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


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:10pm/et
    on Friday, September 22, 2006

  • June 2006 Pole Sitter: #12-Ryan Newman, 154.633mph, finished 14th

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

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jeremy Mayfield, 161.522mph, 6/4/2004

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #9-Kahne 155.958mph goes out 2nd out of 47 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Jeff Gordon wins pole at Dover: #24-Jeff Gordon won the Budweiser Pole for the Dover 400 at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 156.162mph for his 1st pole of 2006, 1st since Sonoma in June 2005 [47 races] and 55th of his career, tying Bill Elliott for 6th All Time Poles Won. This is the 14th straight season Gordon has won a pole, the longest current streak and 3rd longest of all time. Starting on the outside pole is #10-Scott Riggs [but he may have to have an engine changed]. The rest of the top-10 are #17-Kenseth, #12-Newman, #01-Nemechek, #99-Edwards, #41-Sorenson, #16-Biffle, #6-Martin and #2-Busch. #8-Earnhardt Jr. qualified 13th [same as last week]. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #49-Lepage, #45-Petty, #55-Waltrip, 32-Kvapil, #74-Cope,#06-Ragan, #61-Barrett and #4-Wimmer. Missing the race were: #89-Shepherd, #78-Wallace, #34-Blount and #52-Neuenberger. See the qualifying results below.(9-22-2006)

  • Where do the Chasers start at Dover:
    #29-Harvick starts 25th
    #11-Hamlin 23rd
    #17-Kenseth 3rd
    #24-Gordon 1st
    #31-Burton 19th
    #6-Martin 9th
    #8-Earnhardt Jr. 13th
    #9-Kahne 21st
    #48-Johnson 18th
    #5-Busch 27th

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Dover 400 at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday,September 22, 2006 at 3:10pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 3:00pm/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: 8:00pm/et and 2:00am/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, 155.025mph, starts 10th
    #99-Edwards, 8th out, 155.367, starts 6th
    #10-Riggs, 9th out, 156.060, starts 2nd
    #24-Gordon, 41st out, 156.162, starts 1st
    (9-22-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and five out [47 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 154.939
    #45-Kyle Petty, 154.560
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 153.407
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 153.211
    #74-Derrike Cope, 153.094
    #06-David Ragan, 151.604
    #61-Stanton Barrett, 151.528
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 151.483
    will miss the race:
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 150.988
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 150.804
    #34-Chad Blount, 147.844
    #52-Donnie Neuenberger, 143.438
    (9-22-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 154.414mph, starts 16th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 152.860, starts 33rd
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 154.057, starts 23rd
    #18-J.J. Yeley, wrecked, starts 42nd
    #40-David Stremme, 154.281, starts 20th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 155.347, starts 7th
    #04-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(9-22-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #18-Yeley wrecked on his first lap off turn 1 and backed into the wall, will have to go to a backup car.
    #10-Riggs, on the pole at the time, said he missed a shift during his qualifying lap and may have to change engines and would have to go to the rear of the feild at the start of the race, but would keep the good pit stall.
    #88-Jarrett's team changed transmissions, between practice and qualifying, Jarrett said cause it was before qualifying there is no penalty, I thought it was the same as the engine rule.(9-22-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Gordon, 156.162, starts 1st
    Dodge: #10-Riggs, 156.060, starts 2nd
    Ford: #17-Kenseth, 155.986, starts 3rd
    Toyota - oops, not until 2007.......(9-22-2006)


