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


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:40pm/et
    on Friday, October 20, 2006

  • Track/Event Qualifying Record: Tony Stewart, Oct 2005, 98.083mph

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

  • Apr 2006 Pole Sitter: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 96.736mph, finished 3rd

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #24-Gordon 97.217mph goes out 18th out of 50 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kurt Busch wins pole at Martinsville: #2-Kurt Busch won the Budweiser Pole for the Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 97.568mph for his 6th pole of 2006 and 9th of his career. Starting on the outside pole is #24-Jeff Gordon followed by #11-Denny Hamlin, #12-Ryan Newman, #20-Tony Stewart, #22-Dave Blaney, #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr., #66-Jeff Green, #48-Jimmie Johnson and #21-Ken Schrader. #4-Ward Burton qualified for his first race since 2004 and will start 35th. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #45-Petty, #32-Kvapil, #55-Waltrip, #4-Burton, #78-Wallace, #06-Ragan, #34-Lepage and #72-Skinner. Missing the race were: , #49-Bliss, #00-Sadler, #61-Chaffin, #89-Shepherd, #27-Christopher, #74-Cope and #30-Barrett. See the qualifying results below.(10-20-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 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: 8:00pm/et on Speed Channel

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #19-Sadler, 1st out to qualify, 95.314mph, starts 34th
    #55-Waltrip, 4th out, 95.319, starts 33rdBR> #43-Labonte, 7th out, 95.550, starts 30th
    #42-Mears, 8th out, 95.995, starts 19th
    #12-Newman, 12th out, 97.163, starts 4th
    #24-Gordon, 16th out, 97.377, starts 2nd
    #2-Busch, 33rd out, 97.568, starts 1st
    (10-20-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and SEVEN out [50 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #45-Kyle Petty, 96.205
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 95.420
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 95.319
    #4-Ward Burton, 95.304
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 95.065
    #06-David Ragan, 94.970
    #72-Mike Skinner, 94.846
    #34-Kevin Lepage, 94.851
    will miss the race:
    #49-Mike Bliss, 94.713
    #00-Hermie Sadler, 93.994
    #61-Chad Chaffin, 93.682
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 93.664
    #27-Ted Christopher, 93.599
    #74-Derrike Cope, 93.387
    #30-Stanton Barrett, 92.142
    (10-20-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 95.184mph, starts 37th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 96.005, starts 18th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 97.187, starts 3rd
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 95.290, starts 36th
    #40-David Stremme, 96.239, starts 13th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 96.127, starts 16th
    #04-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(10-20-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #74-Cope was due out 24th and was put on the 5 minute clock to make an attempt, was on the scales when put on the clock.(10-20-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Gordon, 97.377, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #2-Busch, 97.568, starts 1st
    Ford: #21-Schrader, 96.440, starts 10th
    Toyota - oops, not until 2007.......(10-20-2006)


