JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Citizens Back 400 at
Michigan International Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:10pm/et
    on Friday, June 15, 2007

  • Track Qualifying Record: #12-Ryan Newman, June 2005, 194.232mph

  • June 2006 Pole Sitter: #9-Kasey Kahne, 185.644, finished 1st

  • August 2006 Pole Sitter: #31-Jeff Burton, 187.936mph, finished 42nd


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Yeley Wins Pole at Michigan: #18-J.J. Yeley won the Budweiser Pole for the Citizens Bank 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 187.505mph for his first career pole. #48-Johnson qualified second, just .001 second behind Yeley. They were followed by #5-Busch, #12-Newman, #13-Nemecheck, #24-Gordon, #11-Hamlin, #1-Truex, Jr., #31-Burton, and #2-Busch.(6-15-2007)

  • Six do not qualify [DNQ] for the Citizens Bank 400 at Michigan International Speedway: #44-Jarrett, #4-Burton, #36-Mayfield, #49-Bliss, #37-Lepage and #78-KWallace [broke a belt on the car].(6-15-2007)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #18-Yeley, 187.505, starts 1st
    Dodge: #12-Newman, 186.596, starts 4th
    Ford: #99-Edwards, 185.648, starts 12th
    Toyota: #83-Vickers, 185.600, starts 16th
    (6-15-2007)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #4-Burton, 1st out to qualify, 182.635mph, Did not qualify
    #9-Kahne, 2nd out, 183.839mph, starts 36th
    #16-Biffle, 3rd out, 185.610mph, starts 14th
    #5-Busch, 10th out, 186.829mph, starts 3rd
    #18-Yeley, 31st out, 187.505mph, starts 1st
    (6-15-2007)

  • 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
    #83-Brian Vickers, 185.600mph
    #22-Dave Blaney, 185.557
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 185.543mph
    #21-Bill Elliott [PC], 185.266mph
    #10-Scott Riggs, 185.233mph
    #15-Paul Menard, 183.337mph
    #00-David Reutimann, 183.248mph
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 183.173mph
    will miss the race:
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 183.104mph
    #4-Ward Burton, 182.635mph
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 182.288mph
    #49-Mike Bliss, 181.287mph
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 180.478mph
    #78-Kenny Wallace, DNF
    (6-15-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #42-Juan Montoya, 184.228mph, starts 33rd
    #6-David Ragan, 184.143mph, starts 34th
    #15-Paul Menard, 183.337mph, starts 38th
    #00-David Reutimann, 183.248, starts 40th
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 183.173mph, starts 43rd
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(6-15-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #78-Wallace came out for his qualifying lap, then slowed down and pulled back on to pit road. A belt broke on the car.
    (6-15-2007)

  • 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
    Michigan International Speedway
    Citizens Bank 400
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, June 15, 2007 @ 04:48 PM Eastern


    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 38.399 187.505
    2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 38.400 187.500
    3 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 38.538 186.829
    4 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 38.586 186.596
    5 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 38.611 186.475
    6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 38.623 186.417
    7 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 38.643 186.321
    8 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 38.707 186.013
    9 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 38.729 185.907
    10 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 38.742 185.845
    11 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 38.766 185.730
    12 99 Carl Edwards Ford 38.783 185.648
    13 25 Casey Mears Chevy 38.786 185.634
    14 16 Greg Biffle Ford 38.791 185.610
    15 01 Mark Martin Chevy 38.792 185.605
    16 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 38.793 185.600
    17 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 38.802 185.557
    18 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 38.805 185.543
    19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 38.842 185.366
    20 38 David Gilliland Ford 38.862 185.271
    21 21 Bill Elliott Ford 38.863 185.266
    22 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 38.870 185.233
    23 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 38.875 185.209
    24 40 David Stremme Dodge 38.898 185.099
    25 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 38.922 184.985
    26 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 38.967 184.772
    27 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 38.978 184.720
    28 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 38.978 184.72
    29 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 39.004 184.596
    30 7 Robby Gordon Ford 39.007 184.582
    31 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 39.025 184.497
    32 96 Tony Raines Chevy 39.056 184.351
    33 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 39.082 184.228
    34 6 David Ragan # Ford 39.100 184.143
    35 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 39.112 184.087
    36 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 39.186 183.739
    37 45 John Andretti Dodge 39.272 183.337
    38 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 39.272 183.337
    39 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 39.290 183.253
    40 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 39.291 183.248
    41-OP 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 39.343 183.006
    42-OP 66 Jeff Green Chevy 39.351 182.969
    43 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 39.307 183.173
    DNQ 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 39.322 183.104
    DNQ 4 Ward Burton Chevy 39.423 182.635
    DNQ 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 39.498 182.288
    DNQ 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 39.716 181.287
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 39.894 180.478
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 0.000 0.000



