JAYSKI's Semi-Live QUALIFYING/GRID page
for the Centurion Boats at The Glen at
Watkins Glen International


    QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
    at approx 3:10pm/et
    on Friday, August 10, 2007

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, August 2003, 124.580mph

  • 2006 Pole Sitter: #2-Kurt Busch, 122.966, finished 19th

  • Fastest Last Practice Speed: #11-Hamlin 121.528mph goes out 5th out of 49 drivers


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL


  • Qualifying Canncelled do to wet/rain condidtions, the field for the Centurion Boats at The Glen at Watkins Glen International was set by the Nextel Cup Rules Book/Owners Points. So the top 10 are: #24-Gordon, #11-Hamlin, #17-Kenseth, #31-Burton, #20-Stewart, #99-Edwards, #48-Johnson, #5-Busch, #29-Harvick and #01-Regan Smith [OWNERS points NOT Drivers points]. For the starting lineup, see below.
    For qualifying rules, see my Qualifying Rules Page and for owners pts, see my Drivers/Owners Points page.(8-10-2007)

  • Six do not qualify [DNQ] for the Centurion Boats at The Glen at Watkins Glen International: #49-Graf [21 team attempts/44th in OWNERS pts], #84-Allmendinger [21/46]; #37-Simo [21/47]; #4-Burton [20/41]; #60-Said [4/48]; #77-Ambrose -0/0.(8-10-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Centurion Boats at The Glen at Watkins Glen International is scheduled for Friday, August 10, 2007 at 3:10pm/et.
    TV: ESPN2 - 3:00pm/et
    Radio: MRN 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)
    #78-Wallace, 1st out to qualify, ?mph, starts ?
    (8-10-2007)

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
    #00-David Reutimann, DNR
    #6-David Ragan, , starts 22nd
    #15-Paul Menard, , starts 31st
    #42-Juan Montoya, , starts 18th
    #84-A.J. Allmendinger, , starts DNQ
    DNR = Did not race
    DNQ = Did not qualify for race.(8-10-2007)

  • Some Qualifying Notes:
    Qualifying was rained out and set by the rules book/owners pts.(8-10-2007)

  • Practice Results:
    Practice Speeds Page

  • Qualifying Rules Page


    QUALIFYING CANCELLED, FIELD SET by RULES BOOK/POINTS

    pos car# driver manu owners pts pos
    1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 1
    2 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 2
    3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 3
    4 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 4
    5 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 5
    6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 6
    7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 7
    8 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 8
    9 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 9
    10 01 Regan Smith Chevy 10
    11 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 11
    12 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 12
    13 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 13
    14 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 14
    15 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 15
    16 16 Greg Biffle Ford 16
    17 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 17
    18 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Dodge 18
    19 25 Casey Mears Chevy 19
    20 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 20
    21 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 21
    22 6 David Ragan # Ford 22
    23 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 23
    24 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 24
    25 40 David Stremme Dodge 25
    26 96 Ron Fellows Chevy 26
    27 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 27
    28 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 28
    29 7 Robby Gordon Ford 29
    30 38 David Gilliland Ford 30
    31 15 Paul Menard # Chevy 31
    32 66 Jeff Green Chevy 32
    33 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 33
    34 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 34
    35 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 35
    36 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 38/2006 winner
    37 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 40/past champ 1999
    38 55 Terry Labonte Toyota 45/past champ 1996
    39 21 Bill Elliott Ford 36/past champ 1988
    40 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge 36/21 attempts
    41 00 P.J. Jones Toyota 39/21
    45 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 42/21
    43 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 43/21
    DNQ 49 Klaus Graf Dodge 44/21
    DNQ 84 AJ Allmendinger # Toyota 46/21
    DNQ 37 Brian Simo Dodge 47/21
    DNQ 4 Ward Burton Chevy 41/20
    DNQ 60 Boris Said Ford 48/4
    DNQ 77 Marcos Ambrose Ford none





    Qualifying Order:

    Sched
    Qual
    Pos
    Car# Driver Manu Final
    Practice
    Speed
    Prac
    Speed
    Rank
    Owners
    Points
    Rank
    1 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 119.966 19 43
    2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 120.802 5 1
    3 37 Brian Simo Dodge 119.363 32 47
    4 45 Kyle Petty Marathon Amercian Spirit Motor Oil Dodge 118.854 42 33
    5 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Chevy 121.528 1 2
    6 96 Ron Fellows DLP HDTV Chevy 121.346 3 26
    7 01 Regan Smith U.S. Army Chevy 119.210 36 10
    8 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 119.036 40 6
    9 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 118.174 46 25
    10 60 Boris Said No Fear Energy Ford 119.354 33 48
    11 55 Terry Labonte NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 120.242 12 45-CH1
    12 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 120.797 6 42
    13 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 120.100 16 3
    14 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 120.408 10 5
    15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Wrigley's Big Red Dodge 120.663 7 18
    16 16 Greg Biffle Nintendo Wii Ford 119.879 24 16
    17 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 119.136 38 19
    18 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 119.767 28 9
    19 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 121.484 2 7
    20 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 119.402 31 35
    21 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 120.185 13 38
    22 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 114.492 49 30
    23 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 119.795 27 8
    24 77 Marcos Ambrose Camping World Ford 119.218 35 none
    25 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 119.804 26 14
    26 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 118.942 41 4
    27 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 120.000 18 24
    28 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 118.453 45 11
    29 21 Bill Elliott Little Debbie Ford 120.277 11 36-CH2
    30 49 Klaus Graf Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 120.042 17 44
    31 00 P.J. Jones Burger King Toyota 120.596 8 39
    32 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 121.004 4 17
    33 10 Patrick Carpentier Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 120.423 9 37
    34 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance Ford 117.440 48 22
    35 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 119.099 39 40
    36 66 Jeff Green HAAS Automation Chevy 119.139 37 32
    37 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Quaker State Chevy 119.946 20 31
    38 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers/EA Sports NASCAR 08 Ford 117.551 47 27
    39 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 119.909 22 20
    40 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 120.154 15 13
    41 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 119.909 21 21
    42 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 119.874 25 28
    43 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 118.545 44 23
    44 70 Johnny Sauter HAAS Automation Chevy 118.706 43 34
    45 12 Ryan Newman Kodak Dodge 119.710 29 15
    46 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 119.244 34 46
    47 4 Ward Burton Lucas Oil/State Water Heaters Chevy 119.894 23 41
    48 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Chevy 120.162 14 12
    49 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Ford 119.684 30 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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