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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 4:10 pm/et on Friday, July 6, 2012

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, July 6, 2012 at 4:10pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 4:00pm/et
    Scheduled qualifying re-air: 10:00pm/et

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #1-McMurray, 197.837mph, scheduled to qualify 32nd 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


  • Kenseth wins pole at Daytona: UPDATE: #17-Matt Kenseth won the pole for the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 192.386mph for his 1st pole of 2012 and 8th career pole.
    #14-Stewart will start 2nd followed by #39-Newman, #5-Kahne, #16-Biffle, #24-Gordon, #50-Elliott, #13-Mears, #22-Allmendinger, and #2-Keselowski
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #50-Elliott, #21-Bayne, #98-Bliss, #30-Stremme, #26-Wise, #87-Nemechek, #33-Leicht, #49-Yeley.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (1):#23-Richardson, Jr.
    See qualifying results & starting lineup below or on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(7-6-2012)
    UPDATE: #14-Tony Stewart's time was disallowed because of an open cooling hose into the cockpit. He will now start 42nd.(7-6-2012)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Daytona:
    Matt Kenseth won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 54th Annual Coke Zero 400 with a lap of 46.781 seconds, 192.386 mph.
    This is his eighth pole in 454 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and seventh top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his first pole in 26 races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Tony Stewart (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2012 and his 19th in 28 races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Ryan Newman (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway. It is his 11th in 18 races this season.
    Josh Wise (32nd) was the fastest qualifying rookie. (NASCAR Statistics)(7-6-2012)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #23-Richardson, Jr, 1st out to qualify, 186.834mph, DNQ
    #83-Cassill, 2nd out to qualify, 188.683mph, starts 39th
    #33-Leicht, 3rd out to qualify, 188.719mph, starts 38th
    #30-Stremme, 5th out to qualify, 190.666mph, starts 27th
    #98-Bliss, 9th out to qualify, 190.985mph, starts 22nd
    #50-Elliott, 10th out to qualify, 192.012mph, starts 7th
    #14-Stewart, 19thout to qualify, 192.361mph, starts 42nd (qualifying time disallowed
    #17-Kenseth, 31st out to qualify, 192.286mph, 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
    [44 entered for 43 spots]:
    have qualified for the race:
    #50-Bill Elliott [PC], 192.012
    #21-Trevor Bayne, 191.497
    #98-Mike Bliss, 190.985
    #30-David Stremme, 190.666
    #26-Josh Wise#, 190.174
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 189.673
    #33-Stephen Leicht, 188.719
    #49-J.J. Yeley, 187.021
    will miss the race:
    #23-Robert Richardson Jr., 186.834

  • 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
Coke Zero 400
Daytona International Speedway