    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
    Subway 500
    Starting Line-Up by Row
    Martinsville Speedway - Martinsville, Va.
    Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Friday, October 20, 2006 @ 05:08 PM Eastern
    Driver Date Time Speed
    Track Race Record Jeff Gordon 9/22/96 03:11:55 82.223
    Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
    Row 1 1 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 19.408 97.568
    2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 19.446 97.377
    Row 2 3 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Freight Chevy 19.484 97.187
    4 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 19.489 97.163
    Row 3 5 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 19.514 97.038
    6 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 19.557 96.825
    Row 4 7 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 19.567 96.775
    8 66 Jeff Green Best Buy/Haas CNC Chevy 19.597 96.627
    Row 5 9 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 19.631 96.460
    10 21 Ken Schrader Little Debbie Ford 19.635 96.440
    Row 6 11 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevy 19.646 96.386
    12 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevy 19.660 96.317
    Row 7 13 40 David Stremme # Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge 19.676 96.239
    14 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 19.683 96.205
    Row 8 15 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevy 19.690 96.171
    16 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 19.699 96.127
    Row 9 17 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 19.709 96.078
    18 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 19.724 96.005
    Row 10 19 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 19.726 95.995
    20 17 Matt Kenseth R&L Carriers Ford 19.737 95.942
    Row 11 21 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevy 19.740 95.927
    22 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevy 19.750 95.878
    Row 12 23 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevy 19.752 95.869
    24 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 19.755 95.854
    Row 13 25 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 19.776 95.752
    26 7 Robby Gordon Menards/Mapei Chevy 19.780 95.733
    Row 14 27 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 19.791 95.680
    28 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 19.797 95.651
    Row 15 29 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 19.811 95.583
    30 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 19.818 95.550
    Row 16 31 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevy 19.845 95.420
    32 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 19.850 95.395
    Row 17 33 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 19.866 95.319
    34 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 19.867 95.314
    Row 18 35 4 Ward Burton Lucas Oil Chevy 19.869 95.304
    36 18 J.J. Yeley # Imitrex/GSK Chevy 19.872 95.290
    Row 19 37 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevy 19.894 95.184
    38 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Subway Ford 19.904 95.137
    Row 20 39 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 19.908 95.118
    40 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 19.919 95.065
    Row 21 41 06 David Ragan Roush Racing Ford 19.939 94.970
    42 34 Kevin Lepage Oak Gloves Chevy 19.964 94.851
    Row 22 43 72 Mike Skinner Dutch Quality Stone Chevy 19.965 94.846
    Did Not Qualify: #49-Mike Bliss; #00-Hermie Sadler; #61-Chad Chaffin; #89-Morgan Shepherd; #27-Ted Christopher; #74-Derrike Cope; #30-Stanton Barrett.



    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 34 33 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 97.568 19.408 96.637 6 0.931 14
    2 18 16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 97.377 19.446 97.217 1 0.160 10
    3 35 34 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 97.187 19.484 97.068 3 0.119 6
    4 12 12 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 97.163 19.489 97.083 2 0.080 18
    5 20 19 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 97.038 19.514 95.699 34 1.339 11
    6 21 21 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 96.825 19.557 96.889 5 -0.064 26
    7 49 49 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 96.775 19.567 96.509 12 0.266 5
    8 41 41 66 Jeff Green Chevy 96.627 19.597 96.568 8 0.059 30
    9 48 48 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 96.460 19.631 96.959 4 -0.499 7
    10 17 20 21 Ken Schrader Ford 96.440 19.635 96.093 23 0.347 31
    11 13 18 96 Tony Raines Chevy 96.386 19.646 95.569 39 0.817 28
    12 42 42 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 96.317 19.660 96.381 14 -0.064 3
    13 28 26 40 David Stremme # Dodge 96.239 19.676 95.781 29 0.458 34
    14 43 43 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 96.205 19.683 96.112 22 0.093 36-IN
    15 40 39 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 96.171 19.690 96.308 16 -0.137 9
    16 14 13 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 96.127 19.699 96.563 9 -0.436 24
    17 38 37 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 96.078 19.709 96.273 18 -0.195 19
    18 23 22 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 96.005 19.724 96.268 19 -0.263 20
    19 8 8 42 Casey Mears Dodge 95.995 19.726 96.034 24 -0.039 15
    20 36 35 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 95.942 19.737 93.966 47 1.976 2
    21 25 23 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 95.927 19.740 96.533 11 -0.606 16
    22 19 17 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 95.878 19.750 96.617 7 -0.739 35
    23 50 50 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 95.869 19.752 96.470 13 -0.601 32
    24 45 45 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 95.854 19.755 95.874 27 -0.020 21
    25 22 40 6 Mark Martin Ford 95.752 19.776 95.161 42 0.591 4
    26 33 32 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 95.733 19.780 95.694 35 0.039 27
    27 30 29 99 Carl Edwards Ford 95.680 19.791 96.234 20 -0.554 12
    28 27 25 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 95.651 19.797 95.733 31 -0.082 1
    29 15 14 38 David Gilliland Ford 95.583 19.811 96.117 21 -0.534 25
    30 7 7 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 95.550 19.818 96.342 15 -0.792 22
    31 11 11 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 95.420 19.845 95.820 28 -0.400 37-IN
    32 9 9 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 95.395 19.850 96.558 10 -1.163 8
    33 4 4 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 95.319 19.866 95.338 41 -0.019 38-IN
    34 1 1 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 95.314 19.867 96.298 17 -0.984 33
    35 32 31 4 Ward Burton Chevy 95.304 19.869 95.578 38 -0.274 39-IN
    36 37 36 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 95.290 19.872 95.733 33 -0.443 29
    37 10 10 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 95.184 19.894 95.878 26 -0.694 17
    38 6 5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 95.137 19.904 95.651 36 -0.514 13
    39 3 3 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 95.118 19.908 95.733 32 -0.615 23
    40 2 2 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 95.065 19.919 95.752 30 -0.687 42-IN
    41 26 24 06 David Ragan Ford 94.970 19.939 95.651 37 -0.681 56-IN
    42 39 38 34 Kevin Lepage Chevy 94.851 20.141 94.713 44 0.138 43-IN
    43 46 46 72 Mike Skinner Dodge 94.846 19.965 95.463 40 -0.617 58-IN
    44 16 15 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 94.713 19.993 95.942 25 -1.229 40-DNQ
    45 5 6 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 93.994 20.146 93.488 48 0.506 48-DNQ
    46 47 47 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 93.682 20.213 94.780 43 -1.098 41-DNQ
    47 31 30 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 93.664 20.217 94.307 46 -0.643 53-DNQ
    48 44 44 27 Ted Christopher Ford 93.599 20.231 91.851 50 1.748 52-DNQ
    49 24 28 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 93.387 20.277 94.515 45 -1.128 44-DNQ
    50 29 27 30 Stanton Barrett Dodge 92.142 20.551 92.375 49 -0.233 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

