JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Ford 400
at Homestead-Miami Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:10pm/et
    on Friday, November 17, 2006

  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Jamie McMurray, Nov 2003, 181.111mph

  • Track Qualifying Record [old layout]: Steve Park, Nov 2000, 156.440mph

  • 2005 Pole Sitter: #99-Carl Edwards, 176.051, finished 4th

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #2-Busch 177.830mph goes out 40th out of 56 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kahne wins pole at Homestead: #9-Kasey Kahne won the Budweiser Pole for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 178.259mph for his 6th pole of 2006 and 12th of his career. The rest of the top-10 are #29-Harvick, #25-Vickers, #8-Earnhardt Jr., #01-Nemechek, #16-Biffle, #12-Newman, #2-Busch, #5-Busch and #17-Kenseth. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #49-Bliss, #14-Marlin, #33-Wimmer, #15-Menard, #30-Montoya, #09-Mayfield, #32-Kvapil and #37-Elliott [using a past champions provisional]. #7-Gordon blew an engine on his 2nd lap and will have to go to the rear of the field after qualifying 35th. See the qualifying results below.(11-17-2006)

  • 13 Do not qualify for Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway: #4-Burton, #72-Whitt, #95-Atwood, #78-KWallace, #06-Kluever, #60-Ragan, #55-Waltrip, #27-Skinner, #74-Cope, #61-Lepage, #46-Long, #34-Chaffin and #89-Shepherd [withdrew].(11-17-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Friday, November 17, 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: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #34-Chaffin, 1st out to qualify, 167.801mph, starts DNQ
    #01-Nemechek, 2nd out, 176.719, starts 13th
    #38-Gilliland, 17th out, 177.099, starts 9th
    #19-Sadler, 19th out, 178.059, starts 4th
    #10-Riggs, 28th out, 178.218, starts 2nd
    #9-Kahne, 42nd out, 178.259, starts 1st
    (11-17-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and 13 out [56 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #49-Mike Bliss, 176.396
    #14-Sterling Marlin, 176.473
    #33-Scott Wimmer, 175.999
    #15-Paul Menard, 175.667
    #30-Juan Montoya, 175.581
    #09-Jeremy Mayfield, 175.473
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 175.319
    #00-Bill Elliott [CH], 174.390
    will miss the race:
    #4-Ward Burton, 174.927
    #72-Brandon Whitt, 174.514
    #95-Casey Atwood, 174.295
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 174.182
    #06-Todd Kluever, 174.126
    #60-David Ragan, 173.734
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 173.033
    #27-Mike Skinner, 172.507
    #74-Derrike Cope, 170.352
    #61-Kevin Lepage, 170.227
    #46-Carl Long, 169.396
    #34-Chad Chaffin, 167.801
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, withdrew
    (11-17-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 176.448mph, starts 10th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 176.292, starts 20th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 175.359, starts 33rd
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 177.084, starts 8th
    #40-David Stremme, 176.016, starts 23rd
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 176.881, starts 11th
    #04-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(11-17-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #7-Gordon lost an engine on his 2nd lap, will have to go to the rear of the field on Sunday.
    #88-Jarrett crashed in practice and will be in a backup.(11-17-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #5-Busch, 178.118, starts 3rd
    Dodge: #9-Kahne, 178.259, starts 1st
    Ford: #38-Gilliland, 177.099, starts 9th
    Toyota - oops, not until 2007.......(11-17-2006)


