JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa
at Dover International Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:15pm/et
    on Friday, June 1, 2007

  • June 2006 Pole Sitter: #12-Ryan Newman, 154.633mph, finished 14th

  • Sept 2006 Pole Sitter: #24-Jeff Gordon, 156.162mph, finished 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jeremy Mayfield, 161.522mph, 6/4/2004

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #2-Busch 152.136mph goes out 11th out of 49 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Newman wins pole at Dover: #12-Ryan Newman won the Budweiser Pole for the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 152.925mph for his 3rd pole of 2007, 4th at Dover and 40th of his career [ties him for 12th all-time with Buddy Baker]. Newman has only won three races in the 39 races which he won the pole. #8-Earnhardt Jr. qualified 2nd followed by #43-Labonte, #9-Kahne, #99-Edwards, #24-Gordon, #19-Sadler, #26-McMurray, #31-Burton and #16-Biffle. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: , #10-Riggs, #4-Burton; #21-Elliott, #36-Mayfield, #44-Jarrett, #55-Waltrip, #83-Vickers and #84-Allmendinger. See the qualifying results below.(6-1-2007)

  • Six do not qualify for the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa at Dover International Speedway: #22-Blaney, #15-Menard; #78-Wallace, #37-Lepage; #49-Bliss and #00-Reutimann.(5-24-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 1, 2007 at 3:15pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 3:00pm/et
    Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: 12:30am/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #7-Gordon, 1st out to qualify, 149.272mph, starts 33rd
    #6-Ragan, 2nd out, 149.477, starts 31st
    #31-Burton, 4th out, 151.203, starts 9th
    #26-McMurray, 7th out, 151.305, starts 8th
    #9-Kahne, 10th out, 152.040, starts 4th
    #8-Earnhardt Jr., 31st out, 152.387, starts 2nd
    #12-Newman, 45th out, 152.925, starts 1st
    (6-1-2007)

  • 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
    (first 7 by speed, 8th to past champ if needed, if not, to the 8th fastest)
    #10-Scott Riggs, 151.127
    #4-Ward Burton, 150.975
    #21-Bill Elliott [PC], 150.804
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 150.407
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 150.307
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 150.294
    #83-Brian Vickers, 150.219
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 149.669
    will miss the race:
    #22-Dave Blaney, 148.920
    #15-Paul Menard, 148.791
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 148.736
    #00-David Reutimann, 148.325
    #49-Mike Bliss, 147.893
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 147.149
    (6-1-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 148.325, starts DNQ
    #6-David Ragan, 149.477, starts 31st
    #15-Paul Menard, 148.859, starts DNQ
    #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 150.665, starts 16th
    #?-Brandon Whitt, DNR
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 149.669, starts 43rd
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(6-1-2007)

  • 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).




    Starting Line Up by Row
    Dover International Speedway
    Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, June 01, 2007 @ 04:45 PM Eastern


    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    Qual
    Time
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 152.925 23.541
    2 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 152.387 23.624
    3 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 152.304 23.637
    4 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 152.040 23.678
    5 99 Carl Edwards Ford 151.835 23.710
    6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 151.553 23.754
    7 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 151.471 23.767
    8 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 151.305 23.793
    9 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 151.203 23.809
    10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 151.127 23.821
    11 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 151.127 23.821
    12 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 151.064 23.831
    13 4 Ward Burton Chevy 150.975 23.845
    14 21 Bill Elliott Ford 150.804 23.872
    15 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 150.735 23.883
    16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 150.665 23.894
    17 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 150.634 23.899
    18 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 150.521 23.917
    19 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 150.514 23.918
    20 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 150.470 23.925
    21 01 Mark Martin Chevy 150.401 23.936
    22 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 150.307 23.951
    23 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 150.294 23.953
    24 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 150.219 23.965
    25 96 Tony Raines Chevy 150.000 24.000
    26 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 149.975 24.004
    27 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 149.682 24.051
    28 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 149.638 24.058
    29 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 149.539 24.074
    30 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 149.477 24.084
    31 6 David Ragan # Ford 149.477 24.084
    32 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 149.322 24.109
    33 7 Robby Gordon Ford 149.272 24.117
    34 40 David Stremme Dodge 149.056 24.152
    35 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 148.982 24.164
    36 38 David Gilliland Ford 148.926 24.173
    37 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 148.693 24.211
    38 66 Jeff Green Chevy 148.650 24.218
    39-OP 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 148.490 24.244
    40-OP 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 148.417 24.256
    41-OP 25 Casey Mears Chevy 146.181 24.627
    42-OP 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 143.615 25.067
    43 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 149.669 24.053
    DNQ 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 148.920 24.174
    DNQ 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 148.859 24.184
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 148.736 24.204
    DNQ 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 148.325 24.271
    DNQ 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 147.893 24.342
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 147.149 24.465



