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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 4:10 pm/et on Friday, August 17, 2012

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, August 17, 2012 at 4:10pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 4:00pm/et
    Scheduled qualifying re-air: 10:00pm/et & 2:30am/et

  • June 2012 Pole Sitter: #9-Marcos Ambrose, 203.241mph, finished 9th

  • August 2011 Pole Sitter: #16-Greg Biffle, 190.345mph, finished 20th

  • New Track Qualifying Record: #9-Marcos Ambrose, June 20125, 203.241mph (after repave 2012)

  • Old Track Qualifying Record: #12-Ryan Newman, June 2005, 194.232mph (before repave 2012)

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Dale Jarrett, 45 years, 6 months, 21 days, 6/16/2002

  • Young Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon, 23 years, 10 months, 14 days, 6/18/1995

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #48-Johnson, 197.450mph, scheduled to qualify 45th out of 45 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


  • Martin wins pole at Michigan: #55-Mark Martin won the pole for the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 199.706mph for his 4th pole of 2012, his first Michigan pole and 55th career pole. He is now tied with Bill Elliott for 7th for career poles.
    Martin breaks the track record for oldest pole winner at 53 years, 7 months, 8 days. The old record at MIS was held by Dale Jarrett at 45 years, 6 months, 21 days old, set in June 2002. Harry Gant hold the all-time record for oldest pole winner at 54 years, 7 months, 15 days at Bristol in August 1994.
    #99-Edwards will start 2nd followed by #48-Johnson, #17-Kenseth, #5-Kahne, #21- Bayne, #56-Truex, Jr., #9-Ambrose, #83-Cassill and #27-Menard.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #21-Bayne, #91-Sorenson, #30-Stremme, #19-Leffler, #26-Wise, #87-Nemechek, #23-Riggs and #98-Skinner.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (2): #33-Leicht, #37-Yeley.
    See qualifying results & starting lineup below or on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(8-17-2012)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Michigan:
    Mark Martin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 43rd Annual Pure Michigan 400 with a lap of 36.053 seconds, 199.706 mph.
    This is his 55th pole in 845 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. With the pole, he moves into a tie for seventh with Bill Elliott on the all-time series poles list.
    This is his fourth pole and ninth top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his first pole in 54 races at Michigan International Speedway. Martin started first in June of 1990 when qualifying was canceled due to inclement weather.
    Carl Edwards (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2012 and his second in 17 races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 15th top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway. It is his 16th in 23 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(8-17-2012)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #36-Blaney, 1st out to qualify, DNF, starts 42nd
    #32-Bell, 2nd out to qualify, 185.119mph, starts 40th
    #37-Yeley, 3rd out to qualify, 188.157mph, DNQ
    #33-Leicht, 4th out to qualify, 189.444mph, DNQ
    #47-Labonte, 5th out to qualify, 192.596mph, starts 28th
    #51-Busch, 11th out to qualify, 192.988mph, starts 26th
    #42-Montoya, 13th out to qualify, 193.138mph, starts 25th
    #1-McMurray, 16th out to qualify, 193.268mph, starts 24th
    #18-Busch, 21st out to qualify, 193.299mph, starts 23rd
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr., 24th out to qualify, 195.822mph, starts 22nd
    #17-Kenseth, 25th out to qualify, 198.183mph, starts 4th
    #99-Edwards, 40th out to qualify, 198.626mph, starts 2nd
    #55-Martin, 43rd out to qualify, 199.706mph, 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
    [45 entered for 43 spots]:
    have qualified for the race:
    #21-Trevor Bayne, 197.780
    #91-Reed Sorenson, 192.709
    #30-David Stremme, 192.359
    #19-Jason Leffler, 192.205
    #26-Josh Wise#, 192.179
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 192.118
    #23-Scott Riggs, 189.944
    #98-Mike Skinner, 189.939
    will miss the race:
    #33-Stephen Leicht#, 189.444
    #37-J.J. Yeley, 188.157

  • 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
Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International Speedway

