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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 7:35 pm/et on Friday, March 21, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • March 2013 Pole Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 187.451, finished 25th

  • The Final October 2010 Pole Winner: #1-Jamie McMurray, 185.285, finished 17th
  • Track Qualifying Record: #5-Kyle Busch, Feb 2005, 188.425mph
  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mike Skinner, 42 years, 10 months, 2 days, 4/30/2000
  • Youngest Pole Winner: Kyle Busch, 19 years, 9 months, 25 days, 2/27/2005

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #48-Johnson , 188.664 mph


  • Kenseth wins Auto Club pole: #20-Matt Kenseth won the pole for the Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway with speed of 187.3015mph for his 1st pole of 2014, 1st at Auto Club Speedway and 12th of his career.
    #2-Keselowski is on the outside pole, followed by #48-Johnson, #4-Harvick, #15-Bowyer, #24-Gordon, #22-Logano, #9-Ambrose, #99-Edwards, #14-Stewart, #42-Larson, #78-Truex, Jr.
    #24-Gordon was fastest in the second qualifying session with a speed of 187.515mph.
    #4-Harvick paced the first qualifying session at 187.975mph
    With 43 cars at the track, no drivers missed the race.(3-21-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Auto Club:
    Matt Kenseth won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 18th Annual Auto Club 400 with a lap of 38.438 seconds, 187.315 mph.
    This is his 12th pole in 513 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his first pole in 22 races at Auto Club Speedway.
    He has three victories at Auto Club Speedway. He started 24th, 25th and 31st in the three races he won at the track.
    Brad Keselowski (second) posted his fourth consecutive front-row start and his second top-10 finish in six races at Auto Club Speedway.
    Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 13th top-10 start at Auto Club Speedway. It is his third in five races this season.
    Kyle Larson (11th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(3-21-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway is scheduled for Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:35pm/et.
    Television: FoxSports1 at 7:30pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: none

  • Friday practice: for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes. The top 5, slowest, and notes:
    #48-Johnson 188.664
    #24-Gordon 188.5113
    #15-Bowyer 187.774
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. 187.740
    #2-Keselowski 187.003
    slowest: #66-Nemechek 177.607 & #40-Cassill 177.550.
    All 43 driver have practiced.
    Notes: #1-McMurray spun coming off Turn 4 and slid through the infield, but did not hit anything. #40-Cassill broke something on his car, hit the wall in turn 4 and will have to go to a backup.
    Qualifying is this evening at 7:40pm/et and will be shown on FoxSports 1
    See the speeds, laps run, 10-lap averages on the Auto Club Practice 1 speeds page.(3-21-2014)

  • 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
Auto Club 400
Auto Club Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 187.315 38.438
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Wurth Ford 187.105 38.481
3 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Spring is Calling Chevy 186.935 38.516
4 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 186.901 38.523
5 15 Clint Bowyer PEAK Toyota 186.461 38.614
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive To End Hunger Chevy 186.384 38.630
7 22 Joey Logano AAA Southern California Ford 186.273 38.653
8 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 186.013 38.707
9 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 185.878 38.735
10 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevy 185.792 38.753
11 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 185.773 38.757
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 185.725 38.767
13 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 185.323 38.851
14 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 185.314 38.853
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 185.290 38.858
16 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 185.209 38.875
17 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 185.166 38.884
18 47 A.J. Allmendinger Charter Chevy 184.715 38.979
19 55 Brian Vickers TreatMyClot.com/Aaron's Toyota 184.521 39.020
20 3 Austin Dillon # Cheerios Chevy 183.960 39.139
21 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 183.955 39.140
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford EcoBoost Ford 183.861 39.160
23 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevy 183.491 39.239
24 16 Greg Biffle 3M Aerospace Ford 185.095 38.899
25 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 184.525 39.019
26 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevy 184.322 39.062
27 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy/Get Found Chevy 184.299 39.067
28 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 183.983 39.134
29 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 183.922 39.147
30 27 Paul Menard Duracell/Menards Chevy 183.641 39.207
31 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 183.580 39.220
32 30 Parker Kligerman # Swan Energy Toyota 182.918 39.362
33 35 David Reutimann MDS Transport Ford 182.219 39.513
34 26 Cole Whitt # Swan Energy Toyota 181.525 39.664
35 32 Travis Kvapil SK Hand Tools Ford 181.507 39.668
36 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 181.365 39.699
37 33 Brian Scott (i) Whitetail Chevy 181.246 39.725
38 98 Josh Wise Trench Shoring Company Chevy 181.059 39.766
39 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 180.659 39.854
40 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 180.619 39.863
41 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 180.284 39.937
42 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Land Castle Title Toyota 180.009 39.998
43 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Brakleen/FiberLock Chevy 0.000 0.000

