JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Food City 500
at Bristol Motor Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:45pm/et
    on Friday, March, 23, 2007

  • 2006 August Pole Sitter: Kurt Busch, 124.906, finished 37th

  • 2006 March Pole Sitter: none, rained out, #20-Tony Stewart started 1st via points, finished 12th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, Mar 2003, 128.709mph, 14.908 secs

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #11-Hamlin 123.921mph goes out 25th out of 49 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Gordon wins pole at Bristol: #24-Jeff Gordon won the Budweiser Pole for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 125.453mph for his 2nd pole of 2007 and 58th of his career. It is Gordon's 5th pole at Bristol. The rest of the top-10 are #9-Kahne, #19-Sadler, #20-Stewart, #26-McMurray, #48-Johnson, #22-Blaney, #10-Riggs, #66-Green and #11-Hamlin. #01-Regan Smith will make his first career start, starting 12th. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #4-Burton, #49-Bliss, #14-Marlin, #36-Mayfield [1st start of 2007]. #83-Vickers, #78-Wallace, #44-Jarrett [1st of 2007 in on speed] and #84-Allmendinger [1st race of 2007 and career]. See the qualifying results below.(3-23-2007)

  • Six do not qualify at Bristol: #37-Lepage, #00-Reutimann, #55-Waltrip, #13-Nemechek [first race missed in 175 races], #70-Sauter [had made all 4 races of 2007] and #15-Menard.(3-23-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, March 23, 2007 at 3:45pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 3:30pm/et
    Radio: PRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Internet: NASCAR.com [Pit Command/Trackside - paid]
    Qualifying Re-Air: 8:00pm/et on SPEED

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #17-Kenseth, 1st out to qualify, 122.521mph, starts 38th
    #12-Newman, 3rd out, 123.770, starts 22nd
    #20-Stewart, 7th out, 125.117, starts 4th
    #9-Kahne, 15th out, 125.313, starts 2nd
    #24-Gordon, 35th out, 125.453, starts 1st
    (3-23-2007)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Top four are in 8 in and 6 out [49 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #4-Ward Burton, 124.250
    #49-Mike Bliss, 123.969
    #14-Sterling Marlin, 123.889
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 123.722
    #83-Brian Vickers, 123.698
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 123.666
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 123.324
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 122.976
    will miss the race:
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 122.701
    #00-David Reutimann, 122.584
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 122.385
    #13-Joe Nemeck, 122.154
    #70-Johnny Sauter, 121.221
    #15-Paul Menard, 120.702
    (3-23-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 122.584, starts DNQ
    #6-David Ragan, 121.520, starts 41st
    #15-Paul Menard, 120.702, starts DNQ
    #42-Juan Montoya, 122.819, starts 36th
    #?-Brandon Whitt, DNR
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 122.976, starts 43rd
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(3-23-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #84-Allmendiner slapped the wall on his 2nd lap, but did little damage and made the race, otherwise there were no incidents. (3-23-2007)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, March 23, 2007 @ 04:46 PM Eastern

    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 125.453
    2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 125.313
    3 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 125.183
    4 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 125.117
    5 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 124.906
    6 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 124.824
    7 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 124.768
    8 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 124.759
    9 66 Jeff Green Best Buy/Garmin Chevy 124.622
    10 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Chevy 124.573
    11 16 Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt Ford 124.565
    12 01 Regan Smith U.S. Army Chevy 124.508
    13 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 124.331
    14 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters/Food City Chevy 124.250
    15 21 Ken Schrader Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford 124.242
    16 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 124.202
    17 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 124.122
    18 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 123.994
    19 49 Mike Bliss Obovo.com Dodge 123.970
    20 5 Kyle Busch Carquest/Kellogg's Chevy 123.913
    21 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevy 123.889
    22 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 123.770
    23 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 123.722
    24 88 Ricky Rudd Pedigree Ford 123.714
    25 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 123.698
    26 45 Kyle Petty Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge 123.666
    27 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 123.666
    28 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 123.578
    29 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 123.570
    30 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 123.324
    31 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 123.269
    32 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 123.253
    33 40 David Stremme Energizer/Coors Light Dodge 123.229
    34 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Off Road Wheels Ford 123.103
    35 38 David Gilliland M & M's Ford 122.937
    36 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 122.819
    37 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 122.599
    38 17 Matt Kenseth Arby's/DeWalt Ford 122.521
    39 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 122.482
    40-OP 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 122.380
    41-OP 6 David Ragan # AAA Ford 121.520
    42-OP 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 119.395
    43 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 122.976
    DNQ 37 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 122.701
    DNQ 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 122.584
    DNQ 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 122.365
    DNQ 13 * Joe Nemechek Chevy 122.154
    DNQ 70 * Johnny Sauter Chevy 121.221
    DNQ 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 120.702


    # = rookie
    OP = made race via owners points
    PC = made the race via Past Champions Provisional
    DNQ = Did not qualify
    WD = Withdrew from race before qualifying


