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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 1:40 pm/et on Saturday, June 21, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • June 2013 Pole Winner: #1-Jamie McMurray, 94.986mph, finished 25th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Marcos Ambrose, 6/22/2012, 95.262mph (current layout)

  • Track Qualifying Record: Rusty Wallace, June 2000, 99.309mph (old layout)

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Rusty Wallace, 43 years, 10 months, 11 days, 6/25/2000

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 21 years, 1 month, 0 days, 6/24/2011

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #41-Busch, 95.470 mph


  • McMurray wins Sonoma pole: #1-Jamie McMurray won the Coors Light pole for the Toyota / SaveMart 350(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway with a track record speed of 96.350mph for his 1st pole of 2013, 3rd at Sonoma and 10th of his career. McMurray has never won a race from the pole out of none previous poles.
    #47-Allmendinger is on the outside pole, followed by #42-Larson, #99-Edwards, #41-Busch, #4-Harvick, #31-Newman, #55-Vickers, #27-Menard, #22-Logano, #10-Patrick and #13-Mears.
    Missing the race were: none as 43 cars entered.(6-21-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Sonoma:
    #1-Jamie McMurray won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 26th Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 with a lap of 74.354 seconds, 96.350 mph - a new track record (the previous track record was held by Marcos Ambrose, 95.262 mph, 6/24/12)
    This is his 10th pole in 418 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his third pole in 12 races at Sonoma Raceway.
    #47-AJ Allmendinger (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2014 and his second in six races at Sonoma Raceway.
    #42-Kyle Larson (third) posted his first top-10 start at Sonoma Raceway. It is his fifth in 16 races this season.
    Kyle Larson (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(6-21-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Toyoya / SaveMart 350(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is over, after 30 minutes. 21 drivers were faster then the track record of 95.262mph, set by Marcos Ambrose in June 2012.
    #22-Logano 96.197
    #47-Allmendinger 96.111
    #41-Busch 96.091
    #31-Newman 95.965
    #1-McMurray 95.959
    The rest of the top 12, advance to round 2: 10 55 13 42 4 27 99
    Out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 2: 2 20 24 11 88 78 16 18 14 48 9 17 15 3 38 95 43 5 34 26 98 83 51 33 40 23 44 36 32 7 66
    Driver who will miss the race: none. only 43 entered.
    (6-21-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Toyota / SaveMart 350(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm/et.
    Television: FS1 at 1:30 pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network at goprn.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: at 9:30am/et on FS2; Sunday, June 22 at 4:30am/et on FS1 & 11:30am/et on FS1

  • Qualifying Progression:
    driver that was fastest after the first session and the pole winner from the final session of group qualifying.
    First Session: #22-Logano, 96.193mph, starts 10th
    Final Session: #1-McMurray, 96.350mph, starts 1st on the pole, track record

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 26th
    #7-Michael Annett, 42nd
    #23-Alex Bowman, 38th
    #26-Cole Whitt, 32nd
    #30-Parker Kligerman, did not race
    #42-Kyle Larson, 3rd
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 35th
    #83-Ryan Truex, 34th

  • Happy Hour practice for the Toyota / SaveMart 350(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #15-Bowyer 95.988
    #27-Menard 95.544
    #99-Edwards 95.465
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 95.463
    #1-McMurray 95.463
    slowest: #66-Drissi 88.465 & #7-Annett 90.121
    no speed: #36-Sorenson.
    notes: #18-Busch spun around off turn 10, no damage reported. Timmy Hill is practicing the #40 Chevy for Landon Cassill. Cassill will be at Road America on Saturday, Hill will qualify the car and Cassill will race it on Sunday. David Mayhew is practicing the #44 Chevy for J.J. Yeley, who is at Road America for the Nationwide practice today.
    Fastest speeds, laps run, best ten lap average on the Sonoma Practice 2 Speeds page (pdf).(6-20-2014)

  • First Friday practice for the Toyota / SaveMart 350(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is over, after 110 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #41-Busch 95.470
    #15-Bowyer 95.421
    #55-Vickers 95.080
    #78-Truex Jr. 94.978
    #42-Larson 94.825
    slowest: #40-Cassill 90.717 & #7-Annett 91.063
    no speed: #66-Drissi
    notes: David Mayhew practiced the #44 Chevy for J.J. Yeley, who is at Road America for the Nationwide race today. In the very unlikely case that qualifying is cancelled, the speeds from this practice would set the starting lineup. Two rounds of group qualifying is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 21st at 1:40pm/et on FoxSports1 (FS1).
    Fastest speeds, laps run, best ten lap average on the Sonoma Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(6-20-2014)

