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


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 4:40pm/et
    on Friday, November 2, 2007

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

  • April 2007 Pole Sitter: none, qualifying rained out, set by rules book

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #24-Gordon 192.287, scheduled to qualify 46th out of 48 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Truex Jr. wins pole at Texas: #1-Martin Truex Jr. won the Budweiser Pole for the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 193.105mph for his first pole of his career. Truex is the 17th Budweiser Pole winner in 2007 and there are now 22 drivers eligible for the 2008 Budweiser Shootout. #24-Gordon qualified second and just missed taking the pole from Truex, the rest of the top-10 are: #42-Montoya, #29-Harvick, #84-Allmendinger [tied speed with Harvick who is higher in owners pts and gets the 4th spot], #2-Busch, #11-Hamlin, #48-Johnson, #25-Mears and #01-Martin. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #84-Allmendinger, #36-Skinner, #10-Riggs, #83-Vickers, #44-Jarrett, #21-Elliott, #78-Nemechek and #00-Reutiman.(11-2-2007)

  • Five did not qualify [DNQ] for the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway: #4-Burton [32 team attempts/45th in OWNERS pts]; #55-Waltrip [33/40], #49-Andretti [33/46], #08-Lamar [4/53] and #34-Lepage [7/55].(11-2-2007)

  • Texas Motor Speedway - Qualifying Fast Facts
    .. Martin Truex Jr., won the Bud Pole for the Dickies 500 with a lap of 27.964 seconds, 193.105 mph
    .. This is his first Bud Pole in 79 career Nextel Cup races
    .. This is his 14th top-10 start in 2007. He had previously started second three times: Loudon, Martinsville and Chicago
    .. Truex became the 17th different Bud Pole winner this season – one shy of the modern era record set in 1997 and 2001
    .. This is Truex’s first start better than ninth – and just his second top-10 start in five races at Texas Motor Speedway
    .. Jeff Gordon posted the second-fastest qualifying time, posting his 12th front-row start this season
    .. Juan Pablo Montoya (third) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2007 and was the fastest qualifying rookie
    .. AJ Allmendinger (fifth) was the fastest of the drivers required to make the field on time. Allmendinger posted the best starting position of his 17-race Nextel Cup career
    .. Six of the 12 Chase drivers qualified in the top-10: Truex, Gordon, Kevin Harvick (fourth), Kurt Busch (sixth), Denny Hamlin (seventh) and Jimmie Johnson (eighth). Clint Bowyer (29th) was the highest qualifying Chase driver.(NASCAR Statistics)(11-2-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2007 at 4:40pm/et.
    TV: ESPN2 - 4:30pm/et
    Radio: PRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #2-Busch, 1st out to qualify, 192.164mph, starts 6th
    #84-Allmendinger, 4th out, 192.239, starts 5th
    #29-Harvick, 6th out, 192.239, starts 4th
    #42-Montoya, 40th out, 192.417, starts 3rd
    #1-Truex Jr., 45th, 193.105, starts 1st

  • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
    Top 8 are in and 5 out [48 entered for 43 spots]:
    will make the race
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 192.239
    #36-Mike Skinner, 191.381
    #10-Scott Riggs, 191.022
    #83-Brian Vickers, 190.941
    #44-Dale Jarrett, 190.664
    #21-Bill Elliott [has past champ prov to use], 190.034
    #78-Joe Nemechek, 189.620
    #00-David Reutimann, 189.327
    will miss the race:
    #4-Ward Burton, 189.082
    #49-John Andretti, 188.917
    #55-Michael Waltrip, 188.436
    #08-Burney Lamar, 186.419
    #34-Kevin Lepage, 184.332


  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reuitmann, 189.321mph, 43rd
    #6-David Ragan, 189.807, starts 33rd
    #15-Paul Menard, 191.286, starts 16th
    #42-Juan Montoya, 192.417, starts 3rd
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, 192.239, starts 5th
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    #49-Andretti scraped the wall on his 2nd lap, but drove it back to pit road

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
    Ford: #17-Kenseth, 191.191, starts 18th
    Dodge: #42-Montoya 192.417, starts 3rd
    Toyota: #84-Allmendinger 192.239, starts 5th
    Chevy: #1-Truex Jr. 193.105, starts 1st

