JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400
at Richmond International Raceway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 6:10pm/et
    on Friday, September 8, 2006
  • May 2006 Pole Sitter: #16-Greg Biffle, 127.395mph, finished 4th

  • Sept 2005 Pole Sitter: #29-Kevin Harvick, 128.425mph, finished 10th.

  • Track Qualifying Record: Brian Vickers, May 2004, 129.983mph


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway is scheduled for Friday,September 8, 2006 at 6:10pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 6:30pm/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: 1:00am/et on Speed Channel

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 1st out to qualify, 126.529mph, starts 16th
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 2nd out to qualify, 127.690mph, starts 3rd
    #31-Jeff Burton, 11th out to qualify, 127.805, starts 2nd
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 29th to qualify, 127.986, starts 1st
    (9-8-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and five out [48 entered for 43 spots]:
  • Made the race
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 127.214mph
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 125.500mph
    #34-Chad Blout, 125.075mph
    #45-Kyle Petty, 125.029mph
    #49-Kevin Lepage, 124.861mph
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 124.585
    #61-Chad Chaffin, 124, 487 mph
    #89-Morgan Shepherd, 124.229mph
    Did not Qualify
    #74-Derrike Cope, 123.961mph
    #09-Mike Wallace, 123.677mph
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 123.547mph
    #00-Hermie Sadler, 121.990mph
    #27-Ted Christopher, 111.129mph
    (9-8-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 126.529mph, starts 16th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr.,127.065mph, starts 7th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 127.986mph, starts 1st
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 125.436, starts 32nd
    #40-David Stremme,128.886 , starts 11th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 125.634, starts 29th
    #04-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(9-8-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    none yet.(9-8-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
    Chevy Rock & Roll 400
    Starting Line-Up by Row
    Richmond International Raceway - Richmond, Va.
    Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Friday, September 8, 2006 @ 07:17 PM Eastern
    Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
    Row 1 1 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Ground Chevrolet 21.096 127.986
    2 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 21.126 127.805
    Row 2 3 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 21.145 127.690
    4 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 21.192 127.407
    Row 3 5 29 Kevin Harvick Bare Naked Ladies/GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 21.207 127.316
    6 4 Scott Wimmer Lucas Oil Chevrolet 21.224 127.214
    Row 4 7 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 21.249 127.065
    8 16 Greg Biffle National Guard Ford 21.253 127.041
    Row 5 9 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 21.256 127.023
    10 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 21.263 126.981
    Row 6 11 40 David Stremme # Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge 21.279 126.886
    12 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevrolet 21.284 126.856
    Row 7 13 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 21.284 126.856
    14 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 21.291 126.814
    Row 8 15 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 21.306 126.725
    16 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 21.339 126.529
    Row 9 17 21 Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force Ford 21.343 126.505
    18 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 21.355 126.434
    Row 10 19 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 21.380 126.286
    20 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 21.393 126.210
    Row 11 21 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 21.398 126.180
    22 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Freight Ford 21.406 126.133
    Row 12 23 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 21.419 126.056
    24 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 21.425 126.021
    Row 13 25 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevrolet 21.438 125.945
    26 10 Scott Riggs Auto Value Bumper-to-Bumper Dodge 21.445 125.903
    Row 14 27 43 Bobby Labonte STP Dodge 21.475 125.728
    28 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevrolet 21.482 125.687
    Row 15 29 41 Reed Sorenson # Nicorette/Target Dodge 21.491 125.634
    30 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 21.505 125.552
    Row 16 31 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevrolet 21.514 125.500
    32 18 J.J. Yeley # Imitrex® Chevrolet 21.525 125.436
    Row 17 33 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 21.531 125.401
    34 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevrolet 21.532 125.395
    Row 18 35 34 Chad Blount Oak Gloves Chevrolet 21.587 125.075
    36 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Black Chevrolet 21.592 125.046
    Row 19 37 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevrolet 21.594 125.035
    38 45 Kyle Petty Marathon AmericanSpirit MtrOil Dodge 21.595 125.029
    Row 20 39 49 Kevin Lepage RoadLoans/Carmax Dodge 21.624 124.861
    40 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 21.662 124.642
    Row 21 41 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevrolet 21.672 124.585
    42 61 Chad Chaffin Makoto Dodge 21.689 124.487
    Row 22 43 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory in Jesus Racing Dodge 21.734 124.229

    QUALIFYING IS OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS BY SPEED:

