JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Daytona 500
at Daytona International Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 2:10pm/et
    on Sunday, February 11, 2007

  • Event/Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, 210.364mph, February 1987

  • Event Qualifying Record with Restrictor Plate: Ken Schrader, 196.996, February 1989

  • 2006 Pole Sitter: #31-Jeff Burton, 189.151, finished 32nd

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #88-Rudd 186.761mph goes out 49th out of 61 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Post Inspection Problem with #24? UPDATE #24 fails inspection: SPEED's Victory Lane show is reporting NASCAR is looking hard at the #24-Jeff Gordon car that won the 2nd Gatorade Duel 150 race, supposedly something with the templates.
    MORE: SPEED updated their report, it seems the #24 may be too low, could be something with a shock mount, NASCAR's John Darby has been under the rear of the car a few times, still no announcement about it.
    UPDATE: News came late in the day that Jeff Gordon's #24 Chevy failed a post-race inspection. The quarter panels were too low. Instead of starting the Daytona 500 on the second row, Gordon will start 42nd. That's his punishment. His victory will stand. NASCAR officials said the problem probably was unintentional. It was the fourth qualifying race win of Gordon's career and his second in a row.(ESPN.com)
    AND: #24-Jeff Gordon will start 42nd in Sunday's Daytona 500 after failing post-race inspection following the second of Thursday's two 150-mile qualifying races. Because the infraction -- the rear panel was almost an inch low -- was not considered intentional to create a competitive advantage Gordon will be allowed to keep his victory in the race. Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president for competition, said no further penalties would be levied against Gordon's team. It was the third straight day NASCAR's governing body passed out penalties at Daytona International Speedway. Gordon was unaware of the issue until informed during his post-race interview. "That would really suck," he said. Pemberton said the shock fastener and spacers used to hold the rear shocks that are installed during pre-race preparation for restrictor plate races were misaligned. He said it likely was a mistake made by the mechanic. "We felt it was unintentional," Pemberton said. "Actually, it was unsafe. We felt it was a part failure and unintentionally done."(ESPN.com)(2-15-2006)

    2007 Gatorade Duel 150's Race Results

  • Gordon wins the second Gatorade Duel 150 with a last lap pass of #2-Kurt Busch. #13-Nemechek and #09-Wallace raced their way into the Daytona 500. #14-Marlin and #00-Reutimann made the race via their qualifying speed.(2-15-2007)

  • Stewart wins the first Gatorade Duel 150, #60-Said and #55-Waltrip race their way into the Daytona 500, #70-Sauter is in via his qualifying speed. #44-Jarrett will need to use the past champions provisional to start 43rd. There are two more spots available for the two drivers not already locked in, they need to race their way in. #00-Reutimann and #14-Marlin is in via speed. If Marlin or Reutimann get in by racing their way in, #36-Mayfield would make the race, if BOTH make the race, then Mayfield and #23-Skinner would make the Daytona 500. This is, of course, unofficial.(2-15-2007)

  • Gilliland wins the pole for the Daytona 500: #38-David Gilliland won the Budweiser Pole for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 186.320mph for his 2nd career pole and first pole at Daytona. Gilliland's teammate, #88-Ricky Rudd will start 2nd, on the outside pole. The rest of the top-five are #40-David Stremme, #42-Juan Montoya and #6-David Ragan, but only the top two drivers are guaranteed their spots after qualifying Sunday. Three drivers not in the top-35 owners points [from 2006] are guaranteed to make the Daytona 500: #60-Boris Said, #14-Sterling Marlin and #70 Johnny Sauter. Plus #44-Dale Jarrett is in the race for sure as he is first on the list to use the past champion provisional. #00-David Reutimann was the fastest Toyota, 15th fastest. See the qualifying results below.(2-11-2007)

