Pocono Qualifying and Starting Lineup

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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 3:40 pm/et on Friday, June 7, 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • June 2012 Pole Sitter: #20-Joey Logano, 179.598mph, finished 1st

  • August 2012 Pole Sitter: #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 176.043mph, finished 20th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Joey Logano, June 2012, 179.598mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: David Pearson, 49 years, 5 months, 19 days, 6/10/1984

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 21 years, 2 months, 13 days, 8/6/2011


  • 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

  • Qualifying rained out at Pocono: rain all day at Pocono Raceway caused qualifying to be canceled for the Party at the Poconos 400 Sprint Cup Series race on Friday. The starting lineup was set by the rules book. The top 36 set by owners points, then by race attempts, ties broken by owners points rank. #48-Johnson will start first followed by #99-Edwards, #15-Bowyer, #20-Kenseth, #29-Harvick, #88-Earnhardt Jr., #5-Kahne, #18-Busch, #27-Menard & #2-Keselowski. 43 drivers were entered, so all made the race.(6-7-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Party in the Poconos 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2013 at 3:40pm/et.
    TV: SPEED at 3:30pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: 11:30pm/et

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #51-Allmendinger, 1st out to qualify, ?mph, starting

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

  • Event Entry List

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Past Champions Provisional

  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners


Starting Lineup
Practice & Qualifying Rained Out
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Party in the Poconos 400
Pocono Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manu Owners
Points
Rank
Race
Attempts
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 1 13
2 99 Carl Edwards Ford 2 13
3 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 3 13
4 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 4 13
5 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 5 13
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 6 13
7 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 7 13
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 8 13
9 27 Paul Menard Chevy 9 13
10 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 10 13
11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 11 13
12 43 Aric Almirola Ford 12 13
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 13 13
14 55 Mark Martin Toyota 14 13
15 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 15 13
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 16 13
17 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 17 13
18 51 AJ Allmendinger Chevy 18 13
19 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 19 13
20 78 Kurt Busch Chevy 20 13
21 22 Joey Logano Ford 21 13
22 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 22 13
23 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 23 13
24 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 24 13
25 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 25 13
26 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 26 13
27 13 Casey Mears Ford 27 13
28 34 David Ragan Ford 28 13
29 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29 13
30 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 30 13
31 38 David Gilliland Ford 31 13
32 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 32 13
33 30 David Stremme Toyota 33 13
34 83 David Reutimann Toyota 34 13
35 36 JJ Yeley Chevy 35 13
36 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 36 13
37 33 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 37 13
38 32 Timmy Hill # Ford 38 13
39 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 39 13
40 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 40 13
41 98 Michael McDowell Ford 42 12
42 19 Jason Leffler Toyota 44 12
43 44 Scott Riggs Ford 46 6

Starting Lineup (pdf)


Qualifying Order
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Party in the Poconos 400
Pocono Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
Owners
Points
Rank
Race
Attempts
1 51 AJ Allmendinger Chevy 18 13
2 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 25 13
3 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 40 13
4 34 David Ragan Ford 28 13
5 99 Carl Edwards Ford 2 13
6 32 Timmy Hill # Ford 38 13
7 30 David Stremme Toyota 33 13
8 33 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 37 13
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 6 13
10 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 19 13
11 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 16 13
12 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 10 13
13 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 26 13
14 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 32 13
15 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 39 13
16 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 24 13
17 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 36 13
18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 22 13
19 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 17 13
20 27 Paul Menard Chevy 9 13
21 13 Casey Mears Ford 27 13
22 98 Michael McDowell Ford 42 12
23 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 5 13
24 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 7 13
25 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 3 13
26 22 Joey Logano Ford 21 13
27 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 30 13
28 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 23 13
29 16 Greg Biffle Ford 13 13
30 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 11 13
31 44 Scott Riggs Ford 46 6
32 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 1 13
33 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 4 13
34 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 20 13
35 19 Jason Leffler Toyota 44 12
36 83 David Reutimann Toyota 34 13
37 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 8 13
38 38 David Gilliland Ford 31 13
39 55 Mark Martin Toyota 14 13
40 43 Aric Almirola Ford 12 13
41 36 JJ Yeley Chevy 35 13
42 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 15 13
43 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 29 13

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.

  • 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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