violation. Both cars had cleared pre-qualifying inspections. As a result, both cars will have to start in the back of the field during next Thursday’s Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying race, which will set the final field for the Daytona 500. NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter said Sunday night that additional penalties could be forthcoming. Those penalties could include points taken away from the teams, monetary fines or both. Hunter said that although NASCAR had not confiscated Johnson’s car, that is also a potential option at the sanctioning body’s disposal. “These were serious infractions,” Hunter said, adding that the sanctioning body was treating them as such, given that they occurred prior to the first and most visible race of the season, the Daytona 500.(Speed Channel)
    UPDATE 3 - Suspension?: #48 Crew chief Chad Knaus faces possible suspension for altering the height of the rear window in driver Jimmie Johnson's car before Sunday's qualifying for the Daytona 500. The biggest penalty could come as early as Monday against Knaus, according to a NASCAR source. According to the source, an instrument was placed inside the car that raised the rear window after it went through pre-qualifying inspection to provide an aerodynamic advantage. The height difference was discovered during a post-qualifying inspection and considered a flagrant attempt to gain a competitive advantage.(NASCAR.com)(2-12-2006)

  • Jeff's on the front row for the Daytona 500: #31-Jeff Burton in the #31 Cingular Chevy, won the pole for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 189.151mph. The pole is Burton's first since Richmond in Sept. 2000, 189 races ago and only the third of his career. #24-Jeff Gordon went out late and scored the outside pole with a lap of 188.877. The two Jeff's are the only drivers locked in starting spots for the 500. The rest will gain their starting spot via the Gatorade Duels on Thursday [will cover here online live]. The rest of the top five are #88-Dale Jarrett, #38-Elliott Sadler and #48-Jimmie Johnson. The best Dodge was #43-Bobby Labonte, who was 6th fastest. All the drivers who are in the top-35 of 2005 final owners points are in the race. Four drivers who are not locked in the top-35 have secured a spot in the race: #36-Bill Elliott, #32-Travis Kvapil, #00-Hermie Sadler and #96-Terry Labonte. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 39th fastest. #17-Matt Kenseth lost a tire just as he took the green flag and was the only driver not to record a speed. No wrecks or major incidents. See the qualifying results below.(2-12-2006)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 12:10pm/et.
    TV: NBC - 12:00pm/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: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #80-Carl Long, 1st out to qualify, 176.935mph, starts - depends on Duel 150 finish
    #15-Paul Menard, 2nd out, 185.334, starts - depends on Duel 150 finish
    #43-Bobby Labonte, 4th out, 187.935, starts - depends on Duel 150 finish
    #48-Jimmie Johnson, 30th out, 188.762, starts - depends on Duel 150 finish
    #31-Jeff Burton, 34th out, 189.151, starts 1st
    (2-12-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    #00-Hermie Sadler, 187.025 - IN
    #09-Mike Wallace, 182.953
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 184.854
    #7-Robby Gordon, 186.850
    #10-Scott Riggs, 180.890
    #15-Paul Menard, 185.334
    #23-Mike Skinner, 182.771
    #27-Kirk Shelmerdine, 185.361
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 187.106 - IN
    #36-Bill Elliott [CH], 187.715 - IN
    #37-Chad Blount, 181.906
    #50-Larry Foyt, 185.158
    #52-Larry Gunselman, 181.214
    #59-Andy Belmont, 179.960
    #61-Kevin Lepage, 186.037
    #64-Randy LaJoie, 184.540
    #74-Derrike Cope, 183.333
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 181.594
    #80-Carl Long, 176.935
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 183.576
    #92-Chad Chaffin, 181.763
    #95-Stanton Barrett, 185.322
    #96-Terry Labonte [CH], speed disallowed - IN
    (2-12-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 187.786
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 185.242
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 187.488
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 187.207
    #40-David Stremme, 184.543
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 186.289
    #49-Brent Sherman, 182.142
    #92-Chad Chaffin, 181.763
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(2-12-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    That was nice, NBC bailed on Daytona 500 qualifying for the Olympics, qualifying has moved over to Speed Channel.
    #45-Petty didn't pick up on his 2nd lap and reported smoke in the cockpit on both laps and had a possible transmission problem.
    #10-Riggs slowed after his first lap after losing a transmission.
    #17-Kenseth took the green flag then slowed down, had a left rear flat tire.
    (2-12-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Daytona 500 Practice 1 page
    Daytona 500 Practice 2 page


