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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 3:40 pm/et on Friday, July 12, 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • July 2012 Pole Sitter: #18-Kyle Busch, 133.417mph, finished 16th

  • September 2012 Pole Sitter: #24-Jeff Gordon, 134.911mph, finished 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, 135.232mph, 7/17/2011

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 9 months, 13 days, 7/21/2002

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Brian Vickers, 21 years, 8 months, 23 days, 7/17/2005

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Jeff Burton, started 38th [provisional], 7/1999

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #2-Keselowski, 135.491mph, scheduled to qualify 30th 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

  • Keselowski wins New Hampshire pole: #2-Brad Keselowski won the pole for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with speed of 135.922mph (a new track record) for his 1st pole of 2013 and 3rd of his career. #48-Johnson is on the outside pole, followed by #78-Busch, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #18-Busch, #24-Gordon, #99-Edwards, #11-Hamlin, #5-Kahne, and #31-Burton. No drivers missed the race as there were 43 entries for 43 starting spots.(7-12-2013)
    UPDATE: #48-Johnson's time was disallowed after he failed post-qualifying inspection. The car was too low in the front end. He will start in the rear of the field.(7-12-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - New Hampshire:
    Brad Keselowski won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 21st Annual Camping World RV Sales 301 with a track-qualifying record lap of 28.022 seconds, 135.922 mph.
    Ten drivers had a faster qualifying speed than the previous track qualifying record of 28.165 seconds (135.232 mph).
    This is Keselowski's third pole in 144 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. His first career pole also came at New Hampshire.
    This is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2013. Keselowski's last pole was at Charlotte in May of 2011, 78 races ago.
    Jimmie Johnson (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2013 and his 15th in 23 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Kurt Busch (third) posted his 14th top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his seventh in 19 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(7-12-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, July 12, 2013 at 3:40pm/et.
    TV: SPEED at 3:30pm/et
    Radio: Performace Racing Network at goprn.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: TBA

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #15-Bowyer, 1st out to qualify, 134.089mph, starting 21st
    #55-Vickers, 2nd out to qualify, 134.978mph, starting 14th
    #20-Kenseth, 4th out to qualify, 135.006mph, starting 13th
    #18-Busch, 12th out to qualify, 135.757mph, starting 5th
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr., 14th out to qualify, 135.786mph, starting 4th
    #48-Johnson, 29th out to qualify, 135.902mph, starting 2nd
    #2-Keselowski, 30th out to qualify, 135.922mph, starting 1st - pole

  • 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
Camping World RV Sales 301
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 135.922 28.022
2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row / Denver Mattress Chevy 135.835 28.040
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 135.786 28.050
4 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 135.757 28.056
5 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Chevy 135.525 28.104
6 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 135.487 28.112
7 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 135.482 28.113
8 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 135.333 28.144
9 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 135.246 28.162
10 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 135.107 28.191
11 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Monopoly Chevy 135.073 28.198
12 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 135.006 28.212
13 55 Brian Vickers(i) Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 134.978 28.218
14 27 Paul Menard Menards / Libman Chevy 134.868 28.241
15 39 Ryan Newman Wix Filters Chevy 134.849 28.245
16 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1 Chevy 134.753 28.265
17 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 134.710 28.274
18 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 134.492 28.320
19 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Batteries Toyota 134.411 28.337
20 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 134.089 28.405
21 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 134.028 28.418
22 16 Greg Biffle 3M / WB Mason Ford 133.839 28.458
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 133.835 28.459
24 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 133.821 28.462
25 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 133.778 28.471
26 51 A J Allmendinger Phoenix Construction Chevy 133.778 28.471
27 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr. Pepper Toyota 133.637 28.501
28 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 133.431 28.545
29 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 133.273 28.579
30 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 132.993 28.639
31 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper Toyota 132.919 28.655
32 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevy 132.905 28.658
33 47 Bobby Labonte Kingsford Charcoal Toyota 132.720 28.698
34 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 132.485 28.749
35 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 132.002 28.854
36 33 Landon Cassill(i) LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 131.879 28.881
37 32 Ken Schrader Federated Auto parts Ford 131.551 28.953
38 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 131.121 29.048
39 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevy 131.098 29.053
40 36 J J Yeley United Mining Equipment Chevy 130.797 29.120
41 52 Morgan Shepherd (i) Support Military pres by VictoryWknd Toyota 128.290 29.689
42 30 David Stremme Lean 1 / Hannaford Toyota 36.949 103.083
43 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 0.000 disallowed
car too low

