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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 6:40 pm/et on Friday, June 22, 2012

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the is scheduled for Friday, June 22, 2012 at 6:40pm/et.
    Television (TV): SPEED, NOT LIVE, same day delay at 11:00pm/et
    Radio: LIVE on Performace Racing Network Live Streaming
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Replay: none

  • June 2011 Pole Sitter: #20-Joey Logano, 93.258mph, finished 6th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Rusty Wallace, June 2000, 99.309mph (old layout)

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, 6/24/2005, 94.325mph (current layout)

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Rusty Wallace, 43 years, 10 months, 11 days, 6/25/2000

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 21 years, 1 month, 0 days, 6/24/2011

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #24-Gordon, 94.696mph, scheduled to qualify 44th out of 44 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


  • Ambrose wins pole at Sonoma: #9-Marcos Ambrose won the pole for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma with a speed of 95.262mph for a new track record [in the current layout], his 2nd pole of 2012, 2nd pole in a row and 2nd career pole. This is the third race in a row the old track record was broken, joining Pocono and Michigan.
    #24-Gordon starts 2nd followed by #48-Johnson, #16-Biffle, #56-Truex, Jr., #15-Bowyer, #18-Busch, $51-Busch, #17-Kenseth and #39-Newman. Last weeks race winner, #88-Earnhardt Jr., starts 19th.
    Ambrose is only the third driver to ever win his first career pole then back it up with another pole the following race, joining Casey Mears [2004 Indy & Pocono] and Billy Wade [1964 Old Bridge, NJ & Bridgehampton, NY]. Ambrose became the 4th foreign born driver to win a pole last week at Michigan and is the 2nd foreign born driver to win more then one pole, Juan Pablo Montoya has seven poles.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #95-Speed, #98-Mayhew, #7-Gordon, #87-Nemechek, #19-Cook, #49-Yeley, #26-Wise and #33-Leicht.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (1): #30-Simo.
    Qualifying was not televised live but can se seen on SPEED tonight at 11:00pm/et.
    See qualifying results & starting lineup below or on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(6-22-2012)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Sonoma:
    #9-Marcos Ambrose won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 24th Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 with a lap of 75.203 seconds, 95.262 mph.
    This is his second pole in 135 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and seventh top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his first pole in five races at Sonoma.
    #24-Jeff Gordon (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2012 and his 15th in 20 races at Sonoma.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Sonoma. It is his 10th in 16 races this season.
    #26-Josh Wise (40th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(6-22-2012)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #10-Drissi, 1st out to qualify, 90.579mph, starts 41st
    #19-Cook, 3rd out, 92.076mph, starts 37th
    #87-Nemechek, 4th out, 92.140mph, starts 36th
    #98-Mayhew, 9th out, 92.833mph, starts 33rd
    #36-Blaney, 11th out, 92.964mph, starts 32nd
    #34-Ragan, 12th out, 93.166mph, starts 29th
    #55-Vickers, 15th out, 93.949mph, starts 21st
    #13-Mears. 17th out, 93.991mph, starts 20th
    #5-Kahne, 19th out, 94.206mph, starts 15th
    #42-Montoya, 23rd out, 94.319mph, starts 12th
    #17-Kenseth, 25th out, 94.524mph, starts 9th TRACK RECORD
    #16-Biffle, 28th out, 94.722mph, starts 4th TRACK RECORD
    #48-Johnson, 35th out, 94.795mph, starts 3rd TRACK RECORD
    #9-Ambrose, 38th out, 95.262mph, starts 1st TRACK RECORD

  • 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
    [44 entered for 43 spots]:
    have qualified for the race:
    #95-Scott Speed, 93.913
    #98-David Mayhew, 92.833
    #7-Robby Gordon, 92.563
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 92.140
    #19-Chris Cook, 92.076
    #49-J.J. Yeley, 91.927
    #26-Josh Wise#, 91.729
    #33-Stephen Leicht, 91.686
    will miss the race:
    #30-Brian Simo, 91.078

  • Friday practice is being run for the Toyota / Save Mart 350(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #24-Gordon 94.696
    #56-Truex Jr. 94.471
    #15-Bowyer 94.411
    #20-Logano 94.379
    #18-Busch 94.348
    Slowest: #33-Leicht 89.255 (engine) & #10-Drissi 90.997
    notes: #33-Leicht lost an engine early in the session, if he makes the race [is a go-or-go homer], he will need to fall to the rear of the field on Sunday before the drop of the green flag.
    This pracitce will set the qualifying order for qualifying, which is scheduled for 6:40pm/et, which will NOT be televised LIVE on TV, but will be shown same-day-delay at 11:00pm/et on SPEED. PRN will air live qualifying radio coverage at goprn.com.
    See the fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 laps average on the Sonoma Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(6-22-2012)

