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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 3:40 pm/et on Friday, April 5, 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • April 2012 Pole Sitter: #5-Kasey Kahne, 97.128mph, finished 38th

  • October 2012 Pole Sitter: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 97.598mph, finished 1st

  • Track Qualifying Record: Tony Stewart, October 2005, 98.083mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Morgan Shepherd, 45 years, 6 months, 14 days, 4/26/1987

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd, 24 years, 7 months, 14 days, 04/26/1981

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #48-Johnson, 98.553mph, scheduled to qualify 33rd out of 44 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

  • Johnson wins Martinsville pole: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the pole for the STP Gas Booster 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway with speed of 98.400mph, a new track record, for his 1st pole of 2013 and 30th of his career. #9-Ambrose will start 2nd, followed by #55-Vickers, #22-Logano, #5-Kahne, #24-Gordon, #2-Keselowski, #20-Kenseth, #99-Edwards, and #39-Newman. #11-Martin qualified 35th. Missing the race was: #19-Bliss.(3-8-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Martinsville:
    Jimmie Johnson won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 64th Annual STP Gas Booster 500 with a record lap of 19.244 seconds, 98.400 mph.
    This is his 30th pole in 405 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his third pole in 23 races at Martinsville Speedway.
    His average starting position at Martinsville Speedway is 11.9.
    Marcos Ambrose (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2013 and his second in nine races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Brian Vickers(i) (third) posted his third top-10 start at Martinsville Speedway. It is his second in two races this season.
    Tony Stewart held the previous track qualifying record with a lap of 19.306 seconds, 98.083 mph.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(4-5-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the STP Gas Booster 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled for Friday, April 5, 2013 at 3:40pm/et.
    TV: Same Day Delay on SPEED at 8:00pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network, 3:30pm/et
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #14-Stewart, 1st out to qualify, 97.217mph, starting 26th
    #30-Stremme, 2nd out to qualify, 97.297mph, starting 24th
    #22-Logano, 3rd out to qualify, 98.272mph, starting 4th
    #9-Ambrose, 9th out to qualify, 98.364mph, starting 2nd
    #48-Johnson, 33rd out to qualify, 98.400mph, starting 1st

  • Friday practice for the STP Gas Booster 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #48-Johnson 98.553
    #42-Montoya 98.502
    #15-Bowyer 98.359
    #24-Gordon 98.257
    #2-Keselowski 98.236
    slowest: #87-Nemechek 96.156 & #32-Schrader 95.574.
    #11-Martin, filling in for Hamlin, was 18th fastest.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and more on the STP Gas Booster 500 Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(4-5-2013)

  • 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
STP Gas Booster 500
Martinsville Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Lowe's Chevy 98.400 19.244
2 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 98.364 19.251
3 55 Brian Vickers(i) Jet Edge Toyota 98.287 19.266
4 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 98.272 19.269
5 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 98.185 19.286
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 98.185 19.286
7 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Miller Lite Ford 98.078 19.307
8 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) The Home Depot/Husky Toyota 98.017 19.319
9 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 97.962 19.330
10 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 97.962 19.330
11 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 97.947 19.333
12 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 97.941 19.334
13 1 Jamie McMurray Novo Nordisk Chevy 97.850 19.352
14 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 97.780 19.366
15 15 Clint Bowyer RK Motors Toyota 97.719 19.378
16 27 Paul Menard Menards/Pittsburgh Paints Chevy 97.643 19.393
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevy 97.613 19.399
18 51 Regan Smith(i) Hendrickcars.com Chevy 97.513 19.419
19 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Furniture Row/Serta Chevy 97.458 19.430
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Fifth Third Ford 97.442 19.433
21 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 97.432 19.435
22 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 97.417 19.438
23 34 David Ragan Ford 97.382 19.445
24 30 David Stremme Widow Wax Toyota 97.297 19.462
25 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 97.247 19.472
26 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevy 97.217 19.478
27 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 97.177 19.486
28 95 Scott Speed Surrender The Sponsor Ford 97.048 19.512
29 31 Jeff Burton ChildressInstituteforPediatricTrauma Chevy 96.993 19.523
30 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 96.949 19.532
31 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Bush's Beans Toyota 96.904 19.541
32 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevy 96.899 19.542
33 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos/Precon Marine Chevy 96.879 19.546
34 43 Aric Almirola Jani-King/STP Ford 96.830 19.556
35 11 Mark Martin FedEx Freight Toyota 96.755 19.571
36 32 Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts Ford 96.676 19.587
37-OP 36 JJ Yeley United Mining Equipment Chevy 96.657 19.591
38-OP 44 Scott Riggs No Label Watches Ford 96.597 19.603
39-OP 7 Dave Blaney Sany Chevy 96.489 19.625
40-OP 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 96.474 19.628
41-OP 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 96.406 19.642
42-OP 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 96.259 19.672
43-OP 87 Joe Nemechek(i) MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota 95.521 19.824
DNQ 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 96.543 19.614

