Qualifying Order, Results and Starting Lineup

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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 6:10 pm/et on Friday, November 16, 2012

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:00pm/et.
    TV: SPEED - 6:00pm/et
    Scheduled qualifying re-air: none

  • 2011 Pole Sitter: #99-Carl Edwards, 175.467, finished 2nd
  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Jamie McMurray, Nov 2003, 181.111mph
  • Track Qualifying Record [old layout]: Steve Park, Nov 2000, 156.440mph
  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Denny Hamlin, 2009, started 38th
  • Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 1 months, 3 days, 11/11/2001
  • Youngest Pole Winner: Kurt Busch, 24 years, 3 months, 13 days, 11/17/2002

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #20-Logano, 173.066mph, 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


  • Logano wins pole at Homestead: #20-Joey Logano won the pole for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 176.056mph for his 2nd pole of 2012 and 5nd career pole.
    #9-Ambrose will start 2nd followed by #2-Keselowski, #99-Edwards, #43-Almirola, #15-Bowyer, #56-Truex Jr., #18-Busch, #55-Martin and #48-Johnson.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #21-Bayne, #30-Stremme, #98-McDowell, #6-Stenhouse Jr., #19-Bliss, #26-Wise #37-Yeley and #23-Riggs.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (4): #79-Sorenson, #33-Leicht, #91-Leffler and #87-Nemechek.(11-16-2012)

  • Where will the 12 Chase drivers start at Homestead?
    [by points standings before the race]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski 3rd
    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson 10th
    3) #5-Kasey Kahne 12th
    4) #15-Clint Bowyer 6th
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin 41st
    6) #17-Matt Kenseth 11th
    7) #16-Greg Biffle 13th
    8) #29-Kevin Harvick 23rd
    9) #14-Tony Stewart 35th
    10) #56-Martin Truex Jr. 7th
    11) #24-Jeff Gordon 15th
    12) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 16th
    (11-16-2012)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Homestead:
    #20- Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 14th Annual Ford EcoBoost 400 with a lap of 30.672 seconds, 176.056 mph.
    This is his fifth pole in 147 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and 16th top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his first pole in four races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose (second) posted his 14th top-10 start of 2012 and his second in five races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    #2-Brad Keselowski (third) posted his second top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 11th in 36 races this season.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson, second in points, qualified 10th.(NASCAR Statistics)(11-16-2012)

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #33-Leicht, 1st out to qualify, 170.057mph, DNQ
    #23-Riggs, 2nd out, 170.692, starts 43rd
    #93-Kvapil, 7th out, 170.832, starts 38th
    #36-Blaney, 9th out, 171.745, starts 31st
    #30-Stremme, 12th out, 172.563, starts 22nd
    #42-Montoya, 15th out, 172.640, starts 21st
    #27-Menard, 23rd out, 173.077, starts 18th
    #24-Gordon, 24th out, 173.740, starts 15th
    #2-Keselowski, 27th out, 175.092, starts 3rd
    #9-Ambrose, 29th out, 175.342, starts 2nd
    #20-Logano, 47th out, 176.056, 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, 172.662
    #30-David Stremme, 172.563
    #98-Michael McDowell, 172.474
    #6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 172.106
    #19-Mike Bliss, 171.881
    #26-Josh Wise, 171.445
    #37-J.J. Yeley, 170.762
    #23-Scott Riggs, 170.692
    failed to qualify for the race:
    #79-Reed Sorenson, 170.277
    #33-Stephen Leicht, 170.057
    #91-Jason Leffler, 170.036
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 169.609

  • Friday practice for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and some notes:
    #20-Logano 173.066
    #56-Truex Jr. 172.911
    #55-Martin 172.855
    #99-Edwards 172.794
    #43-Almirola 172.745
    #2-Keselowski (points leader) was 21st fastest
    #48-Johnson (2nd in points) was 16th fastest
    slowest: #33-Leicht 167.038 & #23-Riggs 167.079
    notes: #79-Sorenson spun off turn 4 early in practice, but no damage reported.
    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 Homestead practice 1 speeds page (pdf). (11-16-2012)

  • Go-or-Go Homers practice at Homestead: how fast/slow were the drivers who are not in the top-35 of owners points and must qualify by speed to make the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where they practiced in Friday practice:
    the eight drivers who would make the race if things stayed the same:
    #21-Bayne, 22nd fastest overall
    #98-McDowell, 30th
    #6-Stenhouse, Jr., 32nd
    #19-Bliss, 35th
    #30-Stremme, 36th
    #26-Wise, 37th
    #37-Yeley, 40th
    #91-Leffler, 42nd
    the four drivers who would miss the race if things stayed the same:
    #87-Nemechek, 43rd
    #79-Sorenson, 44th #23-Riggs, 46th
    #33-Leicht, 47th/last
    (11-16-2012)

