JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Pennsylvania 500
at Pocono Raceway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:40pm/et
    on Friday, July 21, 2006
  • Track Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, June 2004, 172.533mph

  • July 2005 Pole Sitter: #42-Jamie McMurray, 168.761, finished 11th

  • June 2006 Pole Sitter: #11-Denny Hamlin, 169.638mph, finished 1st


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Hamlin wins pole at Pocono: #11-Denny Hamlin won the Budweiser Pole for the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 169.827mpg for his 2nd pole of 2006, 2nd in a row at Pocono and 3rd of his career, Hamlin won the race in June at Pocono from the pole. Starting on the outside pole is #12-Ryan Newman followed by #9-Kasey Kahne, #25-Brians Vickers and #24-Jeff Gordon. #44-Terry Labonte qualified 37th. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #49-Lepage, #90-Leicht [for his first career start], #44-Labonte, #55-Waltrip, #32-Kvapil, #4-Wimmer [who missed Pocono in June], #40-Stremme and #78-Spencer grabbed the final spot after #61-Chaffin's speed was disallowed for the car being too low. Missing the race were: #74-Cope, #52-Barrett, #34-Sacks and #61-Chaffin. See qualifying speeds, starting lineup below.(7-21-2006)

  • #61 car being looked at UPDATE disqualified: NASCAR is looking at the #61 Front Row Motorsports car as it supposedly failed the height sticks and is too low, no decision on if their qualifying time will be disallowed by NASCAR. If so, #78-Jimmy Spencer could end up in the race as both are out of the top-35 in owners points and Chaffin would go to the slowest qualifier and miss the race.
    UPDATE: the #61 team's qualifying speed was disqualified and the team will not race, so #78-Jimmy Spencer gets into the race as the #78 Chevy was next to make the race, Spencer will start 43rd, Chaffin was to start 38th.(7-21-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Friday, July 21, 2006 at 3:40pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 3:30pm/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: 9:30pm/et on Speed Channel

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #49-Lepage, 1st out to qualify, 165.981mph, starts 34th
    #18-Yeley, 3rd out, 167.106, starts 21st
    #29-Harvick, 5th out, 168.218, starts 12th
    #2-Busch, 11th out, 168.833, starts 7th
    #9-Kahne, 14th out, 169.345, starts 3rd
    #12-Newman, 29th out, 169.418, starts 2nd
    #11-Hamlin, 43rd out, 169.827, starts 1st
    (6-9-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and four out [47 entered for 43 spots]:
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 164.483, IN
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 165.077, IN
    #34-Greg Sacks, 161.062, DNQ
    #40-David Stremme, 164.180, IN
    #44-Terry Labonte [CH], 165.902, IN
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 165.981, IN
    #52-Stanton Barrett, 162.655, DNQ
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 165.271, IN
    #61-Chad Chaffin, 165.856, car too low - speed disallowed, DNQ
    #74-Derrike Cope, 163.672, DNQ
    #78-Jimmy Spencer, 164.165, IN
    #90-Stephen Leicht, 165.932, IN
    CH = has a past champ provisional to use if needed
    (7-21-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 167.992, starts 14th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 167.645, starts 17th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 169.827, starts 1st
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 167.106, starts 21st
    #40-David Stremme, 164.180 , starts 42nd
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 166.895, starts 23rd
    #?-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(7-21-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    no incidents, all cars went out in order.(7-21-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #11-Hamlin, 169.827, starts 1st
    Dodge: #12-Ryan Newman, 169.418, starts 2nd
    Ford: #17-Kenseth, 168.284, starts 11th
    Toyota - oops, not until 2007.......(7-21-2006)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 169.827
    2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 169.418
    3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 169.345
    4 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 169.310
    5 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 169.265
    6 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 168.970
    7 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 168.833
    8 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 168.656
    9 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 168.580
    10 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 168.297
    11 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 168.284
    12 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 168.218
    13 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 168.001
    14 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 167.992
    15 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 167.876
    16 99 Carl Edwards Ford 167.754
    17 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 167.645
    18 21 Ken Schrader Ford 167.592
    19 96 Tony Raines Chevy 167.386
    20 16 Greg Biffle Ford 167.352
    21 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 167.106
    22 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 167.072
    23 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 166.895
    24 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 166.880
    25 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 166.756
    26 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 166.682
    27 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 166.664
    28 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 166.562
    29 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 166.553
    30 6 Mark Martin Ford 166.236
    31 42 Casey Mears Dodge 166.171
    32 66 Jeff Green Chevy 166.076
    33 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 165.997
    34 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 165.981
    35 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 165.941
    36 90 Stephen Leicht Ford 165.932
    37 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 165.902
    38 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 165.432
    39 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 165.271
    40 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 165.077
    41 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 164.483
    42 40 David Stremme # Dodge 164.180
    43 78 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 164.165
    DNQ 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 163.672
    DNQ 52 Stanton Barrett Dodge 162.655
    DNQ 34 Greg Sacks Chevy 161.062
    DISQ 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 165.856/DISQ
    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
    DISQ = Disqualified/Speed Disallowed



