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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 2:10 pm/et on Saturday, July 28, 2012

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 2:10pm/et.
    TV: ESPN - 2:00pm/et
    Scheduled qualifying re-air: none

  • 2011 Pole Sitter: #6-David Ragan, 182.994mph, finished 23rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Casey Mears, August 2004, 186.293mph

  • Oldest Pole Sitter: Mark Martin, 50 years, 197 days, 7/25/2009

  • Youngest Pole Sitter: Reed Sorenson, 21 years, 5 months, 24 days, 7/29/2007

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #5-Kahne, 185.326mph, 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


  • Hamlin wins pole at Indy: #11-Denny Hamlin won the pole for the Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 182.763mph for his 2nd pole of 2012 and 11th career pole.
    #99-Edwards will start 2nd followed by #20-Logano, #43-Almirola, #16-Biffle, #48-Johnson, #18-Busch, #27-Menard, #24-Gordon & #17-Kesneth
    #98-McDowell's car failed post-qualifying inspection; qualifying time disallowed; nitrogen pressure in rear shock exceeded max limit, so the #19 will make the race and the #98 will not.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #21-Bayne, #30-Stremme, #95-Speed, #26-Wise, #33-Leicht, #79-Skinner, #23-Riggs & #19-Bliss .
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (3): #91-Sorenson, #87-Nemechek and #98-McDowell (time disallowed).
    See qualifying results & starting lineup below or on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(7-28-2012)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Indianapolis:
    #11- Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 19th Annual Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at The Brickyard Powered by Big Machine Records with a lap of 49.244 seconds, 182.763 mph.
    This is his 11th pole in 243 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and 11th top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his first pole in seven races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    #99-Carl Edwards (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2012 and his third in eight races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    #20-Joey Logano (third) posted his first top-10 start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is his ninth in 20 races this season.
    #26-Josh Wise (36th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(7-28-2012)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #33-Leicht, 1st out to qualify, 177.347mph, starts 38th
    #30-Stremme, 5th out, 179.211mph, starts 26th
    #43-Almirola, 11th out, 181.679, starts 4th
    #20-Logano, 12th out, 181.756, starts 3rd
    #11-Hamlin, 27th out, 182.763, 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, 180.390
    #30-David Stremme, 179.211
    #98-Michael McDowell, 177.901
    #95-Scott Speed, 177.855
    #26-Josh Wise#, 177.743
    #33-Stephen Leicht, 177.347
    #79-Mike Skinner, 176.894
    #23-Scott Riggs, 176.859
    will miss the race:
    #19-Mike Bliss, 176.180
    #91-Reed Sorenspn, 175.610
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 175.142

  • Happy Hour practice: for the Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is over, after 110 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #16-Biffle 181.499
    #99-Edwards 181.232
    #20-Logano 181.189
    #5-Kahne 180.999
    #17-Kenseth 180.988
    slowest: #32-Schrader 171.435 & #10-Yeley 172.133
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10-lap average (if any ran 10 laps in a row) on the Indianapolis Happy Hour Practice Speeds page (pdf).(7-28-2012)

  • Go-or-go homers: where did the cars outside the top-35 in owners points practice in Indy Happy Hour
    these drivers would make the race if the things stay the same:
    #21-Bayne 14th fastest overall
    #95-Speed, 25th
    #98-McDowell, 31st
    #30-Stremme, 32nd
    #26-Wise, 33rd
    #79-Skinner, 34th
    #19-Bliss, 37th
    #33-Leicht, 41st
    if things stay the same, this driver would miss the race
    #87-Nemechek, 42nd
    #91-Sorenson, 43rd
    #23-Riggs, 44th
    (7-28-2012)

  • First Saturday practice: for the Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is over, after 60 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #5-Kahne 185.326
    #55-Martin 183.520
    #24-Gordon 183.292
    #48-Johnson 183.235
    #2-Keselowski 182.918
    slowest: #33-Leicht 175.963 & #91-Sorenson 176.301
    incidents: #17-Kenseth & #43-Almirola smacked the wall and scraped the right side of the car.
    Speed airs dame day delay coverage of the practice.
    this practice determined the qualifying order [2:00pm/et on ESPN today].
    Happy Hour practice is scheduled 10:30am/et to 12:20pm/et on ESPN2.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10-lap average (if any ran 10 laps in a row) on the Indianapolis Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(7-28-2012)

