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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 6:35 pm/et on Friday, March 7, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • 2013 Pole Winner: none, rained out, set by rules book, 2012 owners points

  • Current Track Config Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, 3/9/2012, 190.456

  • Old Track Config Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, 3/5/2004, 174.904mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Dale Jarrett, 44 years, 3 months, 6 days, 3/04/2001

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Kyle Busch, 22 years, 10 months, 0 days, 3/02/2008

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #99-Edwards, 191.980 mph


  • Logano wins Las Vegas pole: #22-Joey Logano won the pole for the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with TRACK RECORD speed of 193.278mph for his 1st pole of 2014, 1st pole at Las Vegas and 8th of his career.
    #2-Keselowski is on the outside pole, followed by ##15-Bowyer, #3-Dillon, #48-Johnson, #17-Stenhousr, Jr., #1-McMurray, #43-Almirola, #55-Vickers, #31-Newman, #99-Edwards, and #78-Truex, Jr. Logano was also fastest during the second session with a speed of 192.905mph
    The fastest driver during the first session was #55-Vickers at 192.995mph.
    Missing the race were: #35-Koch, #40-Cassill, #77-Blaney, #87-Nemechek, #44-Yeley.(3-7-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Las Vegas:
    Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 17th Annual Kobalt 400 with a lap of 27.939 seconds, 193.278 mph.
    This is his eighth pole in 186 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his first pole in six races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
    Brad Keselowski (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2014 and his second in six races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
    Clint Bowyer (third) posted his third top-10 start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway . It is his first in three races this season.
    Austin Dillon (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(3-7-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2014 at 6:40pm/et.
    Television: FoxSports1 at 6:35pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network at goprn.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: March 7 at 9:30pm/et on FoxSports2

  • Friday practice: for the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes. The top 5, slowest, and notes:
    #99-Edwards 191.980
    #22-Logano 191.320
    #48-Johnson 191.137
    #17-Stenhousr, Jr. 190.873
    #1-McMurray 190.705
    slowest: #44-Yeley 182.902 #87-Nemechek 182.143.
    All 48 cars have practiced.
    Notes: #78-Truex, Jr. had an oil line come loose on his first lap of the session. #17-Stenhouse, Jr. got his right rear into the wall late, but only suffered cosmetic damage.
    Qualifying is this evening at 6:40pm/et and will be shown on FoxSports 1
    See the speeds, laps run, 10-lap averages on the Las Vegas Practice 1 speeds page.(3-7-2014)

  • 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
Kobalt Tools 400
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 193.278 27.939
2 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 193.099 27.965
3 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 192.713 28.021
4 3 Austin Dillon # Cheerios Chevy 192.678 28.026
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Kobalt Tools Chevy 192.596 28.038
6 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 192.596 28.038
7 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna/Bad Boy Buggies Chevy 192.397 28.067
8 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 192.335 28.076
9 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 192.260 28.087
10 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 191.939 28.134
11 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 191.591 28.185
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 191.510 28.197
13 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 191.659 28.175
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mountain Dew Kickstart Chevy 191.618 28.181
15 24 Jeff Gordon Axalta Chevy 191.618 28.181
16 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 191.598 28.184
17 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 191.496 28.199
18 47 AJ Allmendinger Kingsford Charcoal Chevy 191.489 28.200
19 66 Jeff Burton Let's Go Places Toyota 191.435 28.208
20 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 191.381 28.216
21 27 Paul Menard Quaker State/Menards Chevy 190.934 28.282
22 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Chevy 190.543 28.340
23 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevy 190.503 28.346
24 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy 189.514 28.494
25 16 Greg Biffle Red Cross Ford 190.396 28.362
26 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 189.893 28.437
27 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 189.767 28.456
28 26 Cole Whitt # Speed Stick GEAR Toyota 189.647 28.474
29 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 189.328 28.522
30 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 189.261 28.532
31 98 Josh Wise Ambient Edge HVAC Chevy 188.851 28.594
32 30 Parker Kligerman # Aria Hotels/Black Clover Toyota 188.838 28.596
33 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 188.686 28.619
34 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 188.429 28.658
35 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Ford 188.271 28.682
36 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 188.166 28.698
37 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 187.415 28.813
38 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevy 186.800 28.908
39 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 186.265 28.991
40 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 186.027 29.028
41 33 Timmy Hill LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 185.471 29.115
42 32 Travis Kvapil Ask More-Get More Ford 185.344 29.135
43 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 180.469 29.922
DNQ 35 Blake Koch(i) MDS TransportFord 186.683 28.926
DNQ 40 Landon Cassill(i) Square HD/nabi Inspire Chevy 186.207 29.000
DNQ 44 J.J. Yeley Phoenix Warehouse of NJ/CA Chevy 181.044 29.827
DNQ 77 Dave Blaney Ford 186.143 29.010
DNQ 87 Joe Nemchek (i) Morris-Hardwick-Schneider/Smart Ben Toyota 182.822 29.537

