JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400
at Richmond International Raceway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 6:10pm/et
    on Friday, May 4, 2007

  • May 2006 Pole Sitter: #16-Greg Biffle, 127.395mph, finished 4th

  • Sept 2006 Pole Sitter: #11-Denny Hamlin, 127.986mph, finished 15th.

  • Track Qualifying Record: Brian Vickers, May 2004, 129.983mph

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #10-Riggs 123.581mph goes out 21st of 50 scheduled drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Jeff Gordon wins pole at Richmond: #24-Jeff Gordon won the Budweiser Pole for the Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400 at Richmond International Raceway with a speed of 126.251mph. for his 5th pole of 2007, his third pole in a row, and the 61st of his career. The rest of the top 10 are #99-Edwards, #10-Riggs, #48-Johnson, #9-Kahne, #11-Hamlin, #8-Earnhardt, Jr., #1-Truex, Jr., #01-Martin, and #22-Blaney. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were #10-Riggs, #22-Blaney, #84-Allmendinger, #00-Reutimann, #4-W. Burton, #78-K. Wallace, #46-Johnny Benson (driving for Wyler Racing), and #15-Menard. #44-Jarrett was 47th fastest and was out of past champion provisionals. He missed his first race in 424 races. See the starting lineup below.(5-4-2007)

  • Seven do not qualify for the Subway Fresh Fit 500k at Phoenix International Raceway: #83-Vickers, #21-Schrader, #55-Waltrip, #36-Mayfield, #3-Jarrett, #37-Lepage, and #49-Bliss.(5-4-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400 at Richmond International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2007 at 6:10pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 6:00pm/et
    Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: 3:00am/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #46-Benson, 1st out to qualify, 124.104mph, starts 31st
    #70-Sauter, 2nd out, 124.775mph, starts 17th
    #84-Almendinger, 3rd out, 124.907mph, starts 13th
    #24-Gordon, 11th out, 126.251mph, starts 1st
    (5-4-2007)

  • 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, 125.599
    #22-Dave Blaney, 125.000mph
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger,124.907mph
    #00-David Reutimann, 124.902mph
    #4-Ward Burton, 124.487mph
    #78-Kenny Wallace, 124.384mph
    #46-Johnny Benson, 124.104mph
    #15-Paul Menard, 124.012mph
    will miss the race:
    #83-Brian Vickers, 123.978mph
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 123.859mph
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 122.996mph
    #21-Ken Schrader, 123.876mph
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 123.226mph
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 122.973mph
    #49-Mike Bliss, 122.222mph
    (5-4-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 124.907mph, starts 13th
    #00-David Reutimann, 124.902mph, starts 14th
    #42-Juan Montoya, ,124.804mph starts 16th
    #6-David Ragan, 124.224mph, starts 29th
    #15-Paul Menard, 124.012mph, starts 33rd
    #?-Brandon Whitt, DNR
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(5-4-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #31-Jeff Burton's team found a potential problem with the motor prior to qualifying. He did not go out in order while they checked it.
    #44-Jarrett will miss his first race in 424 races.
    Late in the session several cars were delayed getting in their qualifying lap due to a bottleneck at tech inspection.
    (5-4-2007)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #24-Gordon, 126.251, starts 1st
    Ford: #99-Edwards, 125.657, starts 2nd
    Dodge: #10-Riggs, 125.599, starts 3rd
    Toyota: #22-Blaney, 125.000, starts 10th
    (5-4-2007)

  • 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 - Fri, May 4, 2007 @ 07:47 PM Eastern

