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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 2:05 pm/et on Saturday, July 27, 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • 2012 Pole Sitter: #11-Denny Hamlin, 182.763mph, finished 6th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Casey Mears, August 2004, 186.293mph

  • Oldest Pole Sitter: Mark Martin, 50 years, 197 days, 7/25/2009

  • Youngest Pole Sitter: Reed Sorenson, 21 years, 5 months, 24 days, 7/29/2007

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #42-Montoya, 185.410mph, scheduled to qualify 17th out of 45 drivers

  • Fastest Happy Hour Practice Speed: #78-Busch, 188.419mph, scheduled to qualify 24th out of 45 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

  • Newman wins Indianapolis pole: #39-Ryan Newman was the last driver out to qualify and won the pole for the Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 Sprint Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with TRACK RECORD speed of 187.531mph for his 1st pole of 2013 and 50th of his career. Of his 49 other poles, Newman has won 4 times.
    The first nine drivers beat the old track record of 186.293mph, set in 2004 by Casey Mears.
    #48-Johnson is on the outside pole, followed by #99-Edwards, #11-Hamlin, #14-Stewart, #78-Busch, #5-Kahne, #42-Montoya, #24-Gordon and #9-Ambrose.
    Missing the race were: #19-Bliss and #95-Speed.(7-27-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Indianapolis:
    #39-Ryan Newman won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 20th Annual Crown Royal Presents The Samuel Deeds 400 at The Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com with a track qualifying record lap of 47.992 seconds, 187.531 mph.
    This is his 50th pole in 424 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. He is the ninth driver to win 50 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Poles.
    This is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in 13 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His previous best start was second in 2003.
    This is the 10th track qualifying record broken in 2013 with the Gen-6 race car.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2013 and his eighth in 12 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    #99-Carl Edwards (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is his 10th in 20 races this season.(NASCAR Statistics)(7-27-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 Sprint Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 2:05pm/et.
    TV: ESPN at 2:00pm/et
    And watch online at WatchESPN.com
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #33-Dillon, 1st out to qualify, 184.961mph, starts 20th
    #51-Allmendinger, 3rd out, 185.655, starts 14th
    #48-Johnson, 11th out, 187.438 [Track record], starts 2nd
    #39-Newman, 45th out, 187.531 [Track Record], starts 1st

  • Happy Hour practice: for the Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is over, after approx 85 scheduled minutes (was shortened due to a wet track and started around 9:30am/et) the top five, slowest and notes
    (track record is 186.293)
    #78-Busch 188.419
    #5-Kahne 188.210
    #42-Montoya 187.664
    #48-Johnson 187.379
    #9-Ambrose 187.106
    slowest: #36-Yeley 177.788 & #32-Hill 178.504
    notes: #93-Kvapil smacked the outside wall early in the session and pancaked the right side of the car. #48-Johnson scraped the wall a bit, did some damage to the right side of the car.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10-lap average on the Indianapolis Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(7-27-2013)

  • Friday practice for the Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 Sprint Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes.
    #42-Montoya 185.410
    #78-Busch 184.347
    #27-Menard 183.700
    #5-Kahne 183.640
    #22-Logano 183.337
    slowest: #38-Gilliland 173.799 & #87-Nemechek 174.243
    If qualifying would be earned out/canceled, this practice would be use to set the starting lineup. Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday, July 27th at 2:05pm/et on ESPN. Happy Hour practice will run Saturday morning for two hours on ESPN2.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Indianapolis Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-26-2013)

  • 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
Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans / The Smurfs Chevy 187.531 47.992
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Chevy 187.438 48.016
3 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 187.157 48.088
4 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 187.122 48.097
5 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevy 186.827 48.173
6 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row / Beautyrest Chevy 186.722 48.200
7 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 186.633 48.223
8 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 186.536 48.248
9 24 Jeff Gordon Pepsi Max Chevy 186.474 48.264
10 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 186.281 48.314
11 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 185.954 48.399
12 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 185.920 48.408
13 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 185.789 48.442
14 51 AJ Allmendinger Phoenix Construction Chevy 185.655 48.477
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 185.621 48.486
16 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 185.448 48.531
17 15 Clint Bowyer RKMotorsCharlotte.com Toyota 185.437 48.534
18 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevy 185.181 48.601
19 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Red-White-Blue M-Prove America Toyota 185.101 48.622
20 33 Austin Dillon(i) Mycogen Seeds Chevy 184.961 48.659
21 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 184.794 48.703
22 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 184.676 48.734
23 27 Paul Menard Menards / Duracell Chevy 184.646 48.742
24 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 184.593 48.756
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford EcoBoost Ford 184.536 48.771
26 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 184.305 48.832
27 16 Greg Biffle 3M Safety Ford 184.045 48.901
28 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 183.906 48.938
29 40 Landon Cassill(i) Interstate Moving Services Chevy 183.816 48.962
30 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 183.752 48.979
31 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 183.329 49.092
32 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 183.046 49.168
33 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevy 182.938 49.197
34 47 Bobby Labonte Scott Products Toyota 182.826 49.227
35 98 Michael McDowell K-Love / Curb Records Ford 182.819 49.229
36 34 David Ragan CSX / Play It Safe Ford 182.448 49.329
37-OP 30 David Stremme Widow Wax / Lean1 Toyota 181.675 49.539
38-OP 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 181.536 49.577
39-OP 36 JJ Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 181.240 49.658
40-OP 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 180.825 49.772
41-OP 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 179.878 50.034
42-OP 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 179.548 50.126
43-OP 32 Timmy Hill # OXYwater Ford 178.770 50.344
DNQ 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical / Value Place Toyota 181.881 49.483
DNQ 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 177.235 50.780

