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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 6:35 pm/et on Friday, February 28, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • 2013 March Pole Sitter: #55-Mark Martin, 138.074mph, finished 21st

  • 2013 November Pole Sitter: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 139.222mph, finished 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jimmie Johnson, 11/8/2013, 139.222mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 54 years, 1 month, 23 days, 3/1/2013

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

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #88-Earnhardt, Jr., 138.723 mph, scheduled to go out on track 10th of 46 drivers.


  • Keselowski wins Phoenix pole: #2-Brad Keselowski won the pole for the Profit on CNBC 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway with speed of 139.384mph (a new track record) for his 1st pole of 2014, 1st at Phoenix and 4th of his career.
    Penske teammate #22-Logano is on the outside pole. #1-McMurray, #48-Johnson, #88-Earnhardt Jr, #16-Biffle, #42-Larson, #18-Busch, #43-Almirola, #41-Busch, #5-Kahne and #11-Hamlin round out the top 12. Those 12 drivers had the fastest speeds during the opening 30 minute group qualifying session and moved on to the final 10 minute session. #22-Logano had the fastest speed during the first session. The new qualifying format this season will use two qualifying sessions on tracks less than 1.25 miles.
    #51-Justin Allgaier crashed just 2 minutes into the opening session. He backed the car into the turn 4 wall. The team will have to go to a backup.
    Missing the race were: #98-Josh Wise, #40-Landon Cassill and #77-Dave Blaney.(2-28-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Phoenix:
    Brad Keselowski won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 10th Annual The Profit on CNBC 500 presented by Small Business Fueling America with a lap of 25.828 seconds, 139.384 mph.
    His qualifying speed is a track record, beating Jimmie Johnson's qualifying lap of 139.222 mph from Nov. 2013. His teammate Joey Logano (139.265 mph) also surpassed the old track record.
    This is his fourth pole in 163 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his first pole in ten races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Joey Logano (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2014 and his sixth in 11 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Jamie McMurray (third) posted his eighth top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his first in two races this season. Kyle Larson (eighth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(2-28-2014)

  • For the new 2014 group qualifying rules and starting procedures, see the Qualifying Rules page

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Profit on CNBC 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:40pm/et.
    Television: FoxSports1 at 6:30pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: none

  • Friday practice: for The Profit on CNBC 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway is over after 90 minutes. The top 5, slowest, and notes:
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. 138.723
    #22-Logano 138.344
    #18-Busch 138.238
    #16-Biffle 137.910
    #3-Dillon 137.799
    slowest: #66-Nemechek 134.013 & #87-Shepherd 130.890
    All 46 cars have practiced.
    Notes: With rain in the forecast for tomorrow, many teams worked on race setups. #41-Busch make light contact with the outside wall late in the session but the car suffered only minor cosmetic damage.
    See the speeds, laps run, 10-lap averages on the Phoenix Practice 1 speeds page.(2-28-2014)

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

  • Event Entry List

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Past Champions Provisional

  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners


Starting Lineup
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Profit on CNBC 500(k)
Phoenix International Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Alliance Truck Parts Ford 139.384 25.828
2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 139.265 25.850
3 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna / Bad Boy Buggies Chevy 138.969 25.905
4 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Chevy 138.350 26.021
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 138.344 26.022
6 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 138.339 26.023
7 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota 138.318 26.027
8 42 Kyle Larson # Clorox Chevy 138.318 26.027
9 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 138.281 26.034
10 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 138.047 26.078
11 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 137.889 26.108
12 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 137.315 26.217
13 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 137.815 26.122
14 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 137.810 26.123
15 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 137.794 26.126
16 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 137.788 26.127
17 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Pepsi MAX Chevy 137.741 26.136
18 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 137.588 26.165
19 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Home Depot / Husky Toyota 137.546 26.173
20 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevy 137.483 26.185
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. NOS Ford 137.473 26.187
22 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints / Menards Chevy 137.347 26.211
23 99 Carl Edwards SUBWAY Ford 137.216 26.236
24 3 Austin Dillon # American Ethanol Chevy 137.200 26.239
25 47 A.J. Allmendinger Clorox Fraganzia Chevy 137.179 26.243
26 95 Michael McDowell K Love Ford 137.065 26.265
27 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 136.903 26.296
28 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 136.867 26.303
29 9 Marcos Ambrose MAC Tools Ford 136.794 26.317
30 34 David Ragan Farm Rich Ford 136.789 26.318
31 26 Cole Whitt # GEAR Speed Stick Toyota 136.726 26.330
32 33 Brian Scott(i) Whitetail Chevy 136.721 26.331
33 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 136.545 26.365
34 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 135.875 26.495
35 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 135.614 26.546
36 30 Parker Kligerman # Toyota 135.384 26.591
37 35 Blake Koch(i) MDS Transport Ford 135.262 26.615
38 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Land Castle Title Toyota 134.983 26.670
39 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 134.897 26.687
40 32 Travis Kvapil Ask More - Get More Ford 134.771 26.712
41 7 Michael Annett # Accell Construction Chevy 134.148 26.836
42 87 Morgan Shepherd(i) Morris - Hardwick - Schneider Toyota 128.995 27.908
43 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 0.000 0.000
DNQ 98 Josh Wise Curb Records Chevy 135.287 26.610
DNQ 40 Landon Cassill(i) K&W Fiberlock / CRC Industries Chevy 135.115 135.115
DNQ 77 Dave Blaney Ford 134.238 26.818

