JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Subway Fresh Fit 500k
at Phoenix International Raceway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 8:10pm/et
    on Thursday, April 19, 2007

  • 2006 April Pole Sitter: #5-Kyle Busch, 133.744mph, finished 36th

  • 2005 November Pole Sitter: #24-Jeff Gordon, 134.464mph, finished 4th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, Nov 2004, 135.854mph

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #9-Kahne 130.773mph, goes out 22rd out of 50 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Jeff Gordon wins pole at Phoenix: #24-Jeff Gordon won the Budweiser Pole for the Subway Fresh Fit 500k at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 133.136mph for his 3rd pole of 2007 and 59th of his career. The rest of the top-10 are #26-McMurray, #11-Hamlin, #10-Riggs, #48-Johnson, #2-Busch, #1-Yruex Jr., #29-Harvick, #20-Stewart and #9-Kahne. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #10-Riggs, #22-Blaney, #00-Reutimann, #78-Wallace, #15-Menard, #21-Schrader, #4-Burton and #44-Jarrett [used his 5th champ prov, only one left]. See the qualifying results below.(4-19-2007)

  • Seven do not qualify for the Subway Fresh Fit 500k at Phoenix International Raceway: #36-Mayfield, #55-Waltrip, #37-Andretti, #83-Vickers, #84-Allmendinger, #49-Bliss and #02-Ash.(4-19-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Subway Fresh Fit 500k at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 8:10pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 8:00pm/et
    Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: Friday April 20 at 12:00pm/et and Saturday, April 21 at 1:00am/et on SPEED

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #4-Burton, 1st out to qualify, 129.590mph, starts 35th
    #12-Newman, 3rd out, 130.828, starts 19th
    #8-Earnhardt Jr. 10th out, 131.028, starts 15th
    #26-McMurray, 26th out, 132.577, starts 2nd
    #24-Gordon, 37th out. 133.136, starts 1st
    (4-19-2007)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Top four are in 8 in and 7 out [50 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #10-Scott Riggs, 132.338
    #22-Dave Blaney, 131.229
    #00-David Reutimann, 130.406
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 130.204
    #15-Paul Menard, 129.655
    #21-Ken Schrader, 129.636
    #4-Ward Burton, 129.590
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 128.521 [used champ prov #5]
    will miss the race:
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 129.548
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 129.515
    #37-John Andretti, 129.492
    #83-Brian Vickers, 129.097
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 128.834
    #49-Mike Bliss, 128.452
    #02-Brandon Ash, 125.597
    (4-19-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 130.406, starts 25th
    #6-David Ragan, 129.720, starts 32nd
    #15-Paul Menard, 129.655, starts 33rd
    #42-Juan Montoya, 129.571, starts 36th
    #?-Brandon Whitt, DNR
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 128.834, starts DNQ
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(4-19-2007)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Gordon, 133.136, starts 1st
    Dodge: #10-Riggs, 132.338, starts 4th
    Ford: #26-McMurray, 132.577, starts 2nd
    Toyota: #22-Blaney, 131.229, starts 11th
    (4-19-2007)

  • 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).


    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Thu, April 19, 2007 @ 09:45 PM Eastern

