JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the AMD at the Glen
at Watkins Glen International


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:10pm/et
    on Friday, August 11, 2006
  • Track Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, August 2003, 124.580mph

  • 2005 Pole Sitter: #20-Tony Stewart, set by points due to rain, finished 1st

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #2-Busch, 122.635mph (scheduled to go out 43rd of 50 drivers)


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kurt Busch wins pole at Watkins Glen: #2-Kurt Busch won the Budweiser Pole for the AMD at the Glen with a speed of 122.966mph for his 3rd pole of 2006, 2nd of the year at a road course and 6th of his career. Starting on the outside pole is #9-Kasey Kahne, followed by #12-Ryan Newman, #24-Jeff Gordon and #48-Jimmie Johnson. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified 11th. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #60-Said, #32-Fellows, #90-Goossens, #4-Wimmer, #19-Elliott, #55-Waltrip, #15-Menard and #34-Simo. Missing the race were: #49-Cook, #78-Papis, #27-Hubert, #37-Murry, #72-Quarterly, #92-Miller and #02-Ash. See the qualifying results below.(8-11-2006)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the AMD at the Glen at Watkins Glen International is scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2006 at 3:10pm/et.
    TV: Speed Channel - 3:00pm/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: 11:00pm/et and 1:30am/et on Speed Channel

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #7-Gordon, 1st out to qualify, 121.144mph, starts 6th
    #48-Johnson, 4th out, 121.172, starts 5th
    #12-Newman, 21st out, 121.642, starts 3rd
    #9-Kahne, 36th out, 121.845, starts 2nd
    #2-Busch, 43rd, 122.966, starts 1st
    (8-11-2006)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Eight in and seven out [50 entered for 43 spots]:
    made the race:
    #60-Boris Said, 120.080
    #32-Ron Fellows, 119.865
    #90-Mark Goossens, 119.204
    #4-Scott Wimmer, 119.189
    #19-Bill Elliott [no champ prov to use], 119.033
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 118.903
    #15-Paul Menard, 118.823
    #34-Brian Simo, 118.786
    will miss the race:
    #49-Chris Cook, 118.601
    #78-Max Papis, 118.548
    #27-Tom Hubert, 118.174
    #37-David Murry, 117.403
    #72-Dale Quarterly, 116.793
    #92-Johnny Miller 116.625
    #02-Brandon Ash, 116.215
    (8-11-2006)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #07-Clint Bowyer, 120.105, starts
    #1-Martin Truex Jr. 118.595, starts
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 119.276, starts
    #18-J.J. Yeley, 119.276, starts
    #40-David Stremme, DNR
    #41-Reed Sorenson, 117.093, starts
    #?-Brent Sherman, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(8-11-2006)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #14-Marlin lost an engine at the beginning of his run, also lost one in practice and recorded no speed.
    #16-Biffle wrecked in turn three and did alot of damage to the car, finished the lap but it is only 86.583mph.(8-11-2006)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    STARTING LINEUP

