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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx. 6:40 pm/et on Friday, August 30, 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • September 2012 Pole Sitter: #14-Tony Stewart, 186.121mph, finished 22nd

  • Final March 2010 Pole Sitter: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 192.761, finished 15th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Geoff Bodine, 11/16/1997, 197.478mph

  • Last Race Won from 1st Starting Position: Kasey Kahne (03/19/2006)

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Terry Labonte, 3/15/1981 - 24 years, 3 months, 27 days

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Harry Gant, 11/14/1993 - 53 years, 10 months, 4 days

  • Pole Winners: 44

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #2-Keselowski, 190.071 mph, scheduled to qualify 9th out of 43 drivers


  • NOTE: not doing semi-live qualifying anymore. With NASCAR.com and FoxSports having real time qualifying and hits for my qualifying pages way down due to the availability 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 real time qualifying, check out:
    NASCAR.com
    FoxSports

  • Stenhouse, Jr. wins Atlanta pole: #17-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. won the pole for the AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with speed of 189.688mph for his 1st pole of 2013 and the 1st of his career.
    #99-Edwards is on the outside pole, followed by #42-Montoya, #11-Hamlin, #24-Gordon, #20-Kenseth, #56-Truex, Jr., #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #18-Busch, and #48-Johnson. Only 43 teams were entered so everyone made the race.(8-30-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Atlanta:
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 54th Annual ADVOCARE 500 with a lap of 29.227 seconds, 189.688 mph.
    This is his first pole in 30 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Carl Edwards (second) posted his 13th top-10 start of 2013 and his ninth in 16 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Juan Pablo Montoya (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his ninth in 25 races this season.
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(8-30-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:40pm/et.
    TV: FS1 at 7:00pm/et (Same Day Delay)
    Radio: Performance Racing Network at goprn.com at 6:30pm/et.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #36-Yeley, 1st out to qualify, 178.873mph, starting 42nd
    #14-Martin, 2nd out to qualify, 185.238mph, starting 27th
    #18-Busch, 4th out to qualify, 187.487mph, starting 9th
    #11-Hamlin, 21st out to qualify, 188.553mph, starting 4th
    #99-Edwards, 31st out to qualify, 189.021mph, starting 2nd
    #17-Stenhouse, Jr., 38th out to qualify, 189.688mph, starting 1st - POLE

  • Friday practice for the Advocare 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #2-Keselowski 190.071
    #99-Edwards 189.254
    #42-Montoya 188.213
    #78-Busch 188.047
    #15-Bowyer 187.990
    slowest: #7-Blaney 178.218 & #87-Nemechek 178.046.
    notes: Qualifying is this evening at 6:40pm/et and will be shown on Fox Sports 1 at 7:00pm/et.
    #36-Yeley got into the wall midway through the practice, scraping the right side of the car.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, top-10 lap averages on the Atlanta Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(8-30-2013)

  • 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
AdvoCare 500
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 189.688 29.227
2 99 Carl Edwards SUBWAY Ford 189.021 29.330
3 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 188.539 29.405
4 11 Denny Hamlin SportClips Toyota 188.533 29.406
5 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 188.053 29.481
6 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Husky / Home Depot Toyota 187.983 29.492
7 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 187.939 29.499
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard / Race2Achieve.org Chevy 187.519 29.565
9 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 187.487 29.570
10 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Dover White Chevy 187.475 29.572
11 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 187.424 29.580
12 15 Clint Bowyer RKMotorsCharlotte.com Toyota 187.196 29.616
13 47 AJ Allmendinger Scott Products Toyota 187.007 29.646
14 34 David Ragan RaceTracHotBoiledPeanutsPeanutPatch Ford 186.931 29.658
15 1 Jamie McMurray E-Z-Go Chevy 186.736 29.689
16 27 Paul Menard MOEN / Menards Chevy 186.673 29.699
17 39 Ryan Newman Aspen Dental Chevy 186.579 29.714
18 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 186.547 29.719
19 13 Casey Mears Geico Ford 186.472 29.731
20 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 186.290 29.760
21 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Chevy 186.109 29.789
22 55 Brian Vickers(i) Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 185.859 29.829
23 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Miller Lite Ford 185.722 29.851
24 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 185.592 29.872
25 30 David Stremme Swan Energy / Berry's Toyota 185.399 29.903
26 33 Austin Dillon(i) AdvoCare Chevy 185.331 29.914
27 14 Mark Martin Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevy 185.238 29.929
28 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 185.065 29.957
29 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 184.886 29.986
30 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 184.732 30.011
31 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 184.523 30.045
32 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Furniture Row / Beautyrest Chevy 184.499 30.049
33 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 184.358 30.072
34 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 183.728 30.175
35 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 182.747 30.337
36 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevy 182.416 30.392
37 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 182.213 30.426
38 51 Mike Bliss(i) Phoenix Construction Chevy 181.932 30.473
39 40 Landon Cassill(i) Hillman Racing Chevy 181.473 30.550
40 87 Joe Nemechek (i) NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 181.218 30.593
41 32 Timmy Hill # U.S. Chrome Ford 179.633 30.863
42 36 J.J. Yeley United Mining Equipment Chevy 178.873 30.994
43 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 0.000 0.000

BLUE = made the race using a past champions provisional (if needed).

