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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 6:40 pm/et on Friday, April 13, 2012

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2012 at 6:40pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 6:30pm/et
    Scheduled qualifying re-air: none

  • April 2011 Pole Sitter: #6-David Ragan, 189.820mph, finished 7th

  • November 2011 Pole Winner: #16-Greg Biffle, 193.736 mph, finished 5th

  • Track Pole Record: #25-Brian Vickers, 196.235, 11/3/2006

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 6 months, 0 days, 4/08/2002

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Brian Vickers, 23 years, 0 months, 12 days, 11/05/2006

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #55-Martin, 189.427mph, scheduled to qualify 46th out of 46 drivers


  • NOTE: have stopped doing semi-live qualifying on Jayski.com.
    NASCAR.com and FoxSports have live realtime qualifying and hits for my qualifying pages were way down in 2011 due to the availabilty of the real-time qualifying found at those sites.
    Will still post Jayski.com's unique qualifying results here, to help explain how drivers made the race.
    For Realtime qualifying, check out:
    NASCAR.com and FoxSports

  • and listen to Performace Racing Network radio coverage of qualifying at www.goprn.com/live


  • Truex Jr. wins pole at Texas: #56-Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for the Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway with speed of 190.633mph for his 1st pole of 2012 and 7th career pole. #17-Kenseth was 2nd fastest followed by #16-Biffle, #55-Martin, #5-Kahne, #39-Newman, #9-Ambrose, #2-Keselowski, #1-McMurray and #48-Johnson.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #21-Bayne, #10-Reutimann, #26-Wise, #98-McDowell, #49-Yeley, #95-Speed, #23-Riggs & #19-Bliss.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (3): #30-Stremme, #87-Nemechek and #74-Compton.
    See qualifying results & starting lineup below or on the Starting Lineup page (pdf). (4-13-2012)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Texas Motor Speedway:
    #56- Martin Truex, Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 16th Annual Samsung Mobile 500 with a lap of 28.366 seconds, 190.369 mph.
    This is his seventh pole in 232 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his second pole in 14 races at Texas Motor Speedway. His first came in November of 2007.
    With the pole, Truex is locked into next year's Shootout at Daytona International Speedway.
    #17-Matt Kenseth (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2012 and his ninth in 20 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    #16-Greg Biffle (third) posted his 10th top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his sixth in seven races this season.(NASCAR Statistics)(4-13-2012)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #74-Compton, 1st out to qualify, 181.038mph, DNQ
    #33-Raines, 2nd out, 181.824, starts 42nd
    #38-Gilliland, 3rd out, 185.605, starts 35th
    #26-Wise, 11th out, 186.361, starts 32nd
    #83-Cassill, 14th out, 187.110, starts 28th
    #88-Earnhardt Jr., 15th out, 188.442, starts 16th
    #48-Johnson, 26th out, 189.261, starts 10th
    #1-McMurray, 28th out, 189.294, starts 9th
    #2-Keselowski, 30th out, 189.381, starts 8th
    #56-Truex Jr., 32nd, 190.633, starts 1st

  • 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
    [46 entered for 43 spots]:
    have qualified for the race:
    #21-Trevor Bayne, 188.186
    #10-David Reutimann, 186.664
    #26-Josh Wise#, 186.361
    #98-Michael McDowell, 185.925
    #49-J.J. Yeley, 185.542
    #95-Scott Speed, 185.122
    #23-Scott Riggs, 184.748
    #19-Mike Bliss, 184.729
    will miss the race:
    #30-David Stremme, 184.716
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 184.376
    #74-Stacy Compton, 181.038