    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 27.040 133.136
    2 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 27.154 132.577
    3 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's Chevy 27.156 132.567
    4 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 27.203 132.338
    5 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 27.216 132.275
    6 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 27.286 131.936
    7 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 27.341 131.670
    8 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 27.343 131.661
    9 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 27.348 131.637
    10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 27.363 131.565
    11 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 27.433 131.229
    12 07 Clint Bowyer DIRECTV Chevy 27.451 131.143
    13 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 27.472 131.043
    14 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 27.474 131.033
    15 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 27.475 131.028
    16 13 Joe Nemechek Pinnacle Las Vegas Chevy 27.482 130.995
    17 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 27.492 130.947
    18 16 Greg Biffle Ameriquest Ford 27.514 130.842
    19 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 27.517 130.828
    20 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 27.522 130.804
    21 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 27.524 130.795
    22 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 27.551 130.667
    23 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 27.571 130.572
    24 5 Kyle Busch Carquest/Kellogg's Chevy 27.604 130.416
    25 00 David Reutimann # Domino's Toyota 27.606 130.406
    26 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 27.612 130.378
    27 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 27.638 130.255
    28 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 27.645 130.222
    29 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 27.649 130.204
    30 38 David Gilliland M & M's Ford 27.685 130.034
    31 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Chevy 27.745 129.753
    32 6 David Ragan # AAA/Show Your Card and Save Ford 27.752 129.720
    33 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Johns Manville Chevy 27.766 129.655
    34 21 Ken Schrader Motorcraft Ford 27.770 129.636
    35 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters Chevy 27.780 129.590
    36 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 27.784 129.571
    37 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevy 27.808 129.459
    38 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Ford 27.809 129.454
    39 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 27.876 129.143
    40-OP 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 129.055 27.895
    41-OP 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 128.963 27.915
    42-OP 70 Johnny Sauter Haas CNC Machine Tools Chevy 128.654 27.982
    43-CH 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 128.521 28.011
    DNQ 36 * Jeremy Mayfield 360 )TC Toyota 129.548 27.789
    DNQ 55 * Michael Waltrip NAPA Toyota 129.515 27.796
    DNQ 37 * John Andretti Camping World Dodge 129.492 27.801
    DNQ 83 * Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 129.097 27.886
    DNQ 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Red BullToyota 128.834 27.943
    DNQ 49 * Mike Bliss Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 128.452 28.026
    DNQ 02 * Brandon Ash Sprinter Trucking/APEX Dodge 125.597 28.663



