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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 6:10 pm/et on Friday, March 1, 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

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

  • 2012 November Pole Sitter: #18-Kyle Busch, 138.766mph, finished 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Kyle Busch, 11/9/2012, 138.766mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 53 years, 1 month, 24 days, 3/4/2012

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

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #20-Kenseth, 137.023mph, scheduled to qualify 33rd out of 43 drivers


  • NOTE: not doing semi-live qualifying anymore. WIth NASCAR.com and FoxSports having realtime qualifying and hits for my qualifying pages way down due to the availabilty of the real-time qualifying found elsewhere, not worth the time.
    Will still post my unique qualifying results here, to help explain how drivers make the race.
    For Realtime qualifying, check out:
    NASCAR.com
    FoxSports

  • Martin wins Phoenix pole: #55-Mark Martin won the pole for the Subway Fresh Fit 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway with speed of 138.074mph for his 1st pole of 2013 and 56th of his career. Martin breaks his own record for being the oldest pole sitter at Phoenix (54 years, 1 month, 23 days), Martin won the pole last March at PIR. #5-Kahne will start 2nd, followed by #48-Johnson, #18-Busch, #24-Gordon, #14-Stewart, #29-Harvick, #11-Hamlin, #20-Kenseth (was fastest in practice) and #39-Newman. #10-Partick got loose on her lap and will start 40th. 43 cars/drivers were entered, so no one will miss the race. Six drivers make their first 2013 start: #51-Allmendinger (starts 23rd), #19-Bliss (35th), #30-Stremme (37th), #33-Cassill (38th), #44-Riggs (39th) and #32-Schrader (42nd).(3-1-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Phoenix:
    #55-Mark Martin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 9th Annual SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 with a lap of 26.073 seconds, 138.074 mph.
    This is his 56th pole in 856 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his third pole in 33 races at Phoenix International Raceway. His last Phoenix pole came in last year's spring race.
    #5-Kasey Kahne (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2013 and his 10th in 18 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 11th top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his second in two races this season.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (12th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(3-1-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Subway Fresh Fit 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2013 at 6:10pm/et.
    TV: SPEED- 6:00pm/et
    Radio: none.
    Qualifying Re-Air: on SPEED at 9:30pm/et and 12:00am/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #32-Schrader, 1st out to qualify, 131.847mph, starts 42nd
    #36-Yeley, 2nd out, 135.064, starts 27th
    #51-Allmendinger, 3rd out, 135.440, starts 23rd
    #11-Hamlin, 6th out, 136.924, starts 8th
    #24-Gordon, 10th out, 137.164, starts 5th
    #5-Kahne, 11th out, 137.862, starts 2nd
    #55-Martin, 19th out, 138.074mph, starts 1st

  • Friday Practice: for the Subway Fresh Fit 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top 5, slowest, notes and more:
    #20-Kenseth 137.023
    #18-Busch 136.976
    #55-Martin 136.872
    #11-Hamlin 136.846
    #99-Edwards 136.841
    slowest: #32-Schrader 130.293 & #95-Speed 132.665
    notes; #93-Kvapil slid up into the wall early in practice, no serious damage reported.
    See fastest laps, laps run, best 10-lap average on the Phoenix Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(3-1-2013)

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

  • Event Entry List

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Past Champions Provisional

  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners

  • 2013 Sprint Cup Results


Starting Lineup
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Subway Fresh Fit 500k
Phoenix International Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
1 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 138.074
2 5 Kasey Kahne Quaker State Chevy 137.862
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 137.804
4 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 137.673
5 24 Jeff Gordon Pepsi MAX Chevy 137.164
6 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy 137.143
7 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 137.075
8 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 136.924
9 20 Matt Kenseth Husky Toyota 136.882
10 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 136.861
11 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 136.835
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 136.731
13 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 136.654
14 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Filters Toyota 136.602
15 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 136.483
16 27 Paul Menard Menards/Serta Chevy 136.364
17 16 Greg Biffle 3M/Novec Ford 136.291
18 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 136.266
19 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 135.936
20 31 Jeff Burton Cheerios Chevy 135.890
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 135.870
22 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 135.440
23 51 AJ Allmendinger Guy Roofing Chevy 135.440
24 34 David Ragan Ford 135.267
25 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row/Beautyrest Chevy 135.247
26 7 Dave Blaney Sany Chevy 135.100
27 36 JJ Yeley Accell Construction Chevy 135.064
28 95 Scott Speed Surrender the Sponsor Ford 134.917
29 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 134.821
30 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 134.705
31 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 134.695
32 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 134.373
33 47 Bobby Labonte Glad Toyota 134.343
34 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 133.814
35 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical/Value Place Toyota 133.774
36 35 Josh Wise(i) Blockbuster.com Ford 133.591
37-OP 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 133.571
38-OP 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos Chevy 133.383
39-OP 44 Scott Riggs(i) No Label Watches Ford 132.920
40-OP 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevy 132.890
41-Op 87 Joe Nemechek(i) MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota 132.023
42-OP 32 Ken Schrader Safe Skies Locks Ford 131.747
43-OP 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 131.286