  • Thursday practice for the Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is over, after 120 scheduled minutes, the top five fastest, slowest and notes:
    #55-Martin 189.427
    #16-Biffle 189.221
    #29-Harvick 189.208
    #22-Allmendinger 188.930
    #78-Smith 188.877
    slowest: #74-Compton 179.898 & #33-Raines 180.753
    notes: this practice determined the qualifying order, so #74-Compton will go out first and #55-Martin will go out 46th/last. Qualifying is scheduled for Friday, April 13th at 6:40pm/et.
    See fastest speeds, best ten-lap averages, laps run and more on the Texas 1st Practice Speeds (pdf), no average speeds all laps and NOT changing back to the old way, just posting the pdf's.(4-12-2012)

  • Go-or-Go Homers practice for the Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
    the final practice rank for the go-or-go homers (drivers not in the top 35 of current owners points)
    These drivers would make the race if things stay the same:
    #10-David Reutimann, 21st fastest overall
    #21-Trevor Bayne, 27th
    #98-Michael McDowell, 33rd
    #49-J.J. Yeley, 34th
    #26-Josh Wise#, 36th
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 37th
    #30-David Stremme, 38th
    #19-Mike Bliss, 39th
    These drivers would miss the race if things stay the same:
    #23-Scott Riggs, 41st
    #95-Scott Speed, 42nd
    #74-Stacy Compton, 46th/last
    (4-12-2012)

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

  • Event Entry List

  • Past Champions Provisional page

  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners

Starting Lineup
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Samsung Mobile 500
Texas Motor Speedway

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(sec)
1 56 Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 190.369 28.366
2 17 Matt Kenseth Best Buy Ford 190.148 28.399
3 16 Greg Biffle Filtrete Ford 190.121 28.403
4 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Best of the Best Toyota 190.020 28.418
5 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 189.633 28.476
6 39 Ryan Newman US ARMY Chevy 189.494 28.497
7 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 189.467 28.501
8 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 189.381 28.514
9 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 189.294 28.527
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevy 189.281 28.529
11 27 Paul Menard Quaker State/Menards Chevy 189.082 28.559
12 22 AJ Allmendinger Shell Pennzoil Dodge 189.023 28.568
13 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office/March of Dimes Toyota 188.884 28.589
14 20 Joey Logano Dollar General Toyota 188.805 28.601
15 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 188.653 28.624
16 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevy 188.442 28.656
17 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 188.298 28.678
18 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 188.291 28.679
19 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 188.186 28.695
20 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 187.957 28.730
21 34 David Ragan Scorpion Truck Bed Liners Ford 187.872 28.743
22 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 187.813 28.752
23 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 187.748 28.762
24 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 187.676 28.773
25 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 187.539 28.794
26 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row/Farm American Chevy 187.292 28.832
27 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Construction Services, Inc. Chevy 187.182 28.849
28 83 Landon Cassill Burger King/Dr. Pepper Toyota 187.110 28.860
29 14 Tony Stewart Mobil1AdvancedFuelEcnmy/OfficeDpt Chev 186.994 28.878
30 47 Bobby Labonte Bush's Beans/Tom Thumb Toyota 186.981 28.880
31 10 David Reutimann Accell Construction Chevy 186.664 28.929
32 26 Josh Wise # Morristown Driver's Service Ford 186.361 28.976
33 98 Michael McDowell Curb Records Ford 185.925 29.044
34 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 185.605 29.094
35 38 David Gilliland Mod Space Ford 185.605 29.094
36 49 JJ Yeley JPO Absorbents Toyota 185.542 29.104
37 93 Travis Kvapil Dr. Pepper Toyota 185.192 29.159
38 95 Scott Speed TWD Drywall Ford 185.122 29.170
39 32 Reed Sorenson(i) JaniKing Ford 184.824 29.217
40 23 Scott Riggs North TX Pipe/Embassy Suites Chevy 184.748 29.229
41-OP 36 Dave Blaney JimmieJohnsonsAnythingWithAnEngine Chev 183.275 29.464
42-OP 33 Tony Raines Precon Marine Chevy 181.824 29.699
43 19 Mike Bliss(i) Humphrey Smith Racing, LLC Toyota 184.729 29.232
44-DNQ 30 David Stremme Toyota 184.716 29.234
45-DNQ 87 Joe Nemechek(i) AM FM Energy Toyota 184.376 29.288
46-DNQ 74 Stacy Compton Chevy 181.038 29.828

RED = teams that are not in the top-35 of current Owners Points and had to race in to make the race via qualifying speed.

