Qualifying Order, Results and Starting Lineup

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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 6:10 pm/et on Friday, November 9, 2012

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, November 9, 2012 at 6:10pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 6:00pm/et
    Scheduled qualifying re-air: 11:30pm/et

  • 2012 March Pole Sitter: #55-Mark Martin, 136.815mph, finished 9th

  • 2011 November Pole Sitter: #17-Matt Kenseth, 137.101mph, finished 34th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Carl Edwards, 2/26/2011, 137.279mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 53 years, 1 month, 25 days, 3/3/2012

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Kyle Busch, 20 years, 11 months, 20 days, 4/22/2006

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #18-Busch, 137.788mph, scheduled to qualify 44th 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


  • Kyle Busch wins pole at Phoenix: #18-Kyle Busch won the pole for the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway with a new TRACK RECORD speed of 138.788mph for his 2nd pole of 2012 and 10th career pole. Busch has won two races from the pole.
    #56-Truex Jr will start 2nd followed by #11-Hamlin, #5-Kahne, #43-Almirola, #78-Busch, #27-Menard, #51-Smith, #14-Stewart and #55-Martin.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #98-McDowell, #30-Stremme, #44-Reutimann, #33-Leicht, #19-Bliss, #26-Wise, #91-Leffler and #87-Nemechek.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (1): #37-Yeley.
    See qualifying results & starting lineup below or on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(11-9-2012)

  • Where will the 12 Chase drivers start at Phoenix?
    [by points standings before the race]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson 24th
    2) #2-Brad Keselowski 14th
    3) #15-Clint Bowyer 16th
    4) #5-Kasey Kahne 4th
    5) #17-Matt Kenseth 22nd
    6) #24-Jeff Gordon 11th
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin 3rd
    8) #14-Tony Stewart 9th
    9) #56-Martin Truex Jr. 2nd
    10) #16-Greg Biffle 20th
    11) #29-Kevin Harvick 19th
    12) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 23rd
    (11-9-2012)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Phoenix:
    #18-Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 25th Annual AdvoCare 500 with a lap of 25.943 seconds, 138.766 mph.
    This is his 10th pole in 292 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. His last pole came in July at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    This is his second pole and 21st top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his second pole in 16 races at Phoenix International Raceway. His last pole came in April 2006.
    #56-Martin Truex Jr. (second) posted his 17th top-10 start of 2012 and his ninth in 14 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #11-Denny Hamlin (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 21st in 35 races this season.
    #33-Stephen Leicht (35th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(11-9-2012)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #36-Blaney, 1st out to qualify, 128.691mph, starts 42nd
    #32-Hill, 2nd out, 129.945, starts 41st
    #33-Leicht, 3rd out, 133.620, starts 35th
    #31-Burton, 4th out, 134.198, starts 33rd
    #38-Gilliland, 8th out, 134.373, starts 31st
    #22-Hornish Jr., 12th out, 135.171, starts 26th
    #48-Johnson, 18th out, 135.440, starts 24th
    #42-Montoya, 21st out, 136.003, starts 21st
    #51-Smith, 22nd out, 136.872, starts 8th
    #78-Busch, 27th out, 137.007, starts 6th
    #43-Almirola, 29th out, 137.211, starts 5th
    #56-Truex Jr., 40th out, 138.217, starts 2nd - TRACK RECORD
    #18-Busch, 44th out, 138.766, starts 1st - TRACK RECORD

  • 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:
    #98-Michael McDowell, 134.948
    #30-David Stremme, 134.343
    #44-David Reutimann, 134.008
    #33-Stephen Leicht, 133.620
    #19-Mike Bliss, 133.576
    #26-Josh Wise#, 132.817
    #91-Jason Leffler, 131.329
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 130.067
    will miss the race:
    #37-J.J. Yeley, 127.056

  • Friday practice for the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #18-Busch 137.788
    #11-Hamlin 137.242
    #15-Bowyer 137.075
    #5-Kahne 137.012
    #56-Truex Jr. 136.873
    #48-Johnson was 27th fastest
    #2-Keselowski was 21st fastest
    slowest: #36-Blaney 131.839 and #32-Hill 132.548.
    the Phoenix track qualifying record was set in Feb 2011 at 137.279mph by Carl Edwards.
    incidents: #22-Hornish Jr. wrecked just as practice started and the team pulled out a the backup car. #36-Blaney spun around and smacked the wall but drove the car to the garage. #31-Burton crashed about 20 minutes in to the practice, did enough rear damage to go to a backup car. Burton and Hornish Jr, were both able to get out and practice in their backup cars. Late in practice #16-Biffle smacked the wall and did some damage to the right rear of the car, the team started to pull out a backup car but then decided to fix the primary car.
    This practice will determine the order for this afternoon's qualifying [slowest out first, fastest out last], scheduled for 6:10pm/et, televised on SPEED.
    See speeds, best top-10 average and laps run on the Phoenix practice 1 speeds page (pdf). (11-9-2012)