  • Go-or-go homers: where did the ten cars outside the top-35 in owners points practice at Indy
    these drivers would make the race if the things stay the same:
    #21-Bayne 13th fastest overall
    #98-McDowell, 23rd
    #95-Speed, 25th
    #26-Wise, 27th
    #87-Nemechek, 30th
    #79-Skinner, 31st
    #23-Riggs, 34th
    #19-Bliss, 40th
    if things stay the same, this driver would miss the race
    #30-Stremme, 42nd
    #91-Sorenson, 45th
    #33-Leicht, 46th, slowest
    (7-28-2012)

  • 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
Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(sec)
1 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 182.763 49.244
2 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 181.984 49.455
3 20 Joey Logano Dollar General Toyota 181.756 49.517
4 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 181.679 49.538
5 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 181.532 49.578
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevy 181.357 49.626
7 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 181.046 49.711
8 27 Paul Menard Menards/Nibco Chevy 181.014 49.720
9 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevy 180.952 49.737
10 17 Matt Kenseth Fifth Third Bank Ford 180.654 49.819
11 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 180.610 49.831
12 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 180.516 49.857
13 51 Kurt Busch Hendrickcars.com Chevy 180.487 49.865
14 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row/Farm American Chevy 180.473 49.869
15 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 180.448 49.876
16 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 180.437 49.879
17 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 180.433 49.880
18 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 180.390 49.892
19 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 180.386 49.893
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy/National Guard Chevy 180.245 49.932
21 31 Jeff Burton Rain-X Chevy 180.177 49.951
22 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 180.148 49.959
23 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 180.072 49.980
24 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Shell Pennzoil Dodge 179.928 50.020
25 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 179.519 50.134
26 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 179.211 50.220
27 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 178.894 50.309
28 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevy 178.862 50.318
29 47 Bobby Labonte Scott Products Toyota 178.816 50.331
30 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King Toyota 178.543 50.408
31 38 David Gilliland Big Machine Records Ford 178.508 50.418
32 36 Dave Blaney SealWrap Chevy 178.486 50.424
33 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 178.419 50.443
34 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 177.855 50.603
35 26 Josh Wise # Taco Bell Chevy 177.743 50.635
36 34 David Ragan Scorpion Coatings/Al's Liners Ford 177.630 50.667
37 33 Stephen Leicht # LittleJoesAuto.com Chevy 177.347 50.748
38 83 Landon Cassill Burger King Toyota 177.340 50.750
39 79 Mike Skinner Koma Unwind Ford 176.894 50.878
40 23 Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe Chevy 176.859 50.888
41 10 JJ Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 176.523 50.985
42-OP 32 Ken Schrader Special Operations For America.org Ford 174.767 51.497
43 19 Mike Bliss(i) Humphrey-Smth Racing LLC Toyota 176.180 51.084
44-DNQ 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Ford 175.610 51.250
45-DNQ 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 175.142 51.387
46-DNQ 98 Michael McDowell Ford 177.901 Disallowed
will be posted after qualifying is over and the field set