    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 43 45 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 152.925 23.541 150.420 12 2.505 18
    2 31 31 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 152.387 23.624 151.337 3 1.050 14
    3 33 33 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 152.304 23.637 151.388 2 0.916 17
    4 10 10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 152.040 23.678 150.640 9 1.400 32
    5 32 32 99 Carl Edwards Ford 151.835 23.710 150.602 11 1.233 9
    6 47 49 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 151.553 23.754 150.653 8 0.900 1
    7 49 48 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 151.471 23.767 148.521 42 2.950 20
    8 7 7 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 151.305 23.793 149.285 36 2.020 13
    9 4 4 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 151.203 23.809 150.823 5 0.380 5
    10 35 35 16 Greg Biffle Ford 151.127 23.821 149.044 37 2.083 19
    11 42 42 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 151.127 23.821 150.602 10 0.525 37-IN
    12 11 11 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 151.064 23.831 152.136 1 -1.072 10
    13 28 28 4 Ward Burton Chevy 150.975 23.845 148.840 38 2.135 43-IN
    14 29 29 21 Bill Elliott Ford 150.804 23.872 150.263 19 0.541 40-IN
    15 48 47 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 150.735 23.883 149.384 33 1.351 11
    16 19 19 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 150.665 23.894 150.407 14 0.258 22
    17 36 36 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 150.634 23.899 149.757 25 0.877 3
    18 44 43 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 150.521 23.917 150.420 13 0.101 8
    19 14 14 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 150.514 23.918 149.632 27 0.882 12
    20 40 41 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 150.470 23.925 149.788 24 0.682 45-IN
    21 5 5 01 Mark Martin Chevy 150.401 23.936 150.754 7 -0.353 6
    22 27 27 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 150.307 23.951 150.376 18 -0.069 41-IN
    23 22 22 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 150.294 23.953 149.340 35 0.954 49-IN
    24 13 13 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 150.219 23.965 150.382 16 -0.163 39-IN
    25 30 30 96 Tony Raines Chevy 150.000 24.000 151.261 4 -1.261 23
    26 6 6 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 149.975 24.004 150.382 15 -0.407 16
    27 17 17 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 149.682 24.051 149.601 28 0.081 2
    28 41 40 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 149.669 24.053 150.798 6 -1.129 47-IN
    29 24 24 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 149.638 24.058 146.747 46 2.891 24
    30 23 23 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 149.539 24.074 149.813 23 -0.274 4
    31 8 8 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 149.477 24.084 148.545 41 0.932 7
    32 2 2 6 David Ragan # Ford 149.477 24.084 149.632 26 -0.155 29
    33 16 16 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 149.322 24.109 150.207 20 -0.885 15
    34 1 1 7 Robby Gordon Ford 149.272 24.117 149.502 30 -0.230 33
    35 20 20 40 David Stremme Dodge 149.056 24.152 149.514 29 -0.458 21
    36 37 37 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 148.982 24.164 149.819 22 -0.837 28
    37 15 15 38 David Gilliland Ford 148.926 24.173 149.925 21 -0.999 34
    38 18 18 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 148.920 24.174 148.221 43 0.699 36-DNQ
    39 12 12 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 148.859 24.184 149.378 34 -0.519 38-DNQ
    40 25 25 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 148.736 24.204 148.582 40 0.154 42-DNQ
    41 34 34 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 148.693 24.211 149.384 32 -0.691 27
    42 26 26 66 Jeff Green Chevy 148.650 24.218 149.396 31 -0.746 25
    43 45 44 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 148.490 24.244 147.614 45 0.876 26
    44 9 9 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 148.417 24.256 146.234 48 2.183 31
    45 46 46 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 148.325 24.271 150.376 17 -2.051 44-DNQ
    46 38 38 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 147.893 24.342 146.276 47 1.617 46-DNQ
    47 21 21 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 147.149 24.465 147.771 44 -0.622 48-DNQ
    48 39 39 25 Casey Mears Chevy 146.181 24.627 148.699 39 -2.518 30
    49 3 3 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 143.615 25.067 144.503 49 -0.888 35


    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 7 Robby Gordon Ford     33
    2 6 David Ragan # Ford     29
    3 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy     35
    4 31 Jeff Burton Chevy     5
    5 01 Mark Martin Chevy     6
    6 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy     16
    7 26 Jamie McMurray Ford     13
    8 20 Tony Stewart Chevy     7
    9 88 Ricky Rudd Ford     31
    10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge     32
    11 2 Kurt Busch Dodge     10
    12 15 Paul Menard # Chevy     38
    13 83 Brian Vickers Toyota     39
    14 5 Kyle Busch Chevy     12
    15 38 David Gilliland Ford     34
    16 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy     15
    17 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy     2
    18 22 Dave Blaney Toyota     36
    19 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge     22
    20 40 David Stremme Dodge     21
    21 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge     48
    22 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota     49
    23 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy     4
    24 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge     24
    25 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy     42
    26 66 Jeff Green Chevy     25
    27 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota     41
    28 4 Ward Burton Chevy     43
    29 21 Bill Elliott Ford     40-CH
    30 96 Tony Raines Chevy     23
    31 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy     14
    32 99 Carl Edwards Ford     9
    33 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge     17
    34 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy     27
    35 16 Greg Biffle Ford     19
    36 17 Matt Kenseth Ford     3
    37 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy     28
    38 49 Mike Bliss Dodge     46
    39 25 Casey Mears Chevy     30
    40 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota     45
    41 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota     47
    42 10 Scott Riggs Dodge     37
    43 12 Ryan Newman Dodge     18
    44 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy     8
    45 45 Kyle Petty Dodge     26
    46 00 David Reutimann # Toyota     44
    47 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy     1
    48 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy     11
    49 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge     20


    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

    • 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)

    • 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]

    • 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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