Daytona Qualifying and Starting Lineup

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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 1:10 pm/et on Sunday, February 17, 2013

Qualifying Races are scheduled to START at approx 2:00 pm/et on Thursday, February 21, 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • 2012 Daytona 500 Pole Sitter: #99-Carl Edwards, 194.738, finished 8th

  • 2012 July Pole Sitter: #17-Matt Kenseth, 192.386, finished 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, 210.364mph, February 1987

  • Track Qualifying Record with Restrictor Plate: Ken Schrader, 196.996, February 1989

  • Oldest Daytona 500 Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 51 years, 0 months, 27 days, 2/6/2010

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 52 years, 5 months, 23 days, Daytona, 7/1/2011

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon, 24 years, 11 months, 2 days, 7/6/1996

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #22-Logano, 195.410mph, scheduled to qualify 35th out of 45 drivers

    The Daytona 500 is a different with the Qualifying Races,
    see the rules on my Daytona Track News, Stats page.


  • Stewart Haas Racing tweeted that #10-Danica Patrci and her team have chosen to start the Daytona 500 from the outside row. The pole sitter [and only the pole sitter] has the choice of which row/lane to start the race. On restarts, whoever is leading the race has the same option.

  • Kyle Busch wins Budweiser Duel #2: #18-Kyle Busch won the Budweiser Duel #2 Qualifying Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. #5-Kahne finished 2nd followed by #33-Dillon, #15-Bowyer, #20-Kenseth, #55-Martin, #27-Menard, #31-Burton, #1-McMurray and #34-Ragan. Eleventh was #9-Ambrose, #24-Gordon (will start on outside pole), #43-Almirola, #17-Stenhouse Jr., #7-Blaney and #35-Wise finished 16th, gaining the final transfer spot. Finishing out of the transfer spots were #93-Kvapil, #32-Labonte, #98-McDowell, #36-Yeley, #39-Newman and #19-Bliss. Newman fell back from his 2nd starting spot quickly, spun entering pit road and did some damage to the car, will still make the race by speed and start 34th. There were no cautions. #19-Bliss had the window net fall down and had to pit and never recovered, finishing 22nd and will not qualify for the Daytona 500.
    See race results and more on the Budweiser Duel Race #2 Results (pdf).(2-21-2013)

  • Harvick wins Budweiser Duel #1: #29-Kevin Harvick won the Budweiser Duel #1 Qualifying Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Harvick has won both races so far this season, the Sprint Unlimited and a Budweiser Duel race. #16-Biffle finished 2nd (also finished 2nd in the Sprint Unlimited) followed by #42-Montoya, #48-Johnson, #78-Busch, #14-Stewart, #2-Keselowski, #13-Mears, #88-Earnhardt Jr. and #22-Logano. Eleventh was #47-Labonte, #38-Gilliland, #87-Nemechek, #26-Waltrip and #95-Speed finished 15th, gaining the final transfer spot. Finishing out of the transfer spots were #83-Reutimann, #10-Patrick [ill handling car, but will still start on the pole in the Daytona 500], #51-Smith, #56-Truex Jr. [came across the finish line 6th but had been blacked flagged for a missing side window], #11-Hamlin, #52-Keselowski, #99-Edwards and #21-Bayne. Bayne led the first 37 laps. On lap 52, #11-Hamlin got loose and came down on #99-Edwards, sending Edwards into the outside wall, Bayne had no place to go and hit the #99. #21-Bayne will get in the race via speed. Edwards, Hamlin and Truex Jr. should get in the race by either speed or owners points provisional. #52-Keselowski will be one of the two cars that will not make the race.
    See race results and more on the Budweiser Duel Race #1 Results (pdf).(2-21-2013)

