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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 3:40pm/et on Friday, August 1, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • June 2014 Pole Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 181.415mph, finished 4th

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

  • Track Qualifying Record: Denny Hamlin, June 6, 2014, 181.415mph

  • 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: #41-Busch, 180.353 mph


  • Larson wins Pocono pole: #42-Kyle Larson won the Coors Light pole for the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway with a TRACK RECORD speed of 183.438mph for his 1st pole of 2014, 1st at Pocono and 1st of his career.
    #22-Logano is on the outside pole, followed by #2-Keselowski, #41-Busch, #24-Gordon, #4-Harvick, #18-Busch, #1-McMurray, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #10-Patrick, #3-Dillon, #5-Kahne.
    Missing the race were: none, only 43 cars entered.(8-1-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Pocono:
    Kyle Larson won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 41st Annual GoBowling.com 400 with a track qualifying record lap of 49.063 seconds, 183.438 mph. Denny Hamlin held the previous record of 181.415 mph/49.610 seconds, set in June of 2014.
    This is his first pole in 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    Larson is the first NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole.
    Larson is the second Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate to win the Coors Light Pole this season (Austin Dillon, Daytona 500).
    This is the 15th track qualifying record set in 2014.
    Joey Logano (second) posted his 17th top-10 start of 2014 and his fifth in 12 races at Pocono Raceway.
    Brad Keselowski (third) posted his third top-10 start at Pocono Raceway. It is his 16th in 21 races this season.(NASCAR Statistics)(8-1-2014)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #22-Logano 182.319
    #42-Larson 182.079
    #18-Busch 181.969
    #41-Busch 181.928
    #24-Gordon 181.569
    the rest of the top 12: 5 4 1 2 3 88 10;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 11 15 55 14 48 20 78 47 31 51 17 13
    (8-1-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is over, after 25 minutes.
    #22-Logano 181.800
    #41-Busch 181.679
    #5-Kahne 181.507
    #4-Harvick 181.313
    #42-Larson 181.200
    the rest of the top 24: 2 24 10 88 14 18 1 11 51 15 20 55 78 31 47 13 3 17 48;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 16 99 9 43 27 38 98 40 26 32 36 23 83 7 34 37 66 33 93
    Driver who will miss the race: none...only 43 cars entered.
    (8-1-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Friday, August 1, 2014 at 3:40pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 3:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: at 8:30pm/et on FS1; 4:30am/et on FS1

  • 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: #20-Logano, 181.800mph, starts 2nd
    Second Session: #20-Logano, 182.319mph, starts 2nd
    Final Session: #42-Larson, 183.438mph, starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 11th
    #7-Michael Annett, 38th
    #23-Alex Bowman, 36th
    #26-Cole Whitt, 33rd
    #30-Parker Kligerman, Did not race
    #42-Kyle Larson, 1st
    #51-Justin Allgaier,
    #83-Ryan Truex, 37th

  • Friday practice for the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is over after 80 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #41-Busch 180.353
    #2-Keselowski 180.155
    #22-Logano 179.791
    #42-Larson 179.508
    #15-Bowyer 179.372
    slowest: #33-Kennedy 170.029 & #93-Sauter 165.896.
    notes: If qualifying, scheduled for this afternoon at 3:40pm/et on FS1, is cancelled (there is a chance of rain), this practice would set the starting lineup.
    The track qualifying record is 181.415mph, set in June by Denny Hamlin.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Pocono Friday Practice Speeds page (pdf).(8-1-2014)