  • Waltrip announcement soon? UPDATE 2 Hyder released?: hearing that NASCAR will make an announcement soon fining the team $100,000, docking Waltrip 100 owner and driver points and suspending the crew chief, David Hyder, indefinitely. Waltrip will be able to run in the Gatorade Duel 150's but will start from the rear of the field.
    UPDATE: the penalties to the #55 team:
    Bobby Kennedy [MWR VP of Competition] and David Hyder [crew chief] ejected from track [Daytona] and suspended indefinitely
    David Hyer fined $100,000
    Michael Waltrip docked 100 driver points
    Owner Buffy Waltrip docked 100 owenrs points
    Michael Waltrip's qualifying time disallowed from Sunday's Daytona 500 qualfiying.
    The substance was NOT jet fuel. Waltrip will be allowed to run the Gatorade Duel's in a back up car.(SPEED coverage of the NASCAR press conference). Scott Eggleston will be the interim crew chief for Waltrip. Eggleston won the Daytona 500 with Waltrip in 2001.(2-14-2007)
    NASCAR Release: NASCAR announced Wednesday that it has confiscated the primary car of the #55 Toyota team that competes in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series with driver Michael Waltrip, as a result of rule violations found during pre- and post-qualifying inspection for the Daytona 500. Crew chief Larry (David) Hyder and the team’s vice president of competition Bobby Kennedy have been ejected from this week’s events at Daytona International Speedway and suspended indefinitely. Hyder also has been fined $100,000.
    NASCAR also penalized Waltrip with the loss of 100 driver championship points. His qualifying time from pole day on Feb. 11 was disallowed. Team owner Elizabeth (Buffy) Waltrip has been penalized 100 car owner championship points.
    The actions taken by NASCAR resulted from violations of 12- 4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing), 12-4-Q (car, car parts components and/or equipment not conforming to NASCAR rules) and 20-15.2C (gasoline must not be blended with alcohols, ethers or other oxygenates).
    The confiscated car and the parts related to the violations will be transported to the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C. for further inspection. NASCAR said the investigation of the confiscated car is ongoing.(NASCAR PR)(2-14-2007)
    UPDATE 2: A NASCAR source confirmed Hyder will be released.(ESPN.com)(2-14-2007)

  • Kenseth, Kahne times disallowed UPDATE penalties could be announced today: #9-Kasey Kahne and #17-Matt Kenseth qualifying times/speeds been disallowed, both will start at the end of the 2nd Gatorade Duel race. The #17 and #9 cars were found to have illegal aerodynamic devices/enhancements. NASCAR's Jim Hunter said both infraction is considered as serious as the one that caused #48-Johnson's crew chief to be suspended after Daytona 500 qualifying last year. While the crew chiefs have not been suspended, NASCAR has not rules out anything, penalties are forthcoming. Both Kahne and Kahne will be allowed to start their respective Duel 150's from the rear.(PRN's Garage Pass Radio Show), #17-Kenseth had qualified 11th, #9-Kahne 28th. See the revised qualifying results below.(2-11-2007)
    UPDATE: The qualifying times for both drivers were disallowed because inspections found unapproved changes to the body of both cars. Kenseth was 11th and Kahne was 28th in the qualifying speeds. Hunter said penalties will follow for both teams, probably in an announcement on Monday. "We found unapproved devices that enhanced the aerodynamics of those cars," Hunter said. "There were holes where it was supposed to be sealed. One of the cars had holes in the wheel well." Both cars will be allowed to start at the back of the second Gatorade Duel qualifying race on Thursday. Both teams are guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500 because they were among the top 35 teams in points last year.(ESPN.com)
    UPDATE 2: NASCAR is meeting today over the #17 and #9 times being disallowed, penalties could be announced today.(2-12-2007)

