JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Checkers Auto Parts 500(k)
at Phoenix International Raceway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 5:40pm/et
    on Friday, November 9, 2007

  • 2006 November Pole Sitter: #24-Jeff Gordon, 134.464mph, finished 4th

  • 2007 April Pole Sitter: #24-Jeff Gordon, 133.136mph, finished 1st

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

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #26-McMurray 131.728, scheduled to qualify 10th out of 49 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Edwards wins pole at Phoenix: #99-Carl Edwards won the Budweiser Pole for the Checker Auto Parts 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 132.773mph for his first pole of 2007, first since Homestead in 2005 and the 3rd of his career. #1-Truex Jr. qualified second with the rest of the top-10: #24-Gordon, #18-Yeley, #70-Sauter, #48-Johnson, #16-Biffle, #96-Raines, #2-Busch and #9-Kahne. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #83-Vickers, #10-Carpentier, #06-Hornish, Jr.(first career start), #27-Villeneuve, #09-Marlin, #36-Benson, #78-Nemechek and #21-Bill Elliott had to use a past champions provisional to make the race, the 4th of 6, so he has two to use with one race to go in the season.(11-9-2007)

  • Six do not qualify [DNQ] for the Checker Auto Parts 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway: #55-Waltrip [34 team attempts/40th in OWNERS pts]; #44-Jarrett [34/41], #49-Andretti [34/47], #84-Allmendinger [34/44]; #4-Burton [33/45]; #00-Reutiman [34/39] who lost an engine on his qualifying lap.(11-9-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Checkers Auto Parts 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, November 9, 2007 at 5:40pm/et.
    TV: ESPN2 - 5:30pm/et
    Radio: MRN 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)
    #43-Labonte, 1st out to qualify, 130.553mph, starts 32nd
    #55-Waltrip, 2nd out, 130.634, starts DNQ
    #9-Kahne, 5th out, 132.023, starts 10th
    #18-Yeley, 6th out, 132.236, starts 4th
    #1-Truex Jr,. 15th out, 132.758, starts 2nd
    #99-Edwards, 25th out, 132.773, starts 1st

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Top 8 are in and 6 out [49 entered for 43 spots]:

    will make the race
    #83-Brian Vickers, 131.349
    #10-Patrick Carpentier, 131.267
    #06-Sam Hornish, 131.062
    #27-Jacques Villenuve, 131.014
    #09-Sterling Marlin, 130.933
    #36-Johnny Benson, 130.757
    #78-Joe Nemechek, 130.738
    #21-Bill Elliott [has past champ prov to use], 128.411
    will miss the race:
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 130.572
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 130.364
    #4-Ward Burton, 129.538
    #49-John Andretti, 129.454
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 128.155
    #00-David Reutimann, 0.000


  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reuitmann, 0.00mph, DNQ
    #6-David Ragan, 129.079, starts 41st
    #15-Paul Menard, 131.454, starts 19th
    #42-Juan Montoya, 131.670, starts 14th
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 130.572, starts DNQ
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #00-Reutimann lost an engine on his first lap and will miss the race
    #15-Menard slapped the wall on his 2nd lap, doesn't look too major
    #83-Vickers team made an engine change, so if he makes the race, he will start at the rear of the field
    #6-Ragan pancaked the right side of his car and did some damage

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #1-Truex Jr. 132.758, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #2-Busch 132.023, starts 9th
    Ford: #99-Edwards, 132.773, starts 1st
    Toyota: #22-Blaney 131.560, starts 17th

  • 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 by Row
    Phoenix International Raceway
    Checker Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, November 09, 2007 @ 05:25 PM/MT US