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    2005
    Owners
    Points
    Reason
    in Race
    start Car# Driver Manu Qual Speed 2005 Owners Point Rank Reason in race
    1 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 189.151 18 won pole
    2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 188.877 11 won outside pole
    3 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 188.810 13 1st in Duel #1
    4 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 187.570 20 2nd in Duel #2
    5 99 Carl Edwards Ford 186.614 3 2nd in Duel #1
    6 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 187.743 8 3rd in Duel #2
    7 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.124 19 3rd in Duel #1
    8 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 187.935 30 4th in Duel #2
    9 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 0.000 5 4th in Duel #1
    10 6 Mark Martin Ford 186.736 4 5th in Duel #2
    11 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 0.000 7 5th in Duel #1
    12 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 184.794 28 6th in Duel #2
    13 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 187.539 9 6th in Duel #1
    14 42 Casey Mears Dodge 186.127 12 7th in Duel #2
    15 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 187.196 1 8th in Duel #1
    16 16 Greg Biffle Ford 186.672 2 8th in Duel #2
    17 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 187.488 33 9th in Duel #1
    18 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 185.774 6 9th in Duel #2
    19 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 185.242 25 10th in Duel #1
    20 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 186.850 38 Transfer 1; Duel #2
    21 66 Jeff Green Chevy 186.990 29 11th in Duel #1
    22 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 186.289 22 11th in Duel #2
    23 21 Ken Schrader Ford 186.043 21 12th in Duel #1
    24 09 Mike Wallace Dodge 182.953 42 Transfer 2; Duel #2
    25 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 188.849 15 13th in Duel #1
    26 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 186.908 10 15th in Duel #2
    27 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 186.691 23 14th in Duel #1
    28 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 187.406 14 16th in Duel #2
    29 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 182.142 31 15th in Duel #1
    30 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 183.411 34 19th in Duel #2
    31 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 186.097 40 Transfer 2; Duel #1
    32 40 David Stremme # Dodge 184.543 26 20th in Duel #2
    33 36 Bill Elliott Chevy 187.715 43(CH) Transfer 2; Duel #1
    34 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 184.566 32 23rd in Duel #2
    35 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 187.239 17 20th in Duel #1
    36 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 187.207 24 24th in Duel #2
    37 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 187.786 27 21st in Duel #1
    38 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 187.402 16 29th in Duel #2
    39 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 187.274 35 26th in Duel #1
    40 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 187.106 37 speed
    41 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 187.025 57 speed
    42 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 185.361 55 speed
    43 96 Terry Labonte Chevy 0.000 n/a(CH) Past Champion
    dnq 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 184.854 36 dnq
    dnq 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 180.890 46 dnq
    dnq 15 Paul Menard Chevy 185.334 48 dnq
    dnq 23 Mike Skinner Dodge 182.771 52 dnq
    dnq 37 Chad Blount Dodge 181.906 39 dnq
    dnq 50 Larry Foyt Dodge 185.128 47 dnq
    dnq 52 Larry Gunselman Dodge 181.214 67 dnq
    dnq 59 Andy Belmont Chevy 179.960 n/a dnq
    dnq 64 Randy LaJoie Chevy 184.540 44 dnq
    dnq 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 183.333 45 dnq
    dnq 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 181.594 64 dnq
    dnq 80 Carl Long Ford 176.935 72 dnq
    dnq 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 183.576 50 dnq
    dnq 92 Chad Chaffin # Chevy 181.763 41 dnq
    dnq 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 185.322 59 dnq


    • Gordon wins 2nd Duel: #24-Jeff Gordon won the 2nd Gatorade Duel 150 with #5-Busch finishing 2nd followed by #26-McMurray, #43-Labonte and #6-Martin. #7-Gordon and #09-Mike Wallace raced their way into the Daytona 500, with #10-Riggs and #78-Kenny Wallace just missing the Daytona 500. #32-Kvapil finished 26 but gets in by speed. With #7-Gordon racing into the Daytona 500; #27-Shelmerdine gets the final spot by speed with #96-Labonte starting 43rd using the Past Champions Provisional. Fifteen drivers fail to make the Daytona 500. See race results on my Gatorade Duel 150's Race Results page.(2-16-2006)

