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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the DIRECTV 500
at Martinsville Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:40pm/et
    on Friday, March 31st
  • Track/Event Qualifying Record: Tony Stewart, Oct 2005, 98.083mph

  • Apr 2005 Pole Sitter: #10-Scott Riggs, 96.671mph, finished 21st

  • Oct 2005 Pole Sitter: #20-Tony Stewart, 98.083mph, finished 2nd

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #20-Tony Stewart 96.268mph (scheduled to go out 35th of 49 drivers)

  • Race info at: Martinsville Race Info Page

  • Martinsville Entry List


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Johnson wins pole at Martinsville: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the Budweiser Pole for the DIRECTV 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.736mph for his first pole of 2006, his 9th career pole in 153 races and first in 23 races, since Chicago last July. #26-Jamie McMurray will start on the outside pole, followed by #20-Tony Stewart, #12-Ryan Newman and #9-Kasey Kahne. #24-Jeff Gordon will start 8th, #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 29th. #14-Sterling Marlin was the highest qualifier of the go or go homers, and will start 6th. #18-J.J Yeley is the highest starting rookie at 18th. #49-Jimmy Spencer couldn't get the BAM Dodge up to speed and will miss the race along with #74-Cope, #61-Lepage [first dnq of the season], #78-Wallace, #89-Shepherd and #00-Sadler. No wrecks or major incidents. See the qualifying results/starting lineup below.(3-31-2006)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the DIRCTV 500 at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled for Friday, March 31, 2006 at 3:40pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 3:30pm/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: 4/1 at 1:30am/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #6-Mark Martin, 1st out to qualify, 94.708mph, starts 30th
    #88-Dale Jarrett, 2nd out, 95.017, starts 28th
    #31-Jeff Burton, 3rd out, 95.444, starts 20th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 5th out, 95.530, starts 18th
    #38-Elliott Sadler, 9th out, 96.445, starts 7th
    #26-Jamie McMurray, 10th out, 96.696, starts 2nd
    #48-Jimmie Johnson, 30th out, 96.726, starts 1st
    (3-31-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and six out [49 entered for 43 spots]:
    eight in:
    #14-Sterling Marlin, 96.484
    #34-Chad Chaffin, 94.543
    #95-Stanton Barrett, 94.458
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 94.444
    #40-David Stremme, 94.200
    #51-Mike Garvey, 94.106
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 94.087
    #92-Chad Blount, 94.017
    dnq'd - will miss the race:
    #74-Derrike Cope, 94.013
    #61-Kevin Lepage, 93.854
    #49-Jimmy Spencer, 93.525
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 93.460
    #00-Hermie Sadler, 92.628
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 93.627
    (3-31-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 93.673, starts 42nd
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 95.357, starts 21st
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 93.915, starts 41st
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 95.530, starts 18th
    #40-David Stremme, 94.200, starts 38th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 95.146, starts 25th
    #49-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(3-31-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 96.736
    2 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 96.696
    3 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 96.632
    4 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 96.563
    5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 96.509
    6 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 96.484
    7 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 96.445
    8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 96.288
    9 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 96.117
    10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 95.976
    11 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 95.864
    12 96 Tony Raines Chevy 95.830
    13 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 95.786
    14 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 95.752
    15 99 Carl Edwards Ford 95.670
    16 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 95.632
    17 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 95.603
    18 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 95.530
    19 21 Ken Schrader Ford 95.487
    20 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 95.444
    21 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 95.357
    22 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 95.275
    23 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 95.271
    24 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 95.218
    25 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 95.146
    26 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 95.132
    27 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 95.065
    28 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 95.017
    29 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 94.855
    30 6 Mark Martin Ford 94.708
    31 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 94.543
    32 42 Casey Mears Dodge 94.538
    33 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 94.505
    34 66 Jeff Green Chevy 94.463
    35 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 94.458
    36 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 94.444
    37 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 94.214
    38 40 David Stremme # Dodge 94.200
    39 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 94.106
    40 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 94.087
    41-OP 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 93.915
    42-OP 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 93.673
    43 92 Chad Blount Dodge 94.017
    DNQ 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 94.013
    DNQ 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 93.854
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 93.627
    DNQ 49 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 93.525
    DNQ 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 93.460
    DNQ 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 92.628
    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 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
    Owners
    Point
    Rank
    1 30 30 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 96.736 19.575 96.122 4 0.614 3
    2 10 10 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 96.696 19.583 95.932 11 0.764 24
    3 35 35 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 96.632 19.596 96.268 1 0.364 9
    4 16 16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 96.563 19.610 96.210 3 0.353 12
    5 28 28 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 96.509 19.321 96.078 6 0.431 2
    6 47 47 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 96.484 19.626 95.439 15 1.045 36-IN
    7 9 9 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 96.445 19.634 95.511 14 0.934 11
    8 44 44 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 96.288 19.666 96.073 7 0.215 7
    9 32 32 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 96.117 17.701 95.966 10 0.151 16
