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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 5:10 pm/et on Friday the 13th, September 13, 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • 2012 Pole Sitter: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 182.865mph, finished 2nd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jimmie Johnson, 188.147mph, 7/8/2005

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Jeff Burton, 39 years, 0 months, 10 days, 7/09/2006

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Ryan Newman, 24 years, 7 months, 6 days, 7/14/2002

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Kevin Harvick, started 32nd, 7/2002

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #17-Stenhouse, Jr, 187.669 mph, scheduled to qualify 19 out of 43 drivers


  • Logano wins Chicago pole: #22-Joey Logano won the pole for the GEICO 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway with TRACK RECORD speed of 189.414mph for his 2nd pole of 2013 and 7th of his career.
    #22-Keselowski is on the outside pole, followed by #42-Montoya, #5-Kahne, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #24-Gordon, #16-Biffle, #99-Edwards, #49-Johnson, and #20-Kenseth.
    With only 43 cars entered, everyone made the race.(9-13-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Chicago:
    Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 13th Annual Geico 400 with a track qualifying record lap of 28.509 seconds, 189.414 mph. The previous record was set by Jimmie Johnson in July 2005 (188.147 mph / 28.701 sec).
    This is his seventh pole in 174 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and 14th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in five races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    This is the 15th track qualifying record broken this season with the Gen-6 race car.
    Brad Keselowski (second) posted his 12th top-10 start of 2013 and his second in five races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Juan Pablo Montoya (third) posted his second top-10 start at Chicagoland Speedway. It is his 10th in 27 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(9-13-2013)

  • Where the 2013 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Chicago:
    [listed by driver points position]
    1) #20-Matt Kenseth, 10th
    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 9th
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 12th
    4) #29-Kevin Harvick, 17th
    5) #99-Carl Edwards, 8th
    6) #22-Joey Logano, 1st
    7) #16-Greg Biffle, 7th
    8) #15-Clint Bowyer, 24th
    9) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 18th
    10) #78-Kurt Busch, 16th
    11) #5-Kasey Kahne, 4th
    12) #56-Martin Truex Jr.
    13) #24-Jeff Gordon, 6th
    (9-13-2013)

  • 15 qualifying track records have been set so far 2013
    after 23 qualifying session, 3 were cancelled due to rain:
    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
    13) Michigan, #22-Joey Logano, 203.949, August 16, 2013; was 203.241mph from June 2012
    14) Richmond(2nd time), #24-Jeff Gordon, 130.599, September 6, 2013 - was 130.334 from April 2013
    15) Chicago, #22-Joey Logano, 189.414, September 13, 2013 - was 188.147 from July 2005
    (9-13-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the GEICO 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 13, 2013 at 5:10pm/et.
    Television: ESPN2 at 5:00pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #38-Gilliland, 1st out to qualify, 184.106mph, starting 35th
    #99-Edwards, 2nd out to qualify, 188.357mph, starting8th
    #17-Stenhouse, Jr., 19th out to qualify, 188.772mph, starting 5th
    #5-Kahne, 29th out to qualify, 188.785mph, starting 4th
    #2-Keselowski, 32nd out to qualify, 189.248mph, starting 2nd
    #22-Logano, 33rd out to qualify, 189.414mph, starting 1st - POLE

  • First Friday practice for the GECIO 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #17-Stenhouse, Jr. 187.669
    #78-Busch 187.643
    #99-Edwards 187.578
    #48-Johnson 187.188
    #42-Montoya 187.156
    slowest: #7-Blaney 180.439 & #33-Raines 173.891
    notes: Qualifying is scheduled for 5:10pm/et. It will be shown live on ESPN2.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and more on the Chicago Practice 1 Speeds (pdf).(9-13-2013)