  • 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
Ford EcoBoost 400
Homestead-Miami Speedway

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(sec)
1 20 Joey Logano Toyota 176.056 30.672
2 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 175.342 30.797
3 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 175.092 30.841
4 99 Carl Edwards Ford 175.001 30.857
5 43 Aric Almirola Ford 174.887 30.877
6 15 Clint Bowyer Chevy 174.752 30.901
7 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 174.644 30.920
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 174.565 30.934
9 55 Mark Martin Toyota 174.452 30.954
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 174.081 31.020
11 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 173.980 31.038
12 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 173.969 31.040
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 173.930 31.047
14 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 173.807 31.069
15 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 173.740 31.081
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 173.472 31.129
17 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 173.110 31.194
18 27 Paul Menard Chevy 173.077 31.200
19 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 172.988 31.216
20 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 172.662 31.275
21 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 172.640 31.279
22 30 David Stremme Toyota 172.563 31.293
23 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 172.546 31.296
24 51 Regan Smith Chevy 172.507 31.303
25 98 Michael McDowell Ford 172.474 31.309
26 78 Kurt Busch Chevy 172.265 31.347
27 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(i) Ford 172.106 31.376
28 13 Casey Mears Ford 172.057 31.385
29 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 171.881 31.417
30 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 171.756 31.440
31 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 171.745 31.442
32 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 171.679 31.454
33 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 171.630 31.463
34 34 David Ragan Ford 171.581 31.472
35 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 171.483 31.490
36 26 Josh Wise # Ford 171.445 31.497
37 10 David Reutimann Chevy 171.222 31.538
38 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 170.832 31.610
39 37 JJ Yeley Chevy 170.762 31.623
40 38 David Gilliland Ford 170.665 31.641
41-OP 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 170.052 31.755
42-OP 32 Ken Schrader Ford 169.476 31.863
43 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 170.692 31.636
44-DNQ 79 Reed Sorenson(i) Ford 170.277 31.713
45-DNQ 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 170.057 31.754
46-DNQ 91 Jason Leffler(i) Chevy 170.036 31.758
47-DNQ 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 169.609 31.838

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.

Drivers in GREEN are the 12 Chase drivers
two drivers left going for the Champsionshio are BOLDED