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 3
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Kobalt Tools 400
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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 22 Joey Logano Ford 193.278 27.939 191.320 2 1.958 8
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 193.099 27.965 189.480 17 3.619 14
3 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 192.713 28.021 189.773 12 2.940 7
4 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 192.678 28.026 190.389 6 2.289 3
5 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 192.596 28.038 191.137 3 1.459 1
6 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 192.596 28.038 190.873 4 1.723 20
7 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 192.397 28.067 190.705 5 1.692 15
8 43 Aric Almirola Ford 192.335 28.076 189.334 18 3.001 19
9 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 192.260 28.087 190.027 7 2.233 16
10 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 191.939 28.134 189.553 16 2.386 21
11 99 Carl Edwards Ford 191.591 28.185 191.980 1 -0.389 13
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 191.510 28.197 188.963 21 2.547 10


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Kobalt Tools 400
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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 22 Joey Logano Ford 192.905 27.993 191.320 2 1.585 8
2 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 192.171 28.100 189.773 12 2.398 7
3 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 192.157 28.102 190.705 5 1.452 15
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 192.150 28.103 188.963 21 3.187 10
5 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 192.075 28.114 189.480 17 2.595 14
6 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 191.973 28.129 190.873 4 1.100 20
7 43 Aric Almirola Ford 191.870 28.144 189.334 18 2.536 19
8 99 Carl Edwards Ford 191.836 28.149 191.980 1 -0.144 13
9 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 191.829 28.150 190.389 6 1.440 3
10 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 191.768 28.159 191.137 3 0.631 1
11 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 191.748 28.162 189.553 16 2.195 21
12 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 191.673 28.173 190.027 7 1.646 16
13 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 191.659 28.175 189.760 14 1.899 12
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 191.618 28.181 189.076 19 2.542 5
15 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 191.618 28.181 188.798 22 2.820 6
16 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 191.598 28.184 189.056 20 2.542 11
17 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 191.496 28.199 189.753 15 1.743 22
18 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 191.489 28.200 189.900 9 1.589 31
19 66 Jeff Burton Toyota 191.435 28.208 188.232 28 3.203 24
20 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 191.381 28.216 189.807 11 1.574 4
21 27 Paul Menard Chevy 190.934 28.282 188.567 24 2.367 17
22 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 190.543 28.340 189.760 13 0.783 28
23 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 190.503 28.346 188.390 25 2.113 none
24 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 189.514 28.494 188.574 23 0.940 18