    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 31 31 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 187.505 38.399 185.806 7 1.699 18
    2 48 48 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 187.500 38.400 185.572 9 1.928 4
    3 10 10 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 186.829 38.538 185.071 15 1.758 11
    4 36 36 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 186.596 38.586 183.861 32 2.735 13
    5 45 45 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 186.475 38.611 185.491 11 0.984 26
    6 32 32 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 186.417 38.623 184.838 20 1.579 1
    7 34 34 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 186.321 38.643 186.109 4 0.212 3
    8 21 21 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 186.013 38.707 186.741 1 -0.728 12
    9 42 42 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 185.907 38.729 184.871 19 1.036 6
    10 11 11 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 185.845 38.742 186.244 2 -0.399 16
    11 35 35 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 185.730 38.766 185.946 5 -0.216 9
    12 38 38 99 Carl Edwards Ford 185.648 38.783 183.683 35 1.965 8
    13 12 12 25 Casey Mears Chevy 185.634 38.786 185.567 10 0.067 23
    14 3 3 16 Greg Biffle Ford 185.610 38.791 185.285 12 0.325 19
    15 19 19 01 Mark Martin Chevy 185.605 38.792 185.009 16 0.596 5
    16 8 8 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 185.600 38.793 186.181 3 -0.581 38-IN
    17 49 49 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 185.557 38.802 185.176 14 0.381 37-IN
    18 33 33 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 185.543 38.805 184.928 17 0.615 48-IN
    19 7 7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 185.366 38.842 185.214 13 0.152 10
    20 18 18 38 David Gilliland Ford 185.271 38.862 184.388 27 0.883 34
    21 30 30 21 Bill Elliott Ford 185.266 38.863 184.805 21 0.461 40-IN
    22 23 23 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 185.233 38.870 183.814 33 1.419 36-IN
    23 25 25 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 185.209 38.875 184.483 25 0.726 14
    24 41 41 40 David Stremme Dodge 185.100 38.898 184.909 18 0.191 22
    25 26 26 88 Ricky Rudd Food 184.985 38.922 184.450 26 0.535 33
    26 9 9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 184.772 38.967 185.926 6 -1.154 2
    27 20 20 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 184.720 38.978 183.267 39 1.453 28
    28 39 39 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 184.720 38.978 183.383 37 1.337 35
    29 15 15 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 184.596 39.004 185.586 8 -0.990 25
    30 22 22 7 Robby Gordon Ford 184.582 39.007 183.491 36 1.091 32
    31 24 24 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 184.497 39.025 184.200 29 0.297 17
    32 43 43 96 Tony Raines Chevy 184.351 39.056 182.983 41 1.368 24
    33 13 13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 184.228 39.082 183.866 31 0.362 21
    34 46 46 6 David Ragan Ford 184.143 39.100 181.956 47 2.187 27
    35 47 47 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 184.087 39.112 182.306 45 1.781 15
    36 2 2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 183.739 39.186 184.786 22 -1.047 29
    37 27 27 45 John Andretti Dodge 183.337 39.272 182.588 43 0.749 30
    38 6 6 15 Paul Menard Chevy 183.337 39.272 184.554 24 -1.217 39-IN
    39 29 29 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 183.253 39.290 184.365 28 -1.112 20
    40 14 14 00 David Reutimann Toyota 183.248 39.291 183.866 30 -0.618 44-IN
    41 37 37 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 183.173 39.307 184.634 23 -1.461 46-IN
    42 44 44 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 183.104 39.322 182.255 46 0.849 41-DNQ
    43 17 17 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 183.006 39.343 183.814 34 -0.808 7
    44 16 16 66 Jeff Green Chevy 182.969 39.351 183.080 40 -0.111 31
    45 1 1 4 Ward Burton Chevy 182.635 39.423 183.327 38 -0.692 43-DNQ
    46 28 28 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 182.288 39.498 181.809 48 0.479 45-DNQ
    47 4 4 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 181.287 39.716 182.862 42 -1.575 47-DNQ
    48 5 5 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 180.478 39.894 182.514 44 -2.036 49-DNQ
    49 40 40 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 0.000 0.000 180.986 49 -180.986 42-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 Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 4 Ward Burton Chevy 183.327 38 43
    2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 184.786 22 29
    3 16 Greg Biffle Ford 185.285 12 19
    4 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 182.862 42 47
    5 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 182.514 44 49
    6 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 184.554 24 39
    7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 185.214 13 10
    8 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 186.181 3 38
    9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 185.926 6 2
    10 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 185.071 15 11
    11 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 186.244 2 16
    12 25 Casey Mears Chevy 185.567 10 23
    13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 183.866 31 21
    14 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 183.866 30 44
    15 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 185.586 8 25
    16 66 Jeff Green Chevy 183.080 40 31
    17 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 183.814 34 7
    18 38 David Gilliland Ford 184.388 27 34
    19 01 Mark Martin Chevy 185.009 16 5
    20 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 183.267 39 28
    21 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 186.741 1 12
    22 7 Robby Gordon Ford 183.491 36 32
    23 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 183.814 33 36
    24 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 184.200 29 17
    25 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 184.483 25 14
    26 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 184.450 26 33
    27 45 John Andretti Dodge 182.588 43 30
    28 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 181.809 48 45
    29 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 184.365 28 20
    30 21 Bill Elliott Ford 184.805 21 40-PC
    31 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 185.806 7 18
    32 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 184.838 20 1
    33 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 184.928 17 48
    34 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 186.109 4 3
    35 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 185.946 5 9
    36 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 183.861 32 13
    37 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 184.634 23 46
    38 99 Carl Edwards Ford 183.683 35 8
    39 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 183.383 37 35
    40 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 180.986 49 42
    41 40 David Stremme Dodge 184.909 18 22
    42 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 184.871 19 6
    43 96 Tony Raines Chevy 182.983 41 24
    44 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 182.255 46 41
    45 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 185.491 11 26
    46 6 David Ragan # Ford 181.956 47 27
    47 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 182.306 45 15
    48 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 185.572 9 4
    49 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 185.176 14 37


    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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