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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Subway Fresh 500
at Phoenix International Raceway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 8:40pm/et
    on Thursday, April 20th
  • 2005 Nov Pole Sitter: Denny Hamlin, 133.675mph, finished 13th

  • 2005 Spring Pole Sitter: Jeff Gordon, 133.675mph, finished 12th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, Nov 2004, 135.854mph

  • Race info at: Phoenix Race Info Page

  • Phoenix Entry List


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kyle Busch wins pole at Phoenix: #5-Kyle Busch won the pole for the Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 133.744 for his 1st pole of 2006 and 2nd of his career. #16-Greg Biffle will start 2nd, followed by #20-Tony Stewart, #17-Matt Kenseth and #99-Carl Edwards. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were #19-Mayfield, #40-Stremme, #78-Wallace, #4-Wimmer, #95-Barrett, #32-Kvapil, #02-Ash and #49-Sherman. Missing the race were: #34-Chaffin, #52-Garvey, #92-Blount, #61-Lepage, #89-Shepherd and #52-Portenga. See the qualifying results below.(4-20-2006)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 8:40pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 8:30pm/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: Speed on Friday, 4-21 at 12:00am/et and 3:00pm/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #31-Burton, 1st out to qualify, 129.814mph, starts 37th
    #9-Kahne, 2nd out, 131.714, starts 22nd
    #29-Harvick, 3rd out, 132.081, starts 15th
    #12-Newman, 5th out, 132.163, starts 13th
    #48-Johnson, 17th out, 132.397, starts 10th
    #07-Bowyer, 20th out, 132.587, starts 8th
    #5-Busch, 22nd out, 133.744, starts 1st
    (4-20-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and six out [49 entered for 43 spots]:
    #02-Brandon Ash, 128.843, IN
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 130.416, IN
    #19-Jeremy Mayfield, 130.842, IN
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 129.320, IN
    #34-Chad Chaffin, 128.429, DNQ
    #40-David Stremme, 130.857, IN
    #49-Brent Sherman, 128.576, IN
    #51-Mike Garvey, 128.191, DNQ
    #52-Steve Portenga, 127.047, DNQ
    #61-Kevin Lepage, 127.782, DNQ
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 130.458, IN
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 127.510, DNQ
    #92-Chad Blount, 127.886, DNQ
    #95-Stanton Barrett, 130.114, IN
    (4-20-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 132.587, starts 8th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 132.523, starts 9th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 132.846, starts 6th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 130.842, starts 30th
    #40-David Stremme, 130.857, starts 29th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 132.321, starts 34th
    #49-Brent Sherman, 128.576, starts 43rd
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(4-20-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #55-Waltrip got high in turn 3 on his first lap and before he got to the start-finish line, he turned around to go back, then turned around to complete the 1st lap and get a better 2nd lap, but didn't do much better.
    (4-20-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 133.744
    2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 133.383
    3 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 133.299
    4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 133.205
    5 99 Carl Edwards Ford 133.028
    6 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 132.846
    7 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 132.817
    8 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 132.587
    9 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 132.523
    10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 132.397
    11 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 132.363
    12 42 Casey Mears Dodge 132.163
    13 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 132.163
    14 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 132.120
    15 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 132.081
    16 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 132.076
    17 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 131.955
    18 6 Mark Martin Ford 131.878
    19 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 131.829
    20 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 131.781
    21 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 131.738
    22 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 131.714
    23 66 Jeff Green Chevy 131.685
    24 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 131.675
    25 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 131.608
    26 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 131.483
    27 21 Ken Schrader Ford 131.368
    28 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 130.942
    29 40 David Stremme # Dodge 130.857
    30 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 130.842
    31 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 130.458
    32 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 130.416
    33 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 130.416
    34 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 130.321
    35 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 130.114
    36 96 Tony Raines Chevy 130.077
    37 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 129.814
    38 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 129.478
    39 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 129.320
    40 02 Brandon Ash Dodge 128.843
    41-OP 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 128.411
    42-OP 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 126.613
    43 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 128.576
    DNQ 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 128.429
    DNQ 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 128.191
    DNQ 92 Chad Blount Dodge 127.886
    DNQ 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 127.782
    DNQ 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 127.510
    DNQ 52 Steve Portenga Dodge 127.047
    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
    2005
    Owners
    Point
    Rank
    1 23 22 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 133.744 26.917 130.795 13 2.949 7
    2 25 24 16 Greg Biffle Ford 133.383 26.990 132.333 2 1.050 24
    3 37 36 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 133.299 27.007 132.096 3 1.203 5
    4 40 39 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 133.205 27.025 130.928 10 2.277 2
    5 29 28 99 Carl Edwards Ford 133.028 27.062 130.416 19 2.612 23
    6 34 33 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 132.846 27.099 131.095 7 1.751 14
    7 44 41 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 132.817 27.105 132.538 1 0.279 17
    8 21 20 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 132.587 27.152 130.752 14 1.835 13
    9 26 27 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 132.523 27.165 130.971 9 1.552 15
    10 18 17 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 132.397 27.191 131.200 5 1.197 1
    11 46 44 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 132.363 27.198 130.515 15 1.848 6
    12 24 23 42 Casey Mears Dodge 132.163 27.239 129.599 34 2.564 10
    13 5 5 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 132.163 27.239 130.876 12 1.287 18
    14 22 21 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 132.120 27.248 130.270 23 1.850 20
    15 3 3 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 132.081 27.256 130.928 11 1.153 9
    16 39 38 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 132.076 27.257 130.199 25 1.877 35
    17 31 29 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 131.955 27.282 130.039 28 1.916 11
    18 47 46 6 Mark Martin Ford 131.878 27.298 129.973 29 1.905 4
    19 17 16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 131.829 27.308 131.095 6 0.734 8
    20 33 31 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 131.781 27.318 130.251 24 1.530 12
    21 6 6 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 131.738 27.327 131.043 8 0.695 30
    22 2 2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 131.714 27.332 131.632 4 0.082 3
    23 11 9 66 Jeff Green Chevy 131.685 27.338 130.501 16 1.184 27
    24 16 15 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 131.675 27.340 130.473 17 1.202 22
    25 45 43 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 131.608 27.354 128.751 38 2.857 28
    26 13 12 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 131.483 27.380 129.762 32 1.721 21
    27 42 42 21 Ken Schrader Ford 131.368 27.404 129.767 31 1.601 31
    28 14 13 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 130.942 27.493 130.364 22 0.578 36-IN
    29 19 18 40 David Stremme # Dodge 130.857 27.511 129.837 30 1.020 38-IN
    30 20 19 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 130.842 27.514 130.468 18 0.374 25
    31 38 37 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 130.458 27.595 130.110 27 0.348 45-IN
    32 28 26 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 130.416 27.604 130.378 20 0.038 26
    33 35 34 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 130.416 27.604 129.566 36 0.850 37-IN
    34 41 45 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 130.321 27.624 128.792 37 1.529 19
    35 36 35 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 130.114 27.668 125.261 48 4.853 42-IN
    36 12 11 96 Tony Raines Chevy 130.077 27.676 130.180 26 -0.103 29
    37 1 1 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 129.814 27.732 130.369 21 -0.555 16
    38 7 49 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 129.478 27.804 128.645 39 0.833 33
    39 49 48 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 129.320 27.838 129.720 33 -0.400 40-IN
    40 10 8 02 Brandon Ash Dodge 128.843 27.941 126.582 47 2.261 56-IN
    41 43 40 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 128.576 27.999 128.526 40 0.050 41-IN
    42 8 7 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 128.429 28.031 126.738 46 1.691 43-DNQ
    43 32 30 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 128.411 28.035 129.580 35 -1.169 32
    44 4 4 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 128.191 28.083 128.141 43 0.050 46-DNQ
    45 27 25 92 Chad Blount Dodge 127.886 28.150 127.959 44 -0.073 49-DNQ
    46 48 47 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 127.782 28.173 128.425 42 -0.643 39-DNQ
    47 9 10 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 127.510 28.233 126.859 45 0.651 53-DNQ
    48 30 32 52 Steve Portenga Dodge 127.047 28.336 124.533 49 2.514 58-DNQ
    49 15 14 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 126.613 28.433 128.461 41 -1.848 34


