JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Bank of America 500
at Lowe's Motor Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 7:10pm/et
    on Thursday, October 12, 2006

  • Track Qualifying Record: Elliott Sadler, Oct 2005, 193.216mph

  • Event Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, May 2005, 192.988mph

  • 2005 Oct Pole Sitter: #38-Elliott Sadler, 193.216mph, finished 27th

  • 2006 May Pole Sitter: #10-Scott Riggs, 187.865mph, finished 13th

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #9-Kahne 187.279 mph goes out 13th out of 52 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Riggs wins pole at Charlotte: #10-Scott Riggs won the Budweiser Pole for the Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway with a speed of 191.469mph for his 2nd pole of 2006 and 3rd of his career. Starting on the outside pole is #9-Kahne, followed by #42-Mears, #19-Sadler, #29-Harvick, #31-Burton, #6-Martin, #07-Bowyer, #41-Sorenson and #48-Johnson. #24-Gordon had a bad night qualifying and was just slow, will start 41st. #8-Earnhardt Jr. qualified 16th. #2-Kurt Busch’s time was disallowed after post-qualifying inspection, he has qualified 3rd [189.713mph]
    The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #4-Bodine, #49-Bliss, #55-Waltrip, #72-Skinner, #45-Petty, #06-Kluever, #32-Kvapil and #44-Terry Labonte [using a past champions provisional]. Missing the race were: #83-Bill Elliott [couldn't use past champions provisional as Labonte used it and wasn't fast enough], #34-Lepage, #74-Cope, #61-Chaffin, #00-Sadler, #27-Shelmerdine, #89-Shepherd [didn't take a lap], #78-Wallace [wrecked on 1st lap] and #46-Long [wrecked on 1st lap]. See the qualifying results below.(10-12-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 7:10pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 7:00pm/et
    Radio: PRN 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: Friday, Oct 13th at 1:00pm/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #41-Sorenson, 1st out to qualify, 188.239mph, starts 10th
    #2-Busch, 10th out, 189.713, starts 3rd [time was disallowed]
    #9-Kahne, 13th out, 190.194, starts 2nd
    #10-Riggs, 44th out, 191.469, starts 1st
    (10-12-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and NINE out [52 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #4-Todd Bodine, 187.728
    #49-Mike Bliss, 186.877
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 186.981
    #72-Mike Skinner, 186.458
    #45-Kyle Petty, 186.149
    #06-Todd Kleuver, 185.446
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 185.427
    #44-Terry Labonte [CH1], 184.137
    will miss the race:
    #83-Bill Elliott [CH2], 185.370
    #34-Kevin Lepage, 185.046
    #74-Derrike Cope, 184.294
    #61-Chad Chaffin, 184.200
    #00-Hermie Sadler, 180.687
    #27-Kirk Shelmerdine, 170.525
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, didn't make an attempt
    #46-Carl Long, wrecked
    #78-Kenny Wallace, wrecked
    (10-12-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 188.482mph, starts 9th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 186.690, starts 27th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 187.065, starts 23rd
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 184.697, starts 41st
    #40-David Stremme, 187.787, starts 13th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 188.239, starts 10th
    #04-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(10-12-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #46-Carl Long wrecked on his first lap and didn't make a full lap and will not make the race.
    Supposedly per PRN Radio, #89-Shepherd was getting ready to take his lap and there was a problem with the car and the team was put on the 5-minute clock and didn't make an attempt and will miss the race.(10-12-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #29-Harvick, 188.739, starts 6th
    Dodge: #10-Riggs, 191.469, starts 1st
    Ford: #6-Martin, 188.574, starts 8th
    Toyota - oops, not until 2007.......(10-12-2006)