    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 21.386 126.251
    2 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 21.487 125.657
    3 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 21.497 125.599
    4 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 21.502 125.57
    5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 21.506 125.546
    6 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Chevy 21.516 125.488
    7 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 21.525 125.436
    8 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 21.543 125.331
    9 1 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 21.570 125.174
    10 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 21.600 125.000
    11 88 Ricky Rudd Pedigree Ford 21.604 124.977
    12 66 Jeff Green Haas Automation Chevy 21.613 124.925
    13 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 21.616 124.907
    14 0 David Reutimann # Domino's Toyota 21.617 124.902
    15 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 21.622 124.873
    16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 21.634 124.804
    17 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation Chevy 21.639 124.775
    18 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 21.642 124.757
    19 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV/Shrek The Third Chevy 21.654 124.688
    20 7 Clint Bowyer DIRECTV Chevy 21.660 124.654
    21 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 21.671 124.59
    22 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 21.673 124.579
    23 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 21.674 124.573
    24 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters Chevy 21.689 124.487
    25 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 21.696 124.447
    26 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 21.707 124.384
    27 29 Kevin Harvick Reese's Chevy 21.732 124.241
    28 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 21.735 124.224
    29 6 David Ragan # AAA Travel Ford 21.735 124.224
    30 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 21.750 124.138
    31 46 Johnny Benson Wyler.com/TRD Toyota 21.756 124.104
    32 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 21.762 124.069
    33 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 21.773 124.007
    34 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/Carquest Chevy 21.781 123.961
    35 45 Kyle Petty Merchant's Tire Dodge 21.816 123.762
    36 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevy 21.823 123.723
    37 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 21.828 123.694
    38 13 Joe Nemechek CertainTeed Chevy 21.829 123.689
    39 31 Jeff Burton Lenox Chevy Owner Points  
    40 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Owner Points  
    41 38 David Gilliland M & M's Ford Owner Points  
    42 7 Robby Gordon Menards/MAPEI Ford Owner Points  
    43 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Moen Chevy 21.772 124.012



