JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400
at Las Vegas Motor Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 6:10pm/et
    on Friday, March 9, 2007

  • Track Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, 3/5/2004, 174.904mph

  • 2006 Pole Sitter: #16-Greg Biffle, 172.403, finished 8th

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #9-Kahne 180.965mph goes out 47th out of 53 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Kahne wins pole at Las Vegas: #9-Kasey Kahne won the Budweiser Pole for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 184.856mph for his 1st pole of 2007 and 13th of his career. The speed is a new track record for the re-configured speedway [the old record was also held by Kahne at 174.904mph in 2004] The rest of the top-10 are #40-Stremme, #19-Sadler, #42-Montoya, #31-Burton [best Chevy], #10-Riggs, #41-Sorenson, #14-Marlin, #13-Nemechek and #2-Busch. #22-Blaney was the best Toyota and will start 11th [only two Toyota's made the race] and the best Ford qualifier was #99-Edwards who will start 13th. #21-Jon Wood and #80-Aric Almirola will both make their Nextel Cup debuts in the race. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #14-Marlin, #13-Nemechek, #78-KWallace, #15-Menard, #4-Burton, #80-Almirola, #70-Sauter and #44-Jarrett [using a past champions provisional]. See the qualifying results below.(3-9-2007)

  • 10 Do not qualify for Las Vegas #84-Allmendiner, #49-Bliss, #36-Mayfield, #72-Whitt, #83-Vickers, #37-Andretti, #00-Reutimann, #55-Waltrip, #47-Scharder and #34-Lepage(3-9-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2007 at 6:10pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 6:00pm/et
    Radio: PRN 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)
    #17-Kenseth, 1st out to qualify, 178.136mph, starts 37th
    #8-Earnhardt Jr. 2nd out, 180.409, starts 28th
    #07-Bowyer, 5th out, 181.293, starts 16th
    #22-Blaney, 9th out, 181.775, starts 11th
    #2-Busch, 18th out, 182.020, starts 10th
    #10-Riggs, 20th out, 182.865, starts 6th
    #31-Burton, 23rd out, 182.976, starts 5th
    #40-Stremme, 31st out, 184.193, starts 2nd
    #9-Kahne, 47th out, 184.856, starts 1st
    (3-9-2007)

  • 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
    #14-Sterling Marlin, 182.525
    #13-Joe Nemechek, 182.266
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 181.378
    #15-Paul Menard, 180.953
    #4-Ward Burton, 180.258
    #80-Aric Almirola, 180.174
    #70-Johnny Sauter, 180.156
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 176.869, has Past Champ prov avialable
    will miss the race:
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 179.964
    #49-Mike Bliss, 179.778
    #37-John Andretti, 179.223
    #83-Brian Vickers, 179.004
    #00-David Reutimann, 178.571
    #72-Brandon Whitt, 176.523
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 177.258
    #34-Kevin Lepage, 175.393
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 173.422
    #47-Ken Schrader, wrecked
    (3-9-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 178.571, starts DNQ
    #6-David Ragan, 179.826, starts 35th
    #15-Paul Menard, 180.953, starts 22nd
    #42-Juan Montoya, 183.187, starts 4th
    #72-Brandon Whitt, 176.523, starts DNQ
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 179.964, starts DNQ
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(3-9-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #15-Menard had a good first lap to make the race but lost it off turn 4 and spun thru the front stretch grass, no damage.
    #47-Schrader lost it off turn 3 and nosed into the wall on his first qualifying lap and will miss his first race in 111 races.
    #38-Gilliland ran 13th fastest [at the time] in his first lap, and backed into the wall on his 2nd lap and will have to go to a backup car.
    #36-Mayfield's engine sounded down a cylinder and ran a slow lap.
    #43-Labonte may had lost a tire, hit the turn 2 wall hard and will probably go to a backup car.
    Mostly cloudy, 75° 93° track temp; Winds SE 5-10mph

