Pocono Qualifying and Starting Lineup

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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 4:40 pm/et on Friday, June 6, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • June 2013 Pole Winner: qualifying canceled due to rain, set by rules book, #48-Johnson started 1st

  • August 2013 Pole Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 180.654mph, finished 13th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jimmie Johnson, August 2013, 180.654mph

  • 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

  • Pole Winners: 36

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #55-Vickers, 180.854 mph


  • Hamlin wins Pocono pole: #11-Denny Hamlin won the pole for the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway with a track record speed of 181.415mph for his 2nd pole of 2013 and 19th of his career. Hamlin has won three races from the pole out of 18 previous poles. The top three drivers were faster than the track record, set by #48-Johnson in August 2013 at 180.654mph.
    #41-Busch is on the outside pole, followed by #2-Keselowsi, #4-Harvick, #24-Gordon, #18-Busch, #22-Logano, #88-Earnhardt Jr., #55-Vickers, #99-Edwards, #3-Dillon and #14-Stewart.
    Points leader #20-Kenseth didn't get out of round 1 and will start 26th. Chase seeding leader, #48-Johnson failed toi get out of round 2 and will start 20th. Missing the race were: none, only 43 drivers entered, so none miss the race.(6-6-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Pocono:
    #11-Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 33rd Annual Pocono 400 with a track qualifying record lap of 49.610 seconds, 181.415 mph. The previous record was held by Jimmie Johnson (180.654 mph/49.819 sec.) and set in August of 2013.
    This is the ninth track qualifying record set this season, and the second by Hamlin (Bristol).
    This is Hamlin's 19th pole in 304 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and eighth top-10 start in 2014. His first pole this season came at Bristol.
    This is his third pole in 17 races at Pocono Raceway.
    Hamlin's previous two Pocono poles came in his rookie season of 2006. Both resulted in victories. He has four victories overall at Pocono.
    #41-Kurt Busch (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2014 and his 17th in 26 races at Pocono Raceway.
    #2-Brad Keselowski (third) posted his second top-10 start at Pocono Raceway. It is his 11th in 14 races this season. (NASCAR Statistics)(6-6-2014)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is over after 10 scheduled minutes. Two drivers ran faster than the track record, set by #48-Johnson last August 180.654mph
    #41-Busch 181.087
    #2-Keselowski 180.730
    #18-Busch 180.346
    #55-Vickers 180.004
    #4-Harvick 179.996
    the rest of the top 12: 11 14 24 22 99 88 3;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 16 42 31 10 78 1 15 48 47 43 27 51
    (6-6-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is over after 25 minutes.
    #55-Vickers 180.029
    #41-Busch 179.626
    #24-Gordon 179.558
    #48-Johnson 179.433
    #4-Harvick 179.308
    Drivers who failed to advance to round 2: 13 20 5 17 9 7 40 34 32 23 38 36 98 44 66 26 83 33 77.
    Drivers who will miss the race: none, only 43 drivers entered.
    #77-Blaney spun and slid during his first lap. Didn't do any serious damage.(6-6-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Friday, June 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm/et.
    Television: FS1 at 4:30 pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: at 4:30am/et on FS1

  • Qualifying Progression:
    driver that was fastest after the first round, the second round and the pole winner from the final round of group qualifying.
    First Round: #55-Vickers, 180.029mph, starts 9th
    Second Round: #41-Busch, 181.087mph, starts 2nd
    Final Round: #11-Hamlin, 181.415mph, starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 11th
    #7-Michael Annett, 30th
    #23-Alex Bowman, 34th
    #26-Cole Whitt, 40th
    #30-Parker Kligerman, DNR
    #42-Kyle Larson, 14th
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 24th
    #83-Ryan Truex, 41st

  • Friday practice for the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is over, after 80 scheduled minutes, the top five fastest, slowest and notes:
    #55-Vickers 180.854
    #2-Keselowski 180.223
    #4-Harvick 179.813
    #41-Busch 179.226
    #48-Johnson 179.183
    slowest: #33-Kennedy 168.077 and #66-Hill 168.833
    notes: in the case that qualifying, scheduled for 4:40pm/et Friday on FS1, is canceled, this practice would set the starting lineup. Since there are 43 cars entered, all 43 will make the race. The track record is 180.654mph, set last August by #48-Johnson.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and more on the Pocono Practice 1 page (pdf).(6-6-2014)