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(sec)
1 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 199.706 36.053
2 99 Carl Edwards Geek Squad Ford 198.626 36.249
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 198.440 36.283
4 17 Matt Kenseth Fifth Third Bank Ford 198.183 36.330
5 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 197.878 36.386
6 21 Trevor Bayne Motorcraft/QuickLaneTire&AutoCenter Ford 197.780 36.404
7 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 197.650 36.428
8 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 197.493 36.457
9 83 Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 197.433 36.468
10 27 Paul Menard Menards / Pittsburgh Paints Chevy 197.163 36.518
11 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP Chevy 197.114 36.527
12 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 197.012 36.546
13 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 196.893 36.568
14 14 Tony Stewart MOBIL 1 / Office Depot Chevy 196.877 36.571
15 39 Ryan Newman WIX Chevy 196.732 36.598
16 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 196.501 36.641
17 22 Parker Kligerman(i) Shell Pennzoil Dodge 196.249 36.688
18 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row / Farm American Chevy 196.217 36.694
19 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 196.180 36.701
20 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 196.052 36.725
21 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 195.956 36.743
22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew Chevy 195.822 36.768
23 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 193.299 37.248
24 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Mercury Chevy 193.268 37.254
25 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 193.138 37.279
26 51 Kurt Busch Hendrickcars.com Chevy 192.988 37.308
27 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 192.709 37.362
28 47 Bobby Labonte Clorox Toyota 192.596 37.384
29 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 192.560 37.391
30 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 192.539 37.395
31 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 192.359 37.430
32 31 Jeff Burton Wheaties Chevy 192.282 37.445
33 19 Jason Leffler(i) Plinker Tactical Ford 192.205 37.460
34 26 Josh Wise # MDS Transport Ford 192.179 37.465
35 87 Joe Nemechek(i) AM/FMEnergyWood&PelletStoves Toyota 192.118 37.477
36 38 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 191.790 37.541
37 34 David Ragan Long John Silver's Ford 191.724 37.554
38 23 Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe Chevy 189.944 37.906
39 10 David Reutimann TMone.com Chevy 189.036 38.088
40 32 TJ Bell(i) Southern Pride Trucking / U.S. Chrome Ford 185.119 38.894
41 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 0.000 0.000
42 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 0.000 0.000
43 98 Mike Skinner Phil Parsons Racing Ford 189.939 37.907
DNQ 33 Stephen Leicht # LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 189.444 38.006
DNQ 37 J.J. Yeley Max Q Motorsports Chevy 188.157 38.266

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
Pure Michigan 400
Michigan 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 43 43 55 Mark Martin Toyota 199.706 36.053 196.786 3 2.920 17
2 40 40 99 Carl Edwards Ford 198.626 36.249 196.362 6 2.264 12
3 45 45 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 198.440 36.283 197.450 1 0.990 1
4 25 25 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 198.183 36.330 194.280 21 3.903 3
5 44 44 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 197.878 36.386 196.861 2 1.017 11
6 27 27 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 197.780 36.404 194.605 19 3.175 37-IN
7 41 41 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 197.650 36.428 196.448 5 1.202 6
8 30 30 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 197.493 36.457 194.932 16 2.561 18
9 36 36 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 197.433 36.468 195.626 10 1.807 32
10 26 26 27 Paul Menard Chevy 197.163 36.518 194.311 20 2.852 16
11 28 28 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 197.114 36.527 194.716 18 2.398 15
12 35 35 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 197.012 36.546 195.472 11 1.540 7
13 31 31 16 Greg Biffle Ford 196.893 36.568 194.979 15 1.914 2
14 32 32 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 196.877 36.571 195.127 14 1.750 8
15 39 39 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 196.732 36.598 195.817 7 0.915 13
16 29 29 20 Joey Logano Toyota 196.501 36.641 194.795 17 1.706 19
17 38 38 22 Parker Kligerman (i) Dodge 196.249 36.688 195.796 8 0.453 22
18 34 34 78 Regan Smith Chevy 196.217 36.694 195.445 12 0.772 25
19 37 37 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 196.180 36.701 195.642 9 0.538 5
20 42 42 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 196.052 36.725 196.705 4 -0.653 9
21 33 33 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 195.956 36.743 195.429 13 0.527 11
22 24 24 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 195.822 36.768 194.227 22 1.595 4
23 21 21 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 193.299 37.248 192.916 25 0.383 14
24 16 16 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 193.268 37.254 191.913 30 1.355 21
25 13 13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 193.138 37.279 191.688 33 1.450 24
26 12 11 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 192.988 37.308 191.607 34 1.381 27
27 18 18 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Toyota 192.709 37.362 192.164 28 0.545 55-IN
28 5 5 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 192.596 37.384 190.139 41 2.457 26
29 22 22 13 Casey Mears Ford 192.560 37.391 193.107 24 -0.547 28
30 23 23 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 192.539 37.395 193.263 23 -0.724 31
31 19 19 30 David Stremme Toyota 192.359 37.430 192.575 27 -0.216 38-IN
32 11 12 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 192.282 37.445 191.586 35 0.696 20
33 15 15 19 Jason Leffler (i) Ford 192.205 37.460 191.908 31 0.297 45-IN
34 8 8 26 Josh Wise # Ford 192.179 37.465 190.673 38 1.506 40-IN
35 14 14 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 192.118 37.477 191.734 32 0.384 42-IN
36 10 10 38 David Gilliland Ford 191.790 37.541 191.057 36 0.733 30
37 17 17 34 David Ragan Ford 191.724 37.554 192.138 29 -0.414 29
38 9 9 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 189.944 37.906 190.728 37 -0.784 44-IN
39 7 7 98 Mike Skinner Ford 189.939 37.907 190.648 39 -0.709 41-IN
40 4 4 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 189.444 38.006 189.628 42 -0.184 36-DNQ
41 6 6 10 David Reutimann Chevy 189.036 38.088 190.638 40 -1.602 34
42 3 3 37 J.J. Yeley Chevy 188.157 38.266 187.891 43 0.266 53-DNQ
43 2 2 32 TJ Bell Ford 185.119 38.894 187.018 44 -1.899 33
44 1 1 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 0.000 0.000 179.739 45 -179.739 35
45 20 20 43 Aric Almirola Ford 0.000 0.000 192.689 26 -192.689 23

