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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 4:40pm/et on Friday, August 15, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • June 2014 Pole Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 204.557mph, finished 2nd

  • August 2013 Pole Winner: #22-Joey Logano, 203.949mph, finished 1st

  • New Track Qualifying Record: #4-Kevin Harvick, June 2014, 204.557mph (after repave 2012)

  • Old Track Qualifying Record: #12-Ryan Newman, June 2005, 194.232mph (before repave 2012)

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 53 years, 7 months, 8 days, 8/17/2012

  • Young Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 23 years, 2 months, 22 days, 8/16/2013

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #22-Logano, 204.545 mph


  • Gordon wins Michigan pole: #24-Jeff Gordon won the Coors Light pole for the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway with TRACK RECORD speed of 206.558mph for his 2nd pole of 2014, 5th at Michigan and 76th of his career.
    #22-Logano is on the outside pole, followed by #99-Edwards, #55-Vickers, #2-Keselowski, #4-Harvick, #27-Menard, #3-Dillon, #1-McMurray, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #16-Biffle, and #31-Newman.
    Missing the race were: none, only 43 cars entered.(8-15-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Michigan:
    Jeff Gordon won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 45th Annual Pure Michigan 400 with a track qualifying record lap of 34.857 seconds, 206.558 mph. The previous record was 204.557 mph/35.198 seconds, set by Kevin Harvick in June of 2014.
    This is the seventh-fastest pole winning speed in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history.
    This is the 17th track qualifying record set during the 2014 season.
    This is Gordon's 76th pole in 748 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Gordon is third on the all-time series poles list.
    This is his second pole and 14th top-10 start in 2014. He also won the pole at Watkins Glen, last week.
    This is his sixth pole in 44 races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Joey Logano (second) posted his 18th top-10 start of 2014 and his sixth in 12 races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Carl Edwards (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway. It is his eighth in 23 races this season.(NASCAR Statistics)(8-15-2014)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #24-Gordon 205.885
    #4-Harvick 205.620
    #22-Logano 205.491
    #99-Edwards 205.157
    #55-Vickers 205.081
    the rest of the top 12: 1 27 31 2 3 16 17;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 42 10 5 41 51 20 15 9 11 47 43 18
    (8-15-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over, after 25 minutes.
    #99-Edwards 205.169
    #22-Logano 204.866
    #55-Vickers 204.749
    #17-Stenhouse, Jr. 204.732
    #41-Busch 204.441
    the rest of the top 24: 24 3 2 4 47 5 51 27 9 15 20 10 43 16 18 1 31 42 11;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 88 13 14 21 38 48 83 23 98 34 7 26 37 32 78 36 33 66 40
    Driver who will miss the race: none, only 43 cars entered.
    (8-15-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, August 15, 2014 at 4:40pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 4:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: 8:30pm/et on FS1; 3:30am/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: #99-Edwards, 205.169mph, starts 3rd
    Second Session: #24-Gordon, 205.885mph, starts 1st
    Final Session: #24-Gordon, 183.479mph, starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 8th
    #7-Michael Annett, 35th
    #23-Alex Bowman, 32nd
    #26-Cole Whitt, 36th
    #30-Parker Kligerman, Did not race
    #42-Kyle Larson, 13th
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 19th
    #83-Ryan Truex, 31st

  • First Friday practice for the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over after 80 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #22-Logano 204.545
    #99-Edwards 204.111
    #55-Vickers 203.920
    #41-Busch 203.897
    #17-Stenhouse, Jr. 203.229
    slowest: #66-Nemechek 192.766 & #33-Kennedy 192.457.
    notes: 26 drivers ran over 200mph during the session. #40-Cassill had engine problems and will not practice. Matt Crafton is in the #78 for Martin Truex, Jr. Ryan Blaney is in the #21 for Trevor Bayne, who is at Mid-Ohio for Nationwide practice. Jeff Burton is filling in for #14-Tony Stewart this weekend.
    Qualifying is this afternoon at 4:40pm/et and will be shown on FoxSports1.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Michigan First Practice Speeds page (pdf).(8-15-2014)