  • #55 manifold confiscated; car impounded UPDATE 3 Sterno?: during pre-qualifying inspection, the intake manifold of the #55 NAPA Toyota of Michael Waltrip was confiscated by NASCAR, it didn't meet specifications and the team had to install another one.(SPEED's NASCAR Live), been told there was a substance on the inside of the manifold and it was taken away in a black bag, will be taken to NASCAR R&D center in Concord, NC to be examined, Waltrip's team was allowed to change engines, go thru tech inspection and make a qualifying attempt, Waltrip qualified 25th.(2-11-2007)
    UPDATE: the #55 Toyota was impounded by NASCAR and Hunter said the car would be inspected 'with a fine tooth comb'.(PRN's Garage Pass Radio Show)(2-11-2007)
    UPDATE 2: NASCAR impounded the #55 NAPA Toyota of driver/owner Michael Waltrip after qualifying. NASCAR officials confiscated the intake manifold off Waltrip's Camry during a prequalifying inspection. NASCAR officials don't know if Waltrip's car is illegal. Waltrip's fate is up in the air. Hunter said NASCAR officials decided to impound the car before qualifying, but allowed Waltrip to make a qualifying run after placing a new manifold on the car. Now NASCAR officials will inspect the entire car to determine if any violations exist. "Our inspectors will go over that car a with a fine-tooth comb," Hunter said. "I don't know how long we will keep it. As of right now, we do not know that the manifold is illegal, but we want to know." Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's director of competition, said officials sent the manifold to the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C., for testing Monday. "Our inspector caught a substance inside that we didn't really know what it was," Pemberton said about the manifold. Pemberton wouldn't give specifics about the problem, but Waltrip said inspectors found oil inside the manifold. "And it's not supposed to be there," Waltrip said. "So they took it to see why the oil was there. I don't really understand what is going on, and people here a lot smarter than me don't understand it either, but we'll figure it out. I'm sure it'll be fine." Hunter wasn't buying Waltrip's explanation. "Our inspection team was not comfortable that it was oil," Hunter said. Pemberton said the situation with the #55 problem was not specific to any individual manufacturer. (ESPN.com)(2-12-2007)
    UPDATE 3: Waltrip's Toyota was impounded, with Hunter raising the possibility Waltrip will not be allowed to run that particular car in the 150s or the 500. "We'll go over that car with a fine-tooth comb ... and I don't know how long we'll keep it," Hunter said. Sterno? That's the horsepower trick that rivals suspect tripped up Waltrip when he was busted by NASCAR in the pre-qualifying inspection line for having some unknown "substance" in his intake manifold. NASCAR's Robin Pemberton, the vice president for competition, said that the manifold was being sent back the Concord R&D center for analysis. Presumably the substance could have been some type of oxidant, to provide a bit of horsepower for a short period of time. For years, stock-car teams have at times used such illegal chemical additives at Daytona and Talladega, where NASCAR severely restricts air to the engine, to limit speeds. Ty Norris, the general manager of Waltrip's team, insisted that it was not Sterno: "No, no, no, no. They found some oil in the manifold and said it shouldn't be there," Norris said. "They thought something was amiss. So we changed manifolds, and had the same issue. We showed NASCAR we thought it was blow-by engine oil.(Winston Salem Journal)(2-12-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 2:10pm/et.
