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posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 08:55 PM
i just checked the practice speeds, joe was 5mph off the pace there also, he just isn't right this weekend, i also see that i need to check to see who is entered closer before i pick my team next week!!!

posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 10:24 PM
This might be the week for good old Bill Elliott, he's starting 10th and his "student" Kasey Kahne got his first pole. Should be a steal from the "C" slot.

I always see provisional at the last few drivers in the grid. I never knew what it was, I was going to post and ask but I went and found a definition "A starting spot awarded to a driver who did not qualify for the race based on his speed. Starting spots 37-43 during each NASCAR race are awarded via this system. "

So does that mean that the provisional drivers didnt qualify, but they need them to basically fill out the field? Can anyone elaborate on this?

posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 10:33 PM
the provisionals were not fast enough to make the field. i believe that they began this system so that when one of the stars had a problem in qualifying and didn't make the field they could still make the race and the fans could still see their favorites


Once qualifying is over, the field is set using a combination of timed laps and provisionals. The fastest 38 cars earn a place on time, while positions 39-43 are determined by a process which may include last season's final owners standings, current owners standings and former champions. The provisionals are assigned in descending order, beginning with the highest ranking owner in the standings. The lone exception is the Daytona 500, which uses two qualifying races to determine the field. (now sortable) Related Information

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posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 10:41 PM
Thanks for the explanation tj, makes much more sense now.

I can see why they do this, if you get your tickets for a race months ahead and your favorite driver doesn't qualify, then you'd be pretty disappointed.

Here's a question for ya.

Has a provisional driver ever gone on to win a race?

posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 07:15 AM
Well i have my team sorted out and i have great expectations this week,i'm looking for 3 drivers in the top 10

posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 07:52 AM
i had to do quite a bit of searching to get an answer to this one but finally got one for ya, in 2003 jimmie johnson blew the motor during his qualifying run and started in 37th place with a provisional, he won the race when it was red flagged for rain, don't know how many others have done it but it has been done

posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 06:09 PM
the above post should have said that it was at lowes motor speedway at the world 600

posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 07:46 PM
Thanks for the answer tj, that's pretty amazing. You would think it would be tougher for a provisional driver to win in a rain-shortened race rather than a full race, he had less time to make up the 36 spots to the front.

posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 07:55 PM
that's for sure, the race was red flagged after 264 laps so there was 396 miles in the books, luck plays a major part in a race, ya gotta be fast and catch the breaks, i also found that in 2001, 3 drivers won races from provisionals

posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 07:57 PM
some more info....

Amazing Finishes: Races won from a starting position of 35 or worse in the history of NASCAR
Started - Driver; Race
43rd - Johnny Mantz; 1950 Southern 500, Darlington
43rd - Fonty Flock; 1953 Raliegh, NC
39th - Bobby Labonte - provisional; 2001 NAPA 500, Atlanta
38th - Elliott Salder - provisional; 2001 Food City 500, Bristol
38th - Jeff Burton - provisional; 1999 Jiffy Lube 300, Loudon
38th - Bill Elliott; 1988 Firecracker 400, Daytona
37th - Bobby Labonte - provisional; 1999 NAPA 500, Atlanta
37th - Bobby Labonte - provisional; 2000 Southern 500, Darlington
37th - Ward Burton - provisional; 2001 Southern 500, Darlington
37th - Kyle Petty; 1995 Miller 500, Dover
37th - Lee Petty; 1959 Lakewood Speedway, Atl, GA
36th - Jeff Gordon; 2000 Diehard 500, Talladega;
35th - Dale Earnhardt; 2000 Cracker Barrel 500, Atlanta(11-18-2001)
NOTE: these are using Official starting spots, not if a driver has to fall to the back of the field using a backup


posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 11:02 AM
o man, you put up the good stats before the race starts.


posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 01:49 PM
Ok engines rolling heres my Team and TRD Racing is ready to go..!!!

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Jamie McMurray
Jeff Burton
Johnny Sauter

Ok heres mine!!

posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 01:50 PM
TEAM TOEJAM for vegas

bobby labonte
ward burton
kasey kahne
joe nemechek


posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 01:54 PM
Dale Jr.
Terry Labonte
Jeff Burton
Joe Nemechek


posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 08:52 PM
Are the new stats in yet?

posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 08:57 PM
new standings for sportztawk fantasy stock car racing

Standings Member List
Rank Team Points
1 AegisFang 845
2 Terminator X 779
3 PA Racing Inc. 770
5 Sir Winalot Racing 673
6 Speedfreaks 652
7 TRD racing 633
8 Big CA 573
9 icemachine 470


posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 08:59 PM
damn im in last still. ugh.

posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 09:03 PM
you have improved every week though, have you checked the weekly performance chart?


posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 09:07 PM
i have 210 points, is that good?

posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 09:10 PM
40 points better than you did last week, in the weekly performance chart at the top of the group standings you can see how everyone has done each week, you can compare yourself to the group there.

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