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 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Starting Lineup (pdf)


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Profit on CNBC 500(k)
Phoenix International Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Difference from
practice speed
Owners
Points
Rank
1 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 139.384 25.828 137.531 13 1.853 14
2 22 Joey Logano Ford 139.265 25.850 138.344 2 0.921 8
3 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 138.969 25.905 137.394 14 1.575 15
4 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 138.350 26.021 137.357 15 0.993 1
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 138.344 26.022 138.723 1 -0.379 5
6 16 Greg Biffle Ford 138.339 26.023 137.910 4 0.429 9
7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 138.318 26.027 138.238 3 0.080 4
8 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 138.318 26.027 137.799 6 0.519 22
9 43 Aric Almirola Ford 138.281 26.034 137.683 10 0.598 19
10 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 138.047 26.078 136.586 26 1.461 none
11 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 137.889 26.108 137.594 12 0.295 12
12 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 137.315 26.217 136.183 29 1.132 25


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Profit on CNBC 500(k)
Phoenix International Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Difference from
practice speed
Owners
Points
Rank
1 23 22 Joey Logano Ford 139.190 25.864 138.344 2 0.846 8
2 30 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 138.632 25.968 137.531 13 1.101 14
3 13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 138.488 25.995 138.238 3 0.250 4
4 38 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 138.249 26.040 136.586 26 1.663 none
5 17 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 138.217 26.046 137.799 6 0.418 22
6 4 16 Greg Biffle Ford 138.175 26.054 137.910 4 0.265 9
7 25 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 138.159 26.057 137.357 15 0.802 1
8 42 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 137.989 26.089 137.594 12 0.395 12
9 10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 137.984 26.090 138.723 1 -0.739 5
10 6 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 137.979 26.091 137.394 14 0.585 15
11 8 43 Aric Almirola Ford 137.979 26.091 137.683 10 0.296 19
12 28 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 137.820 26.121 136.183 29 1.637 25
13 9 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 137.815 26.122 136.903 19 0.912 11
14 7 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 137.810 26.123 137.715 7 0.095 7
15 21 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 137.794 26.126 137.657 11 0.137 21
16 29 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 137.788 26.127 136.679 23 1.109 16
17 44 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 137.741 26.136 136.628 24 1.113 6
18 19 13 Casey Mears Chevy 137.588 26.165 136.768 22 0.820 26
19 18 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 137.546 26.173 137.106 17 0.440 2
20 32 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 137.483 26.185 136.193 28 1.290 18
21 40 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 137.473 26.187 137.253 16 0.220 20
22 41 27 Paul Menard Chevy 137.347 26.211 137.699 9 -0.352 17
23 35 99 Carl Edwards Ford 137.216 26.236 136.768 21 0.448 13
24 16 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 137.200 26.239 137.799 5 -0.599 3
25 39 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 137.179 26.243 135.690 34 1.489 31
26 14 95 Michael McDowell Ford 137.065 26.265 136.602 25 0.463 44
27 26 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 136.903 26.296 137.699 8 -0.796 10
28 45 38 David Gilliland Ford 136.867 26.303 136.804 20 0.063 27
29 33 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 136.794 26.317 136.997 18 -0.203 23
30 22 34 David Ragan Ford 136.789 26.318 135.282 36 1.507 29
31 20 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 136.726 26.330 136.013 32 0.713 none
32 34 33 Brian Scott(i) Chevy 136.721 26.331 136.152 30 0.569 38
33 12 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 136.545 26.365 136.477 27 0.068 28
34 27 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 135.875 26.495 136.013 31 -0.138 36
35 31 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 135.614 26.546 135.967 33 -0.353 34
36 2 30 Parker Kligerman # Toyota 135.384 26.591 135.435 35 -0.051 30
37 43 35 Blake Koch(i) Ford 135.262 26.615 134.610 40 0.652 39
38 15 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 134.983 26.670 134.013 45 0.970 24
39 36 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 134.897 26.687 134.033 44 0.864 35
40 11 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 134.771 26.712 134.922 37 -0.151 37
41 3 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 134.148 26.836 134.660 39 -0.512 32
42 24 87 Morgan Shepherd(i) Toyota 128.995 27.908 130.890 46 -1.895 40
43 46 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 0.000 0.000 134.409 43 -134.409 30
44 1 98 Josh Wise Chevy 135.287 26.610 134.454 42 0.833 42
45 37 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 135.115 26.644 134.579 41 0.536 43
46 5 77 Dave Blaney Ford 134.238 26.818 134.867 38 -0.629 45