    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 132.773 27.114
    2 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 132.758 27.117
    3 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 132.699 27.129
    4 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 132.236 27.224
    5 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation Chevy 132.144 27.243
    6 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 132.129 27.246
    7 16 Greg Biffle Dish Network Ford 132.091 27.254
    8 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 132.057 27.261
    9 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 132.023 27.268
    10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 132.023 27.268
    11 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 132.008 27.271
    12 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 131.936 27.286
    13 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 131.916 27.290
    14 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 131.670 27.341
    15 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Chevy 131.627 27.350
    16 19 Elliott Sadler Siemens Dodge 131.569 27.362
    17 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 131.560 27.364
    18 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt NANO Technology Ford 131.545 27.367
    19 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Johns Manville Chevy 131.454 27.386
    20 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 131.401 27.397
    21 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 131.382 27.401
    22 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 131.349 27.408
    23 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Ford 131.305 27.417
    24 10 Patrick Carpentier Valvoline/Sears Auto Center Dodge 131.267 27.425
    25 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 131.205 27.438
    26 06 Sam Hornish, Jr Mobil 1 Dodge 131.062 27.468
    27 27 Jacques Villeneuve UNICEF Toyota 131.014 27.478
    28 01 Aric Almirola U.S. Army Chevy 130.976 27.486
    29 09 Sterling Marlin Miccosukee Resorts Chevy 130.933 27.495
    30 36 Johnny Benson 360 OTC Toyota 130.757 27.532
    31 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Chevy 130.738 27.536
    32 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 130.553 27.575
    33 88 Ricky Rudd Pedigree Ford 130.501 27.586
    34 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 130.468 27.593
    35 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 130.449 27.597
    36 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 130.091 27.673
    37 40 David Stremme Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Dodge 130.081 27.675
    38 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 129.950 27.703
    39 7 Robby Gordon Menards/MAPEI Ford 129.898 27.714
    40 66 Jeremy Mayfield Haas Automation Chevy 129.716 27.753
    41-OP 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance Ford 129.079 27.890
    42-OP 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 128.278 28.064
    43-PC 21 Bill Elliott Ore-Ida/Heinz Ford 128.411 28.035
    DNQ 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 130.634 27.558
    DNQ 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 130.572 27.571
    DNQ 4 Ward Burton Chevy 129.538 27.791
    DNQ 49 John Andretti Dodge 129.454 27.809
    DNQ 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 128.155 28.091
    DNQ 00 David Reutimann Toyota 0.000 engine