  • Danica Patrick Becomes First Female Pole Winner In NASCAR Sprint Cup History: #10-Danica Patrick made NASCAR history today during Coors Light Pole qualifying for the Daytona 500, becoming the first female driver to win a pole at NASCAR's top level  the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. During qualifying for the sport's marquee event, Patrick turned a lap of 196.434 mph (45.817 seconds), giving her the first starting position for next Sunday's Daytona 500. It was the fastest Daytona 500 pole-winning speed since 1990. Patrick shattered the previous record for top starting spot by a female NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. Janet Guthrie previously held the mark, twice starting ninth in 1977. She started ninth at Talladega Superspeedway on Aug. 7, 1977 and at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 28, 1977. The previous best starting position for a female in the Daytona 500 was 18th by Janet Guthrie in 1980.
    This is Patrick's second NASCAR pole, also winning the Coors Light Pole for the season-opening NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona last season. The only other female to win a NASCAR national series pole was Shawna Robinson in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1994. Already a NASCAR record holder, Patrick set the mark of best finish by a female driver in NASCAR national series history when she finished fourth in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2011. She finished 10th in the final 2012 NASCAR Nationwide points standings, the top finish by a female in NASCAR national series history. Patrick, who is running for the 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award, is the first rookie to win the Daytona 500 pole since Jimmie Johnson in 2002.(NASCAR)(2-17-2013)

  • Patrick wins Daytona 500 pole: #10-Danica Patrick wons the pole for the Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 196.925mph. Patrick is the first female driver to win a pole in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history. #24-Gordon won the outside pole and will start 2nd next Sunday. #21-Bayne was 3rd fastest, followed by #38-Newman, #14-Stewart, #5-Kahne, #11-Hamlin, #18-Busch, #22-Logano and #20-Kenseth.
    QUALIFYING RESULTS
    #10-Patrick (8th out) 196.434mph - pole winner
    #24-Gordon (30th out) 196.292 - outside pole winner
    #21-Bayne (39th out) 195.976 - locked in Daytona 500 at least by speed
    #39-Newman (14th out) 195.946 - locked in Daytona 500 at least by speed
    #14-Stewart (1st) 195.925 - locked in Daytona 500 at least by speed
    #5-Kahne (37th out) 195.852 - locked in Daytona 500 at least by speed
    #11-Hamlin (24th out) 195.771 - locked in Daytona 500 at least by owners points/provisional
    #18-Busch (3rd), 195.767
    #22-Logano (35th out) 195.767
    #20-Kenseth (29th out) 195.725
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. (26th out) 195.584
    #17-Stenhouse Jr (19th out) 195.537 - locked in Daytona 500 at least by owners points/provisional
    #42-Montoya (45th out) 195.508
    #27-Menard (16th out) 195.503
    #13-Mears (6th) 195.495
    #33-Dillon (23rd out) 195.385
    #99-Edwards (44th out) 195.240
    #15-Bowyer (22nd out) 195.228 - locked in Daytona 500 at least by owners points/provisional
    #56-Truex Jr., (4th) 195.207
    #31-Burton (36th out) 195.156
    #48-Johnson (33rd out) 195.084 - locked in Daytona 500 at least by owners points/provisional
    #1-McMurray (18th out) 195.042
    #2-Keselowski (31st out) 194.951 - locked in Daytona 500 at least by owners points/provisional
    #9-Ambrose (15th out) 194.793
    #29-Harvick (40th out) 194.742
    #43-Almirola (9th) 194.742
    #16-Biffle (21st out) 194.729 - locked in Daytona 500 at least by owners points/provisional
    #55-Martin (11th out) 194.683
    #38-Gilliland (32nd out) 194.654
    #34-Ragan (39th out) 194.616mph
    #26-Waltrip (25th out) 194.313
    #35-Wise (43rd out) 194.254
    #78-Busch (42nd out) 193.657 - locked in Daytona 500 at least by past champions provisional
    #98-McDowell (7th) 193.544
    #95-Speed (34th out) 193.540
    #32-Labonte (5th) 193.515
    #51-Smith (27th out) 193.096
    #7-Blaney (13th out) 192.996
    #47-Labonte (17th out) 192.563
    #36-Yeley (12th out) 192.094
    #83-Reutimann (20th out) 190.339
    #93-Kvapil (10th) 190.142
    #87-Nemechek (28th out) 190.046
    #19-Bliss (2nd), 189.438
    #52-Keselowski (41st out) 183.876
    (2-17-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Daytona International Speedway:
    #10-Danica Patrick won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Daytona 500 with a lap of 45.817 seconds, 196.434 mph.
    Patrick is the first female driver to win a pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
    Janet Guthrie previously held the record for top starting position by a female NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, twice starting ninth in 1977. She started ninth at Talladega Superspeedway on Aug. 7, 1977 and at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 28, 1977.
    The previous best starting position for a female in the Daytona 500 was 18th by Janet Guthrie in 1980.
    This is Patrick?s second NASCAR pole, also winning the Coors Light Pole for the season-opening NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona last season.
    Patrick, who is running for the 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award, is the first rookie to win the Daytona 500 pole since Jimmie Johnson in 2002.
    Patrick is the 11th different pole winner in the last 11 Daytona 500s.
    It was the fastest Daytona 500 pole-winning speed since 1990.
    #24-Jeff Gordon (second) posted his 26th top-10 start in 41 races at Daytona International Speedway.
    This is the fourth time Gordon has started on the front row for the Daytona 500. He won the pole in 1999 and started second in 2006 and 2011.(NASCAR)(2-17-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 1:10pm/et.
    TV: FOX - 1:00pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Qualifying Re-Air: none scheduled

