JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Goody's Cool Orange 500
at Martinsville Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:45pm/et
    on Friday, March 30, 2007

  • Track Qualifying Record: Tony Stewart, Oct 2005, 98.083mph

  • Oct 2006 Pole Sitter: #2-Kurt Busch, 97.568, finished 27th

  • Apr 2006 Pole Sitter: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 96.736mph, finished 3rd

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #1-Truex Jr ran 95.132mph and is scheduled to qualify 40th out of 49 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Hamlin wins pole at Martinsville: #11-Denny Hamlin won the Budweiser Pole for the Goody's Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 95.103mph for his 1st pole of 2007 and 5th of his career. The rest of the top-10 are #26-McMurray, #24-Gordon, #21-Schrader, #18-Yeley, #29-Harvick, #20-Stewart, #8-Earnhardt Jr., #99-Edwards and #70-Sauter. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #21-Schrader, #22-Blaney, #10-Riggs #49-Bliss, #36-Mayfield, #44-Jarrett, #84-Allmendinger and #00-Reutimann. See the qualifying results below.(3-30-2007)

  • Six do not qualify at Martinsville: #55-Waltrip, #78-Wallace, #15-Menard, #83-Vickers, #37-Lepage and #4-Burton.(3-30-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Goody's Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled for Friday, March 30, 2007 at 3:45pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 3:30pm/et
    Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Internet: NASCAR.com [Pit Command/Trackside - paid]
    Qualifying Re-Air: re-air at 1:00am/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #24-Gordon, 1st out to qualify, 94.851mph, starts 3rd
    #11-Hamlin, 6th out, 95.103, starts 1st
    (3-30-2007)

  • 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
    #21-Ken Schrader, 94.623
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 94.223
    #22-Dave Blaney, 93.887
    #10-Scott Riggs, 93.780
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 93.235
    #49-Mike Bliss, 93.221
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 93.184
    #00-David Reutimann, 92.979
    will miss the race:
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 92.801
    #15-Paul Menard, 92.674
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 92.473
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 92.470
    #83-Brian Vickers, 92.321
    #4-Ward Burton, 91.855
    (3-30-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 92.979, starts 43rd
    #6-David Ragan, 93.752, starts 27th
    #15-Paul Menard, 92.674, starts DNQ
    #42-Juan Montoya, 93.589, starts 23rd
    #?-Brandon Whitt, DNR
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 193.184, starts 40th
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(3-30-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #31-Burton spun on his warm up lap, turned around to redo his two lap qualifying run
    #12-Newman spun out on his 1st lap, but didn't hit anything and ran his 2nd lap.
    (3-30-2007)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, March 30, 2007 @ 05:10 PM Eastern

    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Chevy 19.911 95.103
    2 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 19.942 94.955
    3 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 19.964 94.851
    4 21 Ken Schrader Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford 20.012 94.623
    5 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 20.025 94.562
    6 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 20.028 94.548
    7 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 20.035 94.515
    8 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 20.042 94.482
    9 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 20.058 94.406
    10 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation/Haas CNC Chevy 20.064 94.378
    11 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 20.073 94.336
    12 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 20.077 94.317
    13 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 20.097 94.223
    14 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/Carquest Chevy 20.104 94.19
    15 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 20.107 94.176
    16 38 David Gilliland M & M's Ford 20.131 94.064
    17 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 20.138 94.031
    18 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 20.139 94.027
    19 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 20.145 93.999
    20 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 20.154 93.957
    21 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 20.154 93.957
    22 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 20.169 93.887
    23 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 20.175 93.859
    24 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 20.182 93.826
    25 7 Robby Gordon Ford 20.191 93.784
    26 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 20.192 93.78
    27 6 David Ragan # AAA Ford 20.198 93.752
    28 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 20.221 93.645
    29 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 20.23 93.604
    30 13 Joe Nemechek Ginn Resorts/CertainTeed Chevy 20.237 93.571
    31 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 20.243 93.543
    32 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 20.253 93.497
    33 17 Matt Kenseth USG Sheetrock/DeWalt Ford 20.256 93.483
    34 16 Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt Ford 20.27 93.419
    35 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 20.271 93.414
    36 01 Regan Smith U.S. Army Chevy 20.286 93.345
    37 14 Sterling Marlin Panasonic Plasma HDTV Chevy 20.303 93.267
    38 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 20.31 93.235
    39 49 Mike Bliss OBOVO.com Dodge 20.313 93.221
    40 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 20.321 93.184
    41 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 20.352 93.042
    42-OP 45 Kyle Petty Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge 20.367 92.974
    43 00 David Reutimann # Domino's Toyota 20.366 92.978
    DNQ 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 20.405 92.801
    DNQ 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Quaker State Chevy 20.433 92.674
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 20.473 92.493
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 20.478 92.470
    DNQ 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 20.511 92.321
    DNQ 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters Chevy 20.615 91.855


    # = rookie
    OP = made race via owners points
    PC = made the race via Past Champions Provisional
    DNQ = Did not qualify
    WD = Withdrew from race before qualifying


