Qualifying Order, Results and Starting Lineup

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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 7:10 pm/et on Thursday, October 11, 2012

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:10pm/et.
    Radio: live online at goprn.com.
    TV: ESPN2 - 7:00pm/et
    Scheduled qualifying re-air: none

  • 2012 May Pole Sitter: #43-Aric Almirola, 192.940mph, finished 16th

  • 2011 October Pole Sitter: #14-Tony Stewart, 191.959mph, finished 8th

  • Track Qualifying Record: #38-Elliott Sadler, Oct 2005, 193.216mph

  • Coke 600 Qualifying Record: #12-Ryan Newman, May 2005, 192.988mph

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon, 22 years, 2 months, 6 days, 10/10/1993

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Bobby Allison, 49 years, 10 months, 8 days, 10/11/1987

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #11-Hamlin, 191.693mph, scheduled to qualify 47th out of 47 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


  • Biffle wins pole at Charlotte: #16-Greg Biffle won the pole for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a TRACK RECORD speed of 193.708mph for his 3rd pole of 2012 and 12th career pole.
    #55-Martin will start 2nd followed by #39-Newman, #15-Bowyer, #48-Johnson, #56-Truex, Jr., #17-Kenseth, #18-Busch, #11-Hamlin and #5-Kahne.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #21-Bayne, #95-Speed, #19-Bliss, #6-Stenhouse Jr., #30-Stremme, #98-McDowell, #37-Yeley and #91-Sorenson.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (4): #87-Nemechek, #26-Wise, #23-Riggs and #33-Whitt.
    See qualifying results & starting lineup below or on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(10-11-2012)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Charlotte:
    #16-Greg Biffle won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 53rd Annual Bank of America 500 with a lap of 27.877 seconds, 193.708 mph.
    This is his 12th pole in 361 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third pole and 19th top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his first pole in 20 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Greg Biffle's qualifying run broke the old record at CMS set by Elliott Sadler (193.216 mph) on Oct. 13, 2005.
    Mark Martin (second) posted his 12th top-10 start of 2012 and his 31st in 56 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Ryan Newman (third) posted his 17th top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his 18th in 31 races this season. (NASCAR Statistics)(10-11-2012)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #23-Riggs, 1st out to qualify, 184.989mph, DNQ
    #36-Blaney, 2nd out, 186.323, starts 42nd
    #26-Wise, 3rd out, 187.123, starts DNQ
    #10-Reutimann, 4th, 189.520, starts 34th
    #13-Mears, 10th out, 190.027, starts 27th
    #95-Speed, 13th out, 190.691, starts 23rd
    #42-Montoya, 17th out, 190.691, starts 22nd
    #21-Bayne, 21st out, 191.293, starts 16th
    #47-Labonte, 26th out, 181.605, starts 15th
    #29-Harvick, 27th out, 192.637, starts 11th
    #16-Biffle, 32nd out, 193.708 TRACK RECORD, 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
    [47 entered for 43 spots]:
    have qualified for the race:
    #21-Trevor Bayne, 191.293
    #95-Scott Speed, 190.691
    #19-Mike Bliss, 190.027
    #30-David Stremme, 189.687
    #6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 189.687
    #98-Michael McDowell, 189.587
    #37-J.J. Yeley, 189.341
    #91-Reed Sorenson, 189.102
    will miss the race:
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 188.937
    #26-Josh Wise#, 187.123
    #23-Scott Riggs, 184.989
    #33-Cole Whitt, 183.517

  • Thursday practice for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #11-Hamlin 191.693
    #55-Martin 191.442
    #17-Kenseth 191.333
    #20-Logano 191.157
    #24-Gordon 190.975
    #88-Smith is 7th fastest
    #78-Busch is 18th
    #51-Allmendinger is 19th
    slowest: #23-Riggs 183.399 & #36-Blaney 183.830
    this practice will determine the qualifying order for tonights qualifying, scheduled for 7:10pm/et, televised on ESPN2 and can be heard at goprn.com.
    See speeds, best top-10 average and laps run on the Charlotte practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-11-2012)

  • Go-or-Go Homers practice at Charlotte: how fast/slow were the drivers who are not in the top-35 of owners points and must qualify by speed to make the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where they practiced in the first practice:
    the eight drivers who would make the race if things stayed the same:
    #6-Stenhouse, Jr., 25th fastest overall
    #98-McDowell, 26th
    #21-Bayne, 27th
    #19-Bliss, 34th
    #95-Speed, 35th
    #30-Stremme, 36th
    #37-Yeley, 37th
    #91-Sorenson, 40th
    the four drivers who would miss the race if things stayed the same:
    #87-Nemechek, 41st
    #33-Whitt, 43rd
    #26-Wise, 45th
    #23-Riggs, 47th
    (10-11-2012)