  • 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
Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Axalta Chevy 206.558 34.857
2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 206.381 34.887
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford EcoBoost Ford 206.115 34.932
4 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 205.685 35.005
5 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Miller Lite Ford 205.644 35.012
6 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 205.438 35.047
7 27 Paul Menard CertainTeed/Menards Chevy 204.58 35.194
8 3 Austin Dillon # American Ethanol Chevy 204.464 35.214
9 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 204.354 35.233
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 204.174 35.264
11 16 Greg Biffle Roush Performance Ford 203.822 35.325
12 31 Ryan Newman WIX Filters Chevy 203.47 35.386
13 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 204.082 35.28
14 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 204.012 35.292
15 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 203.943 35.304
16 41 Kurt Busch (PC3) Haas Automation Chevy 203.856 35.319
17 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 203.528 35.376
18 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Dollar General Toyota 203.384 35.401
19 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy Toyota 203.223 35.429
20 9 Marcos Ambrose Black & Decker Ford 203.097 35.451
21 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 203.029 35.463
22 47 A.J. Allmendinger Kingsford Charcoal Chevy 202.743 35.513
23 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 202.674 35.525
24 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 201.969 35.649
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 202.885 35.488
26 13 Casey Mears Geico Chevy 202.458 35.563
27 14 Jeff Burton Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy 202.412 35.571
28 21 Ryan Blaney (i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 202.327 35.586
29 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 201.822 35.675
30 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's/Jimmie Johnson Foundation Chevy 201.72 35.693
31 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 201.263 35.774
32 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 200.496 35.911
33 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevy 199.756 36.044
34 34 David Ragan CSX - Play it Safe Ford 199.534 36.084
35 7 Michael Annett # Allstate Peterbilt/Pilot Chevy 199.225 36.14
36 26 Cole Whitt # Iowa City Capital Partners Toyota 199.132 36.157
37-OP 37 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Inc. Chevy 197.851 36.391
38-OP 32 Travis Kvapil Skuttle Tight Ford 197.726 36.414
39-OP 78 Matt Crafton (i) Furniture Row Chevy 197.466 36.462
40-OP 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 197.066 36.536
41-OP 33 Alex Kennedy Little Joe's Auto Chevy 195.828 36.767
42-OP 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Land Castle Title Toyota 195.170 36.891
43-OP 40 Landon Cassill(i) carsforsale.com Chevy 194.049 37.104

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
Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International 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 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy 206.558 34.857 202.629 9 3.929 2
2 22 Joey Logano Ford 206.381 34.887 204.545 1 1.836 5
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford 206.115 34.932 204.111 2 2.004 6
4 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 205.685 35.005 203.920 3 1.765 19
5 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 205.644 35.012 202.617 10 3.027 4
6 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 205.438 35.047 202.389 15 3.049 8
7 27 Paul Menard Chevy 204.580 35.194 202.874 7 1.706 18
8 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 204.464 35.214 202.446 13 2.018 14
9 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 204.354 35.233 202.497 12 1.857 20
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 204.174 35.264 203.229 5 0.945 27
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 203.822 35.325 202.817 8 1.005 12
12 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 203.470 35.386 201.975 18 1.495 9


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International 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 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy 205.885 34.971 202.629 9 3.256 2
2 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 205.620 35.016 202.389 15 3.231 8
3 22 Joey Logano Ford 205.491 35.038 204.545 1 0.946 5
4 99 Carl Edwards Ford 205.157 35.095 204.111 2 1.046 6
5 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 205.081 35.108 203.920 3 1.161 19
6 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 205.041 35.115 202.497 12 2.544 20
7 27 Paul Menard Chevy 204.685 35.176 202.874 7 1.811 18
8 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 204.650 35.182 201.975 18 2.675 9
9 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 204.406 35.224 202.617 10 1.789 4
10 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 204.394 35.226 202.446 13 1.948 14
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 204.360 35.232 202.817 8 1.543 12
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 204.105 35.276 203.229 5 0.876 27
13 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 204.082 35.280 202.100 17 1.982 10
14 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 204.012 35.292 201.005 22 3.007 28
15 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 203.943 35.304 202.611 11 1.332 13
16 41 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy 203.856 35.319 203.897 4 -0.041 23
17 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 203.528 35.376 200.831 23 2.697 29
18 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Toyota 203.384 35.401 200.423 24 2.961 3
19 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 203.223 35.429 201.140 21 2.083 11
20 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 203.097 35.451 202.338 16 0.759 16
21 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 203.029 35.463 198.418 32 4.611 17
22 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 202.743 35.513 201.794 19 0.949 24
23 43 Aric Almirola Ford 202.674 35.525 201.297 20 1.377 22
24 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 201.969 35.649 202.395 14 -0.426 15