    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
    Bank of America 500
    Starting Line-Up by Row
    Lowe's Motor Speedway - Concord, N.C.
    Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Thursday, October 12, 2006 @ 10:01 PM Eastern
    REVISED   Time Disallowed - No. 2.   REVISED
    Driver Date Time Speed
    Track Race Record Jeff Gordon 10/11/99 03:07:31 160.306
    Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
    Row 1 1 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 28.203 191.469
    2 9 Kasey Kahne Mopar Dodge 28.392 190.194
    Row 2 3 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 28.479 189.613
    4 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 28.568 189.023
    Row 3 5 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevy 28.611 188.739
    6 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 28.636 188.574
    Row 4 7 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 28.636 188.574
    8 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevy 28.650 188.482
    Row 5 9 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 28.687 188.239
    10 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 28.694 188.193
    Row 6 11 17 Matt Kenseth Carhartt/DeWalt Ford 28.747 187.846
    12 40 David Stremme # Coors Light Dodge 28.749 187.833
    Row 7 13 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevy 28.760 187.761
    14 4 Todd Bodine Lucas Oil/Hefty Chevy 28.765 187.728
    Row 8 15 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 28.772 187.682
    16 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 28.802 187.487
    Row 9 17 21 Ken Schrader Motorcraft Ford 28.832 187.292
    18 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/Delphi Chevy 28.833 187.285
    Row 10 19 7 Robby Gordon Menards/Mapei Chevy 28.845 187.207
    20 66 Jeff Green Best Buy "HD Done Right" Chevy 28.849 187.182
    Row 11 21 43 Bobby Labonte Bugles Dodge 28.861 187.104
    22 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Kinko's Chevy 28.867 187.065
    Row 12 23 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 28.880 186.981
    24 49 Mike Bliss whatsOnline.com Dodge 28.896 186.877
    Row 13 25 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/Delphi Chevy 28.923 186.703
    26 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 28.925 186.690
    Row 14 27 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 28.929 186.664
    28 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 28.939 186.599
    Row 15 29 72 Mike Skinner Dutch Quality Stone Chevy 28.961 186.458
    30 01 Joe Nemechek Centrix Chevy 28.965 186.432
    Row 16 31 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 28.982 186.323
    32 45 Kyle Petty Tire Kingdom Dodge 29.009 186.149
    Row 17 33 16 Greg Biffle Subway Ford 29.027 186.034
    34 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 29.055 185.854
    Row 18 35 38 David Gilliland Sam's Club/M&M's Ford 29.072 185.746
    36 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 29.093 185.612
    Row 19 37 06 Todd Kluever 3M Ford 29.119 185.446
    38 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevy 29.122 185.427
    Row 20 39 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 29.149 185.255
    40 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevy 29.237 184.697
    Row 21 41 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy Owner Points
    42 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge Time Disallowed
    Row 22 43 44 Terry Labonte GMAC Chevy Past Champion
    Did Not Qualify: #83-Bill Elliott; #34-Kevin Lepage; #74-Derrike Cope; #61-Chad Chaffin; #00-Hermie Sadler; #27-Kirk Shelmerdine; #46-Carl Long; #78-Kenny Wallace; #89-Morgan Shepherd.