  • Go-or-go homers: where did the nine cars outside the top-35 in owners points practice at Sonoma
    these drivers would make the race if the things stay the same:
    #95-Speed 19th fastest overall
    #7-Gordon 34th
    #98-Mayhew 35th
    #49-Yeley 37th
    #26-Wise 38th
    #30-Simo 39th
    #87-Nemechek 40th
    #19-Cook 41st
    if things stay the same, this driver would miss the race
    #33-Leicht 44th/last [lost an engine]
    (6-22-2012)

  • 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
Toyota / Save Mart 350
Sonoma

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(sec)
1 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 95.262 75.203
2 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevy 95.067 75.357
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 94.795 75.574
4 16 Greg Biffle 3M / US Stationary Ford 94.722 75.632
5 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 94.686 75.661
6 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 94.679 75.666
7 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 94.632 75.704
8 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Construction Services Chevy 94.557 75.764
9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost Ford 94.524 75.790
10 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans / Children's Tumor Foundation 94.509 75.802
11 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 94.503 75.807
12 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 94.319 75.955
13 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 94.269 75.995
14 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 94.209 76.044
15 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 94.206 76.046
16 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 94.199 76.052
17 22 AJ Allmendinger Shell Pennzoil Dodge 94.184 76.064
18 47 Bobby Labonte Clorox Toyota 94.103 76.129
19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard / 94.026 76.192
20 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 93.991 76.220
21 55 Brian Vickers RKMotorsCharlotte.com Toyota 93.949 76.254
22 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 93.913 76.283
23 27 Paul Menard Menards / Moen Chevy 93.840 76.343
24 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / MOBIL 1 Chevy 93.824 76.356
25 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 93.732 76.431
26 29 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chevy 93.728 76.434
27 38 David Gilliland 1-800-LoanMart Ford 93.524 76.601
28 32 Boris Said HendrickCars.com Ford 93.268 76.811
29 34 David Ragan Green 1 High Performance Green Ford 93.166 76.895
30 43 Aric Almirola Medallion Ford 93.153 76.906
31 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row / Farm American Chevy 93.064 76.979
32 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 92.964 77.062
33 98 David Mayhew Phil Parsons Racing Ford 92.833 77.171
34 7 Robby Gordon MAPEI / Save Mart Supermarkets Dodge 92.563 77.396
35 31 Jeff Burton Wheaties Chevy 92.459 77.483
36 87 Joe Nemechek(i) AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 92.140 77.751
37 19 Chris Cook Humphrey Smith Racing Toyota 92.076 77.805
38 49 JJ Yeley America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents 91.927 77.931
39 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 91.836 78.009
40 26 Josh Wise # MDS Transport Ford 91.729 78.100
41-OP 10 Tomy Drissi Ice Age Continental Drift Chevy 90.579 79.091
42-OP 83 Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 89.341 80.187
43 33 Stephen Leicht # LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 91.686 78.136
44-DNQ 30 Brian Simo Toyota 91.078 78.658

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
Toyota / Save Mart 350
Sonoma

