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JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Samsung/RadioShack 500
at Texas Motor Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 4:40pm/et
    on Friday, March 31st
  • Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, April 5, 2002, 194.224mph

  • April 2005 Pole Sitter: #12-Ryan Newman, 193.882, finished 16th

  • Nov 2005 Pole Winner: #12-Ryan Newman, 192.947, finished 25th

  • Race info at: Texas Race Info Page

  • Texas Entry List


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kahne wins pole at Texas: #9-Kasey Kahne won the Budweiser Pole for the Samsung/RadioShack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway for his 2nd lap of 2006 and 8th of his career. He won the pole and race at Atlanta a few weeks ago. Kahne ran a lap of 190.315mph, the only driver over 190. Starting 2nd is #18-J.J. Yeley, then #6-Mark Martin, #66-David Green and #16-Greg Biffle. The fastest of the non-top 35 teams/driver is #43-Bobby Labonte, who will start 10th. Missing the race were: #49-Sherman, #92-Blount, #78-Wallace, #34-Chaffin and #95-Barrett. #74-Derrike Cope make his first start of 2006. See the qualifying results below.(4-7-2006)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Samsung/RadioShack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2006 at 4:40pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 4:30pm/et
    Radio: PRN 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: 10:00pm/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #10-Scott Riggs, 1st out to qualify, 187.422mph, starts 22nd
    #16-Greg Biffle, 6th out, 188.976, starts 5th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 13th out, 189.374, starts 2nd
    #9-Kasey Kahne, 43rd out, 190.315, starts 1st
    (4-7-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and five out [48 entered for 43 spots]:
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 184.862, IN
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 185.567, IN
    #34-Chad Chaffin, 183.200, DNQ
    #40-David Stremme, 186.832, IN
    #43-Bobby Labonte [CH1], 188.594, IN
    #44-Terry Labonte [CH2], 186.741, IN
    #49-Brent Sherman, 184.388, DNQ
    #51-Mike Garvey, 187.389, IN
    #61-Kevin Lepage, 186.123, IN
    #74-Derrike Cope, 185.624, IN
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 183.299, DNQ
    #92-Chad Blount, 183.742, DNQ
    #95-Stanton Barrett, 181.464, DNQ
    CH = has a past champ provisional to use if needed
    (4-7-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 188.304, starts 12th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 188.640, starts 9th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 188.772, starts 8th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 189.374, starts 2nd
    #40-David Stremme, 186.832, starts 28th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 188.219, starts 13th
    #49-Brent Sherman, 184.388, DNQ
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(4-7-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #18-J.J.eley, 189.374, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #9-Kasey Kahne, 190.315, starts 1st
    Ford: #6-Mark Martin, 189.029, starts 3rd
    Toyota - oops, not until 2007.......(4-7-2006)