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 122.966
    2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 121.845
    3 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 121.642
    4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 121.432
    5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 121.172
    6 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 121.144
    7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 120.779
    8 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 120.614
    9 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 120.609
    10 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 120.497
    11 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 120.290
    12 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 120.277
    13 40 Scott Pruett Dodge 120.229
    14 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 120.105
    15 60 Boris Said Ford 120.080
    16 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 120.059
    17 42 Casey Mears Dodge 120.000
    18 32 Ron Fellows Ford 119.865
    19 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 119.777
    20 6 Mark Martin Ford 119.650
    21 99 Carl Edwards Ford 119.530
    22 66 Jeff Green Chevy 119.422
    23 21 Ken Schrader Ford 119.383
    24 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 119.312
    25 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 119.291
    26 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 119.276
    27 90 Mark Goossens Ford 119.204
    28 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 119.189
    29 96 Terry Labonte Chevy 119.083
    30 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 119.072
    31 19 Bill Elliott Dodge 119.033
    32 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 118.974
    33 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 118.903
    34 15 Paul Menard Chevy 118.823
    35 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 118.595
    36 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 118.595
    37 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 118.502
    38 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 118.367
    39 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 118.202
    40-OP 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 117.093
    41-OP 16 Greg Biffle Ford 86.583
    42-OP 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 0.000
    43 34 Brian Simo Chevy 118.786
    DNQ 49 Chris Cook Dodge 118.601
    DNQ 78 Max Papis Chevy 118.548
    DNQ 27 Tom Hubert Ford 118.174
    DNQ 37 David Murry Dodge 117.403
    DNQ 72 Dale Quarterley Dodge 116.793
    DNQ 92 Johnny Miller Chevy 116.625
    DNQ 02 Brandon Ash Dodge 116.215
    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 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 43 43 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 122.966 71.727 122.635 1 0.331 13
    2 36 36 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 121.845 72.387 121.051 7 0.794 11
    3 24 21 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 121.642 72.508 121.545 3 0.097 18
    4 48 48 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 121.432 72.633 120.993 8 0.439 8
    5 4 4 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 121.172 72.789 121.414 4 -0.242 1
    6 1 1 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 121.144 72.806 121.086 6 0.058 28
    7 7 7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 120.779 73.026 120.858 12 -0.079 4
    8 2 2 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 120.614 73.126 122.242 2 -1.628 9
    9 45 45 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 120.609 73.129 120.943 9 -0.334 5
    10 50 50 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 120.497 73.197 120.260 20 0.237 7
    11 8 8 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 120.290 73.323 120.582 15 -0.292 10
    12 19 18 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 120.277 73.331 119.989 26 0.288 22
    13 16 15 40 Scott Pruett Dodge 120.229 73.360 120.132 23 0.097 35
    14 31 30 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 120.105 73.436 119.637 30 0.468 17
    15 49 49 60 Boris Said Ford 120.080 73.451 120.660 14 -0.580 41-IN
    16 17 16 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 120.059 73.464 120.056 25 0.003 3
    17 14 13 42 Casey Mears Dodge 120.000 73.500 120.817 13 -0.817 15
    18 11 11 32 Ron Fellows Ford 119.865 73.583 120.878 11 -1.013 37-IN
    19 46 46 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 119.777 73.637 119.062 38 0.715 16
    20 34 34 6 Mark Martin Ford 119.650 73.715 120.457 16 -0.807 6
    21 13 12 99 Carl Edwards Ford 119.530 73.789 120.329 18 -0.799 14
    22 12 33 66 Jeff Green Chevy 119.422 73.856 119.354 35 0.068 29
    23 6 6 21 Ken Schrader Ford 119.383 73.880 119.533 31 -0.150 32
    24 38 37 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 119.312 73.924 118.764 40 0.548 19
    25 29 28 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 119.291 73.937 120.268 19 -0.977 31
    26 27 26 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 119.276 73.946 120.352 17 -1.076 27
    27 26 25 90 Mark Goossens Ford 119.204 73.991 119.678 28 -0.474 65-IN
    28 23 23 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 119.189 74.000 118.818 39 0.371 38-IN
    29 10 10 96 Terry Labonte Chevy 119.083 74.066 119.481 33 -0.398 26
    30 3 3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 119.072 74.073 120.893 10 -1.821 2
    31 30 29 19 Bill Elliott Dodge 119.033 74.097 120.080 24 -1.047 36-IN
    32 35 35 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 118.974 74.134 119.310 36 -0.336 20
    33 22 20 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 118.903 74.178 119.951 27 -1.048 39-IN
    34 18 17 15 Paul Menard Chevy 118.823 74.228 119.648 29 -0.825 48-IN
    35 20 22 34 Brian Simo Chevy 118.786 74.251 118.431 41 0.355 43-IN
    36 44 44 49 Chris Cook Dodge 118.601 74.367 117.261 47 1.340 40-DNQ
    37 40 40 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 118.595 74.371 120.185 22 -1.590 21
    38 39 39 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 118.595 74.371 120.209 21 -1.614 25
    39 5 5 78 Max Papis Chevy 118.548 74.400 119.130 37 -0.582 42-DNQ
    40 25 24 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 118.502 74.429 119.483 32 -0.981 30
    41 47 47 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 118.367 74.514 119.443 34 -1.076 34
    42 21 19 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 118.202 74.618 117.919 43 0.283 24
    43 41 41 27 Tom Hubert Ford 118.174 74.636 117.715 44 0.459 52-DNQ
    44 37 38 37 David Murry Dodge 117.403 75.126 116.670 48 0.733 54-DNQ
    45 32 31 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 117.093 75.325 117.418 46 -0.325 23
    46 33 32 72 Dale Quarterley Dodge 116.793 75.518 117.528 45 -0.735 59-DNQ
    47 9 9 92 Johnny Miller Chevy 116.625 75.627 114.127 49 2.498 56-DNQ
    48 15 14 02 Brandon Ash Dodge 116.215 75.894 106.947 50 9.268 57-DNQ
    49 28 27 16 Greg Biffle Ford 86.583 wreck 121.411 5 x 12
    50 42 42 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 0.000 engine 118.227 42 x 33


    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 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 121.086 6 28
    2 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 122.242 2 9
    3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 120.893 10 2
    4 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 121.414 4 1
    5 78 Max Papis Chevy 119.130 37 42-x
    6 21 Ken Schrader Ford 119.533 31 32
    7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 120.858 12 4
    8 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 120.582 15 10
    9 92 Johnny Miller Chevy 114.127 49 56-x
    10 96 Terry Labonte Chevy 119.481 33 26
    11 32 Ron Fellows Ford 120.878 11 37-x
    12 66 Jeff Green Chevy 119.354 35 29
    13 99 Carl Edwards Ford 120.329 18 14
    14 42 Casey Mears Dodge 120.817 13 15
    15 02 Brandon Ash Dodge 106.947 50 57-x
    16 40 Scott Pruett Dodge 120.132 23 35
    17 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 120.056 25 3
    18 15 Paul Menard Chevy 119.648 29 48-x
    19 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 119.989 26 22
    20 34 Brian Simo Chevy 118.431 41 43-x
    21 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 117.919 43 24
    22 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 119.951 27 39-x
    23 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 118.818 39 38-x
    24 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 121.545 3 18
    25 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 119.483 32 30
    26 90 Mark Goossens Ford 119.678 28 65-x
    27 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 120.352 17 27
    28 16 Greg Biffle Ford 121.411 5 12
    29 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 120.268 19 31
    30 19 Bill Elliott Dodge 120.080 24 36-x
    31 07 Clint Bowyer # Chevy 119.637 30 17
    32 41 Reed Sorenson # Dodge 117.418 46 23
    33 72 Dale Quarterley Dodge 117.528 45 59-x
    34 6 Mark Martin Ford 120.457 16 6
    35 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 119.310 36 20
    36 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 121.051 7 11
    37 37 David Murry Dodge 116.670 48 54-x
    38 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 118.764 40 19
    39 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 120.209 21 25
    40 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 120.185 22 21
    41 27 Tom Hubert Ford 117.715 44 52-x
    42 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 118.227 42 33
    43 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 122.635 1 13
    44 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 117.261 47 40-x
    45 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 120.943 9 5
    46 25 Brian Vickers Chevy 119.062 38 16
    47 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 119.443 34 34
    48 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 120.993 8 8
    49 60 Boris Said Ford 120.660 14 41-x
    50 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 120.260 20 7


    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: Watkins Glen 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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