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for the Crown Royal Presents The Russ Friedman 400
at Richmond International Raceway


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QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
at approx 5:40pm/et
on Friday, May 1, 2009

  • May 2008 Pole Sitter: #11-Denny Hamlin, 126.198mph, finished 24th

  • Sept 2008 Pole Sitter: none, rained out

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


    THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

    • Vickers on pole at Richmond: #83-Brian Vickers won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Crown Royal Presents The Russ Friedman 400 at Richmond International Raceway with a lap of 127.131mph for his 2nd pole of the year and 7th pole of his career. #24-Jeff Gordon was 2nd fastest followed by #11-Hamlin, #1-Truex, Jr., #31-Burton, #09-Bliss, #5-Martin, #82-Speed, #00-Reutimann, and #39-Newman.
      The non Top-35 drivers who made the race: #09-Bliss, #82-Speed, #87-Nemechek, #66-Blaney, #71-Gilliand, #41-Mayfield, #36-Riggs, and #37-Raines
      The two drivers who failed to qualify: #64-Bodine, #06-Boys.(5-1-2009)


    • Coverage of Qualifying for the Crown Royal Presents The Russ Friedman 400 at Richmond International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2009 at 5:40pm/et.
      TV: SPEED at 5:30pm/et
      Radio: MRN Radio and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio
      Jayski.com: Jayski's FREE Semi-Live Qualifying Page.
      Qualifying Re-Air: 12:00am/et

    • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
      #83-Vickers, 10th out to qualify, 127.131mph, starts 1st
      #11-Hamlin, 9th out to qualify, 126.665mph, starts 3rd
      #12-Stremme, 6th out to qualify, 125.892mph, starts 11th
      #20-Logano, 4th out to qualify, 125.892mph, starts 13th
      #14-Stewart, 3rd out to qualify, 125.751mph, starts 16th
      #26-McMurray, 2nd out to qualify, 124.792mph, starts 27th
      #77-Hornish, 1st out to qualify, 124.763mph, starts 28th

    • How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
      Fastest 7 get in, 8th [43rd] spot goes to most recent past champ not in the race already or 8th fastest
      [45 entered for 43 spots]:
      have qualified for the race:
      #09-Mike Bliss, 126.286
      #82-Scott Speed, 126.180
      #87-Joe Nemechek, 125.197
      #66-Dave Blaney, 124.907mph
      #71-David Gilliland, 124.579mph
      #41-Jeremy Mayfield, 124.127mph
      #36-Scott Riggs, 123.786
      #37-Tony Raines, 123.700mph
      will miss the race:
      #64-Todd Bodine, 123.119mph
      #06-Trevor Boys,

    • Rookie of the Year Candidates: how fast were they and where do they start:
      #13-Max Papis (X), DNR
      #20-Joey Logano, 125.892mph, starts 13th
      #51-Dexter Bean (X), DNR
      #82-Scott Speed (X), 126.180, starts 8th
      X = needs to race their way in to the race
      DNR = Did not race
      DNQ = Did not qualify for race

    • Some Qualifying Notes:
      none...yet

    • Practice Results:
      Practice Speeds Page

    • Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
      Toyota: #83-Vickers, 127.131, starts 1st
      Chevy: #24-Gordon, 126.844, starts 2nd
      Dodge: #09-Bliss, 126.286, starts 6th
      Ford: #16-Biffle, 1125.535, starts 20th


      THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

      STARTING LINEUP

      Starting Line Up
      Richmond International Raceway
      CROWN ROYAL Presents The Russ Friedman 400
      Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, May 01, 2009 @ 05:48 PM Central


