JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Chevy Rock and Roll 400
at Richmond International Raceway


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 6:10pm/et
    on Friday, September 7, 2007

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

  • May 2007 Pole Sitter: #24-Jeff Gordon, 126.251mph, finished 4th

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

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #24-Gordon, 122.221mph goes out 45th out of 47 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Johnson wins pole at Richmond: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the Budweiser Pole for the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway, for his 1st pole since April 2006 at Martinsville, 2nd at RIR and 10th of his career. #24-Gordon will start 2nd, followed by #5-Busch, #12-Newman, #11-Hamlin, #99-Edwards, #20-Stewart, #6-Ragan, #19-Sadler and #43-Labonte. #8-Earnhardt Jr. starts 20th and #29-Harivick starts 13th. The non-Top 35 drivers [go or go homers] to make the race were: #10-Riggs, #00-Reutimann, #84-Allmendinger, #83-Vickers, #22-Blaney, #78-Nemechek, #44-Jarrett and #49-Andretti.(9-7-2007)

  • Four do not qualify [DNQ] for the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway: #55-Waltrip [25 team attempts/44th in OWNERS pts], #36-Mayfield [25/42]; #4-Burton [24/41]; #and 37-Lepage [24/47].(9-7-2007)

  • Richmond Qualifying Fast Facts
    .. Jimmie Johnson won the Bud Pole for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 with a lap of 21.378 seconds, 126.298 mph.
    .. This is his 10th Bud Pole in 209 career Nextel Cup races.
    .. This is his first Bud Pole and 17th top-10 start in 2007.
    .. This is Johnson’s second Bud Pole and seventh top-10 start in 12 races at Richmond International Raceway.
    .. Jeff Gordon posted the second-fastest qualifying time with a lap of 21.541 seconds, 125.298 mph. It is his 23rd top-10 start in 30 Richmond races and his 10th on the front row.
    .. Kyle Busch (third) posted his 11th top-10 start in 2007 and his third in six races at Richmond. He gave car owner Rick Hendrick a sweep of the top-three positions.
    .. Scott Riggs (16th) was the fastest of the drivers required to make the field on time.
    .. David Ragan (eighth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(9-7-2007)

  • Ramblings - Richmond Qualifying Notes: It's not just an all-Hendrick front row....it's an all-Hendrick Top-3! Continuing to show that COT dominance, Jimmie Johnson took the Bud Pole tonight at Richmond International Raceway for Saturday Night's Chevy Rock and Roll 400 with a time of 21.378 (126.298 mph) with teammate Jeff Gordon alongside and teammate Kyle Busch right behind him in 3rd. This is the first top-spot for Johnson this season and he becomes the 14th different driver to qualify for next February's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona. This is career pole #10 for JJ.
    Kenny Wallace (22nd....and in the #88 for Ricky Rudd this weekend) has his best starting spot since he lined up 6th at Darlington in May.
    Kyle Petty (30th) has his best starting spot since he qualified 23rd at Infineon Raceway in June.
    Dale Jarrett (32nd) has his best starting spot since he timed in 16th at Infineon Raceway in June.
    STREAKIN....Jimmie Johnson has 6 Top-10 starts in a row.
    Denny Hamlin has 6 Top-10 starts in the last 7 races.
    Kyle Busch has 5 Top-10 starts in the last 6 races.
    Short haul for the Trouble Train this week. The four dnq's are Michael Waltrip (for the 15th time this season), Jeremy Mayfield (his 14th), Ward Burton (#13 for him), and Kevin Lepage (the 22nd dnq for that team this season).(Stock Car Fans)(9-7-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, September 7, 2007 at 6:10pm/et.
    TV: ESPN2 - 6:00pm/et
    Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: 2:00am/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #8-Earnhardt Jr., 1st out to qualify, 124.309mph, starts 21st
    #48-Johnson, 2nd out, 126.298, starts 1st

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Top four are in 8 in and 4 out [48 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #10-Scott Riggs, 124.499. starts 16th
    #00-David Reutimann, 124.047, 24th
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 123.984, 27th
    #83-Brian Vickers, 123.944, 28th
    #22-Dave Blaney, 123.938, 29th
    #78-Joe Nemechek, 123.796, 31st
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 123.694. 32nd
    #49-John Andretti, 123.108, starts 43rd
    [43rd goes to past champ if needed/eligibe OR 8th fastest of non top 35 drivers]
    will miss the race:
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 122.900
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield, 122.244
    #4-Ward Burton, 122.089
    #37-Kevin Lepage, 121.770