    TV: FOX - 2:00pm/et
    Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Internet: NASCAR.com [Pit Command/Trackside - paid]
    Jayski.com: Jayski's FREE Semi-Live Qualifying Page.
    Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #83-Vickers, 1st out to qualify, 182.508mph, starts - determined after the Duel 150's
    #11-Hamlin, 4th out, 184.449, starts - determined after the Duel 150's
    #5-Busch, 5th out, 184.509, starts - determined after the Duel 150's
    #6-Ragan, 8th out, 185.300, starts - determined after the Duel 150's
    #38-Gilliland, 26th out, 186.320, starts ?
    (2-11-2007)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying at Daytona?
    Top four are in the race, [61 entered for 43 spots]:
    have qualified for the race via speed:
    #60-Boris Said, 185.212
    #14-Sterling Marlin, 184.945
    #70-Johnny Sauter, 184.850
    has at made the race, at least thru the Past Champ Provisional:
    #44-Dale Jarrett [CH1], 182.061
    these drivers could make the race via speed if the above drivers made the race via the Duels:
    #00-David Reutimann, 184.419
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 184.351
    #23-Mike Skinner, 184.324
    #39-Regan Smith, 183.865
    this driver could make the race via a Champ Prov if Jarrett races his way in:
    #37-Bill Elliott [CH2], 182.708
    these drivers would need to make the race via the Duels:
    #4-Ward Burton, 183.464
    #15-Paul Menard, 183.426
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 182.856
    #34-Kevin Lepage, 182.711
    #37-Bill Elliott [CH2], 182.708
    #83-Brian Vickers, 182.508
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 182.500
    #13-Joe Nemechek, 182.474
    #71-Frank Kimmel, 181.693
    #49-Mike Bliss, 181.539
    #04-Eric McClure, 181.269
    #30-Stanton Barrett, 181.163
    #27-Kirk Shelmerdine, 181.127
    #72-Brandon Whitt,180.473
    #74-Derrike Cope, 180.353
    #58-Jame Hylton, 179.637
    #09-Mike Wallace, 171.305
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 183.899 - disallowed
    (2-11/14-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    where they start will be determined how they finish in the Duel 150's
    #00-David Reutimann(X), 184.419, starts ?
    #6-David Ragan, 185.300, starts ?
    #15-Paul Menard, 183.426(X), starts ?
    #42-Juan Montoya, 185.338, starts ?
    #72-Brandon Whitt, 180.473(X), starts ?
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 182.856(X), starts ?
    X = needs to race their way in to the Daytona 500
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(2-11-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #41-Sorenson went out and only ran one lap, no word if there was a problem.
    #09-Wallace went out 9th to qualify, but brought the car in before the green flag and the crew went under the hood, Wallace went out 6 drivers later and was slow.(2-11-2007)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • How did the eight Toyota's do in qualifying at Daytona:
    #00-Reutumann, 184.919, 15th fastest
    #22-Blaney, 183.035, 39th
    #23-Skinner, 184.324, 18th
    #36-Mayfield, 184.351, 16th
    #44-Jarrett, 182.061 [make at least via champ prov], 50th
    #55-Waltrip, 183.899, 25th
    #83-Vickers, 182.508, 45th
    #84-Allmendinger, 182.856, 40th
    all but Jarrett and Blaney must race their way in the Daytona 500 in the Duel 150's

