NASCAR »

Qualifying times: Checker Auto Parts 500.


Ryan Newman kept up his strong qualifying form with his fourth NASCAR pole position in a row, smashing the record at the one-mile Phoenix International Raceway with a 135.499mph lap in qualifying for Sunday's Checker Auto Parts 500. Hendrick Motorsports rookie Brian Vickers will start alongside Newman, while Vickers' team-mate Jeff Gordon qualified highest of the leading four title contenders in eighth. Rivals Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr line up 13th and 14th, while championship leader Kurt Busch will have to come off 28th spot.

The race starts at around 3pm Eastern Time on Sunday, 8pm in the UK. Stay with Crash.net for the full story.

Qualifying times; Checker Auto Parts 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Arizona 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series round 34 of 36.

1. Ryan Newman #12 ALLTEL/TXT2WIN MVP Sweepstakes Dodge Penske Racing 135.854mph
2. Brian Vickers * #25 GMAC Financial Services Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 133.879mph
3. Joe Nemechek #01 US Army Chevrolet MB2 Motorsports 133.645mph
4. Kasey Kahne *#9 Dodge Dealers/UAW DodgeEvernham Motorsports 133.581mph
5. Kevin Harvick #29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 133.437mph
6. Tony Stewart #20 Home Depot Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing 133.432mph
7. Casey Mears #41 Target DodgeChip Ganassi Racing 133.304mph
8. Jeff Gordon #24 DuPont Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 133.116mph
9. Elliott Sadler #38 Pedigree Ford Robert Yates Racing 133.111mph
10. Jamie McMurray #42 Texaco Havoline Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing 133.087mph
11. Scott Riggs * #10 Valvoline Chevrolet MBV Motorsports 132.998mph
12. Jeff Green #43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge Petty Enterprises 132.900mph
13. Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe's Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 132.876mph
14. Dale Earnhardt Jr. #8 Budweiser Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt Incorporated 132.836mph
15. Rusty Wallace #2 Miller Lite Dodge Penske Racing 132.714mph
16. Matt Kenseth #17 DeWalt Power Tools Ford Roush Racing 132.548mph
17. Robby Gordon #31 Cingular Wireless Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 132.523mph
18. Ken Schrader #49 Schwan's Home Service Dodge BAM Racing 132.489mph
19. Michael Waltrip #15 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt Incorporated 132.436mph
20. Jeff Burton # 30 America Online Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 132.261mph
21. John Andretti #14 VB/APlus at Sunoco FordPPC Motorsports 132.173mph
22. Mark Martin # 6 Viagra Ford Roush Racing 132.105mph
23. Greg Biffle #16 National Guard FordRoush Racing 132.057mph
24. Jeremy Mayfield #19 Dodge Dealers/UAW DodgeEvernham Motorsports 131.965mph
25. Ricky Rudd #21 Motorcraft FordWood Brothers Racing 131.825mph
26. Dale Jarrett #88 UPS Ford Robert Yates Racing 131.781mph
27. Bobby Labonte #18 Interstate Batteries Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing 131.752mph
28. Kurt Busch #97 IRWIN Industrial Tools FordRoush Racing 131.675mph
29. Carl Edwards #99 Roush Racing Ford Roush Racing 131.641mph
30. Johnny Sauter #09 Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts Dodge Phoenix Racing 131.416mph
31. Terry Labonte #5 “The Incredibles”/Kellogg's ChevroletHendrick Motorsports 131.358mph
32. Bobby Hamilton Jr #32 Tide ChevroletPPI Motorsports 131.219mph
33. Mike Wallace #4 Lucas Oil Products Chevrolet Morgan-McClure Racing 131.133mph
34. Kyle Petty #45 Georgia Pacific/Brawny DodgePetty Enterprises 131.000mph
35. Sterling Marlin #40 Coors Light Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing 130.795mph
36. Todd Bodine #50 Arnold Development Companies Dodge Arnold Racing 130.724mph
37. Kevin Lepage #137 Carter Racing Dodge Carter Racing 130.558mph
38. Scott Wimmer * #22 Caterpillar Dodge Bill Davis Racing 130.421mph
39. Ward Burton # 0 Netzero HiSpeed ChevroletHaas CNC Racing 130.039mph (provisional)
40. Brendan Gaughan * #77 Kodak/Jasper Engines DodgePenske/Jasper Racing 130.293mph (provisional)
41. Randy LaJoie #198 Airaid Premium Filters Ford William Edwards 130.133mph (provisional)
42. Hermie Sadler #02 Treasure Island-Las Vegas Chevrolet SCORE Motorsports 128.594mph (provisional)
43. Morgan Shepherd #89 Racing with Jesus/Red Line Oil Dodge Cindy Shepherd 127.900mph (provisional)
Did not qualify
44. Mike Garvey #275 Jani-King Dodge Haefele Motorsport 130.317mph
45. Tony Raines #251 Marathon/Chase Chevrolet Joe Auer 130.142mph
46. Stanton Barrett #194 TBA Chevrolet David Watson 128.908mph
47. Mario Gosselin #280 Commercial Truck & Trailer FordHover Motorsports 128.009mph
48. Ryan McGlynn #200 Buyers Choice Auto Warranties Chevrolet 127.578mph
49. Geoffrey Bodine #293 Quality Plus Service Chevrolet Pat Whitener no time
50. Kirk Shelmerdine #172 Freddie B's Ford Kirk Shelmerdine no time

* Rookie of the Year contender.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Ryan Newman, Penske Racing Dodge, Dover 2004.
Brian Vickers, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, Dover 2004.
Joe Nemechek - US Army Chevrolet    [pic credit: Army Racing/CIA Stock Photo Inc]
Brian Vickers, driver of the #14 Janssen Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation Chevrolet SS, finishes in seventh place, Sunday April 3, 2016, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, VA (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, celebrates his eighth Phoenix win with his crew Sunday, March 13, 2016 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. He won by a hundredth of a second, closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup History. This was Harvick`s 500th consecutive series start, a feat accomplished only by 14 others throughout the history of NASCAR.  (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, races to his eighth Phoenix win with Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet SS who finished in sixth place Sunday, March 13, 2016 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Harvick won by a hundredth of a second, closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup History. This was his 500th consecutive series start, a feat accomplished only by 14 others throughout the history of NASCAR. (Photo by Andrew Coppley for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, takes the chequered flag for his eighth Phoenix win Sunday, March 13, 2016 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. He won by a hundredth of a second, closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup History. This was Harvick`s 500th consecutive series start, a feat accomplished only by 14 others throughout the history of NASCAR. (Photo by Andrew Coppley for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, celebrates his eighth Phoenix win Sunday, March 13, 2016 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. He won by a hundredth of a second, closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup History. This was Harvick`s 500th consecutive series start, a feat accomplished only by 14 others throughout the history of NASCAR. (Photo by Gregg Ellman for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, leads Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy / Haas Automation Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 13, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 13, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, beats Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, to the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 13, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, poses with the winner`s decal on his car in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 13, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 13, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 13, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, leads Kevin Harvick (driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet) during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 12, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS, qualifies for eleventh position Friday, March 11, 2016 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Gregg Ellman for Chevy Racing)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS, qualifies for seventh position Friday, March 11, 2016 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Andrew Coppley for Chevy Racing)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Pro Services Chevrolet SS, qualifies for fifth position Friday, March 11, 2016 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Hendrick Motorsports driver Johnson experienced an issue during qualifying.  He will go to a back-up car. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.