  • 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
GEICO 400
Chicagpland Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 189.414 28.509
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Miller Lite Ford 189.248 28.534
3 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Kraft Chevy 189.062 28.562
4 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 188.785 28.604
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 188.772 28.606
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 188.541 28.641
7 16 Greg Biffle Post-it Ford 188.515 28.645
8 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 188.357 28.669
9 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Chevy 188.304 28.677
10 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Dollar General Toyota 188.298 28.678
11 27 Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards Chevy 188.298 28.678
12 18 Kyle Busch Doublemint Toyota 188.291 28.679
13 47 AJ Allmendinger Kingsford Charcoal Toyota 188.278 28.681
14 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 188.258 28.684
15 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 188.127 28.704
16 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Furniture Row / Serta Chevy 188.075 28.712
17 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Designate a Driver Chevy 187.957 28.730
18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Time Warner Cable Chevy 187.878 28.742
19 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 187.513 28.798
20 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 187.207 28.845
21 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 186.903 28.892
22 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 186.812 28.906
23 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Chevy 186.774 28.912
24 15 Clint Bowyer Peak Antifreeze Toyota 186.754 28.915
25 55 Brian Vickers(i) Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 186.445 28.963
26 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 186.085 29.019
27 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 185.880 29.051
28 30 Cole Whitt(i) Swan Energy / Lean1 Toyota 185.778 29.067
29 14 Mark Martin Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevy 185.765 29.069
30 36 J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 185.414 29.124
31 13 Casey Mears Geico Ford 184.445 29.277
32 40 Landon Cassill(i) Hillman Racing Chevy 184.407 29.283
33 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 184.376 29.288
34 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 184.344 29.293
35 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 184.106 29.331
36 51 Justin Allgaier(i) Brandt Chevy 184.080 29.335
37 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 183.799 29.380
38 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 183.331 29.455
39 32 Timmy Hill# U.S. Chrome Ford 183.315 29.458
40 95 Reed Sorenson(i) Leavine Family Racing Ford 182.082 29.657
41 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 181.928 29.682
42 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Royal Teak Collection Toyota 180.753 29.875
43 33 Tony Raines(i) LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 178.731 30.213

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
GEICO 400
Chicagpland 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 33 33 22 Joey Logano Ford 189.414 28.509 187.156 6 2.258 6
2 32 32 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 189.248 28.534 186.677 9 2.571 17
3 43 43 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 189.062 28.562 187.156 5 1.906 21
4 29 29 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 188.785 28.604 185.618 24 3.167 11
5 19 19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 188.772 28.606 187.669 1 1.103 22
6 40 40 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy 188.541 28.641 186.252 11 2.289 13
7 36 36 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.515 28.645 186.955 7 1.560 7
8 2 2 99 Carl Edwards Ford 188.357 28.669 187.578 3 0.779 5
9 12 12 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Chevy 188.304 28.677 187.188 4 1.116 2
10 27 27 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Toyota 188.298 28.678 186.156 14 2.142 1
11 10 10 27 Paul Menard Chevy 188.298 28.678 186.027 16 2.271 18
12 7 7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 188.291 28.679 185.797 22 2.494 3
13 23 22 47 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 188.278 28.681 185.835 20 2.443 29
14 37 37 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 188.258 28.684 185.663 23 2.595 12
15 11 11 43 Aric Almirola Ford 188.127 28.704 186.903 8 1.224 20
16 13 13 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy 188.075 28.712 187.643 2 0.432 10
17 20 20 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 187.957 28.730 186.194 12 1.763 4
18 21 21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 187.878 28.742 185.331 25 2.547 9
19 24 24 34 David Ragan Ford 187.513 28.798 185.931 18 1.582 28
20 26 26 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 187.207 28.845 186.098 15 1.109 14
21 18 17 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 186.903 28.892 185.976 17 0.927 24
22 8 8 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 186.812 28.906 186.162 13 0.650 25
23 35 35 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 186.774 28.912 184.370 28 2.404 30
24 14 15 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 186.754 28.915 186.290 10 0.464 8
25 15 14 55 Brian Vickers(i) Toyota 186.445 28.963 184.181 29 2.264 19
26 5 5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 186.085 29.019 185.886 19 0.199 23
27 3 3 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 185.800 29.051 185.829 21 -0.029 16
28 16 16 30 Cole Whitt(i) Toyota 185.778 29.067 184.609 27 1.169 33
29 39 39 14 Mark Martin Chevy 185.765 29.069 185.331 26 0.434 15
30 42 42 36 J.J. Yeley Chevy 185.414 29.124 181.476 39 3.938 37
31 6 6 13 Casey Mears Ford 184.445 29.277 183.874 32 0.571 26
32 34 34 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 184.407 29.283 183.306 33 1.101 44
33 25 25 83 David Reutimann Toyota 184.376 29.288 183.911 31 0.465 35
34 41 41 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 184.344 29.293 180.560 41 3.784 39
35 1 1 38 David Gilliland Ford 184.106 29.331 183.980 30 0.126 31
36 38 38 51 Justin Allgaier(i) Chevy 184.080 29.335 182.939 34 1.141 27
37 17 18 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 183.799 29.380 182.822 35 0.977 36
38 28 28 98 Michael McDowell Ford 183.331 29.455 182.340 36 0.991 42
39 30 30 32 Timmy Hill# Ford 183.315 29.458 181.592 38 1.723 38
40 22 23 95 Reed Sorenson(i) Ford 182.082 29.657 181.800 37 0.282 43
41 4 4 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 181.928 29.682 180.439 42 1.489 32
42 9 9 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 180.753 29.875 180.693 40 0.060 40
43 31 31 33 Tony Raines(i) Chevy 178.731 30.213 173.891 43 4.840 34