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Gordon, 185.079 [7th fastest], starts - determined after the Duel 150's
    Dodge: #40-Stremme, 185.487 3rd fastest], starts - determined after the Duel 150's
    Ford: #38-Gilliland, 186.320, starts 1st
    Toyota: #00-Reutimann, 184.419 [15th fastest],starts - determined after the Duel 150's
    (2-11-2007)


    REVISED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    STARTING LINEUP

    Start
    Pos
    Qual
    Rank
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    How In
    1 1 38 David Gilliland Ford 186.320 Won Pole
    2 2 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 185.609 Outside Pole
    3 19 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 184.260 Duel 1 Finish
    4 37 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 183.068 Duel 2 Finish
    5 23 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 184.008 Duel 1 Finish
    6 3 40 David Stremme Dodge 185.487 Duel 2 Finish
    7 52 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 181.976 Duel 1 Finish
    8 13 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 184.509 Duel 2 Finish
    9 14 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 184.449 Duel 1 Finish
    10 11 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DISQ Duel 2 Finish
    11 41 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 182.771 Duel 1 Finish
    12 17 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 184.336 Duel 2 Finish
    13 22 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 184.139 Duel 1 Finish
    14 51 99 Carl Edwards Ford 182.020 Duel 2 Finish
    15 25 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota DISQ Duel 1 Finish
    16 29 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 183.602 Duel 2 Finish
    17 12 25 Casey Mears Chevy 184.634 Duel 1 Finish
    18 47 13 * Joe Nemechek Chevy 182.474 Duel 2 Finish
    19 48 21 Ken Schrader Ford 182.452 Duel 1 Finish
    20 36 96 Tony Raines Chevy 183.094 Duel 2 Finish
    21 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.727 Duel 1 Finish
    22 61 09 * Mike Wallace Chevy 171.305 Duel 2 Finish
    23 6 60 * Boris Said Ford 185.212 Duel 1 Finish
    24 21 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 184.211 Duel 2 Finish
    25 30 16 Greg Biffle Ford 183.535 Duel 1 Finish
    26 35 01 Mark Martin Chevy 183.266 Duel 2 Finish
    27 24 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 184.000 Duel 1 Finish
    28 28 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge DISQ Duel 2 Finish
    29 34 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 183.329 Duel 1 Finish
    30 20 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 184.256 Duel 2 Finish
    31 27 66 Jeff Green Chevy 183.662 Duel 1 Finish
    32 49 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 182.437 Duel 2 Finish
    33 44 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 182.559 Duel 1 Finish
    34 31 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 183.494 Duel 2 Finish
    35 5 6 David Ragan # Ford 185.300 Duel 1 Finish
    36 4 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 185.338 Duel 2 Finish
    37 39 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 183.035 Duel 1 Finish
    38 8 14 * Sterling Marlin Chevy 184.945 Speed
    39 38 7 Robby Gordon Ford 183.050 Duel 1 Finish
    40 15 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 184.419 Speed
    41 9 70 * Johnny Sauter Chevy 184.850 Speed
    42 7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.079 Duel 2 Finish
    DISQ
    43 50 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 182.061 Champ Prv
    DNQ 16 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 184.351  
    DNQ 18 23 * Mike Skinner Toyota 184.324  
    DNQ 26 39 * Regan Smith Chevy 183.865  
    DNQ 32 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 183.464  
    DNQ 33 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 183.426  
    DNQ 40 84 * A.J. Allmendinger # Toyota 182.856  
    DNQ 42 34 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 182.711  
    DNQ 43 37 * Bill Elliott Dodge 182.708  
    DNQ 45 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 182.508  
    DNQ 46 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy 182.500  
    DNQ 53 71 * Frank Kimmel Ford 181.693  
    DNQ 54 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge 181.539  
    DNQ 55 04 * Eric McClure Chevy 181.269  
    DNQ 56 30 * Stanton Barrett Chevy 181.163  
    DNQ 57 27 * Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 181.127  
    DNQ 58 74 * Derrike Cope Dodge 180.473  
    DNQ 59 72 * Brandon Whitt # Chevy 180.473  
    DNQ 60 58 *James Hylton Chevy 179.637  



