JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Nextel Open and Nextel Challenge
at Lowe's Motor Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 6:10pm/et
    on Friday, May 18, 2007


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kenseth wins pole for Nextel Challenge: #17-Matt Kenseth and the killer B's won the pole for the Nextel Challenge All-Star Race at Lowe's Motor Speedway, running three laps and completing a 4-tire pit stop in 121.401 seconds. Starting 2nd is #48-Johnson, followed by #2-Busch, #29-Harvick and #31-Burton. Only #20-Stewart was penalized, 5 seconds for a tire rolling out of the pit stall. One driver spun, #01-Mark Martin and didn't finish his run, so Martin will start last.(5-18-2007)

  • Pole Progression - Nextel Challenge: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #8-Earnhardt Jr., 1st out to qualify, 125.009seconds, starts 10th
    #24-Gordon, 2nd out, 123.950, starts 7th
    #5-Busch, 3rd out, 123.932, starts 6th
    #31-Burton, 4th out, 123.891, starts 5th
    #48-Johnson ,10th out, 123.203, starts 2nd
    #17-Kenseth, 16th out, 121.401 [NEW RECORD], starts 1st
    (5-18-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #01-Martin spun coming off pit road
    (5-19-2007)

    Each driver will run three laps with a mandatory four-tire, pit stop. The total elapsed time will comprise each team's qualifying effort and the pole-winning team will earn $50,000.

    2006 Pole Sitter: Kasey Kahne, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge, 122.296 seconds, 132.465 mph, Total elapsed time of three laps including a four-tire pit stop

    Starting Line Up by Row
    Lowe's Motor Speedway
    NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, May 18, 2007 @ 08:32 PM Eastern


    Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
    1 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 121.401 133.442
    2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Power of Pride Chevy 123.203 131.490
    3 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 123.653 131.012
    4 29 Kevin Harvick Pennzoil Platinum/Shell Chevy 123.881 130.771
    5 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 123.891 130.760
    6 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/Carquest Chevy 123.932 130.717
    7 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Performance Alliance Chevy 123.950 130.698
    8 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 124.443 130.180
    9 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Chevy 124.515 130.105
    10 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 125.009 129.591
    11 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 125.197 129.396
    12 16 Greg Biffle Ameriquest Ford 125.450 129.135
    13 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 126.723 127.838
    14 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 126.781 127.779
    15 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 127.038 127.521
    16 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 127.406 127.153
    17 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 131.182 123.493
    18 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 0 0.000



    Nextel Challenge Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by TIME

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 18 of 18 drivers:

    Pos Sched
    Qual
    Actual
    Qual
    Car# Driver Team Pit Time Speed Time/Secs Penalties Final
    Time/Secs
    1 16 16 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 11.6 44.481 121.401 0 121.401
    2 10 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 12.6 43.830 123.203 0 123.203
    3 12 12 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 14.0 43.671 123.653 0 123.653
    4 11 11 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 14.1 43.590 123.881 0 123.881
    5 4 4 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 12.9 43.587 123.891 0 123.891
    6 3 3 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 12.5 43.572 123.932 0 123.932
    7 2 2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 13.5 43.197 123.950 0 123.950
    8 5 5 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 13.0 43.393 124.443 0 124.443
    9 15 15 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 13.7 43.368 124.515 0 124.515
    10 1 1 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 12.7 43.566 125.009 0 125.009
    11 6 6 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 14.2 43.132 125.197 0 125.197
    12 17 17 16 Greg Biffle Ford 14.2 43.045 125.450 0 125.450
    13 14 14 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 13.1 42.613 126.723 0 126.723
    14 8 8 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 13.8 42.593 126.781 0 126.781
    15 7 7 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 13.6 42.507 127.038 0 127.038
    16 9 9 25 Casey Mears Chevy 14.7 42.384 127.406 0 127.406
    17 18 18 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 12.5 42.795 126.182 5 131.182
    18 13 13 01 Mark Martin Chevy 13.2 0.000 0.000 0 wreck


    Penalties:
    #20-Stewart, tire rolled out of pit stall, 5 seconds



  • Nextel Challenge Qualifying Order:
    Q#, Car#, Driver, Team Time
    1 #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet
    2 #24-Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet
    3 #5-Kyle Busch, Chevrolet
    4 #31-Jeff Burton, Chevrolet
    5 #12-Ryan Newman, Dodge
    6 #9-Kasey Kahne, Dodge
    7 #43-Bobby Labonte, Dodge
    8 #83-Brian Vickers, Toyota
    9 #25-Casey Mears, Chevrolet
    10 #48-Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet
    11 #29-Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet
    12 #2-Kurt Busch, Dodge
    13 #01-Mark Martin, Chevrolet
    14 #44-Dale Jarrett, Toyota
    15 #11-Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet
    16 #17-Matt Kenseth, Ford
    17 #16-Greg Biffle, Ford
    18 #20-Tony Stewart, Chevrolet


  • Edwards win pole for Nextel Open: #99-Carl Edwards won the pole for the Nextel Open aat Lowe's Motor Speedway with a speed of 187.487mph, followed by #6-Ragan, #22-Blaney, #38-Gilliland and #42-Montoya. Three drivers wrecked #40-Stremme, #55-Waltrip and #80-Almirola. Stremme and Waltrip will go to backup cars for the Nextel Open Saturday night. Almirola's team withdrew from the race, so there will be 32 cars in the Nextel Open.. See the qualifying results below.(5-18-2007)

