JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the GFS Marketplace 400
at Michigan International Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:10pm/et
    on Friday, August 18, 2006
  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, June 2005, 194.232mph

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

  • June 2006 Pole Sitter: #9-Kasey Kahne, 185.644, finished 1st

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #43-Labonte 185.548 goes out 7th out of 47 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Burton wins pole at Michigan: #31-Jeff Burton won the Budweiser Pole for the GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 187.936mph for his 4th pole of 2006 and 6th of his career. Starting on the outside pole is #19-Elliott Sadler [in the first race in the ride], #17-Matt Kenseth, #12-Ryan Newman and #29-Kevin Harvick. #38-David Gilliland qualified 26th in the first effort in the RYR Ford. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified 17th. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #19-Sadler, #55-Waltrip, #32-Kvapil, #74-Cope, #15-Menard, #06-Kluever, #49-Lepage and #00-Sadler. Missing the race were: #4-Wimmer, #34-Skinner, #61-Chaffin, and #78-Wallace. See the qualifying results below.(8-18-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, August 18, 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: 9:00pm/et and 2:00am/et on Speed Channel

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #25-Vickers, 1st out to qualify, 184.124mph, starts 27th
    #2-Busch. 5th out, 185.247, starts 16th
    #12-Newman, 15th out, 186.800, starts 4th
    #17-Kenseth, 25th out, 186.804, starts 3rd
    #19-Sadler, 39th out, 187.071, starts 2nd
    #31-Burton, 44th out, 187.936, starts 1st
    (8-18-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and four out [47 entered for 43 spots]:
    has made the race:
    #19-Elliott Sadler, 187.071
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 184.436
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 183.449
    #74-Derrike Cope, 183.187
    #15-Paul Menard, 182.477
    #06-Todd Kluever, 182.357
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 182.302
    #00-Hermie Sadler, 182.149
    will miss the race:
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 181.956
    #34-Mike Skinner, 180.750
    #61-Chad Chaffin, 178.647
    #78-Kenny Wallace, no speed - spun out
    (8-18-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 183.454, starts 29th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr. 184.814, starts 18th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 185.720, starts 9th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 183.360, starts 31st
    #40-David Stremme, 183.327, starts 32nd
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 183.974, starts 28th
    #04-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(8-18-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #06-Kluever and #61-Chaffin are in backup cars as they both wrecked in Friday's practice.
    #78-Wallace spun on his first lap, drove back the wrong was to try to get up speed for the final lap, started back up to speed and then took the car back to pit road and will miss the race.(8-18-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 187.936
    2 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 187.071
    3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 186.804
    4 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 186.800
    5 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 186.509
    6 16 Greg Biffle Ford 186.403
    7 42 Casey Mears Dodge 186.027
    8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 185.970
    9 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 185.720
    10 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 185.696
    11 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 185.591
    12 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.486
    13 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 185.347
    14 6 Mark Martin Ford 185.314
    15 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 185.300
    16 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 185.247
    17 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.014
    18 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 184.814
    19 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 184.705
    20 99 Carl Edwards Ford 184.606
    21 21 Ken Schrader Ford 184.535
    22 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 184.436
    23 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 184.398
    24 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 184.365
    25 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 184.341
    26 38 David Gilliland Ford 184.219
    27 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 184.124
    28 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 183.974
    29 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 183.454
    30 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 183.449
    31 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 183.360
    32 40 David Stremme # Dodge 183.327
    33 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 183.281
    34 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 183.187
    35 66 Jeff Green Chevy 182.806
    36 15 Paul Menard Chevy 182.477
    37 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 182.440
    38 06 Todd Kluever Ford 182.357
    39 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 182.302
    40 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 181.337
    41-OP 96 Tony Raines Chevy 181.000
    42-OP 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 178.478
    43 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 182.149
    DNQ 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 181.956
    DNQ 34 Mike Skinner Chevy 180.750
    DNQ 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 178.647
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 0.000
    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 46 44 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 187.936 38.311 183.449 17 4.487 4
    2 41 39 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 187.071 38.488 185.199 2 1.872 36-IN
    3 27 25 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 186.804 38.543 182.556 26 4.248 2
    4 16 15 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 186.800 38.544 180.379 41 6.421 16
    5 42 40 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 186.509 38.604 183.950 9 2.559 3
    6 20 19 16 Greg Biffle Ford 186.403 38.626 183.215 19 3.188 13
    7 35 32 42 Casey Mears Dodge 186.027 38.704 183.542 15 2.485 19
    8 47 45 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 185.970 38.716 183.430 18 2.540 1
    9 33 30 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 185.720 38.768 184.318 4 1.402 8
    10 39 37 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 185.696 38.773 182.265 29 3.431 35
    11 21 20 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 185.591 38.795 183.524 16 2.067 5
    12 28 27 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.486 38.817 182.848 22 2.638 9
    13 34 31 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 185.347 38.846 184.087 6 1.260 30
    14 44 42 6 Mark Martin Ford 185.314 38.853 183.748 11 1.566 6
    15 38 36 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 185.300 38.856 183.038 20 2.262 11
    16 2 5 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 185.247 38.867 183.613 13 1.634 12
    17 32 29 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.014 38.916 184.007 8 1.007 10
    18 13 12 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 184.814 39.958 182.945 21 1.869 22
    19 29 26 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 184.705 38.981 181.159 38 3.546 31
    20 36 33 99 Carl Edwards Ford 184.606 39.002 183.748 12 0.858 14
    21 8 7 21 Ken Schrader Ford 184.535 39.017 184.063 7 0.472 33
    22 31 34 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 184.436 39.038 182.741 25 1.695 39-IN
    23 40 38 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 184.398 39.046 181.626 34 2.772 20
    24 30 28 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 184.365 39.053 183.852 10 0.513 26
    25 7 6 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 184.341 39.058 185.548 1 -1.207 25
    26 19 18 38 David Gilliland Ford 184.219 39.084 184.247 5 -0.028 21
    27 1 1 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 184.124 39.104 180.696 40 3.428 15
    28 23 22 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 183.974 40.355 181.658 33 2.316 23
    29 3 3 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 183.454 39.247 184.696 3 -1.242 17
    30 12 11 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 183.449 39.248 181.315 35 2.134 37-IN
    31 15 14 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 183.360 39.267 180.905 39 2.455 28
    32 9 8 40 David Stremme # Dodge 183.327 39.274 182.491 27 0.836 32
    33 3 2 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 183.281 39.284 182.760 24 0.521 7
    34 18 17 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 183.187 39.304 181.305 36 1.882 47-IN
    35 10 9 66 Jeff Green Chevy 182.806 39.386 182.774 23 0.032 29
    36 14 13 15 Paul Menard Chevy 182.477 39.457 181.984 31 0.493 45-IN
    37 45 43 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 182.440 39.465 182.002 30 0.438 24
    38 6 46 06 Todd Kluever Ford 182.357 39.483 181.196 37 1.161 63-IN
    39 25 24 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 182.302 39.495 181.855 32 0.447 40-IN
    40 17 16 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 182.149 39.528 177.708 45 4.441 50-IN
    41 5 4 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 181.956 39.570 183.570 14 -1.614 38-DNQ
    42 11 10 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 181.337 39.705 180.081 43 1.256 18
    43 24 23 96 Tony Raines Chevy 181.000 39.779 177.392 46 3.608 27
    44 43 41 34 Mike Skinner Chevy 180.750 39.834 180.370 42 0.380 43-DNQ
    45 26 47 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 178.647 40.303 179.390 44 -0.743 41-DNQ
    46 22 21 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 178.478 40.341 175.850 47 2.628 34
    47 37 35 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 0.000 spun 182.278 28 x 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

