JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Pepsi 400 at
Daytona International Speedway


    QUALIFYING WAS CANCELLED
    due to rain

    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 4:10pm/et
    on Friday, July 6, 2007

  • July 2006 Pole Sitter: #60-Boris Said, 186.143, finished 4th

  • Feb 2007 Pole Sitter: #38-David Gilliland, 186.320, finished 8th

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

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

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #7-Gordon 188.731mph goes out 21st out of 53 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Qualifying Rained out at Daytona: For the first time in 97 races, qualifying was cancelled at Daytona International Speedway for the Pepsi 400. Thirty-Nine drivers had gone out to qualify and #60-Boris Said was on the pole when the rains came. Said will not make the race as the field was set per the rules book [Top-35 in OWNER points, 2006/2007 race winner not in yet, past champions not in yet - NOTE: past chammps provisionals have NOTHING to do with these rules, so #44-Jarrett makes the race, then by 2007 race attempts with the tie broken by owners pts position]
    So #24-Jeff Gordon will start 1st, followed by #11-Hamlin, #17-Kenseth, #48-Johnson, #31-Burton, #20-Stewart, #99-Edwards, #29-Harvick, #01-Martin and #1-Truex Jr. See starting lineup below.(7-6-2007)

  • Ten do not qualify for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway: #36-Mayfield [was 3rd fast]; #84-Allmendinger; #55-Waltrip; #37-Lepage; #49-Foyt; #4-Burton; #60-Said [fastest in rained out qualifying]; #09-Wallace; #04-McClure and #27-Shelmerdine.(7-6-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, July 6, 2007 at 4:10pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 4:00pm/et
    Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: 1:00am/et on SPEED

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #78-Wallace, 1st out to qualify, 184.373mph, starts ?
    #22-Blaney, 11th out, 184.961, starts ?
    #60-Said, 14th out, 185.605, starts ?
    (7-6-2007)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Top four are in 8 in and 10 out [53 entered for 43 spots]:

    will make the race
    #60-Boris Said, 185.605
    #22-Dave Blaney, 184.961
    #21-Bill Elliott [PC], 182.452
    has made an attempt:
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 184.680
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 184.373
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 184.309
    #10-Scott Riggs, 184.049
    #00-David Reutimann, 183.948
    still to make an attempt:
    #09-Mike Wallace,
    #4-Ward Burton,
    #15-Paul Menard,
    #37-Kevin Lepage,
    #44-Dale Jarrett,
    will miss the race:
    #27-Kirk Shelmerdine, 182.582
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 182.467
    #83-Brian Vickers, 182.183
    #49-Larry Foyt, 181.653
    #04-Eric McClure, 181.386
    (7-6-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 183.948, starts ?
    #6-David Ragan, 181.649, starts ?
    #15-Paul Menard, , starts ?
    #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 183.236, starts ?
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 182.467, starts ?
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(7-6-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    Qualifying was delayed for abour 25 minutes due to a small rain shower.
    During #18-Yeley's first lap, a brief rain shower aborted his run, NASCAR will allow Yeley's team to change tires and redo his lap.
    #25-Mears and #42-Montoya were scheduled to qualify 2nd and 3rd respectfully, were excused as they had to attend the Busch Series race drivers meeting.
    (7-6-2007)

  • 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 IS RAINED OUT
    THE PEPSI 400 STARTING LINEUP

    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Owners Pts
    Position
    reason
    pos car# driver manu owners pts pos
    1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 1
    2 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 2
    3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 3
    4 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 4
    5 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 5
    6 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 6
    7 99 Carl Edwards Ford 7
    8 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 8
    9 01 Mark Martin Chevy 9
    10 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 10
    11 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 11
    12 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 12
    13 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 13
    14 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 14
    15 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 15
    16 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 16
    17 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 17
    18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 18
    19 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 19
    20 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 20
    21 25 Casey Mears Chevy 21
    22 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 22
    23 96 Tony Raines Chevy 23
    24 6 David Ragan # Ford 24
    25 7 Robby Gordon Ford 25
    26 40 David Stremme Dodge 26
    27 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 27
    28 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 28
    29 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 29
    30 66 Jeff Green Chevy 30
    31 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 31
    32 38 David Gilliland Ford 32
    33 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 33
    34 45 John Andretti Dodge 34
    35 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 35
    36 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 40/win
    37 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 42/past champ 1999
    38 21 Bill Elliott Ford 38/past champ 1988
    39 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 36/17 attempts
    40 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 37/17
    41 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 39/17
    42 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 41/17
    43 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 44/17
    DNQ 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 45/17
    DNQ 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 46/17
    DNQ 49 Larry Foyt Dodge 47/17
    DNQ 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 48/17
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 49/17
    DNQ 4 Ward Burton Chevy 43/16
    DNQ 60 Boris Said Ford 50/3
    DNQ 09 Mike Wallace Chevy 54/2
    DNQ 04 Eric McClure Chevy 65/1
    DNQ 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 66/1



    Qualifying is CANCELLED

    QUALIFYING WAS CANCELLED BY RAIN
    this is how it looked before it qas cancelled