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Kobalt Tools 400
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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 15 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 192.995 27.980 190.027 7 2.968 16
2 8 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 192.164 28.101 189.760 14 2.404 12
3 21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 192.102 28.110 189.076 19 3.026 5
4 10 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 191.557 28.190 190.389 6 1.168 3
5 5 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 191.510 28.197 189.773 12 1.737 7
6 41 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 191.408 28.212 188.963 21 2.445 10
7 12 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 191.333 28.223 190.705 5 0.628 15
8 38 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 191.211 28.241 188.798 22 2.413 6
9 31 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 191.171 28.247 189.480 17 1.691 14
10 16 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 191.096 28.258 189.760 13 1.336 28
11 2 27 Paul Menard Chevy 190.981 28.275 188.567 24 2.414 17
12 26 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 190.873 28.291 189.807 11 1.066 4
13 47 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 190.867 28.292 188.390 25 2.477 none
14 30 99 Carl Edwards Ford 190.840 28.296 191.980 1 -1.140 13
15 9 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 190.826 28.298 191.137 3 -0.311 1
16 45 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 190.806 28.301 190.873 4 -0.067 20
17 28 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 190.745 28.310 189.753 15 0.992 22
18 46 22 Joey Logano Ford 190.705 28.316 191.320 2 -0.615 8
19 14 43 Aric Almirola Ford 190.705 28.316 189.334 18 1.371 19
20 11 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 190.698 28.317 189.553 16 1.145 21
21 25 66 Jeff Burton Toyota 190.678 28.320 188.232 28 2.446 24
22 43 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 190.651 28.324 189.900 9 0.751 31
23 13 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 190.510 28.345 189.056 20 1.454 11
24 24 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 190.463 28.352 188.574 23 1.889 18
25 44 16 Greg Biffle Ford 190.396 28.362 189.887 10 0.509 9
26 7 34 David Ragan Ford 189.893 28.437 186.168 39 3.725 29
27 1 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 189.767 28.456 187.591 31 2.176 25
28 20 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 189.647 28.474 187.467 32 2.180 none
29 18 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 189.328 28.522 189.947 8 -0.619 2
30 19 13 Casey Mears Chevy 189.261 28.532 188.363 26 0.898 26
31 42 98 Josh Wise Chevy 188.851 28.594 187.071 33 1.780 42
32 33 30 Parker Kligerman # Toyota 188.838 28.596 188.291 27 0.547 30
33 27 38 David Gilliland Ford 188.686 28.619 186.554 37 2.132 27
34 4 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 188.429 28.658 187.885 30 0.544 41
35 23 95 Michael McDowell Ford 188.271 28.682 186.677 36 1.594 44
36 6 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 188.166 28.698 187.045 34 1.121 34
37 3 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 187.415 28.813 184.634 43 2.781 30
38 37 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 186.800 28.908 185.618 41 1.182 32
39 39 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 186.265 28.991 186.806 35 -0.541 36
40 17 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 186.027 29.028 185.586 42 0.441 35
41 34 33 Timmy Hill Chevy 185.471 29.115 183.680 45 1.791 38
42 40 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 185.344 29.135 186.355 38 -1.011 37
43 48 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 180.469 29.922 187.931 29 -7.462 23
44 35 35 Blake Koch(i) Ford 186.683 28.926 186.034 40 0.649 39
45 22 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 186.207 29.000 183.175 46 3.032 43
46 32 77 Dave Blaney Ford 186.143 29.010 184.615 44 1.528 45
47 36 87 Joe Nemchek (i) Toyota 182.822 29.537 182.143 48 0.679 40
48 29 44 J.J. Yeley Chevy 181.044 29.827 182.902 47 -1.858 47

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
Kobalt Tools 400
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
12 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna/Bad Boy Buggies Chevy 190.705 5 15 36
1 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 187.591 31 25 36
2 27 Paul Menard Quaker State/Menards Chevy 188.567 24 17 36
3 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 184.634 43 30 36
4 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 187.885 30 41 12
5 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 189.773 12 7 36
6 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 187.045 34 34 36
7 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 186.168 39 29 36
8 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 189.760 14 12 36
9 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Kobalt Tools Chevy 191.137 3 1 36
10 3 Austin Dillon # Cheerios Chevy 190.389 6 3 36
11 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 189.553 16 21 36
13 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 189.056 20 11 36
14 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 189.334 18 19 36
15 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 190.027 7 16 36
16 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Chevy 189.760 13 28 36
17 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 185.586 42 35 36
18 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 189.947 8 2 36
19 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 188.363 26 26 36
20 26 Cole Whitt # Speed Stick GEAR Toyota 187.467 32 none 0
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mountain Dew Kickstart Chevy 189.076 19 5 36
22 40 Landon Cassill(i) Square HD/nabi Inspire Chevy 183.175 46 43 16
23 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Ford 186.677 36 44 22
24 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy 188.574 23 18 36
25 66 Jeff Burton Let's Go Places Toyota 188.232 28 24 36
26 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 189.807 11 4 36
27 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 186.554 37 27 36
28 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 189.753 15 22 36
29 44 J.J. Yeley Phoenix Warehouse of NJ/CA Chevy 182.902 47 47 9
30 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 191.980 1 13 36
31 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Miller Lite Ford 189.480 17 14 36
32 77 Dave Blaney Ford 184.615 44 45 23
33 30 Parker Kligerman # Aria Hotels/Black Clover Toyota 188.291 27 30 36
34 33 Timmy Hill LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 183.680 45 38 36
35 35 Blake Koch(i) MDS Transport Ford 186.034 40 39 36
36 87 Joe Nemchek (i) Morris-Hardwick-Schneider/Smart Ben Toyota 182.143 48 40 36
37 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevy 185.618 41 32 36
38 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Axalta Chevy 188.798 22 6 36
39 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 186.806 35 36 36
40 32 Travis Kvapil Ask More-Get More Ford 186.355 38 37 36
41 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 188.963 21 10 36
42 98 Josh Wise Ambient Edge HVAC Chevy 187.071 33 42 33
43 47 A.J. Allmendinger Kingsford Charcoal Chevy 189.900 9 31 36
44 16 Greg Biffle Red Cross Ford 189.887 10 9 36
45 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 190.873 4 20 36
46 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 191.320 2 8 36
47 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 188.390 25 none 0
48 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 187.931 29 23 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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