JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Ford 400
at Homestead-Miami Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:10pm/et
    on Friday, November 16, 2007

  • 2006 Pole Sitter: #9-Kasey Kahne, 178.259, finished 4th

  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Jamie McMurray, Nov 2003, 181.111mph

  • Track Qualifying Record [old layout]: Steve Park, Nov 2000, 156.440mph

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #9-Kahne 192.287, scheduled to qualify 44th out of 49 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2007 at 3:10pm/et.
    TV: ESPN2 - 3:00pm/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)
    #19-Sadler, 1st out to qualify, 174.020mph, starts 31st
    #41-Sorenson, 2nd out, 174.194, starts 27th
    #25-Mears, 8th out, 174.554, starts 21st
    #38-Gilliland, 9th out, 175.148, starts 12th
    #12-Newman, 12th out, 176.569, starts 2nd
    #48-Johnson, 28th out, 176.788, starts 1st

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Top 8 are in and 6 out [49 entered for 43 spots]:

    will make the race
    #09-Sterling Marlin, 174.786
    #83-Brian Vickers, 174.774
    #36-Johnny Benson, 174.560
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 174.348
    #10-Patrick Carpentier, 174.098
    #06-Sam Hornish Jr., 174.076
    #00-David Reutimann, 173.773
    #21-Bill Elliott [has past champ prov to use], 171.795, will used PC prov
    will miss the race:
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 173.695
    #49-John Andretti, 172.745
    #78-Joe Nemechek, 172.739
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 172.612
    #4-Todd Bodine, 172.315
    #08-Burney Lamar, no speed, crashed


  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reuitmann, 173.773mph, 35th
    #6-David Ragan, 175.850, starts 7th
    #15-Paul Menard, 172.800, starts 39th
    #42-Juan Montoya, 173.829, starts 33rd
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 173.695, starts DNQ
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #08-Lamar went out 4th, lost it during his first lap and backed the car into the wall, taking no speed
    #96-Raines lost it off turn 4, spun around a couple times, didn't hit anything, but crossed the start-finish line
    #08-Lamar was scheduled to go out 1st, no word why he did not

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #48-Johnson 176.788, starts 1st
    Dodge: #12-Newman 176.569, starts 2nd
    Ford: #17-Kenseth, 176.074, starts 4th
    Toyota: #44-Jarrett 174.774, starts 17th

  • 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
    Homestead-Miami Speedway
    FORD 400
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, November 16, 2007 @ 04:55 PM Eastern


    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 176.788 30.545
    2 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 176.569 30.583
    3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 176.350 30.621
    4 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt NANO Technology Ford 176.074 30.669
    5 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 175.942 30.692
    6 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 175.850 30.708
    7 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance/Show Your Card & Save 175.850 30.708
    8 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 175.707 30.733
    9 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 175.661 30.741
    10 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 175.370 30.792
    11 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 175.171 30.827
    12 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 175.148 30.831
    13 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 175.029 30.852
    14 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 174.995 30.858
    15 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 174.803 30.892
    16 09 Sterling Marlin Miccosukee Resorts Chevy 174.786 30.895
    17 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 174.774 30.897
    18 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 174.582 30.931
    19 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 174.565 30.934
    20 36 Johnny Benson 360 OTC Toyota 174.560 30.935
    21 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 174.554 30.936
    22 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation Chevy 174.531 30.940
    23 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 174.503 30.945
    24 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 174.368 30.969
    25 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 174.340 30.974
    26 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 174.340 30.974
    27 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 174.194 31.000
    28 10 Patrick Carpentier Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 174.098 31.017
    29 06 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 174.076 31.021
    30 40 David Stremme Target Dodge 174.048 31.026
    31 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 174.020 31.031
    32 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Chevy 173.986 31.037
    33 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 173.829 31.065
    34 66 Jeremy Mayfield Best Buy Chevy 173.818 31.067
    35 00 David Reutimann # Burger King Toyota 173.773 31.075
    36 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 173.762 31.077
    37 16 Greg Biffle Dish Network Ford 173.661 31.095
    38 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 172.889 31.234
    39 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Johns Manville Chevy 172.800 31.250
    40-OP 45 Kyle Petty Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge 172.331 31.335
    41-OP 7 Robby Gordon Camping World Ford 172.243 31.351
    42-OP 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 151.732 35.589
    43-PC 21 Bill Elliott Motorcraft Ford 171.795 31.433
    DNQ 84 AJ Allmendinger Red Bull Toyota 173.695 31.089
    DNQ 49 John Andretti Dodge 172.745 31.260
    DNQ 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Chevy 172.739 31.261
    DNQ 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Toyota 172.612 31.284
    DNQ 4 Todd Bodine State Water Heaters Chevy 172.315 31.338
    DNQ 08 Burney Lamar Dodge 0.000 wreck