    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
    Dover 400
    Starting Line-Up by Row
    Dover International Speedway - Dover, Del.
    Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Friday, September 22, 2006 @ 04:30 PM Eastern
    Driver Date Time Speed
    Track Race Record Mark Martin 9/21/97 03:00:50 132.719
    Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
    Row 1 1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 23.053 156.162
    2 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 23.068 156.060
    Row 2 3 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 23.079 155.986
    4 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 23.096 155.871
    Row 3 5 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevy 23.158 155.454
    6 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 23.171 155.367
    Row 4 7 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 23.174 155.347
    8 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Subway Ford 23.188 155.253
    Row 5 9 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 23.212 155.092
    10 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 23.222 155.025
    Row 6 11 49 Kevin Lepage whatsOnline.com Dodge 23.235 154.939
    12 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevy 23.266 154.732
    Row 7 13 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 23.279 154.646
    14 7 Robby Gordon Menards/Mapei Chevy 23.296 154.533
    Row 8 15 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevy 23.302 154.493
    16 07 Clint Bowyer # DirecTV Chevy 23.314 154.414
    Row 9 17 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 23.327 154.328
    18 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 23.329 154.314
    Row 10 19 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 23.331 154.301
    20 40 David Stremme # Coors Light Dodge 23.334 154.281
    Row 11 21 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 23.340 154.242
    22 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot/Six Flags Chevy 23.367 154.063
    Row 12 23 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Ground Chevy 23.368 154.057
    24 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 23.369 154.050
    Row 13 25 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevy 23.380 153.978
    26 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 23.385 153.945
    Row 14 27 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevy 23.439 153.590
    28 66 Jeff Green Haas CNC/Best Buy Chevy 23.453 153.498
    Row 15 29 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 23.467 153.407
    30 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevy 23.497 153.211
    Row 16 31 74 Derrike Cope Sundance Vacations/Royal Admin Dodge 23.515 153.094
    32 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 23.524 153.035
    Row 17 33 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 23.551 152.860
    34 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 23.580 152.672
    Row 18 35 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 23.651 152.213
    36 21 Ken Schrader Little Debbie Ford 23.664 152.130
    Row 19 37 06 David Ragan Sharp Aquos Ford 23.746 151.604
    38 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 23.748 151.592
    Row 20 39 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 23.756 151.541
    40 61 Stanton Barrett Oak Gloves Dodge 23.758 151.528
    Row 21 41 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevy Owner Points
    42 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevy Owner Points
    Row 22 43 4 Scott Wimmer Lucas Oil Chevy 23.765 151.483
    Did Not Qualify: Morgan Shepherd; Kenny Wallace; Chad Blount; Donnie Neuenberger.



