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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 4:40 pm/et on Friday, March 14, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • 2013 March Pole Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 129.535, finished 2nd

  • 2013 August Pole Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 128.969, finished 28th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Kyle Busch, March 15, 2013, 129.535mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Harry Gant, 54 years, 7 months, 17 days, 8/27/1994

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 19 years, 9 months, 23 days, 3/19/2010

  • Fastest Friday Practice Speed: #41-Buschn, 129.789 mph


  • Hamlin wins Bristol pole: #11-Denny Hamlin won the pole for the Food City 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a TRACK RECORD speed of 129.991mph for his 1st pole of 2014, 2nd at Bristol and 18th of his career.
    #2-Keselowski is on the outside pole, followed by #20-Kenseth, #22-Logano, #9-Ambrose, #24-Gordon, #18-Busch, #16-Biffle, #31-Newman, #5-Kahne, #48-Johnson, and #99-Edwards.
    #22-Logano was fastest in the first qualifying session with a speed of 129.369
    Missing the race were: #35-Reutimann & #77-Blaney.(3-14-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Bristol:
    Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 54th Annual Food City 500 with a track qualifying record lap of 14.761 seconds, 129.991 mph. Kyle Busch held the previous record with 129.535 mph/14.813 seconds.
    This is his 18th pole in 295 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. He is now tied with Lee Petty, Joe Weatherly and Donnie Allison for 38th on the all-time list.
    This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his second pole in 17 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Brad Keselowski (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2014 and his fifth in nine races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Matt Kenseth (third) posted his 12th top-10 start at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his second in four races this season.(NASCAR Statistics)(3-14-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Food City 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, March 14, 2014 at 4:40pm/et.
    Television: FoxSports1 at 4:30pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network at goprn.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: none

  • Friday practice: for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes. The top 5, slowest, and notes:
    #41-Busch 129.789
    #24-Gordon 129.421
    #11-Hamlin 129.351
    #99-Edwards 129.317
    #9-Ambrose 129.238
    slowest: #30-Kligerman 123.300 & 33-Hil 119.010.
    #51-Allgaier was the only driver to not complete a full lap.
    Notes: Five minutes into practice, #10-Patrick got loose off turn 2 and slid into #30-Kligerman. Patrick will go to a backup car. Other drivers making contact with the wall and going to backups: #51-Allgaier, #18-Busch, #16-Biffle. #20-Kenseth and #17-Stenhouse, Jr. also got in to wall but suffered only minor damage.
    Qualifying is this afternoon at 4:40pm/et and will be shown on FoxSports 1
    See the speeds, laps run, 10-lap averages on the Bristol Practice 1 speeds page.(3-14-2014)

  • 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
Food City 500
Bristol Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 129.991 14.761
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Miller Lite Ford 129.965 14.764
3 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Home Depot / Husky Toyota 129.073 14.866
4 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 128.830 14.894
5 9 Marcos Ambrose STANLEY Ford 128.727 14.906
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Axalta Chevrolet 128.245 14.962
7 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota 128.159 14.972
8 16 Greg Biffle Meguiar's Ford 127.946 14.997
9 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket 127.801 15.014
10 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 127.690 15.027
11 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 127.385 15.063
12 99 Carl Edwards Kellogg's / Frosted Flakes Ford 127.073 15.100
13 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevrolet 128.322 14.953
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 128.271 14.959
15 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 128.245 14.962
16 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 128.236 14.963
17 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 128.168 14.971
18 26 Cole Whitt # GEAR Speed Stick Toyota 127.929 14.999
19 34 David Ragan Dockside Logistics Ford 127.903 15.002
20 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 127.792 15.015
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Nationwide Insurance Ford 127.682 15.028
22 47 A.J. Allmendinger Bush's Grillin' Beans Chevrolet 127.648 15.032
23 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 127.605 15.037
24 95 Michael McDowell K-Love Ford 127.605 15.037
25 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 127.597 15.038
26 3 Austin Dillon # Bad Boy Buggies / Realtree Chevrolet 127.529 15.046
27 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 127.444 15.056
28 27 Paul Menard Richmond / Menards Chevrolet 127.436 15.057
29 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 127.351 15.067
30 51 Justin Allgaier # SEM Products Chevrolet 127.343 15.068
31 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Brakleen Chevrolet 127.182 15.087
32 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 127.174 15.088
33 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 127.165 15.089
34 7 Michael Annett # Pilot / Flying J Chevrolet 126.896 15.121
35 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 126.645 15.151
36 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy - Get Found Chevrolet 126.628 15.153
37 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet 126.545 15.163
38 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 126.445 15.175
39 32 Travis Kvapil AskMore-GetMore.com Ford 126.303 15.192
40 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 125.363 15.306
41 30 Parker Kligerman # Swan Energy Toyota 124.460 15.417
42 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Land Castle Title Toyota 122.537 15.659
43 33 Timmy Hill LittleJoesAutos.com Chevrolet 122.084 15.717
DNQ 35David Reutimann MDS Transport Ford 126.620 15.154
DNQ 77 Dave Blaney Ford 125.166 15.330

