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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 12:10 pm/et on Saturday, April 21, 2012

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 12:10pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 12:00pm/et
    Scheduled qualifying re-air: none

  • June 2011 Pole Sitter: #22-Kurt Busch, 174.752mph, finished 9th

  • October 2011 Pole Sitter: #16-Greg Biffle, 174.887mph, finished 8th

  • Track Qualifying Record: #17-Matt Kenseth, 10/8/2005, 180.856mph

  • Oldest Kansas Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 8 months, 24 days, 10/2/2009

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jason Leffler, 26 years, 0 months, 14 days, 9/30/2001

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #18-Busch, 173.728mph, scheduled to qualify 46th out of 46 drivers


  • NOTE: no longer 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 continue to post Jayski.com's unique qualifying results below, to help explain how drivers made the race.
    For Realtime qualifying, check out:
    NASCAR.com and FoxSports


  • Allmendinger wins pole at Kansas: #22-A.J. Allmendinger won the pole for the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 175.747mph for his 1st pole of 2012 and 2nd career pole. The pole qualifies Allemdinger for the 2013 Shootout at Daytona. #29-Harvick will start 2nd the #20-Logano [but due to an engine change on Friday, he will fall to the rear of the field before the green flag on Sunday], #11-Hamlin, #55-Martin, #56-Truex Jr., #88-Earnhardt Jr., #15-Bowyer, #5-Kahne and #12-Hornish Jr.[top go-or-go homer.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #12-Hornish Jr., #30-Stremme, #49-Yeley, #23-Riggs, #98-McDowell, #26-Wise, #87-Nemechek and #19-Bliss.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (3): #79-Andrews, #33-Jeff Green and #74-Raines.
    See qualifying results, order, pole progression, go-or-go homers & starting lineup below or on the Starting Lineup page (pdf). (4-21-2012)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Kansas Speedway:
    #22- AJ Allmendinger won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 2nd Annual STP 400 with a lap of 30.683 seconds, 175.993 mph.
    This is his second pole in 160 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his first pole in six races at Kansas Speedway.
    #29-Kevin Harvick (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2012 and his second in 13 races at Kansas Speedway.
    #20-Joey Logano (third) posted his third top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his sixth in eight races this season.
    #26-Josh Wise (38th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(4-21-2012)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #20-Logano, 1st out to qualify, 175.724mph, starts 3rd [engine change]
    #29-Harvick, 32nd out, 175.747, starts 2nd
    #22-Allmendinger, 39th out, 175.993, 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:
    #12-Sam Hornish Jr., 175.086
    #30-David Stremme, 174.031
    #49-J.J. Yeley, 173.516
    #23-Scott Riggs, 173.249
    #98-Michael McDowell, 173.155
    #26-Josh Wise#, 172.756
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 171.625
    #19-Mike Bliss, 171.396
    will miss the race:
    #79-Tim Andrews, 170.989
    #33-Jeff Green, 169.769
    #74-Tony Raines, 169.444

  • Happy Hour Practice for the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top five fastest, slowest and notes:
    #48-Johnson 174.956
    #55-Martin 174.317
    #56-Truex Jr. 173.801
    #16-Biffle 173.310
    #11-Hamlin 172.89
    slowest: #36-Blaney 166.826 #33-Green 167.390
    Notes: #14-Stewart scraped the wall just into practice, soing some minor damage to the right side of the car.
    See fastest speeds, best ten-lap averages, laps run and more on the Kansas Happy Hour Practice Speeds (pdf), no average speeds all laps and NOT changing back to the old way, just posting the pdf's.(4-20-2012)

  • 1st Friday Practice for the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 80 scheduled minutes, the top five fastest, slowest and notes:
    #18-Busch 173.728
    #99-Edwards 172.900
    #5-Kahne 172.546
    #83-Cassill 172.469
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 172.276
    slowest: #98-McDowell 167.348 #33-Green 167.593
    no speed listed: #20-Logano (engine change)
    notes: #20-Logano left the garage just as practice began, was on his first lap, when the engine soured, Logano went back to the garage and the team is changing the engine. So Logano will start the race on Sunday from the rear. About 10 minutes into practice, #51-Busch spun off turn 4 and slid thru the frontstretch grass. Busch was able to drive the car to the garage with just some cosmetic damage. #47-Labonte's team changed the fuel cell as they were having fueling problems.
    This practice will set the order for qualifying on Saturday, scheduled for 12:10pm/et on SPEED.
    See fastest speeds, best ten-lap averages, laps run and more on the Kansas 1st Practice Speeds (pdf), no average speeds all laps and NOT changing back to the old way, just posting the pdf's.(4-20-2012)

