JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Samsung 500
at Texas Motor Speedway


    QUALIFYING WAS CANCELLED
    due to bad weather

    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 7:30pm/et [changed from 5:10pm/et]
    on Friday, April 13, 2007

  • Track Qualifying Record: Brian Vickers, Nov 3, 2006, 196.235mph

  • April 2006 Pole Sitter: #9-Kasey Kahne, 190.315, finished 1st

  • Nov 2006 Pole Winner: #25-Brian Vickers, 196.235, finished 27th

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #5-Busch 190.416mph goes out 3rd of 51 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Qualifying Rained Out for the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and the field was set by the rules book, so the top-35 in 2007 Owners Pts fill the top 35 spots, then #83-Brian Vickers as a past race winner in 2006-2007 (2006 race winner at Talladega in the #25), #44-Dale Jarrett (past champion/not charged), #21-Ken Schrader (6 attempts/36th in owner points), #10-Scott Riggs (6/37th), #22-Dave Blaney (6/39th), #49-Mike Bliss (6/40th), #15-Paul Menard (6/43rd) and #78-Kenny Wallace (6/44th). #4-Ward Burton is 41st in owner points, but in the Morgan-McClure Motorsports deal to gain Phoenix Racing's [#09 Chevy] points from Daytona, the team is considered to have attempted to qualify for five of the six events this year because Phoenix skipped California before that deal was completed. After the top 35, teams with the most attempts have priority in making the field once past winners and past champions are placed on the grid. The drivers who will miss the Samsung 500 at Texas are: #4-Burton, #00-David Reutimann [6/45th], #33-Scott Wimmer [1/54th], #34-Kevin Lepage [4/51st], #36-Jeremy Mayfield [6/45th], #37-John Andretti [6/47th], #55-Michael Waltrip [6/50th] and #84-AJ Allmendinger [6/48th]. See the starting lineup below.(4-13-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2007 at 7:30pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 7:30pm/et
    Radio: PRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: 8:30pm/et and 2:30am/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #22-Blaney, 1st out to qualify, ?mph, starts ?
    (4-13-2007)

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Top four are in 8 in and 8 out [51 entered for 43 spots]:
    still to make an attempt:
    #00-David Reutimann,
    #4-Ward Burton,
    #10-Scott Riggs,
    #15-Paul Menard,
    #21-Ken Schrader,
    #22-Dave Blaney,
    #33-Scott Wimmer,
    #34-Kevin Lepage,
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield,
    #37-John Andretti,
    #44-Dale Jarrett,
    #49-Mike Bliss,
    #55-Michael Waltrip,
    #78-Kenny Wallace,
    #83-Brian Vickers,
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger,
    (4-13-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, , starts ?
    #6-David Ragan, , starts ?
    #15-Paul Menard, , starts ?
    #42-Juan Montoya, , starts ?
    #?-Brandon Whitt, DNR
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, , starts ?
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(4-13-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    (4-13-2007)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page