    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 7 6 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 95.103 19.911 94.420 15 0.683 9
    2 12 11 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 94.955 19.942 94.289 21 0.666 18
    3 1 1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 94.851 19.964 95.046 2 -0.195 1
    4 8 7 21 * Ken Schrader Ford 94.623 20.012 94.303 17 0.320 40-IN
    5 30 29 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 94.562 20.025 94.251 23 0.311 15
    6 13 12 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 94.548 20.028 94.832 3 -0.284 6
    7 27 26 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 94.515 20.035 94.515 13 0.000 12
    8 34 34 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 94.482 20.042 94.534 12 -0.052 17
    9 2 2 99 Carl Edwards Ford 94.406 20.058 94.228 24 0.178 10
    10 18 17 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 94.378 20.064 94.289 20 0.089 35
    11 19 18 96 Tony Raines Chevy 94.336 20.073 94.799 4 -0.463 30
    12 36 36 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 94.317 20.077 94.214 26 0.103 20
    13 23 22 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 94.223 20.097 94.293 19 -0.070 47-IN
    14 45 45 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 94.190 20.104 94.732 6 -0.542 7
    15 40 40 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 94.176 20.107 95.132 1 -0.956 25
    16 24 23 38 David Gilliland Ford 94.064 20.131 93.710 36 0.354 24
    17 26 25 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 94.031 20.138 93.882 33 0.149 33
    18 43 43 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 94.027 20.139 93.692 39 0.335 13
    19 37 37 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 93.999 20.145 94.661 8 -0.662 2
    20 15 14 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 93.957 20.154 93.873 34 0.084 4
    21 47 47 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 93.957 20.154 94.223 25 -0.266 8
    22 38 38 22 * Dave Blaney Toyota 93.887 20.169 93.896 31 -0.009 37-IN
    23 29 28 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 93.859 20.175 93.701 38 0.158 19
    24 9 8 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 93.826 20.182 94.742 5 -0.916 23
    25 16 15 7 Robby Gordon Ford 93.784 20.191 93.957 30 -0.173 21
    26 4 4 10 * Scott Riggs Dodge 93.780 20.192 94.609 9 -0.829 43-IN
    27 49 49 6 David Ragan # Ford 93.752 20.198 93.868 35 -0.116 22
    28 42 42 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 93.645 20.221 94.666 7 -1.021 29
    29 25 24 40 David Stremme Dodge 93.604 20.230 94.279 22 -0.675 11
    30 32 31 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 93.571 20.237 94.331 16 -0.760 26
    31 46 46 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 93.543 20.243 94.083 28 -0.540 14
    32 22 21 66 Jeff Green Chevy 93.497 20.253 94.590 11 -1.093 28
    33 31 30 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 93.483 20.256 92.551 48 0.932 5
    34 10 9 16 Greg Biffle Ford 93.419 20.270 94.609 10 -1.190 16
    35 3 3 25 Casey Mears Chevy 93.414 20.271 94.031 29 -0.617 27
    36 28 27 01 Regan Smith Chevy 93.345 20.286 93.442 42 -0.097 3
    37 6 5 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 93.267 20.303 94.298 18 -1.031 31
    38 20 19 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 93.235 20.310 93.212 43 0.023 39-CH-IN
    39 39 39 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge 93.221 20.313 92.997 45 0.224 41-IN
    40 41 41 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 93.184 20.321 91.994 49 1.190 49-IN
    41 33 33 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 93.042 20.352 93.701 37 -0.659 34
    42 35 35 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 92.979 20.366 94.120 27 -1.141 45-IN
    43 11 10 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 92.974 20.367 94.425 14 -1.451 32
    44 21 20 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 92.674 20.433 93.539 40 -0.865 42-DNQ
    45 48 48 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 92.674 20.433 93.891 32 -1.217 50-DNQ
    46 44 44 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy 92.493 20.473 93.530 41 -1.037 44-DNQ
    47 14 13 37 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 92.470 20.478 92.878 46 -0.408 46-DNQ
    48 17 16 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 92.321 20.511 93.070 44 -0.749 38-DNQ
    49 5 32 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 91.855 20.615 92.760 47 -0.905 36-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


    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 95.046 2 1
    2 99 Carl Edwards Ford 94.228 24 10
    3 25 Casey Mears Chevy 94.031 29 27
    4 10 * Scott Riggs Dodge 94.609 9 43-x
    5 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 92.760 47 36-x
    6 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 94.298 18 31
    7 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 94.420 15 9
    8 21 * Ken Schrader Ford 94.303 17 40-x
    9 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 94.742 5 23
    10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 94.609 10 16
    11 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 94.425 14 32
    12 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 94.289 21 18
    13 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 94.832 3 6
    14 37 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 92.878 46 46-x
    15 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 93.873 34 4
    16 7 Robby Gordon Ford 93.957 30 21
    17 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 93.070 44 38-x
    18 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 94.289 20 35
    19 96 Tony Raines Chevy 94.799 4 30
    20 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 93.212 43 39-CH-x
    21 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 93.539 40 42-x
    22 66 Jeff Green Chevy 94.590 11 28
    23 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 94.293 19 47-x
    24 38 David Gilliland Ford 93.710 36 24
    25 40 David Stremme Dodge 94.279 22 11
    26 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 93.882 33 33
    27 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 94.515 13 12
    28 01 Regan Smith Chevy 93.442 42 3
    29 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 93.701 38 19
    30 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 94.251 23 15
    31 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 92.551 48 5
    32 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 94.331 16 26
    33 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 93.701 37 34
    34 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 94.534 12 17
    35 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 94.120 27 45-x
    36 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 94.214 26 20
    37 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 94.661 8 2
    38 22 * Dave Blaney Toyota 93.896 31 37-x
    39 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge 92.997 45 41-x
    40 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 95.132 1 25
    41 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 91.994 49 49-x
    42 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 94.666 7 29
    43 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 93.692 39 13
    44 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy 93.530 41 44-x
    45 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 94.732 6 7
    46 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 94.083 28 14
    47 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 94.223 25 8
    48 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 93.891 32 50-x
    49 6 David Ragan # Ford 93.868 35 22


    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?

      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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