JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the 3M Performance 400
at Michigan International Speedway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:40pm/et
    on Friday, August 3, 2007

  • June 2007 Pole Sitter: #18-J.J. Yeley, 187.505, finished 1st

  • August 2006 Pole Sitter: #31-Jeff Burton, 187.936mph, finished 28th

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


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Jeff Gordon wins pole at Michigan: #24-Jeff Gordon won the Budweiser Pole for the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 189.026mph for his 6th pole of the season and 62nd of his career. Gordon went out last and took the pole from #16-Biffle, who had just gone out and took the pole from #9-Kahne [who starts 3rd], #43-Labonte starts 4th, followed by: #19-Sadler, #5-Busch, #48-Johnson, #07-Bowyer, #11-Hamlin and #01-Martin. The eight go-or-go homers who made the race were: #55-Waltrip [starts 11th], #00-Reutimann, #49-Andretti, #22-Blaney, #83-Vickers, #4-Burton, #08-Nemechek [first start for this team] and #10-Riggs.(8-17-2007).

  • Five do not qualify [DNQ] for the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway: #78-Wimmer [22 team attempts/42rd in OWNERS pts], #84-Allmendinger [22/46]; #37-Lepage [22/47]; #36-Mayfield [22/42]; #44-Jarrett [22/40].(8-17-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, August 17, 2007 at 3:10pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 3:00pm/et
    Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: 12:00am/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #29-Harvick, 1st out to qualify, 184.428mph, starts 28th
    #1-Truex Jr., 5th out, 186.746, starts 14th
    #9-Kahne, 14th out, 188.516, starts 3rd
    #16-Biffle, 47th out, 188.684, starts 2nd
    #24-Gordon, 48th, 189.026. starts 1st
    (8-17-2007)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Top four are in 8 in and 5 out [48 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 187.042
    #00-David Reutimann, 186.848
    #49-John Andretti, 186.446
    #22-Dave Blaney, 186.393
    #83-Brian Vickers, 186.239
    #4-Ward Burton, 185.591
    #08-Joe Nemechek, 185.319
    #10-Scott Riggs, 184.672
    will miss the race:
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 184.398
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 184.063
    #78-Scott Wimmer, 183.744
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 183.580
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 183.248
    (8-17-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 186.848, starts ?
    #6-David Ragan, 185.888, starts ?
    #15-Paul Menard, 184.450, starts ?
    #42-Juan Montoya, 185.806, starts ?
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 183.248, starts DNQ
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(8-17-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #17-Kenseth went out to take his lap, then before he took the green flag, he went to pit road, possibly tore up the rear end gears, the team fixed the problem and Kenseth went out 23rd.
    #08-Nemechek was due out 14th, but didn't go out, went out 2 spots later
    #31-Burton, who lost an engine in practice, will not qualifying 5th as scheduled, but supposedly will go out around 31st.(8-17-2007)

  • 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
    Michigan International Speedway
    3M Performance 400
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, August 17, 2007 @ 04:56 PM Eastern

    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 189.026 38.090
    2 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 188.684 38.159
    3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 188.516 38.193
    4 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 188.132 38.271
    5 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 188.024 38.293
    6 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 187.882 38.322
    7 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 187.877 38.323
    8 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's Chevy 187.373 38.426
    9 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 187.344 38.432
    10 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 187.246 38.452
    11 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 187.042 38.494
    12 00 David Reutimann # Dominos.com Toyota 186.848 38.534
    13 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 186.780 38.548
    14 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 186.746 38.555
    15 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 186.577 38.590
    16 49 John Andretti Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 186.446 38.617
    17 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 186.393 38.628
    18 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 186.239 38.660
    19 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 186.225 38.663
    20 40 David Stremme Tums Dodge 186.215 38.665
    21 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 186.181 38.672
    22 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 186.167 38.675
    23 21 Bill Elliott Little Debbie Ford 186.123 38.684
    24 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 185.946 38.721
    25 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance Ford 185.888 38.733
    26 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 185.806 38.750
    27 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters/Lucas Oil Chevy 185.591 38.795
    28 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 185.428 38.829
    29 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 185.428 38.829
    30 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Ford 185.366 38.842
    31 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 185.338 38.848
    32 08 Joe Nemechek Dodge 185.319 38.852
    33 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 185.061 38.906
    34 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 184.947 38.930
    35 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 184.800 38.961
    36 26 Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools Ford 184.791 38.963
    37 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 184.611 39.001
    38 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Sylvania Chevy 184.450 39.035
    39 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 184.422 39.041
    40 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 184.327 39.061
    41-OP 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation Chevy 183.641 39.207
    42-OP 45 Chad McCumbee Marathon Amercian Spirit Motor Oil Dodge 180.582 39.871
    43 10 Scott Riggs Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper/Valvoline 184.672 38.988
    DNQ 36 * Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 184.398 39.046
    DNQ 44 * Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 184.063 39.117
    DNQ 78 * Scott Wimmer Furniture Row Chevy 183.744 39.185
    DNQ 37 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 183.580 39.220
    DNQ 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 183.248 39.291





