JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the USG Sheetrock 400 at
Chicagoland Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 4:10pm/et
    on Friday, July 13, 2007

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jimmie Johnson, 188.147mph, 7/8/2005

  • 2006 Pole Sitter: #31-Jeff Burton, 181.647mph, finished 2nd


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Mears wins pole at Chicagoland: #25-Casey Mears won the Budweiser Pole for the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway with a speed of 182.556mph. It was the third pole of his career and the first since Indianapolis in August 2004. #1-Truex, Jr qualified second with the rest of the top 10 being: #12-Newman, #01-Martin, #8-Earnhardt, Jr., #5-Busch, #07-Bowyer, #48-Johnson, #45-Andretti, and #17-Kenseth. See the qualifying results below.(7-13-2007)

  • Six do not qualify [DNQ] for the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway: #10-Riggs, #83-Vickers, #44-Jarrett, #84-Allmendinger, #37-Lepage, and #78-KWallace.(7-13-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled for Friday, July 13, 2007 at 4:10pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 4:00pm/et
    Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #10-Riggs, 1st out to qualify, 179.134mph, DNQ
    #29-Harvick, 2nd out, 181.147mph, starts 14th
    #11-Hamlin, 6th out, 181.226mph, starts 13th
    #1-Truex, Jr, 10th out, 182.476mph, starts 2nd
    #25-Mears, 36th out, 182.556mph, starts 1st
    (7-13-2007)

  • 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
    #22-Dave Blaney, 181.038mph
    #15-Paul Menard, 180.959mph
    #21-Bill Elliott [PC], 180.808mph
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 180.632mph
    #00-David Reutimann, 180.602mph
    #49-Chad Chaffin, 180.210mph
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 180.174mph
    #4-Ward Burton, 179.581mph
    will miss the race:
    #10-Scott Riggs, 179.134mph
    #83-Brian Vickers, 178.980mph
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 178.767mph
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 178.642mph
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 178.353mph
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 178.200mph
    (7-13-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 180.602mph, starts 21st
    #6-David Ragan, 179.850mph, starts 32nd
    #15-Paul Menard, 180.959mph, starts 16th
    #42-Juan Montoya, 179.910mph, starts 30th
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 178.642mph, DNQh
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(7-13-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #40-Stremme scraped the wall on his qualifying lap. No damage to speak of.
    #84-Allmendinger also did the same. (7-13-2007)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #25-Mears, 182.556, starts 1st
    Dodge: #12-Newman, 182.463, starts 3rd
    Ford: #17-Kenseth, 181.409, starts 10th
    Toyota: #22-Blaney, 181.038, starts 15th
    (7-13-2007)

  • 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).

  • Qualifying Rules Page


    Starting Line Up by Row
    Chicagoland Speedway
    USG Sheetrock 400
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, July 13, 2007 @ 04:37 PM Eastern