BLUE = made the race using a past 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 2013 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Starting Lineup (pdf)


Qualifying Results
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Subway Fresh Fit 500k
Phoenix International Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

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 19 19 55 Mark Martin Toyota 138.074 26.073 136.872 3 1.202 15
2 11 11 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 137.862 26.113 136.426 9 1.436 4
3 35 36 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 137.804 26.124 136.607 6 1.197 3
4 29 29 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 137.673 26.149 136.976 2 0.697 13
5 10 10 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 137.164 26.246 136.477 8 0.687 10
6 15 15 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 137.143 26.250 136.250 14 0.893 9
7 12 12 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 137.075 26.263 135.916 17 1.159 8
8 6 6 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 136.924 26.292 136.846 4 0.078 6
9 33 33 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 136.882 26.300 137.023 1 -0.141 18
10 39 39 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 136.861 26.304 135.471 22 1.390 14
11 26 26 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 136.835 26.309 136.338 12 0.497 1
12 24 24 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. # Ford 136.731 26.329 136.240 15 0.491 7
13 14 14 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 136.654 26.344 135.598 19 1.056 2
14 16 16 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota 136.602 26.354 136.121 16 0.481 11
15 34 34 99 Carl Edwards Ford 136.483 26.377 136.841 5 -0.358 16
16 20 20 27 Paul Menard Chevy 136.364 26.400 136.410 11 -0.046 17
17 13 13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 136.291 26.414 136.286 13 0.005 5
18 7 7 43 Aric Almirola Ford 136.266 26.419 135.547 20 0.719 22
19 18 18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 135.936 26.483 134.746 25 1.190 23
20 40 43 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 135.890 26.492 135.298 24 0.592 20
21 22 22 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 135.870 26.496 135.410 23 0.460 12
22 3 3 51 AJ Allmendinger Chevy 135.440 26.580 135.512 21 -0.072 27
23 27 27 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 135.440 26.580 136.410 10 -0.970 19
24 9 9 34 David Ragan Ford 135.267 26.614 133.764 35 1.503 29
25 5 5 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 135.247 26.618 135.721 18 -0.474 24
26 36 35 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 135.100 26.647 134.620 27 0.480 33
27 2 2 36 JJ Yeley Chevy 135.064 26.654 134.720 26 0.344 35
28 37 37 95 Scott Speed Ford 134.917 26.683 132.665 42 2.252 43
29 8 8 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 134.821 26.702 136.483 7 -1.662 25
30 42 42 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 134.705 26.725 134.394 29 0.311 28
31 4 4 38 David Gilliland Ford 134.695 26.727 133.126 39 1.569 31
32 28 28 22 Joey Logano Ford 134.373 26.791 134.605 28 -0.232 21
33 41 40 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 134.343 26.797 133.789 34 0.554 26
34 43 41 83 David Reutimann Toyota 133.814 26.903 133.919 31 -0.105 32
35 38 28 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 133.774 26.911 133.834 33 -0.060 45
36 17 17 35 Josh Wise Ford 133.591 26.948 133.437 37 0.154 40
37 30 30 30 David Stremme Toyota 133.571 26.952 133.586 36 -0.015 38
38 32 32 33 Landon Cassill Chevy 133.383 26.990 133.299 38 0.084 37
39 25 25 44 Scott Riggs(i) Ford 132.920 27.084 133.864 32 -0.944 56
40 21 21 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 132.890 27.090 134.163 30 -1.273 42
41 23 23 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 132.023 27.268 132.763 41 -0.740 41
42 1 1 32 Ken Schrader Ford 131.747 27.325 130.293 43 1.454 34
43 31 31 13 Casey Mears Ford 131.286 27.421 133.008 40 -1.722 30

MAROON = but has a Champions Provisional Available. Eight of the 45 drivers are past series champion and will have the proviisonal available to them.