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
Auto Club 400
Auto Club 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 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 187.315 38.438 186.446 7 0.869 8
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 187.105 38.481 187.003 5 0.102 1
3 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 186.935 38.516 188.664 1 -1.729 5
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 186.901 38.523 186.645 6 0.256 21
5 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 186.461 38.614 187.774 3 -1.313 24
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 186.384 38.630 188.511 2 -2.127 4
7 22 Joey Logano Ford 186.273 38.653 184.398 22 1.875 6
8 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 186.013 38.707 185.047 14 0.966 15
9 99 Carl Edwards Ford 185.878 38.735 184.644 20 1.234 3
10 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 185.792 38.753 185.219 10 0.573 23
11 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 185.773 38.757 184.219 23 1.554 22
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 185.725 38.767 184.824 18 0.901 29


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Auto Club 400
Auto Club 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 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 187.515 38.397 188.511 2 -0.996 4
2 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 187.388 38.423 186.446 7 0.942 8
3 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 186.727 38.559 184.219 23 2.508 22
4 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 186.442 38.618 188.664 1 -2.222 5
5 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 186.408 38.625 187.774 3 -1.366 24
6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 186.321 38.643 184.644 20 1.677 3
7 22 Joey Logano Ford 186.316 38.644 184.398 22 1.918 6
8 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 186.042 38.701 186.645 6 -0.603 21
9 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 185.936 38.723 185.219 10 0.717 23
10 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 185.926 38.725 187.003 5 -1.077 1
11 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 185.720 38.768 185.047 14 0.673 15
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 185.529 38.808 184.824 18 0.705 29
13 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 185.323 38.851 185.214 11 0.109 7
14 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 185.314 38.853 185.066 13 0.248 14
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.290 38.858 187.740 4 -2.450 2
16 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 185.209 38.875 184.544 21 0.665 9
17 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 185.166 38.884 185.926 8 -0.760 31
18 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 184.715 38.979 184.049 26 0.666 25
19 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 184.521 39.020 185.744 9 -1.223 18
20 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 183.960 39.139 184.838 17 -0.878 13
21 43 Aric Almirola Ford 183.955 39.140 185.009 15 -1.054 20
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 183.861 39.160 182.922 29 0.939 10
23 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 183.491 39.239 182.260 32 1.231 33
24 16 Greg Biffle Ford 0.000 0.000 185.142 12 -185.142 12