    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 14 11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 126.251 21.386 122.755 15 3.496 1
    2 32 29 99 Carl Edwards Ford 125.657 21.487 121.572 43 4.085 13
    3 21 19 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 125.599 21.497 123.581 1 2.018 36-IN
    4 30 27 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 125.570 21.502 123.226 5 2.344 4
    5 15 13 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 125.546 21.506 122.839 12 2.707 31
    6 46 46 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 125.488 21.516 122.001 31 3.487 6
    7 33 36 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 125.436 21.525 122.605 16 2.831 14
    8 29 26 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 125.331 21.543 122.416 22 2.915 18
    9 17 15 01 Mark Martin Chevy 125.174 21.570 122.755 14 2.419 5
    10 34 31 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 125.000 21.600 123.457 3 1.543 40-IN
    11 19 17 88 Ricky Rudd Food 124.977 21.604 122.388 24 2.589 34
    12 42 45 66 Jeff Green Chevy 124.925 21.613 122.543 18 2.382 23
    13 3 3 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 124.907 21.616 122.577 17 2.330 48-IN
    14 31 28 00 David Reutimann Toyota 124.902 21.617 123.024 9 1.878 45-IN
    15 27 24 25 Casey Mears Chevy 124.873 21.622 122.377 25 2.496 35
    16 10 12 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 124.804 21.634 122.393 23 2.411 19
    17 2 2 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 124.775 21.639 123.136 6 1.639 32
    18 12 9 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 124.757 21.642 122.482 19 2.275 20
    19 35 32 96 Tony Raines Chevy 124.688 21.654 120.697 50 3.991 22
    20 45 48 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 124.654 21.660 122.216 27 2.438 12
    21 16 14 40 David Stremme Dodge 124.590 21.671 123.108 7 1.482 15
    22 18 16 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 124.579 21.673 122.144 30 2.435 7
    23 41 43 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 124.573 21.674 121.403 46 3.170 21
    24 24 23 4 Ward Burton Chevy 124.487 21.689 121.995 32 2.492 42-IN
    25 36 37 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 124.447 21.696 121.973 33 2.474 8
    26 25 22 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 124.384 21.707 122.427 21 1.957 43-IN
    27 28 25 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 124.241 21.732 122.200 29 2.041 10
    28 11 7 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 124.224 21.735 121.951 35 2.273 3
    29 5 5 6 David Ragan Ford 124.224 21.735 123.525 2 0.699 27
    30 4 4 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 124.138 21.750 122.783 13 1.355 24
    31 1 1 46 Johnny Benson Toyota 124.104 21.756 121.918 37 2.186 none-IN
    32 48 40 16 Greg Biffle Ford 124.069 21.762 122.928 10 1.141 17
    33 43 35 15 Paul Menard Chevy 124.012 21.772 122.321 26 1.691 39-IN
    34 44 44 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 124.007 21.773 123.029 8 0.978 11
    35 26 30 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 123.978 21.778 122.477 20 1.501 41-DNQ
    36 39 42 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 123.961 21.781 121.951 34 2.010 9
    37 8 49 21 Ken Schrader Ford 123.876 21.796 121.682 40 2.194 37-DNQ
    38 38 38 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 123.859 21.799 120.968 49 2.891 52-DNQ
    39 20 18 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 123.762 21.816 121.207 47 2.555 33
    40 49 41 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 123.723 21.823 121.638 42 2.085 30
    41 23 21 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 123.694 21.828 123.282 4 0.412 29
    42 50 47 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 123.689 21.829 122.216 28 1.473 26
    43 6 50 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 123.649 21.836 121.896 39 1.753 2
    44 9 7 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 123.479 21.866 122.900 11 0.579 46-DNQ
    45 22 20 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 123.474 21.867 121.649 41 1.825 16
    46 13 10 38 David Gilliland Ford 123.462 21.869 121.425 45 2.037 25
    47 37 33 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 123.226 21.911 121.485 44 1.741 38-DNQ
    48 7 6 7 Robby Gordon Ford 122.996 21.952 121.918 36 1.078 28
    49 47 39 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 122.973 21.956 121.902 38 1.071 47-DNQ
    50 40 34 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 122.222 22.091 121.131 48 1.091 44-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 46 Johhny Benson Toyota 121.918 37 none-x
    2 70 Johhny Sauter Chevy 123.136 6 32
    3 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 122.577 17 48-x
    4 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 122.783 13 24
    5 6 David Ragan # Ford 123.525 2 27
    6 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 121.896 39 2
    7 7 Robby Gordon Ford 121.918 36 28
    8 21 Ken Schrader Ford 121.682 40 37-x
    9 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 122.900 11 46-x
    10 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 122.393 23 19
    11 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 121.951 35 3
    12 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 122.482 19 20
    13 38 David Gilliland Ford 121.425 45 25
    14 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 122.755 15 1
    15 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 122.839 12 31
    16 40 David Stremme Dodge 123.108 7 15
    17 01 Mark Martin Chevy 122.755 14 5
    18 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 122.144 30 7
    19 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 122.388 24 34
    20 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 121.207 47 33
    21 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 123.581 1 36-x
    22 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 121.649 41 16
    23 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 123.282 4 29
    24 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 122.427 21 43-x
    25 4 Ward Burton Chevy 121.995 32 42-x
    26 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 122.477 20 41-x
    27 25 Casey Mears Chevy 122.377 25 35
    28 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 122.200 29 10
    29 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 122.416 22 18
    30 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 123.226 5 4
    31 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 123.024 9 45-x
    32 99 Carl Edwards Ford 121.572 43 13
    33 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 122.605 16 14
    34 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 123.457 3 40-x
    35 96 Tony Raines Chevy 120.697 50 22
    36 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 121.973 33 8
    37 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 121.485 44 38-x
    38 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 120.968 49 50-x
    39 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 121.951 34 9
    40 49 Mike Bliss Dodge 121.131 48 44-x
    41 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 121.403 46 21
    42 66 Jeff Green Chevy 122.543 18 23
    43 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 122.321 26 39-x
    44 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 123.029 8 11
    45 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 122.216 27 12
    46 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 122.001 31 6
    47 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 121.902 38 47-x
    48 16 Greg Biffle Ford 122.928 10 17
    49 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 121.638 42 30
    50 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 122.216 28 26


    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

    • IMPOUND RULES on my Impound Rules page.

    • 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 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]

    • What happens if qualifying gets rained out?

      If it is the first 5 races of the season, the previous season OWNERS points are used:

      #1) - Previous season Owner Points [position 1-35]
      #2) - Race winners from the previous and current season not already in the field
      #3) - Past Nextel Cup Champions not in by 1 or 2 [provisional not used/charged]
      #4) - Current season Owner Points [Top 35][not in by rules 1-3]
      #5) - Current season race attempts ties broken by current owners points standings [not in by rules 1-4]
      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)


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