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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 11:40 pm/et on Saturday, August 10, 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • 2012 Pole Sitter: #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 127.020, finished 33rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Juan Pablo Montoya, August 2012, 127.020mph

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Steve Park, August 2000, started 18th

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon, 8/9/1998 - 27 years, 0 months, 5 days

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Morgan Shepherd, 8/13/1989 - 47 years, 10 months, 1 days

  • Fastest Happy Hour Practice Speed: #56-Truex, Jr., 127.238mph, scheduled to qualify in the 8th and final group.

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #99-Edwards 128.397mph, scheduled to qualify in the 8th and final group.


  • For Realtime qualifying, check out:
    NASCAR.com
    FoxSports

  • Ambrose wins Watkins Glen pole: #9-Marcos Ambrose won the pole for the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International with a TRACK RECORD speed of 128.241mph for his 1st pole of 2013 and 3rd of his career. #15-Bowyer is on the outside pole, followed by #56-Truex, Jr., #47-Allmendinger, #18-Busch, #1-McMurray, #27-Menard, #2-Keselowski, #22-Logano, and #20-Kenseth. No drivers missed the race as there were 43 entries for 43 starting spots.(8-10-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Watkins Glen:
    Marcos Ambrose won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 28th Annual Cheez-It 355 at The Glen with a lap of 68.777 seconds, 128.241 mph.
    His qualifying lap set a track qualifying record that was previously held by Juan Pablo Montoya (127.02 mph in 2012). Ten drivers surpassed the old track record: Ambrose, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr., AJ Allmendinger, Kyle Busch, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano & Matt Kenseth.
    This is his third pole in 177 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. His previous pole was at Sonoma Raceway in 2012.
    This is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in six races at Watkins Glen International.
    Clint Bowyer (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2013 and his second in eight races at Watkins Glen International.
    Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his third top-10 start at Watkins Glen International. It is his 10th in 22 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(8-10-2013)

  • Twelve New Track Records set in 2013:
    1) Bristol, #18-Kyle Busch, 129.535mph, March 15, 2013 - was 128.709 from March 2003
    2) Martinsville, #48-Jimmie Johnson, 98.400, April 5, 2013 - was 98.083 from October 2005
    3) Texas, #18-Kyle Busch, 196.299, April 12, 2013 - was 196.235 from November 2006
    4) Kansas, #20-Matt Kenseth, 191.748, April 19, 2013 - was 191.360 from October 2012
    5) Richmond, #20-Matt Kenseth, 130.334, April 26, 2013 - was 129.983 from May 2004
    6) Darlington, #78-Kurt Busch, 181.918, May 10, 2013 - was 181.254 from May 2011
    7) Charlotte, #11-Denny Hamlin, 195.624, May 23, 2013 - was 193.708 from Oct 2012
    8) Kentucky, #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr, 183.636, June 28, 2013 - was 181.818 from June 2012
    9) New Hampshire, #2-Brad Keselowski, 135.922, July 12, 2013 - was 135.232 from July 2011
    10) Indianapolis, #39-Ryan Newman, 187.531, July 27, 2013 - was 186.293 from August 2004
    11) Pocono, #48-Jimmie Johnson, 180.654, August 2, 2013 - was 179.598 from June 2012
    12) Watkins Glen, #9-Marcos Ambrose, 128.241, August 10, 2013 - was 127.020 from August 2012
    (8-10-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International is scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:40am/et.
    TV: ESPN2 at 11:30am/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole after the first group, who got it next, and who ended up with it)
    #36-Victor Gonzalez, Jr., 1st group out to qualify, 123.878mph, starting 34th
    #38-Gilliland, 2nd group out to qualify, 126.124mph, starting 21st
    #20-Kenseth, 3rd group out to qualify, 127.038mph, starting 10th
    #1-McMurray, 4th group out to qualify, 127.374mph, starting 6th
    #15-Bowyer, 7th group out to qualify, 127.958mph, starting 2nd
    #9-Ambrose, 8th group out to qualify, 128.241mph, starting 1st

  • Final practice for the Cheez-It 355 Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International is over after 45 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes.
    #99-Edwards 128.397
    #35-McDowell 127.302
    #15-Bowyer 127.232
    #42-Montoya 127.221
    #2-Keselowski 127.203
    slowest: #87-Drissi 120.559 & & #52-Keselowski 118.072.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Watkins Glen Practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-9-2013)

  • First Friday practice for the Cheez-It 355 Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International is over after 41 minutes, the top five, slowest and notes.
    #56-Truex, Jr. 127.238
    #9-Ambrose 125.220
    #99-Edwards 125.206
    #42-Montoya 124.973
    #13-Mears 124.887
    slowest: .#87-Drissi 118.561 & #52-Keselowski 115.288.
    Notes: Due to morning rains, this session did not start until 3:50pm/et. NASCAR will use this practice session to set the groups for tomorrow's qualifying session, which is scheduled for 11:40am/et and will be shown on ESPN2.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Watkins Glen Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-9-2013)