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Auto Club 400
Auto Club 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 24 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 187.975 38.303 186.645 6 1.330 21
2 36 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 187.960 38.306 188.664 1 -0.704 5
3 41 22 Joey Logano Ford 187.691 38.361 184.398 22 3.293 6
4 9 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 187.412 38.418 186.446 7 0.966 8
5 1 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 187.373 38.426 188.511 2 -1.138 4
6 26 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 186.683 38.568 187.774 3 -1.091 24
7 31 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 186.519 38.602 184.824 18 1.695 29
8 16 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 186.119 38.685 185.926 8 0.193 31
9 6 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 185.859 38.739 185.744 9 0.115 18
10 17 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 185.859 38.739 185.219 10 0.640 23
11 20 99 Carl Edwards Ford 185.696 38.773 184.644 20 1.052 3
12 35 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 185.452 38.824 185.047 14 0.405 15
13 11 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 185.448 38.825 185.214 11 0.234 7
14 33 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 185.381 38.839 184.219 23 1.162 22
15 19 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 185.271 38.862 184.049 26 1.222 25
16 34 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 185.242 38.868 184.544 21 0.698 9
17 37 16 Greg Biffle Ford 185.095 38.899 185.142 12 -0.047 12
18 28 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 185.028 38.913 187.003 5 -1.975 1
19 42 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 184.886 38.943 187.740 4 -2.854 2
20 38 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 184.881 38.944 182.260 32 2.621 33
21 2 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 184.720 38.978 182.922 29 1.798 10
22 5 43 Aric Almirola Ford 184.653 38.992 185.009 15 -0.356 20
23 39 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 184.611 39.001 184.838 17 -0.227 13
24 7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 184.559 39.012 185.066 13 -0.507 14
25 15 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 184.525 39.019 184.200 24 0.325 16
26 27 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 184.322 39.062 184.667 19 -0.345 11
27 10 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 184.299 39.067 184.919 16 -0.620 28
28 4 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 183.983 39.134 181.557 34 2.426 26
29 13 38 David Gilliland Ford 183.922 39.147 183.468 27 0.454 30
30 43 27 Paul Menard Chevy 183.641 39.207 182.403 31 1.238 17
31 12 13 Casey Mears Chevy 183.580 39.220 184.148 25 -0.568 19
32 21 30 Parker Kligerman # Toyota 182.918 39.362 178.749 40 4.169 42
33 23 35 David Reutimann Ford 182.219 39.513 182.811 30 -0.592 46
34 29 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 181.525 39.664 181.703 33 -0.178 36
35 3 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 181.507 39.668 179.574 38 1.933 35
36 8 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 181.365 39.699 177.993 41 3.372 27
37 22 33 Brian Scott (i) Chevy 181.246 39.725 182.992 28 -1.746 40
38 30 98 Josh Wise Chevy 181.059 39.766 179.064 39 1.995 37
39 40 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 180.659 39.854 180.014 37 0.645 44
40 32 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 180.619 39.863 180.501 36 0.118 38
41 18 34 David Ragan Ford 180.284 39.937 181.356 35 -1.072 32
42 25 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 180.009 39.998 177.607 42 2.402 39
43 14 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 0.000 0.000 177.550 43 -177.550 34

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
Auto Club 400
Auto Club 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 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive To End Hunger Chevy 188.511 2 4 4
2 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford EcoBoost Ford 182.922 29 10 4
3 32 Travis Kvapil SK Hand Tools Ford 179.574 38 35 4
4 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 181.557 34 26 4
5 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 185.009 15 20 4
6 55 Brian Vickers TreatMyClot.com/Aaron's Toyota 185.744 9 18 4
7 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 185.066 13 14 4
8 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 177.993 41 27 4
9 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 186.446 7 8 4
10 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy/Get Found Chevy 184.919 16 28 4
11 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 185.214 11 7 4
12 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 184.148 25 19 4
13 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 183.468 27 30 4
14 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Brakleen/FiberLock Chevy 177.550 43 34 4
15 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 184.200 24 16 4
16 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 185.926 8 31 4
17 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevy 185.219 10 23 4
18 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 181.356 35 32 4
19 47 A.J. Allmendinger Charter Chevy 184.049 26 25 4
20 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 184.644 20 3 4
21 30 Parker Kligerman # Swan Energy Toyota 178.749 40 42 4
22 33 Brian Scott (i) Whitetail Chevy 182.992 28 40 4
23 35 David Reutimann MDS Transport Ford 182.811 30 46 4
24 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 186.645 6 21 4
25 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Land Castle Title Toyota 177.607 42 39 4
26 15 Clint Bowyer PEAK Toyota 187.774 3 24 4
27 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevy 184.667 19 11 4
28 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Wurth Ford 187.003 5 1 4
29 26 Cole Whitt # Swan Energy Toyota 181.703 33 36 4
30 98 Josh Wise Trench Shoring Company Chevy 179.064 39 37 4
31 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 184.824 18 29 4
32 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 180.501 36 38 4
33 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 184.219 23 22 4
34 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 184.544 21 9 4
35 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 185.047 14 15 4
36 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Spring is Calling Chevy 188.664 1 5 4
37 16 Greg Biffle 3M Aerospace Ford 185.142 12 12 4
38 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevy 182.260 32 33 4
39 3 Austin Dillon # Cheerios Chevy 184.838 17 13 4
40 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 180.014 37 44 4
41 22 Joey Logano AAA Southern California Ford 184.398 22 6 4
42 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 187.740 4 2 4
43 27 Paul Menard Duracell/Menards Chevy 182.403 31 17 4

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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