BLUE = made the race using a past champions provisional.

MAROON = not Top 35 Current Owners Points could had used a Champions Provisional

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 2012 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Starting Lineup (pdf)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Qualifying Results
Samsung Mobile 500
Texas Motor Speedway

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 35 35 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota 190.369 28.366 188.278 35 2.091 6
2 40 40 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 190.148 28.399 188.587 40 1.561 4
3 45 45 16 Greg Biffle Ford 190.121 28.403 189.221 45 0.900 1
4 46 46 55 Mark Martin Toyota 190.020 28.418 189.427 46 0.593 9
5 36 36 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 189.633 28.476 188.370 36 1.263 32
6 39 39 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 189.494 28.497 188.528 39 0.966 8
7 41 41 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 189.467 28.501 188.673 41 0.794 24
8 31 30 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 189.381 28.514 187.833 31 1.548 13
9 29 28 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 189.294 28.527 187.663 29 1.631 25
10 27 26 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 189.281 28.529 187.552 27 1.729 11
11 33 32 27 Paul Menard Chevy 189.082 28.559 187.891 33 1.191 15
12 43 43 22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 189.023 28.568 188.930 43 0.093 21
13 38 38 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 188.884 28.589 188.495 38 0.389 7
14 32 31 20 Joey Logano Toyota 188.805 28.601 187.885 32 0.920 14
15 44 44 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 188.653 28.624 189.208 44 -0.555 5
16 16 15 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 188.442 28.656 186.008 16 2.434 2
17 28 27 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 188.298 28.678 187.578 28 0.720 17
18 21 21 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 188.291 28.679 187.279 21 1.012 10
19 20 20 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 188.186 28.695 187.169 20 1.017 40-IN
20 37 37 99 Carl Edwards Ford 187.957 28.730 188.422 37 -0.465 12
21 17 17 34 David Ragan Ford 187.872 28.743 186.111 17 1.761 28
22 34 34 13 Casey Mears Ford 187.813 28.752 188.265 34 -0.452 27
23 22 22 43 Aric Almirola Ford 187.748 28.762 187.318 22 0.430 20
24 23 23 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 187.676 28.773 187.344 23 0.332 16
25 30 29 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 187.539 28.794 187.806 30 -0.267 18
26 42 42 78 Regan Smith Chevy 187.292 28.832 188.877 42 -1.585 19
27 18 18 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 187.182 28.849 186.355 18 0.827 26
28 15 14 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 187.110 28.860 185.382 15 1.728 35
29 24 33 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 186.994 28.878 187.428 24 -0.434 3
30 25 24 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 186.981 28.880 187.500 25 -0.519 23
31 26 25 10 David Reutimann Chevy 186.664 28.929 187.507 26 -0.843 36-IN
32 11 11 26 Josh Wise # Ford 186.361 28.976 183.880 11 2.481 39-IN
33 14 16 98 Michael McDowell Ford 185.925 29.044 185.141 14 0.784 41-IN
34 19 19 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.605 29.094 187.143 19 -1.538 22
35 3 3 38 David Gilliland Ford 185.605 29.094 182.346 3 3.259 31
36 13 13 49 JJ Yeley Toyota 185.542 29.104 184.691 13 0.851 38-IN
37 12 12 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 185.192 29.159 184.666 12 0.526 30
38 5 5 95 Scott Speed Ford 185.122 29.170 182.970 5 2.152 53-IN
39 7 7 32 Reed Sorenson(i) Ford 184.824 29.217 183.175 7 1.649 33
40 6 6 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 184.748 29.229 183.082 6 1.666 44-IN
41 8 8 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 184.729 29.232 183.680 8 1.049 47-IN
42 9 9 30 David Stremme Toyota 184.716 29.234 183.742 9 0.974 37-DNQ
43 10 10 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 184.376 29.288 183.817 10 0.559 42-DNQ
44 4 4 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 183.275 29.464 182.383 4 0.892 29
45 2 2 33 Tony Raines Chevy 181.824 29.699 181.147 2 0.677 34
46 1 1 74 Stacy Compton Chevy 181.038 29.828 179.898 1 1.140 45-DNQ

MAROON = not Top 35 Current Owners Points but has a Champions Provisional Available.

