JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the 3M Performance 400
at Michigan International Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:10pm/et
    on Friday, June 16, 2006
  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, June 2005, 194.232mph

  • June 2005 Pole Sitter: #12-Ryan Newman, 194.232, finished 15th

  • August 2005 Pole Sitter: #01-Joe Nemechek, 191.530, finished 8th


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kahne wins pole at Michigan: #9-Kasey Kahne won the pole for the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 185.644mph for his 4th pole of 2006 and 10th of his career [now tied with Foyt, Stewart and Yarbrough for 34th all-time]. #24-Jeff Gordon went out 47th and last and almost took the pole, but settled for 2nd with a speed of 185.543mph, followed by #25-Brian Vickers, #48-Jimmie Johnson and #43-Bobby Labonte. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 6th. #12-Newman spun on his first lap and took no time/speed and will start 42nd. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #32-Kvapil,, #55-Waltrip, #40-Stremme, #34-Skinner, #49-Lepage, #4-Wimmer and #74-Cope. Missing the race were: #78-Spencer, #61-Chaffin, #51-Garvey and #37-Long. See the qualifying results below.(6-16-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 16, 2006 at 3:10pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 3:40pm/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)
    #10-Riggs, 1st out to qualify, 183.262mph, starts 16th
    #6-Martin, 2nd out, 184.007, starts 8th
    #48-Johnson, 10th out, 184.943, starts 4th
    #25-Vickers, 12th out, 184.995, starts 3rd
    #9-Kahne, 16th out, 185.644, starts 1st
    (6-16-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and four out [47 entered for 43 spots]:
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 180.198, IN
    #23-Bill Lester, 180.845, IN
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 182.011, IN
    #34-Mike Skinner, 179.928, IN
    #37-Carl Long, 179.444, DNQ
    #40-David Stremme, 181.187, IN
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 181.681, IN
    #51-Mike Garvey, 179.274, DNQ
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 181.791, IN
    #61-Chad Chaffin, 178.430, DNQ
    #74-Derrike Cope, 180.162, IN
    #78-Jimmy Spencer, 178.020
    (6-16-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 183.758, starts 9th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 183.552, starts 11th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 182.371, starts 21st
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 183.309, starts 14th
    #40-David Stremme, 181.187, starts 30th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 181.896, starts 25th
    #?-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(6-16-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #12-Newman spun and slid on his first lap in turn 2, flattening at least the left ride tires, took no speed.
    #34-Skinner was excused from his 5th scheduled qualifying spot so the team could fix the brakes.(6-16-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 185.644
    2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.543
    3 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 184.995
    4 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.943
    5 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 184.810
    6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 184.606
    7 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 184.252
    8 6 Mark Martin Ford 184.007
    9 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 183.758
    10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 183.589
    11 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 183.552
    12 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 183.496
    13 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 183.337
    14 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 183.309
    15 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 183.271
    16 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 183.262
    17 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 182.746
    18 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 182.709
    19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 182.699
    20 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 182.621
    21 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 182.371
    22 21 Ken Schrader Ford 182.278
    23 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 182.011
    24 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 181.947
    25 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 181.896
    26 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 181.878
    27 66 Jeff Green Chevy 181.832
    28 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 181.791
    29 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 181.681
    30 40 David Stremme # Dodge 181.187
    31 99 Carl Edwards Ford 181.128
    32 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 181.118
    33 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 180.868
    34 23 Bill Lester Dodge 180.845
    35 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 180.510
    36 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 180.198
    37 42 Casey Mears Dodge 180.194
    38 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 180.162
    39 96 Tony Raines Chevy 179.951
    40 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 179.668
    41-OP 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 177.489
    42-OP 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 0.000
    43-CH 34 Mike Skinner Chevy 179.928
    DNQ 37 Carl Long Dodge 179.444
    DNQ 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 179.274
    DNQ 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 178.430
    DNQ 78 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 178.020
    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 47 of 47 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 17 16 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 185.644 38.784 183.777 1 1.867 5
    2 47 47 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.543 38.805 183.155 4 2.388 11
    3 13 12 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 184.995 38.920 182.899 6 2.096 22
    4 11 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.943 38.931 181.878 14 3.065 1
    5 27 26 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 184.810 38.959 181.924 13 2.886 23
    6 35 35 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 184.606 39.002 181.965 12 2.641 6
    7 23 22 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 184.252 39.007 182.997 5 1.255 29
    8 2 2 6 Mark Martin Ford 184.007 39.129 182.667 8 1.340 3
    9 36 36 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 183.758 39.182 180.261 31 3.497 16
    10 43 43 16 Greg Biffle Ford 183.589 39.218 182.445 9 1.144 12
    11 41 41 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 183.552 39.226 180.655 25 2.897 25
    12 9 8 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 183.496 39.238 181.014 20 2.482 7
    13 10 9 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 183.337 39.272 182.732 7 0.605 17
    14 44 44 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 183.309 39.278 181.237 19 2.072 27
    15 7 6 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 183.271 39.286 183.748 2 -0.477 10
    16 1 1 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 183.262 39.288 183.561 3 -0.299 19
    17 38 38 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 182.746 39.399 181.525 16 1.221 4
    18 18 17 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 182.709 39.407 182.214 10 0.495 33
    19 28 27 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 182.699 39.409 181.644 15 1.055 8
    20 4 4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 182.621 39.426 179.448 37 3.173 2
    21 6 5 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 182.371 39.480 179.520 36 2.851 9
    22 16 15 21 Ken Schrader Ford 182.278 39.500 181.997 11 0.281 31
    23 46 46 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 182.011 39.558 180.406 28 1.605 36-IN
    24 40 40 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 181.947 39.572 179.368 38 2.579 30
    25 45 45 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 181.896 39.583 180.415 27 1.481 24
    26 22 21 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 181.878 39.587 179.748 32 2.130 35
    27 37 37 66 Jeff Green Chevy 181.832 39.597 180.895 23 0.937 26
    28 34 34 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 181.791 39.606 181.315 18 0.476 37-IN
    29 12 11 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 181.681 39.630 181.465 17 0.216 41-IN
    30 21 20 40 David Stremme # Dodge 181.187 39.738 180.755 24 0.432 38-IN
    31 8 7 99 Carl Edwards Ford 181.128 39.751 180.964 21 0.164 13
    32 20 19 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 181.118 39.753 180.275 30 0.843 21
    33 25 24 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 180.868 39.808 178.333 40 2.535 32
    34 26 25 23 Bill Lester Dodge 180.845 39.713 179.663 34 1.182 59-IN
    35 14 13 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 180.510 39.887 180.555 26 -0.045 34
    36 29 29 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 180.198 39.956 177.497 42 2.701 39-IN
    37 31 31 42 Casey Mears Dodge 180.194 39.957 180.383 29 -0.189 15
    38 3 3 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 180.162 39.964 179.695 33 0.467 47-IN
    39 39 39 96 Tony Raines Chevy 179.951 40.011 179.582 35 0.369 28
    40 5 28 34 Mike Skinner Chevy 179.928 40.016 176.843 43 3.085 44-IN
    41 32 32 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 179.668 40.074 176.639 45 3.029 20
    42 42 42 37 Carl Long Dodge 179.444 40.124 173.599 47 5.845 55-DNQ
    43 30 30 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 179.274 40.162 176.761 44 2.513 49-DNQ
    44 33 33 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 178.430 40.352 176.388 46 2.042 40-DNQ
    45 15 14 78 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 178.020 40.445 178.860 39 -0.840 42-DNQ
    46 19 18 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 177.489 40.566 178.235 41 -0.746 14
    47 24 23 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 0.000 spun 180.950 22 x 18