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
Camping World RV Sales 301
New Hampshire Motor 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 30 30 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 135.922 28.022 135.491 1 0.431 13
2 29 26 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 135.902 28.026 134.193 7 1.709 1
3 40 40 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 135.835 28.040 134.179 8 1.656 9
4 14 14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 135.786 28.050 134.259 5 1.527 5
5 12 12 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 135.757 28.056 134.439 2 1.318 7
6 22 22 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 135.525 28.104 134.221 6 1.304 14
7 24 24 99 Carl Edwards Ford 135.487 28.112 134.122 9 1.365 3
8 34 34 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 135.482 28.113 134.439 3 1.043 23
9 17 17 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 135.333 28.144 133.872 12 1.461 12
10 35 35 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 135.246 28.162 133.142 20 2.104 22
11 38 38 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 135.107 28.191 132.868 22 2.239 25
12 42 42 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 135.073 28.198 134.387 4 0.686 17
13 4 4 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 135.006 28.212 133.863 13 1.143 6
14 2 2 55 Brian Vickers(i) Toyota 134.978 28.218 133.502 16 1.476 18
15 3 3 27 Paul Menard Chevy 134.868 28.241 133.464 17 1.404 21
16 8 8 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 134.849 28.245 133.375 19 1.474 16
17 23 23 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 134.753 28.265 132.859 23 1.894 10
18 16 16 43 Aric Almirola Ford 134.710 28.274 133.774 14 0.936 20
19 10 10 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 134.492 28.320 133.110 21 1.382 4
20 9 9 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 134.411 28.337 133.731 15 0.680 11
21 1 1 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 134.089 28.405 134.018 10 0.071 2
22 21 21 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 134.028 28.418 132.425 25 1.603 24
23 18 18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 133.839 28.458 132.665 24 1.174 8
24 25 25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 133.835 28.459 132.356 27 1.479 19
25 41 41 38 David Gilliland Ford 133.821 28.462 132.021 32 1.800 29
26 20 20 22 Joey Logano Ford 133.778 28.471 133.910 11 -0.132 15
27 31 31 51 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 133.778 28.417 133.417 18 0.361 27
28 32 32 83 David Reutimann Toyota 133.637 28.501 130.086 39 3.551 35
29 13 13 13 Casey Mears Ford 133.431 28.545 131.856 34 1.575 26
30 27 28 34 David Ragan Ford 133.273 28.579 131.865 33 1.408 31
31 33 33 98 Michael McDowell Ford 132.993 28.639 132.397 26 0.596 42
32 36 36 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 132.919 28.655 132.287 29 0.632 38
33 26 27 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 132.905 28.658 131.220 36 1.685 28
34 5 5 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 132.720 28.698 132.337 28 0.383 30
35 19 19 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 132.485 28.749 130.238 38 2.247 44
36 6 6 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 132.002 28.854 131.256 35 0.746 34
37 43 43 33 Landon Cassill Chevy 131.879 28.881 129.476 40 2.403 36
38 39 39 32 Ken Schrader Ford 131.551 28.953 129.186 41 2.365 37
39 28 29 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 131.121 29.048 130.622 37 0.499 41
40 7 7 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 131.098 29.053 132.053 31 -0.955 32
41 15 15 36 J.J. Yeley Chevy 130.797 29.120 128.143 42 2.654 34
42 37 37 52 Morgan Shepherd(i) Toyota 128.290 29.689 124.793 43 3.497 46
43 11 11 30 David Stremme Toyota 36.949 103.083 132.089 30 -95.140 33

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
Camping World RV Sales 301
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
1 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 134.018 10 2 18
2 55 Brian Vickers(i) Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 133.502 16 18 17
3 27 Paul Menard Menards / Libman Chevy 133.464 17 21 18
4 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 133.863 13 6 18
5 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Kingsford Charcoal Toyota 132.337 28 30 18
6 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 131.256 35 34 18
7 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevy 132.053 31 32 18
8 39 Ryan Newman Wix Filters Chevy 133.375 19 16 18
9 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Batteries Toyota 133.731 15 11 17
10 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 133.110 21 4 18
11 30 David Stremme Lean 1 / Hannaford Toyota 132.089 30 33 18
12 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 134.439 2 7 18
13 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 131.856 34 26 18
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 134.259 5 5 17
15 36 J.J. Yeley United Mining Equipment Chevy 128.143 42 34 18
16 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 133.774 14 20 18
17 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 133.872 12 12 18
18 16 Greg Biffle 3M / WB Mason Ford 132.665 24 8 18
19 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 130.238 38 44 13
20 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 133.910 11 15 18
21 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 132.425 25 24 18
22 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive To End Hunger Chevy 134.221 6 14 18
23 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Mobil 1 Chevy 132.859 23 10 18
24 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 134.122 9 3 17
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 132.356 27 19 18
26 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Lowe's Chevy 134.193 7 1 18
27 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevy 131.220 36 28 18
28 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 131.865 33 31 18
29 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 130.622 37 41 17
30 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Miller Lite Ford 135.491 1 13 18
31 51 A.J. Allmendinger Phoenix Construction Chevy 133.417 18 27 18
32 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr. Pepper Toyota 130.086 39 35 17
33 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 132.397 26 42 16
34 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 134.439 3 23 18
35 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 133.142 20 22 18
36 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper Toyota 132.287 29 38 17
37 52 Morgan Shepherd(i) Support Military presented by Victory Weekend Toyota 124.793 43 46 3
38 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 132.868 22 25 18
39 32 Ken Schrader Federated Auto parts Ford 129.186 41 37 18
40 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Furniture Row / Denver Mattress Chevy 134.179 8 9 17
41 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 132.021 32 29 18
42 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Monopoly Chevy 134.387 4 17 18
43 33 Landon Cassill LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 129.476 40 36 18

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 random 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) Race 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 Provisional and rules and limits on my 2013 Past Champions Provisional Page

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