    \

    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 28 28 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 176.788 30.545 175.177 5 1.611 1
    2 12 12 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 176.569 30.583 175.627 2 0.942 13
    3 44 44 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 176.350 30.621 175.838 1 0.512 20
    4 49 49 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 176.074 30.669 174.340 15 1.734 6
    5 19 19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 175.942 30.692 174.995 7 0.947 10
    6 41 41 6 David Ragan Ford 175.850 30.708 173.673 25 2.177 25
    7 43 43 01 Mark Martin Chevy 175.850 30.708 174.554 11 1.296 17
    8 39 39 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 175.707 30.733 173.483 28 2.224 7
    9 22 22 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 175.661 31.741 175.461 3 0.200 8
    10 40 40 99 Carl Edwards Ford 175.370 30.792 174.955 8 0.415 9
    11 21 21 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 175.171 30.827 175.211 4 -0.040 2
    12 9 9 38 David Gilliland Ford 175.148 30.831 173.060 35 2.088 32
    13 27 27 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 175.024 30.853 174.848 9 0.176 14
    14 33 33 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 174.995 30.858 174.278 16 0.717 5
    15 26 26 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 174.803 30.892 174.020 20 0.783 11
    16 46 46 09 Sterling Marlin Dodge 174.786 30.895 172.972 37 1.814 52-IN
    17 47 47 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 174.774 30.897 173.216 31 1.558 38-IN
    18 18 18 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 174.582 30.931 175.001 6 -0.419 4
    19 16 16 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 174.565 30.934 174.831 10 -0.266 3
    20 42 42 36 Johnny Benson Toyota 174.560 30.935 172.601 42 1.959 45-IN
    21 8 8 25 Casey Mears Chevy 174.554 30.936 173.846 22 0.708 16
    22 31 31 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 174.531 30.940 173.991 21 0.540 33
    23 24 24 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 174.503 30.945 174.109 18 0.394 35
    24 34 34 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 174.368 30.969 172.557 43 1.811 21
    25 36 36 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 174.340 30.974 172.745 40 1.595 41-IN
    26 32 32 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 174.340 30.974 172.232 46 2.108 18
    27 3 2 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 174.194 31.000 173.316 30 0.878 23
    28 11 11 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge 174.098 31.017 173.349 29 0.749 37-IN
    29 25 25 06 Sam Hornish Jr Dodge 174.076 31.021 173.138 34 0.938 51-IN
    30 37 37 40 David Stremme Dodge 174.048 31.026 173.650 26 0.398 27
    31 2 1 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 174.020 31.031 174.469 13 -0.449 26
    32 35 35 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 173.986 31.037 173.840 23 0.146 12
    33 5 5 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 173.829 31.065 174.458 14 -0.629 22
    34 14 14 66 Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 173.818 31.067 173.160 32 0.658 31
    35 23 23 00 David Reutimann Toyota 173.773 31.075 173.155 33 0.618 39-IN
    36 6 6 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 173.762 31.077 174.143 17 -0.381 19
    37 7 7 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 173.695 31.089 174.526 12 -0.831 43-DNQ
    38 30 30 16 Greg Biffle Ford 173.661 31.095 174.036 19 -0.375 15
    39 13 13 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 172.889 31.234 172.524 44 0.365 30
    40 10 10 15 Paul Menard Chevy 172.800 31.250 173.784 24 -0.984 29
    41 29 29 49 John Andretti Dodge 172.745 31.260 172.889 38 -0.144 47-DNQ
    42 17 17 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 172.739 31.261 173.005 36 -0.266 42-DNQ
    43 15 15 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 172.612 31.284 173.594 27 -0.982 40-DNQ
    44 20 20 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 172.331 31.335 171.592 47 0.739 34
    45 38 38 4 Todd Bodine Chevy 172.315 31.338 0.000 49 172.315 46-DNQ
    46 45 45 7 Robby Gordon Ford 172.243 31.351 172.662 41 -0.419 28
    47 48 48 21 Bill Elliott Ford 171.795 31.433 171.233 48 0.562 36-IN-PC
    48 4 3 96 Tony Raines Chevy 151.732 35.589 172.750 39 -21.018 24
    49 1 4 08 Burney Lamar Dodge 0.000 wreck 172.469 45 x 55-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 Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 08 Burney Lamar Dodge 172.469 45 55
    2 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 174.469 13 26
    3 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 173.316 30 23
    4 96 Tony Raines Chevy 172.750 39 24
    5 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 174.458 14 22
    6 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 174.143 17 19
    7 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 174.526 12 43
    8 25 Casey Mears Chevy 173.846 22 16
    9 38 David Gilliland Ford 173.060 35 32
    10 15 Paul Menard Chevy 173.784 24 29
    11 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge 173.349 29 37
    12 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 175.627 2 13
    13 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 172.524 44 30
    14 66 Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 173.160 32 31
    15 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 173.594 27 40
    16 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 174.831 10 3
    17 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 173.005 36 42
    18 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 175.001 6 4
    19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 174.995 7 10
    20 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 171.592 47 34
    21 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 175.211 4 2
    22 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 175.461 3 8
    23 00 David Reutimann Toyota 173.155 33 39
    24 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 174.109 18 35
    25 06 Sam Hornish Jr Dodge 173.138 34 51
    26 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 174.020 20 11
    27 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 174.848 9 14
    28 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 175.177 5 1
    29 49 John Andretti Dodge 172.889 38 47
    30 16 Greg Biffle Ford 174.036 19 15
    31 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 173.991 21 33
    32 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 172.232 46 18
    33 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 174.278 16 5
    34 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 172.557 43 21
    35 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 173.840 23 12
    36 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 172.745 40 41
    37 40 David Stremme Dodge 173.650 26 27
    38 4 Todd Bodine Chevy 0.000 49 46
    39 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 173.483 28 7
    40 99 Carl Edwards Ford 174.955 8 9
    41 6 David Ragan Ford 173.673 25 25
    42 36 Johnny Benson Toyota 172.601 42 45
    43 01 Mark Martin Chevy 174.554 11 17
    44 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 175.838 1 20
    45 7 Robby Gordon Ford 172.662 41 28
    46 09 Sterling Marlin Dodge 172.972 37 52
    47 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 173.216 31 38
    48 21 Bill Elliott Ford 171.233 48 36
    49 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 174.340 15 6


    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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