    REVISED

    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 61 of 61 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 26 26 38 David Gilliland Ford 186.320 48.304 186.000 3 0.320 25
    2 49 49 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 185.609 48.489 186.761 1 -1.152 22
    3 34 34 40 David Stremme Dodge 185.487 48.521 185.468 7 0.019 32
    4 30 30 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 185.338 48.560 185.533 6 -0.195 14
    5 8 8 6 David Ragan # Ford 185.300 48.870 184.923 15 0.377 9
    6 47 47 60 * Boris Said Ford 185.212 48.593 184.445 28 0.767 52-IN
    7 16 16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.079 48.628 185.563 5 -0.484 6
    8 15 14 14 * Sterling Marlin Chevy 184.945 48.663 186.093 2 -1.148 36-IN
    9 36 36 70 * Johnny Sauter Chevy 184.850 48.688 184.759 20 0.091 71-IN
    10 20 20 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.727 48.821 184.831 17 -0.104 1
    11 29 29 25 Casey Mears Chevy 184.634 48.745 184.562 26 0.072 15
    12 5 5 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 184.509 48.778 185.345 8 -0.836 10
    13 4 4 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 184.449 48.794 184.650 24 -0.201 3
    14 59 59 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 184.419 48.802 185.139 12 -0.720 37-x
    15 42 42 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 184.351 48.820 185.858 4 -1.507 X
    16 17 17 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 184.336 48.824 185.151 11 -0.815 30
    17 33 33 23 * Mike Skinner Toyota 184.324 48.827 185.040 13 -0.716 62-x
    18 19 19 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 184.260 48.844 185.261 9 -1.001 11
    19 58 58 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 184.256 48.845 185.212 10 -0.956 34
    20 6 6 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 184.211 48.857 184.797 19 -0.586 24
    21 22 22 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 184.139 48.876 184.064 34 0.075 19
    22 46 46 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 184.008 48.911 184.995 14 -0.987 5
    23 14 13 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 184.000 48.913 184.456 27 -0.456 21
    24 44 44 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 183.899
    disallowed
    48.940 184.828 18 -0.929 38-x
    25 10 9 39 * Regan Smith Chevy 183.865 48.949 184.657 23 -0.792 X
    26 11 10 66 Jeff Green Chevy 183.662 49.003 184.347 30 -0.685 29
    27 53 53 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 183.602 49.019 183.685 41 -0.083 18
    28 32 32 16 Greg Biffle Ford 183.535 49.037 184.684 22 -1.149 13
    29 43 43 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 183.494 49.048 183.569 42 -0.075 4
    30 24 24 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 183.464 49.056 183.314 46 0.150 39-x
    31 52 52 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 183.426 49.066 183.861 37 -0.435 44-x
    32 21 21 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 183.329 49.092 183.767 39 -0.438 35
    33 50 50 01 Mark Martin Chevy 183.266 49.109 184.377 29 -1.111 28
    34 61 61 96 Tony Raines Chevy 183.094 49.155 184.900 16 -1.806 26
    35 56 56 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 183.068 49.162 184.332 31 -1.264 16
    36 55 55 7 Robby Gordon Ford 183.050 49.167 182.912 51 0.138 31
    37 23 23 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 183.035 49.171 183.985 35 -0.950 27
    38 39 39 84 * A.J. Allmendinger # Toyota 182.856 49.219 182.960 49 -0.104 78-x
    39 13 12 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 182.771 49.272 183.415 44 -0.644 17
    40 57 57 34 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 182.711 49.258 182.801 52 -0.090 43-x
    41 37 27 37 * Bill Elliott Dodge 182.708 49.259 183.869 36 -1.161 42-CH2-x
    42 28 28 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 182.559 49.299 184.630 25 -2.071 23
    43 1 1 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 182.508 49.313 182.997 48 -0.489 69-x
    44 3 3 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy 182.500 49.315 183.820 38 -1.320 41-x
    45 2 2 13 * Joe Nemechek Chevy 182.474 49.322 184.083 33 -1.609 X
    46 41 41 21 Ken Schrader Ford 182.452 49.328 183.689 40 -1.237 33
    47 7 7 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 182.437 49.332 183.509 43 -1.072 20
    48 48 48 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 182.061 49.434 182.330 54 -0.269 CH1-IN
    49 60 60 99 Carl Edwards Ford 182.020 49.445 182.930 50 -0.910 12
    50 54 54 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 181.976 49.457 0.000 60 x 7
    51 25 25 71 * Frank Kimmel Ford 181.693 49.534 183.113 47 -1.420 X
    52 45 45 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge 181.539 49.576 181.715 55 -0.176 40-x
    53 40 40 04 * Eric McClure Chevy 181.269 49.650 181.065 59 0.204 64-x
    54 35 35 30 * Stanton Barrett Chevy 181.163 49.679 181.269 57 -0.106 67-x
    55 31 31 27 * Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 181.127 49.689 182.648 53 -1.521 51-x
    56 27 27 74 * Derrike Cope Dodge 180.473 49.869 181.309 56 -0.836 45-x
    57 18 18 72 * Brandon Whitt # Chevy 180.473 49.869 181.174 58 -0.701 56-x
    58 51 51 58 *James Hylton Chevy 179.637 50.101 179.347 60 0.290 X
    59 9 15 09 * Mike Wallace Chevy 171.305 52.538 183.337 45 -12.032 50-x
    DISQ 12 11 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 0.000 0.000 184.752 21 x 2
    DISQ 38 38 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 0.000 0.000 184.204 32 x 8


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

    a RED 'DNQ' means that team/driver have to make the Daytona 500 via the Gatorade Duel 150's races on Thursday, Feb 15th, NOT in the top 35

