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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 10:40 am/et on Saturday, August 4, 2012

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Pennsylvania 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10:40am/et.
    TV: ESPN2 - 10:30am/et
    Scheduled qualifying re-air: none

  • June 2012 Pole Sitter: #20-Joey Logano, 179.598mph, finished 1st

  • August 2011 Pole Sitter: #20-Joey Logano, 172.055mph, finished 26th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Joey Logano, June 2012, 179.598mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: David Pearson, 49 years, 5 months, 19 days, 6/10/1984

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 21 years, 2 months, 13 days, 8/6/2011

  • Pole Winners: 36

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #88-Earnhardt, Jr., 177.441mph, scheduled to qualify 37th 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


  • Montoya wins pole at Pocono: #42-Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole for the Pennsylvania 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 175.067mph for his 1st pole of 2012 and 8th career pole.
    #11-Hamlin will start 2nd followed by #27-Menard, #5-Kahne, #9-Ambrose, #51-Busch, #17-Kenseth, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #39-Newman, and #48-Johnson.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #19-Bliss, #23-Riggs, #26-Wise, #37-Yeley, #30-Stremme, #87-Nemechek, #91-Sorenson, #98-Skinner.
    The go-or-go homer who failed to qualify for the race (1): #33-Leicht.
    See qualifying results & starting lineup below or on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(8-4-2012)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Pocono:
    Juan Pablo Montoya won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 39th Annual Pennsylvania 400 with a lap of 51.124 seconds, 176.043 mph.
    This is his eighth pole in 202 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    Montoya is the 15th different Coors Light Pole winner this season. He is now locked into the 2013 Shootout at Daytona.
    This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2012. His last pole came in April of 2011 at Richmond International Raceway.
    This is his first pole in 12 races at Pocono Raceway. His previous best start was second in August of 2010.
    Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 12th top-10 start of 2012 and his 12th in 14 races at Pocono Raceway.
    Paul Menard (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Pocono Raceway. It is his fourth in 21 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(8-4-2012)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #32-White, 1st out to qualify, 167.876mph, starts 41st
    #33-Leicht, 3rd out to qualify, 170.487mph, DNQ
    #51-Busch, 4th out to qualify, 175.339mph, starts 6th
    #42-Montoya, 16th out to qualify, 176.043mph, 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:
    #19-Mike Bliss, 172.619
    #23-Scott Riggs, 171.916
    #26-Josh Wise#, 171.913
    #37-J.J. Yeley, 171.808
    #30-David Stremme, 171.638
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 170.804
    #91-Reed Sorenson, 170.581
    #98-Mike Skinner, 170.516
    will miss the race:
    #33-Stephen Leicht, 170.487

  • 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
Pennsylvania 400
Pocono Raceway

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(sec)
1 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 176.043 51.124
2 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 175.795 51.196
3 27 Paul Menard Chevy 175.627 51.245
4 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 175.439 51.300
5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 175.432 51.302
6 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 175.339 51.329
7 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 175.169 51.379
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 175.131 51.390
9 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 175.097 51.400
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 175.067 51.409
11 78 Regan Smith Chevy 175.036 51.418
12 16 Greg Biffle Ford 174.965 51.439
13 43 Aric Almirola Ford 174.805 51.486
14 20 Joey Logano Toyota 174.795 51.489
15 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 174.618 51.541
16 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 174.561 51.558
17 99 Carl Edwards Ford 174.432 51.596
18 55 Mark Martin Toyota 174.419 51.600
19 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 174.314 51.631
20 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 174.277 51.642
21 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 174.213 51.661
22 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 174.162 51.676
23 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 173.920 51.748
24 10 David Reutimann Chevy 173.571 51.852
25 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 173.524 51.866
26 38 David Gilliland Ford 173.410 51.900
27 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 173.300 51.933
28 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 173.197 51.964
29 13 Casey Mears Ford 172.864 52.064
30 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 172.619 52.138
31 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 172.371 52.213
32 34 David Ragan Ford 172.038 52.314
33 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 171.916 52.351
34 26 Josh Wise # Ford 171.913 52.352
35 37 JJ Yeley Chevy 171.808 52.384
36 30 David Stremme Toyota 171.638 52.436
37 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 171.246 52.556
38 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 170.804 52.692
39 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 170.658 52.737
40 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Toyota 170.581 52.761
41 32 Jason White Ford 167.876 53.611
42 36 Tony Raines Chevy 0.000 0.000
43 98 Mike Skinner Ford 170.516 52.781
DNQ 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 170.487 52.790

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
Pennsylvania 400
Pocono Raceway