  • Go-or-Go Homers practice for the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas 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:
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 17th fastest overall
    #23-Scott Riggs, 22nd
    #30-David Stremme, 33rd
    #26-Josh Wise#, 35th
    #19-Mike Bliss, 36th
    #49-J.J. Yeley, 37th
    #74-Tony Raines, 38th
    #12-Sam Hornish Jr., 39th
    These drivers would miss the race if things stay the same:
    #79-Andrews, 42nd
    #33-Green, 44th
    #98-Michael McDowell, 45th/last
    (4-20-2012)

  • 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
STP 400
Kansas Speedway

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(sec)
1 22 AJ Allmendinger AAA Dodge 175.993 30.683
2 29 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chevy 175.747 30.726
3 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 175.724 30.730
4 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 175.667 30.740
5 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 175.484 30.772
6 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 175.444 30.779
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevy 175.313 30.802
8 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 175.302 30.804
9 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 175.092 30.841
10 12 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) SKF Dodge 175.086 30.842
11 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 175.063 30.846
12 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 174.927 30.870
13 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 174.887 30.877
14 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Construction Services, Inc. Chevy 174.876 30.879
15 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 174.803 30.892
16 10 David Reutimann Accell Construction Chevy 174.803 30.892
17 16 Greg Biffle 3M Novec 1230 Ford 174.706 30.909
18 17 Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost Ford 174.486 30.948
19 27 Paul Menard Menards/Zecol Chevy 174.323 30.977
20 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevy 174.261 30.988
21 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 174.244 30.991
22 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 174.171 31.004
23 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevy 174.143 31.009
24 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 174.031 31.029
25 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 174.020 31.031
26 43 Aric Almirola STP Ford 174.003 31.034
27 34 David Ragan Barrett-Jackson Ford 173.947 31.044
28 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 173.863 31.059
29 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row/Farm American Chevy 173.756 31.078
30 47 Bobby Labonte Reese Towpower Toyota 173.745 31.080
31 49 JJ Yeley JPO Absorbents Toyota 173.516 31.121
32 83 Landon Cassill Burger King Real Fruit Smoothies Toyota 173.388 31.144
33 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 173.383 31.145
34 23 Scott Riggs North TX Pipe Chevy 173.249 31.169
35 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King Real Fruit Smoothies Toyota 173.221 31.174
36 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 173.182 31.181
37 98 Michael McDowell Curb Records Ford 173.155 31.186
38 26 Josh Wise # Morristown Driver's Service Ford 172.756 31.258
39 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 172.507 31.303
40 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 171.985 31.398
41 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 171.625 31.464
42-OP 32 Reed Sorenson(i) FAS Lane Racing Ford 170.057 31.754
43 19 Mike Bliss(i) Humphrey Smith Racing LLC Toyota 171.396 31.506
44-DNQ 79 Tim Andrews(i) BBI / Bestway Ford 170.989 31.581
45-DNQ 33 Jeff Green(i) Chevy 169.769 31.808
46-DNQ 74 Tony Raines Chevy 169.444 31.869

