JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:40pm/et
    on Friday, June 8, 2007

  • June 2006 Pole Sitter: #11-Denny Hamlin, 169.638, finished 1st
  • July 2006 Pole Sitter: #11-Denny Hamlin, 169.827, finished 11th
  • Track Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, June 2004, 172.533mph

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Newman on Pole at Pocono: #12-Ryan Newman won the Budweiser Pole for the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 170.062mph for his 3rd pole in a row, his 4th pole of the year, and the 41st of his career. Newman has only won three races in the 40 races which he won the pole. #11-Hamlin qualified second, followed by #1-Truex Jr., #5-Busch, #07-Bowyer, #20-Stewart, #48-Johnson, #9-Kahne, #83-Vickers, and #31-Burton. All 2007 rookies made the race. It's the third time this year that all rookies have qualified (the others were Richmond and Darlington).(6-8-2007)

  • Six do not qualify [DNQ] for the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway: #55-Waltrip, #78-Wallace, #36-Mayfield, #37-Lepage, #44-Jarrett, and #49-Bliss.(6-8-2007)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #15-Menard, 1st out to qualify, 166.457mph, starts 21st
    #9-Kahne, 5th out, 167.436mph, starts 8th
    #5-Busch, 17th out, 168.139mph, starts 4th
    #12-Newman, 22nd out, 170.062mph, starts 1st
    (6-8-2007)

  • 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, 167.336mph
    #22-Dave Blaney, 166.939mph
    #4-Ward Burton, 166.658mph
    #15-Paul Menard, 166.457mph
    #00-David Reutimann, 166.362mph
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 166.070mph
    #10-Scott Riggs, 165.715mph
    #21-Bill Elliott [PC], 165.262
    will miss the race:
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 165.691mph
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 165.396mph
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 164.944mph
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 164.669mph
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 164.078mph
    #49-Mike Bliss, 163.381mph
    (6-8-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 166.362mph, starts 23rd
    #6-David Ragan, 165.177mph, starts 36th
    #15-Paul Menard, 166.457mph, starts 21st
    #42-Juan Montoya, 165.104mph, starts 38th
    #?-Brandon Whitt, DNR
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 166.070mph, starts 28th
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(6-8-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #49-Mike Bliss scraped the wall on his qualifying attempt.
    #14-Marlin slowed down on his warm up lap and did not take the green. The team was unable to fix the car before the 5 minute clock expired so he did not make a lap.
    (6-8-2007)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Dodge: #12-Newman, 170.062, starts 1st
    Chevy: #11-Hamlin, 169.278, starts 2nd
    Toyota: #83-Vickers, 167.336, starts 8th
    Ford: #38-Gilliland, 166.920, starts 16th
    (6-8-2007)

  • 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).


    Starting Line Up by Row
    Pocono Raceway
    POCONO 500
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, June 08, 2007 @ 05:42 PM Eastern

    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 52.922 170.062
    2 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 53.167 169.278
    3 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 53.346 168.710
    4 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 53.527 168.139
    5 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 53.553 168.058
    6 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 53.572 167.998
    7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 53.590 167.942
    8 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 53.752 167.436
    9 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 53.784 167.336
    10 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 53.804 167.274
    11 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 53.806 167.268
    12 25 Casey Mears Chevy 53.900 166.976
    13 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 53.906 166.957
    14 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 53.912 166.939
    15 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 53.913 166.936
    16 38 David Gilliland Ford 53.918 166.920
    17 96 Tony Raines Chevy 53.919 166.917
    18 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 53.949 166.824
    19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 54.006 166.648
    20 4 Ward Burton Chevy 54.032 166.568
    21 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 54.068 166.457
    22 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 54.085 166.405
    23 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 54.099 166.362
    24 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 54.113 166.319
    25 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 54.156 166.187
    26 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 54.162 166.168
    27 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 54.178 166.119
    28 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 54.194 166.070
    29 40 David Stremme Dodge 54.223 165.981
    30 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 54.286 165.789
    31 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 54.310 165.715
    32 99 Carl Edwards Ford 54.325 165.670
    33 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 54.339 165.627
    34 01 Mark Martin Chevy 54.410 165.411
    35 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge 54.419 165.383
    36 6 David Ragan # Ford 54.487 165.177
    37 7 Robby Gordon Ford 54.499 165.141
    38 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 54.511 165.104
    39 66 Jeff Green Chevy 54.551 164.983
    40-OP 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 55.7327 162.53
    41-OP 16 Greg Biffle Ford 55.839 161.178
    42-OP 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 00.000 000.000
    43-PC 21 Bill Elliott Ford 54.459 165.262
    DNQ 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 54.318 165.691
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 54.415 165.396
    DNQ 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 54.564 164.944
    DNQ 37 kevin Lepaget Ford 54.655 164.669
    DNQ 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 54.853 164.075
    DNQ 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 55.068 163.381