    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 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 180.696 40 15
    2 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 183.613 13 12
    3 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 182.760 24 7
    4 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 184.696 3 17
    5 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 183.570 14 38-x
    6 06 Todd Kluever Ford 181.196 37 63-x
    7 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 185.548 1 25
    8 21 Ken Schrader Ford 184.063 7 33
    9 40 David Stremme # Dodge 182.491 27 32
    10 66 Jeff Green Chevy 182.774 23 29
    11 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 180.081 43 18
    12 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 181.315 35 37-x
    13 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 182.945 21 22
    14 15 Paul Menard Chevy 181.984 31 45-x
    15 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 180.905 39 28
    16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 180.379 41 16
    17 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 177.708 45 50-x
    18 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 181.305 36 47-x
    19 38 David Gilliland Ford 184.247 5 21
    20 16 Greg Biffle Ford 183.215 19 13
    21 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 183.524 16 5
    22 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 175.850 47 34
    23 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 181.658 33 23
    24 96 Tony Raines Chevy 177.392 46 27
    25 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 181.855 32 40-x
    26 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 179.390 44 41-x
    27 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 182.556 26 2
    28 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 182.848 22 9
    29 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 181.159 38 31
    30 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 183.852 10 26
    31 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 182.741 25 39-x
    32 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 184.007 8 10
    33 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 184.318 4 8
    34 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 184.087 6 30
    35 42 Casey Mears Dodge 183.542 15 19
    36 99 Carl Edwards Ford 183.748 12 14
    37 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 182.278 28 42-x
    38 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 183.038 20 11
    39 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 182.265 29 35
    40 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 181.626 34 20
    41 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 185.199 2 36-x
    42 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 183.950 9 3
    43 34 Mike Skinner Chevy 180.370 42 43-x
    44 6 Mark Martin Ford 183.748 11 6
    45 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 182.002 30 24
    46 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 183.449 17 4
    47 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 183.430 18 1


    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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