JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
at Indianapolis Motor Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 10:10am/et
    on Saturday, August 5, 2006
  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Jeff Gordon, August 2001, started 27th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Casey Mears, August 2004, 186.293mph

  • 2005 Pole Sitter: #38-Elliott Sadler, 184.114, finished 32nd

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #2-Busch, 182.039mph (scheduled to go out 25th of 50 drivers)


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Burton wins pole at Indy: #31-Jeff Burton won the Budweiser Pole for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 182.778mph for his 3rd pole of 2006 and 5th of his career. Burton went out 2nd and only #07-Bowyer and #2-Busch came close to grabbing the pole. #07-Bowyer will start 2nd, followed by #2-Kuet Busch, #9-Kasey Kahne [went out last] and #48-JImmie Johnson. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 31st. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #37-Skinner, #40-Stremme, #34- Chaffin, #00-Elliott, #78-Wallace, #4-Wimmer, #32- Kvapil and #60-Said. Missing the race were: #15-Menard, #55-Waltrip [said he wouldn't buy his way in this time], #70-Sauter, #49-Lepage, #90-Leicht, #04-Hamilton Jr. and #61-Cope. See the qualifying results below.(8-5-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 10:10am/et.
    TV: TNT - 10:00am/et
    Radio: IMS 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)
    #15-Menard, 1st out to qualify, 178.221mph, starts DNQ
    #31-Burton, 2nd out, 182.778, starts 1st
    (8-5-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and seven out [50 entered for 43 spots]:
    in the race
    #37-Mike Skinner, 180.487
    #40-David Stremme, 179.462
    #34-Chad Chaffin, 179.365
    #00-Bill Elliott [CH], 179.258, IN
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 179.201, IN
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 178.731
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 178.642
    #60-Boris Said, 178.529
    will miss the race:
    #15-Paul Menard, 178.221
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 178.091
    #70-Johnny Sauter, 177.599
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 177.103
    #90-Stephen Leicht, 176.946
    #04-Bobby Hamilton Jr., 176.807
    #61-Derrike Cope, 174.537
    CH = has a past champ provisional to use if needed
    (8-5-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 182.771, starts 2nd
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 180.065, starts 23rd
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 180.937, starts 14th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 182.171, starts 6th
    #40-David Stremme, 179.462, starts 24th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 177.288, starts 41st
    #?-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(8-5-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #88-Jarrett's team changed engine, so he will start from the back of the field Sunday, going for pit stall selection, the new engine didn't help his lap much.(8-5-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 182.778
    2 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 182.771
    3 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 182.752
    4 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 182.441
    5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 182.238
    6 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 182.171
    7 16 Greg Biffle Ford 182.065
    8 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 181.925
    9 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 181.877
    10 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 181.734
    11 21 Ken Schrader Ford 181.539
    12 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 181.076
    13 96 Tony Raines Chevy 181.036
    14 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 180.937
    15 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 180.509
    16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 180.506
    17 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 180.487
    18 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 180.426
    19 6 Mark Martin Ford 180.234
    20 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 180.126
    21 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 180.112
    22 99 Carl Edwards Ford 180.065
    23 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 180.065
    24 40 David Stremme # Dodge 179.462
    25 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 179.365
    26 00 Bill Elliott Chevy 179.258
    27 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 179.229
    28 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 179.201
    29 66 Jeff Green Chevy 179.026
    30 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 178.973
    31 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 178.923
    32 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 178.909
    33 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 178.845
    34 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 178.731
    35 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 178.685
    36 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 178.642
    37 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 178.522
    38 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 178.448
    39 42 Casey Mears Dodge 178.348
    40-OP 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 178.024
    41-OP 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 177.288
    42-OP 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 176.970
    43 60 Boris Said Ford 178.529
    DNQ 15 Paul Menard Chevy 178.221
    DNQ 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 178.091
    DNQ 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 177.599
    DNQ 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 177.103
    DNQ 90 Stephen Leicht Ford 176.946
    DNQ 04 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Dodge 176.807
    DNQ 61 Derrike Cope Chevy 174.537
    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 50 of 50 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 2 2 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 182.778 49.240 180.238 9 2.540 3
    2 7 7 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 182.771 49.242 180.690 6 2.081 19
    3 25 25 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 182.752 49.247 182.039 1 0.713 13
    4 50 50 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 182.441 49.331 181.995 2 0.446 7
    5 12 12 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 182.238 49.386 180.296 7 1.942 1
    6 9 9 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 182.171 49.404 178.802 23 3.369 26
    7 10 10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 182.065 49.433 178.994 21 3.071 12
    8 33 33 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 181.925 49.471 179.968 13 1.957 18
    9 45 45 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 181.877 49.484 181.181 3 0.696 27
    10 22 22 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 181.734 49.523 179.928 14 1.806 5
    11 16 16 21 Ken Schrader Ford 181.539 49.576 180.908 5 0.631 33
    12 27 27 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 181.076 49.703 181.097 4 -0.021 21
    13 5 5 96 Tony Raines Chevy 181.036 49.714 177.834 32 3.202 28
    14 40 40 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 180.937 49.741 180.234 10 0.703 8
    15 3 3 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 180.509 49.859 178.020 30 2.489 35
    16 41 41 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 180.506 49.860 178.575 24 1.931 9
    17 43 43 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 180.487 49.865 174.978 48 5.509 55-IN
    18 20 20 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 180.426 49.882 177.697 33 2.729 17
    19 30 30 6 Mark Martin Ford 180.234 49.935 180.173 12 0.061 6
    20 23 23 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 180.126 49.965 179.505 17 0.621 2
    21 24 24 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 180.112 49.969 175.768 47 4.344 31
    22 13 13 99 Carl Edwards Ford 180.065 49.982 180.205 11 -0.140 14
    23 11 11 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 180.065 49.982 179.294 19 0.771 22
    24 37 37 40 David Stremme # Dodge 179.462 50.150 179.752 15 -0.290 36-IN
    25 31 31 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 179.365 50.177 176.205 43 3.160 43-IN
    26 42 42 00 Bill Elliott Chevy 179.258 50.207 176.967 39 2.291 56-CH-IN
    27 19 19 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 179.229 50.215 177.054 37 2.175 20
    28 44 44 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 179.201 50.223 177.911 31 1.290 42-IN
    29 4 4 66 Jeff Green Chevy 179.026 50.272 178.469 25 0.557 29
    30 32 32 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 178.973 50.287 179.290 20 -0.317 16
    31 38 38 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 178.923 50.301 179.304 18 -0.381 11
    32 14 14 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 178.909 50.305 178.334 28 0.575 10
    33 28 28 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 178.845 50.323 177.630 34 1.215 32
    34 18 18 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 178.731 50.355 178.105 29 0.626 39-IN
    35 6 6 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 178.685 50.368 175.888 45 2.797 25
    36 46 46 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 178.642 50.380 177.595 35 1.047 37-IN
    37 17 17 60 Boris Said Ford 178.529 50.412 175.984 44 2.545 47-IN
    38 49 49 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 178.522 50.414 178.370 26 0.152 4
    39 26 26 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 178.448 50.435 175.860 46 2.588 24
    40 47 47 42 Casey Mears Dodge 178.348 50.463 179.519 16 -1.171 15
    41 1 1 15 Paul Menard Chevy 178.221 50.499 178.827 22 -0.606 48-DNQ
    42 29 29 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 178.091 50.536 176.353 40 1.738 38-DNQ
    43 15 15 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 178.024 50.555 176.243 42 1.781 34
    44 39 39 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 177.599 50.676 176.280 41 1.319 68-DNQ
    45 21 21 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 177.288 50.765 180.256 8 -2.968 23
    46 48 48 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 177.103 50.818 176.970 38 0.133 40-DNQ
    47 8 8 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 176.970 50.856 178.341 27 -1.371 30
    48 34 34 90 Stephen Leicht Ford 176.946 50.863 177.595 36 -0.649 69-DNQ
    49 36 35 04 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Dodge 176.807 50.903 172.189 50 4.618 n/a-DNQ
    50 35 36 61 Derrike Cope Chevy 174.537 51.565 173.661 49 0.876 41-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


