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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 5:35 pm/et on Friday, June 27, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • June 2013 Pole Winner: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr, 183.636mph, 12th

  • Track Qualifying Record: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 6/28/2013, 183.636mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr., 38 years, 8 months, and 18 days, 6/28/2013

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jimmie Johnson, 36 years, 9 months, and 12 days, 6/29/2012

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #42-Larson 183.549

  • Fastest Happy Hour Practice Speed: #2-Keselowski 183.101


  • Keselowski wins Kentucky pole: #2-Brad Keselowski won the Coors Light pole for the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway with TRACK RECORD speed of 188.791mph for his 3rd pole of 2014, 1st at Kentucky and 6th of his career.
    #22-Logano is on the outside pole, followed by #24-Gordon, #11-Hamlin, #4-Harvick, #42-Larson, #31-Newman, #1-McMurray, #41-Busch, #10-Patrick, #15-Bowyer, and #27-Menard.
    Missing the race were: only 42 cars entered, so none missed the race.(6-27-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Kentucky:
    Brad Keselowski won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 4th Annual Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts with a lap of 28.603 seconds, 188.791 mph.
    This is his sixth pole in 178 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third pole and 13th top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his first pole in four races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Joey Logano (second) posted his 14th top-10 start of 2014.
    Jeff Gordon (third) posted his second top-10 start at Kentucky Speedway. It is his ninth in 17 races this season.
    Kyle Larson (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    Brad Keselowski set a new track record in the third and final round of qualifying with his lap of 28.603 seconds, 188.791 mph. The track record for Kentucky Speedway was previously held by Dale Earnhardt Jr., at 183.636 mph (06/30/2013)
    23 cars broke the previous track record during this qualifying session.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(6-27-2014)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #22-Logano 187.611
    #2-Keselowski 187.565
    #15-Bowyer 186.735
    #41-Busch 186.709
    #42-Larson 186.522
    the rest of the top 12: 24 1 4 11 31 27 10
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 14 20 47 3 55 18 78 5 17 43 99 16
    23 drivers beat the old track record of 183.636mph, which was set by Earnhardt, Jr. last year.
    (6-27-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is over, after 25 minutes.
    #22-Logano 185.893
    #10-Patrick 185.759
    #24-Gordon 185.714
    #2-Keselowski 185.618
    #1-McMurray 185.573
    the rest of the top 24: 42 47 20 11 31 41 78 55 3 14 27 4 18 5 43 15 17 99 16
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 48 13 9 51 88 26 36 7 23 98 32 34 40 33 83 66 38 93
    25 drivers beat the old track record of 183.636mph, which was set by Earnhardt, Jr. last year.
    Drivers who will miss the race: none.
    (6-27-2014)

  • Qualifying Progression:
    driver that was fastest after the first session, the second session and the pole winner from the final session of group qualifying.
    First Session: #22-Logano, 185.893mph, starts 2nd
    Second Session: #22-Logano, 187.611mph, starts 2nd
    Final Session: #2-Keselowski, 188.791mph, starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 16th
    #7-Michael Annett, 32nd
    #23-Alex Bowman, 33rd
    #26-Cole Whitt, 30th
    #30-Parker Kligerman, Did not race
    #42-Kyle Larson, 6th
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 28th
    #83-Ryan Truex, 39th

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:35pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 5:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: on Saturday, June 28th at 4:30am/et on FS1; 1:00pm/et on FS1; 4:00pm/et on FS2

  • Happy Hour practice for the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is over after 80 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #2-Keselowski 183.101
    #20-Kenseth 182.309
    #42-Larson 182.088
    #24-Gordon 181.941
    #22-Logano 181.677
    slowest: #33-Stremme 171.124 & #66-Nemechek 170.816.
    notes: #5-Kahne spun off turn 4 on his second lap, but didn't hit anything.
    Fastest speeds, laps run, best ten lap average on the Kentucky Practice 2 Speeds page (pdf).(6-27-2014)

  • First Friday practice for the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson 183.549
    #2-Keselowski 182.143
    #55-Vickers 182.143
    #1-McMurray 181.318
    #14-Stewart 181.287
    slowest: #93-Bliss 172.144 & #33-Stremme 170.492.
    notes: #40-Cassill spun off turn 2 late in the session but did not hit anything.
    In the event that qualifying is cancelled, the speeds from this practice would set the starting lineup. Group qualifying is scheduled to be held on today at 5:40pm/et on FoxSports1 (FS1).
    Fastest speeds, laps run, best ten lap average on the Kentucky Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(6-27-2014)