  • 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
Toyota / SaveMart 350(k)
Sonoma Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevy 96.350 74.354
2 47 AJ Allmendinger Kingsford / Clorox Chevy 96.088 74.557
3 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 95.942 74.670
4 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 95.857 74.736
5 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevy 95.704 74.856
6 4 Kevin Harvick Outback / Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevy 95.655 74.894
7 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 95.616 74.925
8 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 95.574 74.958
9 27 Paul Menard Richmond / Menards Chevy 95.528 74.994
10 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 95.417 75.081
11 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 95.414 75.083
12 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 95.327 75.152
13 2 Brad Keselowski Alliance Truck Parts Ford 95.617 74.924
14 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 95.605 74.933
15 24 Jeff Gordon Panasonic Chevy 95.552 74.975
16 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 95.479 75.032
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kelley Blue Book Chevy 95.461 75.046
18 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 95.451 75.054
19 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 95.432 75.069
20 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Pretzel Toyota 95.378 75.112
21 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevy 95.308 75.167
22 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 95.296 75.176
23 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 95.247 75.215
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. EcoPower Oil Ford 95.136 75.303
25 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 95.044 75.376
26 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevy 95.028 75.388
27 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stop Ford 94.992 75.417
28 95 Michael McDowell K-LOVE Radio Ford 94.972 75.433
29 43 Aric Almirola Nathan's Famous Ford 94.897 75.492
30 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 94.865 75.518
31 34 David Ragan Long John Silver's Free Fish & Fries Ford 94.793 75.575
32 26 Cole Whitt # Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters Toyota 94.734 75.622
33 98 Josh Wise Dogecoin / Reddit.com Chevy 94.568 75.755
34 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 94.562 75.760
35 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 94.491 75.817
36 33 Alex Kennedy Media CAST Chevy 94.147 76.094
37-OP 40 Timmy Hill - DC1 carsforsale.com Chevy 94.012 76.203
38-OP 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 93.867 76.321
39-OP 44 David Mayhew - DC2 Phoenix Warehouse Chevy 93.741 76.423
40-OP 36 Reed Sorenson Theme Park Connection Chevy 93.498 76.622
41-OP 32 Boris Said 7-Eleven / Amerigas Ford 93.377 76.721
42-OP 7 Michael Annett # Pilot / Flying J Chevy 92.282 77.632
43-OP 66 Tomy Drissi MightyHercules.com Toyota 91.115 78.626

BLUE = Speed in blue, faster then previous track record

DC1 = Timmy Hill qualified the car, Landon Cassill will start it, falling to the rear before race start

DC2 = David Mayhew qualified the car, J.J. Yeley will start it, falling to the rear before race start

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 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Toyota / SaveMart 350(k)
Sonoma 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 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevy 96.350 74.354 94.159 14 2.191 20
2 47 AJ Allmendinger Kingsford / Clorox Chevy 96.088 74.557 94.078 18 2.010 21
3 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 95.942 74.67 94.825 5 1.117 9
4 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 95.857 74.736 94.539 10 1.318 7
5 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevy 95.704 74.856 95.470 1 0.234 26
6 4 Kevin Harvick Outback / Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevy 95.655 74.894 94.001 19 1.654 10
7 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 95.616 74.925 94.082 17 1.534 12
8 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 95.574 74.958 95.080 3 0.494 18
9 27 Paul Menard Richmond / Menards Chevy 95.528 74.994 94.626 8 0.902 13
10 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 95.417 75.081 94.364 12 1.053 8
11 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 95.414 75.083 92.806 32 2.608 28
12 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 95.327 75.152 93.561 26 1.766 24