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 15 Paul Menard Chevy 178.827 22 48-x
    2 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 180.238 9 3
    3 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 178.020 30 35
    4 66 Jeff Green Chevy 178.469 25 29
    5 96 Tony Raines Chevy 177.834 32 28
    6 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 175.888 45 25
    7 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 180.690 6 19
    8 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 178.341 27 30
    9 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 178.802 23 26
    10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 178.994 21 12
    11 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 179.294 19 22
    12 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 180.296 7 1
    13 99 Carl Edwards Ford 180.205 11 14
    14 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 178.334 28 10
    15 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 176.243 42 34
    16 21 Ken Schrader Ford 180.908 5 33
    17 60 Boris Said Ford 175.984 44 47-x
    18 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 178.105 29 39-x
    19 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 177.054 37 20
    20 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 177.697 33 17
    21 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 180.256 8 23
    22 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 179.928 14 5
    23 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 179.505 17 2
    24 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 175.768 47 31
    25 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 182.039 1 13
    26 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 175.860 46 24
    27 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 181.097 4 21
    28 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 177.630 34 32
    29 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 176.353 40 38-x
    30 6 Mark Martin Ford 180.173 12 6
    31 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 176.205 43 43-x
    32 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 179.290 20 16
    33 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 179.968 13 18
    34 90 Stephen Leicht Ford 177.595 36 69-x
    35 61 Derrike Cope Chevy 173.661 49 41-x
    36 04 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Dodge 172.189 50 n/a-x
    37 40 David Stremme # Dodge 179.752 15 36-x
    38 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 179.304 18 11
    39 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 176.280 41 68-x
    40 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 180.234 10 8
    41 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 178.575 24 9
    42 00 Bill Elliott Chevy 176.967 39 56-CH
    43 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 174.978 48 55-x
    44 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 177.911 31 42-x
    45 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 181.181 3 27
    46 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 177.595 35 37-x
    47 42 Casey Mears Dodge 179.519 16 15
    48 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 176.970 38 40-x
    49 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 178.370 26 4
    50 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 181.995 2 7


    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: Indy Race Info Page

    • Indy 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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