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


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 4:40pm/et
    on Friday, November 4, 2006

  • Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, April 5, 2002, 194.224mph

  • April 2006 Pole Sitter: #9-Kasey Kahne, 190.315, finished 1st

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

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #9-Kahne 193.278mph goes out 46th out of 50 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Vickers wins pole at Texas with new track record: #25-Brian Vickers won the Budweiser Pole for the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a new track record speed of 196.235mph for his 1st pole of 2006 and 4th career pole. Four drivers ran faster then the old track record of 194.224 that was run in April 2004 by Bill Elliott [who failed to qualify today]. Starting on the outside pole is #19-Sadler, #2-Busch, #9-Kahne and #48-Johnson are the top-5, rounding out the top-10 are #11-Hamlin, #38-Gilliland, #20-Stewart, #7-Gordon and #8-Earnhardt Jr. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #49-Bliss, #15-Menard, #78-Wallace, #45-Petty, #4-Ward Burton, #55-Waltrip, #32-Kvapil and #44-Terry Labonte [had to use a past champions provisional]. Missing the race were: #34-Chaffin, #37-Elliott, #61-Lepage, #72-Skinner, #60-Ragan, #74-Cope and #84-Allmendinger. See the qualifying results below.(11-5-2006)

  • Where do the Chasers starts at Texas: (by points position)
    #17-Matt Kenseth starts 36th
    #48-Jimmie Johnson 5th
    #11-Denny Hamlin 6th
    #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 10th
    #31-Jeff Burton 29th
    #29-Kevin Harvick 21st
    #24-Jeff Gordon 23rd
    #6-Mark Martin 28th
    #9-Kasey Kahne 4th
    #5-Kyle Busch 11th.(11-3-2006)