# 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
Ford EcoBoost 400
Homestead-Miami 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 47 47 20 Joey Logano Toyota 176.056 30.672 173.066 1 2.990 18
2 29 29 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 175.342 30.797 171.184 19 4.158 19
3 27 27 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 175.092 30.841 171.027 21 4.065 1
4 44 44 99 Carl Edwards Ford 175.001 30.857 172.794 4 2.207 16
5 43 43 43 Aric Almirola Ford 174.887 30.877 172.745 5 2.142 23
6 40 40 15 Clint Bowyer Chevy 174.752 30.901 172.133 8 2.619 4
7 46 46 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 174.644 30.920 172.911 2 1.733 10
8 41 41 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 174.565 30.934 172.260 7 2.305 13
9 45 45 55 Mark Martin Toyota 174.452 30.954 172.855 3 1.597 14
10 32 32 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 174.081 31.020 171.467 16 2.614 2
11 42 42 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 173.980 31.038 172.276 6 1.704 6
12 39 39 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 173.969 31.040 172.123 9 1.846 3
13 36 36 16 Greg Biffle Ford 173.930 31.047 171.647 12 2.283 7
14 38 38 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 173.807 31.069 171.772 10 2.035 22
15 24 24 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 173.740 31.081 170.789 24 2.951 11
16 30 30 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 173.472 31.129 171.255 18 2.217 12
17 33 33 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 173.110 31.194 171.537 15 1.573 21
18 23 23 27 Paul Menard Chevy 173.077 31.200 170.713 25 2.364 17
19 25 25 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 172.988 31.216 170.859 23 2.129 15
20 26 26 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 172.662 31.275 170.875 22 1.787 36-IN
21 15 15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 172.640 31.279 169.678 33 2.962 25
22 12 12 30 David Stremme Toyota 172.563 31.293 169.337 36 3.226 38-IN
23 22 22 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 172.546 31.296 170.363 26 2.183 8
24 17 17 51 Regan Smith Chevy 172.507 31.303 169.737 31 2.770 27
25 18 18 98 Michael McDowell Ford 172.474 31.309 169.753 30 2.721 39-IN
26 37 37 78 Kurt Busch Chevy 172.265 31.347 171.739 11 0.526 24
27 16 16 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(i) Ford 172.106 31.376 169.694 32 2.412 46-IN
28 28 28 13 Casey Mears Ford 172.057 31.385 171.097 20 0.960 30
29 13 13 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 171.881 31.417 169.380 35 2.501 45-IN
30 34 34 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 171.756 31.440 171.587 14 0.169 32
31 9 9 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 171.745 31.442 168.856 39 2.889 35
32 14 14 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 171.679 31.454 169.391 34 2.288 26
33 20 20 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 171.630 31.463 170.020 28 1.610 20
34 21 21 34 David Ragan Ford 171.581 31.472 170.106 27 1.475 29
35 35 35 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 171.483 31.490 171.636 13 -0.153 9
36 11 11 26 Josh Wise # Ford 171.445 31.497 169.316 37 2.129 40-IN
37 10 10 10 David Reutimann Chevy 171.222 31.538 169.041 38 2.181 33
38 7 7 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 170.832 31.610 168.518 41 2.314 28
39 8 8 37 JJ Yeley Chevy 170.762 31.623 168.608 40 2.154 50-IN
40 2 2 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 170.692 31.636 167.079 46 3.613 44-IN
41 19 19 38 David Gilliland Ford 170.665 31.641 169.817 29 0.848 31
42 4 4 79 Reed Sorenson(i) Ford 170.277 31.713 167.426 44 2.851 52-DNQ
43 1 1 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 170.057 31.754 167.038 47 3.019 37-DNQ
44 31 31 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 170.052 31.755 171.401 17 -1.349 5
45 6 6 91 Jason Leffler(i) Chevy 170.036 31.758 168.251 42 1.785 51-DNQ
46 5 5 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 169.609 31.838 168.072 43 1.537 41-DNQ
47 3 3 32 Ken Schrader Ford 169.476 31.863 167.374 45 2.102 34

Drivers in GREEN are the 12 Chase drivers
two drivers left going for the Champsionshio are BOLDED

RED = need to get in the race via speed are not Top 35 of current Owners Points

# 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
Ford EcoBoost 400
Homestead-Miami Speedway

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy 167.038 47 37
2 23 Scott Riggs Chevy 167.079 46 44
3 32 Ken Schrader Ford 167.374 45 34
4 79 Reed Sorenson(i) Ford 167.426 44 52
5 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 168.072 43 41
6 91 Jason Leffler(i) Chevy 168.251 42 51
7 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 168.518 41 28
8 37 JJ Yeley Chevy 168.608 40 50
9 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 168.856 39 35
10 10 David Reutimann Chevy 169.041 38 33
11 26 Josh Wise # Ford 169.316 37 40
12 30 David Stremme Toyota 169.337 36 38
13 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 169.380 35 45
14 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 169.391 34 26
15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 169.678 33 25
16 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(i) Ford 169.694 32 46
17 51 Regan Smith Chevy 169.737 31 27
18 98 Michael McDowell Ford 169.753 30 39
19 38 David Gilliland Ford 169.817 29 31
20 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 170.020 28 20
21 34 David Ragan Ford 170.106 27 29
22 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 170.363 26 8
23 27 Paul Menard Chevy 170.713 25 17
24 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 170.789 24 11
25 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 170.859 23 15
26 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 170.875 22 36
27 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 171.027 21 1
28 13 Casey Mears Ford 171.097 20 30
29 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 171.184 19 19
30 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 171.255 18 12
31 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 171.401 17 5
32 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 171.467 16 2
33 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Dodge 171.537 15 21
34 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 171.587 14 32
35 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 171.636 13 9
36 16 Greg Biffle Ford 171.647 12 7
37 78 Kurt Busch Chevy 171.739 11 24
38 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 171.772 10 22
39 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 172.123 9 3
40 15 Clint Bowyer Chevy 172.133 8 4
41 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 172.260 7 13
42 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 172.276 6 6
43 43 Aric Almirola Ford 172.745 5 23
44 99 Carl Edwards Ford 172.794 4 16
45 55 Mark Martin Toyota 172.855 3 14
46 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 172.911 2 10
47 20 Joey Logano Toyota 173.066 1 18

Drivers in GREEN are the 12 Chase drivers
two drivers left going for the Champsionshio are BOLDED

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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