    Last driver to make an attempt in BLUE


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 182.997 48 69-x
    2 13 * Joe Nemechek Chevy 184.083 33 X
    3 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy 183.820 38 41-x
    4 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 184.650 24 3
    5 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 185.345 8 10
    6 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 184.797 19 24
    7 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 183.509 43 20
    8 6 David Ragan # Ford 184.923 15 9
    9 09 * Mike Wallace Chevy 183.337 45 50-x
    10 39 * Regan Smith Chevy 184.657 23 X
    11 66 Jeff Green Chevy 184.347 30 29
    12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 184.752 21 2
    13 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 183.415 44 17
    14 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 184.456 27 21
    15 14 * Sterling Marlin Chevy 186.093 2 36-x
    16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.563 5 6
    17 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 185.151 11 30
    18 72 * Brandon Whitt # Chevy 181.174 58 56-x
    19 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 185.261 9 11
    20 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.831 17 1
    21 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 183.767 39 35
    22 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 184.064 34 19
    23 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 183.985 35 27
    24 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 183.314 46 39-x
    25 71 * Frank Kimmel Ford 183.113 47 X
    26 38 David Gilliland Ford 186.000 3 25
    27 74 * Derrike Cope Dodge 181.309 56 45-x
    28 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 184.630 25 23
    29 25 Casey Mears Chevy 184.562 26 15
    30 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 185.533 6 14
    31 27 * Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 182.648 53 51-x
    32 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.684 22 13
    33 23 * Mike Skinner Toyota 185.040 13 62-x
    34 40 David Stremme Dodge 185.468 7 32
    35 30 * Stanton Barrett Chevy 181.269 57 67-x
    36 70 * Johnny Sauter Chevy 184.759 20 71-x
    37 37 * Bill Elliott Dodge 183.869 36 42-CH2-x
    38 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 184.204 32 8
    39 84 * A.J. Allmendinger # Toyota 182.960 49 78-x
    40 04 * Eric McClure Chevy 181.065 59 64-x
    41 21 Kenny Schrader Ford 183.689 40 33
    42 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 185.858 4 X
    43 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 183.569 42 4
    44 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 184.828 18 38-x
    45 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge 181.715 55 40-x
    46 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 184.995 14 5
    47 60 * Boris Said Ford 184.445 28 52-x
    48 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 182.330 54 CH1-X
    49 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 186.761 1 22
    50 01 Mark Martin Chevy 184.377 29 28
    51 58 *James Hylton Chevy 179.347 60 X
    52 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 183.861 37 44-x
    53 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 183.685 41 18
    54 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 0.000 60 7
    55 7 Robby Gordon Ford 182.912 51 31
    56 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 184.332 31 16
    57 34 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 182.801 52 43-x
    58 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 185.212 10 34
    59 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 185.139 12 37-x
    60 99 Carl Edwards Ford 182.930 50 12
    61 96 Tony Raines Chevy 184.900 16 26


    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

    • IMPOUND RULES on my Impound Rules page.

    • 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

    • 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)

    • Qualifying Procedure for the Gatorade Duel/Daytona 500:

      Budweiser Pole Day: This “locks in” the first two positions – the front row – for the Daytona 500. It also establishes the starting orders for the Gatorade Duel at Daytona, which are two 150-mile qualifying races for the Daytona 500.

      The fastest car earns the pole for the Daytona 500 AND the pole for the first Gatorade Duel race.

      The second-fastest car earns the outside pole for the Daytona 500 AND the pole for the second Gatorade Duel race.

      The Gatorade Duel at Daytona: These two 150-mile qualifying races set positions 3-39 for the Daytona 500.

      A combined total of 66 cars will be allowed into the two Gatorade Duel races.

      Cars must compete in one of the Gatorade Duel races, in order to race in the Daytona 500.

      Odd-number finishers in the final 2006 car owner point standings (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.) are in the first Gatorade Duel race.

      Even-number finishers in the final 2006 car owner point standings (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.) are in the second Gatorade Duel race.

      Additional qualified cars that weren’t in the final 2006 top 35 are alternated between the two Gatorade Duel fields using an odd-even format.