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 16 16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 176.043 51.124 171.713 29 4.330 22
2 18 18 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 175.795 51.196 171.828 28 3.967 5
3 17 17 27 Paul Menard Chevy 175.627 51.245 171.828 27 3.799 17
4 39 39 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 175.439 51.300 173.755 6 1.684 14
5 22 22 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 175.432 51.302 172.384 23 3.048 19
6 4 4 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 175.339 51.329 169.965 41 5.374 26
7 41 41 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 175.169 51.379 173.950 4 1.219 2
8 37 37 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 175.131 51.390 173.614 8 1.517 1
9 28 28 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 175.097 51.400 172.874 17 2.223 15
10 44 44 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 175.067 51.409 174.290 1 0.777 4
11 33 33 78 Regan Smith Chevy 175.036 51.418 173.130 12 1.906 27
12 40 40 16 Greg Biffle Ford 174.965 51.439 173.772 5 1.193 3
13 32 32 43 Aric Almirola Ford 174.805 51.486 172.994 13 1.811 23
14 38 38 20 Joey Logano Toyota 174.795 51.489 173.621 7 1.174 18
15 25 25 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 174.618 51.541 172.612 20 2.006 7
16 23 23 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 174.561 51.558 172.510 22 2.051 20
17 42 42 99 Carl Edwards Ford 174.432 51.596 173.967 3 0.465 13
18 36 36 55 Mark Martin Toyota 174.419 51.600 173.548 9 0.871 12
19 30 30 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 174.314 51.631 172.934 15 1.380 10
20 43 43 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 174.277 51.642 173.994 2 0.283 11
21 24 24 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 174.213 51.661 172.596 21 1.617 6
22 7 7 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 174.162 51.676 170.882 38 3.280 32
23 21 21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 173.920 51.748 172.305 24 1.615 21
24 6 6 10 David Reutimann Chevy 173.571 51.852 170.765 39 2.806 33
25 19 19 22 Sam Hornish, Jr. (i) Dodge 173.524 51.866 171.910 26 1.614 24
26 20 20 38 David Gilliland Ford 173.410 51.900 172.097 25 1.313 31
27 27 27 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 173.300 51.933 172.798 18 0.502 16
28 26 26 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 173.197 51.964 172.748 19 0.449 8
29 35 35 13 Casey Mears Ford 172.864 52.064 173.444 10 -0.580 28
30 29 29 19 Mike Bliss (i) Toyota 172.619 51.138 172.881 16 -0.262 45-IN
31 31 31 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 172.371 52.213 172.951 14 -0.580 9
32 14 14 34 David Ragan Ford 172.038 52.314 171.533 31 0.505 29
33 5 5 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 171.916 52.351 170.432 40 1.484 43-IN
34 34 34 26 Josh Wise # Ford 171.913 52.352 173.213 11 -1.300 40-IN
35 9 9 37 J.J. Yeley Chevy 171.808 52.384 170.976 36 0.832 54-IN
36 15 15 30 David Stremme Toyota 171.638 52.436 171.703 30 -0.065 38-IN
37 8 8 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 171.246 52.556 170.973 37 0.273 30
38 12 12 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 170.804 52.692 171.311 33 -0.507 42-IN
39 11 11 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 170.658 52.737 171.226 34 -0.568 25
40 10 10 91 Reed Sorenson (i) Ford 170.581 52.761 171.116 35 -0.535 58-IN
41 13 13 98 Mike Skinner Ford 170.516 52.781 171.438 32 -0.922 41-IN
42 3 3 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 170.487 52.790 169.367 42 1.120 36-DNQ
43 1 1 32 Jason White Ford 167.876 53.611 0.000 44 167.876 34
44 2 2 36 Tony Raines Chevy 0.000 0.000 169.278 43 -169.278 35

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
Pennsylvania 400
Pocono Raceway

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 32 Jason White(i) Ford 0.000 44 34
2 36 Tony Raines Chevy 169.278 43 35
3 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 169.367 42 36
4 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 169.965 41 26
5 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 170.432 40 43
6 10 David Reutimann Chevy 170.765 39 33
7 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 170.882 38 32
8 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 170.973 37 30
9 37 JJ Yeley Chevy 170.976 36 54
10 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Toyota 171.116 35 58
11 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 171.226 34 25
12 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 171.311 33 42
13 98 Mike Skinner Ford 171.438 32 41
14 34 David Ragan Ford 171.533 31 29
15 30 David Stremme Toyota 171.703 30 38
16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 171.713 29 22
17 27 Paul Menard Chevy 171.828 27 17
18 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 171.828 28 5
19 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 171.910 26 24
20 38 David Gilliland Ford 172.097 25 31
21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 172.305 24 21
22 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 172.384 23 19
23 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 172.510 22 20
24 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 172.596 21 6
25 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 172.612 20 7
26 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 172.748 19 8
27 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 172.798 18 16
28 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 172.874 17 15
29 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 172.881 16 45
30 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 172.934 15 10
31 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 172.951 14 9
32 43 Aric Almirola Ford 172.994 13 23
33 78 Regan Smith Chevy 173.130 12 27
34 26 Josh Wise # Ford 173.213 11 40
35 13 Casey Mears Ford 173.444 10 28
36 55 Mark Martin Toyota 173.548 9 12
37 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 173.614 8 1
38 20 Joey Logano Toyota 173.621 7 18
39 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 173.755 6 14
40 16 Greg Biffle Ford 173.772 5 3
41 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 173.950 4 2
42 99 Carl Edwards Ford 173.967 3 13
43 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 173.994 2 11
44 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 174.290 1 4

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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