    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
    Ford 400
    Starting Line-Up by Row
    Homestead-Miami Speedway - Homestead, Fla.
    Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Friday, November 17, 2006 @ 05:09 PM Eastern
    Driver Date Time Speed
    Track Race Record Tony Stewart 11/14/99 02:51:14 140.335
    Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
    Row 1 1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 30.293 178.259
    2 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 30.300 178.218
    Row 2 3 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevy 30.317 178.118
    4 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 30.327 178.059
    Row 3 5 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 30.340 177.983
    6 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevy 30.459 177.288
    Row 4 7 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevy 30.462 177.270
    8 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevy 30.494 177.084
    Row 5 9 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 30.507 177.009
    10 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevy 30.518 176.945
    Row 6 11 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 30.529 176.881
    12 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 30.536 176.840
    Row 7 13 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevy 30.557 176.719
    14 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 30.574 176.621
    Row 8 15 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 30.583 176.569
    16 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 30.594 176.505
    Row 9 17 49 Mike Bliss whatsOnline.com Dodge 30.613 176.396
    18 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevy 30.615 176.384
    Row 10 19 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 30.622 176.344
    20 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 30.631 176.292
    Row 11 21 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 30.663 176.108
    22 16 Greg Biffle National Guard Ford 30.679 176.016
    Row 12 23 40 David Stremme # Coors Light Dodge 30.679 176.016
    24 33 Scott Wimmer Holiday Inn Chevy 30.682 175.999
    Row 13 25 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 30.689 175.959
    26 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 30.703 175.879
    Row 14 27 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 30.715 175.810
    28 15 Paul Menard Menards Chevy 30.740 175.667
    Row 15 29 30 Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco/Havoline Dodge 30.755 175.581
    30 43 Bobby Labonte Chex Party Mix Dodge 30.760 175.553
    Row 16 31 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 30.768 175.507
    32 09 Jeremy Mayfield Miccosukee Resort Dodge 30.774 175.473
    Row 17 33 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Express Chevy 30.794 175.359
    34 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevy 30.801 175.319
    Row 18 35 7 Robby Gordon Menards/Energizer Chevy 30.812 175.256
    36 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 30.817 175.228
    Row 19 37 21 Ken Schrader Motorcraft Ford 30.818 175.222
    38 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo/Tire Kingdom Dodge 30.864 174.961
    Row 20 39 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 30.955 174.447
    40 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevy Owner Points
    Row 21 41 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford Owner Points
    42 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford Owner Points
    Row 22 43 00 Bill Elliott Burger King/XBox Chevy Past Champion
    # Raybestos Rookie of the Year Contender
    Did Not Qualify: #4-Ward Burton; #72-Brandon Whitt; #95-Casey Atwood; #78-Kenny Wallace; #06-Todd Kluever; #60-David Ragan; #55-Michael Waltrip; #27-Mike Skinner; #74-Derrike Cope; #61-Kevin Lepage; #46-Carl Long; #34-Chad Chaffin; #89-Morgan Shepherd.





    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 56 of 56 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 44 42 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 178.259 30.293 176.684 6 1.575 9
    2 30 28 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 178.218 30.300 176.263 10 1.955 20
    3 50 49 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 178.118 30.317 175.501 24 2.617 10
    4 19 19 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 178.059 30.327 177.591 2 0.468 34
    5 54 53 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 177.983 30.340 176.887 4 1.096 7
    6 33 31 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 177.288 30.459 176.528 7 0.760 16
    7 22 21 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 177.270 30.462 175.827 17 1.443 3
    8 17 17 38 David Gilliland Ford 177.099 30.507 176.068 13 1.031 25
    9 55 54 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 177.084 30.494 176.165 11 0.919 29
    10 52 51 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 176.948 30.517 175.690 19 1.258 17
    11 36 34 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 176.881 30.529 175.342 25 1.539 24
    12 51 50 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 176.840 30.536 174.639 35 2.201 6
    13 2 2 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 176.719 30.557 175.827 16 0.892 30
    14 53 52 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 176.621 30.574 174.210 40 2.411 5
    15 6 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 176.569 30.583 175.673 20 0.896 1
    16 27 25 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 176.505 30.594 176.453 8 0.052 18
    17 34 32 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 176.396 30.613 175.570 23 0.826 40-IN
    18 46 45 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 176.384 30.615 174.390 38 1.994 36-IN
    19 12 12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 176.344 30.622 174.650 34 1.694 2
    20 8 8 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 176.292 30.631 176.108 12 0.184 21
    21 31 29 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 176.108 30.663 175.319 26 0.789 11
    22 28 26 16 Greg Biffle Ford 176.016 30.679 176.707 5 -0.691 13
    23 21 20 40 David Stremme # Dodge 176.016 30.679 177.020 3 -1.004 33
    24 18 18 33 Scott Wimmer Chevy 175.999 30.682 175.661 21 0.338 n/a-IN
    25 38 36 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 175.959 30.689 175.907 15 0.052 26
    26 13 13 6 Mark Martin Ford 175.879 30.703 176.332 9 -0.453 8
    27 49 48 66 Jeff Green Chevy 175.810 30.715 175.171 30 0.639 28
    28 41 39 15 Paul Menard Chevy 175.667 30.740 174.154 41 1.513 46-IN
    29 29 27 30 Juan Paublo Montoya Dodge 175.581 30.755 175.148 31 0.433 n/a-IN
    30 47 46 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 175.553 30.760 174.899 33 0.654 19
    31 25 23 99 Carl Edwards Ford 175.507 30.768 174.334 39 1.173 12
    32 4 5 09 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 175.473 30.774 173.924 45 1.549 50-IN
    33 3 3 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 175.359 30.794 175.959 14 -0.600 4
    34 16 16 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 175.319 30.801 175.103 32 0.216 37-IN
    35 14 14 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 175.256 30.812 175.217 28 0.039 31
    36 40 38 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 175.228 30.817 177.830 1 -2.602 14
    37 37 35 21 Ken Schrader Ford 175.222 30.818 174.610 36 0.612 32
    38 5 4 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 174.961 30.864 175.593 22 -0.632 35
    39 42 40 4 Ward Burton Chevy 174.927 30.870 174.475 37 0.452 39-DNQ
    40 39 37 72 Brandon Whitt Chevy 174.514 30.943 172.216 48 2.298 55-DNQ
    41 10 10 42 Casey Mears Dodge 174.447 30.955 175.701 18 -1.254 15
    42 43 41 00 Bill Elliott Chevy 174.390 30.965 175.296 27 -0.906 57-CH-IN
    43 48 47 95 Casey Atwood Ford 174.295 30.982 172.877 46 1.418 47-DNQ
    44 9 9 96 Tony Raines Chevy 174.227 30.994 172.684 47 1.543 27
    45 7 7 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 174.182 31.002 171.838 50 2.344 42-DNQ
    46 56 55 06 Todd Kluever Ford 174.126 31.012 175.200 29 -1.074 54-DNQ
    47 23 22 60 David Ragan Ford 173.734 31.082 174.115 42 -0.381 52-DNQ
    48 20 43 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 173.723 31.084 174.048 43 -0.325 22
    49 32 30 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 173.706 31.087 171.342 53 2.364 23
    50 11 11 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 173.033 31.208 173.975 44 -0.942 38-DNQ
    51 26 24 27 Mike Skinner Chevy 172.507 31.303 171.548 51 0.959 55-DNQ
    52 45 44 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 170.352 31.699 170.924 54 -0.572 44-DNQ
    53 35 33 61 Kevin Lepage Dodge 170.227 31.722 172.073 49 -1.846 41-DNQ
    54 15 15 46 Carl Long Dodge 169.396 31.878 164.961 55 4.435 65-DNQ
    55 1 1 34 Chad Chaffin Dodge 167.801 32.181 171.363 52 -3.562 43-DNQ
    x 24 x 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 0.000 withdrew 163.964 56 x 53-WD