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
AdvoCare 500
Atlanta 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 39 38 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 189.688 29.227 185.257 23 4.431 24
2 31 31 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.021 29.330 189.254 2 -0.233 3
3 38 37 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 188.539 29.405 188.213 3 0.326 22
4 21 21 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 188.533 29.406 186.711 12 1.822 25
5 23 23 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy 188.053 29.481 185.350 20 2.703 14
6 22 22 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Toyota 187.983 29.492 187.089 10 0.894 6
7 37 36 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 187.939 29.499 187.297 7 0.642 15
8 29 29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 187.519 29.565 185.294 22 2.225 7
9 4 4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 187.487 29.570 186.165 13 1.322 5
10 16 16 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Chevy 187.475 29.572 184.505 28 2.970 1
11 19 19 22 Joey Logano Ford 187.424 29.580 187.354 6 0.070 10
12 17 17 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 187.196 29.616 187.990 5 -0.794 2
13 42 41 47 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 187.007 29.646 185.891 17 1.116 30
14 30 30 34 David Ragan Ford 186.931 29.658 184.468 29 2.463 28
15 11 11 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 186.736 29.689 185.953 16 0.783 17
16 28 28 27 Paul Menard Chevy 186.673 29.699 186.047 14 0.626 18
17 13 13 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 186.579 29.714 184.529 27 2.050 16
18 41 40 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 186.547 29.719 184.064 30 2.483 8
19 43 42 13 Casey Mears Ford 186.472 29.731 183.115 33 3.357 26
20 20 20 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 186.290 29.760 185.307 21 0.983 23
21 35 34 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 186.109 29.789 182.946 34 3.163 29
22 7 7 55 Brian Vickers(i) Toyota 185.859 29.829 186.003 15 -0.144 19
23 9 9 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 185.772 29.851 190.071 1 -4.299 11
24 14 14 16 Greg Biffle Ford 185.592 29.872 187.177 9 -1.585 9
25 27 27 30 David Stremme Toyota 185.399 29.903 184.763 25 0.636 33
26 24 24 33 Austin Dillon(i) Chevy 185.331 29.914 183.546 32 1.785 37
27 2 2 14 Mark Martin Chevy 185.238 29.929 187.234 8 -1.996 13
28 32 32 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 185.065 29.957 185.679 19 -0.614 21
29 25 25 43 Aric Almirola Ford 184.886 29.986 185.772 18 -0.886 20
30 5 5 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 184.732 30.011 187.000 11 -2.268 4
31 18 18 38 David Gilliland Ford 184.523 30.045 184.609 26 -0.086 31
32 15 15 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy 184.499 30.049 188.047 4 -3.548 12
33 36 35 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 184.358 30.072 181.437 36 2.921 39
34 10 10 83 David Reutimann Toyota 183.728 30.175 183.722 31 0.006 34
35 26 26 95 Scott Speed Ford 182.747 30.337 180.686 38 2.061 43
36 40 39 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 182.416 30.392 178.218 42 4.198 32
37 33 33 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 182.213 30.426 180.498 40 1.715 38
38 3 3 51 Mike Bliss(i) Chevy 181.932 30.473 185.195 24 -3.263 27
39 8 8 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 181.473 30.550 180.964 37 0.509 44
40 6 6 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 181.218 30.593 178.046 43 3.172 41
41 12 12 32 Timmy Hill # Ford 179.633 30.863 180.563 39 -0.930 36
42 1 1 36 J.J. Yeley Chevy 178.873 30.994 182.681 35 -3.808 35
43 34 DNS 98 Michael McDowell Ford 0.000 0.000 179.720 41 -179.720 42

MAROON = but has a Champions Provisional Available. Six 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 provisional 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
AdvoCare 500
Atlanta 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 36 J.J. Yeley Chevy 182.681 35 20 24
2 14 Mark Martin Chevy 187.234 8 11 24
3 51 Mike Bliss(i) Chevy 185.195 24 38 24
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 186.165 13 16 24
5 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 187.000 11 31 24
6 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 178.046 43 22 24
7 55 Brian Vickers(i) Toyota 186.003 15 42 21
8 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 180.964 37 18 24
9 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 190.071 1 13 24
10 83 David Reutimann Toyota 183.722 31 15 24
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 185.953 16 35 24
12 32 Timmy Hill # Ford 180.563 39 25 24
13 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 184.529 27 33 24
14 16 Greg Biffle Ford 187.177 9 17 24
15 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy 188.047 4 39 24
16 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Chevy 184.505 28 21 24
17 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 187.990 5 34 24
18 38 David Gilliland Ford 184.609 26 43 13
19 22 Joey Logano Ford 187.354 6 12 24
20 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 185.307 21 4 24
21 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 186.711 12 19 24
22 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Toyota 187.089 10 9 24
23 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy 185.350 20 1 24
24 33 Austin Dillon(i) Chevy 183.546 32 6 24
25 43 Aric Almirola Ford 185.772 18 28 24
26 95 Scott Speed Ford 180.686 38 8 24
27 30 David Stremme Toyota 184.763 25 10 24
28 27 Paul Menard Chevy 186.047 14 2 24
29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 185.294 22 24 24
30 34 David Ragan Ford 184.468 29 14 24
31 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.254 2 26 24
32 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 185.679 19 23 24
33 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 180.498 40 32 24
34 98 Michael McDowell Ford 179.720 41 30 24
35 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 182.946 34 41 24
36 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 181.437 36 37 24
37 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 187.297 7 29 24
38 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 188.213 3 7 24
39 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 185.257 23 36 24
40 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 178.218 42 5 24
41 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 184.064 30 27 24
42 47 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 185.891 17 3 24
43 13 Casey Mears Ford 183.115 33 44 4

MAROON = but has a Champions Provisional Available. Six 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 provisional 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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