    STARTING LINEUP AFTER
    QUALIFYING WAS CANCELLED

    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Reason
    1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 1st in Owners Pts
    2 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 2nd in Owners Pts
    3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 3rd in Owners Pts
    4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 4th in Owners Pts
    5 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 5th in Owners Pts
    6 01 Mark Martin Chevy 6th in Owners Pts
    7 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 7th in Owners Pts
    8 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 8th in Owners Pts
    9 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 9th in Owners Pts
    10 99 Carl Edwards Ford 10th in Owners Pts
    11 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 11th in Owners Pts
    12 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 12th in Owners Pts
    13 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 13th in Owners Pts
    14 40 David Stremme Dodge 14th in Owners Pts
    15 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 15th in Owners Pts
    16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 16th in Owners Pts
    17 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 17th in Owners Pts
    18 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 18th in Owners Pts
    19 6 David Ragan # Ford 19th in Owners Pts
    20 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 20th in Owners Pts
    21 16 Greg Biffle Ford 21st in Owners Pts
    22 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 22nd in Owners Pts
    23 7 Robby Gordon Ford 23rd in Owners Pts
    24 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 24th in Owners Pts
    25 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 25th in Owners Pts
    26 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 26th in Owners Pts
    27 96 Tony Raines Chevy 27th in Owners Pts
    28 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 28th in Owners Pts
    29 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 29th in Owners Pts
    30 38 David Gilliland Ford 30th in Owners Pts
    31 66 Jeff Green Chevy 31st in Owners Pts
    32 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 32nd in Owners Pts
    33 25 Casey Mears Chevy 33rd in Owners Pts
    34 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 34th in Owners Pts
    35 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 35th in Owners Pts
    36 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 2006 win at Talladega
    37 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 1999 Series Champ
    38 21 * Ken Schrader Ford Race Attempts 6, Owners 36th
    39 10 * Scott Riggs Dodge Race Attempts 6, Owners 37th
    40 22 * Dave Blaney Toyota Race Attempts 6, Owners 39th
    41 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge Race Attempts 6, Owners 40th
    42 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy Race Attempts 6, Owners 43rd
    43 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy Race Attempts 6, Owners 44th
    DNQ 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota Race Attempts 6, Owners 45th
    DNQ 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota Race Attempts 6, Owners 46th
    DNQ 37 * John Andretti Dodge Race Attempts 6, Owners 47th
    DNQ 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota Race Attempts 6, Owners 48th
    DNQ 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota Race Attempts 6, Owners 50th
    DNQ 4 * Ward Burton Chevy Race Attempts 5, Owners 41st
    DNQ 34 * Kevin Lepage Chevy Race Attempts 4, Owners 51st
    DNQ 33 * Scott Wimmer Chevy Race Attempts 1, Owners 54th



    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 22 * Dave Blaney Toyota 187.826 36 39-x
    2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 189.573 11 20
    3 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 190.416 1 5
    4 40 David Stremme Dodge 190.134 3 14
    5 96 Tony Raines Chevy 187.591 39 27
    6 37 * John Andretti Dodge 187.728 37 47-x
    7 6 David Ragan # Ford 189.023 20 19
    8 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 189.773 8 22
    9 36 * Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 186.748 45 46-x
    10 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.228 18 10
    11 00 * David Reutimann # Toyota 189.733 9 45-x
    12 44 * Dale Jarrett Toyota 187.285 41 38-CH-x
    13 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 187.924 34 28
    14 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 188.996 21 18
    15 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 188.871 22 8
    16 10 * Scott Riggs Dodge 189.235 17 37-x
    17 33 * Scott Wimmer Chevy 186.877 43 54-x
    18 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 188.219 27 15
    19 49 * Mike Bliss Dodge 189.241 16 40-x
    20 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 187.924 33 16
    21 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 188.101 30 11
    22 25 Casey Mears Chevy 190.201 2 33
    23 15 * Paul Menard # Chevy 189.440 12 43-x
    24 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 189.281 14 2
    25 21 * Ken Schrader Ford 188.107 29 36-x
    26 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 189.029 19 12
    27 66 Jeff Green Chevy 187.110 42 31
    28 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 187.643 38 29
    29 55 * Michael Waltrip Toyota 183.468 51 50-x
    30 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 186.806 44 32
    31 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 189.667 10 7
    32 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 190.027 4 9
    33 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 187.435 40 4
    34 01 Mark Martin Chevy 189.860 7 6
    35 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 186.079 49 17
    36 83 * Brian Vickers Toyota 188.068 31 42-x
    37 34 * Kevin Lepage Chevy 186.104 48 51-x
    38 38 David Gilliland Ford 189.893 6 30
    39 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 190.027 5 24
    40 13 Joe Nemechek Chevy 187.905 35 25
    41 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 188.009 32 48-x
    42 7 Robby Gordon Ford 185.503 50 23
    43 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 188.838 23 26
    44 78 * Kenny Wallace Chevy 186.722 46 44-x
    45 4 * Ward Burton Chevy 188.114 28 41-x
    46 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.304 26 21
    47 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 189.274 15 13
    48 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 188.363 25 1
    49 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 186.162 47 35
    50 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 189.288 13 34
    51 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 188.482 24 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 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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