    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 34 Chad Chaffin Dodge 171.363 52 43-x
    2 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 175.827 16 30
    3 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 175.959 14 4
    4 09 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 173.924 45 50-x
    5 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 175.593 22 35
    6 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 175.673 20 1
    7 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 171.838 50 42-x
    8 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 176.108 12 21
    9 96 Tony Raines Chevy 172.684 47 27
    10 42 Casey Mears Dodge 175.701 18 15
    11 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 173.975 44 38-x
    12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 174.650 34 2
    13 6 Mark Martin Ford 176.332 9 8
    14 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 175.217 28 31
    15 46 Carl Long Dodge 164.961 55 65-x
    16 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 175.103 32 37-x
    17 38 David Gilliland Ford 176.068 13 25
    18 33 Scott Wimmer Chevy 175.661 21 n/a-x
    19 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 177.591 2 34
    20 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 174.048 43 22
    21 40 David Stremme # Dodge 177.020 3 33
    22 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 175.827 17 3
    23 60 David Ragan Ford 174.115 42 52-x
    24 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 163.964 56 53-x
    25 99 Carl Edwards Ford 174.334 39 12
    26 27 Mike Skinner Chevy 171.548 51 55-x
    27 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 176.453 8 18
    28 16 Greg Biffle Ford 176.707 5 13
    29 30 Juan Paublo Montoya Dodge 175.148 31 n/a-x
    30 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 176.263 10 20
    31 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 175.319 26 11
    32 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 171.342 53 23
    33 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 176.528 7 16
    34 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 175.570 23 40-x
    35 61 Kevin Lepage Dodge 172.073 49 41-x
    36 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 175.342 25 24
    37 21 Ken Schrader Ford 174.610 36 32
    38 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 175.907 15 26
    39 72 Brandon Whitt Chevy 172.216 48 55-x
    40 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 177.830 1 14
    41 15 Paul Menard Chevy 174.154 41 46-x
    42 4 Ward Burton Chevy 174.475 37 39-x
    43 00 Bill Elliott Chevy 175.296 27 57-CH
    44 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 176.684 6 9
    45 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 170.924 54 44-x
    46 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 174.390 38 36-x
    47 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 174.899 33 19
    48 95 Casey Atwood Ford 172.877 46 47-x
    49 66 Jeff Green Chevy 175.171 30 28
    50 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 175.501 24 10
    51 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 174.639 35 6
    52 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 175.690 19 17
    53 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 174.210 40 5
    54 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 176.887 4 7
    55 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 176.165 11 29
    56 06 Todd Kluever Ford 175.200 29 54-x


    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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