    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
    Owners
    Point
    Rank
    1 41 41 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 156.162 23.053 155.595 3 0.567 4
    2 11 9 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 156.060 23.068 155.461 5 0.599 19
    3 26 24 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 155.986 23.079 153.571 28 2.415 3
    4 19 16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 155.871 23.096 155.199 6 0.672 16
    5 27 25 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 155.454 23.158 154.799 8 0.655 33
    6 9 8 99 Carl Edwards Ford 155.367 23.171 155.568 4 -0.201 13
    7 40 40 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 155.347 23.174 154.467 13 0.880 21
    8 15 12 16 Greg Biffle Ford 155.253 23.188 156.081 2 -0.828 12
    9 39 37 6 Mark Martin Ford 155.092 23.212 154.281 15 0.811 6
    10 1 1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 155.025 23.222 154.666 10 0.359 14
    11 36 32 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 154.939 23.235 153.662 26 1.277 40-x
    12 24 21 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 154.732 23.266 153.257 32 1.475 35
    13 17 14 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 154.646 23.279 154.222 17 0.424 7
    14 3 3 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 154.533 23.296 154.726 9 -0.193 24
    15 12 10 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 154.493 23.302 153.538 29 0.955 18
    16 43 43 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 154.414 23.314 153.958 20 0.456 17
    17 34 30 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 154.328 23.327 154.560 12 -0.232 36-IN
    18 44 44 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 154.314 23.329 152.085 41 2.229 9
    19 21 18 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 154.301 23.331 154.295 14 0.006 5
    20 47 47 40 David Stremme # Dodge 154.281 23.334 153.826 22 0.455 34
    21 2 2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 154.242 23.340 156.958 1 -2.716 8
    22 42 42 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 154.063 23.367 154.004 19 0.059 11
    23 30 27 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 154.057 23.368 152.336 39 1.721 2
    24 6 33 42 Casey Mears Dodge 154.050 23.369 152.795 35 1.255 15
    25 16 13 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 153.978 23.380 154.110 18 -0.132 1
    26 22 19 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 153.945 23.385 153.315 31 0.630 27
    27 4 4 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 153.590 23.439 154.626 11 -1.036 10
    28 8 7 66 Jeff Green Chevy 153.498 23.453 152.362 38 1.136 31
    29 45 45 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 153.407 23.467 153.702 25 -0.295 38-IN
    30 38 36 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 153.211 23.497 153.100 34 0.111 37-x
    31 23 20 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 153.094 23.515 152.504 36 0.590 46-IN
    32 33 29 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 153.035 23.524 153.905 21 -0.870 20
    33 5 5 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 152.860 23.551 153.813 23 -0.953 22
    34 10 23 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 152.672 23.580 154.235 16 -1.563 23
    35 14 11 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 152.213 23.651 153.133 33 -0.920 32
    36 20 17 21 Ken Schrader Ford 152.130 23.664 152.394 37 -0.264 29
    37 28 26 06 David Ragan Ford 151.604 23.746 152.181 40 -0.577 61-IN
    38 7 6 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 151.592 23.784 153.715 24 -2.123 28
    39 13 39 38 David Gilliland Ford 151.541 23.756 153.603 27 -2.062 26
    40 31 28 61 Stanton Barrett Dodge 151.528 23.758 150.502 42 1.026 41-IN
    41 46 46 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 151.483 23.765 153.315 30 -1.832 39-IN
    42 37 34 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 150.988 23.843 147.402 45 3.586 52-DNQ
    43 25 22 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 150.804 23.872 147.856 44 2.948 42-DNQ
    44 29 35 96 Tony Raines Chevy 150.401 23.936 149.409 43 0.992 30
    45 18 15 34 Chad Blount Chevy 147.844 24.350 147.384 46 0.460 43-DNQ
    46 32 38 52 Donnie Neuenberger Dodge 143.438 25.098 143.609 47 -0.171 62-DNQ
    47 35 31 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 0.000 wreck 155.119 7 x 25


    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

    an '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


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 154.666 10 14
    2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 156.958 1 8
    3 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 154.726 9 24
    4 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 154.626 11 10
    5 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 153.813 23 22
    6 42 Casey Mears Dodge 152.795 35 15
    7 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 153.715 24 28
    8 66 Jeff Green Chevy 152.362 38 31
    9 99 Carl Edwards Ford 155.568 4 13
    10 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 154.235 16 23
    11 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 155.461 5 19
    12 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 153.538 29 18
    13 38 David Gilliland Ford 153.603 27 26
    14 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 153.133 33 32
    15 16 Greg Biffle Ford 156.081 2 12
    16 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 154.110 18 1
    17 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 154.222 17 7
    18 34 Chad Blount Chevy 147.384 46 43-x
    19 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 155.199 6 16
    20 21 Ken Schrader Ford 152.394 37 29
    21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 154.295 14 5
    22 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 153.315 31 27
    23 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 152.504 36 46-x
    24 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 153.257 32 35
    25 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 147.856 44 42-x
    26 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 153.571 28 3
    27 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 154.799 8 33
    28 06 David Ragan Ford 152.181 40 61-x
    29 96 Tony Raines Chevy 149.409 43 30
    30 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 152.336 39 2
    31 61 Stanton Barrett Dodge 150.502 42 41-x
    32 52 Donnie Neuenberger Dodge 143.609 47 62-x
    33 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 153.905 21 20
    34 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 154.560 12 36-x
    35 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 155.119 7 25
    36 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 153.662 26 40-x
    37 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 147.402 45 52-x
    38 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 153.100 34 37-x
    39 6 Mark Martin Ford 154.281 15 6
    40 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 154.467 13 21
    41 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 155.595 3 4
    42 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 154.004 19 11
    43 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 153.958 20 17
    44 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 152.085 41 9
    45 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 153.702 25 38-x
    46 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 153.315 30 39-x
    47 40 David Stremme # Dodge 153.826 22 34


    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: Race Info Page

    • Event 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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