    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 26 25 99 Carl Edwards Ford 132.773 27.114 131.661 2 1.112 5
    2 16 15 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 132.758 27.117 129.748 32 3.010 12
    3 41 41 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 132.699 27.129 130.515 14 2.184 2
    4 7 6 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 132.236 27.224 130.326 19 1.910 21
    5 39 38 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 132.144 27.243 130.567 13 1.577 33
    6 14 13 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 132.129 27.246 131.229 5 0.900 1
    7 23 22 16 Greg Biffle Ford 132.061 27.260 129.800 30 2.261 16
    8 40 39 96 Tony Raines Chevy 132.057 27.261 130.044 25 2.013 23
    9 29 28 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 132.023 27.268 130.942 10 1.081 9
    10 6 5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 132.023 27.268 130.823 11 1.200 18
    11 27 26 25 Casey Mears Chevy 132.008 27.271 130.063 24 1.945 15
    12 47 47 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 131.936 27.286 130.086 23 1.850 7
    13 20 19 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 131.916 27.290 130.373 18 1.543 14
    14 19 18 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 131.670 27.341 130.747 12 0.923 22
    15 46 46 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 131.627 27.350 131.262 4 0.365 11
    16 24 23 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 131.569 27.362 130.506 15 1.063 26
    17 44 44 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 131.560 27.364 131.281 3 0.279 35
    18 17 16 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 131.545 27.367 131.071 7 0.474 10
    19 11 10 15 Paul Menard Chevy 131.454 27.386 129.753 31 1.701 29
    20 49 49 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 131.401 27.397 131.062 8 0.339 3
    21 36 35 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 131.382 27.401 129.870 27 1.512 6
    22 15 14 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 131.349 27.408 130.110 21 1.239 38-IN
    23 10 9 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 131.305 27.417 131.728 1 -0.423 19
    24 43 43 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge 131.267 27.425 128.917 43 2.350 37-IN
    25 21 20 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 131.205 27.438 130.416 17 0.789 24
    26 13 12 06 Sam Hornish Jr Dodge 131.062 27.468 130.016 26 1.046 51-IN
    27 35 34 27 Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 131.014 27.478 129.199 42 1.815 55-IN
    28 38 37 01 Aric Almirola Chevy 130.976 27.486 129.814 29 1.162 17
    29 42 42 09 Sterling Marlin Dodge 130.933 27.495 129.375 38 1.558 56-IN
    30 34 33 36 Johnny Benson Toyota 130.757 27.532 128.912 44 1.845 46-IN
    31 30 29 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 130.738 27.536 130.091 22 0.647 42-IN
    32 2 2 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 130.634 27.558 129.622 34 1.012 40-DNQ
    33 33 32 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 130.572 27.571 129.557 36 1.015 44-DNQ
    34 1 1 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 130.553 27.575 129.594 35 0.959 20
    35 9 8 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 130.501 27.586 129.315 40 1.186 30
    36 12 11 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 130.468 27.593 129.506 37 0.962 8
    37 4 3 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 130.449 27.597 129.716 33 0.733 13
    38 31 30 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 130.091 27.673 129.865 28 0.226 34
    39 22 21 40 David Stremme Dodge 130.081 27.675 130.185 20 -0.104 27
    40 8 7 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 129.950 27.703 130.947 9 -0.997 4
    41 3 40 7 Robby Gordon Ford 129.898 27.714 128.751 47 1.147 28
    42 25 24 66 Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 129.716 27.753 129.357 39 0.359 31
    43 5 4 4 Ward Burton Chevy 129.538 27.791 127.818 48 1.720 45-DNQ
    44 37 36 49 John Andretti Dodge 129.454 27.809 128.857 45 0.597 47-DNQ
    45 18 17 6 David Ragan Ford 129.079 27.890 131.119 6 -2.040 25
    46 28 27 21 Bill Elliott Ford 128.411 28.035 128.857 46 -0.446 36-IN
    47 48 48 38 David Gilliland Ford 128.278 28.064 127.479 49 0.799 32
    48 32 31 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 128.155 28.091 129.218 41 -1.063 41-DNQ
    49 45 45 00 David Reutimann Toyota 0.000 engine 130.468 16 x 39-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 Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 129.594 35 20
    2 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 129.622 34 40
    3 7 Robby Gordon Ford 128.751 47 28
    4 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 129.716 33 13
    5 4 Ward Burton Chevy 127.818 48 45
    6 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 130.823 11 18
    7 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 130.326 19 21
    8 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 130.947 9 4
    9 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 129.315 40 30
    10 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 131.728 1 19
    11 15 Paul Menard Chevy 129.753 31 29
    12 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 129.506 37 8
    13 06 Sam Hornish Jr Dodge 130.016 26 51
    14 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 131.229 5 1
    15 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 130.110 21 38
    16 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 129.748 32 12
    17 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 131.071 7 10
    18 6 David Ragan Ford 131.119 6 25
    19 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 130.747 12 22
    20 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 130.373 18 14
    21 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 130.416 17 24
    22 40 David Stremme Dodge 130.185 20 27
    23 16 Greg Biffle Ford 129.800 30 16
    24 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 130.506 15 26
    25 66 Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 129.357 39 31
    26 99 Carl Edwards Ford 131.661 2 5
    27 25 Casey Mears Chevy 130.063 24 15
    28 21 Bill Elliott Ford 128.857 46 36
    29 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 130.942 10 9
    30 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 130.091 22 42
    31 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 129.865 28 34
    32 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 129.218 41 41
    33 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 129.557 36 44
    34 36 Johnny Benson Toyota 128.912 44 46
    35 27 Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 129.199 42 55
    36 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 129.870 27 6
    37 49 John Andretti Dodge 128.857 45 47
    38 01 Aric Almirola Chevy 129.814 29 17
    39 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 130.567 13 33
    40 96 Tony Raines Chevy 130.044 25 23
    41 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 130.515 14 2
    42 09 Sterling Marlin Dodge 129.375 38 56
    43 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge 128.917 43 37
    44 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 131.281 3 35
    45 00 David Reutimann Toyota 130.468 16 39
    46 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 131.262 4 11
    47 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 130.086 23 7
    48 38 David Gilliland Ford 127.479 49 32
    49 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 131.062 8 3


    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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