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
STP Gas Booster 500
Martinsville Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Sched
Qual
Pos
Actual
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Difference from
practice speed
Owners
Points
Rank
1 33 33 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 98.400 19.244 98.553 1 -0.153 3
2 9 9 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 98.364 19.251 98.053 8 0.311 25
3 14 13 55 Brian Vickers(i) Toyota 98.287 19.266 97.906 10 0.381 14
4 3 3 22 Joey Logano Ford 98.272 19.269 97.523 20 0.749 10
6 24 24 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 98.185 19.286 98.084 7 0.101 7
5 22 22 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 98.185 19.286 98.257 4 -0.072 20
7 13 18 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 98.078 19.307 98.236 5 -0.158 2
8 42 42 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 98.017 19.319 97.392 25 0.625 12
9 31 31 99 Carl Edwards Ford 97.962 19.330 97.397 24 0.565 4
10 10 10 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 97.962 19.330 97.896 11 0.066 22
11 34 34 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 97.947 19.333 98.119 6 -0.172 6
12 26 26 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 97.941 19.334 97.694 16 0.247 21
13 27 27 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 97.850 19.352 97.704 15 0.146 18
14 8 8 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 97.780 19.366 98.502 2 -0.722 31
15 28 28 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 97.719 19.378 98.359 3 -0.640 16
16 41 41 27 Paul Menard Chevy 97.643 19.393 97.739 14 -0.096 8
17 37 37 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 97.613 19.399 97.936 9 -0.323 1
18 17 16 51 Regan Smith(i) Chevy 97.513 19.419 97.573 19 -0.060 9
19 4 4 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 97.458 19.430 97.795 13 -0.337 15
20 15 14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 97.442 19.433 97.412 23 0.030 13
21 7 7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 97.432 19.435 97.835 12 -0.403 17
22 39 39 16 Greg Biffle Ford 97.417 19.438 97.372 26 0.045 5
23 20 20 34 David Ragan Ford 97.382 19.445 96.909 34 0.473 34
24 2 2 30 David Stremme Toyota 97.297 19.462 97.282 28 0.015 30
25 21 21 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 97.247 19.472 97.153 31 0.094 37
26 1 1 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 97.217 19.478 97.523 21 -0.306 24
27 19 19 98 Michael McDowell Ford 97.177 19.486 97.187 30 -0.010 41
28 29 29 95 Scott Speed Ford 97.048 19.512 96.780 35 0.268 43
29 32 32 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 96.993 19.523 97.664 17 -0.671 26
30 38 38 38 David Gilliland Ford 96.949 19.532 96.298 42 0.651 35
31 12 12 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 96.904 19.541 97.237 29 -0.333 32
32 36 36 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 96.899 19.542 96.929 33 -0.030 29
33 25 25 33 Landon Cassill Chevy 96.879 19.546 97.428 22 -0.549 38
34 5 5 43 Aric Almirola Ford 96.830 19.556 97.013 32 -0.183 19
35 40 40 11 Mark Martin Toyota 96.755 19.571 97.578 18 -0.823 11
36 18 17 32 Ken Schrader Ford 96.676 19.587 95.574 44 1.102 36
37 11 11 36 JJ Yeley Chevy 96.657 19.591 96.509 40 0.148 27
38 6 6 44 Scott Riggs Ford 96.597 19.603 97.307 27 -0.710 44
39 16 15 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 96.543 19.614 96.681 36 -0.138 45
40 43 43 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 96.489 19.625 96.371 41 0.118 28
41 23 23 83 David Reutimann Toyota 96.474 19.628 96.671 37 -0.197 33
42 30 30 13 Casey Mears Ford 96.406 19.642 96.514 39 -0.108 23
43 35 35 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 96.259 19.672 96.593 38 -0.334 40
44 44 44 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 95.521 19.824 96.156 43 -0.635 39