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International 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 99 Carl Edwards Ford 205.169 35.093 204.111 2 1.058 6
2 22 Joey Logano Ford 204.866 35.145 204.545 1 0.321 5
3 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 204.749 35.165 203.920 3 0.829 19
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 204.732 35.168 203.229 5 1.503 27
5 41 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy 204.441 35.218 203.897 4 0.544 23
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy 204.354 35.233 202.629 9 1.725 2
7 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 203.983 35.297 202.446 13 1.537 14
8 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 203.972 35.299 202.617 10 1.355 4
9 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 203.972 35.299 202.389 15 1.583 8
10 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 203.966 35.300 201.794 19 2.172 24
11 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 203.885 35.314 202.611 11 1.274 13
12 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 203.672 35.351 200.831 23 2.841 29
13 27 Paul Menard Chevy 203.580 35.367 202.874 7 0.706 18
14 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 203.574 35.368 202.338 16 1.236 16
15 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 203.528 35.376 201.140 21 2.388 11
16 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Toyota 203.522 35.377 200.423 24 3.099 3
17 43 Aric Almirola Ford 203.453 35.389 201.297 20 2.156 22
18 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 203.453 35.389 201.005 22 2.448 28
19 16 Greg Biffle Ford 203.424 35.394 202.817 8 0.607 12
20 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 203.384 35.401 202.395 14 0.989 15
21 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 203.241 35.426 202.497 12 0.744 20
22 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 203.235 35.427 201.975 18 1.260 9
23 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 203.057 35.458 202.100 17 0.957 10
24 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 203.051 35.459 198.418 32 4.633 17
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 202.885 35.488 202.988 6 -0.103 1
26 13 Casey Mears Chevy 202.458 35.563 200.017 26 2.441 25
27 14 Jeff Burton Chevy 202.412 35.571 200.339 25 2.073 21
28 21 Ryan Blaney(i) Ford 202.327 35.586 199.756 27 2.571 43
29 38 David Gilliland Ford 201.822 35.675 199.479 28 2.343 31
30 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 201.720 35.693 195.583 39 6.137 7
31 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 201.263 35.774 197.976 33 3.287 40
32 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 200.496 35.911 199.198 30 1.298 37
33 98 Josh Wise Chevy 199.756 36.044 198.429 31 1.327 38
34 34 David Ragan Ford 199.534 36.084 199.440 29 0.094 32
35 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 199.225 36.140 197.471 35 1.754 30
36 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 199.132 36.157 197.672 34 1.460 33
37 37 Dave Blaney Chevy 197.851 36.391 197.001 36 0.850 49
38 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 197.726 36.414 194.932 40 2.794 36
39 78 Matt Crafton (i) Chevy 197.466 36.462 196.786 37 0.680 26
40 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 197.066 36.536 195.615 38 1.451 34
41 33 Alex Kennedy Chevy 195.828 36.767 192.457 42 3.371 41
42 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 195.170 36.891 192.766 41 2.404 39
43 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 194.049 37.104 0.000 43 194.049 35

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
Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International 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 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Dollar General Toyota 3 22 200.423 24
2 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 43 8 199.756 27
3 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 5 22 204.545 1
4 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 31 22 199.479 28
5 14 Jeff Burton Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy 21 22 200.339 25
6 27 Paul Menard CertainTeed/Menards Chevy 18 22 202.874 7
7 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 20 22 202.497 12
8 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 17 22 198.418 32
9 37 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Inc. Chevy 49 2 197.001 36
10 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Land Castle Title Toyota 39 22 192.766 41
11 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 34 22 195.615 38
12 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 10 22 202.100 17
13 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 29 22 200.831 23
14 41 Kurt Busch (PC3) Haas Automation Chevy 23 22 203.897 4
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 27 22 203.229 5
16 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 13 22 202.611 11
17 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 19 22 203.920 3
18 9 Marcos Ambrose Black & Decker Ford 16 22 202.338 16
19 3 Austin Dillon # American Ethanol Chevy 14 22 202.446 13
20 31 Ryan Newman WIX Filters Chevy 9 22 201.975 18
21 99 Carl Edwards Ford EcoBoost Ford 6 22 204.111 2
22 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 40 22 197.976 33
23 32 Travis Kvapil Skuttle Tight Ford 36 22 194.932 40
24 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 37 22 199.198 30
25 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 22 22 201.297 20
26 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 8 22 202.389 15
27 47 A.J. Allmendinger Kingsford Charcoal Chevy 24 22 201.794 19
28 34 David Ragan CSX - Play it Safe Ford 32 22 199.440 29
29 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 28 22 201.005 22
30 33 Alex Kennedy Little Joe's Auto Chevy 41 22 192.457 42
31 40 Landon Cassill(i) carsforsale.com Chevy 35 22 0.000 43
32 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevy 38 22 198.429 31
33 7 Michael Annett # Allstate Peterbilt/Pilot Chevy 30 22 197.471 35
34 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 26 22 196.786 37
35 13 Casey Mears Geico Chevy 25 22 200.017 26
36 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 15 22 202.395 14
37 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Axalta Chevy 2 22 202.629 9
38 16 Greg Biffle Roush Performance Ford 12 22 202.817 8
39 26 Cole Whitt # Iowa City Capital Partners Toyota 33 22 197.672 34
40 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 1 22 202.988 6
41 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy Toyota 11 22 201.140 21
42 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Miller Lite Ford 4 22 202.617 10
43 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's/Jimmie Johnson Foundation Chevy 7 22 195.583 39

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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