  • Qualifying Notes Texas:
    • Brian Vickers won the Nextel Cup Series Bud Pole for the Dickies 500, lapping Texas Motor Speedway in 27.518 seconds at 196.235 mph. He broke Bill Elliott’s track-qualifying record of 27.803 seconds, 194.224 mph - set April 5, 2002. The top eight drivers bettered Elliott’s time.
    • This is the fastest qualifying lap since Geoffrey Bodine posted a lap of 197.478 mph at Atlanta in November 1997.
    • This is Vickers’ fourth career Bud Pole in 111 Nextel Cup Series races.
    • This is his first Bud Pole and 11th top-10 start in 2006. He became the 15th different Bud Pole winner this season.
    • This is Vickers’ first Bud Pole and first top-10 start in five Nextel Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. His previous best start here was 13th in 2004.
    • Vickers became the ninth different Bud Pole winner in 12 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    • Elliott Sadler posted the second-quickest qualifying lap of 27.637 seconds, 195.390 mph – and will join Vickers on the front row for the Dickies 500. Sadler posted his fourth top-10 start in 10 races at Texas. It is his third second-place start here.
    • This is the 12th Bud Pole for Chevrolet in 2006. Dodge has 15 Bud Poles and Ford has five. Qualifying was canceled at Bristol and the second Atlanta race.
    • Kurt Busch (third) has posted just two top-10 starts in eight races at Texas – both this season.
    • Kasey Kahne (fourth) has posted his fourth top-10 start in five Texas races – all fourth or better.
    • Jimmie Johnson (fifth) has posted three top-10 starts in his seven races at Texas.
    • David Gillliand (seventh) posted his second top-10 start in his 13 Nextel Cup races. This is his first race at Texas in any of NASCAR’s top-three series.
    • Terry Labonte used a past champion’s provisional to make the field for what is slated to be his final Nextel Cup race.(NASCAR Statiscal Services)(11-3-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, November 3, 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: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #44-Labonte, 1st out to qualify, 189.341mph, starts 43rd
    #1-Truex Jr. 2nd out, 190.867, starts 34th
    #12-Newman, 3rd out, 191.755, starts 24th
    #5-Busch, 4th out, 193.071, starts 11th
    #20-Stewart, 17th out, 193.320, starts 8th
    #2-Busch, 21st out, 194.854, starts 3rd - TRACK RECORD
    #19-Sadler, 49th out, 195.390, starts 2nd - TRACK RECORD
    #25-Vickers, 50th/last out, 196.235, starts 1st - TRACK RECORD
    (11-3-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and SEVEN out [50 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #44-Terry Labonte [CH1], 189.341
    #49-Mike Bliss, 192.089
    #15-Paul Menard, 191.164
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 191.029
    #45-Kyle Petty, 190.860
    #4-Ward Burton, 190.644
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 190.564
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 190.040
    will miss the race:
    #34-Chad Chaffin, 189.787
    #37-Bill Elliott [CH2], 189.447
    #61-Kevin Lepage, 189.221
    #72-Mike Skinner, 189.162
    #60-David Ragan, 188.357
    #74-Derrike Cope, 187.344
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 186.091
    (11-3-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 192.898mph, starts 14th
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 190.867, starts 34th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 193.562, starts 6th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 191.598, starts 26th
    #40-David Stremme, 192.500, starts 17th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 192.431, starts 19th
    #04-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(11-3-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    none.(11-3-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
    Dickies 500
    Starting Line-Up by Row
    Texas Motor Speedway - Ft. Worth, Texas
    Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Friday, November 3, 2006 @ 06:22 PM Eastern
    Driver Date Time Speed
    Track Race Record Carl Edwards 11/6/05 03:19:00 151.055
    Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
    Row 1 1 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevy 27.518 196.235
    2 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 27.637 195.390
    Row 2 3 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 27.713 194.854
    4 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 27.719 194.812
    Row 3 5 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 27.859 193.833
    6 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Kinko's Chevy 27.898 193.562
    Row 4 7 38 David Gilliland Combos Ford 27.926 193.368
    8 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 27.933 193.320
    Row 5 9 7 Robby Gordon Menards/Mapei Chevy 27.961 193.126
    10 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 27.965 193.099
    Row 6 11 5 Kyle Busch CARQUEST Chevy 27.969 193.071
    12 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools/"Cars" on DVD Dod 27.982 192.981
    Row 7 13 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 27.985 192.961
    14 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevy 27.994 192.898
    Row 8 15 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 28.021 192.713
    16 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevy 28.028 192.664
    Row 9 17 40 David Stremme # Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge 28.052 192.500
    18 21 Ken Schrader Little Debbie Ford 28.056 192.472
    Row 10 19 41 Reed Sorenson # Target/Kraft Dodge 28.062 192.431
    20 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 28.072 192.362
    Row 11 21 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevy 28.110 192.102
    22 49 Mike Bliss RoadLoans.com Dodge 28.112 192.089
    Row 12 23 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 28.113 192.082
    24 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 28.161 191.755
    Row 13 25 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 28.163 191.741
    26 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevy 28.184 191.598
    Row 14 27 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 28.217 191.374
    28 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 28.220 191.354
    Row 15 29 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 28.241 191.211
    30 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 28.246 191.178
    Row 16 31 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevy 28.247 191.171
    32 15 Paul Menard Menards/Sylvania Chevy 28.248 191.164
    Row 17 33 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 28.268 191.029
    34 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 28.292 190.867
    Row 18 35 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 28.293 190.860
    36 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 28.315 190.712
    Row 19 37 4 Ward Burton Lucas Oil/Hefty Chevy 28.325 190.644
    38 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 28.337 190.564
    Row 20 39 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Charter Ford 28.415 190.040
    40 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevy 28.415 190.040
    Row 21 41 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 28.442 189.860
    42 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford Owner Points
    Row 22 43 44 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chevy Past Champion
    Did Not Qualify: #34-Chad Chaffin; #37-Bill Elliott; #61-Kevin Lepage; #72-Mike Skinner; #60-David Ragan; #74-Derrike Cope; #84-A.J. Allmendinger.