RED = need to get in the race via speed are not Top 35 of current Owners Points

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 2012 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
Samsung Mobile 500
Texas Motor Speedway

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 74 Stacy Compton Chevy 179.898 1 45
2 33 Tony Raines Chevy 181.147 2 34
3 38 David Gilliland Ford 182.346 3 31
4 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 182.383 4 29
5 95 Scott Speed Ford 182.970 5 53
6 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 183.082 6 44
7 32 Reed Sorenson(i) Ford 183.175 7 33
8 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 183.680 8 47
9 30 David Stremme Toyota 183.742 9 37
10 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 183.817 10 42
11 26 Josh Wise # Ford 183.880 11 39
12 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 184.666 12 30
13 49 JJ Yeley Toyota 184.691 13 38
14 98 Michael McDowell Ford 185.141 14 41
15 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 185.382 15 35
16 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 186.008 16 2
17 34 David Ragan Ford 186.111 17 28
18 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 186.355 18 26
19 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 187.143 19 22
20 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 187.169 20 40
21 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 187.279 21 10
22 43 Aric Almirola Ford 187.318 22 20
23 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 187.344 23 16
24 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 187.428 24 3
25 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 187.500 25 23
26 10 David Reutimann Chevy 187.507 26 36
27 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 187.552 27 11
28 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 187.578 28 17
29 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 187.663 29 25
30 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 187.806 30 18
31 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 187.833 31 13
32 20 Joey Logano Toyota 187.885 32 14
33 27 Paul Menard Chevy 187.891 33 15
34 13 Casey Mears Ford 188.265 34 27
35 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota 188.278 35 6
36 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 188.370 36 32
37 99 Carl Edwards Ford 188.422 37 12
38 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 188.495 38 7
39 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 188.528 39 8
40 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 188.587 40 4
41 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 188.673 41 24
42 78 Regan Smith Chevy 188.877 42 19
43 22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 188.930 43 21
44 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 189.208 44 5
45 16 Greg Biffle Ford 189.221 45 1
46 55 Mark Martin Toyota 189.427 46 9

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.

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender

Starting Lineup & Qualifying Order are provided by NASCAR Public Relations Statistics

Qualifying Order Sheet (pdf)


  • 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying procedures:
    1) qualifying order will be determined by the driver's fastest lap in first practice.
    2) times on the speed sheet will be inverted with the slowest cars attempting their qualifying runs first
    3) go-or-go-home cars will now qualify among the 35 teams locked in on owner points and not be separated by the field. 4) the NASCAR Sprint Cup director does reserve the right to change a driver's qualifying order or allow "adjustments or repairs" to cars after the car has taken the green flag at the start/finish line.
    5) all cars must qualify with a full fuel cell.
    6) qualifying consists of two consecutive timed laps (except at road courses, 1 lap)
    7) the fastest lap determines qualifying position
    8) in case of a rain-out of practice, a random drawing will be held for cars set up in the garage area to determine qualifying order
    9) if qualifying is rained out, the order of the field will be set according to Section 9-5 of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup rule book.