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

  • Event Entry List

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Past Champions Provisional

  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners

  • 2014 Pole Winners / 2015 Sprint Unlimited


Starting Lineup
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
GoBowling.com 400
Pocono Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 183.438 49.063
2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 183.408 49.071
3 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Alliance Truck Parts Ford 182.700 49.261
4 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 182.660 49.272
5 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Axalta Chevy 182.611 49.285
6 4 Kevin Harvick Mobil 1 Chevy 182.090 49.426
7 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 182.020 49.445
8 1 Jamie McMurray Bad Boy Buggies Chevy 182.017 49.446
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Michael Baker International Chevy 181.741 49.521
10 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 181.646 49.547
11 3 Austin Dillon # American Ethanol Chevy 181.605 49.558
12 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 181.280 49.647
13 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 181.159 49.680
14 15 Clint Bowyer RK Motors Charlotte Toyota 181.156 49.681
15 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 180.850 49.765
16 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Code 3/Mobil 1 Chevy 180.716 49.802
17 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Chevy 180.502 49.861
18 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 180.274 49.924
19 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 180.133 49.963
20 47 A.J. Allmendinger Scott Products Chevy 179.986 50.004
21 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 179.878 50.034
22 51 Justin Allgaier # AccuDoc Solutions Chevy 179.412 50.164
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 179.304 50.194
24 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 179.069 50.260
25 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 179.169 50.232
26 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 178.998 50.280
27 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 178.916 50.303
28 43 Aric Almirola GoBowling.com Ford 178.912 50.304
29 27 Paul Menard CertainTeed/Menards Chevy 178.862 50.318
30 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 178.049 50.548
31 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevy 177.704 50.646
32 40 Landon Cassill(i) Newtown Building Supplies Chevy 177.676 50.654
33 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota of Scranton Toyota 177.560 50.687
34 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 177.399 50.733
35 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 177.354 50.746
36 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 176.502 50.991
37 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 176.429 51.012
38 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevy 176.412 51.017
39 34 David Ragan A&W Root Beer Float/CSX Ford 176.094 51.109
40 37 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Inc. Chevy 174.801 51.487
41 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Land Castle Title Toyota 172.285 52.239
42 33 Alex Kennedy Thunder Coal Chevy 172.199 52.265
43 93 Johnny Sauter(i) Dr Pepper Toyota 166.162 54.164

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
GoBowling.com 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 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 183.438 49.063 179.508 4 3.930 13
2 22 Joey Logano Ford 183.408 49.071 179.791 3 3.617 10
3 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 182.700 49.261 180.155 2 2.545 3
4 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 182.660 49.272 180.353 1 2.307 25
5 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 182.611 49.285 178.926 15 3.685 1
6 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 182.090 49.426 179.315 6 2.775 12
7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 182.020 49.445 178.448 18 3.572 6
8 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 182.017 49.446 179.083 10 2.934 21
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 181.741 49.521 179.176 9 2.565 2
10 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 181.646 49.547 179.023 11 2.623 28
11 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 181.605 49.558 178.934 14 2.671 14
12 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 181.280 49.647 178.391 19 2.889 15


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
GoBowling.com 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 22 Joey Logano Ford 182.319 49.364 179.791 3 2.528 10
2 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 182.079 49.429 179.508 4 2.571 13
3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 181.969 49.459 178.448 18 3.521 6
4 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 181.928 49.470 180.353 1 1.575 25
5 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 181.569 49.568 178.926 15 2.643 1
6 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 181.558 49.571 179.315 6 2.243 12
7 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 181.558 49.571 178.391 19 3.167 15
8 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 181.525 49.580 179.083 10 2.442 21
9 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 181.521 49.581 180.155 2 1.366 3
10 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 181.360 49.625 178.934 14 2.426 14
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 181.346 49.629 179.176 9 2.170 2
12 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 181.324 49.635 179.023 11 2.301 28
13 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 181.159 49.680 178.955 13 2.204 9
14 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 181.156 49.681 179.372 5 1.784 11
15 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 180.850 49.765 179.197 8 1.653 18
16 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 180.716 49.802 178.130 21 2.586 19
17 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 180.502 49.861 176.623 30 3.879 5
18 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 180.274 49.924 177.876 23 2.398 4
19 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 180.133 49.963 177.971 22 2.162 24
20 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 179.986 50.004 179.251 7 0.735 23
21 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 179.878 50.034 178.759 16 1.119 7
22 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 179.412 50.164 176.516 31 2.896 29
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 179.304 50.194 176.748 27 2.556 27
24 13 Casey Mears Chevy 179.069 50.260 177.767 24 1.302 26