    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 50 of 50 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 50 50 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 196.235 27.518 192.616 2 3.619 15
    2 49 49 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 195.390 27.637 191.612 9 3.778 33
    3 24 21 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 194.854 27.713 192.321 3 2.533 16
    4 46 46 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 194.812 27.719 193.278 1 1.534 9
    5 31 30 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 193.833 27.859 191.666 7 2.167 2
    6 26 23 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 193.562 27.898 191.022 21 2.540 3
    7 30 29 38 David Gilliland Ford 193.368 27.926 191.394 12 1.974 25
    8 18 17 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 193.320 27.933 191.598 10 1.722 11
    9 47 47 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 193.126 27.961 191.103 19 2.023 28
    10 36 34 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 193.099 27.995 191.069 20 2.030 4
    11 4 4 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 193.071 27.969 191.768 5 1.303 10
    12 14 13 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 192.981 27.982 192.055 4 0.926 19
    13 12 11 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 192.961 27.985 191.394 13 1.567 20
    14 7 28 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 192.898 27.994 191.293 15 1.605 18
    15 40 37 99 Carl Edwards Ford 192.713 28.021 190.422 27 2.291 12
    16 8 7 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 192.664 28.028 191.734 6 0.930 31
    17 44 44 40 David Stremme # Dodge 192.500 28.052 190.631 25 1.869 34
    18 38 35 21 Ken Schrader Ford 192.472 28.056 189.900 31 2.572 32
    19 22 19 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 192.431 28.062 190.557 26 1.874 24
    20 19 18 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 192.362 28.072 189.162 34 3.200 22
    21 9 8 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 192.102 28.110 190.894 22 1.208 6
    22 13 12 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 192.089 28.112 191.123 18 0.966 40-IN
    23 15 14 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 192.082 28.113 191.646 8 0.436 7
    24 3 3 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 191.755 28.161 184.995 49 6.760 17
    25 11 10 42 Casey Mears Dodge 191.741 28.163 190.766 24 0.975 14
    26 39 38 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 191.598 28.184 190.792 23 0.806 30
    27 29 27 66 Jeff Green Chevy 191.374 28.217 191.503 11 -0.129 27
    28 5 5 6 Mark Martin Ford 191.354 28.220 190.181 29 1.173 8
    29 42 39 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 191.211 28.241 189.853 32 1.358 5
    30 33 31 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 191.178 28.246 191.150 17 0.028 26
    31 10 9 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 191.171 28.247 188.692 36 2.479 35
    32 27 25 15 Paul Menard Chevy 191.164 28.248 189.900 30 1.264 45-IN
    33 6 6 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 191.029 28.268 186.929 47 4.100 42-IN
    34 2 2 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 190.867 29.292 191.306 14 -0.439 21
    35 25 22 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 190.860 28.293 191.266 16 -0.406 35-IN
    36 17 16 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 190.712 28.315 189.294 33 1.418 1
    37 32 43 4 Ward Burton Chevy 190.644 28.325 186.271 48 4.373 39-IN
    38 35 32 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 190.564 28.337 189.142 35 1.422 38-IN
    39 28 26 16 Greg Biffle Ford 190.040 28.415 188.475 38 1.565 13
    40 20 24 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 190.040 28.415 188.147 40 1.893 37-IN
    41 37 36 96 Tony Raines Chevy 189.860 28.442 187.957 44 1.903 29
    42 45 45 34 Chad Chaffin Dodge 189.787 28.453 187.990 43 1.797 43-DNQ
    43 21 40 37 Bill Elliott Dodge 189.441 28.505 188.088 41 1.353 49-CH2-DNQ
    44 1 1 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 189.341 28.520 188.627 37 0.714 46-CH1-IN
    45 16 15 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 189.241 28.535 188.055 42 1.186 23
    46 23 20 61 Kevin Lepage Dodge 189.221 28.538 187.715 45 1.506 41-DNQ
    47 41 41 72 Mike Skinner Chevy 189.162 28.547 190.355 28 -1.193 57-DNQ
    48 34 33 60 David Ragan Ford 188.357 28.669 188.475 39 -0.118 52-DNQ
    49 43 42 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 187.344 28.824 184.951 50 2.393 44-DNQ
    50 48 48 84 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 186.091 29.018 187.266 46 -1.175 75-DNQ


    TOP 4 drivers BROKE the track record

    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 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 188.627 37 46-CH1
    2 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 191.306 14 21
    3 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 184.995 49 17
    4 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 191.768 5 10
    5 6 Mark Martin Ford 190.181 29 8
    6 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 186.929 47 42-x
    7 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 191.293 15 18
    8 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 191.734 6 31
    9 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 190.894 22 6
    10 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 188.692 36 35
    11 42 Casey Mears Dodge 190.766 24 14
    12 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 191.394 13 20
    13 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 191.123 18 40-x
    14 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 192.055 4 19
    15 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 191.646 8 7
    16 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 188.055 42 23
    17 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 189.294 33 1
    18 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 191.598 10 11
    19 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 189.162 34 22
    20 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 188.147 40 37-x
    21 37 Bill Elliott Dodge 188.088 41 49-CH2
    22 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 190.557 26 24
    23 61 Kevin Lepage Dodge 187.715 45 41-x
    24 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 192.321 3 16
    25 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 191.266 16 35-x
    26 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 191.022 21 3
    27 15 Paul Menard Chevy 189.9 30 45-x
    28 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.475 38 13
    29 66 Jeff Green Chevy 191.503 11 27
    30 38 David Gilliland Ford 191.394 12 25
    31 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 191.666 7 2
    32 4 Ward Burton Chevy 186.271 48 39-x
    33 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 191.15 17 26
    34 60 David Ragan Ford 188.475 39 52-x
    35 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 189.142 35 38-x
    36 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 191.069 20 4
    37 96 Tony Raines Chevy 187.957 44 29
    38 21 Ken Schrader Ford 189.9 31 32
    39 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 190.792 23 30
    40 99 Carl Edwards Ford 190.422 27 12
    41 72 Mike Skinner Chevy 190.355 28 57-x
    42 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 189.853 32 5
    43 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 184.951 50 44-x
    44 40 David Stremme # Dodge 190.631 25 34
    45 34 Chad Chaffin Dodge 187.99 43 43-x
    46 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 193.278 1 9
    47 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 191.103 19 28
    48 84 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 187.266 46 75-x
    49 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 191.612 9 33
    50 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 192.616 2 15


    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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