JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the UAW-Ford 500
at Talladega Superspeedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 12:10pm/et
    on Saturday, October 7, 2006

  • Last Year's Pole Sitter: Elliott Sadler, 189.260mph, finished 34th

  • May 2006 Pole Sitter: Elliott Sadler, 188.511mph, finished 16th

  • Track/Event Qualifying Record (no restrictor plate): Bill Elliott, April 1987, 212.809mph

  • Track/Event Qualifying Record (Restrictor Plate): Bill Elliott, May 1990, 199.388 (15/16th inch plate)

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #7-Gordon 198.507mph goes out 45th out of 49 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Gilliland wins pole at Talladega: #38-David Gilliland won the Budweiser Pole for the UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Superspeedway with a speed of 191.7212mph for his 1st career pole in nine starts. Starting on the outside pole is #88-Jarrett, #48-Johnson, #24-Gordn and #16-Biffle are the top-5, rounding out the top-10 are #5-Busch, #14-Marlin, #26-McMurray, #25-Vickers and #18-Yeley. #8-Earnhardt Jr. qualified 33rd. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #45-Petty, #49-Bliss, #55-Waltrip, #15-Menard, #78-Wallace, #04-McClure, #09-MWallace and #74-Cope. Missing the race were: #32-Kvapil, #61-Chaffin, #4-Bodine, #34-Lepage, #00-Sadler and #27-Shelmerdine. See the qualifying results below.(10-7-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Superspeedway is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 12:10pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 12:00pm/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: no re-air

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #14-Marlin, 1st out to qualify, 189.522mph, starts 7th
    #5-Busch, 2nd out, 189.808, starts 5th
    #38-Gilliland, 3rd out, 191.712, starts 1st
    (10-7-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and SIX out [49 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #45-Kyle Petty, 188.185
    #49-Mike Bliss, 188.130
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 188.041
    #15-Paul Menard, 187.975
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 187.945
    #04-Eric McClure, 187.927
    #09-Mike Wallace, 187.857
    #74-Derrike Cope, 187.379
    will miss the race:
    #32-Travis Kvapil, 187.130
    #61-Chad Chaffin, 187.075
    #4-Todd Bodine, 186.871
    #00-Hermie Sadler, 186.561
    #27-Kirk Shelmerdine, 185.779
    #34-Kevin Lepage, 185.405
    (10-7-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 187.482mph, starts 32nd
    #1-Martin Truex Jr., 188.378, starts 16th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 188.660, starts 12th
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 188.928, starts 10th
    #40-David Stremme, 187.038, starts 38th
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 185.740, starts 42nd
    #04-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(10-7-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    none.(10-7-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
    UAW-Ford 500
    Starting Line-Up by Row
    Talladega Superspeedway - Talladega, Ala.
    Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Saturday, October 7, 2006 @ 03:12 PM Eastern
    Driver Date Time Speed
    Track Race Record Mark Martin 5/10/97 02:39:18 188.354
    Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
    Row 1 1 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 49.950 191.712
    2 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 50.001 191.516
    Row 2 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 50.294 190.400
    4 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 50.347 190.200
    Row 3 5 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Charter Ford 50.389 190.041
    6 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevrolet 50.451 189.808
    Row 4 7 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevrolet 50.527 189.522
    8 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 50.610 189.212
    Row 5 9 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevrolet 50.678 188.958
    10 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 50.686 188.928
    Row 6 11 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 50.727 188.775
    12 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Express Chevrolet 50.758 188.660
    Row 7 13 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 50.781 188.574
    14 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 50.786 188.556
    Row 8 15 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 50.826 188.408
    16 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 50.834 188.378
    Row 9 17 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 50.870 188.245
    18 45 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises/Victory Junction Dodge 50.886 188.185
    Row 10 19 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 50.892 188.163
    20 49 Mike Bliss whatsOnline.com Dodge 50.901 188.130
    Row 11 21 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 50.925 188.041
    22 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 50.932 188.015
    Row 12 23 21 Ken Schrader Motorcraft Ford 50.940 187.986
    24 15 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevrolet 50.943 187.975
    Row 13 25 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 50.946 187.964
    26 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevrolet 50.951 187.945
    Row 14 27 04 Eric McClure Hefty Brand Chevrolet 50.956 187.927
    28 09 Mike Wallace Miccosukee Resort Ford 50.975 187.857
    Row 15 29 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 50.983 187.827
    30 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 50.996 187.779
    Row 16 31 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 51.002 187.757
    32 07 Clint Bowyer # DirecTV Chevrolet 51.077 187.482
    Row 17 33 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 51.080 187.471
    34 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 51.083 187.460
    Row 18 35 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 51.099 187.401
    36 7 Robby Gordon Harrah's Chevrolet 51.108 187.368
    Row 19 37 66 Jeff Green Windows Live Microsoft Chevrolet 51.129 187.291
    38 40 David Stremme # Coors Light Dodge 51.190 187.068
    Row 20 39 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge Owner Points
    40 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevrolet Owner Points
    Row 21 41 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Owner Points
    42 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge Owner Points
    Row 22 43 74 Derrike Cope Sundance Vacations/Royal Admin Svc Dodge 51.105 187.379
    Did Not Qualify: Travis Kvapil; Chad Chaffin; Todd Bodine; Hermie Sadler; Kirk Shelmerdine; Kevin Lepage.



