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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 4:40 pm/et on Friday, April 19, 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • April 2012 Pole Sitter: #22-A.J. Allmendinger, 175.993mph, finished 32nd

  • October 2012 Pole Sitter: #5-Kasey Kahne, 191.360mph, finished 4th

  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Kasey Kahne, 10/20/2012, 191.360mph

  • Track Qualifying Record [old layout 2001 - 4/2012]: Matt Kenseth, 10/8/2005, 180.856mph

  • Oldest Kansas Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 8 months, 24 days, 10/2/2009

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jason Leffler, 26 years, 0 months, 14 days, 9/30/2001

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #99-Edwards, 192.055mph, scheduled to qualify 41st 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

  • Kenseth wins Kansas pole: #20-Matt Kenseth won the pole for the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway with track record speed of 191.864mph for his 1st pole of 2013 and 9th of his career. #99-Edwards (was fastest in practice) is on the outside pole, followed by #17-Stenhouse Jr., #12-Hornish Jr., #18-Busch, #43-Almirola, #56-Truex Jr., #55-Martin, #39-Newman and #15-Bowyer. #24-Gordon slid on his first lap and backed into the turn two wall and will have to go to a backup car and will start 43rd, using a provisional.
    Two drivers will make their first Sprint Cup Series start of 2013:
    #12-Sam Hornish Jr. ran 191.401mph and will start 4th.
    #81-Elliott Sader ran 187.996mph and will start 24th, his first Cup start since the 2012 Daytona 500. Missing the race was: #87-Nemechek.(4-19-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Kansas:
    #20-Matt Kenseth won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 3rd Annual STP 400 with a lap of 28.145 seconds, 191.864 mph.
    This is his ninth pole in 480 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his second pole in 15 races at Kansas Speedway.
    #99-Carl Edwards (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2013 and his fourth in 12 races at Kansas Speedway.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (third) posted his first top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his second in eight races this season.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(4-19-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2013 at 4:40pm/et.
    TV: SPEED at 4:30pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: 8:30pm/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #33-Cassill, 1st out to qualify, 185.274mph, starting 39th
    #2-Keselowski, 2nd out, 186.657mph, starting 33rd
    #93-Kvapil, 3rd out, 186.728mph, starting 32nd
    #43-Almirola, 5th out, 190.779mph, starting 6th
    #17-Stenhouse Jr., 24th out, 191.734mph, starting 3rd
    #99-Edwards, 41st out, 191.748, starts 2nd
    #20-Kenseth, 43rd out, 191.864, starts 1st - on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates:
    (how did they qualify and where do they start)
    #10-Patrick, 187.774mph, starting 25th
    #17-Stenhouse Jr., 191.734mph, starting 3rd
    #32-Hill, 185.688, starts 37th

  • Friday practice for the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over run, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #99-Edwards 192.055 [faster then track record]
    #17-Stenhouse Jr. 191.857 [faster then track record]
    #12-Hornish Jr. 191.557 [faster then track record]
    #56-Truex Jr. 191.476 [faster then track record]
    #43-Almirola 191.293
    slowest: #47-Labonte 183.200 & #35-Wise 183.842
    Notes: the track record is 191.360mph, set last October by #5-Kahne. #18-Busch slapped the wall off turn two about 10 minutes into the start of practice, pancaked the right side of the car and did some damage to the car, the team will go to a backup car. The team will NOT have to go to the rear of the field before the start of the race as long as the car is presented for qualifying with the race engine. #20-Kenseth slapped the wall but the team will supposedly fix the damage. With 25 minutes left in practice, #18-Busch got the backup car on the track to shake it down.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and more on the Kansas Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(4-19-2013)