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
Food City 500
Bristol 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 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 129.991 14.761 129.351 3 0.640 8
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 129.965 14.764 129.203 6 0.762 2
3 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 129.073 14.866 127.039 30 2.034 7
4 22 Joey Logano Ford 128.830 14.894 128.417 10 0.413 4
5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 128.727 14.906 129.238 5 -0.511 19
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 128.245 14.962 129.421 2 -1.176 5
7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 128.159 14.972 127.580 19 0.579 10
8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 127.946 14.997 127.199 28 0.747 12
9 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 127.801 15.014 128.779 7 -0.978 9
10 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 127.690 15.027 127.673 18 0.017 15
11 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 127.385 15.063 127.250 27 0.135 3
12 99 Carl Edwards Ford 127.073 15.100 129.317 4 -2.244 6


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Food City 500
Bristol 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 21 22 Joey Logano Ford 129.369 14.832 128.417 10 0.952 4
2 18 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 129.282 14.842 129.421 2 -0.139 5
3 38 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 129.212 14.850 129.351 3 -0.139 8
4 15 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 129.090 14.864 128.779 7 0.311 9
5 9 99 Carl Edwards Ford 129.064 14.867 129.317 4 -0.253 6
6 42 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 128.952 14.880 127.580 19 1.372 10
7 32 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 128.848 14.892 127.250 27 1.598 3
8 12 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 128.709 14.908 129.203 6 -0.494 2
9 10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 128.503 14.932 127.199 28 1.304 12
10 5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 128.468 14.936 129.238 5 -0.770 19
11 26 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 128.425 14.941 127.673 18 0.752 15
12 20 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 128.331 14.952 127.039 30 1.292 7
13 14 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 128.322 14.953 129.789 1 -1.467 28
14 7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 128.271 14.959 128.168 14 0.103 1
15 6 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 128.245 14.962 127.563 20 0.682 22
16 19 38 David Gilliland Ford 128.236 14.963 127.487 22 0.749 32
17 37 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 128.168 14.971 127.317 26 0.851 11
18 30 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 127.929 14.999 127.470 24 0.459 30
19 34 34 David Ragan Ford 127.903 15.002 126.888 31 1.015 31
20 43 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 127.792 15.015 127.064 29 0.728 23
21 1 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 127.682 15.028 128.031 16 -0.349 16
22 16 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 127.648 15.032 127.920 17 -0.272 21
23 11 43 Aric Almirola Ford 127.605 15.037 128.253 13 -0.648 24
24 25 95 Michael McDowell Ford 127.605 15.037 128.116 15 -0.511 45
25 3 13 Casey Mears Chevy 127.597 15.038 128.589 8 -0.992 17
26 35 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 127.529 15.046 127.470 23 0.059 13
27 44 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 127.444 15.056 128.417 11 -0.973 14
28 2 27 Paul Menard Chevy 127.436 15.057 128.279 12 -0.843 18
29 45 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 127.351 15.067 128.425 9 -1.074 25
30 33 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 127.343 15.068 0.000 45 127.343 29
31 23 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 127.182 15.087 127.529 21 -0.347 38
32 22 98 Josh Wise Chevy 127.174 15.088 126.013 38 1.161 42
33 13 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 127.165 15.089 126.478 35 0.687 40
34 4 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 126.896 15.121 126.829 33 0.067 39
35 36 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 126.645 15.151 124.436 41 2.209 26
36 31 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 126.628 15.153 126.495 34 0.133 35
37 8 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 126.545 15.163 126.846 32 -0.301 27
38 24 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 126.445 15.175 127.368 25 -0.923 20
39 39 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 126.303 15.192 125.988 39 0.315 37
40 28 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 125.363 15.306 125.077 40 0.286 44
41 41 30 Parker Kligerman # Toyota 124.460 15.417 123.300 43 1.160 43
42 29 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 122.537 15.659 123.857 42 -1.320 36
43 40 33 Timmy Hill Chevy 122.084 15.717 119.010 44 3.074 33
44 17 35 David Reutimann Ford 126.620 15.154 126.337 37 0.283 46
45 27 77 Dave Blaney Ford 125.166 15.330 126.470 36 -1.304 49

