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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 3:15 pm/et on Friday, May 31 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • June 2012 Pole Sitter: #55-Mark Martin, 158.297mph, finished 14th

  • September 2012 Pole Sitter: #11-Denny Hamlin, 159.299mph, finished 10th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jeremy Mayfield, 161.522mph, 6/4/2004

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Kyle Petty, started 37th, 6/1995

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 53 years, 4 months, and 24 days, 6/2/2012

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon, 23 years, 10 months, 0 days, 6/04/1995

  • Fastest Friday Practice Speed: #48-Johnson, 159.603mph, scheduled to qualify 29th out of 43 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

  • Hamlin wins Dover pole: #11-Denny Hamlin won the pole for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway with speed of 157.978mph for his 3rd pole of 2013 and 15th of his career. #56-Truex, Jr. is on the outside pole, followed by #18-Busch, #20-Kenseth, #39-Newman, #55-Marin, #29-Harvick, #2-Keselowski, #22-Logano, and #1-McMurray. Only 43 teams were entered so no one missed the race.(5-31-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Dover:
    Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 44th Annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks with a lap of 22.788 seconds, 157.978 mph.
    This is his 15th pole in 268 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third pole and eighth top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his second pole in 15 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Martin Truex Jr. (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2013 and his seventh in 15 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Kyle Busch (third) posted his ninth top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his 10th in 13 races this season.
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (23rd) was the fastest qualifying rookie. (NASCAR Statistics)(5-31-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2013 at 3:15pm/et.
    TV: SPEED at 3:00pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: 8:00pm/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #13-Mears, 1st out to qualify, 156.169mph, starting 17th
    #39-Newman, 2nd out to qualify, 157.715mph, starting 5th
    #11-Hamlin, 19th out to qualify, 157.978mph, starting 1st - on pole

  • Friday practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes, the top 5, slowest and any notes:
    #48-Johnson 159.603
    #5-Kahne 159.447
    #18-Busch 159.348
    #78-Busch 159.208
    #1-McMurray 159.067
    slowest:#30-Stremme 152.188 & #44-Riggs 151.707
    notes: This is the only practice today. Qualifying is scheduled for 3:15pm/et and will be shown on SPEED.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Dover Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(5-31-2013)

  • 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
FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400
Dover International Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight/Autism Speaks Toyota 157.978 22.788
2 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 157.798 22.814
3 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 157.756 22.820
4 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 157.736 22.823
5 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 157.715 22.826
6 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 157.604 22.842
7 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 157.549 22.850
8 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Miller Lite Ford 157.480 22.860
9 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 157.460 22.863
10 1 Jamie McMurray Parade Media Group Chevy 157.405 22.871
11 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 157.350 22.879
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 157.240 22.895
13 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Furniture Row/Sealy Chevy 157.054 22.922
14 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Energizer Chevy 156.713 22.972
15 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 156.556 22.995
16 27 Paul Menard Menards/Libman Chevy 156.175 23.051
17 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 156.169 23.052
18 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 156.054 23.069
19 16 Greg Biffle RiteAid/Ace Ford 155.952 23.084
20 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) AARP Credit Cards from Chase Chevy 155.696 23.122
21 33 Landon Cassill Bicycle NASCAR Playing Cards Chevy 155.440 23.160
22 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevy 155.407 23.165
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 155.239 23.190
24 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Lowe's/Monsters University Chevy 155.206 23.195
25 51 Austin Dillon (i) Phoenix Construction Chevy 155.146 23.204
26 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Scott Products Toyota 155.086 23.213
27 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 155.059 23.217
28 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 154.972 23.230
29 31 Jeff Burton Cheerios Chevy 154.679 23.274
30 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt/Ace/CMN Ford 154.619 23.283
31 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 154.573 23.290
32 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 154.500 23.301
33 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 154.480 23.304
34 30 David Stremme Widow Wax Toyota 154.295 23.332
35 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 153.984 23.379
36 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Royal Teak Toyota 153.636 23.432
37-OP 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevy 153.557 23.444
38-OP 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 153.492 23.454
39-OP 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Chevy 153.381 23.471
40-OP 36 J.J. Yeley DOHS Click it or Ticket Chevy 152.892 23.546
41-OP 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 152.355 23.629
42-OP 32 Timmy Hill # OXY Water Ford 150.912 23.855
43-OP 44 Scott Riggs No Label Ford 150.710 23.887