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, 124.047, starts 24th
    #6-David Ragan, 124.902, starts 5th
    #15-Paul Menard, 123.327, starts 38th
    #42-Juan Montoya, 124.573, starts 15th
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 123.984, starts 27th
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #5-Busch was to go out 29th, but was excused by NASCAR, not sure why, went out 46th of 47

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Chevy: #48-Johnson, 126.298, starts 1st
    Dodge: #12-Newman, 125.249, starts 4th
    Ford: #99-Edwards, 125.017, starts 6th
    Toyota: #00-Reutimann, 124.047, starts 24th

  • 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
    Richmond International Raceway
    Chevy Rock & Roll 400
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, September 07, 2007 @ 07:18 PM Eastern

    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 126.298 21.378
    2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont / Nicorette Chevy 125.342 21.541
    3 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's / CARQUEST Chevy 125.331 21.543
    4 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 125.249 21.557
    5 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Chevy 125.087 21.585
    6 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 125.017 21.597
    7 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 124.931 21.612
    8 6 David Ragan # AAA Ford 124.902 21.617
    9 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers / UAW Dodge 124.740 21.645
    10 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Labonte's 500th Career Start 124.711 21.650
    11 31 Jeff Burton RCR Chevy Chevy 124.700 21.652
    12 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 124.654 21.660
    13 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevy 124.642 21.662
    14 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 124.613 21.667
    15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco / Havoline Dodge 124.573 21.674
    16 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools Dodge 124.499 21.687
    17 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW Dodge 124.412 21.702
    18 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 124.372 21.709
    19 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 124.315 21.719
    20 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 124.309 21.720
    21 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser / Elvis Chevy 124.309 21.720
    22 88 Kenny Wallace Snickers Ford 124.155 21.747
    23 25 Casey Mears National Guard / GMAC Chevy 124.104 21.756
    24 00 David Reutimann # Burger King Toyota 124.047 21.766
    25 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 124.018 21.771
    26 40 David Stremme Energizer Dodge 123.984 21.777
    27 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 123.984 21.777
    28 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 123.944 21.784
    29 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 123.938 21.785
    30 45 Kyle Petty Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge 123.808 21.808
    31 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Chevy 123.796 21.810
    32 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 123.694 21.828
    33 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 123.626 21.840
    34 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 123.564 21.851
    35 70 Johnny Sauter Radioactive Energy Drink / Yellow Chevy 123.496 21.863
    36 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 123.429 21.875
    37 16 Greg Biffle Dish Network / voomhd.com Ford 123.338 21.891
    38 15 Paul Menard # Menards / PEAK Chevy 123.327 21.893
    39 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Black Ford 123.220 21.912
    40 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevy 123.164 21.922
    41 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 122.968 21.957
    42-OP 21 Bill Elliott Air Force Ford 121.940 22.142
    43 49 John Andretti LifeLock Dodge 123.108 21.932
    DNQ 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Toyota 122.900 21.969
    DNQ 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 122.244 22.087
    DNQ 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters Chevy 122.089 22.115
    DNQ 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 121.770 22.173