  • 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 400
Kansas Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 20 Matt Kenseth The Home Depot/Husky Toyota 191.864 28.145
2 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 191.748 28.162
3 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Zest Ford 191.734 28.164
4 12 Sam Hornish, Jr.(i) SKF Ford 191.401 28.213
5 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 190.853 28.294
6 43 Aric Almirola STP/Farmland Ford 190.779 28.305
7 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 190.651 28.324
8 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 190.282 28.379
9 39 Ryan Newman Code 3 Associates Chevy 190.221 28.388
10 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 190.134 28.401
11 16 Greg Biffle ACE Brand Ford 190.067 28.411
12 27 Paul Menard Menards/Pittsburgh Paints Chevy 189.780 28.454
13 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevy 189.534 28.491
14 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 189.221 28.538
15 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 189.195 28.542
16 11 Brian Vickers(i) FedEx Freight Toyota 189.182 28.544
17 29 Kevin Harvick Bad Boy Buggies Chevy 189.155 28.548
18 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy 189.023 28.568
19 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 188.758 28.608
20 31 Jeff Burton American Ethanol Chevy 188.679 28.620
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevy 188.442 28.656
22 22 Joey Logano AAA Ford 188.317 28.675
23 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 188.311 28.676
24 81 Elliott Sadler(i) ALERT Energy Gum Toyota 187.996 28.724
25 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevy 187.774 28.758
26 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 187.441 28.809
27 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance 85th Anniversary Chevy 187.370 28.820
28 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 187.279 28.834
29 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 187.272 28.835
30 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 186.922 28.889
31 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 186.909 28.891
32 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 186.728 28.919
33 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 186.657 28.930
34 47 Bobby Labonte Pine Sol Toyota 186.561 28.945
35 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 186.528 28.950
36 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 186.419 28.967
37-OP 32 Timmy Hill # OXY Water Ford 185.688 29.081
38-OP 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 185.650 29.087
39-OP 33 Landon Cassill KCI Chevy 185.274 29.146
40-OP 36 JJ Yeley Accell Construction Chevy 185.185 29.160
41-OP 51 Regan Smith(i) Hendrickcars.com Chevy 184.818 29.218
42-OP 7 Dave Blaney Sany Chevy 183.811 29.378
43-OP 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevy 0.000 wreck
DNQ 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 185.912 29.046