    10 12 12 16 Greg Biffle Ford 95.976 19.730 95.617 13 0.359 15
    11 40 40 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 95.864 19.753 96.088 5 -0.224 35
    12 27 26 96 Tony Raines Chevy 95.830 19.76 95.213 20 0.617 30
    13 49 49 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 95.786 19.769 96.005 9 -0.219 32
    14 18 20 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 95.752 19.776 94.633 34 1.119 31
    15 45 45 99 Carl Edwards Ford 95.670 19.793 95.132 24 0.538 22
    16 20 19 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 95.632 19.801 95.391 16 0.241 1
    17 14 14 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 95.603 19.807 96.049 8 -0.446 5
    18 5 5 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 95.530 19.822 94.467 37 1.063 23
    19 37 37 21 Ken Schrader Ford 95.487 19.831 94.913 29 0.574 29
    20 3 3 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 95.444 19.840 95.065 26 0.379 18
    21 22 27 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 95.357 19.858 94.567 36 0.790 21
    22 11 11 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 95.275 19.875 95.845 12 -0.570 26
    23 48 48 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 95.271 19.876 95.013 27 0.258 34
    24 23 22 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 95.218 19.887 96.215 2 -0.997 19
    25 17 17 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 95.146 19.902 94.898 30 0.248 27
    26 6 6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 95.132 19.905 95.161 23 -0.029 13
    27 43 43 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 95.065 19.919 95.338 17 -0.273 20
    28 2 2 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 95.017 19.929 95.184 22 -0.167 10
    29 13 13 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 94.855 19.963 94.803 31 0.052 6
    30 1 1 6 Mark Martin Ford 94.708 19.994 95.237 19 -0.529 4
    31 15 15 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 94.543 20.029 93.562 45 0.981 45-IN
    32 41 41 42 Casey Mears Dodge 94.538 20.030 94.765 33 -0.227 8
    33 7 7 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 94.505 20.037 93.817 44 0.688 33
    34 24 23 66 Jeff Green Chevy 94.463 20.046 95.194 21 -0.731 28
    35 21 21 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 94.458 20.047 93.910 42 0.548 43-IN
    36 31 31 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 94.444 20.050 95.065 25 -0.621 39-IN
    37 25 24 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 94.214 20.099 94.932 28 -0.718 25
    38 39 39 40 David Stremme # Dodge 94.200 20.102 93.905 43 0.295 38-IN
    39 4 4 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 94.106 20.122 93.915 41 0.191 48-IN
    40 26 25 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 94.087 20.126 94.780 32 -0.693 41-IN
    41 46 46 92 Chad Blount Dodge 94.017 20.141 92.919 48 1.098 54-IN
    42 34 34 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 94.013 20.142 93.985 40 0.028 53-DNQ
    43 38 38 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 93.915 20.163 95.237 18 -1.322 17
    44 19 18 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 93.854 20.176 94.041 39 -0.187 37-DNQ
    45 36 36 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 93.673 20.215 94.369 38 -0.696 14
    46 8 8 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 93.627 20.225 93.226 47 0.401 46-DNQ
    47 42 42 49 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 93.525 20.247 93.553 46 -0.028 40-DNQ
    48 33 33 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 93.460 20.261 94.585 35 -1.125 52-DNQ
    49 29 29 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 92.628 20.443 92.801 49 -0.173 42-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, 10 will miss the race.
    UNLESS #44/96-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
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 6 Mark Martin Ford 95.237 19 4
    2 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 95.184 22 10
    3 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 95.065 26 18
    4 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 93.915 41 48-x
    5 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 94.467 37 23
    6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 95.161 23 13
    7 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 93.817 44 33
    8 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 93.226 47 46-x
    9 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 95.511 14 11
    10 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 95.932 11 24
    11 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 95.845 12 26
    12 16 Greg Biffle Ford 95.617 13 15
    13 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 94.803 31 6
    14 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 96.049 8 5
    15 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 93.562 45 45-x
    16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 96.210 3 12
    17 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 94.898 30 27
    18 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 94.633 34 31
    19 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 94.041 39 37-x
    20 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 95.391 16 1
    21 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 93.910 42 43-x
    22 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 94.567 36 21
    23 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 96.215 2 19
    24 66 Jeff Green Chevy 95.194 21 28
    25 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 94.932 28 25
    26 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 94.780 32 41-x
    27 96 Tony Raines Chevy 95.213 20 30
    28 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 96.078 6 2
    29 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 92.801 49 42-x
    30 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 96.122 4 3
    31 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 95.065 25 39-x
    32 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 95.966 10 16
    33 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 94.585 35 52-x
    34 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 93.985 40 53-x
    35 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 96.268 1 9
    36 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 94.369 38 14
    37 21 Ken Schrader Ford 94.913 29 29
    38 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 95.237 18 17
    39 40 David Stremme # Dodge 93.905 43 38-x
    40 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 96.088 5 35
    41 42 Casey Mears Dodge 94.765 33 8
    42 49 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 93.553 46 40-x
    43 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 95.338 17 20
    44 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 96.073 7 7
    45 99 Carl Edwards Ford 95.132 24 22
    46 92 Chad Blount Dodge 92.919 48 54-x
    47 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 95.439 15 36-x
    48 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 95.013 27 34
    49 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 96.005 9 32


    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

    • 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)

    • see my Final 2005 Owners Points with the 2006 teams listed page - for 1st five races

    • 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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