    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 19 22 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 170.062 52.922 166.101 7 3.961 16
    2 46 45 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 169.278 53.167 166.134 6 3.144 4
    3 26 26 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 168.710 53.346 166.596 2 2.114 13
    4 18 17 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 168.139 53.527 165.229 11 2.910 11
    5 48 47 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 168.058 53.553 166.303 3 1.755 9
    6 33 31 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 167.998 53.572 165.539 9 2.459 8
    7 29 28 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 167.942 53.590 166.664 1 1.278 2
    8 5 5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 167.436 53.752 166.153 5 1.283 29
    9 41 40 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 167.336 53.784 164.805 13 2.531 38-IN
    10 35 33 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 167.274 53.804 165.828 8 1.446 5
    11 13 13 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 167.268 53.806 163.126 41 4.142 19
    12 12 12 25 Casey Mears Chevy 166.976 53.900 166.297 4 0.679 27
    13 24 24 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 166.957 53.906 164.769 15 2.188 15
    14 47 47 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 166.939 53.912 164.012 28 2.927 37-IN
    15 20 19 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 166.936 53.913 164.552 17 2.384 20
    16 49 48 38 David Gilliland Ford 166.920 53.918 163.108 42 3.812 33
    17 16 16 96 Tony Raines Chevy 166.917 53.919 163.547 33 3.370 23
    18 10 10 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 166.824 53.949 164.312 23 2.512 1
    19 28 27 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 166.648 54.006 164.799 14 1.849 10
    20 38 35 4 Ward Burton Chevy 166.568 54.032 163.535 34 3.033 43-IN
    21 1 1 15 Paul Menard Chevy 166.457 54.068 164.363 20 2.094 39-IN
    22 3 3 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 166.405 54.085 164.902 12 1.503 25
    23 31 30 00 David Reutimann Toyota 166.362 54.099 163.517 35 2.845 44-IN
    24 22 21 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 166.319 54.113 164.312 22 2.007 3
    25 14 14 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 166.187 54.156 164.105 27 2.082 14
    26 23 23 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 166.168 54.162 163.952 29 2.216 17
    27 32 37 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 166.119 54.178 163.289 39 2.830 12
    28 21 20 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 166.070 54.194 163.556 32 2.514 47-IN
    29 8 8 40 David Stremme Dodge 165.981 54.223 164.114 25 1.867 21
    30 36 34 88 Ricky Rudd Food 165.789 54.286 164.462 19 1.327 34
    31 40 39 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 165.715 54.310 163.301 38 2.414 36-IN
    32 37 36 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 165.691 54.318 162.276 48 3.415 47-DNQ
    33 45 44 99 Carl Edwards Ford 165.670 54.325 164.546 18 1.124 7
    34 34 32 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 165.627 54.339 164.111 26 1.516 32
    35 7 7 01 Mark Martin Chevy 165.411 54.410 164.675 16 0.736 6
    36 44 43 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 165.396 54.415 163.509 36 1.887 42-DNQ
    37 11 11 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge 165.383 54.419 162.390 46 2.993 30
    38 42 41 21 Bill Elliott Ford 165.262 54.459 162.737 44 2.525 36-PC
    39 25 25 6 David Ragan Ford 165.177 54.487 164.330 21 0.847 26
    40 9 9 7 Robby Gordon Ford 165.141 54.499 163.782 31 1.359 31
    41 30 29 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 165.104 54.511 164.177 24 0.927 22
    42 4 4 66 Jeff Green Chevy 164.983 54.551 163.230 40 1.753 28
    43 6 6 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 164.944 54.564 163.446 37 1.498 45-DNQ
    44 39 38 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 164.669 54.655 162.288 47 2.381 48-DNQ
    45 2 2 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 164.075 54.853 162.646 45 1.429 41-DNQ
    46 15 15 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 163.381 55.086 163.931 30 -0.550 46-DNQ
    47 17 18 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 162.537 55.372 157.563 49 4.974 35
    48 43 42 16 Greg Biffle Ford 161.178 55.839 163.091 43 -1.913 18
    49 27   14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 0.000 DNS 165.393 10 -165.393 24
    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 15 Paul Menard Chevy     39
    2 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota     41
    3 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge     25
    4 66 Jeff Green Chevy     28
    5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge     29
    6 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota     45
    7 01 Mark Martin Chevy     6
    8 40 David Stremme Dodge     21
    9 7 Robby Gordon Ford     31
    10 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy     1
    11 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge     30
    12 25 Casey Mears Chevy     27
    13 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy     19
    14 26 Jamie McMurray Ford     14
    15 49 Mike Bliss Dodge     46
    16 96 Tony Raines Chevy     23
    17 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy     35
    18 5 Kyle Busch Chevy     11
    19 12 Ryan Newman Dodge     16
    20 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge     20
    21 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota     47
    22 17 Matt Kenseth Ford     3
    23 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge     17
    24 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy     15
    25 6 David Ragan Ford     26
    26 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy     13
    27 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy     24
    28 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy     10
    29 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy     2
    30 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge     22
    31 00 David Reutimann Toyota     44
    32 2 Kurt Busch Dodge     12
    33 20 Tony Stewart Chevy     8
    34 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy     32
    35 31 Jeff Burton Chevy     5
    36 88 Ricky Rudd Food     34
    37 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota     47
    38 4 Ward Burton Chevy     43
    39 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge     48
    40 10 Scott Riggs Dodge     36
    41 83 Brian Vickers Toyota     38
    42 21 Bill Elliott Ford     40
    43 16 Greg Biffle Ford     18
    44 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy     42
    45 99 Carl Edwards Ford     7
    46 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy     4
    47 22 Dave Blaney Toyota     37
    48 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy     9
    49 38 David Gilliland Ford     33


    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 NASCAR 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 NASCAR 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 NASCAR 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 NASCAR 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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