    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 48 of 48 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 48 48 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 189.026 38.090 185.893 16 3.133 1
    2 47 47 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.684 38.159 186.273 10 2.411 16
    3 16 14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 188.516 38.291 187.544 1 0.972 28
    4 39 39 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 188.132 38.271 186.442 8 1.690 20
    5 40 40 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 188.024 38.293 186.157 11 1.867 23
    6 31 31 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 187.882 38.322 186.926 4 0.956 8
    7 20 18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 187.877 38.323 187.529 2 0.348 7
    8 44 44 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 187.444 38.411 185.104 24 2.340 9
    9 43 43 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 187.373 38.426 185.955 15 1.418 2
    10 45 45 01 Mark Martin Chevy 187.246 38.452 185.984 14 1.262 11
    11 25 24 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 187.042 38.494 184.947 26 2.095 44-IN
    12 38 38 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 186.848 38.534 185.744 18 1.104 39-IN
    13 26 25 99 Carl Edwards Ford 186.780 38.548 186.509 6 0.271 5
    14 6 5 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 186.746 38.555 185.000 25 1.746 12
    15 8 7 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 186.577 38.590 186.384 9 0.193 13
    16 21 19 49 * John Andretti Dodge 186.446 38.617 183.983 34 2.463 43-IN
    17 10 9 22 * Dave Blaney Toyota 186.393 38.628 185.314 22 1.079 36-IN
    18 32 32 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 186.239 38.660 185.998 13 0.241 38-IN
    19 4 29 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 186.225 38.663 184.492 28 1.733 6
    20 13 12 40 David Stremme Dodge 186.215 38.665 187.173 3 -0.958 26
    21 18 23 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 186.181 38.672 186.533 5 -0.352 3
    22 36 36 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 186.127 38.683 184.280 30 1.847 31
    23 42 42 21 Bill Elliott Ford 186.123 38.684 183.552 38 2.571 35
    24 35 35 38 David Gilliland Ford 185.946 38.721 185.797 17 0.149 30
    25 22 20 6 David Ragan # Ford 185.888 38.733 184.091 33 1.797 24
    26 15 13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 185.806 38.750 185.557 19 0.249 19
    27 28 27 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 185.591 38.795 184.228 31 1.363 41-IN
    28 1 1 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 185.428 38.829 184.502 27 0.926 10
    29 5 4 25 Casey Mears Chevy 185.428 38.829 185.285 23 0.143 17
    30 46 46 7 Robby Gordon Ford 185.366 38.842 183.941 36 1.425 25
    31 19 17 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 185.338 38.848 185.424 20 -0.086 21
    32 14 15 08 * Joe Nemechek Dodge 185.319 38.852 182.315 46 3.004 57-IN
    33 11 10 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 185.061 38.906 184.492 29 0.569 27
    34 2 2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 184.947 39.930 186.485 7 -1.538 14
    35 34 34 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 184.800 38.961 185.390 21 -0.590 4
    36 17 16 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 184.791 38.963 182.399 45 2.392 18
    37 30 30 10 * Scott Riggs Dodge 184.672 38.988 182.950 41 1.722 37-IN
    38 33 33 96 Tony Raines Chevy 184.611 39.001 183.127 39 1.484 22
    39 12 11 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 184.450 39.035 182.913 42 1.537 29
    40 7 6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 184.422 39.041 186.128 12 -1.706 15
    41 24 22 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 184.398 39.046 183.015 40 1.383 42-DNQ
    42 41 41 66 Jeff Green Chevy 184.327 39.061 182.769 43 1.558 32
    43 3 3 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 184.063 39.117 183.758 37 0.305 40-DNQ
    44 37 37 78 * Scott Wimmer Chevy 183.744 39.185 183.964 35 -0.220 43-DNQ
    45 23 21 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 183.641 39.207 182.602 44 1.039 34
    46 29 28 37 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 183.580 39.220 181.603 48 1.977 47-DNQ
    47 9 8 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 183.248 39.291 184.228 32 -0.980 46-DNQ
    48 27 26 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge 180.582 39.871 181.804 47 -1.222 33


    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 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 184.502 27 10
    2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 186.485 7 14
    3 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 183.758 37 40
    5 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 184.492 28 6
    6 25 Casey Mears Chevy 185.285 23 17
    7 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 185.000 25 12
    8 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 186.128 12 15
    9 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 186.384 9 13
    10 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 184.228 32 46
    11 22 * Dave Blaney Toyota 185.314 22 36
    12 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 184.492 29 27
    13 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 182.913 42 29
    14 40 David Stremme Dodge 187.173 3 26
    15 08 * Joe Nemechek Dodge 182.315 46 57
    16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 185.557 19 19
    17 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 187.544 1 28
    18 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 182.399 45 18
    19 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 186.533 5 3
    20 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 185.424 20 21
    21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 187.529 2 7
    22 49 * John Andretti Dodge 183.983 34 43
    23 6 David Ragan # Ford 184.091 33 24
    24 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 182.602 44 34
    25 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 183.015 40 42
    26 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 184.947 26 44
    27 99 Carl Edwards Ford 186.509 6 5
    28 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge 181.804 47 33
    29 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 184.228 31 41
    30 37 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 181.603 48 47
    31 10 * Scott Riggs Dodge 182.950 41 37
    32 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 186.926 4 8
    33 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 185.998 13 38
    34 96 Tony Raines Chevy 183.127 39 22
    35 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 185.390 21 4
    36 38 David Gilliland Ford 185.797 17 30
    37 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 184.280 30 31
    38 78 * Scott Wimmer Chevy 183.964 35 43
    39 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 185.744 18 39
    40 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 186.442 8 20
    41 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 186.157 11 23
    42 66 Jeff Green Chevy 182.769 43 32
    43 21 Bill Elliott Ford 183.552 38 35
    44 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 185.955 15 2
    45 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 185.104 24 9
    46 01 Mark Martin Chevy 185.984 14 11
    47 7 Robby Gordon Ford 183.941 36 25
    48 16 Greg Biffle Ford 186.273 10 16
    49 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.893 16 1


    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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