JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Checkers Auto Parts 500
at Phoenix International Raceway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 5:10pm/et
    on Friday, November 10, 2006

  • 2005 Nov Pole Sitter: Denny Hamlin, 133.675mph, finished 13th

  • 2006 April Pole Sitter: #5-Kyle Busch, 133.744mph, finished 36th

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

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #24-Gordon 133.640mph goes out 37th out of 51 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Jeff Gordon wins pole at Phoenix: #24-Jeff Gordon won the Budweiser Pole for the Checkers Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 134.464mph for his 2nd pole of 2006, 2nd pole ever at PIR and 56th of his career. The rest of the top-10 are #29-Harvick, #25-Vickers, #8-Earnhardt Jr., #01-Nemechek, #16-Biffle, #12-Newman, #2-Busch, #5-Busch and #17-Kenseth. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #55-Waltrip, #4-Ward Burton, #14-Marlin, #32-Kvapil, #72-Whitt [first career start], #49-Bliss, #61-Chaffin and #37-Elliott [using a past champions provisional]. See the qualifying results below.(11-10-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Checkers Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2006 at 5:10pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 5:00pm/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: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #48-Johnson, 1st out to qualify, 131.873mph, starts 29th
    #11-Hamlin, 7th out, 132.709, starts ?
    #07-Bowyer, 9th out, 132.763, starts 20th
    #12-Newman, 16th out, 133.516, starts 7th
    #01-Nemechek, 20th out, 133.620, starts 5th
    #25-Vickers, 32nd out, 133.949, starts 3rd
    #24-Gordon, 36th out, 134.464, starts 1st
    (11-10-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and EIGHT out [51 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 132.836
    #4-Ward Burton, 132.421
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 132.961
    #14-Stering Marlin, 131.796
    #72-Brandon Whitt, 130.985
    #49-Mike Bliss, 130.966
    #61-Chad Chaffin, 130.757
    #37-Bill Elliott [CH], 128.087
    will miss the race: #71-Jason Leffler, 130.492
    #06-Todd Kluever. 130.373
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 130.138
    #02-Brandon Ash, 129.969
    #34-Kevin Lepage, 129.590
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 128.894
    #74-Derrike Cope, 128.871
    #09-Jeremy Mayfield, 128.360
    (11-10-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 132.763mph, starts 20th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 132.217, starts 26th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 132.709, starts 22nd
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 131.200, starts 35th
    #40-David Stremme, 131.081, starts 36th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 131.946, starts 28th
    #04-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(11-10-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    none.(11-10-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
    Checker Auto Parts "500" presented by Pennzoil
    Starting Line-Up by Row
    Phoenix International Raceway - Phoenix, Ariz.
    Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Friday, November 10, 2006 @ 06:54 PM Eastern
    Driver Date Time Speed
    Track Race Record Tony Stewart 11/7/99 02:38:28 118.132
    Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
    Row 1 1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 26.773 134.464
    2 29 Kevin Harvick Reese's Cookies Chevy 26.871 133.973
    Row 2 3 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevy 26.876 133.949
    4 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 26.932 133.670
    Row 3 5 01 Joe Nemechek Principal Financial Chevy 26.942 133.620
    6 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Subway Ford 26.959 133.536
    Row 4 7 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 26.963 133.516
    8 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 26.972 133.472
    Row 5 9 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevy 26.975 133.457
    10 17 Matt Kenseth USG Ford 26.983 133.417
    Row 6 11 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 26.991 133.378
    12 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 27.039 133.141
    Row 7 13 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 27.057 133.052
    14 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 27.071 132.984
    Row 8 15 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 27.079 132.944
    16 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 27.081 132.935
    Row 9 17 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 27.097 132.856
    18 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 27.100 132.841
    Row 10 19 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 27.101 132.836
    20 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevy 27.116 132.763
    Row 11 21 6 Mark Martin AAA Insurance Ford 27.117 132.758
    22 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Ground Chevy 27.127 132.709
    Row 12 23 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 27.132 132.685
    24 4 Ward Burton Lucas Oil Chevy 27.186 132.421
    Row 13 25 66 Jeff Green Best Buy/Haas Automation Chevy 27.222 132.246
    26 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 27.228 132.217
    Row 14 27 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 27.253 132.096
    28 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 27.284 131.945
    Row 15 29 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 27.299 131.873
    30 14 Sterling Marlin Principal Financial Chevy 27.315 131.796
    Row 16 31 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 27.354 131.608
    32 21 Ken Schrader Litte Debbie Ford 27.354 131.608
    Row 17 33 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevy 27.382 131.473
    34 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 27.398 131.396
    Row 18 35 18 J.J. Yeley # Boniva/GSK Chevy 27.439 131.200
    36 40 David Stremme # Discount Tire Company Dodge 27.464 131.081
    Row 19 37 72 Brandon Whitt Dutch Quality Stone Chevy 27.484 130.985
    38 49 Mike Bliss whatsOnline.com Dodge 27.488 130.966
    Row 20 39 61 Chad Chaffin Oak Gloves Dodge 27.532 130.757
    40 7 Robby Gordon Harrah's Chevy 27.608 130.396
    Row 21 41 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy Owner Points
    42 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Owner Points
    Row 22 43 37 Bill Elliott R&J Racing Dodge Past Champion
    Did Not Qualify: #71-Jason Leffler; #06-Todd Kluever; #89-Morgan Shepherd; #02-Brandon Ash; #34-Kevin Lepage; #78-Kenny Wallace; #74-Derrike Cope; #09-Jeremy Mayfield.



