JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Pepsi 400
at Daytona International Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 4:30pm/et
    on Friday, June 30, 2006
  • 2005 Pole Sitter: Tony Stewart, 185.582, finished 1st

  • 2006 Daytona 500 Pole Sitter: #31-Jeff Burton, 189.151, finished 32nd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, 210.364mph, February 1987

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


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Said wins pole at Daytona: #60-Boris Said upset the field and won the Budweiser Pole for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway for his 2nd career pole and 1st ever on an oval, with a speed of 186.143mph. Starting 2nd is #20-Tony Stewart, followed by #40-David Stremme, #24-Jeff Grodon and #01-Joe Nemechek. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start deep in the field at 36th. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #60-Said [pole], #40-Stremme, #32-Kvapil, #55-Waltrip, #27-Shelmerdine, #00-Sadler and #61-Chaffin. Missing the race were: #4-Wimmer, #34-Blount, #49-Lepage, #78-Wallace and #72-Davis. See the qualifying results below.(6-30-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 30, 2006 at 4:30pm/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: 12;30am/et on Speed Channel

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #32-Kvapil, 1st out to qualify, 184.649mph, starts 15th
    #24-Gordon, 2nd out, 185.506, starts 4th
    #60-Said, 15th out, 186.143, starts 1st
    (6-30-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and five out [48 entered for 43 spots]:
    #00-Hermie Sadler, 184.001, IN
    #09-Mike Wallace, 184.253, IN
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 183.214, DNQ
    #27-Kirk Shelmerdine, 183.861, IN
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 184.649, IN
    #34-Chad Blount, 182.734, DNQ
    #40-David Stremme, 185.578, IN
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 182.960, DNQ
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 184.147, IN
    #60-Boris Said, 186.143, IN
    #61-Chad Caffin, 183.554, IN
    #72-Kertus Davis, 182.397, DNQ
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 182.923, DNQ
    (6-30-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 183.580, starts 30th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 185.086, starts 8th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 185.460, starts 6th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 184.854, starts 11th
    #40-David Stremme, 185.578, starts 3rd
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 182.704, starts 37th
    #?-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(6-30-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    none..yet.(6-30-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #20-Tony Stewart, 185.651, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #40-David Stremme, 185.578, starts 3rd
    Ford: #60-Boris Said, 186.143, starts 1st
    Toyota - oops, not until 2007.......(6-30-2006)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 60 Boris Said Ford 186.143
    2 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 185.651
    3 40 David Stremme # Dodge 185.578
    4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.506
    5 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 185.464
    6 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 185.460
    7 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 185.441
    8 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 185.086
    9 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 185.082
    10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 185.006
    11 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 184.854
    12 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.782
    13 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 184.782
    14 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 184.724
    15 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 184.649
    16 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 184.494
    17 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 184.328
    18 09 Mike Wallace Ford 184.253
    19 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 184.147
    20 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 184.136
    21 96 Tony Raines Chevy 184.015
    22 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 184.004
    23 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 183.981
    24 6 Mark Martin Ford 183.974
    25 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 183.963
    26 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 183.951
    27 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 183.861
    28 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 183.767
    29 99 Carl Edwards Ford 183.580
    30 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 183.580
    31 21 Ken Schrader Ford 183.572
    32 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 183.456
    33 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 183.441
    34 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 183.359
    35 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 183.322
    36 66 Jeff Green Chevy 182.741
    37 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 182.704
    38 9-OP Kasey Kahne Dodge 182.622
    39-OP 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 182.597
    40-OP 42 Casey Mears Dodge 182.009
    41-OP 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 181.855
    42-OP 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 181.594
    43 61 Chad Chaffin Chevy 183.554
    DNQ 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 183.214
    DNQ 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 182.960
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 182.923
    DNQ 34 Chad Blount Dodge 182.734
    DNQ 72 Kertus Davis Dodge 182.397
    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 48 of 48 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 15 15 60 Boris Said Ford 186.143 48.350 185.774 33 0.369 53-IN
    2 31 31 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 185.651 48.478 188.529 7 -2.878 7
    3 32 32 40 David Stremme # Dodge 185.578 48.497 185.517 34 0.061 38-IN
    4 3 3 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.506 48.516 187.559 17 -2.053 8
    5 22 22 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 185.464 48.527 190.090 1 -4.626 29
    6 43 43 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 185.460 48.528 187.324 21 -1.864 11
    7 16 16 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 185.441 48.533 189.422 2 -3.981 24
    8 38 38 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 185.086 48.626 187.469 19 -2.383 23
    9 7 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 185.082 48.627 184.934 36 0.148 1
    10 19 19 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 185.006 48.647 186.935 30 -1.929 2
    11 30 30 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 184.854 48.687 184.113 40 0.741 28
    12 8 8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.782 48.706 186.854 31 -2.072 9
    13 48 48 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 184.782 48.706 185.113 35 -0.331 19
    14 47 47 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 184.724 48.721 187.102 26 -2.378 12
    15 1 1 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 184.649 48.741 184.004 41 0.645 36-IN
    16 46 46 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 184.494 48.782 186.687 32 -2.193 14
    17 2 2 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 184.328 48.826 187.649 15 -3.321 20
    18 12 11 09 Mike Wallace Ford 184.253 48.846 187.328 20 -3.075 55-IN
    19 20 20 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 184.147 48.874 184.124 39 0.023 37-IN
    20 23 23 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 184.136 48.877 188.300 10 -4.164 35
    21 28 28 96 Tony Raines Chevy 184.015 48.909 187.282 22 -3.267 27
    22 33 33 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 184.004 48.912 183.468 43 0.536 49-IN
    23 41 41 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 183.981 48.918 187.543 18 -3.562 17
    24 37 37 6 Mark Martin Ford 183.974 48.920 188.324 9 -4.350 4
    25 17 17 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 183.963 48.923 189.084 3 -5.121 30
    26 9 9 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 183.951 48.926 186.962 29 -3.011 16
    27 10 10 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 183.861 48.950 184.619 37 -0.758 50-IN
    28 44 44 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 183.767 48.975 187.805 14 -4.038 22
    29 21 21 99 Carl Edwards Ford 183.580 49.025 188.545 6 -4.965 13
    30 42 42 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 183.580 49.025 187.172 24 -3.592 18
    31 5 5 21 Ken Schrader Ford 183.572 49.027 187.570 16 -3.998 34
    32 18 18 61 Chad Chaffin Chevy 183.554 49.032 183.258 45 0.296 41-IN
    33 36 36 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 183.456 49.058 0.000 48 x 10
    34 39 39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 183.441 49.062 188.080 13 -4.639 31
    35 24 24 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 183.359 49.084 187.106 25 -3.747 25
    36 29 29 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 183.322 49.094 188.265 11 -4.943 5
    37 4 4 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 183.214 49.123 184.279 38 -1.065 39-DNQ
    38 27 27 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 182.960 49.191 183.842 42 -0.882 40-DNQ
    39 26 25 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 182.923 49.201 183.400 44 -0.477 42-DNQ
    40 40 40 66 Jeff Green Chevy 182.741 49.250 187.005 27 -4.264 26
    41 6 6 34 Chad Blount Dodge 182.734 49.252 182.238 46 0.496 43-DNQ
    42 34 34 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 182.704 49.260 189.040 4 -6.336 21
    43 35 35 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 182.622 49.282 188.569 5 -5.947 3
    44 45 45 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 182.597 49.289 188.249 12 -5.652 6
    45 25 26 72 Kertus Davis Dodge 182.397 49.343 182.105 47 0.292 58-DNQ
    46 14 14 42 Casey Mears Dodge 182.009 49.448 187.274 23 -5.265 15
    47 11 12 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 181.855 49.490 186.978 28 -5.123 33
    48 13 13 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 181.594 49.561 188.407 8 -6.813 32


