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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400
at Las Vegas Motor Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 6:40pm/et
    on Friday, March 10th
  • Track Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, 3/5/2004, 174.904mph

  • 2005 Pole Sitter: #12-Ryan Newman, 173.745, finished 9th

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #9-Kasey Kahne 171.521mph (scheduled to go out 8th of 49 drivers)

  • Race info at: Las Vegas Race Info Page

  • Las Vegas Entry List


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Biffle wins pole at Las Vegas: #16-Greg Biffle won the pole for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a lap of 172.403 mph for his first pole of 2006, 2nd of his career and first since Daytona in Feb. 2005, 73 races ago, putting Biffle in the 2007 Budweiser Shootout. #20-Tony Stewart will start on the outside pole after running 172.068, followed by #48-Jimmie Johnson, #5-Kyle Busch and #9-Kasey Kahne. The rest of the top-10: #2-Busch, #01-Nemechek, Jeff Burton in the #31 Cingular Chevy, #17-Kenseth, and #25-Vickers. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 42nd after having a very loose car and almost loosing it a couple times. #10-Scott Riggs made the race, qualifying 22nd, being the highest starting non top-35 driver to make the race. Riggs had a scare when his throttle stick before he left pit road, the crew was able to get it unstuck so Riggs could make his run. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were Riggs, #61-Lepage, #7-Gordon, #32-Kvapil [after missing last weeks race], #78-KWallace, #96-TLabonte, #4-Wimmer and #34-Chaffin. Missing the race were: #95-Barrett, #00-Sadler, #64-LaJoie, #89-Shepherd, #37-Skinner and #02-Ash. See the qualifying results below.(3-10-2006)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, March 10, 2006 at 6:40pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 6:30pm/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: 3/11 at 1:30am/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #66-Jeff Green, 1st out to qualify,170.154mph, starts 14th
    #25-Brian Vickers, 6th out, 170.638, starts 10th
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 8th out, 171.054, starts 5th
    #20-Tony Stewart, 10th out, 172.068, starts 2nd
    #16-Greg Biffle, 31st out, 172.403, starts 1st
    (3-10-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and six out [49 entered for 43 spots]:
    #00-Hermie Sadler, 166.052, DNQ
    #02-Brandon Ash, 164.961, DNQ
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 167.483, IN
    #7-Robby Gordon, 168.167, IN
    #10-Scott Riggs, 169.152, IN
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 167.999, IN
    #34-Chad Chaffin, 167.343, IN
    #37-Mike Skinner, 165.421, DNQ
    #61-Kevin Lepage, 168.329, IN
    #64-Randy LaJoie, 161.948, DNQ
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 167.898, IN
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 162.827, DNQ
    #95-Stanton Barrett, 166.425, DNQ
    #96-Terry Labonte [CH], 167.868, IN
    (3-10-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 169.758, starts 20th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 168.782, starts 27th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 169.237, starts 16th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 170.546, starts 12th
    #40-David Stremme, 166.672, starts 40th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, , starts 36th
    #49-Brent Sherman, 167.260, starts 41st
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(3-10-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #8-Earnhardt Jr. bottomed out on his first lap, almost hit the wallm but recovered, but ran slow.
    #42-Mears slid a bit off turn 2 on his 1st lap and lost a mph off his practice speed.
    just before going out to qualify, #10-Riggs, stopped at the end of pit road and the crew ran down and opened the hood as the engine failed to fire. The car finally fired up, but the throttle linkage is jammed and stuck, the crew was able to get it fixed so he can go out for his lap.
    On #37-Skinner's lap, he got sideways off turn 2 and couldn't get the momentum back.
    (3-10-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Las Vegas Practice page