    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 51 of 51 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 37 36 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 134.464 26.773 133.640 1 0.824 6
    2 51 51 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 133.973 26.871 132.729 9 1.244 5
    3 32 32 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 133.949 26.876 132.895 6 1.054 16
    4 41 39 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 133.670 26.932 131.733 25 1.937 3
    5 21 20 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 133.620 26.942 132.076 17 1.544 30
    6 49 49 16 Greg Biffle Ford 133.536 26.959 132.227 14 1.309 13
    7 17 16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 133.516 26.963 132.993 5 0.523 18
    8 35 35 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 133.472 26.972 132.841 7 0.631 15
    9 30 30 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 133.457 26.975 129.636 45 3.821 8
    10 46 46 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 133.378 26.991 132.333 12 1.045 10
    11 47 47 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 133.156 27.036 131.401 31 1.755 2
    12 43 43 99 Carl Edwards Ford 133.141 27.039 133.571 2 -0.430 12
    13 40 38 38 David Gilliland Ford 133.052 27.057 131.483 28 1.569 25
    14 28 28 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 132.984 27.071 132.037 20 0.947 23
    15 29 29 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 132.944 27.079 132.159 15 0.785 19
    16 39 37 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 132.935 27.081 132.450 11 0.485 34
    17 27 27 42 Casey Mears Dodge 132.856 27.097 132.052 19 0.804 14
    18 31 31 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 132.841 27.100 132.023 21 0.818 7
    19 42 41 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 132.836 27.101 131.762 24 1.074 38-IN
    20 9 9 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 132.763 27.116 133.210 3 -0.447 17
    21 44 44 6 Mark Martin Ford 132.758 27.117 131.936 23 0.822 9
    22 7 7 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 132.709 27.127 132.499 10 0.210 4
    23 26 26 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 132.685 27.132 132.076 18 0.609 11
    24 23 22 4 Ward Burton Chevy 132.421 27.186 131.994 22 0.427 39-IN
    25 33 33 66 Jeff Green Chevy 132.246 27.222 131.531 27 0.715 26
    26 24 23 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 132.217 27.228 132.768 8 -0.551 21
    27 22 21 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 132.096 27.253 128.857 47 3.239 22
    28 11 11 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 131.945 27.284 131.411 30 0.534 24
    29 1 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 131.873 27.299 133.067 4 -1.194 1
    30 25 25 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 131.796 27.315 129.969 42 1.827 36-IN
    31 12 12 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 131.608 27.354 132.134 16 -0.526 27
    32 50 50 21 Ken Schrader Ford 131.608 27.354 130.312 39 1.296 32
    33 45 45 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 131.473 27.382 130.241 40 1.232 37-IN
    34 34 34 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 131.396 27.398 131.258 34 0.138 35
    35 2 2 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 131.200 27.439 132.251 13 -1.051 29
    36 4 4 40 David Stremme # Dodge 131.081 27.464 131.478 29 -0.397 33
    37 48 48 72 Brandon Whitt Chevy 130.985 27.484 129.646 44 1.339 57-IN
    38 15 15 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 130.966 27.488 130.847 36 0.119 40-IN
    39 18 18 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 130.757 27.532 130.227 41 0.530 42-IN
    40 20 24 71 Jason Leffler Chevy 130.492 27.588 130.842 37 -0.350 none-DNQ
    41 6 6 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 130.392 27.609 131.377 32 -0.985 31
    42 16 17 06 Todd Kluever Ford 130.373 27.613 131.114 35 -0.741 54-DNQ
    43 10 10 96 Tony Raines Chevy 130.326 27.623 131.329 33 -1.003 28
    44 36 40 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 130.138 27.663 128.278 50 1.860 53-DNQ
    45 38 42 02 Brandon Ash Dodge 129.969 27.699 129.069 46 0.900 59-DNQ
    46 5 5 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 129.851 27.724 131.593 26 -1.742 20
    47 19 19 34 Kevin Lepage Chevy 129.590 27.780 129.702 43 -0.112 43-DNQ
    48 3 3 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 128.894 29.930 130.563 38 -1.669 41-DNQ
    49 14 14 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 128.871 27.935 128.055 51 0.816 44-DNQ
    50 13 13 09 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 128.361 28.046 128.544 49 -0.183 51-DNQ
    51 8 8 37 Bill Elliott Dodge 128.087 28.106 128.792 48 -0.705 49-CH1