  • 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
Quaker State 400
Kentucky Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Miller Lite Ford 188.791 28.603
2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 187.175 28.850
3 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 186.832 28.903
4 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 186.374 28.974
5 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 186.104 29.016
6 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 186.034 29.027
7 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 186.014 29.030
8 1 Jamie McMurray Lexar Chevy 185.957 29.039
9 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 185.950 29.040
10 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 185.803 29.063
11 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 185.414 29.124
12 27 Paul Menard Quaker State/Menards Chevy 185.096 29.174
13 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Rush Truck Centers Chevy 185.854 29.055
14 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 185.714 29.077
15 47 A.J. Allmendinger Scott Products Chevy 185.503 29.110
16 3 Austin Dillon # Cheerios Protein Chevy 185.344 29.135
17 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 185.096 29.174
18 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 185.052 29.181
19 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 184.761 29.227
20 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 184.464 29.274
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 184.307 29.299
22 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 184.300 29.300
23 99 Carl Edwards UPS Ford 184.106 29.331
24 16 Greg Biffle ACE Ford 183.138 29.486
25 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Chevy 183.661 29.402
26 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 183.424 29.440
27 9 Marcos Ambrose Black & Decker Ford 183.163 29.482
28 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 182.815 29.538
29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 182.803 29.540
30 26 Cole Whitt # Speed Stick Gear Toyota 182.778 29.544
31 36 Reed Sorenson Theme Park Connection Chevy 181.916 29.684
32 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevy 181.464 29.758
33 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 181.287 29.787
34 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevy 181.196 29.802
35 32 Travis Kvapil Corvetteparts.net Ford 180.421 29.930
36 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 179.700 30.050
37-OP 40 Landon Cassill(i) Snap Fitness Chevy 179.348 30.109
38-OP 33 David Stremme Thunder Coal Chevy 178.672 30.223
39-OP 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 178.406 30.268
40-OP 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Vydox Toyota 178.065 30.326
41-OP 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 176.800 30.543
42-OP 93 Mike Bliss (i) Dr. Pepper Toyota 171.385 31.508

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
Qualifying Round 3
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Quaker State 400
Kentucky 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 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 188.791 28.603 182.143 2 6.648 5
2 22 Joey Logano Ford 187.175 28.850 180.102 9 7.073 7
3 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 186.832 28.903 179.712 15 7.120 1
4 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 186.374 28.974 179.128 21 7.246 8
5 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 186.104 29.016 180.759 7 5.345 10
6 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 186.034 29.027 183.549 1 2.485 11
7 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 186.014 29.030 179.480 17 6.534 9
8 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 185.957 29.039 181.318 4 4.639 19
9 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 185.950 29.040 181.190 6 4.760 26
10 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 185.803 29.063 180.415 8 5.388 28
11 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 185.414 29.124 179.934 12 5.480 14
12 27 Paul Menard Chevy 185.096 29.174 179.081 22 6.015 13


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Quaker State 400
Kentucky 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 22 Joey Logano Ford 187.611 28.783 180.102 9 7.509 7
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 187.565 28.790 182.143 2 5.422 5
3 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 186.735 28.918 179.934 12 6.801 14
4 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 186.709 28.922 181.190 6 5.519 26
5 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 186.522 28.951 183.549 1 2.973 11
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 186.419 28.967 179.712 15 6.707 1
7 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 186.117 29.014 181.318 4 4.799 19
8 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 186.027 29.028 180.759 7 5.268 10
9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 186.014 29.030 179.128 21 6.886 8
10 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 186.014 29.030 179.480 17 6.534 9
11 27 Paul Menard Chevy 185.899 29.048 179.081 22 6.818 13
12 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 185.899 29.048 180.415 8 5.484 28
13 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 185.854 29.055 181.287 5 4.567 17
14 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 185.714 29.077 179.170 20 6.544 4
15 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 185.503 29.110 179.485 16 6.018 23
16 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 185.344 29.135 178.595 24 6.749 18
17 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 185.096 29.174 182.143 3 2.953 20
18 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 185.052 29.181 179.958 11 5.094 12
19 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 184.761 29.227 179.916 13 4.845 25
20 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 184.464 29.274 180.006 10 4.458 16
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 184.307 29.299 177.995 29 6.312 27
22 43 Aric Almirola Ford 184.300 29.300 179.283 19 5.017 22
23 99 Carl Edwards Ford 184.106 29.331 178.136 28 5.970 6
24 16 Greg Biffle Ford 183.138 29.486 178.224 26 4.914 15


