JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Sylvania 300
at New Hampshire International Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:10pm/et
    on Friday, September 15, 2006

  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, 133.357mph, 9/12/03

  • July Event Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, 132.360mph, 7/2004

  • 2006 July Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, 129.683mph, finished 39th

  • 2005 Sept Pole Sitter: #20-Tony Stewart, 131.143mph, finished 2nd


  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #24-Gordon 130.968mph goes out 25th out of 48 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Harvick wins pole at New Hampshire: #29-Kevin Harvick won the Budweiser Pole for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway with a speed of 132.282mph for his 1st pole of 2006, 1st since Richmond last Sept. and 5th of his career. Starting on the outside pole is #24-Jeff Gordon, #2-Kurt Busch, #12-Ryan Newman and #11-Denny Hamlin are the top-5, rounding out the top-10 are #40-Stremme, #48-Johnson, #16-Biffle, #7-Gordon and #21-Schrader [1st top 10 start of the season]. #8-Earnhardt Jr. qualified 13th. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #45-Petty, #32-Kvapil, #55-Waltrip, #61-Chaffin, #4-Wimmer, #49-Lepage, #89-Shepherd and #27-Christopher. Missing the race were: #30-Barrett, #34-Blount, #46-Long, #74-Cope and #78-Wallace. The fastest 43 drivers made the race and #61-Chaffin made the race in a backup with no laps on the car and just beating the 5 minute clock as the final driver to go out and make an attempt. See the qualifying results below.(9-15-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway is scheduled for Friday,September 15, 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 and 2:00am/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, 129.829mph, starts 14th
    #11-Hamlin, 4th out, 130.667, starts 5th
    #12-Newman, 10th out, 131.216, starts 4th
    #24-Gordon, 25th out, 131.751, starts 2nd
    #29-Harvick, 39th out, 132.282, starts 1st
    (9-15-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and five out [48 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #45-Kyle Petty, 129.300
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 128.789
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 128.724
    #61-Chad Chaffin, 128.126
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 128.026
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 127.363
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 127.197
    #27-Ted Christopher, 126.795
    will miss the race:
    #30-Stanton Barrett, 126.505
    #74-Derrike Cope, 126.274
    #46-Carl Long, 125.117
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 125.067
    #34-Chad Blount, 123.254
    (9-15-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 129.736mph, starts 18th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 130.006, starts 11th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 130.667, starts 5th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 128.632, starts 36th
    #40-David Stremme, 130.304, starts 6th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 129.112, starts 31st
    #04-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(9-15-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #61-Chaffin is the last car to go out, was put on the 5 minute clock as McMurray finished his lap. The 4 crew members got the car pushed down to the end of pit road and Chaffin went out to make an attempt AND...made the race.(9-15-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
    Sylvania 300
    Starting Line-Up by Row
    New Hampshire International Speedway - Loudon, N.H.
    Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Friday, September 15, 2006 @ 04:45 PM Eastern
    Driver Date Time Speed
    Track Race Record Jeff Burton 7/13/97 02:42:35 117.134
    Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
    Row 1 1 29 Kevin Harvick Reese's Chevrolet 28.793 132.282
    2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 28.909 131.751
    Row 2 3 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 28.968 131.483
    4 12 Ryan Newman Mobil 1/Alltell Dodge 29.027 131.216
    Row 3 5 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Express Chevrolet 29.149 130.667
    6 40 David Stremme # Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge 29.230 130.304
    Row 4 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 29.239 130.264
    8 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Subway Ford 29.255 130.193
    Row 5 9 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Chevrolet 29.279 130.086
    10 21 Ken Schrader Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford 29.290 130.038
    Row 6 11 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 29.297 130.006
    12 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevrolet 29.300 129.993
    Row 7 13 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 29.334 129.842
    14 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 29.337 129.829
    Row 8 15 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 29.338 129.824
    16 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevrolet 29.352 129.763
    Row 9 17 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 29.352 129.763
    18 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 29.358 129.735
    Row 10 19 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 29.377 129.651
    20 66 Jeff Green Haas/Best Buy Chevrolet 29.389 129.600
    Row 11 21 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 29.394 129.577
    22 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 29.404 129.532
    Row 12 23 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 29.416 129.481
    24 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 29.426 129.437
    Row 13 25 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 29.440 129.375
    26 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 29.452 129.322
    Row 14 27 45 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises/Victory Junction Gang D 29.457 129.300
    28 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevrolet 29.462 129.277
    Row 15 29 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 29.471 129.239
    30 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet 29.498 129.121
    Row 16 31 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 29.500 129.112
    32 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 29.509 129.072
    Row 17 33 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 29.526 128.997
    34 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevrolet 29.574 128.788
    Row 18 35 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 29.589 128.723
    36 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 29.610 128.632
    Row 19 37 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 29.617 128.602
    38 61 Chad Chaffin Fairfield Inn Dodge 29.727 128.126
    Row 20 39 4 Scott Wimmer Lucas Oil Chevrolet 29.751 128.023
    40 49 Kevin Lepage LoansDepot.com Dodge 29.905 127.363
    Row 21 41 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory in Jesus Racing Dodge 29.944 127.197
    42 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 29.961 127.125
    Row 22 43 27 Ted Christopher Lilly Trucking Ford 30.039 126.795
    Did Not Qualify: Stanton Barrett; Derrike Cope; Carl Long; Kenny Wallace; Chad Blount.