  • 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
Bank of America 500
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(sec)
1 16 Greg Biffle 3M/IDG Ford 193.708 27.877
2 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 193.361 27.927
3 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 193.251 27.943
4 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hourEnergyBenefitAvonFndtnWom Toyota 193.043 27.973
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Mylowes Chevy 192.995 27.980
6 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 192.919 27.991
7 17 Matt Kenseth Best Buy Ford 192.885 27.996
8 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 192.850 28.001
9 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 192.802 28.008
10 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevy 192.644 28.031
11 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 192.637 28.032
12 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 192.561 28.043
13 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevy 192.212 28.094
14 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Shell Pennzoil Dodge 191.666 28.174
15 47 Bobby Labonte Scott Brand Toyota 191.605 28.183
16 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Good Sam/Camping World Ford 191.293 28.229
17 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 191.286 28.230
18 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 191.279 28.231
19 99 Carl Edwards Kellogg's Ford 191.245 28.236
20 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 191.232 28.238
21 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row/Farm American Chevy 191.225 28.239
22 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target/Kellogg's Chevy 190.691 28.318
23 95 Scott Speed B&D Electrical Ford 190.691 28.318
24 27 Paul Menard Menards/Pittsburgh Paints Chevy 190.617 28.329
25 34 David Ragan Glory Foods Ford 190.382 28.364
26 88 Regan Smith AMP Energy/National Guard Chevy 190.181 28.394
27 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 190.027 28.417
28 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 190.027 28.417
29 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(i) Best Buy Ford 189.987 28.423
30 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 189.867 28.441
31 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 189.687 28.468
32 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevy 189.587 28.483
33 98 Michael McDowell K-Love/Curb Records Ford 189.587 28.483
34 10 David Reutimann TBR/TMone.com Chevy 189.520 28.493
35 37 JJ Yeley MaxQWorkForce.com Chevy 189.341 28.520
36 38 David Gilliland Glory Foods Ford 189.255 28.533
37 83 Landon Cassill Burger King Toyota 189.168 28.546
38 51 AJ Allmendinger Phoenix Construction Chevy 189.142 28.550
39 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 188.469 28.652
40 32 Timmy Hill(i) U.S. Chrome Ford 188.225 28.689
41-OP 93 Travis Kvapil Dr. Pepper Toyota 186.323 28.982
42-OP 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 184.989 29.191
43 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Aquaria USA Toyota 189.102 28.556
44-DNQ 87 Joe Nemechek(i) AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 188.937 28.581
45-DNQ 26 Josh Wise # MDS Transport Ford 187.123 28.858
46-DNQ 23 Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe Chevy 184.989 29.191
47-DNQ 33 Cole Whitt(i) LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 183.517 29.425

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.