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #14-Stewart, 1st out to qualify, 195.925mph, start position depends on Budweiser Duel finish
    #10-Patrick, 8th out, 196.434, starts 1st - on the pole

  • Second practice for the Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over. After 120 minutes of single car runs, the fastest was #10-Danica Patrick at 196.219mph followed by #14-Stewart, #18-Busch, #88-Earnhardt Jr., #1-McMurray, #21-Bayne, #27-Menard, #39-Newman, #22-Logano and #31-Burton. All 42 of the 45 cars made runs. #19-Bliss was the slowest at 188.072mph. Three drivers didn't practice: #33-Dillon, #78-Busch and #52-Brian Keselowski. The only incident was #42-Montona losing an engine.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Daytona 500 Practice 2 Speeds page (pdf).(2-16-2013)

  • First practice for the Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over. After 120 minutes of single car runs, the fastest was #22-Joey Logano at 195.410mph followed by #33-Dillon, #10-Patrick, #27-Menard, #31-Burton, #5-Kahne, #21-Bayne, #42-Montoya, #88-Earnhardt Jr. and ##18-Busch. All 45 cars made runs. #52-Brian Keselowski was the slowest at 183.974mph. There were no incident or accidents. The last practice before Sunday's qualifying is scheduled to run from 2:00-4:00pm/et and aired on SPEED.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Daytona 500 Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(2-16-2013)