# 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
Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400
Indianapolis 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 45 45 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 187.531 47.992 180.941 17 6.590 20
2 11 11 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 187.438 48.016 181.591 13 5.847 1
3 31 31 99 Carl Edwards Ford 187.157 48.088 179.827 24 7.330 3
4 30 30 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 187.122 48.097 179.910 23 7.212 23
5 38 38 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 186.827 48.173 179.630 25 7.197 14
6 24 24 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 186.722 48.200 184.347 2 2.375 15
7 33 33 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 186.633 48.223 183.640 5 2.993 10
8 17 16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 186.536 48.248 185.410 1 1.126 25
9 37 37 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 186.474 48.264 179.917 21 6.557 12
10 8 8 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 186.281 48.314 179.914 22 6.367 24
11 20 19 22 Joey Logano Ford 185.954 48.399 183.337 6 2.617 19
12 12 12 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 185.920 48.408 182.083 12 3.837 9
13 32 32 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 185.789 48.442 182.508 9 3.281 6
14 7 7 51 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 185.655 48.477 178.295 30 7.360 26
15 29 29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.621 48.486 182.297 10 3.324 5
16 19 18 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 185.448 48.531 180.571 18 4.877 18
17 9 9 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 185.437 48.534 181.503 14 3.934 2
18 25 25 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 185.181 48.601 179.989 20 5.192 16
19 14 14 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 185.101 48.622 182.098 11 3.003 7
20 1 1 33 Austin Dillon (i) Chevy 184.961 48.659 183.944 3 1.017 36
21 21 21 43 Aric Almirola Ford 184.794 48.703 178.987 26 5.807 17
22 16 20 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 184.676 48.734 177.578 32 7.098 38
23 35 35 27 Paul Menard Chevy 184.646 48.742 183.700 4 0.946 21
24 34 34 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 184.593 48.756 182.604 7 1.989 4
25 44 44 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 184.536 48.771 176.873 35 7.663 22
26 2 2 55 Mark Martin Toyota 184.305 48.832 181.145 16 3.160 13
27 13 13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.045 48.901 178.338 29 5.707 8
28 22 22 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 183.906 48.938 181.459 15 2.447 41
29 43 43 40 Landon Cassill Chevy 183.816 48.962 180.426 19 3.390 50
30 10 10 13 Casey Mears Ford 183.752 48.979 178.165 31 5.587 27
31 39 39 83 David Reutimann Toyota 183.329 49.092 177.281 33 6.048 35
32 23 23 35 Josh Wise (i) Ford 183.046 49.168 178.370 28 4.676 39
33 36 36 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 182.938 49.197 175.610 37 7.328 29
34 18 17 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 182.826 49.227 178.934 27 3.892 31
35 6 6 98 Michael McDowell Ford 182.819 49.229 175.575 38 7.244 42
36 5 5 34 David Ragan Ford 182.448 49.329 174.886 39 7.562 30
37 28 28 19 Mike Bliss (i) Toyota 181.881 49.483 174.744 43 7.137 44
38 27 27 30 David Stremme Toyota 181.675 49.539 174.744 42 6.931 33
39 40 40 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 181.536 49.577 182.567 8 -1.031 11
40 4 4 36 J.J. Yeley Chevy 181.240 49.658 177.274 34 3.966 34
41 42 42 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 180.825 49.772 174.243 44 6.582 40
42 41 41 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 179.878 50.034 176.706 36 3.172 32
43 3 3 38 David Gilliland Ford 179.548 50.126 173.799 45 5.749 28
44 26 26 32 Timmy Hill # Ford 178.770 50.344 174.869 40 3.901 37
45 15 15 95 Scott Speed Ford 177.235 50.780 174.801 41 2.434 43

MAROON = but has a Champions Provisional Available. Seven of the drivers are past series champion and will have the provisonal available to them.

RED = needed 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
Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Manu Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
1 33 Austin Dillon (i) Chevy 36 19
2 55 Mark Martin Toyota 13 19
3 38 David Gilliland Ford 28 19
4 36 J.J. Yeley Chevy 34 19
5 34 David Ragan Ford 30 19
6 98 Michael McDowell Ford 42 17
7 51 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 26 19
8 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 24 19
9 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 2 19
10 13 Casey Mears Ford 27 19
11 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy 1 19
12 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 9 19
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 8 19
14 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 7 19
15 95 Scott Speed Ford 43 10
16 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 38 19
17 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 25 19
18 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota 31 19
19 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 18 19
20 22 Joey Logano Ford 19 19
21 43 Aric Almirola Ford 17 19
22 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 41 7
23 35 Josh Wise (i) Ford 39 19
24 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 15 19
25 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 16 19
26 32 Timmy Hill # Ford 37 19
27 30 David Stremme Toyota 33 19
28 19 Mike Bliss (i) Toyota 44 17
29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 5 19
30 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 23 19
31 99 Carl Edwards Ford 3 19
32 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 6 19
33 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 10 19
34 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 4 19
35 27 Paul Menard Chevy 21 19
36 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 29 19
37 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 12 19
38 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy 14 19
39 83 David Reutimann Toyota 35 19
40 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 11 19
41 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 32 19
42 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 40 19
43 40 Landon Cassill Chevy 50 0
44 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 22 19
45 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 20 19

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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