    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, 6 will miss the race.


    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 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 130.369 21 16
    2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 131.632 4 3
    3 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 130.928 11 9
    4 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 128.141 43 46-X
    5 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 130.876 12 18
    6 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 131.043 8 30
    7 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 128.645 39 33
    8 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 126.738 46 43-X
    9 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 126.859 45 53-X
    10 02 Brandon Ash Dodge 126.582 47 56-X
    11 66 Jeff Green Chevy 130.501 16 27
    12 96 Tony Raines Chevy 130.180 26 29
    13 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 129.762 32 21
    14 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 130.364 22 36-X
    15 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 128.461 41 34
    16 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 130.473 17 22
    17 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 131.095 6 8
    18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 131.200 5 1
    19 40 David Stremme # Dodge 129.837 30 38-X
    20 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 130.468 18 25
    21 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 130.752 14 13
    22 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 130.270 23 20
    23 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 130.795 13 7
    24 42 Casey Mears Dodge 129.599 34 10
    25 16 Greg Biffle Ford 132.333 2 24
    26 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 130.971 9 15
    27 92 Chad Blount Dodge 127.959 44 49-X
    28 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 130.378 20 26
    29 99 Carl Edwards Ford 130.416 19 23
    30 52 Steve Portenga Dodge 124.533 49 58-X
    31 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 130.039 28 11
    32 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 129.580 35 32
    33 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 130.251 24 12
    34 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 131.095 7 14
    35 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 129.566 36 37-X
    36 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 125.261 48 42-X
    37 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 132.096 3 5
    38 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 130.110 27 45-X
    39 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 130.199 25 35
    40 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 130.928 10 2
    41 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 128.792 37 19
    42 21 Ken Schrader Ford 129.767 31 31
    43 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 128.526 40 41-X
    44 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 132.538 1 17
    45 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 128.751 38 28
    46 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 130.515 15 6
    47 6 Mark Martin Ford 129.973 29 4
    48 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 128.425 42 39-X
    49 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 129.720 33 40-X


    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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