  • 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
    Texas Motor Speedway
    Dickies 500
    Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, November 02, 2007 @ 05:05 PM Central


    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Qual
    Time
    Qual
    Speed
    1 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 193.105 27.964
    2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 192.424 28.063
    3 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 192.417 28.064
    4 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 192.239 28.090
    5 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 192.239 28.090
    6 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 192.164 28.101
    7 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's Chevy 192.130 28.106
    8 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Kobalt Chevy 192.068 28.115
    9 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 191.904 28.139
    10 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 191.605 28.183
    11 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 191.557 28.190
    12 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 191.449 28.206
    13 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios Spoonful of Stories Dodge 191.388 28.215
    14 36 Mike Skinner 360 OTC Toyota 191.381 28.216
    15 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 191.327 28.224
    16 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Moen Chevy 191.286 28.230
    17 5 Kyle Busch CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevy 191.272 28.232
    18 17 Matt Kenseth USG Ford 191.191 28.244
    19 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 191.022 28.269
    20 10 Scott Riggs Proto/Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 191.022 28.269
    21 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 190.981 28.275
    22 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 190.941 28.281
    23 16 Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt Ford 190.887 28.289
    24 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Special Reserve Ford 190.813 28.300
    25 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 190.665 28.322
    26 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 190.665 28.322
    27 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 190.570 28.336
    28 40 David Stremme HomeLife Communities Dodge 190.476 28.350
    29 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 190.181 28.394
    30 21 Bill Elliott Delimex Ford 190.034 28.416
    31 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 189.860 28.442
    32 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 189.820 28.448
    33 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance Ford 189.807 28.450
    34 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 189.640 28.475
    35 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Chevy 189.620 28.478
    36 66 Jeremy Mayfield Best Buy Chevy 189.580 28.484
    37 45 Kyle Petty National Tire & Battery Dodge 189.354 28.518
    38 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 188.114 28.706
    39-OP 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 187.983 28.726
    40-OP 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 187.911 28.805
    41-OP 7 Robby Gordon Menards/MAPEI Ford 187.272 28.835
    42-OP 70 Johnny Sauter FleetPride Chevy 186.651 28.931
    43 00 David Reutimann # Burger King Toyota 189.321 28.523
    DNQ 4 Ward Burton Chevy 189.082 28.559
    DNQ 49 John Andretti Dodge 188.917 28.584
    DNQ 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 188.436 28.657
    DNQ 08 Burney Lamar Dodge 186.419 28.967
    DNQ 34 Kevin Lepage Dodge 184.332 29.295