    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 29.580 182.556
    2 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 29.593 182.476
    3 12 Ryan Newman Mobil 1/alltel Dodge 29.595 182.463
    4 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 29.622 182.297
    5 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 29.626 182.272
    6 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 29.689 181.886
    7 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 29.727 181.653
    8 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 29.739 181.580
    9 45 John Andretti National Tire & Battery Dodge 29.764 181.427
    10 17 Matt Kenseth USG Sheetrock/DeWalt Ford 29.767 181.409
    11 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont/Nicorette Chevy 29.780 181.330
    12 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 29.791 181.263
    13 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Chevy 29.797 181.226
    14 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 29.810 181.147
    15 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 29.828 181.038
    16 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Turtle Wax Ice Chevy 29.841 180.959
    17 21 Bill Elliott Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford 29.866 180.808
    18 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation Chevy 29.885 180.693
    19 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 29.894 180.638
    20 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 29.895 180.632
    21 00 David Reutimann # Burger King Toyota 29.900 180.602
    22 41 Reed Sorenson Target/Maxwell House Dodge 29.911 180.536
    23 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 29.923 180.463
    24 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 29.947 180.319
    25 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 29.948 180.313
    26 49 Chad Chaffin Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 29.965 180.210
    27 13 Joe Nemechek CertainTeed Chevy 29.967 180.198
    28 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 29.971 180.174
    29 66 Jeff Green Comcast/Best Buy Chevy 29.975 180.150
    30 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Wrigley's Big Red Dodge 30.015 179.910
    31 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 30.021 179.874
    32 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance Ford 30.025 179.850
    33 16 Greg Biffle Aflac Ford 30.037 179.778
    34 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 30.055 179.671
    35 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 30.058 179.653
    36 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 30.073 179.563
    37 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevy 30.093 179.444
    38 40 David Stremme TUMS/Coors Light Dodge 30.108 179.354
    39-OP 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Ford 30.210 178.749
    40-OP 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 30.213 178.731
    41-OP 88 Ricky Rudd Pedigree/Snickers Ford 30.235 178.601
    42-OP 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 30.306 178.183
    43 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters Chevy 30.070 179.581
    DNQ 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 30.145 179.134
    DNQ 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 30.171 178.980
    DNQ 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 30.207 178.767
    DNQ 84 AJ Allmendinger Red Bull Toyota 30.228 178.642
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 30.277 178.353
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 30.303 178.200





    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 25 Casey Mears Chevy 182.556 29.580 181.500 5 1.056 19
    2 10 10 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 182.476 29.593 181.500 4 0.976 11
    3 41 41 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 182.463 29.595 181.959 2 0.504 15
    4 29 29 01 Mark Martin Chevy 182.297 29.622 180.632 13 1.665 9
    5 21 21 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 182.272 29.626 180.777 10 1.495 13
    6 26 26 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 181.886 29.689 181.531 3 0.355 8
    7 25 25 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 181.653 29.727 181.044 7 0.609 12
    8 38 38 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 181.580 29.739 182.593 1 -1.013 4
    9 17 17 45 John Andretti Dodge 181.427 29.764 180.156 23 1.271 34
    10 44 44 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 181.409 29.767 179.623 30 1.786 3
    11 20 20 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 181.330 29.780 180.723 11 0.607 1
    12 23 23 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 181.263 29.791 180.150 24 1.113 20
    13 6 6 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 181.226 29.797 180.252 21 0.974 2
    14 2 2 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 181.147 29.810 181.263 6 -0.116 10
    15 14 14 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 181.038 29.828 180.820 9 0.218 36-IN
    16 49   15 Paul Menard Chevy 180.959 29.841 180.554 15 0.405 39-IN
    17 33 32 21 Bill Elliott Ford 180.808 29.866 180.258 20 0.55 37-IN
    18 16 16 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 180.693 29.885 180.325 19 0.368 35
    19 11 11 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 180.638 29.894 180.439 17 0.199 7
    20 4 4 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 180.632 29.895 179.462 31 1.17 45-IN
    21 8 8 00 David Reutimann Toyota 180.602 29.900 179.337 35 1.265 41-IN
    22 40 40 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 180.536 29.911 179.247 36 1.289 30
    23 15 15 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 180.463 29.923 180.929 8 -0.466 5
    24 9 9 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 180.319 29.947 179.862 29 0.457 26
    25 7 7 99 Carl Edwards Ford 180.313 29.948 180.066 25 0.247 6
    26 19 19 49 Chad Chaffin Dodge 180.210 29.965 179.105 39 1.105 47-IN
    27 46 46 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 180.198 29.967 180.518 16 -0.32 33
    28 37 37 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 180.174 29.971 179.170 38 1.004 48-IN
    29 32 31 66 Jeff Green Chevy 180.150 29.975 180.723 12 -0.573 31
    30 13 13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 179.910 30.015 180.325 18 -0.415 21
    31 18 18 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 179.874 30.021 179.898 28 -0.024 22
    32 22 22 6 David Ragan Ford 179.850 30.025 179.408 33 0.442 23
    33 34 34 16 Greg Biffle Ford 179.778 30.037 179.342 34 0.436 17
    34 27 27 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 179.671 30.055 178.926 40 0.745 14
    35 28 28 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 179.653 30.058 175.564 49 4.017 16
    36 48 48 4 Ward Burton Chevy 179.581 30.070 178.861 41 0.72 44-IN
    37 30 30 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 179.563 30.073 179.946 27 -0.383 18
    38 45 45 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 179.444 30.093 177.895 46 1.549 29
    39 35 35 40 David Stremme Dodge 179.354 30.108 180.584 14 -1.23 25
    40 1 1 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 179.134 30.145 179.426 32 -0.292 38-DNQ
    41 42 42 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 178.980 30.171 178.077 44 0.903 40-DNQ
    42 12 12 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 178.767 30.207 178.548 42 0.219 42-DNQ
    43 31 33 7 Robby Gordon Ford 178.749 30.210 179.241 37 -0.492 24
    44 47 47 96 Tony Raines Chevy 178.731 30.213 175.678 48 3.053 27
    45 43 43 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 178.642 30.228 180.228 22 -1.586 46-DNQ
    46 3 3 88 Ricky Rudd Food 178.601 30.235 178.489 43 0.112 32
    47 39 39 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 178.353 30.277 178.001 45 0.352 49-DNQ
    48 24 24 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 178.200 30.303 177.293 47 0.907 43-DNQ
    49 5 5 38 David Gilliland Ford 178.183 30.306 179.946 26 -1.763 28