      Setting the Daytona 500 field:
      Cars that finished in the top 35 in the 2006 car owner point standings automatically make the Daytona 500 field.
      The top two starting positions are determined by Budweiser Pole Day qualifying speeds.
      Positions 3-39 are determined by finishing orders in the Gatorade Duel races.
      The final four spots in the 43-car field will be based on Budweiser Pole Day qualifying speeds of cars that have not already earned a starting position. However, if there is an eligible Nextel Cup Series past champion entered who has not already qualified, that past champion will receive the 43rd and final position. If there is more than one past champion eligible for this berth, it goes to the most recent champion.

      another way to look at it:

      The following cars will be assigned to the first of the two qualifying races:

      The odd-number positions (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.) of the highest-ranked 35 finishers in the final previous NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car owner points standings.

      The pole winner from Bud Pole Qualifying scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 11. Should the pole winner be among the highest-ranked 35 in the the previous season owner points, the pole winner will start in the first race regardless of his odd or even position in those standings. The following cars will be assigned to the second of the two qualifying races:

      The even-number positions (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.) of the highest-ranked 35 finishers in the final previous season NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car owner points standings.

      The second-fastest qualifier from Bud Pole Qualifying. Should this car be among the highest-ranked 35 in the previous season owner points, it will start in the second race regardless of its odd or even position in those standings. Additional cars that were not among the highest-ranked 35 in the final previous season car owner points will be alternated between the first and second 150-mile qualifying events using an odd-even format. The odd-number positions will be assigned to the first qualifier while the even-number positions will be assigned to the second qualifier.

      The odd-even positions are not determined by where the car qualified in the overall field, but their specific qualifying order among those cars not part of the highest-ranked 35 group. For example, a car qualifies eighth overall in Bud Pole qualifying, but ranks third-fastest among those cars not part of the highest-ranked 35. That car would be an odd-number position and start in the first race as a result of its qualifying standing of those cars not in the highest-ranked 35.

      The lineup for each qualifying race will be set based upon the qualifying speeds in the time trials for all cars, including those who are among the highest-ranked 35 in the finalprevious season car owner point standings. The highest-ranked 35 designation does not determine the car’s starting position, only the assignment of its 150-mile qualifying event.

      A maximum of 66 cars will be permitted to compete between the two qualifying races, and all cars must compete in one of these events to be eligible for the Daytona 500.

      Starting positions for the Daytona 500 will be designated for the highest-ranked 35 positions from the final previous season car owner point standings from each qualifier, the two-highest finishing cars in each qualifier not among that highest-ranked 35 group and the two front-row qualifiers.

      The balance of the 43-car field will be filled by the fastest remaining qualifiers who have not earned a starting position, with the exception of the 43rd position which will be assigned to an eligible former or current NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion. Should there not be an eligible champion, the position will be assigned to the next fastest qualifier not in the field.

    • The simple version: how the Daytona 500 lineup is set:
      Pos 1 and 2: Pole sitter and outside pole sitter from Bud Pole qualifying
      [no need to be top 35 in prevoius season car Owners Points]

      Pos 3 thru 39: top 35 in prevoius season car owners points and two highest finishing teams in each Gatorade Duel races race NOT in the top 35 set by their finishing postion in the Gatorade Duel races.

      Pos 40-42: fastest qualifiers not in by above

      Pos 43: past champion provisional, otherwise the spot goes to the next fastest qualifier.

    • The Gatorade Duel races: The Daytona 500 pole-sitter will start on the pole of the first Gatorade Duel at Daytona. The outside pole winner will start on the pole of the second qualifying race.

      Cars that finished in odd positions (first, third, fifth, etc.) in owner's points last season will fill the first qualifying race, and those with even-number finishes will compete in the second race. The lineup for each qualifying race will be set based on the qualifying speeds. Owner's points do not determine the car's starting position, only which of the two Duel races in which it will race.

      Cars that were not among the highest-ranked 35 in the previous season will be alternately entered into the two 150-mile qualifying events based on qualifying speeds. The non-top 35 car with the fastest qualifying time is entered into the first (odd) Duel race, the next-fastest in the second (even) race and so on.

    • What happens if qualifying AND the qualifying races 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]


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