  • Daytona 500 Qualifying Rules

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

  • Event Entry List

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Past Champions Provisional

  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Daytona 500 Starting Lineup
Daytona International Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor / Manu Qualifying
Speed
Reason for
making Daytona 500
1 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevy 196.434 Pole
2 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevy 196.292 Outside Pole
3 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 194.742 Finished 1st in Duel 1
4 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 195.767 Finished 1st in Duel 2
5 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 194.729 Finished 2nd in Duel 1
6 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 195.852 Finished 2nd in Duel 2
7 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 195.508 Finished 3rd in Duel 1
8 33 Austin Dillon(i) Honey Nut Cheerios Chevy 195.385 Finished 3rd in Duel 2
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 195.084 Finished 4th in Duel 1
10 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 195.228 Finished 4th in Duel 2
11 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Chevy 193.657 Finished 5th in Duel 1
12 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 195.725 Finished 5th in Duel 2
13 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy 195.925 Finished 6th in Duel 1
14 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 194.683 Finished 6th in Duel 2
15 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 194.961 Finished 7th in Duel 1
16 27 Paul Menard Menards/Peak Chevy 195.503 Finished 7th in Duel 2
17 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 195.495 Finished 8th in Duel 1
18 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 195.156 Finished 8th in Duel 2
19 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard Chevy 195.584 Finished 9th in Duel 1
20 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 195.042 Finished 9th in Duel 2
21 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 195.767 Finished 10th in Duel 1
22 34 David Ragan Detail Doctor Ford 194.616 Finished 10th in Duel 2
23 47 Bobby Labonte Kroger Toyota 192.563 Finished 11th in Duel 1
24 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 194.793 Finished 11th in Duel 2
25 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 194.654 Finished 12th in Duel 1
26 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 194.742 Finished 13th in Duel 2
27 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Maddie's Place Rocks 190.046 Finished 13th in Duel 1
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. # Best Buy Ford 195.537 Finished 14th in Duel 2
29 26 Michael Waltrip Sandy Hook School Support Fund Toyota 194.313 Finished 14th in Duel 1
30 7 Dave Blaney Florida Lottery Chevy 192.996 Finished 15th in Duel 2
31 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 193.540 Finished 15th in Duel 1
32 35 Josh Wise Blockbuster.com Ford 194.254 Finished 16th in Duel 2
33-SPD 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 195.976 speed 3rd fastest
34-SPD 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 195.946 speed 4th fastest
35-SPD 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 195.771 speed 7th fastest
36-SPD 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 195.240 speed 16th fastest
37-OP 56 Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 195.207 2012 owners points 11th
19th fastest quaifying
38-OP 98 Michael McDowell K-Love/Curb Records Ford 193.544 2012 owners points 39th
34th fastest quaifying
39-OP 32 Terry Labonte C&J Energy Services Ford 193.515 2012 owners points 34th
36th fastest quaifying
40-OP 51 Regan Smith(i) Guy Roofing Chevy 193.096 2012 owners points 27th
37th fastest quaifying
41-OP 36 JJ Yeley Golden Corral Chevy 192.094 2012 owners points 35th
40th fastest quaifying
42-OP 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 190.339 2012 owners points 32nd
41st fastest quaifying
43-OP 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 190.142 2012 owners points 28th
42nd fastest quaifying
DNQ 19 Mike Bliss(i) G-Oil/Plinker Tactical Toyota 189.438 DNQ
DNQ 52 Brian Keselowski TruckerFan.com Toyota 183.876 DNQ

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

(i) = driver not running for 2013 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

NOTE: the 6 cars [and 7 if Champ provisional is not used] eligible for the provisional spots are choden by highest owners points rank THEN set in order by their qualifying speed NOT by their owners points rank/standings

Starting Lineup (pdf)


