Skip to comments.Sprint Cup - Nascar ~ Daytona 500 Sunday Feb 20 on FOX, 1:00pm/et LIVE THREAD
Posted on 02/17/2011 4:43:35 PM PST by WestCoastGal
Lap 3 will be a silent lap with three fingers held high for Big E.
It hasn't been the same since you left.
For me, it hasn't been the same since R. Petty, C. Yarborough, D. Pearson, and B. Allison left.
Position Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
(mph) Reason in the race
1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (A) Chevy 186.089 pole sitter
2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.966 outside pole
3 22 Kurt Busch Dodge 184.896 won Duel 1
4 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 185.071 won Duel 2
5 78 Regan Smith Chevy 183.681 2nd in Duel 1
6 33 Clint Bowyer Chevy 185.223 2nd in Duel 2
7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 184.740 3rd in Duel 1
8 15 Michael Waltrip Toyota 183.966 3rd in Duel 2
9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 184.102 4th in Duel 1
10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 183.595 4th in Duel 2
11 4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 183.602 5th in Duel 1
12 92 Brian Keselowski # Dodge 177.581 5th in Duel 2
13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 184.763 6th in Duel 1
14 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 183.685 6th in Duel 2
15 43 A J Allmendinger Ford 184.290 7th in Duel 1
16 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 184.008 7th in Duel 2
17 5 Mark Martin Chevy 184.991 8th in Duel 1
18 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 181.316 8th in Duel 2
19 27 Paul Menard Chevy 185.422 9th in Duel 1
20 56 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 183.456 9th in Duel 2
21 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 185.002 10th in Duel 1
22 99 Carl Edwards Ford 184.475 10th in Duel 2
23 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.687 11th in Duel 1
24 00 David Reutimann Toyota 184.019 11th in Duel 2
25 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 184.911 12th in Duel 1
26 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.911 15th in Duel 2
27 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 183.557 14th in Duel 1
28 37 Robert Richardson Jr. Ford 181.466 16th in Duel 2
29 09 Bill Elliott [PC2] Chevy 184.532 15th in Duel 1
30 7 Robby Gordon Dodge 182.120 17th in Duel 2
31 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 183.576 16th in Duel 1
32 21 Trevor Bayne Ford 185.445 19th in Duel 2
33 46 J J Yeley Chevy 180.977 17th in Duel 1
34 6 David Ragan Ford 184.612 20th in Duel 2
35 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 184.748 21st in Duel 1
36 77 Steve Wallace Toyota 182.574 22nd in Duel 2
37 71 Andy Lally # Chevy 180.828 22nd in Duel 1
38 20 Joey Logano Toyota 183.206 23rd in Duel 2
39 34 David Gilliland Ford 182.697 24th in Duel 1
40-SPD 38 Travis Kvapil Ford 184.271 in by speed
41-SPD 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 184.222 in by speed
42-SPD 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 183.793 in by speed
43-PC 32 Terry Labonte [PC1] Ford 181.492 past champ
DNQ 60 Todd Bodine Toyota 183.057 21st in Duel 2
DNQ 97 Kevin Conway Toyota 182.949 18th in Duel 1
DNQ 13 Casey Mears Toyota 182.867 24th in Duel 2
DNQ 66 Michael McDowell Toyota 182.434 23rd in Duel 1
DNQ 64 Derrike Cope Toyota 177.894 15th in Duel 2
# Rookie of the Year Contender
a driver/car# in RED is a go-or-go-homer and had to qualify by speed to make the race
a driver/car# in BLUE is a go-or-go-homer and is a past series champion, eligible to use a past champ provisional
(A) = wrecked in practice and will fall to the rear of the field before the start of the race
PC = Past Champion Provisional used
DNQ = Did not qualify
SPD = made race by qualifying speed
Woot! Let’s DO THIS RACE!!
Thanks for the ping. I’m ready for a FAST Daytona race this weekend. I have some schedule shuffling to do.. Go Jr!!
Is everyone jazzed with the 2x2 racing? I saw a bunch of it today and I’m not on board yet. The strategy - follow a fast car until yours overheats, switch spots and lose track position. Did I pretty much sum it up?
thanks - it’s pretty rough, but I was tired and couldn’t get the frame even.
Luckily my computer/browser or ISP crashed right after I posted it. Whew.
Yes - that sums it up.
Duel 2 was a bit better today even with all the zero bars in it. I think they watched the first one and made adjustments.
Jr said today Dale Jr to Letarte: “I want you to look for more speed...and I’m trying to say that in a nice way.
Why 2nd race more dicey than 1st? Denny Hamlin: “We saw how much the first race was getting away with & we thought wed push the limits.”
Dale Jr.:”Anyone can win it. With this type of racing .. if you get up front & youre the 2 guys, 1 of them is going to win that race.”
I asked Dale Earnhardt Jr. if drivers will get better at two-car swap to make D500 more dicey. His answer? “No. Sorry.”
Wow, just wow. What a beautiful racing thread. Thank you.
Gonna be a another wild and crazy season.
How will the new youngins do? ...these two qualifying races won't be nothing like raceday.
Anyone have a clue on C drivers? Gonna get ugly late in the season when nobody is getting any points.
Hard to say how this will look with the full field.
It appears things will string out much more than the previous decade or so.
Of course with the drafting and spot swapping there will likely be plenty of yellows to bunch things back up.
Thanks - I had a lot of trouble with it.
But, as Lance used to tell Jr “It is what it is” LOL
At the end of Duel1 MM and Lance were complaining that Jr dumped him, but they didn’t know that Jr said the #5 car was running very badly, he called it ‘dragging’. Mark aimed for a hole in the middle and Jr backed off because the 48 was next to him and he didn’t want to wreck him. That’s a teammate.
Trevor Bayne is the man in ‘C’
I’m mostly worried about Steven Wallace - thankfully Conway didn’t make the race and then we have Robby Gordon. He’s most of the reason Jr has to go to the back Sunday.
Somebody please help me figure this out. Why did the 24th place finisher in Duel 1 (Gilliland) qualify, but the guy that finished *ahead* of him (McDowell) didn’t? Or Logano getting in finishing 23rd in Duel 2, but Derrike Cope finishes eight spots ahead in 15th and doesn’t make the field? Owner points from 2010?