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
Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International Speedway

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 179.739 45 35
2 32 TJ Bell(i) Southern Pride Trucking / U.S. Chrome Ford 187.018 44 33
3 37 JJ Yeley Max Q Motorsports Chevy 187.891 43 53
4 33 Stephen Leicht # LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 189.628 42 36
5 47 Bobby Labonte Clorox Toyota 190.139 41 26
6 10 David Reutimann TMone.com Chevy 190.638 40 34
7 98 Mike Skinner Phil Parsons Racing Ford 190.648 39 41
8 26 Josh Wise # MDS Transport Ford 190.673 38 40
9 23 Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe Chevy 190.728 37 44
10 38 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 191.057 36 30
11 31 Jeff Burton Wheaties Chevy 191.586 35 20
12 51 Kurt Busch Hendrickcars.com Chevy 191.607 34 27
13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 191.688 33 24
14 87 Joe Nemechek(i) AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 191.734 32 42
15 19 Jason Leffler(i) Plinker Tactical Ford 191.908 31 45
16 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Mercury Chevy 191.913 30 21
17 34 David Ragan Long John Silver's Ford 192.138 29 29
18 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 192.164 28 55
19 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 192.575 27 38
20 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 192.689 26 23
21 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 192.916 25 14
22 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 193.107 24 28
23 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 193.263 23 31
24 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew Chevy 194.227 22 4
25 17 Matt Kenseth Fifth Third Bank Ford 194.280 21 3
26 27 Paul Menard Menards / Pittsburgh Paints Chevy 194.311 20 16
27 21 Trevor Bayne Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 194.605 19 37
28 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP Chevy 194.716 18 15
29 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 194.795 17 19
30 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 194.932 16 18
31 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 194.979 15 2
32 14 Tony Stewart MOBIL 1 / Office Depot Chevy 195.127 14 8
33 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 195.429 13 11
34 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row / Farm American Chevy 195.445 12 25
35 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 195.472 11 7
36 83 Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 195.626 10 32
37 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 195.642 9 5
38 22 Parker Kligerman(i) Shell Pennzoil Dodge 195.796 8 22
39 39 Ryan Newman WIX Chevy 195.817 7 13
40 99 Carl Edwards Geek Squad Ford 196.362 6 12
41 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 196.448 5 6
42 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 196.705 4 9
43 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 196.786 3 17
44 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 196.861 2 11
45 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 197.450 1 1

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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