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


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

  • June 2007 Pole Sitter: #12-Ryan Newman, 170.062, finished 2nd
  • July 2006 Pole Sitter: #11-Denny Hamlin, 169.827, finished 11th
  • Track Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, June 2004, 172.533mph

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Earnhardt, Jr. wins pole at Pocono: #8-Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the Budweiser Pole for the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 169.975mph. He originally went out to make his qualifying lap, but pulled back down pit road when it began to rain. Qualifying was delayed by about 30 minutes. NASCAR allowed the #8 team to cool the car down and send Earnhardt, Jr. back out when the track was dry. It was Earnhardt, Jr.'s first pole since Kansas in 2002. #2-Kurt Busch qualified second, followed by: #5-Busch, #12-Newman, #9-Kahne, #11-Hamlin, #48-Johnson, #25-Mears, #42-Montoya, and #41-Sorenson. See the qualifying results below.(8-3-2007)

  • Four do not qualify [DNQ] for the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway: #49-Bliss, #84-Allmendinger, #37-Lepage, and #78-KWallace.(8-3-2007)

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #8-Earnhardt, Jr., 169.975, starts 1st
    Dodge: #2-Busch, 169.683, starts 2nd
    Ford: #16-Biffle, 168.438, starts 12th
    Toyota: #22-Blaney, 167.863, starts 19th
    (8-3-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Friday, August 3, 2007 at 3:40pm/et.
    TV: ESPN2 - 3:30pm/et
    Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: 3:30am/et on ESPN2

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #9-Kahne, 1st out to qualify, 169.587mph, starts 5th
    #2-Busch, 14th out to qualify, 169.863mph, starts 2nd
    #8-Earnhardt, Jr., 38th out to qualify, 169.975mph, starts 1st
    (8-3-2007)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Top four are in 8 in and 4 out [47 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #10-Scott Riggs, 167.942mph
    #21-Bill Elliott [PC], 167.785mph
    #83-Brian Vickers, 167.053mph
    #00-David Reutimann, 166.722mph
    #4-Ward Burton, 165.596mph
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 165.584mph
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 165.578mph
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 165.542mph
    will miss the race:
    #49-Mike Bliss, 165.496mph
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 164.681mph
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 163.690mph
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 162.297mph
    (8-3-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 164.681mph, DNQ
    #15-Paul Menard, 166.064mph, starts 35th
    #00-David Reutimann, 166.722mph, starts 31st
    #42-Juan Montoya, 168.916mph, starts 9th
    #6-David Ragan, 165.886mph, starts 36th
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(8-3-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #55-Waltrip brushed the wall on his qualifying lap, but kept going and still posted a solid time to get into the field.
    #78-Wallace initially came out for his warm up lap, then pulled back in the pits with a lose oil line. The team fixed it and he made his attempt a couple cars later.
    #8-Dale Jr was out on the track for his qualifying attempt when it started to rain at the track. He pulled into the pits before crossing the start/finish line.
    (8-3-2007)

  • 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 by Row
    Pocono Raceway
    PENNSYLVANIA 500
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, August 03, 2007 @ 06:23 PM Eastern


    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 52.949 169.975
    2 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 52.984 169.863
    3 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 53.009 169.782
    4 12 Ryan Newman Mobil 1/alltel Dodge 53.023 169.738
    5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 53.070 169.587
    6 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Chevy 53.097 169.501
    7 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 53.153 169.323
    8 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 53.170 169.268
    9 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 53.281 168.916
    10 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 53.367 168.644
    11 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 53.428 168.451
    12 16 Greg Biffle Dish Network/DOG The Bounty Hunter Ford 53.432 168.438
    13 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 53.476 168.300
    14 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 53.496 168.237
    15 07 Clint Bowyer Camping World Chevy 53.549 168.070
    16 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 53.590 167.942
    17 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV/Rush Hour 3 Chevy 53.596 167.923
    18 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 53.598 167.917
    19 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 53.615 167.863
    20 88 Ricky Rudd Combos Ford 53.639 167.788
    21 21 Bill Elliott Air Force Ford 53.640 167.785
    22 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 53.697 167.607
    23 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 53.758 167.417
    24 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 53.788 167.324
    25 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 53.809 167.258
    26 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 53.822 167.218
    27 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 53.842 167.156
    28 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 53.875 167.053
    29 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 53.881 167.035
    30 7 Robby Gordon Menards/MAPEI Ford 53.911 166.942
    31 00 David Reutimann # Burger King Toyota 53.982 166.722
    32 66 Jeff Green HAAS Automation/Garmin/Samsung 53.993 166.688
    33 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 54.026 166.586
    34 40 David Stremme Target Dodge 54.133 166.257
    35 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Energizer Chevy 54.196 166.064
    36 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance Ford 54.254 165.886
    37 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 54.293 165.767
    38 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters/LUCAS Chevy 54.349 165.596
    39 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 54.353 165.584
    40 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 54.355 165.578
    41 70 Johnny Sauter HAAS Automation Chevy 54.361 165.560
    42-OP 45 Kyle Petty Marathon Dodge 54.632 164.558
    43 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 54.367 165.542
    DNQ 49 Mike Bliss Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 54.382 165.496
    DNQ 84 AJ Allmendinger Red Bull Toyota 54.651 164.681
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 54.982 163.690
    DNQ 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 55.454 162.297