  • New NASCAR Sprint Cup Road-Course Qualifying Procedure Announced: NASCAR announced that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will implement the group-based road course qualifying procedure used in NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Touring Series competition during its road-course events at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International. Under the new procedure, cars will qualify in groups instead of the traditional single-car qualifying runs held on oval race tracks. "The change will add an exciting element to road-course qualifying," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "Fans will be treated to new strategy and increased competition with several cars on track at once."
    The new qualifying rules for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at road courses are as follows:
    Cars attempting to qualify will be divided into groups. The number of groups, and amount of cars in each, will depend on the number of cars that practice for the event.
    Group assignments will be based on final practice times.
    Each qualifying group will be on-track for a set period of time, determined by the Series Director.
    A car's best lap time during the group session will be the qualifying lap time of record.
    A group's time begins when the first car receives the green flag at the start/finish line.
    "This is going to be a terrific new format for our NASCAR weekend," said Steve Page, president and general manager of Sonoma Raceway. "It will intensify the action, with multiple cars on the track at the same time. It's a very positive development for our fans."
    "The new format of qualifying at Watkins Glen International enhances the fan experience which is our top priority," said Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen. "Qualifying on Saturday for our Cheez-ItTM 355 at The Glen is even more of a not-to-be missed aspect of a weekend of high-quality racing."
    The new format will debut with the Toyota Save-Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 23 and will return at Watkins Glen for the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen on August 11.(NASCAR)(4-22-2013)

  • 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
Cheez-It 355 at The Glen
Watkins Glen International
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley/CTC Jumpstart Ford 128.241 68.777
2 15 Clint Bowyer PEAK/Duck Dynasty Toyota 127.958 68.929
3 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 127.462 69.197
4 47 A.J. Allmendinger Scott Products Toyota 127.433 69.213
5 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 127.400 69.231
6 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's/Monopoly Chevy 127.374 69.245
7 27 Paul Menard Menards/Splash Chevy 127.146 69.369
8 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Miller Lite Ford 127.141 69.372
9 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 127.111 69.388
10 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Home Depot Husky Toyota 127.038 69.428
11 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 126.932 69.486
12 35 Michael McDowell Dockside Logistics Ford 126.823 69.546
13 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevy 126.813 69.551
14 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation 30th Anniversary Chevy 126.766 69.577
15 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Camry 30th Anniversary Toyota 126.515 69.715
16 99 Carl Edwards Kellogg's/Cheez-It Ford 126.464 69.743
17 16 Greg Biffle 3M/811 Ford 126.377 69.791
18 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Chevy 126.357 69.802
19 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 126.321 69.822
20 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 126.209 69.884
21 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 126.124 69.931
22 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 126.086 69.952
23 51 Owen Kelly Phoenix Construction Chevy 126.011 69.994
24 33 Ron Fellows Canadian Tire Chevy 125.924 70.042
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 125.876 70.069
26 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 125.711 70.161
27 32 Boris Said U.S. Chrome Ford 125.707 70.163
28 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 125.591 70.228
29 14 Max Papis (i) Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevy 125.589 70.229
30 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 124.890 70.622
31 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 124.848 70.646
32 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 124.793 70.677
33 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 124.576 70.800
34 36 Victor Gonzalez Jr. Mobil 1/IMCA Chevy 123.878 71.199
35 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Chevy 123.750 71.273
36 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 123.708 71.297
37 19 Alex Kennedy Media Master Toyota 123.687 71.309
38 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 123.637 71.338
39 30 David Stremme Genny Light Toyota 123.157 71.616
40 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 123.095 71.652
41 40 Landon Cassill (i) Interstate Moving Services Chevy 122.004 72.293
42 87 Tomy Drissi The Counselor Toyota 120.295 73.320
43 52 Brian Keselowski Star Coach Race Tours Toyota 118.924 74.165