MAROON = but has a Champions Provisional Available. Seven of the drivers are past series champion and will have the provisonal 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
STP Gas Booster 500
Martinsville Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevy 98.053 8 19
2 30 David Stremme Widow Wax Toyota 96.909 34 7
3 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 96.681 36 14
4 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Furniture Row/Serta Chevy 97.936 9 11
5 43 Aric Almirola Jani-King/STP Ford 96.514 39 31
6 44 Scott Riggs No Label Watches Ford 97.397 24 39
7 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 97.187 30 28
8 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 96.780 35 12
9 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 97.013 32 23
10 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 98.359 3 22
11 36 JJ Yeley United Mining Equipment Chevy 97.694 16 29
12 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Bush's Beans Toyota 97.664 17 37
13 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Miller Lite Ford 97.282 28 34
14 55 Brian Vickers(i) Jet Edge Toyota 96.593 38 38
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Fifth Third Ford 97.237 29 26
16 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 97.906 10 40
17 51 Regan Smith(i) Hendrickcars.com Chevy 98.119 6 2
18 32 Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts Ford 98.257 4 9
19 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 96.371 41 15
20 34 David Ragan Ford 98.084 7 10
21 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 97.739 14 36
22 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 97.573 19 6
23 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 96.298 42 18
24 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 97.523 20 45
25 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos/Precon Marine Chevy 96.671 37 35
26 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 96.929 33 44
27 1 Jamie McMurray Novo Nordisk Chevy 97.523 21 25
28 15 Clint Bowyer RK Motors Toyota 97.896 11 16
29 95 Scott Speed Surrender The Sponsor Ford 97.392 25 13
30 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 98.502 2 43
31 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 96.156 43 5
32 31 Jeff Burton ChildressInstituteforPediatricTrauma Chevy 97.153 31 8
33 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Lowe's Chevy 98.553 1 3
34 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 98.236 5 30
35 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 97.428 22 33
36 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevy 97.307 27 4
37 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevy 97.578 18 17
38 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 97.704 15 24
39 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 96.509 40 21
40 11 Mark Martin FedEx Freight Toyota 97.835 12 41
41 27 Paul Menard Menards/Pittsburgh Paints Chevy 95.574 44 20
42 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) The Home Depot/Husky Toyota 97.412 23 32
43 7 Dave Blaney Sany Chevy 97.795 13 1
44 87 Joe Nemechek(i) MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota 97.372 26 27

MAROON = but has a Champions Provisional Available. Seven of the 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.

    If practice and qualifying are cancelled [rain, etc], the following procedure is used:
    1) For the first three races of the current season the top 36 teams in the previous season owner points would make the race [team doesn't have to had run all the races in that season]. After the first three races of the current season, the top 36 teams in the current season owners points, would make the race.
    2) Then any winning driver or team owner from 2012 or 2013, as well as any past champions, make the field.
    3) Then, for the first three races of the current season, any of the top 36 teams in owner points for this year would make the field.
    4) Then it goes to qualifying attempts this year, with ties broken by owner points.

  • If first practice is run, but qualifying is unable to take place, the starting lineup will be based on speeds from the car's fastest lap from the first practice, with top-36 in speeds placed in that order. The next six cars use provisionals with the highest on owners points (previous season first three races, starting race 4, current season owners points), not already in the race via speed getting a spot. Then the those six cars are lined up by fastest speed in practice. The 43rd spot is for a past champion to use, if needed. If not, the next team eligible for a provisional gets the spot.

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

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