    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
    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 39 38 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 169.975 52.949 166.263 15 3.712 13
    2 15 14 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 169.863 52.984 168.533 1 1.25 14
    3 36 34 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 169.783 53.009 167.738 3 2.045 8
    4 27 23 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 169.738 53.023 167.221 6 2.517 15
    5 1 1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 169.587 53.070 166.784 10 2.803 28
    6 31 25 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 169.501 53.079 167.720 4 1.781 2
    7 3 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 169.323 53.153 166.985 7 2.338 9
    8 17 39 25 Casey Mears Chevy 169.268 53.170 166.046 19 3.222 19
    9 35 33 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 168.916 53.281 166.747 11 2.169 18
    10 41 41 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 168.644 53.367 165.932 22 2.712 24
    11 5 4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 168.451 53.428 166.639 13 1.812 1
    12 46 46 16 Greg Biffle Ford 168.438 53.432 165.020 31 3.418 17
    13 8 7 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 168.300 53.476 168.086 2 0.214 12
    14 40 40 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 168.237 53.496 165.304 29 2.933 23
    15 28 24 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 168.070 53.549 166.509 14 1.561 11
    16 30 28 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 167.942 53.590 166.673 12 1.269 38-IN
    17 47 47 96 Tony Raines Chevy 167.923 53.596 165.941 21 1.982 29
    18 13 11 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 167.917 53.598 165.505 27 2.412 4
    19 45 45 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 167.863 53.615 166.156 17 1.707 36
    20 6 5 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 167.788 53.639 166.171 16 1.617 31
    21 32 27 21 Bill Elliott Ford 167.785 53.640 165.153 30 2.632 37-IN
    22 43 43 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 167.607 53.697 165.981 20 1.626 16
    23 37 35 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 167.417 53.758 166.799 9 0.618 7
    24 14 12 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 167.324 53.788 167.436 5 -0.112 5
    25 25 20 01 Mark Martin Chevy 167.258 53.809 166.948 8 0.31 10
    26 38 36 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 167.218 53.822 163.866 41 3.352 20
    27 22 29 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 167.156 53.842 163.470 42 3.686 21
    28 24 22 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 167.053 53.875 165.314 28 1.739 40-IN
    29 19 17 99 Carl Edwards Ford 167.035 53.881 165.828 25 1.207 6
    30 11 10 7 Robby Gordon Ford 166.942 53.911 165.853 24 1.089 27
    31 34 32 00 David Reutimann Toyota 166.722 53.982 164.453 38 2.269 41-IN
    32 9 8 66 Jeff Green Chevy 166.688 53.933 164.887 33 1.801 33
    33 20 18 38 David Gilliland Ford 166.586 54.026 165.660 26 0.926 26
    34 33 31 40 David Stremme Dodge 166.257 54.133 165.865 23 0.392 25
    35 10 9 15 Paul Menard Chevy 166.064 54.196 164.708 34 1.356 30
    36 44 44 6 David Ragan Ford 165.886 54.254 161.227 47 4.659 22
    37 18 16 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 165.767 24.293 166.110 18 -0.343 3
    38 16 15 4 Ward Burton Chevy 165.596 54.349 163.295 43 2.301 43-IN
    39 26 26 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 165.584 54.353 164.977 32 0.607 47-IN
    40 7 6 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 165.578 54.355 164.558 37 1.02 42-IN
    41 4 3 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 165.560 54.361 164.591 36 0.969 34
    42 42 42 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 165.542 54.367 164.705 35 0.837 45-IN
    43 29 30 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 165.496 54.382 164.255 39 1.241 46-DNQ
    44 2 21 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 164.681 54.651 161.360 46 3.321 48-DNQ
    45 21 19 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 164.558 54.692 164.129 40 0.429 32
    46 12 13 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 163.690 54.982 162.241 45 1.449 49-DNQ
    47 23 37 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 162.297 55.454 163.194 44 -0.897 44-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 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 166.784 10 28
    2 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 161.360 46 48
    3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 166.985 7 9
    4 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 164.591 36 34
    5 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 166.639 13 1
    6 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 166.171 16 31
    7 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 164.558 37 42
    8 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 168.086 2 12
    9 66 Jeff Green Chevy 164.887 33 33
    10 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 164.708 34 30
    11 7 Robby Gordon Ford 165.853 24 27
    12 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 162.241 45 49
    13 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 165.505 27 4
    14 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 167.436 5 5
    15 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 168.533 1 14
    16 4 Ward Burton Chevy 163.295 43 43
    17 25 Casey Mears Chevy 166.046 19 19
    18 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 166.110 18 3
    19 99 Carl Edwards Ford 165.828 25 6
    20 38 David Gilliland Ford 165.660 26 26
    21 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 164.129 40 32
    22 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 163.470 42 21
    23 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 163.194 44 44
    24 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 165.314 28 40
    25 01 Mark Martin Chevy 166.948 8 10
    26 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 164.977 32 47
    27 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 167.221 6 15
    28 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 166.509 14 11
    29 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 164.255 39 46
    30 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 166.673 12 38
    31 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 167.720 4 2
    32 21 Bill Elliott Ford 165.153 30 37
    33 40 David Stremme Dodge 165.865 23 25
    34 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 164.453 38 41
    35 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 166.747 11 18
    36 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 167.738 3 8
    37 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 166.799 9 7
    38 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 163.866 41 20
    39 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 166.263 15 13
    40 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 165.304 29 23
    41 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 165.932 22 24
    42 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 164.705 35 45
    43 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 165.981 20 16
    44 6 David Ragan # Ford 161.227 47 22
    45 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 166.156 17 36
    46 16 Greg Biffle Ford 165.020 31 17
    47 96 Tony Raines Chevy 165.941 21 29


    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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