  • If first practice is run, but qualifying is unable to take place, the starting lineup will be based on speeds from the car's fastest lap from the first practice, with top-35 cars in owner points no longer segregated from the non-top 35 cars. Previously, the top 35 cars lined up in front of all other eligible car owners.(NASCAR)(7-7-2011)

  • Past Champions Provisional Berths in Sprint Cup: A past champion's provisional may be used by an eligible driver a maximum of six times over the course of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. A team with a past champion eligible driver may only use this provisional a maximum of six times during a season. The provisional gives the eligible driver the 43rd and final starting position in the race field. 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
    See my Past Champions Provisional Page for more.

  • What happens if all qualifying gets cancelled [rain/weather/other]?
    If bad weather cancels qualifying, the final starting lineup will be determined by practice speeds. The same rule book procedures will be used to determine eligibility to start a race. If weather cancels practice sessions, then the starting lineup will be set by points, per the rule book.

  • If qualifying AND all practices are canceled, then:
    If it is during the first 5 races of the season, the previous season OWNERS points are used:
    #1) - Previous season Owner Points [position 1-35][team does not have to attempt all the races]
    #2) - Race winners from the previous and current season not already in the field
    #3) - Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 or 2
    #4) - Current season Owner Position [Top 35][not in by rules 1-3]
    #5) - Current season race attempts ties broken by current owners position [not in by rules 1-4]
    #6) - For 2nd race of season, teams that missed Daytona 500, are seeded in owners points by thier finish in the Duels
    #7) - Randon Draw if more then one team with no attempts

  • If qualifying is canceled by at least one practice gets run, then:
    If it is the first 5 races of the season, the previous season OWNERS points are used:
    #1) - Previous season Owner Points [position 1-35][team does not have to attempt all the races]
    #2) - Race winners from the previous and current season not already in the field
    #3) - Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 or 2
    #4) - Current season Owner Position [Top 35][not in by rules 1-3]
    #5) - Current season race attempts ties broken by current owners position [not in by rules 1-4]
    #6) - For 2nd race of season, teams that missed Daytona 500, are seeded in owners points by thier finish in the Duels
    #7) - Randon Draw if more then one team with no attempts
    #8) - One it is determined which teams/driver made the race, then the field is set by 1st practice speeds.

  • What happens if just qualifying is cancelled?
    If it is during the first 5 races of the season, the previous season OWNERS points are used:
    #1) - Previous season Owner Points [position 1-35][team does not have to attempt all the races]
    #2) - Race winners from the previous and current season not already in the field
    #3) - Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 or 2
    #4) - Current season Owner Position [Top 35][not in by rules 1-3]
    #5) - Current season race attempts ties broken by current owners position [not in by rules 1-4]
    #6) - For 2nd race of season, teams that missed Daytona 500, are seeded in owners points by thier finish in the Duels
    #7) - Randon Draw if more then one team with no attempts
    #8) - One it is determined which teams/driver made the race, then the field is set by 1st practice speeds.

  • What happens if just qualifying is cancelled?
    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 Sprint 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 Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 thru 4
    #6) - Qualifying Attempts with current Owners points as the tie breaker
    #7) - NASCAR will hold a draw for teams with no owners points / attempts
    #8) - One it is determined which teams/driver made the race, then the field is set by 1st practice speeds.

    NOTE: all above apply as long as the team was entered by the entry deadline - usually 7-13 days before the race

  • 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying procedures:
    1) qualifying order will be determined by the driver's fastest lap in first practice.
    2) times on the speed sheet will be inverted with the slowest cars attempting their qualifying runs first
    3) go-or-go-home cars will now qualify among the 35 teams locked in on owner points and not be separated by the field. 4) the NASCAR Sprint Cup director does reserve the right to change a driver's qualifying order or allow "adjustments or repairs" to cars after the car has taken the green flag at the start/finish line.
    5) all cars must qualify with a full fuel cell.
    6) qualifying consists of two consecutive timed laps (except at road courses, 1 lap)
    7) the fastest lap determines qualifying position
    8) in case of a rain-out of practice, a random drawing will be held for cars set up in the garage area to determine qualifying order
    9) if qualifying is rained out, the order of the field will be set according to Section 9-5 of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup rule book.

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