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
Cheez-It 355 at The Glen
Watkins Glen International
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 8 8 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 128.241 68.777 125.220 2 3.021 23
2 7 7 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 127.958 68.929 124.589 8 3.369 2
3 8 8 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 127.462 69.197 127.238 1 0.224 14
4 7 7 47 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 127.433 69.213 124.654 7 2.779 29
5 7 7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 127.400 69.231 124.752 6 2.648 6
6 4 4 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 127.374 69.245 123.574 21 3.800 17
7 5 5 27 Paul Menard Chevy 127.146 69.369 124.077 17 3.069 20
8 7 7 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 127.141 69.372 124.525 9 2.616 12
9 5 5 22 Joey Logano Ford 127.111 69.388 124.054 18 3.057 18
10 3 3 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Toyota 127.038 69.428 122.985 31 4.053 7
11 8 8 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 126.932 69.486 124.973 4 1.959 25
12 6 6 35 Michael McDowell Ford 126.823 69.546 124.126 14 2.697 39
13 6 6 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy 126.813 69.551 124.329 11 2.484 13
14 3 3 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 126.766 69.577 123.226 28 3.540 15
15 3 3 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 126.515 69.715 123.028 30 3.487 16
16 8 8 99 Carl Edwards Ford 126.464 69.743 125.206 3 1.258 3
17 6 6 16 Greg Biffle Ford 126.377 69.791 124.098 15 2.279 10
18 5 5 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Chevy 126.357 69.802 124.080 16 2.277 1
19 5 5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 126.321 69.822 123.791 20 2.530 8
20 7 7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 126.209 69.884 124.416 10 1.793 24
21 2 2 38 David Gilliland Ford 126.124 69.931 122.953 32 3.171 31
22 5 5 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 126.086 69.952 123.986 19 2.100 21
23 2 2 51 Owen Kelly Chevy 126.011 69.994 122.288 36 3.723 27
24 4 4 33 Ron Fellows Chevy 125.924 70.042 123.264 25 2.660 36
25 6 6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 125.876 70.069 124.273 12 1.603 5
26 4 4 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 125.711 70.161 123.484 22 2.227 4
27 4 4 32 Boris Said Ford 125.707 70.163 123.393 24 2.314 38
28 6 6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy 125.591 70.228 124.175 13 1.416 9
29 3 3 14 Max Papis (i) Chevy 125.589 70.229 123.248 27 2.341 11
30 8 8 13 Casey Mears Ford 124.890 70.622 124.887 5 0.003 26
31 3 3 34 David Ragan Ford 124.848 70.646 123.030 29 1.818 28
32 4 4 43 Aric Almirola Ford 124.793 70.677 123.410 23 1.383 19
33 3 3 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 124.576 70.800 123.262 26 1.314 22
34 1 1 36 Victor Gonzalez Jr. Chevy 123.878 71.199 121.823 38 2.055 35
35 2 2 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 123.750 71.273 122.587 34 1.163 30
36 2 2 83 David Reutimann Toyota 123.708 71.297 122.826 33 0.882 34
37 1 1 19 Alex Kennedy Toyota 123.687 71.309 120.546 40 3.141 44
38 2 2 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 123.637 71.338 122.393 35 1.244 37
39 2 2 30 David Stremme Toyota 123.157 71.616 121.872 37 1.285 33
40 1 1 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 123.095 71.652 121.737 39 1.358 32
41 1 1 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy 122.004 72.293 118.977 41 3.027 45
42 1 1 87 Tomy Drissi Toyota 120.295 73.320 118.561 42 1.734 40
43 1 1 52 Brian Keselowski Toyota 118.924 74.165 115.288 43 3.636 46

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
Cheez-It 355 at The Glen
Watkins Glen International
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Group
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
GROUP 1
1 36 Victor Gonzalez Jr. Mobil 1/IMCA Chevy 121.823 38 35 21
1 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 121.737 39 32 21
1 19 Alex Kennedy Media Master Toyota 120.546 40 44 19
1 40 Landon Cassill (i) Interstate Moving Services Chevy 118.977 41 45 2
1 87 Tomy Drissi The Counselor Toyota 118.561 42 40 21
1 52 Brian Keselowski Star Coach Race Tours Toyota 115.288 43 46 4
GROUP 2
2 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 122.953 32 31 21
2 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 122.826 33 34 21
2 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Chevy 122.587 34 30 21
2 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 122.393 35 37 21
2 51 Owen Kelly Phoenix Construction Chevy 122.288 36 27 21
2 30 David Stremme Genny Light Toyota 121.872 37 33 21
GROUP 3
3 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 123.262 26 22 21
3 14 Max Papis (i) Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevy 123.248 27 11 21
3 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation 30th Anniversary Chevy 123.226 28 15 21
3 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 123.030 29 28 21
3 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Camry 30th Anniversary Toyota 123.028 30 16 21
3 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Home Depot Husky Toyota 122.985 31 7 21
GROUP 4
4 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's/Monopoly Chevy 123.574 21 17 21
4 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 123.484 22 4 21
4 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 123.410 23 19 21
4 32 Boris Said U.S. Chrome Ford 123.393 24 38 21
4 33 Ron Fellows Canadian Tire Chevy 123.264 25 36 21
GROUP 5
5 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Chevy 124.080 16 1 21
5 27 Paul Menard Menards/Splash Chevy 124.077 17 20 21
5 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 124.054 18 18 21
5 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 123.986 19 21 21
5 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 123.791 20 8 21
GROUP 6
6 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevy 124.329 11 13 21
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 124.273 12 5 21
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 124.175 13 9 21
6 35 Michael McDowell Dockside Logistics Ford 124.126 14 39 21
6 16 Greg Biffle 3M/811 Ford 124.098 15 10 21
GROUP 7
7 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 124.752 6 6 21
7 47 A.J. Allmendinger Scott Products Toyota 124.654 7 29 21
7 15 Clint Bowyer PEAK/Duck Dynasty Toyota 124.589 8 2 21
7 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Miller Lite Ford 124.525 9 12 21
7 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 124.416 10 24 21
GROUP 8
8 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 127.238 1 14 21
8 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley/CTC Jumpstart Ford 125.220 2 23 21
8 99 Carl Edwards Kellogg's/Cheez-It Ford 125.206 3 3 21
8 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 124.973 4 25 21
8 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 124.887 5 26 21

MAROON = but has a Champions Provisional Available. Five of the drivers are past series champion and will have the provisional 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.
    Provisionals 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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