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Daytona 500 Time Trial Results
Daytona International Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Sched
Qual
Pos
Actual
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(seconds)
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Difference from
practice speed
Owners
Points
Rank
1 8 8 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 196.434 45.817 195.359 3 1.075 42
2 29 30 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 196.292 45.850 193.773 28 2.519 10
3 40 39 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 195.976 45.924 194.822 7 1.154 36
4 14 14 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 195.946 45.931 193.966 25 1.980 14
5 1 1 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 195.925 45.936 194.649 11 1.276 9
6 37 37 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 195.852 45.953 195.042 6 0.810 4
7 24 24 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 195.771 45.972 194.070 20 1.701 6
8 3 3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 195.767 45.973 194.696 10 1.071 13
9 35 35 22 Joey Logano Ford 195.767 45.973 195.410 1 0.357 21
10 30 29 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 195.725 45.983 194.175 16 1.550 18
11 26 26 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 195.584 46.016 194.755 9 0.829 12
12 19 19 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. # Ford 195.537 46.027 194.217 15 1.320 7
13 45 45 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 195.508 46.034 194.788 8 0.720 25
14 16 16 27 Paul Menard Chevy 195.503 46.035 195.177 4 0.326 17
15 6 6 13 Casey Mears Ford 195.495 46.037 194.158 17 1.337 30
16 23 23 33 Austin Dillon(i) Chevy 195.385 46.063 195.380 2 0.005 37
17 44 44 99 Carl Edwards Ford 195.240 46.097 194.041 22 1.199 16
18 22 22 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 195.228 46.100 194.049 21 1.179 2
19 4 4 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota 195.207 46.105 193.058 35 2.149 11
20 36 36 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 195.156 46.117 195.088 5 0.068 20
21 33 33 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 195.084 46.134 194.485 13 0.599 3
22 18 18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 195.042 46.144 194.003 23 1.039 23
23 31 31 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 194.961 46.163 193.603 31 1.358 1
24 15 15 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 194.793 46.203 194.003 24 0.790 19
25 41 40 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 194.742 46.215 194.590 12 0.152 8
26 9 9 43 Aric Almirola Ford 194.742 46.215 193.957 27 0.785 22
27 21 21 16 Greg Biffle Ford 194.729 46.218 193.640 30 1.089 5
28 11 11 55 Mark Martin Toyota 194.683 46.229 194.116 18 0.567 15
29 32 32 38 David Gilliland Ford 194.654 46.236 193.415 33 1.239 31
30 39 38 34 David Ragan Ford 194.616 46.245 193.361 34 1.255 29
31 25 25 26 Michael Waltrip Toyota 194.313 46.317 193.561 32 0.752 38
32 43 43 35 Josh Wise Ford 194.254 46.331 194.099 19 0.155 40
33 42 42 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 193.657 46.474 194.263 14 -0.606 24
34 7 7 98 Michael McDowell Ford 193.544 46.501 192.234 37 1.310 39
35 34 34 95 Scott Speed Ford 193.540 46.502 193.966 26 -0.426 43
36 5 5 32 Terry Labonte (PC8) Ford 193.515 46.508 192.674 36 0.841 34
37 27 27 51 Regan Smith(i) Chevy 193.096 46.609 193.690 29 -0.594 27
38 13 13 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 192.996 46.633 190.472 40 2.524 33
39 17 17 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 192.563 46.738 191.861 39 0.702 26
40 12 12 36 JJ Yeley Chevy 192.094 46.852 191.934 38 0.160 35
41 20 20 83 David Reutimann Toyota 190.339 47.284 189.974 41 0.365 32
42 10 10 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 190.142 47.333 186.633 44 3.509 28
43 28 28 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 190.046 47.357 189.581 42 0.465 41
44 2 2 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 189.438 47.509 188.100 43 1.338 45
45 38 41 52 Brian Keselowski Toyota 183.876 48.946 183.974 45 -0.098 57

GREEN = are locked in the Daytona 500 field, either by winning the pole, outside pole, four by speed, six by owners points/provisionals and one past champion provisional if needed

MAROON = but has a Champions Provisional Available. Eight of the 45 drivers are past series champion and will have the proviisonal available to them.

PC1 = is the first past champ eligible, PC2 is the 2nd...and so on if more

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

(i) = driver not running for 2013 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Ties are broken as follows:
1) Owners Points
2) Best finishes, most wins, 2nds, 3rds and so on until the tie is broken
3) If tie still remains, then the team with the highest position first breaks the tie
(so if two are ties, both have a win, then the team who won first gets the spot)

Qualifying Results (pdf)


Qualifying Order
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona 500
Provided by NASCAR Public Relations Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 194.649 11 9
2 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 188.100 43 45
3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 194.696 10 13
4 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota 193.058 35 11
5 32 Terry Labonte (PC8) Ford 192.674 36 34
6 13 Casey Mears Ford 194.158 17 30
7 98 Michael McDowell Ford 192.234 37 39
8 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 195.359 3 42
9 43 Aric Almirola Ford 193.957 27 22
10 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 186.633 44 28
11 55 Mark Martin Toyota 194.116 18 15
12 36 JJ Yeley Chevy 191.934 38 35
13 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 190.472 40 33
14 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 193.966 25 14
15 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 194.003 24 19
16 27 Paul Menard Chevy 195.177 4 17
17 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 191.861 39 26
18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 194.003 23 23
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. # Ford 194.217 15 7
20 83 David Reutimann Toyota 189.974 41 32
21 16 Greg Biffle Ford 193.640 30 5
22 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 194.049 21 2
23 33 Austin Dillon(i) Chevy 195.380 2 37
24 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 194.070 20 6
25 26 Michael Waltrip Toyota 193.561 32 38
26 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 194.755 9 12
27 51 Regan Smith(i) Chevy 193.690 29 27
28 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 189.581 42 41
29 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 193.773 28 10
30 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 194.175 16 18
31 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 193.603 31 1
32 38 David Gilliland Ford 193.415 33 31
33 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 194.485 13 3
34 95 Scott Speed Ford 193.966 26 43
35 22 Joey Logano Ford 195.410 1 21
36 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 195.088 5 20
37 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 195.042 6 4
38 52 Brian Keselowski Toyota 183.974 45 57
39 34 David Ragan Ford 193.361 34 29
40 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 194.822 7 36
41 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 194.590 12 8
42 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 194.263 14 24
43 35 Josh Wise Ford 194.099 19 40
44 99 Carl Edwards Ford 194.041 22 16
45 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 194.788 8 25