# 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
Bank of America 500
Charlotte 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 32 32 16 Greg Biffle Ford 193.708 27.877 189.927 16 3.781 9 16
2 46 46 55 Mark Martin Toyota 193.361 27.927 191.442 2 1.919 14 55
3 33 33 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 193.251 27.943 189.980 15 3.271 15 39
4 36 36 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 193.043 27.973 190.308 12 2.735 5 15
5 39 39 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 192.995 27.980 190.510 9 2.485 2 48
6 37 37 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 192.919 27.991 190.382 11 2.537 8 56
7 45 45 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 192.885 27.996 191.333 3 1.552 12 17
8 42 42 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 192.850 28.001 190.880 6 1.970 13 18
9 47 47 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 192.802 28.008 191.693 1 1.109 3 11
10 40 40 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 192.644 28.031 190.604 8 2.040 4 5
11 27 27 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 192.637 28.032 189.188 21 3.449 10 29
12 44 44 20 Joey Logano Toyota 192.561 28.043 191.157 4 1.404 19 20
13 43 43 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 192.212 28.094 190.975 5 1.237 6 24
14 35 35 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 191.666 28.174 190.181 13 1.485 21 22
15 26 26 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 191.605 28.183 188.963 22 2.642 26 47
16 21 21 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 191.293 28.229 188.600 27 2.693 36-IN 21
17 28 28 43 Aric Almirola Ford 191.286 28.230 189.367 20 1.919 23 43
18 34 34 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 191.279 28.231 189.994 14 1.285 18 9
19 25 25 99 Carl Edwards Ford 191.245 28.236 188.943 23 2.302 16 99
20 38 38 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 191.232 28.238 190.409 10 0.823 1 2
21 30 30 78 Kurt Busch Chevy 191.225 28.239 189.640 18 1.585 25 78
22 17 17 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 190.691 28.318 188.278 31 2.413 24 42
23 13 13 95 Scott Speed Ford 190.691 28.318 187.767 35 2.924 43-IN 95
24 18 18 27 Paul Menard Chevy 190.617 28.329 188.298 30 2.319 17 27
25 20 20 34 David Ragan Ford 190.382 28.364 188.416 28 1.966 29 34
26 41 41 88 Regan Smith Chevy 190.181 28.394 190.665 7 -0.484 11 88
27 10 10 13 Casey Mears Ford 190.027 28.417 187.324 38 2.703 31 13
28 14 14 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 190.027 28.417 188.042 34 1.985 45-IN 19
29 23 23 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(i) Ford 189.987 28.423 188.686 25 1.301 46-IN 6
30 16 16 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 189.867 28.441 188.258 32 1.609 22 1
31 12 12 30 David Stremme Toyota 189.687 28.468 187.748 36 1.939 38-IN 30
32 31 31 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 189.587 28.483 189.853 17 -0.266 7 14
33 22 22 98 Michael McDowell Ford 189.587 28.483 188.659 26 0.928 39-IN 98
34 4 4 10 David Reutimann Chevy 189.520 28.493 185.938 44 3.582 33 10
35 11 11 37 JJ Yeley Chevy 189.341 28.520 187.493 37 1.848 50-IN 37
36 19 19 38 David Gilliland Ford 189.255 28.533 188.330 29 0.925 30 38
37 15 15 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 189.168 28.546 188.062 33 1.106 32 83
38 29 29 51 AJ Allmendinger Chevy 189.142 28.550 189.534 19 -0.392 27 51
39 8 8 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Toyota 189.102 28.556 187.292 40 1.810 52-IN 31
40 7 7 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 188.937 28.581 186.741 41 2.196 42-DNQ 32
41 24 24 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 188.469 28.652 188.864 24 -0.395 20 93
42 6 6 32 Timmy Hill(i) Ford 188.225 28.689 186.342 42 1.883 34 36
43 3 3 26 Josh Wise # Ford 187.123 28.858 185.797 45 1.326 41-DNQ 91
44 9 9 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 186.735 28.918 187.311 39 -0.576 28 87
45 2 2 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 186.323 28.982 183.830 46 2.493 35 26
46 1 1 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 184.989 29.191 183.399 47 1.590 44-DNQ 23
47 5 5 33 Cole Whitt(i) Chevy 183.517 29.425 186.162 43 -2.645 37-DNQ 33

# 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
Bank of America 500
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 183.399 47 44
2 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 183.830 46 35
3 26 Josh Wise # Ford 185.797 45 41
4 10 David Reutimann Chevy 185.938 44 33
5 33 Cole Whitt(i) Chevy 186.162 43 37
6 32 Timmy Hill(i) Ford 186.342 42 34
7 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 186.741 41 42
8 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Toyota 187.292 40 52
9 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 187.311 39 28
10 13 Casey Mears Ford 187.324 38 31
11 37 JJ Yeley Chevy 187.493 37 50
12 30 David Stremme Toyota 187.748 36 38
13 95 Scott Speed Ford 187.767 35 43
14 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 188.042 34 45
15 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 188.062 33 32
16 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 188.258 32 22
17 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 188.278 31 24
18 27 Paul Menard Chevy 188.298 30 17
19 38 David Gilliland Ford 188.330 29 30
20 34 David Ragan Ford 188.416 28 29
21 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 188.600 27 36
22 98 Michael McDowell Ford 188.659 26 39
23 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(i) Ford 188.686 25 46
24 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 188.864 24 20
25 99 Carl Edwards Ford 188.943 23 16
26 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 188.963 22 26
27 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 189.188 21 10
28 43 Aric Almirola Ford 189.367 20 23
29 51 AJ Allmendinger Chevy 189.534 19 27
30 78 Kurt Busch Chevy 189.640 18 25
31 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 189.853 17 7
32 16 Greg Biffle Ford 189.927 16 9
33 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 189.980 15 15
34 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 189.994 14 18
35 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 190.181 13 21
36 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 190.308 12 5
37 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 190.382 11 8
38 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 190.409 10 1
39 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 190.510 9 2
40 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 190.604 8 4
41 88 Regan Smith Chevy 190.665 7 11
42 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 190.880 6 13
43 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 190.975 5 6
44 20 Joey Logano Toyota 191.157 4 19
45 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 191.333 3 12
46 55 Mark Martin Toyota 191.442 2 14
47 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 191.693 1 3

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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