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


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:20pm/et
    on Friday, August 24, 2007

  • 2006 August Pole Sitter: #2-Kurt Busch, 124.906, finished 37th

  • 2007 March Pole Sitter: #24-Jeff Gordon, 125.453, finished 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: #12-Ryan Newman, Mar 2003, 128.709mph, 14.908 secs

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #5-Busch 119.633mph goes out 1st out of 48 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kahne wins pole at Bristol: #9-Kasey Kahne won the Budweiser Pole for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 119.805mph for his 2nd pole of 2007, 1st at Bristol and 14th of his career. #42-Montoya qualified 2nd with the rest of the top-10: #26-McMurray, #6-Ragan, #22-Blaney, #12-Newman, #99-Edwards, #88-Rudd, #48-Johnson and #31-Burton. Points leader #24-Gordon will start 18th and #8-Earnhardt Jr. will start 17th. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #10-Riggs, #4-Burton, #55-Waltrip, #21-Elliott, #49-Andretti, #36-Mayfield, #44-Jarrett and #84-Allmendinger. See the qualifying results below.(8-24-2007)

  • Five do not qualify for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway: #00-Reutimann, #78-Marlin, #83-Vickers, #37-Lepage and #34-Barrett.(8-24-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, August 24, 2007 at 3:20pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 3:00pm/et
    Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: 1:00am/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #5-Busch, 1st out to qualify, 118.073mph, starts 20th
    #29-Harvick, 4th out, 118.576, starts 13th
    #88-Rudd, 11th out, 118.922, starts 8th
    #22-Blaney, 16th out, 119.106, starts 5th
    #9-Kahne, 36th out, 119.505, starts 1st
    (8-17-2007)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Top four are in 8 in and 5 out [47 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #10-Scott Riggs, 118.694
    #4-Ward Burton, 118.503
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 118.262
    #21-Bill Elliott [PC], 117.670
    #49-John Andretti, 117.552
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 117.322
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 117.200
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 117.179
    will miss the race:
    #00-David Reutimann, 116.298
    #78-Sterling Marlin, 116.228
    #83-Brian Vickers, 116.045
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 115.975
    #34-Stanton Barrett, 115.001
    (8-24-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 116.298, starts DNQ
    #6-David Ragan, 119.143, starts 4th
    #15-Paul Menard, 116.017, starts 41st
    #42-Juan Montoya, 119.447, starts 2nd
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 117.179, starts 43rd
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(8-17-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    weather = Sunny, 94° Wind from SW at 5 mph; Humidity 40%, 0% chance of rain.(8-24-2007)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • 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).

  • Qualifying Rules Page


    Bristol Motor Speedway
    Sharpie 500
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, August 24, 2007 @ 04:29 PM Eastern

    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 119.805 16.016
    2 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 119.447 16.064
    3 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 119.158 16.103
    4 6 David Ragan # AAA Ford 119.143 16.105
    5 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 119.106 16.110
    6 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 119.017 16.122
    7 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 119.017 16.122
    8 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 118.922 16.135
    9 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 118.745 16.159
    10 31 Jeff Burton RCR Chevy Chevy 118.730 16.161
    11 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 118.694 16.166
    12 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 118.635 16.174
    13 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Platinum Chevy 118.576 16.182
    14 4 Ward Burton Miccosukee/Food City/State Water Heaters 118.503 16.192
    15 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 118.320 16.217
    16 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 118.262 16.225
    17 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 118.189 16.235
    18 24 Jeff Gordon Dupont Chevy 118.175 16.237
    19 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 118.102 16.247
    20 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 118.073 16.251
    21 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 118.051 16.254
    22 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 117.964 16.266
    23 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 117.841 16.283
    24 7 Robby Gordon Camping World Ford 117.761 16.294
    25 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 117.674 16.306
    26 21 Bill Elliott Air Force Ford 117.610 16.315
    27 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 117.588 16.318
    28 49 John Andretti Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 117.552 16.323
    29 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 117.358 16.350
    30 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 117.336 16.353
    31 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 117.322 16.355
    32 45 Kenny Wallace Wells Fargo Dodge 117.207 16.371
    33 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 117.200 16.372
    34 16 Greg Biffle Dish Network Ford 117.079 16.389
    35 01 Aric Almirola U.S. Army Chevy 116.986 16.402
    36 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 116.722 16.439
    37 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Chevy 116.680 16.445
    38 70 Johnny Sauter HAAS Automation/Yellow Chevy 116.623 16.453
    39 66 Jeff Green HAAS Automation/Best Buy Chevy 116.510 16.469
    40-OP 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 116.220 16.510
    41-OP 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Turtle Wax Ice Chevy 116.017 16.539
    42-OP 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 115.982 16.544
    43 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 117.179 16.375
    DNQ 00 David Reutimann # Burger King Toyota 116.298 16.499
    DNQ 78 Sterling Marlin Furniture Row Chevy 116.228 16.509
    DNQ 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 116.045 16.535
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 115.975 16.545
    DNQ 34 Stanton Barrett Dodge 115.001 16.685