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 16 Greg Biffle Ford 172.403
    2 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 172.068
    3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 171.597
    4 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 171.423
    5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 171.054
    6 2 Kurt Busch Intrepid 171.027
    7 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 170.864
    8 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 170.816
    9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 170.665
    10 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 170.638
    11 12 Ryan Newman Intrepid 170.578
    12 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 170.546
    13 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 170.170
    14 66 Jeff Green Chevy 170.154
    15 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 170.127
    16 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 170.009
    17 6 Mark Martin Ford 169.966
    18 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 169.763
    19 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 169.758
    20 99 Carl Edwards Ford 169.300
    21 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 169.237
    22 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 169.152
    23 21 Ken Schrader Ford 168.988
    24 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 168.840
    25 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 168.829
    26 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 168.782
    27 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 168.782
    28 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 168.776
    29 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 168.497
    30 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 168.329
    31 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 168.287
    32 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 168.167
    33 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 167.999
    34 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 167.890
    35 96 Terry Labonte Chevy 167.686
    36 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 167.624
    37 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 167.483
    38 42 Casey Mears Dodge 167.260
    39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 167.136
    40 40 David Stremme # Dodge 166.672
    41-OP 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 165.487
    42-OP 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 163.334
    43-CH 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 167.343
    DNQ 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 166.425
    DNQ 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 166.052
    DNQ 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 165.421
    DNQ 02 Brandon Ash Chevy 164.961
    DNQ 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 162.827
    DNQ 64 Randy LaJoie Dodge 161.948
    DNQ = Missed the race; WD = withdrew
    Not in the Top 35 in 2005 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 49 of 49 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
    2005
    Owners
    Point
    Rank
    1 31 31 16 Greg Biffle Ford 172.403 31.322 169.625 17 2.778 2
    2 10 10 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 172.068 31.383 169.587 18 2.481 1
    3 33 33 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 171.597 31.469 170.805 8 0.792 5
    4 47 47 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 171.423 31.501 171.265 3 0.158 20
    5 8 8 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 171.054 31.569 171.521 1 -0.467 23
    6 29 29 2 Kurt Busch Intrepid 171.027 31.574 170.810 7 0.217 9
    7 26 26 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 170.864 31.604 169.199 21 1.665 16
    8 38 38 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 170.816 31.613 170.902 5 -0.086 18
    9 45 45 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 170.665 31.641 168.629 28 2.036 7
    10 6 6 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 170.638 31.646 170.363 9 0.275 17
    11 22 22 12 Ryan Newman Intrepid 170.578 31.657 169.726 15 0.852 6
    12 44 44 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 170.546 31.663 170.266 10 0.280 24
    13 46 46 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 170.170 31.733 169.988 12 0.182 11
    14 1 1 66 Jeff Green Chevy 170.154 31.736 171.076 4 -0.922 29
    15 41 41 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 170.127 31.741 168.052 33 2.075 15
    16 27 27 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 170.009 31.76 169.513 19 0.496 30
    17 20 20 6 Mark Martin Ford 169.966 31.771 168.956 23 1.010 4
    18 4 4 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 169.763 31.809 168.655 27 1.108 8
    19 11 11 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 169.758 31.810 169.300 20 0.458 27
    20 17 17 99 Carl Edwards Ford 169.300 31.896 170.832 6 -1.532 3
    21 34 34 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 169.237 31.908 171.325 2 -2.088 33
    22 15 18 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 169.152 31.924 169.827 14 -0.675 46-IN
    23 19 19 21 Ken Schrader Ford 168.988 31.955 167.785 36 1.203 21
    24 35 35 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 168.840 31.983 170.014 11 -1.174 10
    25 39 39 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 168.829 31.985 166.795 40 2.034 34
    26 24 24 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 168.782 31.994 168.209 32 0.573 13
    27 2 2 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 168.782 31.994 168.703 26 0.079 25
    28 5 5 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 168.776 31.995 169.035 22 -0.259 32
    29 37 37 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 168.497 32.048 169.988 13 -1.491 14
    30 3 3 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 168.329 32.080 167.780 37 0.549 40-IN
    31 9 9 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 168.287 32.088 165.771 43 2.516 35
    32 14 13 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 168.167 32.111 167.916 34 0.251 38-IN
    33 40 40 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 167.999 32.143 168.408 30 -0.409 37-IN
    34 43 43 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 167.890 32.164 164.179 47 3.711 64-IN
    35 36 36 96 Terry Labonte Chevy 167.686 32.203 168.224 31 -0.538 n/a(CH)-IN
    36 42 42 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 167.624 32.215 169.689 16 -2.065 22
    37 48 48 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 167.483 32.242 167.796 35 -0.313 36-IN
    38 28 28 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 167.343 32.269 166.394 41 0.949 44-IN
    39 18 15 42 Casey Mears Dodge 167.260 32.285 168.481 29 -1.221 12
    40 13 12 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 167.136 32.309 167.598 38 -0.462 28
    41 32 32 40 David Stremme # Dodge 166.672 32.399 166.333 42 0.339 26
    42 16 14 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 166.425 32.447 167.043 39 -0.618 59-DNQ
    43 23 23 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 166.052 32.520 164.901 45 1.151 57-DNQ
    44 12 16 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 165.487 32.632 165.385 44 0.102 31
    45 7 7 37 Mike Skinner Dodge 165.421 32.644 168.750 25 -3.329 39-DNQ
    46 21 21 02 Brandon Ash Chevy 164.961 32.735 161.890 49 3.071 61-DNQ
    47 30 30 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 163.334 33.061 168.834 24 -5.500 19
    48 49 49 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 162.827 33.164 164.189 46 -1.362 50-DNQ
    49 25 25 64 Randy LaJoie Dodge 161.948 33.344 163.448 48 -1.500 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