    • Sadler wins 1st Duel: #38-Elliott Sadler won the 1st Gatorade Duel 150 with #99-Edwards finishing 2nd followed by #8-Earnhardt Jr., #48-Johnson and #17-Kenseth. #36-Elliott and #61-Lepage raced their way into the Daytona 500, with #23-Skinner and #74-Cope just missing. #00-Hermie Sadler finished 29th/last but gets in by speed. With Elliott racing into the Daytona 500. #7-Gordon is now in the race at least by speed. Three drivers are now locked in by speed #32-Kvapil, #00-Sadler and #7-Gordon; #96-Labonte is locked in by a Champ Prov. If 2 of the the #32, #7 or #96 race in, #27-Shelmerdine, and then #15-Menard could get in by speed. See race results on my Gatorade Duel 150's Race Results page.(2-16-2006)


    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 58 of 58 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 34 34 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 189.151 47.581 186.123 15 3.028 18
    2 55 55 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 188.877 47.650 187.594 2 1.283 11
    3 44 44 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 188.849 47.657 187.414 4 1.435 15
    4 51 51 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 188.810 47.667 188.454 1 0.356 13
    5 4 4 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 187.935 47.889 185.858 21 2.077 30
    6 5 5 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 187.786 47.927 186.645 8 1.141 27
    7 10 9 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 187.743 47.938 186.359 12 1.384 8
    8 15 15 36 Bill Elliott Chevy 187.715 47.495 187.504 3 0.211 43(CH)-IN
    9 13 13 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 187.570 47.982 185.426 25 2.144 20
    10 46 46 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 187.539 47.990 186.498 10 1.041 9
    11 38 38 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 187.488 48.003 186.532 9 0.956 33
    12 17 17 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 187.406 48.024 no time x x 14
    13 21 20 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 187.402 48.025 186.120 16 1.282 16
    14 42 42 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 187.274 48.058 187.137 6 0.137 35
    15 19 27 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 187.239 48.067 185.567 24 1.672 17
    16 32 32 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 187.207 48.075 186.062 18 1.145 24
    17 53 53 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 187.196 48.078 186.278 13 0.918 1
    18 7 10 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 187.106 48.101 185.292 27 1.814 37-IN
    19 22 21 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 187.025 48.122 184.468 34 2.557 57-IN
    20 27 24 66 Jeff Green Chevy 186.990 48.131 186.050 19 0.940 29
    21 58 58 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 186.908 48.152 186.699 7 0.209 10
    22 56 56 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 186.850 48.167 185.181 29 1.669 38
    23 14 14 6 Mark Martin Ford 186.736 48.274 185.334 26 1.402 4
    24 48 48 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 186.691 48.208 184.699 32 1.992 23
    25 33 33 16 Greg Biffle Ford 186.672 48.213 185.571 23 1.101 2
    26 16 16 99 Carl Edwards Ford 186.614 48.228 186.258 14 0.356 3
    27 26 23 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 186.289 48.312 185.086 30 1.203 22
    28 24 25 42 Casey Mears Dodge 186.127 48.354 184.441 35 1.686 12
    29 35 35 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 186.097 48.362 185.060 31 1.037 40
    30 57 57 21 Ken Schrader Ford 186.043 48.376 184.030 37 2.013 21
    31 50 50 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 185.774 48.446 no time x x 6
    32 18 18 18 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 185.361 48.554 184.200 36 1.161 55
    33 2 2 15 Paul Menard Chevy 185.334 48.561 184.008 38 1.326 48
    34 40 40 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 185.322 48.564 182.571 46 2.751 59
    35 6 6 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 185.242 48.585 183.902 39 1.340 25
    36 45 45 50 Larry Foyt Dodge 185.128 48.615 183.584 40 1.544 47
    37 12 12 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.124 48.616 184.532 33 0.592 19
    38 41 41 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 184.854 48.687 182.979 43 1.875 36
    39 39 39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 184.794 48.703 no time x x 28
    40 54 54 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 184.566 48.763 183.262 41 1.304 32
    41 8 7 40 David Stremme # Dodge 184.543 48.769 185.682 22 -1.139 26
    42 31 31 64 Randy LaJoie Chevy 184.540 48.770 183.050 42 1.490 44
    43 29 26 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 183.411 49.070 182.908 45 0.503 34
    44 52 52 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 183.333 49.091 182.061 49 1.272 45
    45 43 43 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 183.576 49.026 182.205 47 1.371 50
    46 47 47 09 Mike Wallace Dodge 182.953 49.193 181.899 50 1.054 42
    47 11 11 23 Mike Skinner Dodge 182.771 49.242 182.927 44 -0.156 52
    48 36 36 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 182.142 49.412 181.569 51 0.573 31
    49 20 19 37 Chad Blount Dodge 181.906 49.476 180.665 53 1.241 39
    50 3 3 92 Chad Chaffin # Chevy 181.763 49.515 182.194 48 -0.431 41
    51 25 28 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 181.594 49.561 185.916 20 -4.322 64
    52 49 49 52 Larry Gunselman Dodge 181.214 49.665 181.006 52 0.208 67
    53 30 29 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 180.890 49.754 186.070 17 -5.180 46
    54 23 22 59 Andy Belmont Chevy 179.960 50.011 no time x x none
    55 1 1 80 Carl Long Ford 176.935 50.866 175.774 54 1.161 72
    56 28 30 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 0.000 disallowed 187.332 5 x 5
    57 37 37 96 Terry Labonte Chevy 0.000 disallowed 185.223 28 x n/a(CH)-IN
    58 9 8 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 0.000 flat tire 186.459 11 x 7


