JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Allstate 400 at
Indianapolis Motor Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 5:30pm/et
    on Saturday, July 28, 2007

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

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


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Sorenson wins pole at Indy: #41-Reed Sorenson won the Budweiser Pole for the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 184.207mph for his 1st career pole. #42-Juan Pablo Montoya qualified 2nd with the rest of the top-10: #12-Newman, #8-Earnhardt Jr., #9-Kahne, #2-Busch, #31-Burton, #16-Biffle, #25-Mears and #11-Hamlin. Points leader #24-Gordon will start 21st. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #10-Riggs [16th/best], #33-Wimmer, #83-Vickers, #22-Blaney, #00-Reutimann, #49-Schrader , #4-Burton and #55-Labonte [uses a past champions provisional]. See the qualifying results below.(7-28-2007)

  • Six do not qualify for the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: #08-Nemechek, #84-Allmendinger, #37-Lepage, #44-Jarrett, #36-Mayfield and #78-Wallace.(7-28-2007)

  • Indy Qualifying Notes:
    .. Reed Sorenson won the Bud Pole for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard with a lap of 48.858 seconds, 184.207 mph
    .. This is his first Bud Pole in 58 career Nextel Cup races and his third top-10 start in 2007
    .. This is Sorenson’s second race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He started 41st and finished 30th in 2006.
    .. Juan Pablo Montoya posted the second-fastest qualifying time with a lap of 49.048 seconds, 183.494 mph. It is his fourth to 10 start this season. Montoya was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    .. This is the first ever front-row sweep for car owner Chip Ganassi.
    .. Ryan Newman (third) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2007 and his seventh in as many races at Indianapolis.
    .. Scott Riggs (16th) was the fastest of the drivers required to make the field on time.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(7-28-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 5:30pm/et.
    TV: ESPN2 - 5:30pm/et
    Radio: IMS 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)
    #8-Earnhardt Jr., 1st out to qualify, 183.419mph, starts 4th
    #41-Sorenson, 2nd out, 184.207, starts 1st
    (7-28-2007)

  • 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
    #10-Scott Riggs, 182.434
    #33-Scott Wimmer, 181.605
    #83-Brian Vickers, 181.127
    #22-Dave Blaney, 181.057
    #00-David Reutimann, 180.625
    #49-Ken Schrader, 180.498
    #4-Ward Burton, 179.655
    #55-Terry Labonte [PC], 179.322
    will miss the race:
    #08-Joe Nemechek, 179.340
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 178.926
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 178.784
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 178.692
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 178.532
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 177.117
    (7-28-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 180.625, starts 34th
    #6-David Ragan, 180.879, starts 30th
    #15-Paul Menard, 181.046, starts 28th
    #42-Juan Montoya, 183.494, starts 2nd
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 178.926, starts DNQ
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(7-28-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #84-Allmendinger smacked the turn 4 wall, but fininshed his lap
    (7-28-2007)

  • 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 Rules Page


    Starting Line Up by Row
    Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Allstate 400 at The Brickyard
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, July 28, 2007 @ 07:15 PM Eastern