    Qualifying is OVER

    QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    Qualifying after 48 of 48 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 45 45 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 193.105 27.964 190.517 14 2.588 12
    2 47 47 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 192.424 28.063 192.287 1 0.137 1
    3 40 40 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 192.417 28.084 190.948 6 1.469 21
    4 7 6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 192.239 28.090 190.745 8 1.494 7
    5 4 4 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 192.239 28.090 192.116 2 0.123 44-IN
    6 1 1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 192.164 28.101 190.181 17 1.983 9
    7 8 7 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 192.130 28.106 190.584 12 1.546 10
    8 30 30 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 192.068 28.115 191.483 4 0.585 2
    9 44 44 25 Casey Mears Chevy 191.904 28.139 190.617 9 1.287 14
    10 38 38 01 Mark Martin Chevy 191.605 28.183 189.954 22 1.651 17
    11 13 11 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 191.557 28.190 189.947 23 1.610 16
    12 18 16 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 191.449 28.206 191.727 3 -0.278 13
    13 12 10 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 191.388 28.215 190.134 20 1.254 19
    14 9 19 36 Mike Skinner Toyota 191.381 28.216 189.162 27 2.219 47-IN
    15 32 32 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 191.327 28.224 189.987 21 1.340 5
    16 11 9 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 191.286 28.230 189.241 26 2.045 29
    17 20 18 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 191.272 28.232 191.333 5 -0.061 6
    18 41 41 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 191.191 28.244 190.772 7 0.419 11
    19 10 8 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 191.022 28.269 190.604 10 0.418 27
    20 24 23 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 191.022 28.269 190.590 11 0.432 37-IN
    21 43 43 99 Carl Edwards Ford 190.981 28.275 187.650 41 3.331 4
    22 42 42 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 190.941 28.281 190.530 13 0.411 39-IN
    23 28 28 16 Greg Biffle Ford 190.887 28.289 188.957 29 1.930 15
    24 14 12 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 190.813 28.300 189.043 28 1.770 20
    25 29 29 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 190.664 28.322 190.148 19 0.516 18
    26 36 36 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 190.664 28.322 188.206 38 2.458 41-IN
    27 2 2 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 190.570 28.336 188.692 32 1.878 8
    28 33 33 40 David Stremme Dodge 190.476 28.350 190.161 18 0.315 26
    29 46 46 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 190.181 28.394 190.261 15 -0.080 3
    30 15 13 21 Bill Elliott Ford 190.034 28.416 188.620 33 1.414 36-IN
    31 22 21 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 189.860 28.442 190.188 16 -0.328 23
    32 48 48 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 189.820 28.448 188.910 30 0.910 35
    33 17 15 6 David Ragan # Ford 189.807 28.450 188.285 37 1.522 24
    34 16 14 38 David Gilliland Ford 189.640 28.475 188.613 34 1.027 32
    35 34 34 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 189.620 28.478 188.508 35 1.112 43-IN
    36 39 39 66 Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 189.580 28.484 189.560 24 0.020 30
    37 35 35 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 189.354 28.518 188.712 31 0.642 34
    38 31 31 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 189.321 28.523 189.288 25 0.033 38-IN
    39 27 27 4 Ward Burton Chevy 189.082 28.559 186.851 45 2.231 45-DNQ
    40 6 5 49 John Andretti Dodge 188.917 28.584 187.169 43 1.748 46-DNQ
    41 25 25 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 188.436 28.657 187.702 40 0.734 40-DNQ
    42 19 17 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 188.114 28.706 188.291 36 -0.177 22
    43 26 26 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 187.983 28.726 188.107 39 -0.124 31
    44 3 3 96 Tony Raines Chevy 187.911 28.805 186.368 46 1.543 25
    45 23 22 7 Robby Gordon Ford 187.272 28.835 187.383 42 -0.111 28
    46 21 20 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 186.651 28.931 186.994 44 -0.343 33
    47 37 37 08 Burney Lamar Dodge 186.419 28.967 184.685 47 1.734 53-DNQ
    48 5 24 34 Kevin Lepage Dodge 184.332 29.295 0.000 48 x 55-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 Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 190.181 17 9
    2 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 188.692 32 8
    3 96 Tony Raines Chevy 186.368 46 25
    4 34 Kevin Lepage Dodge 0.000 48 55
    5 49 John Andretti Dodge 187.169 43 46
    6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 190.745 8 7
    7 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 190.584 12 10
    8 36 Mike Skinner Toyota 189.162 27 47
    9 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 190.604 10 27
    10 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 189.241 26 29
    11 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 190.134 20 19
    12 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 189.947 23 16
    13 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 189.043 28 20
    14 21 Bill Elliott Ford 188.620 33 36
    15 38 David Gilliland Ford 188.613 34 32
    16 6 David Ragan # Ford 188.285 37 24
    17 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 191.727 3 13
    18 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 188.291 36 22
    19 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 191.333 5 6
    20 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 186.994 44 33
    21 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 190.188 16 23
    22 7 Robby Gordon Ford 187.383 42 28
    23 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 190.590 11 37
    24 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 187.702 40 40
    25 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 188.107 39 31
    26 4 Ward Burton Chevy 186.851 45 45
    27 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.957 29 15
    28 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 190.148 19 18
    29 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 191.483 4 2
    30 00 David Reutimann # Toyota 189.288 25 38
    31 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 189.987 21 5
    32 40 David Stremme Dodge 190.161 18 26
    33 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 188.508 35 43
    34 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 188.712 31 34
    35 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 188.206 38 41
    36 08 Burney Lamar Dodge 184.685 47 53
    37 01 Mark Martin Chevy 189.954 22 17
    38 66 Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 189.560 24 30
    39 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 190.948 6 21
    40 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 190.772 7 11
    41 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 190.530 13 39
    42 99 Carl Edwards Ford 187.650 41 4
    43 25 Casey Mears Chevy 190.617 9 14
    44 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 190.517 14 12
    45 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 190.261 15 3
    46 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 192.287 1 1
    47 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 188.910 30 35
    48 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 192.116 2 44


    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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