    Gatorade Duel 150's Lineup/Info page

    Last driver to make an attempt in BLUE


    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
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 1   80 Carl Long Ford     175.774 54   72
    2 2   15 Paul Menard Chevy     184.008 38   48
    3 3   92 Chad Chaffin # Chevy     182.194 48   41
    4 4   43 Bobby Labonte Dodge     185.858 21   30
    5 5   07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy     186.645 8   27
    6 6   1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy     183.902 39   25
    7 7   32 Travis Kvapil Chevy     185.292 27   37
    8 8   40 David Stremme # Dodge     185.682 22   26
    9 9   17 Matt Kenseth Ford     186.459 11   7
    10 10   26 Jamie McMurray Ford     186.359 12   8
    11 11   23 Mike Skinner Dodge     182.927 44   52
    12 12   8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy     184.532 33   19
    13 13   5 Kyle Busch Chevy     185.426 25   20
    14 14   6 Mark Martin Ford     185.334 26   4
    15 15   36 Bill Elliott Chevy     187.504 3   43(CH)
    16 16   99 Carl Edwards Ford     186.258 14   3
    17 17   29 Kevin Harvick Chevy     no time x   14
    18 18   27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy     184.200 36   55
    19 19   25 Brian Vickers Chevy     185.567 24   17
    20 20   37 Chad Blount Dodge     180.665 53   39
    21 21   01 Joe Nemechek Chevy     186.120 16   16
    22 22   00 Hermie Sadler Ford     184.468 34   57
    23 23   59 Andy Belmont Chevy     no time x   none
    24 24   42 Casey Mears Dodge     184.441 35   12
    25 25   78 Kenny Wallace Chevy     185.916 20   64
    26 26   41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge     185.086 30   22
    27 27   66 Jeff Green Chevy     186.050 19   29
    28 28   48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy     187.332 5   5
    29 29   55 Michael Waltrip Dodge     182.908 45   34
    30 30   10 Scott Riggs Dodge     186.070 17   46
    31 31   64 Randy LaJoie Chevy     183.050 42   44
    32 32   18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy     186.062 18   24
    33 33   16 Greg Biffle Ford     185.571 23   2
    34 34   31 Jeff Burton Chevy     186.123 15   18
    35 35   61 Kevin Lepage Ford     185.060 31   40
    36 36   49 Brent Sherman # Dodge     181.569 51   31
    37 37   96 Terry Labonte Chevy     185.223 28   none(CH)
    38 38   11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy     186.532 9   33
    39 39   45 Kyle Petty Dodge     no time x   28
    40 40   95 Stanton Barrett Chevy     182.571 46   59
    41 41   4 Scott Wimmer Chevy     182.979 43   36
    42 42   14 Sterling Marlin Chevy     187.137 6   35
    43 43   89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge     182.205 47   50
    44 44   88 Dale Jarrett Ford     187.414 4   15
    45 45   50 Larry Foyt Dodge     183.584 40   47
    46 46   2 Kurt Busch Dodge     186.498 10   9
    47 47   09 Mike Wallace Dodge     181.899 50   42
    48 48   9 Kasey Kahne Dodge     184.699 32   23
    49 49   52 Larry Gunselman Dodge     181.006 52   67
    50 50   12 Ryan Newman Dodge     no time x   6
    51 51   38 Elliott Sadler Ford     188.454 1   13
    52 52   74 Derrike Cope Dodge     182.061 49   45
    53 53   20 Tony Stewart Chevy     186.278 13   1
    54 54   22 Dave Blaney Dodge     183.262 41   32
    55 55   24 Jeff Gordon Chevy     187.594 2   11
    56 56   7 Robby Gordon Chevy     185.181 29   38
    57 57   21 Ken Schrader Ford     184.030 37   21
    58 58   19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge     186.699 7   10


    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.