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

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
Food City 500
Bristol 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
1 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Nationwide Insurance Ford 128.031 16 16 3
2 27 Paul Menard Richmond / Menards Chevy 128.279 12 18 3
3 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 128.589 8 17 3
4 7 Michael Annett # Pilot / Flying J Chevy 126.829 33 39 3
5 9 Marcos Ambrose STANLEY Ford 129.238 5 19 3
6 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 127.563 20 22 3
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 128.168 14 1 3
8 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevy 126.846 32 27 3
9 99 Carl Edwards Kellogg's / Frosted Flakes Ford 129.317 4 6 3
10 16 Greg Biffle Meguiar's Ford 127.199 28 12 3
11 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 128.253 13 24 3
12 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Miller Lite Ford 129.203 6 2 3
13 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 126.478 35 40 3
14 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 129.789 1 28 3
15 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge Chevy 128.779 7 9 3
16 47 A.J. Allmendinger Bush's Grillin' Beans Chevy 127.920 17 21 3
17 35 David Reutimann MDS Transport Ford 126.337 37 46 3
18 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Axalta Chevy 129.421 2 5 3
19 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 127.487 22 32 3
20 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Home Depot / Husky Toyota 127.039 30 7 3
21 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 128.417 10 4 3
22 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevy 126.013 38 42 3
23 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Brakleen Chevy 127.529 21 38 3
24 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 127.368 25 20 3
25 95 Michael McDowell K-Love Ford 128.116 15 45 3
26 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 127.673 18 15 3
27 77 Dave Blaney Ford 126.470 36 49 3
28 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 125.077 40 44 3
29 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Land Castle Title Toyota 123.857 42 36 3
30 26 Cole Whitt # GEAR Speed Stick Toyota 127.470 24 30 3
31 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy - Get Found Chevy 126.495 34 35 3
32 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Kobalt Tools Chevy 127.250 27 3 3
33 51 Justin Allgaier # SEM Products Chevy 0.000 45 29 3
34 34 David Ragan Dockside Logistics Ford 126.888 31 31 3
35 3 Austin Dillon # Bad Boy Buggies / Realtree Chevy 127.470 23 13 3
36 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 124.436 41 26 3
37 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 127.317 26 11 3
38 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 129.351 3 8 3
39 32 Travis Kvapil AskMore-GetMore.com Ford 125.988 39 37 3
40 33 Timmy Hill LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 119.010 44 33 3
41 30 Parker Kligerman # Swan Energy Toyota 123.300 43 43 3
42 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota 127.580 19 10 3
43 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 127.064 29 23 3
44 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 128.417 11 14 3
45 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 128.425 9 25 3

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

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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