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 400
Kansas 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 43 43 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 191.864 28.145 190.792 7 1.072 12
2 41 41 99 Carl Edwards Ford 191.748 28.162 192.055 1 -0.307 5
3 24 24 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. # Ford 191.734 28.164 191.857 2 -0.123 22
4 34 33 12 Sam Hornish, Jr.(i) Ford 191.401 28.213 191.557 3 -0.156 48
5 38 40 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 190.853 28.294 188.594 17 2.259 3
6 5 5 43 Aric Almirola Ford 190.779 28.305 191.293 5 -0.514 17
7 12 12 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota 190.651 28.324 191.476 4 -0.825 21
8 36 35 55 Mark Martin Toyota 190.282 28.379 189.580 12 0.702 13
9 9 9 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 190.221 28.388 190.215 10 0.006 19
10 13 13 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 190.134 28.401 188.857 14 1.277 9
11 8 8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 190.067 28.411 191.056 6 -0.989 4
12 10 10 27 Paul Menard Chevy 189.780 28.454 188.561 18 1.219 11
13 22 22 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 189.534 28.491 189.667 11 -0.133 26
14 29 29 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 189.221 28.538 188.976 13 0.245 15
15 27 27 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 189.195 28.542 190.308 9 -1.113 20
16 17 17 11 Brian Vickers(i) Toyota 189.182 28.544 188.455 21 0.727 8
17 33 32 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 189.155 28.548 188.180 23 0.975 14
18 32 36 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 189.023 28.568 188.449 22 0.574 24
19 44 44 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 188.758 28.608 190.617 8 -1.859 28
20 18 18 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 188.679 28.620 187.905 25 0.774 25
21 19 19 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 188.442 28.656 188.765 16 -0.323 1
22 30 30 22 Joey Logano Ford 188.317 28.675 187.363 29 0.954 10
23 26 26 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 188.311 28.676 188.831 15 -0.520 6
24 16 16 81 Elliott Sadler(i) Toyota 187.996 28.724 187.696 28 0.300 47
25 40 39 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 187.774 28.758 186.290 33 1.484 27
26 25 25 34 David Ragan Ford 187.441 28.809 187.911 24 -0.470 33
27 21 21 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 187.370 28.820 188.521 20 -1.151 7
28 35 34 38 David Gilliland Ford 187.279 28.834 186.554 32 0.725 35
29 28 28 98 Michael McDowell Ford 187.272 28.835 184.837 41 2.435 42
30 15 15 13 Casey Mears Ford 186.922 28.889 188.554 19 -1.632 23
31 11 11 83 David Reutimann Toyota 186.909 28.891 185.918 35 0.991 34
32 3 3 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 186.728 28.909 187.800 26 -1.072 36
33 2 2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 186.657 28.930 187.117 30 -0.460 2
34 4 4 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 186.561 28.945 183.200 44 3.361 32
35 14 14 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 186.528 28.950 185.944 34 0.584 44
36 20 20 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 186.419 28.967 183.842 43 2.577 39
37 23 23 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 185.912 29.046 185.306 38 0.606 41
38 31 31 32 Timmy Hill # Ford 185.688 29.081 185.033 39 0.655 37
39 6 6 30 David Stremme Toyota 185.650 29.087 184.219 42 1.431 31
40 1 1 33 Landon Cassill Chevy 185.274 29.146 185.797 36 -0.523 38
41 7 7 36 JJ Yeley Chevy 185.185 29.160 186.864 31 -1.679 30
42 37 37 51 Regan Smith(i) Chevy 184.818 29.218 185.573 37 -0.755 16
43 42 42 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 183.811 29.378 184.957 40 -1.146 29
44 39 38 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 0.000 wrecked 187.702 27 x 18

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 400
Kansas Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 33 Landon Cassill Chevy 185.797 36 38
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 187.117 30 2
3 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 187.800 26 36
4 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 183.200 44 32
5 43 Aric Almirola Ford 191.293 5 17
6 30 David Stremme Toyota 184.219 42 31
7 36 JJ Yeley Chevy 186.864 31 30
8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.056 6 4
9 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 190.215 10 19
10 27 Paul Menard Chevy 188.561 18 11
11 83 David Reutimann Toyota 185.918 35 34
12 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota 191.476 4 21
13 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 188.857 14 9
14 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 185.944 34 44
15 13 Casey Mears Ford 188.554 19 23
16 81 Elliott Sadler(i) Toyota 187.696 28 47
17 11 Brian Vickers(i) Toyota 188.455 21 8
18 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 187.905 25 25
19 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 188.765 16 1
20 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 183.842 43 39
21 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 188.521 20 7
22 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 189.667 11 26
23 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 185.306 38 41
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. # Ford 191.857 2 22
25 34 David Ragan Ford 187.911 24 33
26 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 188.831 15 6
27 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 190.308 9 20
28 98 Michael McDowell Ford 184.837 41 42
29 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 188.976 13 15
30 22 Joey Logano Ford 187.363 29 10
31 32 Timmy Hill # Ford 185.033 39 37
32 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 188.449 22 24
33 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 188.180 23 14
34 12 Sam Hornish, Jr.(i) Ford 191.557 3 48
35 38 David Gilliland Ford 186.554 32 35
36 55 Mark Martin Toyota 189.580 12 13
37 51 Regan Smith(i) Chevy 185.573 37 16
38 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 188.594 17 3
39 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 187.702 27 18
40 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 186.290 33 27
41 99 Carl Edwards Ford 192.055 1 5
42 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 184.957 40 29
43 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 190.792 7 12
44 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 190.617 8 28

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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