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
FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400
Dover International 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 19 19 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 157.978 22.788 158.800 6 -0.822 12
2 38 38 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 157.798 22.814 158.270 11 -0.472 9
3 43 43 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 157.756 22.820 159.348 3 -1.592 11
4 32 32 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 157.736 22.823 158.103 14 -0.367 3
5 2 2 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 157.715 22.826 158.479 9 -0.764 18
6 26 26 55 Mark Martin Toyota 157.604 22.842 157.446 20 0.158 20
7 7 7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 157.549 22.850 157.535 19 0.014 7
8 24 24 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 157.480 22.860 158.730 7 -1.250 10
9 8 8 22 Joey Logano Ford 157.460 22.863 158.632 8 -1.172 22
10 31 31 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 157.405 22.871 159.067 5 -1.662 16
11 42 42 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 157.350 22.879 159.447 2 -2.097 5
12 21 21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 157.240 22.895 157.978 16 -0.738 6
13 14 14 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 157.054 22.922 159.208 4 -2.154 21
14 28 28 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 156.713 22.972 157.425 21 -0.712 26
15 23 23 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 156.556 22.995 158.144 13 -1.588 4
16 22 22 27 Paul Menard Chevy 156.175 23.051 156.740 25 -0.565 8
17 1 1 13 Casey Mears Ford 156.169 23.052 157.102 23 -0.933 27
18 13 13 99 Carl Edwards Ford 156.054 23.069 158.256 12 -2.202 2
19 27 27 16 Greg Biffle Ford 155.952 23.084 157.598 18 -1.646 14
20 34 34 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 155.696 23.122 158.458 10 -2.762 17
21 18 18 33 Landon Cassill Chevy 155.440 23.160 156.020 27 -0.580 37
22 5 5 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 155.407 23.165 154.057 36 1.350 23
23 33 33 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 155.239 23.190 155.420 30 -0.181 19
24 29 29 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 155.206 23.195 159.603 1 -4.397 1
25 3 3 51 Austin Dillon (i) Chevy 155.146 23.204 156.603 26 -1.457 15
26 39 39 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 155.086 23.213 157.625 17 -2.539 29
27 6 6 83 David Reutimann Toyota 155.059 23.217 153.721 38 1.338 35
28 37 37 38 David Gilliland Ford 154.972 23.230 155.945 28 -0.973 30
29 36 36 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 154.679 23.274 157.363 22 -2.684 24
30 20 20 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 154.619 23.283 157.048 24 -2.429 25
31 17 17 98 Michael McDowell Ford 154.573 23.290 155.206 31 -0.633 43
32 30 30 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 154.500 23.301 155.501 29 -1.001 44
33 41 41 43 Aric Almirola Ford 154.480 23.304 158.019 15 -3.539 13
34 16 16 30 David Stremme Toyota 154.295 23.332 152.188 42 2.107 33
35 10 10 34 David Ragan Ford 153.984 23.379 153.767 37 0.217 34
36 11 11 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 153.636 23.432 152.252 41 1.384 41
37 12 12 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 153.557 23.444 154.999 33 -1.442 32
38 25 25 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 153.492 23.454 154.785 34 -1.293 39
39 35 35 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 153.381 23.471 155.059 32 -1.678 31
40 40 40 36 J.J. Yeley Chevy 152.892 23.546 154.295 35 -1.403 34
41 4 4 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 152.355 23.629 153.557 39 -1.202 36
42 15 15 32 Timmy Hill # Ford 150.912 23.855 152.471 40 -1.559 38
43 9 9 44 Scott Riggs Ford 150.710 23.887 151.707 43 -0.997 46

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
FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400
Dover International Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 157.102 23 16
2 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 158.479 9 10
3 51 Austin Dillon (i) Phoenix Construction Chevy 156.603 26 5
4 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 153.557 39 32
5 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevy 154.057 36 25
6 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 153.721 38 31
7 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 157.535 19 12
8 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 158.632 8 27
9 44 Scott Riggs No Label Ford 151.707 43 23
10 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 153.767 37 4
11 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Royal Teak Toyota 152.252 41 14
12 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevy 154.999 33 19
13 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 158.256 12 11
14 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Furniture Row/Sealy Chevy 159.208 4 44
15 32 Timmy Hill # OXY Water Ford 152.471 40 3
16 30 David Stremme Widow Wax Toyota 152.188 42 22
17 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 155.206 31 17
18 33 Landon Cassill Bicycle NASCAR Playing Cards Chevy 156.020 27 8
19 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight/Autism Speaks Toyota 158.800 6 7
20 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt/Ace/CMN Ford 157.048 24 33
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 157.978 16 24
22 27 Paul Menard Menards/Libman Chevy 156.740 25 38
23 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 158.144 13 37
24 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Miller Lite Ford 158.730 7 34
25 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 154.785 34 36
26 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 157.446 20 34
27 16 Greg Biffle RiteAid/Ace Ford 157.598 18 30
28 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Energizer Chevy 157.425 21 18
29 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Lowe's/Monsters University Chevy 159.603 1 26
30 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 155.501 29 13
31 1 Jamie McMurray Parade Media Group Chevy 159.067 5 46
32 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 158.103 14 29
33 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 155.420 30 1
34 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) AARP Credit Cards from Chase Chevy 158.458 10 15
35 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Chevy 155.059 32 20
36 31 Jeff Burton Cheerios Chevy 157.363 22 9
37 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 155.945 28 21
38 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 158.270 11 35
39 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Scott Products Toyota 157.625 17 41
40 36 J.J. Yeley DOHS Click it or Ticket Chevy 154.295 35 6
41 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 158.019 15 39
42 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 159.447 2 43
43 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 159.348 3 2

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. If the champions proviisonal is not used, the seven drivers who use the provisionals will then be placed in order of their qualifying speed.
    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.

  • Practice held but Qualifying canceled: If the first practice is run, but qualifying is unable to take place and is canceled, the procedure for how teams are chosen to fill the field:
    1) Top 36 in owners points.
    2) Past Series Champions not in the top 36 of owners points.
    3) Rrace attempts, ties broken by owners points rank.
    The starting order is then set by 1st practice speed.
    If two or more teams have no attempts, the team highest in qualifying draw gets in the race.
    Provionals are not used and not charged to past series champions.

    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.

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

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