Qualifying Results
Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Toyota / SaveMart 350(k)
Sonoma 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 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 96.197 74.472 94.364 12 1.833 8
2 47 AJ Allmendinger Kingsford / Clorox Chevy 96.111 74.539 94.078 18 2.033 21
3 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevy 96.091 74.554 95.470 1 0.621 26
4 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 95.965 74.652 94.082 17 1.883 12
5 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevy 95.959 74.657 94.159 14 1.800 20
6 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 95.889 74.711 92.806 32 3.083 28
7 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 95.838 74.751 95.080 3 0.758 18
8 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 95.787 74.791 93.561 26 2.226 24
9 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 95.773 74.802 94.825 5 0.948 9
10 4 Kevin Harvick Outback / Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevy 95.759 74.813 94.001 19 1.758 10
11 27 Paul Menard Richmond / Menards Chevy 95.710 74.851 94.626 8 1.084 13
12 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 95.626 74.917 94.539 10 1.087 7
Failed to Advance to round 2
13 2 Brad Keselowski Alliance Truck Parts Ford 95.617 74.924 93.943 20 1.674 5
14 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 95.605 74.933 93.588 25 2.017 4
15 24 Jeff Gordon Panasonic Chevy 95.552 74.975 94.395 11 1.157 1
16 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 95.479 75.032 93.276 27 2.203 6
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kelley Blue Book Chevy 95.461 75.046 94.707 7 0.754 3
18 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 95.451 75.054 94.978 4 0.473 25
19 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 95.432 75.069 94.344 13 1.088 15
20 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Pretzel Toyota 95.378 75.112 93.672 24 1.706 11
21 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevy 95.308 75.167 94.553 9 0.755 16
22 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 95.296 75.176 93.890 21 1.406 2
23 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 95.247 75.215 94.714 6 0.533 23
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. EcoPower Oil Ford 95.136 75.303 93.816 23 1.320 27
25 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 95.044 75.376 95.421 2 -0.377 14
26 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevy 95.028 75.388 93.028 29 2.000 17
27 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stop Ford 94.992 75.417 93.853 22 1.139 32
28 95 Michael McDowell K-LOVE Radio Ford 94.972 75.433 93.144 28 1.828 44
29 43 Aric Almirola Nathan's Famous Ford 94.897 75.492 94.096 16 0.801 22
30 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 94.865 75.518 94.113 15 0.752 19
31 34 David Ragan Long John Silver's Free Fish & Fries Ford 94.793 75.575 92.791 34 2.002 34
32 26 Cole Whitt # Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters Toyota 94.734 75.622 92.644 35 2.090 31
33 98 Josh Wise Dogecoin / Reddit.com Chevy 94.568 75.755 91.937 38 2.631 37
34 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 94.562 75.760 92.941 30 1.621 41
35 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 94.491 75.817 92.802 33 1.689 29
36 33 Alex Kennedy Media CAST Chevy 94.147 76.094 91.436 39 2.711 42
37 40 Timmy Hill carsforsale.com Chevy 94.012 76.203 90.717 42 3.295 33
38 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 93.867 76.321 92.870 31 0.997 36
39 44 David Mayhew Phoenix Warehouse Chevy 93.741 76.423 91.149 40 2.592 43
40 36 Reed Sorenson Theme Park Connection Chevy 93.498 76.622 92.072 37 1.426 35
41 32 Boris Said 7-Eleven / Amerigas Ford 93.377 76.721 92.253 36 1.124 38
42 7 Michael Annett # Pilot / Flying J Chevy 92.282 77.632 91.063 41 1.219 30
43 66 Tomy Drissi MightyHercules.com Toyota 91.115 78.626 0.000 x x 39

BLUE = Speed in blue, faster then previous track record

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
Toyota / SaveMart 350(k)
Sonoma 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 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 6 15 93.276 27
2 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 23 15 94.714 6
3 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 14 15 95.421 2
4 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 20 15 94.159 14
5 38 David Gilliland Ford 32 15 93.853 22
6 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 21 15 94.078 18
7 43 Aric Almirola Ford 22 15 94.096 16
8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 27 15 93.816 23
9 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 30 15 91.063 41
10 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 1 15 94.395 11
11 22 Joey Logano Ford 8 15 94.364 12
12 66 Tomy Drissi Toyota 39 15 0.000 x
13 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 26 15 95.470 1
14 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 28 15 92.806 32
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 3 15 94.707 7
16 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 4 15 93.588 25
17 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 10 15 94.001 19
18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 15 15 94.344 13
19 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 18 15 95.080 3
20 44 J.J. Yeley(i) Chevy 43 15 91.149 40
21 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 33 15 90.717 42
22 33 Alex Kennedy Chevy 42 15 91.436 39
23 95 Michael McDowell Ford 44 9 93.144 28
24 34 David Ragan Ford 34 15 92.791 34
25 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 5 15 93.943 20
26 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 25 15 94.978 4
27 13 Casey Mears Chevy 24 15 93.561 26
28 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 17 15 93.028 29
29 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 12 15 94.082 17
30 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 2 15 93.890 21
31 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 29 15 92.802 33
32 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 16 15 94.553 9
33 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 36 15 92.870 31
34 27 Paul Menard Chevy 13 15 94.626 8
35 98 Josh Wise Chevy 37 15 91.937 38
36 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 9 15 94.825 5
37 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 41 15 92.941 30
38 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 19 15 94.113 15
39 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 35 15 92.072 37
40 32 Boris Said Ford 38 15 92.253 36
41 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 11 15 93.672 24
42 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 31 15 92.644 35
43 99 Carl Edwards Ford 7 15 94.539 10

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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