# Rookie of the Year Contender

MAROON = but has a Champions Provisional Available. Eight of the 45 drivers are past series champion and will have the proviisonal available to them.

PC1 = is the first past champ eligible, PC2 is the 2nd...and so on if more

Qualifying Order (pdf)


  • Qualifying order is back to the old way, a randon draw. Someone from the team draws a bingo like ball just before the first practice of the event.

  • How To Qualify For The Daytona 500 - 2013: Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is unlike any other auto racing qualifying procedure. Drivers have multiple opportunities to qualify for the season-opening race, as opposed to the usual format of one qualifying session per event. The first chance comes via Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole Qualifying, which will be held Sunday, Feb. 17 on FOX. The other chance is the Duel at Daytona, two 150-mile qualifying races held on Thursday, Feb. 21 on SPEED. Below is a breakdown of the Daytona 500 qualifying procedure:
    Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole Qualifying
    " Each team may run two consecutive laps with the fast lap setting the qualifying time. The two fastest qualifiers earn starting positions one and two and are the only guaranteed positions, filling the front row for the Daytona 500 and pole positions for the two qualifying races.
    " The Duel at Daytona, two 150-mile qualifying races, will determine starting positions for the Daytona 500 beyond the front row. In the event of cancellation, the field will be set according to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rule Book.
    Duel at Daytona
    " Those cars earning odd-numbered positions from qualifying will be assigned to the first Duel race. Those cars earning even-numbered positions from qualifying will compete in the second race.
    " The starting positions for each Duel race will also be based on qualifying times.
    Daytona 500 Lineup
    " The two fastest qualifiers set starting positions one and two.
    " The highest 15 finishers in each Duel race  excluding the already locked-in front row  will earn a spot in the Daytona 500, and fill positions 3-32.
    " Based on their finishing position in the first Duel race, the top 15 will line up on the inside row (odd-number starting positions).
    " Based on their finishing position in the second Duel race, the top 15 will line up on the outside row (even-number starting positions).
    " Positions 33-36 will go to the four fastest cars from qualifying that have not already earned a spot.
    " Position 37-42 will be provisional positions, and go to the highest six cars in 2012 owner points that have not already qualified via the Duel or Coors Light Pole qualifying. The cars are then set by fastest qualifying speed.
    " The 43rd starting position will be assigned to any car owner who has the most recent eligible past NASCAR Sprint Cup champion who did not make the field by any other method, providing the driver had competed in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. If the 43rd position remains unused it will be assigned to the next highest car in 2012 owner points not already locked into the field.(NASCAR)(2-16-2013)

  • Qualifying sets only Daytona 500 front row: Sunday's Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole qualifying is unique in that only the top two positions will be guaranteed. Remaining qualifiers are seeded by qualifying speed into Thursday's Budweiser Duel, two 150-mile races from which the majority of the final starting grid for the Daytona 500 is set. The front-row qualifiers and the highest 15 finishers in each Duel  excluding the front row from qualifying  will earn a spot in the Daytona 500. The next four fastest Coors Light Pole qualifiers will make up positions 33-36. Six provisional starting positions (37 through 42) will be awarded to the highest eligible car owners in final 2012 standings not otherwise qualified for the race. The 43rd position will be filled by the most recent past champion participating in a 2012 event. Should no past champion be eligible, the final position goes to the next highest owner in 2012 points. The most recent Daytona 500 pole winner to win the race was Dale Jarrett in 2000, one of two drivers (Bill Elliott is the other) to sweep The Sprint Unlimited, pole and race in the same season.(NASCAR)(2-17-2013)

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