    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 48 of 48 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 40 36 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 119.805 16.016 118.914 9 0.891 28
    2 47 42 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 119.447 16.064 119.010 6 0.437 20
    3 43 41 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 119.158 16.103 117.978 20 1.180 18
    4 41 39 6 David Ragan # Ford 119.143 16.105 118.642 12 0.501 22
    5 17 14 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 119.106 16.110 118.966 7 0.140 35
    6 35 30 99 Carl Edwards Ford 119.017 16.122 118.613 14 0.404 5
    7 48 43 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 119.017 16.122 118.885 10 0.132 15
    8 12 11 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 118.922 16.135 118.153 17 0.769 32
    9 32 29 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 118.745 16.159 119.158 3 -0.413 6
    10 27 23 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 118.730 16.161 118.929 8 -0.199 7
    11 36 32 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 118.694 16.166 119.025 5 -0.331 37-IN
    12 16 15 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 118.635 16.174 118.029 19 0.606 3
    13 4 4 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 118.576 16.182 119.062 4 -0.486 10
    14 37 44 4 Ward Burton Chevy 118.503 16.192 118.044 18 0.459 41-IN
    15 33 37 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 118.320 16.217 118.211 16 0.109 9
    16 38 38 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 118.262 16.225 116.829 40 1.433 44-IN
    17 39 35 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 118.189 16.235 117.502 29 0.687 14
    18 7 7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 118.175 16.237 118.620 13 -0.445 1
    19 25 31 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 118.102 16.247 117.358 34 0.744 12
    20 1 1 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 118.073 16.251 119.633 1 -1.560 8
    21 20 19 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 118.051 16.254 117.610 27 0.441 23
    22 15 14 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 117.964 16.266 117.884 22 0.080 19
    23 6 5 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 117.841 16.283 117.624 26 0.217 4
    24 30 27 7 Robby Gordon Ford 117.761 16.294 117.466 32 0.295 25
    25 34 33 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 117.722 16.299 116.213 45 1.509 42-IN
    26 29 34 21 Bill Elliott Ford 117.610 16.315 115.954 46 1.656 36-IN
    27 44 47 38 David Gilliland Ford 117.588 16.318 116.411 43 1.177 29
    28 10 9 49 John Andretti Dodge 117.552 16.323 116.361 44 1.191 45-IN
    29 5 6 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 117.358 16.350 116.758 41 0.600 27
    30 13 12 25 Casey Mears Chevy 117.336 16.353 116.659 42 0.677 17
    31 46 45 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 117.306 16.357 117.812 24 -0.506 11
    32 21 26 45 Kenny Wallace Dodge 117.207 16.371 117.408 33 -0.201 34
    33 45 46 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 117.200 16.372 117.071 37 0.129 40-IN
    34 19 18 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 117.179 16.375 117.928 21 -0.749 46-IN
    35 24 22 16 Greg Biffle Ford 117.079 16.389 117.494 30 -0.415 16
    36 9 48 01 Aric Almirola Chevy 116.986 16.402 114.692 48 2.294 13
    37 42 40 40 David Stremme Dodge 116.722 16.439 118.444 15 -1.722 26
    38 28 24 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 116.680 16.445 119.165 2 -2.485 2
    39 23 21 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 116.623 16.453 117.014 38 -0.391 33
    40 8 8 66 Jeff Green Chevy 116.510 16.469 116.922 39 -0.412 31
    41 3 3 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 116.298 16.499 117.523 28 -1.225 39-DNQ
    42 2 2 78 Sterling Marlin Chevy 116.228 16.509 117.855 23 -1.627 43-DNQ
    43 31 28 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 116.220 16.510 118.657 11 -2.437 21
    44 22 20 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 116.045 16.535 117.480 31 -1.435 38-DNQ
    45 11 10 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 116.017 16.539 117.638 25 -1.621 30
    46 14 13 96 Tony Raines Chevy 115.982 16.544 117.343 35 -1.361 24
    47 18 15 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 115.975 16.545 117.150 36 -1.175 47-DNQ
    48 26 25 34 Stanton Barrett Dodge 115.001 16.685 115.181 47 -0.180 51-DNQ