    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 48 of 48 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 40 39 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 132.282 28.793 130.869 2 1.413 3
    2 25 25 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 131.751 28.909 130.968 1 0.783 9
    3 41 40 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 131.483 28.968 130.756 3 0.727 14
    4 10 10 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 131.216 29.027 130.362 7 0.854 18
    5 5 4 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 130.667 29.149 130.461 5 0.206 5
    6 9 9 40 David Stremme # Dodge 130.304 29.230 129.936 15 0.368 34
    7 24 24 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 130.264 29.239 129.529 26 0.735 2
    8 17 15 16 Greg Biffle Ford 130.193 29.255 129.613 25 0.580 12
    9 43 41 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 130.086 29.279 129.949 14 0.137 26
    10 14 17 21 Ken Schrader Ford 130.038 29.290 129.820 19 0.218 29
    11 39 38 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 130.006 29.297 130.224 9 -0.218 22
    12 15 14 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 129.993 29.300 130.376 6 -0.383 20
    13 8 8 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 129.842 29.334 129.221 28 0.621 6
    14 1 1 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 129.829 29.337 128.027 39 1.802 33
    15 21 21 38 David Gilliland Ford 129.824 29.338 128.828 34 0.996 25
    16 18 16 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 129.763 29.352 129.843 18 -0.080 4
    17 34 33 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 129.763 29.352 129.781 21 -0.018 32
    18 6 5 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 129.735 29.358 130.626 4 -0.891 16
    19 13 13 99 Carl Edwards Ford 129.651 29.337 129.953 13 -0.302 13
    20 4 3 66 Jeff Green Chevy 129.600 29.389 130.322 8 -0.722 30
    21 46 45 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 129.577 39.394 129.648 23 -0.071 28
    22 35 34 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 129.532 29.404 130.020 10 -0.488 8
    23 23 23 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 129.481 29.416 129.913 16 -0.432 17
    24 30 29 42 Casey Mears Dodge 129.437 29.426 129.989 11 -0.552 15
    25 26 26 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 129.375 29.440 128.872 32 0.503 1
    26 36 35 6 Mark Martin Ford 129.322 29.452 129.741 22 -0.419 7
    27 29 28 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 129.300 29.457 129.064 29 0.236 36-IN
    28 32 31 96 Tony Raines Chevy 129.277 29.462 129.967 12 -0.690 31
    29 7 7 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 129.239 29.471 128.950 31 0.289 24
    30 3 2 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 129.121 29.498 128.771 35 0.350 35
    31 22 22 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 129.112 29.500 129.635 24 -0.523 21
    32 45 44 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 129.072 29.509 129.900 17 -0.828 11
    33 11 11 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 128.997 29.526 129.798 20 -0.801 10
    34 12 12 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 128.788 29.574 129.300 27 -0.512 37-IN
    35 16 18 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 128.723 29.589 128.502 36 0.221 38-IN
    36 20 20 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 128.632 29.610 128.845 33 -0.213 27
    37 47 46 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 128.602 29.617 128.467 37 0.135 23
    38 27 48 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 128.126 29.727 125.496 45 2.630 41-IN
    39 31 30 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 128.023 29.751 129.046 30 -1.023 39-IN
    40 28 27 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 127.363 29.905 126.576 42 0.787 40-IN
    41 44 42 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 127.197 29.944 125.977 43 1.220 54-IN
    42 48 47 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 127.125 29.961 128.169 38 -1.044 19
    43 19 19 27 Ted Christopher Ford 126.795 30.039 123.582 48 3.213 52-IN
    44 37 36 30 Stanton Barrett Dodge 126.505 30.108 125.861 44 0.644 67-DNQ
    45 33 32 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 126.274 30.163 127.589 40 -1.315 46-DNQ
    46 2 6 46 Carl Long Dodge 125.117 30.442 123.819 47 1.298 n/a-DNQ
    47 38 37 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 125.067 30.454 127.045 41 -1.978 42-DNQ
    48 42 43 34 Chad Blount Chevy 123.254 30.902 124.304 46 -1.050 43-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 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 128.027 39 33
    2 46 Carl Long Dodge 123.819 47 n/a-x
    3 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 128.771 35 35
    4 66 Jeff Green Chevy 130.322 8 30
    5 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 130.461 5 5
    6 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 130.626 4 16
    7 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 128.950 31 24
    8 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 129.221 28 6
    9 40 David Stremme # Dodge 129.936 15 34
    10 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 130.362 7 18
    11 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 129.798 20 10
    12 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 129.300 27 37-x
    13 99 Carl Edwards Ford 129.953 13 13
    14 21 Ken Schrader Ford 129.820 19 29
    15 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 130.376 6 20
    16 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 128.502 36 38-x
    17 16 Greg Biffle Ford 129.613 25 12
    18 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 129.843 18 4
    19 27 Ted Christopher Ford 123.582 48 52-x
    20 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 128.845 33 27
    21 38 David Gilliland Ford 128.828 34 25
    22 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 129.635 24 21
    23 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 129.913 16 17
    24 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 129.529 26 2
    25 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 130.968 1 9
    26 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 128.872 32 1
    27 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 125.496 45 41-x
    28 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 126.576 42 40-x
    29 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 129.064 29 36-x
    30 42 Casey Mears Dodge 129.989 11 15
    31 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 129.046 30 39-x
    32 96 Tony Raines Chevy 129.967 12 31
    33 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 127.589 40 46-x
    34 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 129.781 21 32
    35 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 130.020 10 8
    36 6 Mark Martin Ford 129.741 22 7
    37 30 Stanton Barrett Dodge 125.861 44 67-x
    38 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 127.045 41 42-x
    39 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 130.224 9 22
    40 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 130.869 2 3
    41 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 130.756 3 14
    42 34 Chad Blount Chevy 124.304 46 43-x
    43 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 129.949 14 26
    44 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 125.977 43 54-x
    45 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 129.900 17 11
    46 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 129.648 23 28
    47 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 128.467 37 23
    48 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 128.169 38 19


    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: New Hampshire Race Info Page

    • New Hampshire 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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