    Or see the Qualifying Order at Qualifying order - NASCAR.com.


    • Qualifying Procedure for the Gatorade Duel/Daytona 500:

      NASCAR instituted a new procedure that started in 2005 for setting the starting lineups for the Gatorade Duel at Daytona International Speedway.

      The two qualifying races that establish the starting line-up for the Feb. 19 Daytona 500 will feature changes to the procedure of assigning cars to the respective qualifiers, which were extended from 125 to 150 miles in 2005.

      The following cars will be assigned to the first of the two qualifying races:

      The odd-number positions (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.) of the highest-ranked 35 finishers in the final previous NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car owner points standings.

      The pole winner from Bud Pole Qualifying scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 12. Should the pole winner be among the highest-ranked 35 in the the previous season owner points, the pole winner will start in the first race regardless of his odd or even position in those standings. The following cars will be assigned to the second of the two qualifying races:

      The even-number positions (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.) of the highest-ranked 35 finishers in the final previous season NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car owner points standings.

      The second-fastest qualifier from Bud Pole Qualifying. Should this car be among the highest-ranked 35 in the previous season owner points, it will start in the second race regardless of its odd or even position in those standings. Additional cars that were not among the highest-ranked 35 in the final previous season car owner points will be alternated between the first and second 150-mile qualifying events using an odd-even format. The odd-number positions will be assigned to the first qualifier while the even-number positions will be assigned to the second qualifier.

      The odd-even positions are not determined by where the car qualified in the overall field, but their specific qualifying order among those cars not part of the highest-ranked 35 group. For example, a car qualifies eighth overall in Bud Pole qualifying, but ranks third-fastest among those cars not part of the highest-ranked 35. That car would be an odd-number position and start in the first race as a result of its qualifying standing of those cars not in the highest-ranked 35.

      The lineup for each qualifying race will be set based upon the qualifying speeds in the time trials for all cars, including those who are among the highest-ranked 35 in the finalprevious season car owner point standings. The highest-ranked 35 designation does not determine the car’s starting position, only the assignment of its 150-mile qualifying event.

      A maximum of 66 cars will be permitted to compete between the two qualifying races, and all cars must compete in one of these events to be eligible for the Daytona 500.

      Starting positions for the Daytona 500 will be designated for the highest-ranked 35 positions from the final previous season car owner point standings from each qualifier, the two-highest finishing cars in each qualifier not among that highest-ranked 35 group and the two front-row qualifiers.

      The balance of the 43-car field will be filled by the fastest remaining qualifiers who have not earned a starting position, with the exception of the 43rd position which will be assigned to an eligible former or current NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion. Should there not be an eligible champion, the position will be assigned to the next fastest qualifier not in the field.

    • The simple version: how the Daytona 500 lineup is set:
      Pos 1 and 2: Pole sitter and outside pole sitter from Bud Pole qualifying
      [no need to be top 35 in prevoius season car Owners Points]

      Pos 3 thru 39: top 35 in prevoius season car owners points and two highest finishing teams in each Gatorade Duel races race NOT in the top 35 set by their finishing postion in the Gatorade Duel races.

      Pos 40-42: fastest qualifiers not in by above

      Pos 43: past champion provisional - at this point only [for 2006, #96-Terry Labonte would get first shot as he last won the championship in 1996 and then #36-Bill Elliott would be next in line, winning last in 1988. Otherwise the spot goes to the next fastest qualifier.

    • The Gatorade Duel races: The Daytona 500 pole-sitter will start on the pole of the first Gatorade Duel at Daytona. The outside pole winner will start on the pole of the second qualifying race.

      Cars that finished in odd positions (first, third, fifth, etc.) in owner's points last season will fill the first qualifying race, and those with even-number finishes will compete in the second race. The lineup for each qualifying race will be set based on the qualifying speeds. Owner's points do not determine the car's starting position, only which of the two Duel races in which it will race.

      Cars that were not among the highest-ranked 35 in the previous season will be alternately entered into the two 150-mile qualifying events based on qualifying speeds. The non-top 35 car with the fastest qualifying time is entered into the first (odd) Duel race, the next-fastest in the second (even) race and so on.


    • IMPOUND RULES on my Impound Rules page.

    • 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

    • Weather -- IF qualifying is rained out, the field would be set as follows (per the rulebook):

      #1) - First 35 by current Owner Points
      #2) - Previous Years Cup Champ or the Event Champion if already NOT in the field by step 1
      #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 13 days before the race)


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