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 39 of 53 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 15 14 60 Boris Said Ford 185.605 48.490 184.008 41 1.597 50-IN
    2 11 11 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 184.961 48.659 187.102 8 -2.141 37-IN
    3 39 39 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 184.680 48.733 185.342 34 -0.662 45
    4 1 1 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 184.373 48.814 183.670 42 0.703 44
    5 8 8 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 184.309 48.831 184.256 40 0.053 48
    6 5 5 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 184.049 48.900 183.557 43 0.492 36
    7 38 38 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 183.948 48.927 184.468 39 -0.520 41
    8 17 17 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 183.752 48.979 185.782 20 -2.030 28
    9 18 18 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 183.692 48.995 185.552 28 -1.860 29
    10 3 4 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 183.236 49.117 185.559 27 -2.323 20
    11 22 22 38 David Gilliland Ford 183.012 49.177 187.145 6 -4.133 32
    12 14 16 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 182.942 49.196 185.353 33 -2.411 17
    13 29 29 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 182.830 49.226 185.805 19 -2.975 31
    14 2 3 25 Casey Mears Chevy 182.737 49.251 186.043 14 -3.306 21
    15 36 36 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 182.582 49.293 182.537 47 0.045 66-DNQ
    16 30 30 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 182.548 49.302 187.126 7 -4.578 6
    17 19 19 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 182.541 49.304 185.540 29 -2.999 4
    18 37 37 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 182.467 49.324 181.679 51 0.788 46-DNQ
    19 4 2 21 Bill Elliott Ford 182.452 49.328 185.559 26 -3.107 38-CH-IN
    20 16 15 16 Greg Biffle Ford 182.415 49.338 185.916 16 -3.501 18
    21 7 7 45 John Andretti Dodge 182.411 49.339 185.037 37 -2.626 34
    22 12 12 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 182.249 49.383 185.223 36 -2.974 13
    23 10 10 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 182.183 49.401 181.914 49 0.269 40-DNQ
    24 26 26 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 181.917 49.473 185.414 32 -3.497 33
    25 35 35 66 Jeff Green Chevy 181.826 49.498 185.985 15 -4.159 30
    26 6 6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 181.822 49.499 185.605 25 -3.783 7
    27 34 34 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 181.671 49.540 188.663 2 -6.992 11
    28 24 24 49 Larry Foyt Dodge 181.653 49.545 181.851 50 -0.198 47-DNQ
    29 9 9 6 David Ragan # Ford 181.649 49.546 185.686 22 -4.037 24
    30 33 33 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 181.576 49.566 185.716 21 -4.140 1
    31 13 13 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 181.565 49.569 185.033 38 -3.468 12
    32 23 23 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 181.539 49.576 185.881 17 -4.342 8
    33 32 32 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 181.408 49.612 187.982 3 -6.574 5
    34 31 31 04 Eric McClure Chevy 181.386 49.618 181.364 53 0.022 65-DNQ
    35 28 28 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 181.119 49.691 186.610 10 -5.491 14
    36 27 27 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 180.955 49.736 185.874 18 -4.919 16
    37 20 20 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 180.825 49.772 185.254 35 -4.429 3
    38 25 25 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 180.556 49.846 187.301 5 -6.745 35
    39 21 21 7 Robby Gordon Ford 180.007 49.998 188.731 1 -8.724 25


    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 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 183.670 42 44
    2 25 Casey Mears Chevy 186.043 14 21
    3 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 185.559 27 20
    4 21 Bill Elliott Ford 185.559 26 38-CH
    5 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 183.557 43 36
    6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 185.605 25 7
    7 45 John Andretti Dodge 185.037 37 34
    8 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 184.256 40 48
    9 6 David Ragan # Ford 185.686 22 24
    10 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 181.914 49 40
    11 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 187.102 8 37
    12 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.223 36 13
    13 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 185.033 38 12
    14 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 185.353 33 17
    15 60 Boris Said Ford 184.008 41 50
    16 16 Greg Biffle Ford 185.916 16 18
    17 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 185.782 20 28
    18 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 185.552 28 29
    19 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 185.540 29 4
    20 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 185.254 35 3
    21 7 Robby Gordon Ford 188.731 1 25
    22 38 David Gilliland Ford 187.145 6 32
    23 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 185.881 17 8
    24 49 Larry Foyt Dodge 181.851 50 47
    25 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 187.301 5 35
    26 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 185.414 32 33
    27 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 185.874 18 16
    28 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 186.610 10 14
    29 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 185.805 19 31
    30 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 187.126 7 6
    31 04 Eric McClure Chevy 181.364 53 65
    32 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 187.982 3 5
    33 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.716 21 1
    34 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 188.663 2 11
    35 66 Jeff Green Chevy 185.985 15 30
    36 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 182.537 47 66
    37 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 181.679 51 46
    38 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 184.468 39 41
    39 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 185.342 34 45
    40 09 Mike Wallace Chevy 183.411 44 54
    41 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 186.382 12 22
    42 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 186.552 11 10
    43 40 David Stremme Dodge 187.516 4 26
    44 01 Mark Martin Chevy 185.494 30 9
    45 4 Ward Burton Chevy 183.128 45 43
    46 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 182.597 46 42
    47 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 185.667 24 19
    48 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 186.320 13 27
    49 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 181.965 48 39
    50 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 181.528 52 49
    51 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 186.807 9 15
    52 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 185.471 31 2
    53 96 Tony Raines Chevy 185.670 23 23


    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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