  • Go-or-Go Homers practice at Phoenix: how fast/slow were the drivers who are not in the top-35 of owners points and must qualify by speed to make the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, where they practiced in Friday practice:
    the eight drivers who would make the race if things stayed the same:
    #19-Bliss, 25th fastest overall
    #98-McDowell, 31st
    #30-Stremme, 32nd
    #37-Yeley, 34th
    #26-Wise, 35th
    #44-Reutimann, 36th
    #91-Sorenson, 38th
    #87-Nemechek, 39th
    the one driver who would miss the race if things stayed the same:
    #33-Leicht, 42nd
    (11-9-2012)

  • 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
AdvoCare 500(k)
Phoenix International Raceway

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(sec)
1 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 138.766 TR 25.943
2 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 138.217 TR 26.046
3 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 137.578 TR 26.167
4 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 137.478 TR 26.186
5 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 137.211 26.237
6 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row / Farm American Chevy 137.007 26.276
7 27 Paul Menard Rheem / Menards Chevy 136.992 26.279
8 51 Regan Smith Phoenix Construction Chevy 136.872 26.302
9 14 Tony Stewart MOBIL 1 / Office Depot Chevy 136.867 26.303
10 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 136.867 26.303
11 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 136.830 26.310
12 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans / U.S. Army Chevy 136.721 26.331
13 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 136.679 26.339
14 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 136.622 26.350
15 20 Joey Logano Dollar General Toyota 136.488 26.376
16 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 136.436 26.386
17 9 Marcos Ambrose Black & Decker Ford 136.358 26.401
18 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Allstate Chevy 136.353 26.402
19 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 136.271 26.418
20 16 Greg Biffle Filtrete Ford 136.219 26.428
21 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 136.003 26.470
22 17 Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost Ford 135.905 26.489
23 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mtn. Dew / AMP / Ntnl Guard Chevy 135.547 26.559
24 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Chevy 135.440 26.580
25 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 135.211 26.625
26 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Shell Pennzoil Dodge 135.171 26.633
27 83 Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 134.948 26.677
28 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parson Racing Ford 134.948 26.677
29 34 David Ragan Barrett Jackson Ford 134.933 26.680
30 47 Bobby Labonte Vektor Vodka Toyota 134.449 26.776
31 38 David Gilliland Loan Mart Ford 134.373 26.791
32 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 134.343 26.797
33 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 134.198 26.826
34 44 David Reutimann No Label Ford 134.008 26.864
35 33 Stephen Leicht # LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 133.620 26.942
36 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical / Value Place Toyota 133.576 26.951
37 10 Danica Patrick(i) GoDaddy Racing Chevy 132.954 27.077
38 26 Josh Wise # MDS Transport Ford 132.817 27.105
39 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 132.387 27.193
40 91 Jason Leffler(i) Plinker Tactical / Value Place Chevy 131.329 27.412
41 32 Timmy Hill(i) U.S. Chrome / TMone Ford 129.945 27.704
42-OP 36 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Chevy 128.691 27.974
43 87 Joe Nemechek(i) AM/FM Energy Wood Stoves / aloft Toyota 130.067 27.678
44-DNQ 37 JJ Yeley Chevy 127.056 28.334

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 = Chase Drivers.