  • 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
Pocono 400
Pocono Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 181.415 49.610
2 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 181.408 49.612
3 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Redd's Ford 181.316 49.637
4 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 180.832 49.770
5 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 180.513 49.858
6 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Peanut Butter Toyota 180.458 49.873
7 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 179.827 50.048
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 179.565 50.121
9 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 179.548 50.126
10 99 Carl Edwards Kelloggs/Cheez-It Ford 179.383 50.172
11 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevy 179.326 50.188
12 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy 179.126 50.244
13 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 179.258 50.207
14 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 179.229 50.215
15 31 Ryan Newman Wix Filters Chevy 179.072 50.259
16 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 179.051 50.265
17 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 178.976 50.286
18 1 Jamie McMurray Cushman/Cessna Chevy 178.919 50.302
19 15 Clint Bowyer RK Motors Charlotte Toyota 178.777 50.342
20 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevy 178.678 50.370
21 47 AJ Allmendinger Clorox Chevy 178.288 50.480
22 43 Aric Almirola Nathan's Famous Ford 178.144 50.521
23 27 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevy 178.031 50.553
24 51 Justin Allgaier # BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy 177.288 50.765
25 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 178.045 50.549
26 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 177.968 50.571
27 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 177.908 50.588
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 177.830 50.610
29 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 177.162 50.801
30 7 Michael Annett # Pilot Flying J Chevy 176.308 51.047
31 40 Landon Cassill(i) Newtown Building Supplies Inc. Chevy 176.025 51.129
32 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 175.922 51.159
33 32 Travis Kvapil Corvetteparts.net Ford 175.867 51.175
34 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 175.675 51.231
35 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 175.613 51.249
36 36 Reed Sorenson Theme Park Connection Chevy 174.958 51.441
37-OP 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford 174.747 51.503
38-OP 44 JJ Yeley(i) All City Leasing & Warehousing Chevy 173.970 51.733
39-OP 66 Timmy Hill Land Castle Title Toyota 173.260 51.945
40-OP 26 Cole Whitt # Burger King Toyota 172.808 52.081
41-OP 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 172.453 52.188
42-OP 33 Alex Kennedy Dream Factory Chevy 169.693 53.037
43-OP 77 Dave Blaney valor4vets.com Ford 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
Round 3
Pocono 400
Pocono Raceway
Kansas 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 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 181.415 49.610 177.368 24 4.047 8
2 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 181.408 49.612 179.226 4 2.182 27
3 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Redd's Ford 181.316 49.637 180.223 2 1.093 9
4 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 180.832 49.770 179.813 3 1.019 12
5 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 180.513 49.858 178.200 16 2.313 2
6 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Peanut Butter Toyota 180.458 49.873 178.235 15 2.223 7
7 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 179.827 50.048 178.402 13 1.425 6
8 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard Chevy 179.565 50.121 178.884 7 0.681 5
9 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 179.548 50.126 180.854 1 -1.306 13
10 99 Carl Edwards Kelloggs/Cheez-It Ford 179.383 50.172 178.101 17 1.282 3
11 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevy 179.326 50.188 178.327 14 0.999 15
12 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy 179.126 50.244 177.525 19 1.601 21


Qualifying Results
Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Pocono 400
Pocono Raceway
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 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 181.087 49.700 179.226 4 1.861 27
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 180.730 49.798 180.223 2 0.507 9
3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 180.346 49.904 178.235 15 2.111 7
4 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 180.004 49.999 180.854 1 -0.850 13
5 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 179.996 50.001 179.813 3 0.183 12
6 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 179.964 50.010 177.368 24 2.596 8
7 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 179.950 50.014 177.525 19 2.425 21
8 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 179.695 50.085 178.200 16 1.495 2
9 22 Joey Logano Ford 179.680 50.089 178.402 13 1.278 6
10 99 Carl Edwards Ford 179.605 50.110 178.101 17 1.504 3
11 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 179.376 50.174 178.884 7 0.492 5
12 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 179.279 50.201 178.327 14 0.952 15
Failed to Advance to 3rd Round
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 179.258 50.207 177.141 25 2.117 16
14 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 179.229 50.215 178.735 10 0.494 10
15 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 179.072 50.259 178.593 11 0.479 11
16 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 179.051 50.265 178.458 12 0.593 28
17 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 178.976 50.286 178.884 8 0.092 25
18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 178.919 50.302 179.172 6 -0.253 23
19 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 178.777 50.342 178.862 9 -0.085 17
20 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 178.678 50.370 179.183 5 -0.505 4
21 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 178.288 50.480 174.757 32 3.531 20
22 43 Aric Almirola Ford 178.144 50.521 177.110 26 1.034 19
23 27 Paul Menard Chevy 178.031 50.553 177.455 21 0.576 14
24 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 177.288 50.765 177.431 23 -0.143 29