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    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 96.298 17 33
    2 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 95.752 30 42-x
    3 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 95.733 32 23
    4 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 95.338 41 38-x
    5 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 93.488 48 48-x
    6 16 Greg Biffle Ford 95.651 36 13
    7 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 96.342 15 22
    8 42 Casey Mears Dodge 96.034 24 15
    9 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 96.558 10 8
    10 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 95.878 26 17
    11 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 95.820 28 37-x
    12 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 97.083 2 18
    13 96 Tony Raines Chevy 95.569 39 28
    14 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 96.563 9 24
    15 38 David Gilliland Ford 96.117 21 25
    16 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 95.942 25 40-x
    17 21 Ken Schrader Ford 96.093 23 31
    18 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 97.217 1 10
    19 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 96.617 7 35
    20 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 95.699 34 11
    21 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 96.889 5 26
    22 6 Mark Martin Ford 95.161 42 4
    23 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 96.268 19 20
    24 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 94.515 45 44-x
    25 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 96.533 11 16
    26 06 David Ragan Ford 95.651 37 56-x
    27 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 95.733 31 1
    28 40 David Stremme # Dodge 95.781 29 34
    29 30 Stanton Barrett Dodge 92.375 49 66-x
    30 99 Carl Edwards Ford 96.234 20 12
    31 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 94.307 46 53-x
    32 4 Ward Burton Chevy 95.578 38 39-x
    33 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 95.694 35 27
    34 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 96.637 6 14
    35 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 97.068 3 6
    36 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 93.966 47 2
    37 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 95.733 33 29
    38 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 96.273 18 19
    39 34 Kevin Lepage Chevy 94.713 44 43-x
    40 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 96.308 16 9
    41 66 Jeff Green Chevy 96.568 8 30
    42 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 96.381 14 3
    43 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 96.112 22 36-x
    44 27 Ted Christopher Ford 91.851 50 52-x
    45 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 95.874 27 21
    46 72 Mike Skinner Dodge 95.463 40 58-x
    47 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 94.780 43 41-x
    48 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 96.959 4 7
    49 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 96.509 12 5
    50 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 96.470 13 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.


    • 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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