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Quaker State 400
Kentucky 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 22 Joey Logano Ford 185.893 29.049 180.102 9 5.791 7
2 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 185.759 29.070 180.415 8 5.344 28
3 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 185.714 29.077 179.712 15 6.002 1
4 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 185.618 29.092 182.143 2 3.475 5
5 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 185.573 29.099 181.318 4 4.255 19
6 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 184.989 29.191 183.549 1 1.440 11
7 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 184.887 29.207 179.485 16 5.402 23
8 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 184.792 29.222 179.170 20 5.622 4
9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 184.628 29.248 179.128 21 5.500 8
10 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 184.578 29.256 179.480 17 5.098 9
11 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 184.533 29.263 181.190 6 3.343 26
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 184.508 29.267 179.916 13 4.592 25
13 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 184.496 29.269 182.143 3 2.353 20
14 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 184.313 29.298 178.595 24 5.718 18
15 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 184.263 29.306 181.287 5 2.976 17
16 27 Paul Menard Chevy 184.256 29.307 179.081 22 5.175 13
17 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 184.162 29.322 180.759 7 3.403 10
18 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 184.018 29.345 179.958 11 4.060 12
19 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 183.999 29.348 180.006 10 3.993 16
20 43 Aric Almirola Ford 183.980 29.351 179.283 19 4.697 22
21 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 183.968 29.353 179.934 12 4.034 14
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 183.792 29.381 177.995 29 5.797 27
23 99 Carl Edwards Ford 183.730 29.391 178.136 28 5.594 6
24 16 Greg Biffle Ford 183.711 29.394 178.224 26 5.487 15
25 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 183.661 29.402 179.444 18 4.217 2
26 13 Casey Mears Chevy 183.424 29.440 177.836 31 5.588 24
27 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 183.163 29.482 178.153 27 5.010 21
28 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 182.815 29.538 178.277 25 4.538 29
29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 182.803 29.540 179.778 14 3.025 3
30 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 182.778 29.544 175.667 36 7.111 32
31 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 181.916 29.684 176.852 33 5.064 34
32 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 181.464 29.758 179.069 23 2.395 30
33 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 181.287 29.787 177.907 30 3.380 36
34 98 Josh Wise Chevy 181.196 29.802 177.743 32 3.453 38
35 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 180.421 29.930 174.171 38 6.250 37
36 34 David Ragan Ford 179.700 30.050 174.633 37 5.067 35
37 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 179.348 30.109 176.748 34 2.600 33
38 33 David Stremme Chevy 178.672 30.223 170.492 42 8.180 42
39 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 178.406 30.268 173.116 40 5.290 41
40 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 178.065 30.326 173.812 39 4.253 39
41 38 David Gilliland Ford 176.800 30.543 176.517 35 0.283 31
42 93 Mike Bliss (i) Toyota 171.385 31.508 172.144 41 -0.759 0

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
Quaker State 400
Kentucky Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
1 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 27 16 177.995 29
2 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 34 16 176.852 33
3 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 14 16 179.934 12
4 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 18 16 178.595 24
5 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 26 16 181.190 6
6 22 Joey Logano Ford 7 16 180.102 9
7 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 39 16 173.812 39
8 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 36 16 177.907 30
9 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 10 16 180.759 7
10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 15 16 178.224 26
11 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 21 16 178.153 27
12 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 2 16 179.444 18
13 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 1 16 179.712 15
14 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 33 16 176.748 34
15 93 Mike Bliss (i) Toyota 0 1 172.144 41
16 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 16 16 180.006 10
17 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 37 16 174.171 38
18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 3 16 179.778 14
19 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 5 16 182.143 2
20 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 8 16 179.128 21
21 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 30 16 179.069 23
22 98 Josh Wise Chevy 38 16 177.743 32
23 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 25 16 179.916 13
24 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 28 16 180.415 8
25 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 41 16 173.116 40
26 38 David Gilliland Ford 31 16 176.517 35
27 27 Paul Menard Chevy 13 16 179.081 22
28 13 Casey Mears Chevy 24 16 177.836 31
29 34 David Ragan Ford 35 16 174.633 37
30 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 17 16 181.287 5
31 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 23 16 179.485 16
32 33 David Stremme Chevy 42 16 170.492 42
33 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 11 16 183.549 1
34 43 Aric Almirola Ford 22 16 179.283 19
35 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 4 16 179.170 20
36 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 29 16 178.277 25
37 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 12 16 179.958 11
38 99 Carl Edwards Ford 6 16 178.136 28
39 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 9 16 179.480 17
40 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 19 16 181.318 4
41 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 20 16 182.143 3
42 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 32 16 175.667 36

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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