      Start
      Pos
      Car# Driver Manu
      Sponsor
      Qual
      Speed
      Qual
      Time
      1 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 21.238 127.131
      2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 21.286 126.844
      3 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 21.316 126.665
      4 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 21.320 126.642
      5 31 Jeff Burton Prilosec OTC Chevy 21.374 126.322
      6 09 Mike Bliss Miccosukee Indian Gaming & Resort Dodge 21.380 126.286
      7 5 Mark Martin Cheez-it/CARQUEST Chevy 21.385 126.257
      8 82 Scott Speed # Red Bull Toyota 21.398 126.180
      9 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 21.406 126.133
      10 39 Ryan Newman U.S.Army Chevy 21.438 125.945
      11 12 David Stremme Star Trek Dodge 21.441 125.927
      12 33 Clint Bowyer BB&T Chevy 21.444 125.909
      13 20 Joey Logano # Home Depot Toyota 21.447 125.892
      14 18 Kyle Busch Combos Toyota 21.463 125.798
      15 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 21.465 125.786
      16 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy 21.471 125.751
      17 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 21.477 125.716
      18 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 21.483 125.681
      19 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 21.483 125.681
      20 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 21.508 125.535
      21 47 Marcos Ambrose Bush's Best Baked Beans/Kingsford/Clorox 21.524 125.441
      22 6 David Ragan UPS Freight Ford 21.527 125.424
      23 43 Reed Sorenson McDonald's McCafe Dodge 21.537 125.366
      24 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 21.566 125.197
      25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard-Drive the Guard/AMP Energy 21.596 125.023
      26 66 Dave Blaney PRISM Motorsports Toyota 21.616 124.907
      27 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 21.636 124.792
      28 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 21.641 124.763
      29 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 21.652 124.700
      30 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Adaptive One Toyota 21.652 124.700
      31 44 A J Allmendinger PVA/King's Cup Dodge 21.655 124.683
      32 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Tools Dodge 21.660 124.654
      33 98 Paul Menard Nibco/Menards Ford 21.672 124.585
      34 71 David Gilliland TRG Motosports Chevy 21.673 124.579
      35 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 21.722 124.298
      36 7 Robby Gordon Energizer Toyota 21.725 124.281
      37 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 21.748 124.149
      38 41 Jeremy Mayfield SmallSponsor.com Toyota 21.752 124.127
      39 36 Scott Riggs Toyota 21.815 123.768
      40 96 Bobby Labonte Ask.com Ford 21.868 123.468
      41 07 Casey Mears Jack Daniel's Chevy 21.904 123.265
      42 34 John Andretti Window World Chevy 21.966 122.917
      43 37 Tony Raines Long John Silver's Chevy 21.827 123.700



      Qualifying is OVER

      QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

      THIS IS UNOFFICIAL

      Qualifying after 45 of 45 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 10 10 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 127.131 21.238 124.619 3 2.512 17
      2 25 25 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 126.844 21.286 124.619 2 2.225 2
      3 9 9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 126.665 21.316 123.389 25 3.276 5
      4 30 30 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 126.642 21.320 124.315 7 2.327 23
      5 22 22 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 126.322 21.374 124.355 6 1.967 9
      6 41 43 09 Mike Bliss Dodge 126.286 21.380 123.564 21 2.722 40-IN
      7 29 29 5 Mark Martin Chevy 126.257 21.385 124.155 9 2.102 18
      8 40 40 82 Scott Speed# Toyota 126.180 21.398 123.621 20 2.559 36-IN
      9 23 23 00 David Reutimann Toyota 126.133 21.406 124.567 4 1.566 11
      10 21 21 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 125.945 21.438 123.927 14 2.018 13
      11 6 6 12 David Stremme Dodge 125.927 21.441 123.130 28 2.797 22
      12 7 7 33 Clint Bowyer Chevy 125.909 21.444 123.927 15 1.982 8
      13 4 4 20 Joey Logano# Toyota 125.892 21.447 123.717 16 2.175 33
      14 15 15 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 125.798 21.463 123.547 22 2.251 6
      15 31 31 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 125.786 21.465 124.636 1 1.150 3
      16 3 3 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 125.751 21.471 123.632 19 2.119 4
      17 34 35 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 125.716 21.477 124.481 5 1.235 1
      18 17 17 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 125.681 21.483 124.195 8 1.486 20
      19 27 27 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 125.681 21.483 124.087 10 1.594 14
      20 19 19 16 Greg Biffle Ford 125.535 21.508 122.872 33 2.663 10
      21 14 14 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota 125.441 21.524 123.717 17 1.724 19
      22 32 32 6 David Ragan Ford 125.424 21.527 123.990 12 1.434 26
      23 24 24 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge 125.366 21.537 123.660 18 1.706 25
      24 38 38 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 125.197 21.566 121.245 42 3.952 41-IN
      25 16 16 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 125.023 21.596 123.367 26 1.656 15
      26 36 36 66 Dave Blaney Toyota 124.907 21.616 122.979 32 1.928 43-IN
      27 2 2 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 124.792 61.636 124.001 11 0.791 29
      28 1 1 77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Dodge 124.763 21.641 123.423 24 1.340 31
      29 12 12 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 124.700 21.652 122.538 36 2.162 24
      30 33 33 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 124.700 21.652 121.720 40 2.980 16
      31 35 34 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 124.683 21.655 123.024 29 1.659 27
      32 8 8 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 124.654 21.66 123.984 13 0.670 28
      33 11 11 98 Paul Menard Ford 124.585 21.672 122.828 34 1.757 32
      34 44 42 71 David Gilliland Chevy 124.579 21.673 121.902 39 2.677 37-IN
      35 28 28 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 124.298 21.722 123.502 23 0.796 12
      36 26 26 7 Robby Gordon Toyota 124.281 21.725 122.990 31 1.291 35
      37 18 18 99 Carl Edwards Ford 124.149 21.748 123.203 27 0.946 7
      38 42 41 41 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 124.127 21.752 122.017 37 2.110 44-IN
      39 39 39 36 Scott Riggs Toyota 123.786 21.815 121.946 38 1.840 42-IN
      40 37 37 37 Tony Raines Chevy 123.700 21.827 121.387 41 2.313 50-IN
      41 13 13 96 Bobby Labonte Ford 123.468 21.868 122.555 35 0.913 30
      42 20 20 07 Casey Mears Chevy 123.265 21.904 122.996 30 0.269 21
      43 45 44 64 Todd Bodine Toyota 123.119 21.930 120.224 44 2.895 46-DNQ
      44 5 5 34 John Andretti Chevy 122.917 21.966 120.401 43 2.516 34
      45 43 45 06 Trevor Boys Dodge 117.228 23.032 115.409 45 1.819 58-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(s) to make an attempt in BLUE


