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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 3:40 pm/et on Friday, September 20, 2013

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • July 2013 Pole Sitter: #2-Brad Keselowski, 135.922mph, finished 4th

  • September 2012 Pole Sitter: #24-Jeff Gordon, 134.911mph, finished 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Brad Keselowski, 135.922mph, 7/12/2013

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 9 months, 13 days, 7/21/2002

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Brian Vickers, 21 years, 8 months, 23 days, 7/17/2005

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Jeff Burton, started 38th [provisional], 7/1999

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #78-Busch, 134.853 mph, scheduled to qualify 12th out of 43 drivers


  • Newman wins New Hampshire pole: #39-Ryan Newman won the pole for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with TRACK RECORD speed of 136.497mph for his 2nd pole of 2013 and 51st of his career.
    #5-Kahne is on the outside pole, followed by #24-Gordon, #78-Busch, #56-Truex, Jr., #22-Logano, #27-Menard, #29-Harvick, #20-Kenseht, and #16-Biffle.
    With only 43 cars at the track, no one missed the race.(9-20-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - New Hampshire:
    Ryan Newman won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 17th Annual Sylvania 300 with a lap of 27.904 seconds, 136.497 mph. The lap broke the old track qualifying record of 135.922 mph, set by Brad Keselowski on July 14, 2013. Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon also surpassed the old track record.
    This is his 51st pole in 432 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and 11th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his seventh pole in 24 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Kasey Kahne (second) posted his 17th top-10 start of 2013 and his ninth in 20 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Jeff Gordon (third) posted his 24th top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 15th in 28 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(9-20-2013)

  • Where the 2013 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at New Hampshire:
    [listed by driver points position]
    1) #20-Matt Kenseth, 9th
    2) #18-Kyle Busch, 12th
    3) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 11th
    4) #29-Kevin Harvick, 8th
    5) #99-Carl Edwards, 26th
    6) #78-Kurt Busch, 4th
    7) #24-Jeff Gordon, 3rd
    8) #39-Ryan Newman, 1st - POLE
    9) #15-Clint Bowyer, 16th
    10) #5-Kasey Kahne, 2nd
    11) #16-Greg Biffle, 10th
    12) #22-Joey Logano, 6th
    13) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 17th
    (9-20-2013)

  • 16 qualifying track records have been set so far 2013
    after 25 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
    16) New Hampshire (2nd time),#38-Ryan Newman, 136.497, September 20, 2103 - was 135.922 from July 2013
    (9-20-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2013 at 3:40pm/et.
    TV: FoxSports1 at 3:30pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network at goprn.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: none

  • Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
    #18-Busch, 1st out to qualify, 135.097mph, starting 12th
    #22-Logano, 5th out to qualify, 135.525mph, starting 6th
    #5-Kahne, 8th out to qualify, 136.082mph, starting 2nd
    #39-Newman, 37th out to qualify, 136.497mph, starting 1st - POLE

  • Friday practice for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #78-Busch 134.853
    #5-Kahne 134.477
    #39-Newman 134.439
    #24-Gordon 134.368
    #18-Busch 134.302
    slowest: #36-Yeley 128.584 & #32-Hill 128.061.
    notes: Kenny Wallace is practice and qualifying the #55 for Brian Vickers, who is in Kentucky for the Nationwide Series practices.
    Qualifying is scheduled for 3:40pm/et. It will be shown live on Fox Sports 1.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and more on the New Hampshire Practice 1 Speeds (pdf).(9-20-2013)

