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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Neighborhood Excellence 400
at Dover International Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:10pm/et
    on Friday, June 2, 2006
  • Track Qualifying Record: Jeremy Mayfield, 161.522mph, 6/4/2004

  • 2005 June Pole Sitter: rained out, #48-Jimmie Johnson started 1st, finished 4th

  • 2005 Sept Pole Sitter: #12-Ryan Newman, 158.102mph, finished 5th

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #2-Kurt Busch 154.743mph (scheduled to go out 8th of 47 drivers)

  • Race info at: Dover Race Info Page

  • Dover Entry List


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Newman is back, wins pole at Dover: #12-Ryan Newman won the Budweiser pole for the Neighborhood Excellence 400 at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 154.633mph for his 1st pole of 2006 and 36th of his career, but his first in 14 races, which was Texas in November 2005. #19-Mayfield will start on the outside pole, 2nd, for the 2nd race in a row, followed by #24-Jeff Gordon. #2-Kurt Busch and #29-Kevin Harvick. Qualifying was delayed over an hour as heavy rain fell, but the sun came back out and the concrete surface dried quickly. Points leader #48-Jimmie Johnson came off turn 4 on his first lap, looped the car around a few times, came close but missed hitting the inside or outside walls with no damage to the car. #20-Ricky Rudd qualified Tony Stewart's car 10th [but Stewart will start the car Sunday and have to go to the rear of the field before the start of the race, Rudd will get in under the first caution]. #61-Chad Chaffin wrecked in turn 2 on his first lap and will miss the race, along with #34-Carl Long and #95-Stanton Barrett. #52-Neuenberger never took a lap in practice or qualifying. #00-Hermie Sadler [starting 16th] and #49-Kevin Lepage qualified best of the go-or-go homers [non top-35 in owners points]. #55-Waltrip made the race and will start 33rd. #78-Kenny Wallace wrecked in practice but still got the backup car in the field at 37th. See the qualifying results below.(6-2-2006)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Neighborhood Excellence 400 at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2006 at 3:10pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - via tape delay at 5:30pm/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: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #21-Schrader, 1st out to qualify, 150.432mph, starts 38th
    #45-Petty, 2nd out, 150.552, starts 35th
    #17-Kenseth, 3rd out, 152.478, starts 19th
    #38-Sadler, 4th out, 153.302, starts 8th
    #2-Busch, 8th out, 153.774, starts 4th
    #12-Newman, 26th out, 154.633, starts 1st
    (6-2-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and four out [47 entered for 43 spots]:
    #00-Hermie Sadler, 152.588, IN
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 150.483, IN
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 151.261, IN
    #34-Carl Long, 148.454, DNQ
    #40-David Stremme, 151.197, IN
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 152.542, IN
    #52-Donnie Neuenberger, withdrew
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 150.710, IN
    #61-Chad Chaffin, wreck, DNQ
    #74-Derrike Cope, 150.546, IN
    #78-Kenny Wallace,150.533, IN
    #95-Stanton Barrett, 150.332, DNQ
    (6-2-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 152.329, starts 22nd
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 152.336, starts 21st
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 153.466, starts 7th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 152.626, starts 14th
    #40-David Stremme, 151.197, starts 29th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 150.276, starts 39th
    #?-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(6-2-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #61-Chad Chaffin wrecked in turn 2 on his first lap, took a while to clean up.
    #48-Johnson came off turn 4 and spun around a few times on the front stretch, but failed to hit anything and there is no damage to the car.
    #78-Wallace wrecked in practice is will qualify in the backup.
    #52-Neuenberger made no laps in practice, no word if he will attempt to make the race or has withdrawn.(6-2-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Gordon, 154.063, starts 3
    Dodge: #12-Newman, 154.633, starts 1
    Ford: #6-Martin, 163.532, starts 6
    Toyota - oops, not until 2007.......(6-2-2006)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 154.633
    2 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 154.361
    3 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 154.063
    4 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 153.774
    5 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 153.662
    6 6 Mark Martin Ford 153.531
    7 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 153.466
    8 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 153.302
    9 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 153.146
    10 20 Ricky Rudd Chevy 152.931
    11 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 152.847
    12 66 Jeff Green Chevy 152.769
    13 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 152.769
    14 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 152.626
    15 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 152.588
    16 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 152.588
    17 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 152.581
    18 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 152.542
    19 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 152.478
    20 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 152.336
    21 16 Greg Biffle Ford 152.207
    22 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 152.329
    23 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 152.220
    24 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 152.123
    25 99 Carl Edwards Ford 151.841
    26 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 151.803
    27 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 151.261
    28 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 151.235
    29 40 David Stremme # Dodge 151.197
    30 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 151.045
    31 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 150.975
    32 96 Tony Raines Chevy 150.918
    33 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 150.710
    34 42 Casey Mears Dodge 150.640
    35 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 150.552
    36 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 150.546
    37 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 150.533
    38 21 Ken Schrader Ford 150.432
    39 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 150.276
    40 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 150.175
    41-OP 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 149.514
    42-OP 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 146.484
    43 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 150.483
    DNQ 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 150.332
    DNQ 34 Carl Long Chevy 148.454
    DNQ 61 Chad Chaffin Ford crash
    WD 52 Donnie Nenenberger Dodge withdrew
    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 RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 46 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 28 26 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 154.633 23.281 153.218 6 1.415 22
    2 36 34 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 154.361 23.322 152.801 15 1.560 35
    3 31 29 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 154.063 23.367 153.978 2 0.085 7
    4 8 8 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 153.774 23.441 154.473 1 -0.699 19
    5 39 37 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 153.662 23.428 153.741 3 -0.079 9
    6 18 18 6 Mark Martin Ford 153.531 23.448 153.702 4 -0.171 3
    7 30 28 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 153.466 23.458 153.152 8 0.314 12
    8 4 4 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 153.302 23.483 152.685 20 0.617 17
    9 33 31 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 153.146 23.507 150.044 40 3.102 18
    10 27 25 20 Ricky Rudd Chevy 152.931 23.540 151.751 28 1.180 4
    11 20 20 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 152.847 23.553 151.944 27 0.903 5
    12 25 23 66 Jeff Green Chevy 152.769 23.565 152.938 13 -0.169 21
    13 26 24 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 152.769 23.565 152.085 24 0.684 29
    14 23 23 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 152.626 23.587 152.704 19 -0.078 25
    15 13 13 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 152.588 23.593 147.923 46 4.665 23
    16 32 30 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 152.588 23.593 149.371 42 3.217 47-IN
    17 37 35 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 152.581 23.594 152.860 14 -0.279 8
    18 43 42 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 152.542 23.600 152.711 18 -0.169 41-IN
    19 3 3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 152.478 23.610 150.502 35 1.976 2
    20 47 46 16 Greg Biffle Ford 152.342 23.631 152.775 17 -0.568 13
    21 46 45 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 152.336 23.632 153.218 7 -0.882 24
    22 6 6 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 152.329 28.633 153.120 9 -0.791 15
    23 42 41 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 152.220 23.650 151.969 25 0.251 33
    24 21 21 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 152.123 23.665 153.068 10 -0.945 27
    25 16 16 99 Carl Edwards Ford 151.841 23.709 152.478 22 -0.637 14
    26 45 44 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 151.803 23.715 152.782 16 -0.979 6
    27 12 12 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 151.261 23.800 152.375 23 -1.114 39-IN
    28 44 43 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 151.235 23.804 150.414 37 0.821 26
    29 34 32 40 David Stremme # Dodge 151.197 23.810 153.427 5 -2.230 38-IN
    30 10 10 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 151.045 23.834 151.286 30 -0.241 10
    31 11 11 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 150.975 23.845 151.950 26 -0.975 34
    32 41 39 96 Tony Raines Chevy 150.918 23.854 150.351 38 0.567 31
    33 29 27 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 150.710 23.887 151.432 29 -0.722 37-IN
    34 15 15 42 Casey Mears Dodge 150.640 23.898 152.510 21 -1.870 11
    35 2 2 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 150.552 23.912 150.470 36 0.082 32
    36 14 14 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 150.546 23.913 150.063 39 0.483 49-IN
    37 24 40 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 150.533 23.915 148.865 44 1.668 42-IN
    38 17 17 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 150.483 23.923 151.095 32 -0.612 36-x
    39 1 1 21 Ken Schrader Ford 150.432 23.931 152.970 12 -2.538 30
    40 7 7 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 150.332 23.947 151.095 33 -0.763 43-DNQ
    41 35 33 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 150.276 23.956 149.589 41 0.687 20
    42 9 9 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 150.175 23.972 150.590 34 -0.415 16
    43 5 5 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 149.514 24.078 148.441 45 1.073 28
    44 40 38 34 Carl Long Chevy 148.454 24.250 148.982 43 -0.528 44-DNQ
    45 19 19 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 146.484 spun 152.977 11 -6.493 1
    46 22 36 61 Chad Chaffin Ford 0.000 wreck 151.108 31 x 40-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, 4 will miss the race.