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 190.315
    2 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 189.374
    3 6 Mark Martin Ford 189.029
    4 66 Jeff Green Chevy 189.016
    5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.976
    6 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 188.910
    7 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 188.897
    8 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 188.772
    9 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 188.640
    10 43 Bobby Labonte Intrepid 188.594
    11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 188.337
    12 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 188.304
    13 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 188.219
    14 12 Ryan Newman Intrepid 188.068
    15 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 188.048
    16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 187.976
    17 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 187.918
    18 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 187.780
    19 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 187.754
    20 42 Casey Mears Dodge 187.748
    21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 187.598
    22 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 187.422
    23 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 187.389
    24 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 187.272
    25 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 187.007
    26 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 186.948
    27 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 186.903
    28 40 David Stremme # Dodge 186.832
    29 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 186.748
    30 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 186.741
    31 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 186.696
    32 21 Ken Schrader Ford 186.696
    33 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 186.580
    34 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 186.574
    35 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 186.123
    36 96 Tony Raines Chevy 186.066
    37 99 Carl Edwards Ford 185.822
    38 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 185.624
    39 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 185.567
    40 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 185.382
    41 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 184.862
    42 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 184.818
    43 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 184.641
    DNQ 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 184.388
    DNQ 92 Chad Blount Dodge 183.761
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 183.299
    DNQ 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 183.200
    DNQ 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 181.464
    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 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
    2005
    Owners
    Point
    Rank
    1 44 43 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 190.315 28.374 188.199 2 2.116 4
    2 6 13 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 189.374 28.515 187.227 9 2.147 22
    3 30 26 6 Mark Martin Ford 189.029 28.567 186.968 11 2.061 2
    4 28 24 66 Jeff Green Chevy 189.016 28.569 187.859 4 1.157 28
    5 8 6 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.976 28.575 186.278 17 2.698 18
    6 45 44 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 188.910 28.585 186.606 15 2.304 3
    7 11 9 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 188.897 28.587 188.337 1 0.560 14
    8 10 8 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 188.772 28.606 187.311 8 1.461 23
    9 7 42 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 188.640 28.626 181.330 44 7.310 20
    10 23 19 43 Bobby Labonte Intrepid 188.594 28.633 186.987 10 1.607 36-CH-IN
    11 27 23 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 188.337 28.672 185.893 22 2.444 7
    12 47 46 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 188.304 28.677 186.754 14 1.550 16
    13 25 21 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 188.219 28.690 187.526 6 0.693 24
    14 12 10 12 Ryan Newman Intrepid 188.068 28.713 181.879 43 6.189 13
    15 22 18 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 188.048 28.716 186.955 12 1.093 6
    16 40 38 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 187.976 28.727 187.474 7 0.502 1
    17 21 32 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 187.918 28.736 185.065 29 2.853 25
    18 29 25 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 187.780 28.757 185.319 27 2.461 33
    19 31 27 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 187.754 28.761 186.245 18 1.509 26
    20 41 39 42 Casey Mears Dodge 187.748 28.762 187.696 5 0.052 10
    21 19 17 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 187.598 28.785 184.976 30 2.622 21
    22 1 1 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 187.422 28.812 188.075 3 -0.653 30
    23 15 14 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 187.389 28.817 183.673 38 3.716 48-IN
    24 33 29 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 187.272 28.835 185.554 25 1.718 12
    25 37 33 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 187.007 28.876 185.376 26 1.631 9
    26 18 16 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 186.948 28.885 186.903 13 0.045 5
    27 32 28 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 186.903 28.892 186.079 20 0.824 11
    28 3 3 40 David Stremme # Dodge 186.832 28.903 185.682 24 1.150 38-IN
    29 16 12 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 186.748 28.916 185.950 21 0.798 27
    30 9 7 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 186.741 28.917 185.803 23 0.938 n/a-CH-IN
    31 13 37 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 186.696 28.924 183.955 36 2.741 31
    32 38 35 21 Ken Schrader Ford 186.696 28.924 186.323 16 0.373 32
    33 43 41 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 186.580 28.942 184.900 31 1.680 15
    34 48 47 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 186.574 28.943 185.109 28 1.465 34
    35 46 45 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 186.123 29.013 184.767 34 1.356 39-IN
    36 5 5 96 Tony Raines Chevy 186.066 29.022 183.830 37 2.236 29
    37 2 2 99 Carl Edwards Ford 185.822 29.060 184.799 33 1.023 19
    38 34 30 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 185.624 29.091 183.580 39 2.044 53-IN
    39 4 4 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 185.567 29.100 184.420 35 1.147 41-IN
    40 36 31 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 185.382 29.129 184.875 32 0.507 8
    41 14 11 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 184.862 29.211 186.181 19 -1.319 37-IN
    42 24 20 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 184.818 29.218 180.626 47 4.192 17
    43 39 36 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 184.641 29.246 183.101 41 1.540 35
    44 17 15 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 184.388 29.286 182.278 42 2.110 40-DNQ
    45 42 40 92 Chad Blount Dodge 183.761 29.386 181.129 45 2.632 51-DNQ
    46 35 34 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 183.299 29.460 179.557 48 3.742 46-DNQ
    47 26 22 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 183.200 29.476 183.561 40 -0.361 44-DNQ
    48 20 48 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 181.464 29.758 180.723 46 0.741 42-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

    8 teams will get in by speed, 10 will miss the race.
    UNLESS #96-Labonte need to use the 43rd spot as a Champions Provisional
    #44/#96-Labonte gets the spots first as he was last champ in 1996, Elliott was champ in 1988.
    Then the fastest non-Top 35 teams getting in on speed would be 7



    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 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 188.075 3 30
    2 99 Carl Edwards Ford 184.799 33 19
    3 40 David Stremme # Dodge 185.682 24 38-x
    4 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 184.420 35 41-x
    5 96 Tony Raines Chevy 183.830 37 29
    6 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 187.227 9 22
    7 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 181.330 44 20
    8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 186.278 17 18
    9 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 185.803 23 n/a-CH-x
    10 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 187.311 8 23
    11 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 188.337 1 14
    12 12 Ryan Newman Intrepid 181.879 43 13
    13 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 183.955 36 31
    14 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 186.181 19 37-x
    15 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 183.673 38 48-x
    16 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 185.950 21 27
    17 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 182.278 42 40-x
    18 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 186.903 13 5
    19 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 184.976 30 21
    20 95 Stanton Barrett Chevy 180.723 46 42-x
    21 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 185.065 29 25
    22 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 186.955 12 6
    23 43 Bobby Labonte Intrepid 186.987 10 36-CH-x
    24 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 180.626 47 17
    25 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 187.526 6 24
    26 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 183.561 40 44-x
    27 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.893 22 7
    28 66 Jeff Green Chevy 187.859 4 28
    29 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 185.319 27 33
    30 6 Mark Martin Ford 186.968 11 2
    31 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 186.245 18 26
    32 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 186.079 20 11
    33 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 185.554 25 12
    34 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 183.580 39 53-x
    35 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 179.557 48 46-x
    36 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 184.875 32 8
    37 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 185.376 26 9
    38 21 Ken Schrader Ford 186.323 16 32
    39 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 183.101 41 35
    40 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 187.474 7 1
    41 42 Casey Mears Dodge 187.696 5 10
    42 92 Chad Blount Dodge 181.129 45 51-x
    43 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 184.900 31 15
    44 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 188.199 2 4
    45 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 186.606 15 3
    46 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 184.767 34 39-x
    47 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 186.754 14 16
    48 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 185.109 28 34


    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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