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 38 38 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 95.262 75.203 94.314 7 0.948 18
2 44 44 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 95.067 75.357 94.696 1 0.371 21
3 35 35 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 94.795 75.574 94.284 10 0.511 4
4 28 28 16 Greg Biffle Ford 94.722 75.632 94.005 17 0.717 3
5 43 43 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 94.686 75.661 94.471 2 0.215 7
6 42 42 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 94.679 75.666 94.440 3 0.239 9
7 40 40 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 94.632 75.704 94.348 5 0.284 13
8 36 36 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 94.557 75.764 94.291 9 0.266 27
9 25 25 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 94.524 75.790 93.911 20 0.613 1
10 39 39 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 94.509 75.802 94.341 6 0.168 14
11 32 32 99 Carl Edwards Ford 94.503 75.807 94.158 13 0.345 11
12 23 23 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 94.319 75.955 93.861 22 0.458 20
13 30 30 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 94.269 75.995 94.038 15 0.231 10
14 41 41 20 Joey Logano Toyota 94.209 76.044 94.387 4 -0.178 16
15 20 19 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 94.206 76.046 93.808 25 0.398 17
16 33 33 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 94.199 76.052 94.224 12 -0.025 5
17 34 34 22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 94.184 76.064 94.245 11 -0.061 24
18 22 22 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 94.103 76.129 93.834 23 0.269 26
19 29 29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 94.026 76.192 94.006 16 0.020 2
20 19 17 13 Casey Mears Ford 93.991 76.220 93.743 26 0.248 28
21 18 15 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 93.949 76.254 93.636 27 0.313 12
22 26 26 95 Scott Speed Ford 93.913 76.283 93.920 19 -0.007 48-IN
23 27 27 27 Paul Menard Chevy 93.840 76.343 93.984 18 -0.144 15
24 21 20 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 93.824 76.356 93.815 24 0.009 8
25 17 18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 93.732 76.431 93.615 28 0.117 19
26 31 31 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 93.728 76.434 94.042 14 -0.314 6
27 37 37 38 David Gilliland Ford 93.524 76.601 94.293 8 -0.769 30
28 13 16 32 Boris Said Ford 93.268 76.811 93.181 32 0.087 35
29 14 12 34 David Ragan Ford 93.166 76.895 93.230 31 -0.064 29
30 15 13 43 Aric Almirola Ford 93.153 76.906 93.262 30 -0.109 23
31 16 14 78 Regan Smith Chevy 93.064 76.979 93.604 29 -0.540 25
32 12 11 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 92.964 77.062 93.176 33 -0.212 34
33 10 9 98 David Mayhew Ford 92.833 77.171 92.737 35 0.096 40-IN
34 11 10 7 Robby Gordon Dodge 92.563 77.396 92.739 34 -0.176 50-IN
35 24 24 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 92.459 77.483 93.867 21 -1.408 22
36 5 4 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 92.140 77.751 91.666 40 0.474 42-IN
37 4 3 19 Chris Cook Toyota 92.076 77.805 91.650 41 0.426 44-IN
38 8 7 49 JJ Yeley Toyota 91.927 77.931 92.076 37 -0.149 38-IN
39 9 8 93 Travis Kvapil Ford 91.836 78.009 92.467 36 -0.631 31
40 7 6 26 Josh Wise # Ford 91.729 78.100 91.830 38 -0.101 41-IN
41 1 21 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 91.686 78.136 89.256 44 2.430 36-IN
42 6 5 30 Brian Simo Toyota 91.078 78.658 91.760 39 -0.682 39-DNQ
43 2 1 10 Tomy Drissi Chevy 90.579 79.091 90.997 43 -0.418 33
44 3 2 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 89.341 80.187 91.069 42 -1.728 32

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
Toyota / Save Mart 350
Sonoma

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 89.256 44 33
2 10 Tomy Drissi Chevy 90.997 43 33
3 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 91.069 42 32
4 19 Chris Cook Toyota 91.650 41 44
5 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 91.666 40 42
6 30 Brian Simo Toyota 91.760 39 39
7 26 Josh Wise # Ford 91.830 38 41
8 49 JJ Yeley Toyota 92.076 37 38
9 93 Travis Kvapil Ford 92.467 36 31
10 98 David Mayhew Ford 92.737 35 40
11 7 Robby Gordon Dodge 92.739 34 50
12 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 93.176 33 34
13 32 Boris Said Ford 93.181 32 35
14 34 David Ragan Ford 93.230 31 29
15 43 Aric Almirola Ford 93.262 30 23
16 78 Regan Smith Chevy 93.604 29 25
17 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 93.615 28 19
18 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 93.636 27 12
19 13 Casey Mears Ford 93.743 26 28
20 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 93.808 25 17
21 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 93.815 24 8
22 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 93.834 23 26
23 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 93.861 22 20
24 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 93.867 21 22
25 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 93.911 20 1
26 95 Scott Speed Ford 93.920 19 48
27 27 Paul Menard Chevy 93.984 18 15
28 16 Greg Biffle Ford 94.005 17 3
29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 94.006 16 2
30 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 94.038 15 10
31 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 94.042 14 6
32 99 Carl Edwards Ford 94.158 13 11
33 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 94.224 12 5
34 22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 94.245 11 24
35 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 94.284 10 4
36 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 94.291 9 27
37 38 David Gilliland Ford 94.293 8 30
38 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 94.314 7 18
39 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 94.341 6 14
40 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 94.348 5 13
41 20 Joey Logano Toyota 94.387 4 16
42 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 94.440 3 9
43 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 94.471 2 7
44 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 94.696 1 21

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

Qualifying Order Sheet (pdf)

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


  • 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 cancled, 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 cancled 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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