MAROON = has a Past Champions Provisional Available.

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
GEICO 400
Chicagpland 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 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 183.980 30 31 26
2 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 187.578 3 5 26
3 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 185.829 21 16 26
4 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 180.439 42 32 26
5 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 185.886 19 23 26
6 13 Casey Mears Geico Ford 183.874 32 26 26
7 18 Kyle Busch Doublemint Toyota 185.797 22 3 26
8 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 186.162 13 25 26
9 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Royal Teak Collection Toyota 180.693 40 40 26
10 27 Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards Chevy 186.027 16 18 26
11 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 186.903 8 20 26
12 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Chevy 187.188 4 2 26
13 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Furniture Row / Serta Chevy 187.643 2 10 26
14 15 Clint Bowyer Peak Antifreeze Toyota 186.290 10 8 26
15 55 Brian Vickers(i) Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 184.181 29 19 26
16 30 Cole Whitt(i) Swan Energy / Lean1 Toyota 184.609 27 33 26
17 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 182.822 35 36 26
18 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 185.976 17 24 26
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 187.669 1 22 26
20 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 186.194 12 4 26
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Time Warner Cable Chevy 185.331 25 9 26
22 95 Reed Sorenson(i) Leavine Family Racing Ford 181.800 37 43 15
23 47 AJ Allmendinger Kingsford Charcoal Toyota 185.835 20 29 26
24 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 185.931 18 28 26
25 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 183.911 31 35 26
26 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 186.098 15 14 26
27 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Dollar General Toyota 186.156 14 1 26
28 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 182.340 36 42 23
29 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 185.618 24 11 26
30 32 Timmy Hill# U.S. Chrome Ford 181.592 38 38 26
31 33 Tony Raines(i) LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 173.891 43 34 26
32 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Miller Lite Ford 186.677 9 17 26
33 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 187.156 6 6 26
34 40 Landon Cassill(i) Hillman Racing Chevy 183.306 33 44 6
35 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Chevy 184.370 28 30 26
36 16 Greg Biffle Post-it Ford 186.955 7 7 26
37 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 185.663 23 12 26
38 51 Justin Allgaier(i) Brandt Chevy 182.939 34 27 26
39 14 Mark Martin Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevy 185.331 26 15 26
40 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 186.252 11 13 26
41 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 180.560 41 39 26
42 36 J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 181.476 39 37 26
43 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Kraft Chevy 187.156 5 21 26

MAROON = has a Past Champions Provisional Available.

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)


  • 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

  • Qualifying order is by 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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