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
GoBowling.com 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 22 Joey Logano Ford 181.800 49.505 179.791 3 2.009 10
2 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 181.679 49.538 180.353 1 1.326 25
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 181.507 49.585 178.391 19 3.116 15
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 181.313 49.638 179.315 6 1.998 12
5 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 181.200 49.669 179.508 4 1.692 13
6 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 181.108 49.694 180.155 2 0.953 3
7 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 181.105 49.695 178.926 15 2.179 1
8 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 181.006 49.722 179.023 11 1.983 28
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 180.890 49.754 179.176 9 1.714 2
10 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 180.879 49.757 178.130 21 2.749 19
11 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 180.817 49.774 178.448 18 2.369 6
12 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 180.390 49.892 179.083 10 1.307 21
13 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 180.307 49.915 178.955 13 1.352 9
14 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 180.285 49.921 176.516 31 3.769 29
15 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 180.256 49.929 179.372 5 0.884 11
16 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 179.996 50.001 177.876 23 2.120 4
17 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 179.982 50.005 179.197 8 0.785 18
18 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 179.748 50.070 177.971 22 1.777 24
19 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 179.626 50.104 178.759 16 0.867 7
20 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 179.598 50.112 179.251 7 0.347 23
21 13 Casey Mears Chevy 179.558 50.123 177.767 24 1.791 26
22 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 179.551 50.125 178.934 14 0.617 14
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 179.211 50.220 176.748 27 2.463 27
24 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 179.197 50.224 176.623 30 2.574 5
25 16 Greg Biffle Ford 179.169 50.232 178.363 20 0.806 17
26 99 Carl Edwards Ford 178.998 50.280 178.976 12 0.022 8
27 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 178.916 50.303 176.737 28 2.179 20
28 43 Aric Almirola Ford 178.912 50.304 177.392 25 1.520 22
29 27 Paul Menard Chevy 178.862 50.318 178.550 17 0.312 16
30 38 David Gilliland Ford 178.049 50.548 176.692 29 1.357 31
31 98 Josh Wise Chevy 177.704 50.646 170.872 41 6.832 37
32 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 177.676 50.654 175.613 33 2.063 34
33 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 177.560 50.687 173.849 37 3.711 32
34 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 177.399 50.733 175.036 34 2.363 38
35 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 177.354 50.746 176.904 26 0.450 35
36 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 176.502 50.991 174.523 36 1.979 36
37 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 176.429 51.012 173.050 38 3.379 40
38 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 176.412 51.017 176.070 32 0.342 30
39 34 David Ragan Ford 176.094 51.109 174.917 35 1.177 33
40 37 Dave Blaney Chevy 174.801 51.487 172.708 40 2.093 49
41 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 172.285 52.239 172.811 39 -0.526 39
42 33 Alex Kennedy Chevy 172.199 52.265 170.029 42 2.170 41
43 93 Johnny Sauter(i) Toyota 166.162 54.164 165.896 43 0.266 51

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
GoBowling.com 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 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 4 20 177.876 23
2 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 38 20 175.036 34
3 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 28 20 179.023 11
4 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 35 20 176.904 26
5 43 Aric Almirola GoBowling.com Ford 22 20 177.392 25
6 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Code 3/Mobil 1 Chevy 19 20 178.130 21
7 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota of Scranton Toyota 32 20 173.849 37
8 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 17 20 178.363 20
9 23 Alex Bowman # Dr. Pepper Toyota 36 20 174.523 36
10 3 Austin Dillon # American Ethanol Chevy 14 20 178.934 14
11 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevy 30 20 176.070 32
12 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 40 20 173.050 38
13 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 15 20 178.391 19
14 33 Alex Kennedy Thunder Coal Chevy 41 20 170.029 42
15 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 8 20 178.976 12
16 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 13 20 179.508 4
17 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 26 20 177.767 24
18 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 6 20 178.448 18
19 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 20 20 176.737 28
20 93 Johnny Sauter(i) Dr. Pepper Toyota 51 3 165.896 43
21 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Axalta Chevy 1 20 178.926 15
22 40 Landon Cassill(i) Newtown Building Supplies Chevy 34 20 175.613 33
23 51 Justin Allgaier # AccuDoc Solutions Chevy 29 20 176.516 31
24 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 18 20 179.197 8
25 15 Clint Bowyer RK Motors Charlotte Toyota 11 20 179.372 5
26 4 Kevin Harvick Mobil 1 Chevy 12 20 179.315 6
27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 27 20 176.748 27
28 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 10 20 179.791 3
29 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Land Castle Title Toyota 39 20 172.811 39
30 47 A.J. Allmendinger Scott Products Chevy 23 20 179.251 7
31 27 Paul Menard CertainTeed/Menards Chevy 16 20 178.550 17
32 34 David Ragan A&W Root Beer Float/CSX Ford 33 20 174.917 35
33 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 9 20 178.955 13
34 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 7 20 178.759 16
35 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 24 20 177.971 22
36 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Chevy 5 20 176.623 30
37 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Michael Baker International Chevy 2 20 179.176 9
38 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Alliance Truck Parts Ford 3 20 180.155 2
39 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 31 20 176.692 29
40 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevy 37 20 170.872 41
41 1 Jamie McMurray Bad Boy Buggies Chevy 21 20 179.083 10
42 37 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Inc. Chevy 49 1 172.708 40
43 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 25 20 180.353 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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