    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, 4 will miss the race.


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 3 183.561 19
    2 6 Mark Martin Ford 8 182.667 3
    3 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 33 179.695 47-x
    4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 37 179.448 2
    5 34 Mike Skinner Chevy 43 176.843 44-x
    6 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 36 179.520 9
    7 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 2 183.748 10
    8 99 Carl Edwards Ford 21 180.964 13
    9 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 20 181.014 7
    10 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 7 182.732 17
    11 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 14 181.878 1
    12 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 17 181.465 41-x
    13 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 6 182.899 22
    14 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 26 180.555 34
    15 78 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 39 178.860 42-x
    16 21 Ken Schrader Ford 11 181.997 31
    17 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 1 183.777 5
    18 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 10 182.214 33
    19 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 41 178.235 14
    20 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 30 180.275 21
    21 40 David Stremme # Dodge 24 180.755 38-x
    22 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 32 179.748 35
    23 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 5 182.997 29
    24 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 22 180.950 18
    25 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 40 178.333 32
    26 23 Bill Lester Dodge 34 179.663 59-x
    27 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 13 181.924 23
    28 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 15 181.644 8
    29 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 42 177.497 39-x
    30 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 44 176.761 49-x
    31 42 Casey Mears Dodge 29 180.383 15
    32 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 45 176.639 20
    33 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 46 176.388 40-x
    34 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 18 181.315 37-x
    35 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 12 181.965 6
    36 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 31 180.261 16
    37 66 Jeff Green Chevy 23 180.895 26
    38 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 16 181.525 4
    39 96 Tony Raines Chevy 35 179.582 28
    40 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 38 179.368 30
    41 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 25 180.655 25
    42 37 Carl Long Dodge 47 173.599 55-x
    43 16 Greg Biffle Ford 9 182.445 12
    44 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 19 181.237 27
    45 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 27 180.415 24
    46 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 28 180.406 36-x
    47 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 4 183.155 11


    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: Michigan Race Info Page

    • Michigan 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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