    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 47 of 47 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 2 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 126.298 21.378 122.061 3 4.237 6
    2 45 44 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 125.342 21.541 122.211 1 3.131 1
    3 28 46 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 125.331 21.543 121.605 9 3.726 8
    4 29 34 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 125.249 21.557 121.594 10 3.655 15
    5 38 36 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 125.087 21.585 121.000 22 4.087 3
    6 21 28 99 Carl Edwards Ford 125.017 21.597 121.441 15 3.576 4
    7 44 43 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 124.931 21.612 121.490 14 3.441 2
    8 25 24 6 David Ragan # Ford 124.902 21.617 122.177 2 2.725 23
    9 36 33 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 124.740 21.645 120.278 35 4.462 28
    10 4 4 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 124.711 21.650 120.784 24 3.927 18
    11 35 32 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 124.700 21.652 121.071 21 3.629 7
    12 27 25 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 124.654 21.660 119.501 45 5.153 19
    13 26 23 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 124.642 21.662 121.896 4 2.746 12
    14 3 3 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 124.613 21.667 121.830 7 2.783 11
    15 33 31 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 124.573 21.674 120.865 23 3.708 20
    16 10 10 10 * Scott Riggs Dodge 124.499 21.687 121.523 13 2.976 37-IN
    17 30 27 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 124.412 21.702 121.381 17 3.031 22
    18 17 17 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 124.372 21.709 121.885 6 2.487 5
    19 11 11 01 Mark Martin Chevy 124.315 21.719 121.550 11 2.765 14
    20 46 45 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 124.309 21.720 121.419 16 2.890 9
    21 1 1 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 124.309 21.720 119.840 43 4.469 13
    22 9 9 88 Kenny Wallace Ford 124.155 21.747 120.654 28 3.501 32
    23 31 29 25 Casey Mears Chevy 124.104 21.756 121.540 12 2.564 17
    24 37 35 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 124.047 21.766 121.109 20 2.938 39-IN
    25 14 14 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 124.018 21.771 120.719 27 3.299 26
    26 32 30 40 David Stremme Dodge 123.984 21.777 121.792 8 2.192 24
    27 8 8 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 123.984 21.777 120.219 36 3.765 46-IN
    28 6 6 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 123.944 21.784 120.643 29 3.301 38-IN
    29 16 16 22 * Dave Blaney Toyota 123.938 21.785 121.136 19 2.802 36-IN
    30 7 7 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 123.808 21.808 120.568 31 3.240 33
    31 23 26 78 * Joe Nemechek Chevy 123.796 21.810 119.920 41 3.876 43-IN
    32 19 19 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 123.694 21.828 120.101 39 3.593 40-IN
    33 39 37 66 Jeff Green Chevy 123.626 21.840 121.169 18 2.457 31
    34 20 20 96 Tony Raines Chevy 123.564 21.851 120.310 34 3.254 25
    35 41 39 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 123.496 21.863 121.891 5 1.605 34
    36 18 18 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 123.429 21.875 120.342 33 3.087 21
    37 5 5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 123.338 21.891 120.735 25 2.603 16
    38 12 12 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 123.327 21.893 120.579 30 2.748 29
    39 47 47 7 Robby Gordon Ford 123.220 21.912 120.348 32 2.872 27
    40 13 13 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 123.164 21.922 120.150 38 3.014 10
    41 43 42 49 * John Andretti Dodge 123.108 21.932 120.160 37 2.948 45-IN
    42 34 40 38 David Gilliland Ford 122.968 21.957 119.872 42 3.096 30
    43 22 21 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 122.900 21.969 119.979 40 2.921 44-DNQ
    44 42 41 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 122.244 22.087 119.353 46 2.891 42-DNQ
    45 40 38 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 122.089 22.115 120.735 26 1.354 41-DNQ
    46 24 22 21 Bill Elliott Ford 121.940 22.142 118.734 47 3.206 35
    47 15 15 37 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 121.770 22.173 119.564 44 2.206 47-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 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 119.840 43 13
    2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 122.061 3 6
    3 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 121.830 7 11
    4 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 120.784 24 18
    5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 120.735 25 16
    6 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 120.643 29 38
    7 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 120.568 31 33
    8 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 120.219 36 46
    9 88 Kenny Wallace Ford 120.654 28 32
    10 10 * Scott Riggs Dodge 121.523 13 37
    11 01 Mark Martin Chevy 121.550 11 14
    12 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 120.579 30 29
    13 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 120.150 38 10
    14 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 120.719 27 26
    15 37 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 119.564 44 47
    16 22 * Dave Blaney Toyota 121.136 19 36
    17 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 121.885 6 5
    18 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 120.342 33 21
    19 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 120.101 39 40
    20 96 Tony Raines Chevy 120.310 34 25
    21 99 Carl Edwards Ford 121.441 15 4
    22 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 119.979 40 44
    23 78 * Joe Nemechek Chevy 119.920 41 43
    24 21 Bill Elliott Ford 118.734 47 35
    25 6 David Ragan # Ford 122.177 2 23
    26 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 121.896 4 12
    27 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 119.501 45 19
    28 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 121.605 9 8
    29 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 121.594 10 15
    30 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 121.381 17 22
    31 25 Casey Mears Chevy 121.540 12 17
    32 40 David Stremme Dodge 121.792 8 24
    33 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 120.865 23 20
    34 38 David Gilliland Ford 119.872 42 30
    35 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 121.071 21 7
    36 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 120.278 35 28
    37 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 121.109 20 39
    38 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 121.000 22 3
    39 66 Jeff Green Chevy 121.169 18 31
    40 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 120.735 26 41
    41 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 121.891 5 34
    42 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 119.353 46 42
    43 49 * John Andretti Dodge 120.160 37 45
    44 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 121.490 14 2
    45 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 122.211 1 1
    46 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 121.419 16 9
    47 7 Robby Gordon Ford 120.348 32 27


    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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