    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 49 of 49 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 3 3 38 David Gilliland Ford 191.712 49.950 191.981 36 -0.269 26
    2 7 7 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 191.516 50.001 192.008 35 -0.492 23
    3 13 12 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 190.400 50.294 195.832 25 -5.432 8
    4 48 48 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 190.200 50.347 195.038 29 -4.838 6
    5 34 34 16 Greg Biffle Ford 190.041 50.389 196.374 22 -6.333 12
    6 2 2 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 189.808 50.451 196.863 15 -7.055 9
    7 1 1 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 189.522 50.527 193.521 34 -3.999 35
    8 24 23 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 189.212 50.610 196.754 16 -7.542 19
    9 37 37 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 188.958 50.678 193.988 32 -5.030 18
    10 31 31 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 188.928 50.686 197.598 6 -8.670 28
    11 23 22 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 188.775 50.727 197.350 9 -8.575 17
    12 26 25 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 188.66 50.758 197.872 3 -9.212 2
    13 40 40 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 188.574 50.781 197.823 4 -9.249 11
    14 22 21 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 188.556 50.786 197.561 7 -9.005 5
    15 16 15 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 188.408 50.826 193.952 33 -5.544 33
    16 20 19 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 188.378 50.834 196.479 21 -8.101 21
    17 17 16 99 Carl Edwards Ford 188.246 50.870 196.903 14 -8.657 13
    18 28 28 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 188.185 50.886 195.102 28 -6.917 36-IN
    19 9 9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 188.163 50.892 194.967 30 -6.804 4
    20 42 42 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 188.130 50.901 189.864 41 -1.734 40-IN
    21 49 49 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 188.041 50.925 190.109 39 -2.068 38-IN
    22 38 38 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 188.015 50.932 194.662 31 -6.647 32
    23 46 46 21 Ken Schrader Ford 187.986 50.940 196.588 20 -8.602 29
    24 41 41 15 Paul Menard Chevy 187.975 50.943 196.689 17 -8.714 46-IN
    25 43 43 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 187.964 50.946 196.620 18 -8.656 10
    26 30 30 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 187.945 50.951 189.774 42 -1.829 42-IN
    27 14 13 04 Eric McClure Chevy 187.927 50.956 190.370 38 -2.443 n/a-IN
    28 5 5 09 Mike Wallace Ford 187.857 50.975 189.107 44 -1.250 54-IN
    29 44 44 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 187.827 50.986 197.151 12 -9.324 14
    30 29 29 6 Mark Martin Ford 187.779 50.996 196.968 13 -9.189 3
    31 4 4 42 Casey Mears Dodge 187.757 51.002 188.824 45 -1.067 15
    32 36 36 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 187.482 51.077 195.548 27 -8.066 16
    33 6 6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 187.471 51.080 196.600 19 -9.129 7
    34 39 39 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 187.460 51.083 195.792 26 -8.332 1
    35 18 17 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 187.401 51.099 197.786 5 -10.385 25
    36 21 20 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 187.379 51.105 190.529 37 -3.150 44-IN
    37 45 45 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 187.368 51.108 198.507 1 -11.139 27
    38 35 35 66 Jeff Green Chevy 187.291 51.129 197.268 11 -9.977 31
    39 8 8 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 187.130 51.173 196.370 23 -9.240 37-DNQ
    40 27 26 61 Chad Chaffin Chevy 187.075 51.188 187.687 48 -0.612 41-DNQ
    41 10 10 40 David Stremme # Dodge 187.068 51.190 189.223 43 -2.155 34
    42 25 24 4 Todd Bodine Chevy 186.871 51.244 190.102 40 -3.231 39-DNQ
    43 33 33 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 186.820 51.258 198.044 2 -11.224 24
    44 47 47 96 Tony Raines Chevy 186.601 51.318 197.317 10 -10.716 30
    45 12 27 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 186.561 51.329 188.504 46 -1.943 48-DNQ
    46 15 14 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 186.075 51.463 197.484 8 -11.409 20
    47 11 11 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 185.779 51.545 188.004 47 -2.225 51-DNQ
    48 19 18 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 185.740 51.556 196.314 24 -10.574 22
    49 32 32 34 Kevin Lepage Dodge 185.405 51.649 186.137 49 -0.732 43-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