    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 36 36 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 125.453 15.295 123.841 3 1.612 6
    2 15 15 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 125.313 15.312 123.634 7 1.679 8
    3 41 41 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 125.183 15.328 121.999 34 3.184 34
    4 7 7 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 125.117 15.336 123.372 8 1.745 11
    5 46 46 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 124.906 15.362 122.780 12 2.126 24
    6 38 38 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 124.824 15.372 123.746 5 1.078 1
    7 20 20 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 124.768 15.379 123.205 9 1.563 27
    8 12 12 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 124.759 15.380 123.682 6 1.077 20
    9 29 29 66 Jeff Green Chevy 124.622 15.397 121.736 40 2.886 29
    10 25 25 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 124.573 15.403 123.921 1 0.652 3
    11 49 49 16 Greg Biffle Ford 124.525 15.409 122.811 10 1.714 13
    12 10 10 01 Regan Smith Chevy 124.508 15.411 122.615 15 1.893 28
    13 39 39 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 124.331 15.433 121.829 37 2.502 19
    14 16 16 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 124.250 15.443 121.929 36 2.321 40-IN
    15 42 42 21 Ken Schrader Ford 124.242 15.444 122.108 33 2.134 33
    16 32 32 25 Casey Mears Chevy 124.202 15.449 121.643 42 2.559 15
    17 43 43 96 Tony Raines Chevy 124.122 15.459 123.762 4 0.360 26
    18 21 21 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 123.994 15.475 122.318 25 1.676 17
    19 24 24 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge 123.969 15.478 122.685 14 1.284 43-IN
    20 19 19 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 123.913 15.485 122.115 32 1.798 10
    21 23 23 14 * Sterling Marlin Chevy 123.889 15.488 122.458 20 1.431 29-IN
    22 3 3 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 123.770 15.503 123.897 2 -0.127 18
    23 17 17 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 123.722 15.509 122.576 16 1.146 48-IN
    24 13 13 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 123.714 15.510 121.798 38 1.916 22
    25 11 11 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 123.698 15.512 122.357 22 1.341 41-IN
    26 37 37 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 123.666 15.516 122.803 11 0.863 35
    27 14 14 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy 123.666 15.516 122.263 26 1.403 45-IN
    28 40 40 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 123.578 15.527 122.318 24 1.260 21
    29 31 31 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 123.570 15.528 122.576 17 0.994 7
    30 34 34 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 123.324 15.559 121.543 44 1.781 33-IN-PC
    31 45 45 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 123.269 15.566 122.772 13 0.497 5
    32 6 6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 123.253 15.568 120.664 47 2.589 12
    33 9 9 40 David Stremme Dodge 123.229 15.571 122.162 28 1.067 32
    34 33 33 7 Robby Gordon Ford 123.103 15.587 122.123 31 0.980 31
    35 48 48 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 122.976 15.603 121.713 41 1.263 49-IN
    36 18 18 38 David Gilliland Ford 122.937 15.608 120.256 48 2.681 25
    37 22 22 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 122.819 15.623 121.744 39 1.075 14
    38 26 26 37 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 122.701 15.638 121.267 46 1.434 47-DNQ
    39 27 27 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 122.599 15.651 122.349 23 0.250 30
    40 28 28 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 122.584 15.653 122.139 30 0.445 44-DNQ
    41 1 1 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 122.521 15.661 122.490 18 0.031 2
    42 30 30 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 122.482 15.666 122.474 19 0.008 23
    43 2 2 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 122.380 15.679 122.443 21 -0.063 4
    44 44 44 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 122.365 15.681 121.574 43 0.791 52-DNQ
    45 8 8 13 * Joe Nemechek Chevy 122.154 15.708 119.843 49 2.311 19-DNQ
    46 47 47 6 David Ragan # Ford 121.520 15.790 122.178 27 -0.658 9
    47 35 35 70 * Johnny Sauter Chevy 121.221 15.829 121.305 45 -0.084 28-DNQ
    48 4 4 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 120.702 15.897 122.147 29 -1.445 36-DNQ
    49 5 5 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 119.395 16.071 121.999 35 -2.604 16


    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, for the first five races, the owners pts position is 2007 points position


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 122.490 18 2
    2 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 122.443 21 4
    3 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 123.897 2 18
    4 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 122.147 29 36-x
    5 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 121.999 35 16
    6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 120.664 47 12
    7 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 123.372 8 11
    8 13 * Joe Nemechek Chevy 119.843 49 19-x
    9 40 David Stremme Dodge 122.162 28 32
    10 01 Regan Smith Chevy 122.615 15 28
    11 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 122.357 22 41-x
    12 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 123.682 6 20
    13 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 121.798 38 22
    14 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy 122.263 26 45-x
    15 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 123.634 7 8
    16 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 121.929 36 40-x
    17 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 122.576 16 48-x
    18 38 David Gilliland Ford 120.256 48 25
    19 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 122.115 32 10
    20 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 123.205 9 27
    21 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 122.318 25 17
    22 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 121.744 39 14
    23 14 * Sterling Marlin Chevy 122.458 20 29-x
    24 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge 122.685 14 43-x
    25 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 123.921 1 3
    26 37 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 121.267 46 47-x
    27 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 122.349 23 30
    28 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 122.139 30 44-x
    29 66 Jeff Green Chevy 121.736 40 29
    30 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 122.474 19 23
    31 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 122.576 17 7
    32 25 Casey Mears Chevy 121.643 42 15
    33 7 Robby Gordon Ford 122.123 31 31
    34 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 121.543 44 33-x-PC
    35 70 * Johnny Sauter Chevy 121.305 45 28-x
    36 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 123.841 3 6
    37 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 122.803 11 35
    38 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 123.746 5 1
    39 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 121.829 37 19
    40 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 122.318 24 21
    41 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 121.999 34 34
    42 21 Ken Schrader Ford 122.108 33 33
    43 96 Tony Raines Chevy 123.762 4 26
    44 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 121.574 43 52-x
    45 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 122.772 13 5
    46 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 122.780 12 24
    47 6 David Ragan # Ford 122.178 27 9
    48 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 121.713 41 49-x
    49 16 Greg Biffle Ford 122.811 10 13


    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.

    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, for the first five races, the owners pts position is 2007 points position


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

    • Race info at: Race Info Page

    • Event Entry List

    • Results: for results, links, owners/drivers points (after each race back thru the season)
      see my:
      2007 Nextel Cup Race Results
      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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