    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 50 of 50 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 37 37 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 133.136 27.040 129.809 15 3.327 1
    2 26 26 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 132.577 27.154 130.171 9 2.406 11
    3 41 41 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 132.567 27.156 129.800 17 2.767 6
    4 49 49 10 * Scott Riggs Dodge 132.338 27.203 129.506 20 2.832 37-IN
    5 34 34 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 132.275 27.216 130.383 5 1.892 5
    6 29 29 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 131.936 27.286 129.823 14 2.113 15
    7 27 27 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 131.670 27.341 129.945 12 1.725 19
    8 28 28 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 131.661 27.343 130.124 10 1.537 14
    9 35 35 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 131.637 27.348 130.406 3 1.231 10
    10 32 32 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 131.565 27.363 130.733 1 0.832 33
    11 33 33 22 * Dave Blaney Toyota 131.229 27.433 129.227 26 2.002 38-IN
    12 50 5 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 131.143 27.451 128.659 36 2.484 7
    13 31 31 25 Casey Mears Chevy 131.043 27.472 129.445 21 1.598 32
    14 30 30 66 Jeff Green Chevy 131.033 27.474 129.194 28 1.839 28
    15 10 10 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 131.028 27.475 130.558 2 0.470 18
    16 21 21 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 130.995 27.482 129.908 13 1.087 25
    17 47 47 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 130.947 27.492 130.388 4 0.559 3
    18 14 14 16 Greg Biffle Ford 130.842 27.514 130.227 7 0.615 17
    19 3 3 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 130.828 27.517 130.274 6 0.554 20
    20 44 44 01 Mark Martin Chevy 130.804 27.522 130.189 8 0.615 4
    21 45 45 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 130.667 27.551 129.042 31 1.625 22
    22 9 9 96 Tony Raines Chevy 130.572 27.571 129.199 27 1.373 26
    23 16 16 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 130.416 27.604 129.324 23 1.092 8
    24 40 40 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 130.406 27.606 129.116 29 1.290 45-x
    25 23 23 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 130.395 27.608 129.042 30 1.353 16
    26 43 43 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 130.378 27.612 129.706 18 0.672 23
    27 25 25 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 130.255 27.638 129.375 22 0.880 29
    28 38 38 99 Carl Edwards Ford 130.222 27.645 129.273 25 0.949 9
    29 46 46 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy 130.204 27.649 128.682 35 1.522 44-IN
    30 42 42 38 David Gilliland Ford 130.034 27.685 129.697 19 0.337 27
    31 4 4 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 129.753 27.745 130.095 11 -0.342 2
    32 17 17 6 David Ragan # Ford 129.720 27.752 128.411 40 1.309 24
    33 22 22 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 129.655 27.766 127.325 49 2.330 41-IN
    34 11 11 21 * Ken Schrader Ford 129.636 27.770 129.282 24 0.354 36-IN
    35 1 1 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 129.590 27.780 128.457 39 1.133 43-IN
    36 36 36 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 129.571 27.784 128.210 43 1.361 13
    37 39 39 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 129.548 27.789 127.823 48 1.725 46-DNQ
    38 48 48 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 129.515 27.796 128.654 37 0.861 50-DNQ
    39 18 18 37 * John Andretti Dodge 129.492 27.801 127.923 47 1.569 47-DNQ
    40 12 12 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 129.459 27.808 129.805 16 -0.346 31
    41 15 15 7 Robby Gordon Ford 129.454 27.809 128.608 38 0.846 21
    42 20 20 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 129.143 27.876 128.319 41 0.824 30
    43 13 13 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 129.097 27.886 128.857 33 0.240 40-DNQ
    44 5 5 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 129.055 27.895 128.788 34 0.267 34
    45 19 19 40 David Stremme Dodge 128.963 27.915 128.164 44 0.799 12
    46 6 6 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 128.834 27.943 127.941 46 0.893 48-DNQ
    47 24 24 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 128.654 27.982 128.917 32 -0.263 35
    48 7 7 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 128.521 28.011 128.255 42 0.266 39-CH-IN
    49 2 2 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge 128.452 28.026 128.068 45 0.384 42-DNQ
    50 8 8 02 * Brandon Ash Dodge 125.597 28.663 125.681 50 -0.084 none-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, 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 4 * Ward Burton Chevy     43-x
    2 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge     42-x
    3 12 Ryan Newman Dodge     20
    4 31 Jeff Burton Chevy     2
    5 45 Kyle Petty Dodge     34
    6 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota     48-x
    7 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota     39-CH-x
    8 02 * Brandon Ash Dodge     none-x
    9 96 Tony Raines Chevy     26
    10 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy     18
    11 21 * Ken Schrader Ford     36-x
    12 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy     31
    13 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota     40-x
    14 16 Greg Biffle Ford     17
    15 7 Robby Gordon Ford     21
    16 5 Kyle Busch Chevy     8
    17 6 David Ragan # Ford     24
    18 37 * John Andretti Dodge     47-x
    19 40 David Stremme Dodge     12
    20 88 Ricky Rudd Ford     30
    21 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy     25
    22 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy     41-x
    23 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge     16
    24 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy     35
    25 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge     29
    26 26 Jamie McMurray Ford     11
    27 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy     19
    28 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy     14
    29 2 Kurt Busch Dodge     15
    30 66 Jeff Green Chevy     28
    31 25 Casey Mears Chevy     32
    32 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge     33
    33 22 * Dave Blaney Toyota     38-x
    34 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy     5
    35 20 Tony Stewart Chevy     10
    36 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge     13
    37 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy     1
    38 99 Carl Edwards Ford     9
    39 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota     46-x
    40 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota     45-x
    41 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy     6
    42 38 David Gilliland Ford     27
    43 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge     23
    44 01 Mark Martin Chevy     4
    45 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy     22
    46 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy     44-x
    47 17 Matt Kenseth Ford     3
    48 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota     50-x
    49 10 * Scott Riggs Dodge     37-x
    50 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy     7


    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

    • 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)

    • 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]

    • 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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