    8 teams will get in by speed, 7 will miss the race.
    UNLESS #96-Labonte need to use the 43rd spot as a Champions Provisional
    #44/#96-Labonte gets the spots first as he was last champ in 1996, Elliott was champ in 1988.
    Then the fastest non-Top 35 teams getting in on speed would be 7



    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Actual
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    Qual
    Time
    (secs)
    Final
    Saturday
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Diff
    Qual vs
    Prac
    2005
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
      1   66 Jeff Green Chevy     171.076 4   29
      2   1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy     168.703 26   25
      3   61 Kevin Lepage Ford     167.780 37   40-X
      4   26 Jamie McMurray Ford     168.655 27   8
      5   22 Dave Blaney Dodge     169.035 22   32
      6   25 Brian Vickers Chevy     170.363 9   17
      7   37 Mike Skinner Dodge     168.750 25   39-X
      8   9 Kasey Kahne Dodge     171.521 1   23
      9   14 Sterling Marlin Chevy     165.771 43   35
      10   20 Tony Stewart Chevy     169.587 18   1
      11   07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy     169.300 20   27
      12   49 Brent Sherman # Dodge     165.385 44   31
      13   45 Kyle Petty Dodge     167.598 38   28
      14   7 Robby Gordon Chevy     167.916 34   38-X
      15   10 Scott Riggs Dodge     169.827 14   46-X
      16   95 Stanton Barrett Chevy     167.043 39   59-X
      17   99 Carl Edwards Ford     170.832 6   3
      18   42 Casey Mears Dodge     168.481 29   12
      19   21 Ken Schrader Ford     167.785 36   21
      20   6 Mark Martin Ford     168.956 23   4
      21   02 Brandon Ash Chevy     161.890 49   61-X
      22   12 Ryan Newman Intrepid     169.726 15   6
      23   00 Hermie Sadler Ford     164.901 45   57-X
      24   38 Elliott Sadler Ford     168.209 32   13
      25   64 Randy LaJoie Dodge     163.448 48   41-X
      26   01 Joe Nemechek Chevy     169.199 21   16
      27   43 Bobby Labonte Dodge     169.513 19   30
      28   34 Chad Chaffin Chevy     166.394 41   44-X
      29   2 Kurt Busch Intrepid     170.810 7   9
      30   8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy     168.834 24   19
      31   16 Greg Biffle Ford     169.625 17   2
      32   40 David Stremme # Dodge     166.333 42   26
      33   48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy     170.805 8   5
      34   11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy     171.325 2   33
      35   19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge     170.014 11   10
      36   96 Terry Labonte Chevy     168.224 31   n/a(CH)-X
      37   29 Kevin Harvick Chevy     169.988 13   14
      38   31 Jeff Burton Chevy     170.902 5   18
      39   55 Michael Waltrip Dodge     166.795 40   34
      40   32 Travis Kvapil Chevy     168.408 30   37-X
      41   88 Dale Jarrett Ford     168.052 33   15
      42   41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge     169.689 16   22
      43   78 Kenny Wallace Chevy     164.179 47   64-X
      44   18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy     170.266 10   24
      45   17 Matt Kenseth Ford     168.629 28   7
      46   24 Jeff Gordon Chevy     169.988 12   11
      47   5 Kyle Busch Chevy     171.265 3   20
      48   4 Scott Wimmer Chevy     167.796 35   36-X
      49   89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge     164.189 46   50-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.


    • 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

    • Weather -- IF qualifying is rained out, the field would be set as follows (per the rulebook):

      #1) - First 35 by current Owner Points
      #2) - Previous Years Cup Champ or the Event Champion if already NOT in the field by step 1
      #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 13 days before the race)


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