# 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
AdvoCare 500(k)
Phoenix International 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 44 44 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 138.766 25.943 137.788 1 0.978 13
2 40 40 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 138.217 26.046 136.872 5 1.345 9
3 43 43 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 137.578 26.167 137.242 2 0.336 7
4 41 41 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 137.478 26.186 137.012 4 0.466 4
5 29 29 43 Aric Almirola Ford 137.211 26.237 135.864 16 1.347 23
6 27 27 78 Kurt Busch Chevy 137.007 26.276 135.854 18 1.153 24
7 37 37 27 Paul Menard Chevy 136.992 26.279 136.617 8 0.375 17
8 22 22 51 Regan Smith Chevy 136.872 26.302 135.410 23 1.462 27
9 30 30 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 136.867 26.303 135.895 15 0.972 8
10 26 26 55 Mark Martin Toyota 136.867 26.303 135.767 19 1.100 14
11 35 35 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 136.830 26.310 136.452 10 0.378 6
12 39 39 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 136.721 26.331 136.830 6 -0.109 15
13 36 36 99 Carl Edwards Ford 136.679 26.339 136.493 9 0.186 16
14 24 24 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 136.622 26.350 135.655 21 0.967 2
15 38 38 20 Joey Logano Toyota 136.488 26.376 136.799 7 -0.311 18
16 42 42 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 136.436 26.386 137.075 3 -0.639 3
17 23 23 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 136.358 26.401 135.440 22 0.918 19
18 25 25 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 136.353 26.402 135.665 20 0.688 22
19 31 31 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 136.271 26.418 136.152 14 0.119 11
20 34 34 16 Greg Biffle Ford 136.219 26.428 136.343 11 -0.124 10
21 21 21 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 136.003 26.470 135.405 24 0.598 25
22 28 28 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 135.905 26.489 135.854 17 0.051 5
23 32 32 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 135.547 26.559 136.219 13 -0.672 12
24 18 18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 135.440 26.580 134.842 27 0.598 1
25 19 19 13 Casey Mears Toyota 135.211 26.625 134.882 26 0.329 31
26 12 12 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 135.171 26.633 134.434 33 0.737 20
27 33 33 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 134.948 26.677 136.224 12 -1.276 32
28 14 14 98 Michael McDowell Ford 134.948 26.677 134.554 32 0.394 39-IN
29 17 17 34 David Ragan Ford 134.933 26.680 134.816 28 0.117 29
30 15 15 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 134.449 26.776 134.705 30 -0.256 26
31 8 8 38 David Gilliland Ford 134.373 26.791 134.003 37 0.370 30
32 13 13 30 David Stremme Toyota 134.343 26.797 134.554 31 -0.211 38-IN
33 4 4 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 134.198 26.826 133.151 41 1.047 21
34 9 9 44 David Reutimann Ford 134.008 26.864 134.263 36 -0.255 61-IN
35 3 3 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 133.620 26.942 132.969 42 0.651 37-IN
36 20 20 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 133.576 26.951 134.927 25 -1.351 45-IN
37 5 5 10 Danica Patrick(i) Chevy 132.954 27.077 133.388 40 -0.434 33
38 10 10 26 Josh Wise # Ford 132.817 27.105 134.273 35 -1.456 40-IN
39 16 16 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 132.387 27.193 134.786 29 -2.399 28
40 7 7 91 Jason Leffler(i) Chevy 131.329 27.412 133.958 38 -2.629 51-IN
41 6 6 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 130.067 27.678 133.655 39 -3.588 42-IN
42 2 2 32 Timmy Hill(i) Ford 129.945 27.704 132.548 43 -2.603 34
43 1 1 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 128.691 27.974 131.839 44 -3.148 35
44 11 11 37 JJ Yeley Chevy 127.056 28.334 134.419 34 -7.363 50-DNQ

# 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
AdvoCare 500(k)
Phoenix International Raceway

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 131.839 44 35
2 32 Timmy Hill(i) Ford 132.548 43 34
3 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 132.969 42 37
4 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 133.151 41 21
5 10 Danica Patrick(i) Chevy 133.388 40 33
6 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 133.655 39 42
7 91 Jason Leffler(i) Chevy 133.958 38 51
8 38 David Gilliland Ford 134.003 37 30
9 44 David Reutimann Ford 134.263 36 61
10 26 Josh Wise # Ford 134.273 35 40
11 37 JJ Yeley Chevy 134.419 34 50
12 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 134.434 33 20
13 30 David Stremme Toyota 134.554 31 38
14 98 Michael McDowell Ford 134.554 32 39
15 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 134.705 30 26
16 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 134.786 29 28
17 34 David Ragan Ford 134.816 28 29
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 134.842 27 1
19 13 Casey Mears Toyota 134.882 26 31
20 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 134.927 25 45
21 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 135.405 24 25
22 51 Regan Smith Chevy 135.410 23 27
23 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 135.440 22 19
24 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 135.655 21 2
25 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 135.665 20 22
26 55 Mark Martin Toyota 135.767 19 14
27 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 135.854 17 5
28 78 Kurt Busch Chevy 135.854 18 24
29 43 Aric Almirola Ford 135.864 16 23
30 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 135.895 15 8
31 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 136.152 14 11
32 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 136.219 13 12
33 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 136.224 12 32
34 16 Greg Biffle Ford 136.343 11 10
35 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 136.452 10 6
36 99 Carl Edwards Ford 136.493 9 16
37 27 Paul Menard Chevy 136.617 8 17
38 20 Joey Logano Toyota 136.799 7 18
39 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 136.830 6 15
40 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 136.872 5 9
41 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 137.012 4 4
42 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 137.075 3 3
43 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 137.242 2 7
44 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 137.788 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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