RED = Needs to qualify by speed, not eligible for a regular provisional, no owners points or too deeply ranked in owners points

MAROON = not eligible for a regular provisional as team has no owners points, could use a past champions provisional if the #14 or #2 do not need it.

BLUE = Eligible for 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 2014 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
Profit on CNBC 500(k)
Phoenix International Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
1 98 Josh Wise Curb Records Chevy 134.454 42 42 33
2 30 Parker Kligerman # Toyota 135.435 35 30 36
3 7 Michael Annett # Accell Construction Chevy 134.660 39 32 36
4 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 137.910 4 9 36
5 77 Dave Blaney Ford 134.867 38 45 23
6 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna / Bad Boy Buggies Chevy 137.394 14 15 36
7 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 137.715 7 7 36
8 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 137.683 10 19 36
9 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 136.903 19 11 36
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 138.723 1 5 36
11 32 Travis Kvapil Ask More - Get More Ford 134.922 37 37 36
12 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 136.477 27 28 36
13 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota 138.238 3 4 36
14 95 Michael McDowell K Love Ford 136.602 25 44 22
15 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Land Castle Title Toyota 134.013 45 24 36
16 3 Austin Dillon # American Ethanol Chevy 137.799 5 3 36
17 42 Kyle Larson # Clorox Chevy 137.799 6 22 36
18 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Home Depot / Husky Toyota 137.106 17 2 36
19 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 136.768 22 26 36
20 26 Cole Whitt # GEAR Speed Stick Toyota 136.013 32 none 0
21 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 137.657 11 21 36
22 34 David Ragan Farm Rich Ford 135.282 36 29 36
23 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 138.344 2 8 36
24 87 Morgan Shepherd(i) Morris - Hardwick - Schneider Toyota 130.890 46 40 36
25 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Chevy 137.357 15 1 36
26 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 137.699 8 10 36
27 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 136.013 31 36 36
28 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 136.183 29 25 36
29 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 136.679 23 16 36
30 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Alliance Truck Parts Ford 137.531 13 14 36
31 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 135.967 33 34 36
32 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevy 136.193 28 18 36
33 9 Marcos Ambrose MAC Tools Ford 136.997 18 23 36
34 33 Brian Scott(i) Whitetail Chevy 136.152 30 38 36
35 99 Carl Edwards SUBWAY Ford 136.768 21 13 36
36 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 134.033 44 35 36
37 40 Landon Cassill(i) K&W Fiberlock / CRC Industries Chevy 134.579 41 43 16
38 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 136.586 26 none 0
39 47 A.J. Allmendinger Clorox Fraganzia Chevy 135.690 34 31 36
40 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. NOS Ford 137.253 16 20 36
41 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints / Menards Chevy 137.699 9 17 36
42 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 137.594 12 12 36
43 35 Blake Koch(i) MDS Transport Ford 134.610 40 39 36
44 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Pepsi MAX Chevy 136.628 24 6 36
45 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 136.804 20 27 36
46 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 134.409 43 30 36

RED = Needs to qualify by speed, not eligible for a regular provisional, no owners points or too deeply ranked in owners points

MAROON = not eligible for a regular provisional as team has no owners points, could use a past champions provisional if the #14 or #2 do not need it.

BLUE = Eligible for 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 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Qualifying Order (pdf)


  • For the new 2014 group qualifying rules and starting procedures, see the Qualifying Rules page

  • Qualifying order is by a random draw. Someone from the team draws a bingo like ball just before the first practice of the event.

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