RED = needs to get in the race on speed and has no provisionals available

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 2013 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
Subway Fresh Fit 500k
Phoenix International Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Public Relations Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 32 Ken Schrader Ford 130.293 43 34
2 36 JJ Yeley Chevy 134.720 26 35
3 51 AJ Allmendinger Chevy 135.512 21 27
4 38 David Gilliland Ford 133.126 39 31
5 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 135.721 18 24
6 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 136.846 4 6
7 43 Aric Almirola Ford 135.547 20 22
8 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 136.483 7 25
9 34 David Ragan Ford 133.764 35 29
10 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 136.477 8 10
11 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 136.426 9 4
12 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 135.916 17 8
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 136.286 13 5
14 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 135.598 19 2
15 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 136.250 14 9
16 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota 136.121 16 11
17 35 Josh Wise Ford 133.437 37 40
18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 134.746 25 23
19 55 Mark Martin Toyota 136.872 3 15
20 27 Paul Menard Chevy 136.410 11 17
21 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 134.163 30 42
22 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 135.410 23 12
23 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 132.763 41 41
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. # Ford 136.240 15 7
25 44 Scott Riggs(i) Ford 133.864 32 56
26 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 136.338 12 1
27 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 136.410 10 19
28 22 Joey Logano Ford 134.605 28 21
29 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 136.976 2 13
30 30 David Stremme Toyota 133.586 36 38
31 13 Casey Mears Ford 133.008 40 30
32 33 Landon Cassill Chevy 133.299 38 37
33 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 137.023 1 18
34 99 Carl Edwards Ford 136.841 5 16
35 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 136.607 6 3
36 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 134.620 27 33
37 95 Scott Speed Ford 132.665 42 43
38 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 133.834 33 45
39 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 135.471 22 14
40 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 135.298 24 20
41 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 133.789 34 26
42 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 134.394 29 28
43 83 David Reutimann Toyota 133.919 31 32

MAROON = but has a Champions Provisional Available. Eight of the 45 drivers are past series champion and will have the proviisonal available to them.

RED = needs to get in the race on speed and has no provisionals available

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 2013 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Qualifying Order (pdf)


  • Qualifying order is back to the old way, a randon draw. Someone from the team draws a bingo like ball just before the first practice of the event.

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying rules for 2013: (except Daytona 500)
    1) Starting positions 1 through 36 determined by the fastest qualifying speeds in descending order with the fast qualifier being first.
    2) Starting positions 37 through 42) will be provisional starting positions that were not among the fastest 36 from qualifying. Provisional starting positions will be assigned to the highest ranked NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship car owners who are present at the Event and have entered the Event by the entry deadline and will be assigned in descending order until the six (6) provisional spots are filled.
    3) If positions 37 - 42 are not filled by eligible car owners, the remaining positions will be assigned to car owners based on qualifying results.
    NOTE: Once provisional starting positions have been assigned, the cars will be placed in the starting lineup by their qualifying speed in descending order with the fastest qualifying speed starting thirty-seventh.
    4) If after starting positions 1 through 42 are assigned and there remains a car owner whose driver is the current or a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion who participated as a driver in the previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and who was entered in the Event for that owner in that car prior to the entry deadline, a 43rd provisional starting position, the "Champion's Provisional", will be assigned to that car owner. The most recent NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion driver not previously qualifying for positions 1 through 42 will be assigned the position. 5) If the 43rd provisional starting position is not filled by an eligible NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, it will be assigned to the next highest ranked car owner based on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship car owner points.
    6) If any starting positions remain unfilled, they will be assigned according to current calendar year NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship car owner point standings.
    7) If any starting positions remain unfilled, they will be assigned to the car owners who have made the greatest number of qualifying attempts during the current season.
    8) If any starting positions remain unfilled, they will be assigned to cars in order (1,2,3&etc.) in which their numbers were selected in the qualifying draw.
    NOTE: Until the completion of three races of the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the final previous season NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship car owner point standings will be used for determining the starting positions for the highest ranked car owners as described above.

  • More info on Past Champions Provisonal and rules and limits on my 2013 Past Champions Provisional Page

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