  • Pole Progression - Nextel Open: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #96-Raines, 1st out to qualify, 183.542mph, starts 17th
    #84-Allmendinger, 3rd out, 185.033, starts 8th
    #6-Ragan, 6th out, 186.284, starts 2nd
    #99-Edwards, 20th out, 187.487, starts 1st
    (5-18-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #40-Stremme wrecked off turn 1 on his 1st lap, backing into the wall, will need to go to a backup car
    #80-Almirola wrecked off turn 1 on his 1st lap, backing into the wall, will need to go to a backup car
    #55-Waltrip wrecked in turn 4 on his warm-up lap, backing into the wall, will need to go to a backup car
    #80-Almirola's team has withdrew its entry and will not run the Nextel Open
    (5-19-2007)

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • How to break a tie during qualifying? (same speed/time) When drivers are tied for a starting spot during qualifying, it is broken by owners points standings(not drivers).


    Starting Line Up by Row
    Lowe's Motor Speedway
    NASCAR NEXTEL Open
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, May 18, 2007 @ 07:27 PM Eastern


    Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
    1 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 28.802 187.487
    2 6 David Ragan # AAA Ford 28.988 186.284
    3 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 29.014 186.117
    4 38 David Gilliland M & M's Ford 29.051 185.88
    5 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 29.064 185.797
    6 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 29.093 185.612
    7 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 29.103 185.548
    8 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 29.184 185.033
    9 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Dark Ford 29.216 184.83
    10 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Johns Manville Chevy 29.234 184.716
    11 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 29.267 184.508
    12 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 29.304 184.275
    13 14 Sterling Marlin PEPBOYS Auto Chevy 29.335 184.08
    14 13 Joe Nemechek Haier Chevy 29.338 184.062
    15 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 29.411 183.605
    16 49 Mike Bliss Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 29.418 183.561
    17 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 29.421 183.542
    18 21 Jon Wood Motocraft Ford 29.528 182.877
    19 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters Chevy 29.571 182.611
    20 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation/HAAS Chevy 29.582 182.543
    21 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 29.617 182.328
    22 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 29.662 182.051
    23 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 29.719 181.702
    24 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 29.761 181.446
    25 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Black Ford 29.876 180.747
    26 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 29.893 180.644
    27 45 Kyle Petty Coke Zero Dodge 29.912 180.53
    28 00 David Reutimann # Domino's/Burger King Toyota 29.929 180.427
    29 34 Kevin Lepage Dodge 29.929 180.427
    30 37 Boris Said Huddle House Dodge 30.403 177.614
    31 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 0 0
    32 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 0 0
    33 80 Aric Almirola Gibbs Driven Chevy 0 withdrew



    Nextel Open Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 33 of 33 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
    1 20 20 99 Carl Edwards Ford 187.487 28.802 179.772 6 7.715
    2 8 6 6 David Ragan # Ford 186.284 28.988 178.018 15 8.266
    3 9 7 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 186.117 29.014 179.802 5 6.315
    4 30 30 38 David Gilliland Ford 185.880 29.051 181.843 1 4.037
    5 27   42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 185.797 29.064 177.789 18 8.008
    6 26 26 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 185.612 29.093 177.055 22 8.557
    7 18 18 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 185.548 29.103 177.684 19 7.864
    8 4 3 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 185.033 29.184 178.230 12 6.803
    9 32 32 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 184.830 29.216 179.910 4 4.920
    10 19 19 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 184.716 29.234 178.147 14 6.569
    11 6 4 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 184.508 29.267 178.224 13 6.284
    12 33 33 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 184.275 29.304 176.702 23 7.573
    13 31 31 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 184.080 29.335 178.589 11 5.491
    14 29 29 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 184.062 29.338 177.877 17 6.185
    15 13 11 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 183.648 29.404 178.755 10 4.893
    16 7 5 66 Jeff Green Chevy 183.605 29.411 179.718 7 3.887
    17 2 1 96 Tony Raines Chevy 183.524 29.424 174.842 30 8.682
    18 11 9 21 Jon Wood Ford 182.877 29.528 178.000 16 4.877
    19 12 10 4 Ward Burton Chevy 182.611 29.528 173.958 31 8.653
    20 17 16 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 182.543 29.582 179.283 8 3.260
    21 16 14 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 182.378 29.609 177.096 21 5.282
    22 10 8 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 182.051 29.662 180.536 3 1.515
    23 28 28 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 181.702 29.719 176.373 25 5.329
    24 25 25 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 181.446 29.761 175.987 28 5.459
    25 5 15 7 Robby Gordon Ford 180.747 29.876 176.523 24 4.224
    26 3 2 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 180.644 29.893 177.468 20 3.176
    27 23 23 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 180.530 29.912 178.767 9 1.763
    28 22 21 34 Kevin Lepage Dodge 180.427 29.929 172.139 32 8.288
    29 24 24 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 180.427 29.929 175.942 29 4.485
    30 21 22 37 Boris Said Dodge 177.614 30.406 170.422 33 7.192
    31 14 12 40 David Stremme Dodge 0.000 wreck 181.032 2 x
    32 15 13 80 Aric Almirola Chevy 0.000 wreck 176.177 27 x
    33 1 17 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 0.000 wreck 176.321 26 x


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