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
Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard
Indianapolis 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 27 27 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 182.763 49.244 179.817 20 2.946 5
2 35 35 99 Carl Edwards Ford 181.984 49.455 181.404 12 0.580 11
3 12 12 20 Joey Logano Toyota 181.756 49.517 177.750 35 4.006 17
4 11 11 43 Aric Almirola Ford 181.679 49.538 177.658 36 4.021 23
5 31 31 16 Greg Biffle Ford 181.532 49.578 180.448 16 1.084 3
6 43 43 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 181.357 49.626 183.135 4 -1.778 4
7 26 26 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 181.046 49.711 179.587 21 1.459 14
8 41 41 27 Paul Menard Chevy 181.014 49.720 182.737 6 -1.723 16
9 44 44 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 180.952 49.737 183.292 3 -2.340 18
10 14 14 78 Regan Smith Chevy 180.756 49.791 178.423 33 2.333 27
11 39 39 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 180.654 49.819 181.965 8 -1.311 1
12 37 37 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 180.610 49.831 181.939 10 -1.329 15
13 32 32 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 180.516 49.857 180.886 15 -0.370 22
14 18 18 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 180.487 49.865 178.603 29 1.884 25
15 46 46 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 180.448 49.876 185.326 1 -4.878 13
16 29 29 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 180.437 49.879 179.950 18 0.487 21
17 36 36 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 180.433 49.880 181.671 11 -1.238 8
18 34 34 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 180.390 49.892 181.386 13 -0.996 37-IN
19 45 45 55 Mark Martin Toyota 180.386 49.893 183.520 2 -3.134 12
20 40 40 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 180.245 49.932 181.995 7 -1.750 2
21 15 15 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 180.177 49.951 178.455 32 1.722 20
22 42 42 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 180.148 49.959 182.916 5 -2.768 10
23 28 28 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 180.072 49.980 179.881 19 0.191 19
24 23 23 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 179.928 50.020 179.062 24 0.866 24
25 38 38 13 Casey Mears Toyota 179.519 50.134 181.965 9 -2.446 28
26 5 5 30 David Stremme Toyota 179.211 50.220 176.852 42 2.359 38-IN
27 25 25 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 178.894 50.309 179.573 22 -0.679 6
28 33 33 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 178.862 50.318 181.123 14 -2.261 7
29 9 9 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 178.816 50.331 177.592 38 1.224 26
30 10 10 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 178.543 50.408 177.616 37 0.927 29
31 21 21 38 David Gilliland Ford 178.508 50.418 179.023 26 -0.515 31
32 8 8 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 178.486 50.424 177.375 39 1.111 35
33 30 30 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 178.419 50.443 180.419 17 -2.000 9
34 22 22 95 Scott Speed Ford 177.855 50.603 179.040 25 -1.185 45-IN
35 20 20 26 Josh Wise # Ford 177.743 50.635 178.703 27 -0.960 40-IN
36 19 19 34 David Ragan Ford 177.630 50.667 178.621 28 -0.991 30
37 1 1 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 177.347 50.748 175.963 46 1.384 36-IN
38 4 4 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 177.340 50.750 176.762 43 0.578 33
39 16 16 79 Mike Skinner Ford 176.894 50.878 178.465 31 -1.571 52-IN
40 13 13 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 176.859 50.888 177.954 34 -1.095 43-IN
41 3 3 10 JJ Yeley Chevy 176.523 50.985 176.734 44 -0.211 32
42 7 7 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 176.180 51.084 177.375 40 -1.195 44-IN
43 2 2 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Ford 175.610 51.250 176.301 45 -0.691 58-DNQ
44 17 17 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 175.142 51.387 178.508 30 -3.366 42-DNQ
45 6 6 32 Ken Schrader Ford 174.767 51.497 176.935 41 -2.168 34
46 24 24 98 Michael McDowell Ford 177.901 Disallowed 179.397 23 -1.496 41-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
Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 175.963 46 36
2 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Ford 176.301 45 58
3 10 JJ Yeley Chevy 176.734 44 32
4 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 176.762 43 33
5 30 David Stremme Toyota 176.852 42 38
6 32 Ken Schrader Ford 176.935 41 34
7 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 177.375 40 44
8 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 177.375 39 35
9 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 177.592 38 26
10 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 177.616 37 29
11 43 Aric Almirola Ford 177.658 36 23
12 20 Joey Logano Toyota 177.750 35 17
13 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 177.954 34 43
14 78 Regan Smith Chevy 178.423 33 27
15 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 178.455 32 20
16 79 Mike Skinner Ford 178.465 31 52
17 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 178.508 30 42
18 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 178.603 29 25
19 34 David Ragan Ford 178.621 28 30
20 26 Josh Wise # Ford 178.703 27 40
21 38 David Gilliland Ford 179.023 26 31
22 95 Scott Speed Ford 179.040 25 45
23 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 179.062 24 24
24 98 Michael McDowell Ford 179.397 23 41
25 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 179.573 22 6
26 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 179.587 21 14
27 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 179.817 20 5
28 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 179.881 19 19
29 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 179.950 18 21
30 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 180.419 17 9
31 16 Greg Biffle Ford 180.448 16 3
32 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 180.886 15 22
33 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 181.123 14 7
34 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 181.386 13 37
35 99 Carl Edwards Ford 181.404 12 11
36 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 181.671 11 8
37 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 181.939 10 15
38 13 Casey Mears Toyota 181.965 9 28
39 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 181.965 8 1
40 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 181.995 7 2
41 27 Paul Menard Chevy 182.737 6 16
42 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 182.916 5 10
43 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 183.135 4 4
44 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 183.292 3 18
45 55 Mark Martin Toyota 183.520 2 12
46 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 185.326 1 13

Drivers in RED will be required to qualify on time/speed, not in top 35

# 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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