    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, 5 will miss the race.


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 184.004 41 36-x
    2 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 187.649 15 20
    3 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 187.559 17 8
    4 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 184.279 38 39-x
    5 21 Ken Schrader Ford 187.570 16 34
    6 34 Chad Blount Dodge 182.238 46 43-x
    7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.934 36 1
    8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 186.854 31 9
    9 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 186.962 29 16
    10 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 184.619 37 50-x
    11 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 186.978 28 33
    12 09 Mike Wallace Ford 187.328 20 55-x
    13 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 188.407 8 32
    14 42 Casey Mears Dodge 187.274 23 15
    15 60 Boris Said Ford 185.774 33 53-x
    16 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 189.422 2 24
    17 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 189.084 3 30
    18 61 Chad Chaffin Chevy 183.258 45 41-x
    19 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 186.935 30 2
    20 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 184.124 39 37-x
    21 99 Carl Edwards Ford 188.545 6 13
    22 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 190.090 1 29
    23 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 188.300 10 35
    24 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 187.106 25 25
    25 72 Kertus Davis Dodge 182.105 47 58-x
    26 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 183.400 44 42-x
    27 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 183.842 42 40-x
    28 96 Tony Raines Chevy 187.282 22 27
    29 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 188.265 11 5
    30 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 184.113 40 28
    31 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 188.529 7 7
    32 40 David Stremme # Dodge 185.517 34 38-x
    33 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 183.468 43 49-x
    34 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 189.040 4 21
    35 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 188.569 5 3
    36 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 0.000 48 10
    37 6 Mark Martin Ford 188.324 9 4
    38 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 187.469 19 23
    39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 188.080 13 31
    40 66 Jeff Green Chevy 187.005 27 26
    41 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 187.543 18 17
    42 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 187.172 24 18
    43 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 187.324 21 11
    44 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 187.805 14 22
    45 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 188.249 12 6
    46 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 186.687 32 14
    47 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 187.102 26 12
    48 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 185.113 35 19


    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: Daytona Race Info Page

    • Daytona 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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