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Last
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 21 Ken Schrader Ford 152.970 12 30
    2 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 150.470 36 32
    3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 150.502 35 2
    4 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 152.685 20 17
    5 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 148.441 45 28
    6 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 153.120 9 15
    7 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 151.095 33 43-x
    8 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 154.473 1 19
    9 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 150.590 34 16
    10 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 151.286 30 10
    11 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 151.950 26 34
    12 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 152.375 23 39-x
    13 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 147.923 46 23
    14 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 150.063 39 49-x
    15 42 Casey Mears Dodge 152.510 21 11
    16 99 Carl Edwards Ford 152.478 22 14
    17 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 151.095 32 36-x
    18 6 Mark Martin Ford 153.702 4 3
    19 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 152.977 11 1
    20 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 151.944 27 5
    21 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 153.068 10 27
    22 61 Chad Chaffin Ford 151.108 31 40-x
    23 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 152.704 19 25
    24 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 148.865 44 42-x
    25 66 Jeff Green Chevy 152.938 13 21
    26 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 152.085 24 29
    27 20 Ricky Rudd Chevy 151.751 28 4
    28 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 153.218 6 22
    29 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 151.432 29 37-x
    30 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 153.152 8 12
    31 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 153.978 2 7
    32 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 149.371 42 47-x
    33 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 150.044 40 18
    34 40 David Stremme # Dodge 153.427 5 38-x
    35 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 149.589 41 20
    36 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 152.801 15 35
    37 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 152.860 14 8
    38 52 Donnie Nenenberger Dodge 0.000 x 58-x
    39 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 153.741 3 9
    40 34 Carl Long Chevy 148.982 43 44-x
    41 96 Tony Raines Chevy 150.351 38 31
    42 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 151.969 25 33
    43 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 152.711 18 41-x
    44 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 150.414 37 26
    45 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 152.782 16 6
    46 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 153.218 7 24
    47 16 Greg Biffle Ford 152.775 17 13


    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)
      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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