    This is unofficial

    Pos Sched Qual Pos Actual Qual Pos Car# Driver Manu Qual Speed Qual Time (secs) Last Practice Speed Prac Rank Diff Qual vs Prac (mph) Owners Point Rank
    1 30 29 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 127.986 21.096 124.665 20 3.321 7
    2 11 11 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 127.805 21.126 125.307 10 2.498 10
    3 2 2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 127.690 21.145 125.383 8 2.307 4
    4 5 5 6 Mark Martin Ford 127.407 21.192 125.104 15 2.303 9
    5 36 35 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 127.316 21.207 125.313 9 2.003 3
    6 31 30 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 127.21 21.224 125.197 12 2.017 39-IN
    7 10 10 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 127.065 21.249 125.471 3 1.594 21
    8 43 42 16 Greg Biffle Ford 127.04 21.253 125.471 4 1.570 13
    9 7 7 99 Carl Edwards Ford 127.023 21.256 124.447 24 2.576 12
    10 32 31 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 126.98 21.263 125.482 2 1.499 1
    11 9 9 40 David Stremme # Dodge 126.886 21.279 124.706 19 2.180 34
    12 35 34 42 Casey Mears Dodge 126.856 21.284 125.441 6 1.415 15
    13 48 47 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 126.856 21.284 125.517 1 1.339 5
    14 17 16 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 126.814 21.291 123.990 35 2.824 33
    15 19 18 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 126.73 21.306 124.035 34 2.690 30
    16 1 1 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 126.529 21.339 125.459 5 1.070 18
    17 18 17 21 Ken Schrader Ford 126.505 21.343 124.925 16 1.580 31
    18 42 41 2 Kyle Busch Dodge 126.43 21.355 124.412 25 2.022 14
    19 6 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 126.286 21.380 124.902 18 1.384 2
    20 45 44 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 126.210 21.393 124.919 17 1.291 11
    21 47 46 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 126.180 21.398 125.110 14 1.070 32
    22 14 13 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 126.133 21.406 123.802 37 2.331 24
    23 44 43 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 126.056 21.419 124.309 29 1.747 16
    24 22 20 38 David Gilliland Ford 126.021 21.425 124.412 26 1.609 23
    25 15 14 96 Tony Raines Chevy 125.945 21.438 125.174 13 0.771 29
    26 41 40 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 125.903 21.445 124.327 28 1.576 19
    27 33 32 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 125.73 21.475 125.307 11 0.421 25
    28 28 27 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 125.687 21.482 123.615 38 2.072 35
    29 26 25 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 125.634 21.491 125.401 7 0.233 22
    30 3 3 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 125.552 21.505 124.361 27 1.191 17
    31 40 39 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 125.500 21.514 124.178 32 1.322 37-IN
    32 34 33 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 125.436 21.525 124.642 22 0.794 28
    33 29 28 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 125.4 21.531 124.149 33 1.252 6
    34 20 19 66 Jeff Green Chevy 125.395 21.532 124.246 31 1.149 27
    35 13 12 34 Chad Blount Chevy 125.075 21.587 122.532 44 2.543 43-IN
    36 27 26 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 125.046 21.592 124.246 30 0.800 26
    37 4 4 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 125.035 21.594 124.481 23 0.554 20
    38 16 15 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 125.029 21.595 124.659 21 0.370 36-IN
    39 21 22 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 124.861 21.624 123.429 40 1.432 40-IN
    40 46 45 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 124.585 21.672 123.865 36 0.720 42-IN
    41 23 21 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 124.487 21.689 121.501 46 2.986 41-IN
    42 12 48 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 124.435 21.662 123.570 39 0.865 8
    43 38 37 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 124.229 21.734 122.405 45 1.824 55-IN
    44 8 8 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 123.961 21.781 122.979 42 0.982 46-DNQ
    45 37 36 09 Mike Wallace Dodge 123.68 21.831 123.265 41 0.412 53-DNQ
    46 39 38 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 123.547 21.854 122.660 43 0.887 38-DNQ
    47 24 23 00 Hermie Sadler Chevy 121.990 22.133 119.995 47 1.995 48-DNQ
    48 25 24 27 Ted Christopher Chevy 111.129 24.296 118.146 48 -7.017 52-DNQ



    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevrolet 125.459 5 18
    2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 125.383 8 4
    3 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 124.361 27 17
    4 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet 124.481 23 20
    5 6 Mark Martin Ford 125.104 15 9
    6 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 124.902 18 2
    7 99 Carl Edwards Ford 124.447 24 12
    8 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 122.979 42 46-x
    9 40 David Stremme # Dodge 124.706 19 34
    10 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevrolet 125.471 3 21
    11 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 125.307 10 10
    12 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 123.570 39 8
    13 34 Chad Blount Chevrolet 122.532 44 43-x
    14 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 123.802 37 24
    15 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet 125.174 13 29
    16 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 124.659 21 36-x
    17 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 123.990 35 33
    18 21 Ken Schrader Ford 124.925 16 31
    19 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 124.035 34 30
    20 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet 124.246 31 27
    21 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 123.429 40 40-x
    22 38 David Gilliland Ford 124.412 26 23
    23 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge 121.501 46 41-x
    24 00 Hermie Sadler Chevrolet 119.995 47 48-x
    25 27 Ted Christopher Chevrolet 118.146 48 52-x
    26 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 125.401 7 22
    27 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet 124.246 30 26
    28 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet 123.615 38 35
    29 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 124.149 33 6
    30 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevrolet 124.665 20 7
    31 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 125.197 12 39-x
    32 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 125.482 2 1
    33 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 125.307 11 25
    34 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevrolet 124.642 22 28
    35 42 Casey Mears Dodge 125.441 6 15
    36 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 125.313 9 3
    37 09 Mike Wallace Dodge 123.265 41 53-x
    38 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge 122.405 45 55-x
    39 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 122.660 43 38-x
    40 32 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet 124.178 32 37-x
    41 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 124.327 28 19
    42 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 124.412 25 14
    43 16 Greg Biffle Ford 125.471 4 13
    44 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 124.309 29 16
    45 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 124.919 17 11
    46 78 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet 123.865 36 42-x
    47 01 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 125.110 14 32
    48 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet 125.517 1 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: Richmond Race Info Page

    • Richmond 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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