    Qualifying is OVER

    a slight rain fell and delayed qualifying until 3:56pm/et

    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 43 43 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 169.827 52.995 165.767 1 4.060 12
    2 29 29 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 169.418 53.123 165.584 7 3.834 19
    3 14 14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 169.345 53.146 165.871 2 3.474 6
    4 36 36 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 169.310 53.157 164.645 8 4.665 18
    5 44 44 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 169.265 53.171 164.705 11 4.560 9
    6 17 17 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 168.970 53.264 164.315 6 4.655 3
    7 11 11 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 168.833 53.307 167.358 17 1.475 14
    8 37 37 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 168.656 53.363 166.405 20 2.251 4
    9 24 24 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 168.580 53.387 165.844 4 2.736 21
    10 39 39 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 168.297 53.477 159.253 24 9.044 31
    11 41 41 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 168.284 53.481 165.216 42 3.068 2
    12 5 5 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 168.218 53.502 164.384 27 3.834 8
    13 18 18 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 168.001 53.571 165.004 12 2.997 11
    14 30 30 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 167.992 53.574 159.202 10 8.790 16
    15 25 25 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 167.876 53.611 163.547 5 4.329 1
    16 40 40 99 Carl Edwards Ford 167.754 53.650 161.935 9 5.819 13
    17 27 27 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 167.645 53.685 167.358 25 0.287 23
    18 10 10 21 Ken Schrader Ford 167.592 53.702 164.941 21 2.651 35
    19 46 46 96 Tony Raines Chevy 167.386 53.768 161.999 23 5.387 28
    20 19 19 16 Greg Biffle Ford 167.352 53.779 165.262 15 2.090 10
    21 3 3 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 167.106 53.858 165.162 19 1.944 27
    22 13 13 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 167.072 53.869 165.047 29 2.025 34
    23 16 16 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 166.895 53.926 163.779 28 3.116 22
    24 7 7 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 166.880 53.931 164.769 30 2.111 30
    25 8 8 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 166.756 53.971 163.866 22 2.890 20
    26 12 12 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 166.682 53.995 165.902 16 0.780 7
    27 28 28 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 166.664 54.001 163.711 14 2.953 25
    28 4 4 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 166.562 54.034 164.513 39 2.049 17
    29 26 26 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 166.553 54.037 166.128 3 0.425 29
    30 9 9 6 Mark Martin Ford 166.236 54.140 166.340 13 -0.104 5
    31 23 23 42 Casey Mears Dodge 166.171 54.161 163.714 38 2.457 15
    32 45 45 66 Jeff Green Chevy 166.076 54.192 163.188 18 2.888 26
    33 22 22 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 165.997 54.218 163.547 37 2.450 32
    34 1 1 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 165.981 54.223 163.416 40 2.565 40-IN
    35 34 34 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 165.941 54.236 165.487 43 0.454 33
    36 21 21 90 Stephen Leicht Ford 165.932 54.239 162.139 35 3.793 none-IN
    37 47 47 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 165.902 54.249 163.610 36 2.292 48-CH-IN
    38 6 6 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 165.432 54.403 162.393 26 3.039 24
    39 35 35 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 165.271 54.456 163.325 34 1.946 38-IN
    40 2 2 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 165.077 54.520 164.132 32 0.945 37-IN
    41 20 20 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 164.483 54.717 166.586 31 -2.103 39-IN
    42 32 32 40 David Stremme # Dodge 164.180 54.818 163.812 33 0.368 36-IN
    43 33 33 78 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 164.165 54.823 163.123 41 1.042 42-IN
    44 38 38 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 163.672 54.988 163.153 44 0.519 45-DNQ
    45 15 15 52 Stanton Barrett Dodge 162.655 55.332 163.348 46 -0.693 61-DNQ
    46 31 31 34 Greg Sacks Chevy 161.062 55.879 163.934 47 -2.872 43-DNQ
    47 42 42 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 0.000 Disqualified 163.259 45 x 41-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

    '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 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 163.416 40 40-x
    2 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 164.132 32 37-x
    3 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 165.162 19 27
    4 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 164.513 39 17
    5 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 164.384 27 8
    6 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 162.393 26 24
    7 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 164.769 30 30
    8 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 163.866 22 20
    9 6 Mark Martin Ford 166.340 13 5
    10 21 Ken Schrader Ford 164.941 21 35
    11 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 167.358 17 14
    12 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 165.902 16 7
    13 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 165.047 29 34
    14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 165.871 2 6
    15 52 Stanton Barrett Dodge 163.348 46 61-x
    16 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 163.779 28 22
    17 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 164.315 6 3
    18 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 165.004 12 11
    19 16 Greg Biffle Ford 165.262 15 10
    20 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 166.586 31 39-x
    21 90 Stephen Leicht Ford 162.139 35 none-x
    22 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 163.547 37 32
    23 42 Casey Mears Dodge 163.714 38 15
    24 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 165.844 4 21
    25 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 163.547 5 1
    26 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 166.128 3 29
    27 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 167.358 25 23
    28 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 163.711 14 25
    29 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 165.584 7 19
    30 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 159.202 10 16
    31 34 Greg Sacks Chevy 163.934 47 43-x
    32 40 David Stremme # Dodge 163.812 33 36-x
    33 78 Jimmy Spencer Chevy 163.123 41 42-x
    34 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 165.487 43 33
    35 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 163.325 34 38-x
    36 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 164.645 8 18
    37 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 166.405 20 4
    38 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 163.153 44 45-x
    39 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 159.253 24 31
    40 99 Carl Edwards Ford 161.935 9 13
    41 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 165.216 42 2
    42 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 163.259 45 41-x
    43 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 165.767 1 12
    44 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 164.705 11 9
    45 66 Jeff Green Chevy 163.188 18 26
    46 96 Tony Raines Chevy 161.999 23 28
    47 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 163.610 36 48-CH-IN


    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: Pocono Race Info Page

    • Pocono 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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