    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 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 193.521 34 35
    2 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 196.863 15 9
    3 38 David Gilliland Ford 191.981 36 26
    4 42 Casey Mears Dodge 188.824 45 15
    5 09 Mike Wallace Ford 189.107 44 54-x
    6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 196.600 19 7
    7 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 192.008 35 23
    8 32 Travis Kvapil Chevy 196.370 23 37-x
    9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 194.967 30 4
    10 40 David Stremme # Dodge 189.223 43 34
    11 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 188.004 47 51-x
    12 00 Hermie Sadler Ford 188.504 46 48-x
    13 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 195.832 25 8
    14 04 Eric McClure Chevy 190.370 38 n/a-x
    15 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 197.484 8 20
    16 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 193.952 33 33
    17 99 Carl Edwards Ford 196.903 14 13
    18 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 197.786 5 25
    19 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 196.314 24 22
    20 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 196.479 21 21
    21 74 Derrike Cope Dodge 190.529 37 44-x
    22 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 197.561 7 5
    23 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 197.350 9 17
    24 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 196.754 16 19
    25 4 Todd Bodine Chevy 190.102 40 39-x
    26 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 197.872 3 2
    27 61 Chad Chaffin Chevy 187.687 48 41-x
    28 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 195.102 28 36-x
    29 6 Mark Martin Ford 196.968 13 3
    30 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 189.774 42 42-x
    31 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 197.598 6 28
    32 34 Kevin Lepage Dodge 186.137 49 43-x
    33 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 198.044 2 24
    34 16 Greg Biffle Ford 196.374 22 12
    35 66 Jeff Green Chevy 197.268 11 31
    36 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 195.548 27 16
    37 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 193.988 32 18
    38 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 194.662 31 32
    39 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 195.792 26 1
    40 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 197.823 4 11
    41 15 Paul Menard Chevy 196.689 17 46-x
    42 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 189.864 41 40-x
    43 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 196.620 18 10
    44 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 197.151 12 14
    45 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 198.507 1 27
    46 21 Ken Schrader Ford 196.588 20 29
    47 96 Tony Raines Chevy 197.317 10 30
    48 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 195.038 29 6
    49 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 190.109 39 38-x


    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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