    (3-9-2007)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Speed
    1 9 Kasey Kahne McDonald's Dodge 184.856
    2 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 184.193
    3 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 183.874
    4 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 183.187
    5 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 182.976
    6 10 Scott Riggs Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper/Valvoline Dodge 182.865
    7 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 182.822
    8 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevy 182.525
    9 13 Joe Nemechek CertainTeed Chevy 182.266
    10 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 182.020
    11 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 181.775
    12 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/Carquest Chevy 181.763
    13 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 181.568
    14 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 181.494
    15 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 181.378
    16 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 181.293
    17 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx/Kinko's Chevy 181.074
    18 16 Greg Biffle Ameriquest/3M Ford 181.032
    19 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Johns Manville Chevy 180.953
    20 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 180.905
    21 38 David Gilliland M & M's Ford 180.892
    22 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 180.886
    23 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 180.820
    24 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 180.802
    25 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 180.596
    26 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Chevy 180.542
    27 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 180.487
    28 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 180.409
    29 66 Jeff Green Samsung Four Seasons of Hope Chevy 180.307
    30 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters Chevy 180.258
    31 80 Aric Almirola Joe Gibbs Driven Chevy 180.174
    32 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation Chevy 180.156
    33 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 180.090
    34 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 180.060
    35 6 David Ragan # AAA Ford 179.826
    36 24 Jeff Gordon Nicorette/DuPont Chevy 179.635
    37 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 179.462
    38 7 Robby Gordon Ford 179.342
    39 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 179.217
    40-OP 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 179.051
    41-OP 21 Jon Wood Air Force Ford 175.873
    42-OP 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 0.000
    43-PC 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 176.869
    DNQ 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 179.964
    DNQ 49 Mike Bliss ZoneLoans Dodge 179.778
    DNQ 37 John Andretti Camping World Dodge 179.223
    DNQ 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 179.004
    DNQ 00 David Reutimann # Domino's Pizza Toyota 178.571
    DNQ 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 177.258
    DNQ 72 Brandon Whitt # Dutch Quality Stone Chevy 176.523
    DNQ 34 Kevin Lepage Dodge 175.393
    DNQ 55 Michael Waltrip Napa Toyota 173.422
    DNQ 47 Ken Schrader Ore-Ida/Kingsford/Clorax Ford 0.000



    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 53 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 47 47 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 184.856 29.212 180.965 1 3.891 8
    2 31 31 40 David Stremme Dodge 184.193 29.317 178.849 7 5.344 32
    3 46 46 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 183.874 29.368 178.696 9 5.178 34
    4 43 43 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 183.187 29.478 178.950 6 4.237 14
    5 23 23 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 182.976 29.512 179.241 4 3.735 7
    6 20 20 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 182.865 29.530 178.595 10 4.270 20
    7 36 35 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 182.822 29.537 177.889 14 4.933 23
    8 33 33 14 * Sterling Marlin Chevy 182.525 29.585 178.071 13 4.454 25-IN
    9 35 34 13 * Joe Nemechek Chevy 182.266 29.627 178.832 8 3.434 7-IN
    10 18 18 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 182.020 29.667 176.569 29 5.451 16
    11 9 9 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 181.775 29.707 176.858 25 4.917 27
    12 17 17 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 181.763 29.709 179.110 5 2.653 10
    13 50 50 99 Carl Edwards Ford 181.568 29.741 175.404 36 6.164 12
    14 45 45 01 Mark Martin Chevy 181.494 29.753 179.563 3 1.931 28
    15 53 53 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy 181.378 29.772 177.183 22 4.195 48-IN
    16 5 5 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 181.293 29.786 178.542 11 2.751 17
    17 24 24 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 181.074 29.822 175.330 37 5.744 3
    18 44 44 16 Greg Biffle Ford 181.032 29.829 176.621 27 4.411 13
    19 27 27 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 180.905 29.850 176.898 24 4.007 4
    20 40 39 38 David Gilliland Ford 180.892 29.852 180.475 2 0.417 25
    21 29 29 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 180.886 29.853 175.171 41 5.715 35
    22 49 49 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 180.853 29.859 174.984 45 5.869 35-IN
    23 16 16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 180.820 29.864 178.318 12 2.502 1
    24 34 40 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 180.802 29.867 174.808 48 5.994 30
    25 15 15 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 180.596 29.901 175.993 31 4.603 11
    26 25 25 96 Tony Raines Chevy 180.596 29.901 175.713 32 4.883 26
    27 28 28 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 180.542 29.910 175.109 43 5.433 19
    28 2 2 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 180.409 29.932 177.643 17 2.766 5
    29 52 52 66 Jeff Green Chevy 180.307 29.949 177.235 21 3.072 29
    30 37 36 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 180.258 29.957 177.819 15 2.439 49-IN
    31 51 51 80 * Aric Almirola Chevy 180.174 29.971 175.251 38 4.923 n/a-IN
    32 6 6 70 * Johnny Sauter Chevy 180.156 29.974 177.468 18 2.688 13-IN
    33 38 37 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 180.090 29.985 174.910 47 5.180 24
    34 8 8 25 Casey Mears Chevy 180.060 29.990 176.269 30 3.791 15
    35 13 13 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 179.964 30.006 175.518 33 4.446 51-DNQ
    36 42 42 6 David Ragan # Ford 179.826 30.029 175.194 40 4.632 9
    37 4 4 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge 179.778 30.037 177.696 16 2.082 47-DNQ
    38 41 41 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 179.635 30.061 177.311 20 2.324 6
    39 1 1 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 179.462 30.090 176.621 26 2.841 2
    40 32 32 7 Robby Gordon Ford 179.342 30.110 177.317 19 2.025 31
    41 39 38 37 * John Andretti Dodge 179.223 30.130 174.216 51 5.007 44-DNQ
    42 10 10 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 179.217 30.131 175.217 39 4.000 18
    43 19 19 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 179.051 30.159 175.109 44 3.942 22
    44 12 12 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 179.004 30.167 174.746 49 4.258 34-DNQ
    45 7 7 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 178.571 30.240 176.962 23 1.609 42-DNQ
    46 22 22 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 177.258 30.464 175.120 42 2.138 46-DNQ
    47 26 26 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 176.869 30.531 174.239 50 2.630 28-IN-PC
    48 21 21 72 * Brandon Whitt # Chevy 176.523 30.591 174.955 46 1.568 52-DNQ
    49 11 11 21 Jon Wood Ford 175.873 30.704 176.603 28 -0.730 33
    50 14 14 34 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 175.393 30.788 172.662 53 2.731 50-DNQ
    51 30 30 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 173.422 31.138 175.490 35 -2.068 56-DNQ
    52 3 3 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 0.000 wreck 173.969 52 x 21
    53 48 48 47 * Ken Schrader Ford 0.000 wreck 175.496 34 x n/a-DNQ