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(sec)
1 17 Matt Kenseth Zest Ford 192.386 46.781
2 39 Ryan Newman Aspen Dental Chevy 192.353 46.789
3 5 Kasey Kahne HendrickCars.com Chevy 192.291 46.804
4 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 192.139 46.841
5 24 Jeff Gordon PepsiMax Chevy 192.061 46.860
6 50 Bill Elliott Walmart Chevy 192.012 46.872
7 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 191.934 46.891
8 22 AJ Allmendinger Shell Pennzoil Dodge 191.894 46.901
9 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 191.857 46.910
10 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 191.824 46.918
11 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevy 191.800 46.924
12 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 191.710 46.946
13 27 Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards Chevy 191.681 46.953
14 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 191.579 46.978
15 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/QuickLaneTire&AutoCenter Ford 191.498 46.998
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 191.477 47.003
17 43 Aric Almirola U.S. Air Force Ford 191.270 47.054
18 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Batteries Toyota 191.245 47.060
19 20 Joey Logano Dollar General Toyota 191.229 47.064
20 31 Jeff Burton Wheaties Chevy 191.095 47.097
21 98 Mike Bliss(i) Phil Parsons Racing Ford 190.985 47.124
22 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 190.945 47.134
23 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 190.921 47.140
24 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Natl. Guard-An American Salute Chevy 190.848 47.158
25 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row / Farm American Chevy 190.718 47.190
26 30 David Stremme Stock Car Steel and Aluminum Toyota 190.666 47.203
27 34 David Ragan MHP 8-hour Alert Ford 190.617 47.215
28 55 Michael Waltrip Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 190.597 47.220
29 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 190.557 47.230
30 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / NRA Museum Chevy 190.553 47.231
31 26 Josh Wise # MDS Transport Ford 190.174 47.325
32 38 David Gilliland Glory Foods Ford 190.134 47.335
33 36 Dave Blaney Golden Corral Chevy 190.118 47.339
34 32 Terry Labonte C & J Energy Services Ford 190.046 47.357
35 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Construction Services Chevy 189.994 47.370
36 87 Joe Nemechek(i) AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 189.673 47.450
37 33 Stephen Leicht # LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 188.719 47.690
38 83 Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 188.683 47.699
39 10 David Reutimann CarportEmpire.com/TMone.com Chevy 188.549 47.733
40 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 187.939 47.888
41 47 Bobby Labonte Kingsford Charcoal Toyota 186.505 48.256
42 14 Tony Stewart MOBIL 1 / Office Depot Chevy time disallowed
43 49 JJ Yeley Robinson-Blakney Racing Toyota 187.021 48.123
DNQ 23 Robert Richardson, Jr. North Texas Pipe Chevy 186.505 48.256

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
Coke Zero 400
Daytona International 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 31 31 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 192.386 46.781 199.384 14 -6.998 1
2 19 19 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 192.361 46.787 197.286 26 -4.925 9
3 41 41 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 192.353 46.789 201.068 4 -8.715 16
4 35 35 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 192.291 46.804 199.557 10 -7.266 15
5 40 40 16 Greg Biffle Ford 192.139 46.841 200.933 5 -8.794 4
6 39 39 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 192.061 46.860 200.495 6 -8.434 19
7 10 10 50 Bill Elliott Chevy 192.012 46.872 191.131 35 0.881 0-IN
8 36 36 13 Casey Mears Ford 191.934 46.891 199.654 9 -7.720 28
9 38 38 22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 191.894 46.901 199.951 7 -8.057 24
10 30 30 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 191.857 46.910 199.097 15 -7.240 10
11 43 43 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 191.824 46.918 201.374 2 -9.550 18
12 17 17 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 191.800 46.924 197.006 28 -5.206 6
13 33 33 99 Carl Edwards Ford 191.710 46.946 199.499 12 -7.789 11
14 34 34 27 Paul Menard Chevy 191.681 46.953 199.539 11 -7.858 14
15 24 24 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 191.579 46.978 198.365 21 -6.786 22
16 13 13 21 Trevor Bayne Ford 191.497 46.998 192.703 32 -1.206 37-IN
17 22 22 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 191.477 47.003 198.190 23 -6.713 3
18 44 44 43 Aric Almirola Ford 191.270 47.054 201.961 1 -10.691 23
19 18 18 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 191.245 47.060 197.282 27 -6.037 8
20 42 42 20 Joey Logano Toyota 191.229 47.064 201.122 3 -9.893 17
21 27 27 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 191.095 47.097 198.908 18 -7.813 21
22 9 9 98 Mike Bliss Ford 190.985 47.124 191.103 36 -0.118 40-IN
23 29 29 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 190.945 47.134 199.049 16 -8.104 12
24 12 12 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 190.921 47.140 192.049 33 -1.128 5
25 21 21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 190.848 47.158 197.304 24 -6.456 2
26 28 28 78 Regan Smith Chevy 190.718 47.190 198.935 17 -8.217 27
27 5 5 30 David Stremme Toyota 190.666 47.203 188.865 40 1.801 39-IN
28 26 26 34 David Ragan Ford 190.617 47.215 198.860 19 -8.243 29
29 16 16 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 190.597 17.220 194.738 29 -4.141 13
30 23 23 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 190.557 47.230 198.338 22 -7.781 7
31 32 32 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 190.553 47.231 199.424 13 -8.871 20
32 8 8 26 Josh Wise # Ford 190.174 47.325 190.070 37 0.104 41-IN
33 37 37 38 David Gilliland Ford 190.134 47.335 199.720 8 -9.586 31
34 11 11 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 190.118 47.339 191.249 34 -1.131 35
35 7 7 32 Terry Labonte Ford 190.046 47.357 189.637 38 0.409 34
36 25 25 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 189.994 47.370 198.408 20 -8.414 25
37 6 6 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 189.673 47.450 189.625 39 0.048 42-IN
38 3 3 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 188.719 47.690 188.316 42 0.403 36-IN
39 2 2 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 188.683 47.699 187.809 43 0.874 32
40 15 15 10 David Reutimann Chevy 188.549 47.733 194.683 30 -6.134 33
41 14 14 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 187.939 47.888 194.536 31 -6.597 30
42 4 4 49 J.J. Yeley Toyota 187.021 48.123 188.604 41 -1.583 38-IN
43 1 1 23 Robert Richardson, Jr. Chevy 186.834 48.171 185.770 44 1.064 43-DNQ
44 20 20 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 186.505 48.256 197.291 25 -10.786 26