    a GREEN 'IN' in a green box indicates that team/driver have made the race, NOT in the top 35

    a RED 'DNQ' in a pink box indicated that team/driver will miss the race, NOT in the top 35

    Last driver to make an attempt in BLUE

    a light blue box in the owners ponts pos means that team is NOT in the top 35 and must make the race by speed, the owners pts position is 2007 points position, a driver with an orange colored box is elgible for a past champ provisional


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 119.633 1 8
    2 78 Sterling Marlin Chevy 117.855 23 43
    3 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 117.523 28 39
    4 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 119.062 4 10
    5 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 116.758 41 27
    6 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 117.624 26 4
    7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 118.620 13 1
    8 66 Jeff Green Chevy 116.922 39 31
    9 01 Aric Almirola Chevy 114.692 48 13
    10 49 John Andretti Dodge 116.361 44 45
    11 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 117.638 25 30
    12 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 118.153 17 32
    13 25 Casey Mears Chevy 116.659 42 17
    14 96 Tony Raines Chevy 117.343 35 24
    15 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 117.884 22 19
    16 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 118.029 19 3
    17 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 118.966 7 35
    18 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 117.150 36 47
    19 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 117.928 21 46
    20 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 117.610 27 23
    21 45 Kenny Wallace Dodge 117.408 33 34
    22 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 117.480 31 38
    23 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 117.014 38 33
    24 16 Greg Biffle Ford 117.494 30 16
    25 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 117.358 34 12
    26 34 Stanton Barrett Dodge 115.181 47 51
    27 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 118.929 8 7
    28 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 119.165 2 2
    29 21 Bill Elliott Ford 115.954 46 36
    30 7 Robby Gordon Ford 117.466 32 25
    31 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 118.657 11 21
    32 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 119.158 3 6
    33 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 118.211 16 9
    34 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 116.213 45 42
    35 99 Carl Edwards Ford 118.613 14 5
    36 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 119.025 5 37
    37 4 Ward Burton Chevy 118.044 18 41
    38 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 116.829 40 44
    39 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 117.502 29 14
    40 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 118.914 9 28
    41 6 David Ragan # Ford 118.642 12 22
    42 40 David Stremme Dodge 118.444 15 26
    43 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 117.978 20 18
    44 38 David Gilliland Ford 116.411 43 29
    45 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 117.071 37 40
    46 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 117.812 24 11
    47 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 119.010 6 20
    48 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 118.885 10 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

    • 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 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 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 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 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?

      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 [provisional not used/charged]
      #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)

    • Past Champions Limited To 6 Provisional Berths in Cup: NASCAR announced an update to the past champion’s provisional rule in the Nextel Cup Series for 2007. Beginning this season, a past champion’s provisional may be used by an eligible driver a maximum of six times over the course of the season. In addition, a team with a past champion eligible driver may only use this provisional a maximum of six times during a season. Previously, there was no limit on usage of the past champion’s provisional over the course of the 36-race season. The provisional gives the eligible driver the 43rd and final starting position in the race field. "As NASCAR seeks to place more emphasis on competition, we have decided the time is right to limit the number of provisionals allowed,” said NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton. “We believe this revision brings the provisional policy in line with the continued growth of the sport.”(NASCAR PR)
      This is only for a team/driver OUTSIDE the top-35 in owners points, drivers whose team is in the top-35 in owners points, would already be guaranteed in the field and not need the Past Champions Provisional.(1-31-2007)
      See my 2007 Past Champions Provisional Page for more.(2-8-2007)


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