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

    a RED 'DNQ' means that team/driver will miss the race, NOT in the top 35

    Last driver to make an attempt in BLUE

    an 'x' in owners ponts pos and RED driver name means that team is NOT in the top 35 and must make the race by speed, for the first five races, the owners pts position is 2007 points position


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 176.621 26 2
    2 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 177.643 17 5
    3 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 173.969 52 21
    4 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge 177.696 16 47-x
    5 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 178.542 11 17
    6 70 * Johnny Sauter Chevy 177.468 18 13-x
    7 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 176.962 23 42-x
    8 25 Casey Mears Chevy 176.269 30 15
    9 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 176.858 25 27
    10 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 175.217 39 18
    11 21 Jon Wood Ford 176.603 28 33
    12 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 174.746 49 34-x
    13 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 175.518 33 51-x
    14 34 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 172.662 53 50-x
    15 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 175.993 31 11
    16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 178.318 12 1
    17 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 179.110 5 10
    18 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 176.569 29 16
    19 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 175.109 44 22
    20 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 178.595 10 20
    21 72 * Brandon Whitt # Chevy 174.955 46 52-x
    22 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 175.120 42 46-x
    23 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 179.241 4 7
    24 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 175.330 37 3
    25 96 Tony Raines Chevy 175.713 32 26
    26 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 174.239 50 28-x-PC
    27 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 176.898 24 4
    28 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 175.109 43 19
    29 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 175.171 41 35
    30 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 175.490 35 56-x
    31 40 David Stremme Dodge 178.849 7 32
    32 7 Robby Gordon Ford 177.317 19 31
    33 14 * Sterling Marlin Chevy 178.071 13 25-x
    34 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 174.808 48 30
    35 13 * Joe Nemechek Chevy 178.832 8 7-x
    36 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 177.889 14 23
    37 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 177.819 15 49-x
    38 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 174.910 47 24
    39 37 * John Andretti Dodge 174.216 51 44-x
    40 38 David Gilliland Ford 180.475 2 25
    41 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 177.311 20 6
    42 6 David Ragan # Ford 175.194 40 9
    43 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 178.950 6 14
    44 16 Greg Biffle Ford 176.621 27 13
    45 01 Mark Martin Chevy 179.563 3 28
    46 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 178.696 9 34
    47 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 180.965 1 8
    48 47 * Ken Schrader Ford 175.496 34 n/a-x
    49 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 174.984 45 35-x
    50 99 Carl Edwards Ford 175.404 36 12
    51 80 * Aric Almirola Chevy 175.251 38 n/a-x
    52 66 Jeff Green Chevy 177.235 21 29
    53 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy 177.183 22 48-x


    Drivers in RED will be required to qualify on time/speed, not in top 35

    an 'x' in owners ponts pos and RED driver name means that team is NOT in the top 35 and must make the race by speed, for the first five races, the owners pts position is 2007 points position, the top-35 are black in 2006 points position and are locked in the field.

    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 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]

    • What happens if qualifying 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]
      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
      #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)


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