      Qualifying Order:

      Richmond International Raceway
      CROWN ROYAL Presents The Russ Friedman 400
      Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, May 01, 2009 @ 01:52 PM Eastern

      Sched
      Qual
      Pos
      Car# Driver Manu Final
      Practice
      Speed
      Prac
      Speed
      Rank
      Owners
      Points
      Rank
      1 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 123.423 24 31
      2 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 124.001 11 29
      3 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 123.632 19 4
      4 20 Joey Logano # Toyota 123.717 16 33
      5 34 John Andretti Chevy 120.401 43 34
      6 12 David Stremme Dodge 123.130 28 22
      7 33 Clint Bowyer Chevy 123.927 15 8
      8 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 123.984 13 28
      9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 123.389 25 5
      10 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 124.619 3 17
      11 98 Paul Menard Ford 122.828 34 32
      12 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 122.538 36 24
      13 96 Bobby Labonte Ford 122.555 35 30
      14 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota 123.717 17 19
      15 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 123.547 22 6
      16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 123.367 26 15
      17 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 124.195 8 20
      18 99 Carl Edwards Ford 123.203 27 7
      19 16 Greg Biffle Ford 122.872 33 10
      20 07 Casey Mears Chevy 122.996 30 21
      21 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 123.927 14 13
      22 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 124.355 6 9
      23 00 David Reutimann Toyota 124.567 4 11
      24 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge 123.660 18 25
      25 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 124.619 2 2
      26 7 Robby Gordon Toyota 122.990 31 35
      27 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 124.087 10 14
      28 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 123.502 23 12
      29 5 Mark Martin Chevy 124.155 9 18
      30 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 124.315 7 23
      31 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 124.636 1 3
      32 6 David Ragan Ford 123.990 12 26
      33 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 121.720 40 16
      34 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 124.481 5 1
      35 44 A J Allmendinger Dodge 123.024 29 27
      Go-or-Go Homers
      not in Top 35 2008 Owners Points
      36 66 Dave Blaney Toyota 122.979 32 43
      37 37 Tony Raines Chevy 121.387 41 50
      38 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 121.245 42 41
      39 36 Scott Riggs Toyota 121.946 38 42
      40 82 Scott Speed # Toyota 123.621 20 36
      41 09 Mike Bliss Dodge 123.564 21 40
      42 41 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 122.017 37 44
      43 06 Trevor Boys Dodge 115.409 45 58
      44 71 David Gilliland Chevy 121.902 39 37
      45 64 Todd Bodine Toyota 120.224 44 46


      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.


      • After the 5th race of the season, the current season OWNERS points are used:
        #1) - First 35 by current Owner Points [team does not have to attempt all the races]
        #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
        #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)

      • Race info at: Race Info Page

      • Event Entry List

      • Past Champions Limited To 6 Provisional Berths in Cup: NASCAR announced an update to the past champion’s provisional rule in the Sprint 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 provisional's 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.

      • Results: for results, links, owners/drivers points (after each race back thru the season)
        see my:
        2009 Sprint Cup Race Results
        2008 Sprint Cup Race Results
        2007 Nextel Cup Race Results
        2006 Nextel Cup Race Results
        2005 Nextel Cup Race Results
        2004 Nextel Cup Race Results


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