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
STP 400
Kansas 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 39 39 22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 175.993 30.683 172.062 8 3.931 20
2 32 32 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 175.747 30.726 170.724 15 5.023 5
3 1 1 20 Joey Logano Toyota 175.724 30.730 0.000 46 175.724 14
4 15 15 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 175.667 30.740 169.194 32 6.473 6
5 28 28 55 Mark Martin Toyota 175.484 30.772 170.299 19 5.185 7
6 21 21 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 175.444 30.779 169.763 26 5.681 4
7 42 42 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 175.313 30.802 172.276 5 3.037 3
8 22 22 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 175.302 30.804 169.843 25 5.459 11
9 44 44 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 175.092 30.841 172.546 3 2.546 27
10 8 8 12 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 175.086 30.842 168.745 39 6.341 54-IN
11 26 26 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 175.063 30.846 170.068 21 4.995 16
12 20 20 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 174.927 30.870 169.715 27 5.212 17
13 41 41 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 174.887 30.877 172.271 6 2.616 10
14 19 19 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 174.876 30.879 169.667 28 5.209 26
15 18 18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 174.803 30.892 169.625 29 5.178 9
16 7 7 10 David Reutimann Chevy 174.803 30.892 168.471 40 6.332 34
17 17 17 16 Greg Biffle Ford 174.706 30.909 169.359 30 5.347 1
18 34 34 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 174.486 30.948 171.016 13 3.470 2
19 36 36 27 Paul Menard Chevy 174.323 30.977 171.309 11 3.014 13
20 37 37 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 174.261 30.988 171.439 10 2.822 18
21 45 45 99 Carl Edwards Ford 174.244 30.991 172.900 2 1.344 12
22 27 27 38 David Gilliland Ford 174.171 31.004 170.223 20 3.948 30
23 40 40 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 174.143 31.009 172.249 7 1.894 8
24 14 14 30 David Stremme Toyota 174.031 31.029 169.141 33 4.890 37-IN
25 46 46 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 174.020 31.031 173.728 1 0.292 15
26 23 23 43 Aric Almirola Ford 174.003 31.034 169.875 24 4.128 22
27 6 6 34 David Ragan Ford 173.947 31.044 167.858 41 6.089 29
28 31 31 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 173.863 31.059 170.605 16 3.258 24
29 29 29 78 Regan Smith Chevy 173.756 31.078 170.401 18 3.355 21
30 16 16 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 173.745 31.080 169.221 31 4.524 25
31 10 10 49 JJ Yeley Toyota 173.516 31.121 168.845 37 4.671 39-IN
32 43 43 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 173.388 31.144 172.469 4 0.919 35
33 24 24 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 173.383 31.145 169.918 23 3.465 31
34 25 25 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 173.249 31.169 169.982 22 3.267 44-IN
35 38 38 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 173.221 31.174 171.647 9 1.574 33
36 35 35 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 173.182 31.181 171.135 12 2.047 23
37 2 2 98 Michael McDowell Ford 173.155 31.186 167.348 45 5.807 41-IN
38 12 12 26 Josh Wise # Ford 172.756 31.258 168.951 35 3.805 40-IN
39 33 33 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 172.507 31.303 170.978 14 1.529 19
40 13 13 13 Casey Mears Ford 171.985 31.398 168.977 34 3.008 28
41 30 30 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 171.625 31.464 170.406 17 1.219 42-IN
42 11 11 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 171.396 31.506 168.882 36 2.514 45-IN
43 5 5 79 Tim Andrews(i) Ford 170.989 31.581 167.749 42 3.240 54-DNQ
44 4 4 32 Reed Sorenson(i) Ford 170.057 31.754 167.603 43 2.454 32-OP
45 3 3 33 Jeff Green(i) Chevy 169.769 31.808 167.593 44 2.176 36-DNQ
46 9 9 74 Tony Raines Chevy 169.444 31.869 168.792 38 0.652 47-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
STP 400
Kansas Speedway

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 20 Joey Logano Toyota 0.000 46 14
2 98 Michael McDowell Ford 167.348 45 41
3 33 Jeff Green(i) Chevy 167.593 44 36
4 32 Reed Sorenson(i) Ford 167.603 43 32
5 79 Tim Andrews(i) Ford 167.749 42 54
6 34 David Ragan Ford 167.858 41 29
7 10 David Reutimann Chevy 168.471 40 34
8 12 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 168.745 39 54
9 74 Tony Raines Chevy 168.792 38 47
10 49 JJ Yeley Toyota 168.845 37 39
11 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 168.882 36 45
12 26 Josh Wise # Ford 168.951 35 40
13 13 Casey Mears Ford 168.977 34 28
14 30 David Stremme Toyota 169.141 33 37
15 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 169.194 32 6
16 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 169.221 31 25
17 16 Greg Biffle Ford 169.359 30 1
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 169.625 29 9
19 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 169.667 28 26
20 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 169.715 27 17
21 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 169.763 26 4
22 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 169.843 25 11
23 43 Aric Almirola Ford 169.875 24 22
24 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 169.918 23 31
25 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 169.982 22 44
26 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 170.068 21 16
27 38 David Gilliland Ford 170.223 20 30
28 55 Mark Martin Toyota 170.299 19 7
29 78 Regan Smith Chevy 170.401 18 21
30 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 170.406 17 42
31 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 170.605 16 24
32 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 170.724 15 5
33 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 170.978 14 19
34 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 171.016 13 2
35 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 171.135 12 23
36 27 Paul Menard Chevy 171.309 11 13
37 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 171.439 10 18
38 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 171.647 9 33
39 22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 172.062 8 20
40 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 172.249 7 8
41 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 172.271 6 10
42 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 172.276 5 3
43 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 172.469 4 35
44 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 172.546 3 27
45 99 Carl Edwards Ford 172.900 2 12
46 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 173.728 1 15

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.

# Rookie of the Year Contender

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

Qualifying Order Sheet (pdf)


  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • 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 is 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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