    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 52 of 52 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 44 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 191.469 28.230 187.266 2 4.203 20
    2 13 13 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 190.194 28.392 187.279 1 2.915 9
    3 10 10 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 189.713
    (time disallowed)
    28.464 186.175 3 3.538 14
    4 52 52 42 Casey Mears Dodge 189.613 28.479 183.561 25 6.052 15
    5 23 20 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 189.023 28.568 186.111 4 2.912 32
    6 24 21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 188.874 28.590 183.968 20 4.906 1
    7 40 40 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 188.739 28.611 184.919 12 3.820 4
    8 43 43 6 Mark Martin Ford 188.574 28.636 185.803 5 2.771 3
    9 50 50 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 188.482 28.650 182.346 35 6.136 18
    10 1 1 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 188.239 28.687 184.294 18 3.945 23
    11 37 35 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 188.193 28.694 185.752 6 2.441 8
    12 29 26 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 187.846 28.747 184.818 13 3.028 2
    13 28 23 40 David Stremme # Dodge 187.787 28.756 183.549 26 4.238 34
    14 39 36 4 Todd Bodine Chevy 187.728 28.765 183.786 23 3.942 39-IN
    15 20 18 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 187.682 28.772 184.792 14 2.890 17
    16 38 32 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 187.487 28.802 184.578 17 2.909 6
    17 27 39 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 187.435 28.810 181.824 40 5.611 35
    18 7 7 21 Ken Schrader Ford 187.292 28.832 183.617 24 3.675 28
    19 33 29 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 187.285 28.833 182.027 39 5.258 10
    20 45 45 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 187.207 28.845 183.886 21 3.321 27
    21 12 12 66 Jeff Green Chevy 187.182 28.849 185.122 9 2.060 30
    22 11 11 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 187.104 28.861 181.062 44 6.042 24
    23 22 19 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 187.065 28.867 185.033 11 2.032 5
    24 51 51 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 186.981 28.880 184.263 19 2.718 38-IN
    25 9 9 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 186.87 28.897 183.380 29 3.490 40-IN
    26 8 8 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 186.703 29.923 181.226 43 5.477 16
    27 49 49 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 186.690 28.925 185.141 8 1.549 19
    28 48 48 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 186.669 28.928 182.291 36 4.378 21
    29 31 27 99 Carl Edwards Ford 186.599 28.939 183.468 28 3.131 12
    30 41 41 72 Mike Skinner Chevy 186.458 28.961 180.741 45 5.717 58-IN
    31 19 16 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 186.432 28.965 185.707 7 0.725 33
    32 34 30 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 186.323 28.982 182.125 38 4.198 11
    33 32 28 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 186.149 29.009 184.679 16 1.470 36-IN
    34 15 15 16 Greg Biffle Ford 186.034 29.027 182.791 32 3.243 13
    35 14 14 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 185.854 29.055 182.346 34 3.508 22
    36 6 5 38 David Gilliland Ford 185.746 29.072 185.033 10 0.713 25
    37 47 47 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 185.612 29.093 182.778 33 2.834 26
    38 3 3 06 Todd Kluever Ford 185.446 29.119 183.163 30 2.283 56-IN
    39 26 22 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 185.427 29.122 183.880 22 1.547 37-IN
    40 4 6 83 Bill Elliott Dodge 185.370 29.131 183.132 31 2.238 n/a-CH2-DNQ
    41 5 4 96 Tony Raines Chevy 185.255 29.149 184.748 15 0.507 31
    42 2 2 34 Kevin Lepage Chevy 185.046 29.182 178.678 47 6.368 43-DNQ
    43 16 33 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 184.697 29.237 170.973 51 13.724 29
    44 42 42 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 184.294 29.301 181.513 42 2.781 45-DNQ
    45 30 24 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 184.200 29.316 179.748 46 4.452 41-DNQ
    46 21 17 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 184.137 29.326 181.818 41 2.319 47-CH1-IN
    47 46 46 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 183.100 29.492 183.530 27 -0.430 7
    48 35 31 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 180.687 29.886 178.224 48 2.463 48-DNQ
    49 25 25 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 170.525 31.667 168.382 52 2.143 52-DNQ
    50 17 37 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 0.000 wrecked 182.260 37 -182.260 42-DNQ
    51 18 x 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 0.000 DNS 172.678 50 x 53-DNQ
    52 36 34 46 Carl Long Dodge 0.000 wrecked 177.561 49 x 66-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

    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 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 184.294 18 23
    2 34 Kevin Lepage Chevy 178.678 47 43-x
    3 06 Todd Kluever Ford 183.163 30 56-x
    4 83 Bill Elliott Dodge 183.132 31 n/a-CH2
    5 96 Tony Raines Chevy 184.748 15 31
    6 38 David Gilliland Ford 185.033 10 25
    7 21 Ken Schrader Ford 183.617 24 28
    8 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 181.226 43 16
    9 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 183.380 29 40-x
    10 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 186.175 3 14
    11 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 181.062 44 24
    12 66 Jeff Green Chevy 185.122 9 30
    13 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 187.279 1 9
    14 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 182.346 34 22
    15 16 Greg Biffle Ford 182.791 32 13
    16 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 170.973 51 29
    17 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 182.260 37 42-x
    18 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 172.678 50 53-x
    19 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 185.707 7 33
    20 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 184.792 14 17
    21 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 181.818 41 47-CH1
    22 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 185.033 11 5
    23 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 186.111 4 32
    24 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 183.968 20 1
    25 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 168.382 52 52-x
    26 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 183.880 22 37-x
    27 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 181.824 40 35
    28 40 David Stremme # Dodge 183.549 26 34
    29 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 184.818 13 2
    30 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 179.748 46 41-x
    31 99 Carl Edwards Ford 183.468 28 12
    32 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 184.679 16 36-x
    33 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 182.027 39 10
    34 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 182.125 38 11
    35 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 178.224 48 48-x
    36 46 Carl Long Dodge 177.561 49 66-x
    37 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 185.752 6 8
    38 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 184.578 17 6
    39 4 Todd Bodine Chevy 183.786 23 39-x
    40 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 184.919 12 4
    41 72 Mike Skinner Chevy 180.741 45 58-x
    42 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 181.513 42 45-x
    43 6 Mark Martin Ford 185.803 5 3
    44 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 187.266 2 20
    45 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 183.886 21 27
    46 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 183.530 27 7
    47 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 182.778 33 26
    48 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 182.291 36 21
    49 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 185.141 8 19
    50 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 182.346 35 18
    51 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 184.263 19 38-x
    52 42 Casey Mears Dodge 183.561 25 15


    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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