    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 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 179.426 30.096 38
    2 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 181.263 29.791 10
    3 88 Ricky Rudd Food 178.489 30.254 32
    4 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 179.462 30.090 45
    5 38 David Gilliland Ford 179.946 30.009 28
    6 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 180.252 29.958 2
    7 99 Carl Edwards Ford 180.066 29.989 6
    8 00 David Reutimann Toyota 179.337 30.111 41
    9 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 179.862 30.023 26
    10 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 181.500 29.752 11
    11 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 180.439 29.927 7
    12 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 178.548 30.244 42
    13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 180.325 29.946 21
    14 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 180.820 29.864 36
    15 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 180.929 29.846 5
    16 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 180.325 29.946 35
    17 45 John Andretti Dodge 180.156 29.974 34
    18 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 179.898 30.017 22
    19 49 Chad Chaffin Dodge 179.105 30.150 47
    20 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 180.723 29.880 1
    21 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 180.777 29.871 13
    22 6 David Ragan Ford 179.408 30.099 23
    23 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 180.150 29.975 20
    24 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 177.293 30.458 43
    25 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 181.044 29.827 12
    26 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 181.531 29.747 8
    27 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 178.926 30.180 14
    28 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 175.564 30.758 16
    29 01 Mark Martin Chevy 180.632 29.895 9
    30 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 179.946 30.009 18
    31 7 Robby Gordon Ford 179.241 30.127 24
    32 66 Jeff Green Chevy 180.723 29.880 31
    33 21 Bill Elliott Ford 180.258 29.957 37
    34 16 Greg Biffle Ford 179.342 30.110 17
    35 40 David Stremme Dodge 180.584 29.903 25
    36 25 Casey Mears Chevy 181.500 29.752 19
    37 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 179.170 30.139 48
    38 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 182.593 29.574 4
    39 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 178.001 30.337 49
    40 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 179.247 30.126 30
    41 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 181.959 29.677 15
    42 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 178.077 30.324 40
    43 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 180.228 29.962 46
    44 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 179.623 30.063 3
    45 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 177.895 30.355 29
    46 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 180.518 29.914 33
    47 96 Tony Raines Chevy 175.678 30.738 27
    48 4 Ward Burton Chevy 178.861 30.191 44
    49 15 Paul Menard Chevy 180.554 29.908 39


    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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