    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 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 133.067 4 1
    2 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 132.251 13 29
    3 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 130.563 38 41-x
    4 40 David Stremme # Dodge 131.478 29 33
    5 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 131.593 26 20
    6 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 131.377 32 31
    7 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 132.499 10 4
    8 37 Bill Elliott Dodge 128.792 48 49-CH1
    9 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 133.210 3 17
    10 96 Tony Raines Chevy 131.329 33 28
    11 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 131.411 30 24
    12 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 132.134 16 27
    13 09 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 128.544 49 51-x
    14 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 128.055 51 44-x
    15 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 130.847 36 40-x
    16 06 Todd Kluever Ford 131.114 35 54-x
    17 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 132.993 5 18
    18 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 130.227 41 42-x
    19 34 Kevin Lepage Chevy 129.702 43 43-x
    20 71 Jason Leffler Chevy 130.842 37 none-x
    21 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 132.076 17 30
    22 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 128.857 47 22
    23 4 Ward Burton Chevy 131.994 22 39-x
    24 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 132.768 8 21
    25 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 129.969 42 36-x
    26 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 132.076 18 11
    27 42 Casey Mears Dodge 132.052 19 14
    28 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 132.037 20 23
    29 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 132.159 15 19
    30 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 129.636 45 8
    31 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 132.023 21 7
    32 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 132.895 6 16
    33 66 Jeff Green Chevy 131.531 27 26
    34 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 131.258 34 35-x
    35 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 132.841 7 15
    36 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 128.278 50 53-x
    37 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 133.640 1 6
    38 02 Brandon Ash Dodge 129.069 46 59-x
    39 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 132.450 11 34-x
    40 38 David Gilliland Ford 131.483 28 25
    41 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 131.733 25 3
    42 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 131.762 24 38-x
    43 99 Carl Edwards Ford 133.571 2 12
    44 6 Mark Martin Ford 131.936 23 9
    45 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 130.241 40 37-x
    46 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 132.333 12 10
    47 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 131.401 31 2
    48 72 Brandon Whitt Chevy 129.646 44 57-x
    49 16 Greg Biffle Ford 132.227 14 13
    50 21 Ken Schrader Ford 130.312 39 32
    51 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 132.729 9 5


    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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