    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 48.858 184.207
    2 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 49.048 183.494
    3 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 49.053 183.475
    4 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 49.068 183.419
    5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 49.080 183.374
    6 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 49.159 183.079
    7 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 49.167 183.050
    8 16 Greg Biffle Dish Network Ford 49.174 183.024
    9 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 49.177 183.012
    10 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's Chevy 49.233 182.804
    11 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 49.246 182.756
    12 40 David Stremme Target Dodge 49.259 182.708
    13 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 49.273 182.656
    14 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 49.275 182.648
    15 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 49.287 182.604
    16 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 49.333 182.434
    17 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 49.342 182.400
    18 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 49.396 182.201
    19 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 49.498 181.826
    20 29 Kevin Harvick Reese's Racing Chevy 49.519 181.748
    21 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 49.526 181.723
    22 33 Scott Wimmer Holiday Inn Chevy 49.558 181.605
    23 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 49.559 181.602
    24 66 Jeff Green Haas Automation Chevy 49.676 181.174
    25 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 49.689 181.127
    26 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 49.692 181.116
    27 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 49.708 181.057
    28 15 Paul Menard # Menards/John Manville Chevy 49.711 181.046
    29 43 Bobby Labonte Totino's Pizza Rolls Dodge 49.753 180.894
    30 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance Ford 49.757 180.879
    31 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 49.764 180.854
    32 21 Bill Elliott Little Debbie Ford 49.783 180.785
    33 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 49.797 180.734
    34 00 David Reutimann # Burger King/The Simpsons Movie Toyota 49.827 180.625
    35 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 49.829 180.618
    36 49 Ken Schrader Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 49.862 180.498
    37 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 49.998 180.007
    38 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 50.033 179.881
    39 70 Johnny Sauter Radioactive Energy Chevy 50.080 179.712
    40 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters/Lucas Oil Chevy 50.096 179.655
    41-OP 45 Kyle Petty Marathon Amercian Spirit Motor Oil Dodge 50.227 179.186
    42-OP 7 Robby Gordon Johns Manville/Menards Ford 50.879 176.890
    43-PC 55 Terry Labonte NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 50.189 179.322
    DNQ 08 Joe Nemechek Dodge 50.184 179.340
    DNQ 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 50.300 178.926
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 50.340 178.784
    DNQ 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 50.366 178.692
    DNQ 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 50.411 178.532
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 50.814 177.117



    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 2 2 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 184.207 48.858 184.098 1 0.109 29
    2 22 22 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 183.494 49.048 183.681 6 -0.187 20
    3 15 15 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 183.475 49.053 180.832 32 2.643 14
    4 1 1 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 183.419 49.068 183.809 4 -0.390 13
    5 13 13 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 183.374 49.080 182.534 12 0.840 24
    6 18 18 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 183.079 49.159 183.524 7 -0.445 15
    7 36 36 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 183.050 49.167 181.313 27 1.737 4
    8 37 37 16 Greg Biffle Ford 183.024 49.174 182.234 15 0.790 17
    9 45 45 25 Casey Mears Chevy 183.012 49.177 181.313 26 1.699 18
    10 16 16 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 182.804 49.233 182.234 16 0.570 2
    11 46 46 96 Tony Raines Chevy 182.756 49.246 181.995 18 0.761 25
    12 35 35 40 David Stremme Dodge 182.708 49.259 183.940 2 -1.232 26
    13 43 43 01 Mark Martin Chevy 182.656 49.273 183.072 9 -0.416 10
    14 26 26 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 182.648 49.275 181.995 19 0.653 6
    15 10 10 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 182.604 49.287 180.574 35 2.030 16
    16 32 32 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 182.434 49.333 183.109 8 -0.675 37-IN
    17 38 38 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 182.400 49.342 183.767 5 -1.367 23
    18 3 3 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 182.201 49.396 183.831 3 -1.630 9
    19 11 11 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 181.826 49.498 178.476 48 3.350 7
    20 40 40 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 181.748 49.519 180.941 30 0.807 8
    21 7 7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 181.723 49.526 182.009 17 -0.286 1
    22 14 14 33 Scott Wimmer Chevy 181.605 49.558 183.009 10 -1.404 53-IN
    23 28 28 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 181.602 49.559 181.364 23 0.238 19
    24 5 5 66 Jeff Green Chevy 181.174 49.676 181.335 25 -0.161 32
    25 9 9 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 181.127 49.689 181.572 21 -0.445 38-IN
    26 29 29 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 181.116 49.692 182.423 13 -1.307 11
    27 34 34 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 181.057 49.708 182.600 11 -1.543 36-IN
    28 42 42 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 181.046 49.711 179.272 43 1.774 30
    29 39 39 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 180.894 49.753 178.866 45 2.028 21
    30 8 8 6 David Ragan # Ford 180.879 49.757 180.115 40 0.764 22
    31 41 41 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 180.854 49.764 179.806 41 1.048 3
    32 30 30 21 Bill Elliott Ford 180.785 49.783 178.706 46 2.079 35
    33 48 48 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 180.734 49.797 181.276 28 -0.542 12
    34 12 12 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 180.625 49.827 181.349 24 -0.724 39-IN
    35 4 4 99 Carl Edwards Ford 180.618 49.829 180.872 31 -0.254 5
    36 44 44 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 180.498 49.862 180.727 34 -0.229 44-IN
    37 25 25 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 180.007 49.998 180.527 37 -0.520 31
    38 49 49 38 David Gilliland Ford 179.881 50.033 182.271 14 -2.390 28
    39 17 17 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 179.712 50.080 180.549 36 -0.837 34
    40 24 24 4 Ward Burton Chevy 179.655 50.096 181.247 29 -1.592 42-IN
    41 19 19 08 Joe Nemechek Dodge 179.340 50.184 179.673 42 -0.333 none-DNQ
    42 27 27 55 Terry Labonte Toyota 179.322 50.189 180.346 39 -1.024 46-CH-IN
    43 21 21 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 179.186 50.227 178.540 47 0.646 33
    44 33 33 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 178.926 50.300 180.386 38 -1.460 45-DNQ
    45 6 6 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 178.784 50.340 180.756 33 -1.972 47-DNQ
    46 20 20 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 178.692 50.366 181.496 22 -2.804 40-DNQ
    47 47 47 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 178.532 50.411 181.792 20 -3.260 43-DNQ
    48 31 31 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 177.117 50.814 178.983 44 -1.866 41-DNQ
    49 23 23 7 Robby Gordon Ford 176.890 50.879 176.817 49 0.073 27