Qualifying Results
Round 1
Pocono 400
Pocono Raceway
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Kansas 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 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 180.029 49.992 180.854 1 -0.825 13
2 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 179.626 50.104 179.226 4 0.400 27
3 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 179.558 50.123 178.200 16 1.358 2
4 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 179.433 50.158 179.183 5 0.250 4
5 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 179.308 50.193 179.813 3 -0.505 12
6 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 179.251 50.209 177.525 19 1.726 21
7 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 179.165 50.233 178.458 12 0.707 28
8 22 Joey Logano Ford 179.087 50.255 178.402 13 0.685 6
9 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 179.001 50.279 174.757 32 4.244 20
10 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 178.948 50.294 178.593 11 0.355 11
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 178.756 50.348 179.172 6 -0.416 23
12 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 178.713 50.360 177.368 24 1.345 8
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 178.678 50.370 177.141 25 1.537 16
14 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 178.508 50.418 178.235 15 0.273 7
15 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 178.472 50.428 178.327 14 0.145 15
16 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 178.465 50.430 180.223 2 -1.758 9
17 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 178.292 50.479 178.862 9 -0.570 17
18 99 Carl Edwards Ford 178.285 50.481 178.101 17 0.184 3
19 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 178.271 50.485 178.884 8 -0.613 25
20 43 Aric Almirola Ford 178.239 50.494 177.110 26 1.129 19
21 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 178.193 50.507 178.884 7 -0.691 5
22 27 Paul Menard Chevy 178.144 50.521 177.455 21 0.689 14
23 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 178.116 50.529 177.431 23 0.685 29
24 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 178.091 50.536 178.735 10 -0.644 10
Failed to Advance to 2nd Round
25 13 Casey Mears Chevy 178.045 50.549 176.988 27 1.057 24
26 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 177.968 50.571 177.588 18 0.380 1
27 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 177.908 50.588 177.504 20 0.404 18
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford 177.830 50.610 176.505 28 1.325 26
29 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 177.162 50.801 177.441 22 -0.279 22
30 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 176.308 51.047 175.466 30 0.842 30
31 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy 176.025 51.129 174.791 31 1.234 31
32 34 David Ragan Ford 175.922 51.159 172.252 37 3.670 35
33 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 175.867 51.175 175.843 29 0.024 38
34 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 175.675 51.231 174.182 34 1.493 36
35 38 David Gilliland Ford 175.613 51.249 174.608 33 1.005 33
36 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 174.958 51.441 171.648 38 3.310 34
37 98 Josh Wise Ford 174.747 51.503 171.269 39 3.478 37
38 44 J.J. Yeley Chevy 173.970 51.733 173.100 35 0.870 43
39 66 Timmy Hill Toyota 173.260 51.945 168.833 42 4.427 39
40 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 172.808 52.081 169.217 41 3.591 32
41 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 172.453 52.188 172.526 36 -0.073 40
42 33 Alex Kennedy Chevy 169.693 53.037 168.077 43 1.616 41
43 77 Dave Blaney Ford 0.000 0.000 169.997 40 x 48

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
Pocono 400
Pocono Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
1 22 Joey Logano Ford 6 13 178.402 13
2 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 10 13 178.735 10
3 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 22 13 177.441 22
4 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 9 13 180.223 2
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 18 13 177.504 20
6 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 28 13 178.458 12
7 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 11 13 178.593 11
8 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 2 13 178.200 16
9 66 Timmy Hill Toyota 39 13 168.833 42
10 98 Josh Wise Ford 37 13 171.269 39
11 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 30 13 175.466 30
12 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 25 13 178.884 8
13 43 Aric Almirola Ford 19 13 177.110 26
14 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 29 13 177.431 23
15 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 40 13 172.526 36
16 16 Greg Biffle Ford 16 13 177.141 25
17 27 Paul Menard Chevy 14 13 177.455 21
18 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 32 13 169.217 41
19 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 4 13 179.183 5
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford 26 13 176.505 28
21 13 Casey Mears Chevy 24 13 176.988 27
22 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 17 13 178.862 9
23 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 23 13 179.172 6
24 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 20 13 174.757 32
25 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 34 13 171.648 38
26 77 Dave Blaney Ford 48 11 169.997 40
27 44 J.J. Yeley Chevy 43 13 173.100 35
28 34 David Ragan Ford 35 13 172.252 37
29 38 David Gilliland Ford 33 13 174.608 33
30 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 15 13 178.327 14
31 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 7 13 178.235 15
32 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy 31 13 174.791 31
33 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 21 13 177.525 19
34 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 8 13 177.368 24
35 99 Carl Edwards Ford 3 13 178.101 17
36 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 5 13 178.884 7
37 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 12 13 179.813 3
38 33 Alex Kennedy Chevy 41 13 168.077 43
39 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 36 13 174.182 34
40 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 27 13 179.226 4
41 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 1 13 177.588 18
42 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 38 13 175.843 29
43 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 13 13 180.854 1

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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