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
Coke Zero 400
Daytona International Speedway

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 23 Robert Richardson Jr.(i) North Texas Pipe Chevy 185.770 44 43
2 83 Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 187.809 43 32
3 33 Stephen Leicht # LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 188.316 42 36
4 49 JJ Yeley Robinson-Blakeney Racing Toyota 188.604 41 38
5 30 David Stremme Stock Car Steel and Aluminum Toyota 188.865 40 39
6 87 Joe Nemechek(i) AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 189.625 39 42
7 32 Terry Labonte C & J Energy Services Ford 189.637 38 34
8 26 Josh Wise # MDS Transport Ford 190.070 37 41
9 98 Mike Bliss(i) Phil Parsons Racing Ford 191.103 36 40
10 50 Bill Elliott Walmart Chevy 191.131 35 0
11 36 Dave Blaney Golden Corral Chevy 191.249 34 35
12 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 192.049 33 5
13 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 192.703 32 37
14 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 194.536 31 30
15 10 David Reutimann Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 194.683 30 33
16 55 Michael Waltrip Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 194.738 29 13
17 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevy 197.006 28 6
18 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Batteries Toyota 197.282 27 8
19 14 Tony Stewart MOBIL 1 / Office Depot Chevy 197.286 26 9
20 47 Bobby Labonte Kingsford Charcoal Toyota 197.291 25 26
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard-An American Salure / Diet Mountain Dew Chevy 197.304 24 2
22 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 198.190 23 3
23 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 198.338 22 7
24 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 198.365 21 22
25 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Construction Services Chevy 198.408 20 25
26 34 David Ragan MHP 8-hour Alert Ford 198.860 19 29
27 31 Jeff Burton Wheaties Chevy 198.908 18 21
28 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row / Farm American Chevy 198.935 17 27
29 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 199.049 16 12
30 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 199.097 15 10
31 17 Matt Kenseth Zest Ford 199.384 14 1
32 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / NRA Museum Chevy 199.424 13 20
33 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 199.499 12 11
34 27 Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards Chevy 199.539 11 14
35 5 Kasey Kahne HendrickCars.com Chevy 199.557 10 15
36 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 199.654 9 28
37 38 David Gilliland Glory Foods Ford 199.720 8 31
38 22 AJ Allmendinger Shell Pennzoil Dodge 199.951 7 24
39 24 Jeff Gordon PepsiMax Chevy 200.495 6 19
40 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 200.933 5 4
41 39 Ryan Newman Aspen Dental Chevy 201.068 4 16
42 20 Joey Logano Dollar General Toyota 201.122 3 17
43 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 201.374 2 18
44 43 Aric Almirola U.S. Air Force Ford 201.961 1 23

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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