    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 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 183.809 4 13
    2 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 184.098 1 29
    3 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 183.831 3 9
    4 99 Carl Edwards Ford 180.872 31 5
    5 66 Jeff Green Chevy 181.335 25 32
    6 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 180.756 33 47
    7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 182.009 17 1
    8 6 David Ragan # Ford 180.115 40 22
    9 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 181.572 21 38
    10 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 180.574 35 16
    11 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 178.476 48 7
    12 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 181.349 24 39
    14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 182.534 12 24
    15 33 Scott Wimmer Chevy 183.009 10 53
    16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 180.832 32 14
    17 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 182.234 16 2
    18 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 180.549 36 34
    19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 183.524 7 15
    20 08 Joe Nemechek Dodge 179.673 42 none
    21 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 181.496 22 40
    22 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 178.540 47 33
    23 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 183.681 6 20
    24 7 Robby Gordon Ford 176.817 49 27
    25 4 Ward Burton Chevy 181.247 29 42
    26 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 180.527 37 31
    27 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 181.995 19 6
    28 55 Terry Labonte Toyota 180.346 39 46-CH
    29 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 181.364 23 19
    30 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 182.423 13 11
    31 21 Bill Elliott Ford 178.706 46 35
    32 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 178.983 44 41
    33 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 183.109 8 37
    34 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 180.386 38 45
    35 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 182.600 11 36
    36 40 David Stremme Dodge 183.940 2 26
    37 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 181.313 27 4
    38 16 Greg Biffle Ford 182.234 15 17
    39 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 183.767 5 23
    40 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 178.866 45 21
    41 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 180.941 30 8
    42 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 179.806 41 3
    43 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 179.272 43 30
    44 01 Mark Martin Chevy 183.072 9 10
    45 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 180.727 34 44
    46 25 Casey Mears Chevy 181.313 26 18
    47 96 Tony Raines Chevy 181.995 18 25
    48 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 181.792 20 43
    49 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 181.276 28 12
    50 38 David Gilliland Ford 182.271 14 28


    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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