  • 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
Sylvania 300
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 136.497 27.904
2 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 136.082 27.989
3 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevy 136.053 27.995
4 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row / Denver Mattress Chevy 135.868 28.033
5 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 135.636 28.081
6 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 135.525 28.104
7 27 Paul Menard Menards / Sylvania Chevy 135.463 28.117
8 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 135.410 28.128
9 20 Matt Kenseth Home Depot / Husky Toyota 135.371 28.136
10 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 135.208 28.170
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 135.126 28.187
12 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Peanut Butter Toyota 135.097 28.193
13 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 135.073 28.198
14 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 135.021 28.209
15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Gillette Chevy 134.987 28.216
16 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 134.892 28.236
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Time Warner Cable Chevy 134.477 28.323
18 14 Mark Martin Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevy 134.420 28.335
19 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 134.292 28.362
20 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 134.217 28.378
21 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Chevy 134.193 28.383
22 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 134.132 28.396
23 1 Jamie McMurray Linksys Chevy 133.981 28.428
24 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 133.792 28.468
25 31 Jeff Burton Cheerios Chevy 133.769 28.473
26 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 133.637 28.501
27 51 Michael McDowell SEM Products Chevy 133.548 28.520
28 47 Bobby Labonte Bush's Beans Toyota 133.520 28.526
29 55 Kenny Wallace(i) Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 133.408 28.550
30 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 133.301 28.573
31 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Zest Ford 133.282 28.577
32 40 Landon Cassill(i) Moonshine Attitude Attire Chevy 133.170 28.601
33 30 Kevin Swindell(i) Genny Light Toyota 132.365 28.775
34 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 132.232 28.804
35 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 132.200 28.811
36 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 132.163 28.819
37 36 JJ Yeley United Mining Equipment Chevy 132.089 28.835
38 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 132.048 28.844
39 33 Tony Raines(i) LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 131.497 28.965
40 95 Scott Riggs Leavine Family Racing Ford 131.035 29.067
41 98 Johnny Sauter(i) Phil Parsons Racing Ford 130.613 29.161
42 32 Timmy Hill # U.S. Chrome Ford 128.767 29.573
43 35 Josh Wise(i) ThePeteStore.com Ford 0.000 0.000

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
Sylvania 300
New Hampshire 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 37 37 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 136.497 27.904 134.439 3 2.058 8
2 8 8 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 136.082 27.989 134.477 2 1.605 10
3 42 42 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy 136.053 27.995 134.368 4 1.685 7
4 12 12 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy 135.868 28.033 134.853 1 1.015 6
5 35 35 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 135.636 28.081 133.990 9 1.646 18
6 5 5 22 Joey Logano Ford 135.525 28.104 134.165 7 1.360 12
7 23 25 27 Paul Menard Chevy 135.463 28.117 133.310 17 2.153 17
8 26 26 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 135.410 28.128 134.032 8 1.378 4
9 14 14 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Toyota 135.371 28.136 133.886 12 1.485 1
10 41 41 16 Greg Biffle Ford 135.208 28.170 132.975 22 2.233 11
11 28 28 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Chevy 135.126 28.187 133.981 10 1.145 3
12 1 1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 135.097 28.193 134.302 5 0.795 2
13 13 13 43 Aric Almirola Ford 135.073 28.198 133.203 19 1.870 19
14 9 9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 135.021 28.209 134.212 6 0.809 25
15 31 34 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 134.987 28.216 133.562 14 1.425 21
16 29 29 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 134.892 28.236 133.905 11 0.987 9
17 11 11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 134.477 28.323 133.886 13 0.591 13
18 24 23 14 Mark Martin Chevy 134.420 28.335 132.896 24 1.524 14
19 15 15 34 David Ragan Ford 134.292 28.362 132.947 23 1.345 28
20 30 30 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford 134.217 28.378 133.539 15 0.678 15
21 27 27 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy 134.193 28.383 131.306 36 2.887 30
22 17 17 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 134.132 28.396 131.948 29 2.184 22
23 19 19 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 133.981 28.428 133.525 16 0.456 16
24 43 43 38 David Gilliland Ford 133.792 28.468 133.161 20 0.631 31
25 10 10 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 133.769 28.473 132.808 26 0.961 23
26 7 7 99 Carl Edwards Ford 133.637 28.501 133.245 18 0.392 5
27 3 3 51 Michael McDowell Chevy 133.548 28.520 133.086 21 0.462 27
28 6 6 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 133.520 28.526 132.743 27 0.777 29
29 21 21 55 Kenny Wallace(i) Toyota 133.408 28.550 131.410 35 1.998 24
30 22 22 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 133.301 28.573 131.833 30 1.468 34
31 16 16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 133.282 28.577 132.868 25 0.414 20
32 40 39 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 133.170 28.601 131.547 32 1.623 44
33 4 4 30 Kevin Swindell (i) Toyota 132.365 28.775 131.103 37 1.262 33
34 18 18 13 Casey Mears Ford 132.232 28.804 131.692 31 0.540 26
35 2 2 83 David Reutimann Toyota 132.200 28.811 131.515 33 0.685 36
36 32 31 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 132.163 28.819 129.309 41 2.854 40
37 25 24 36 J.J. Yeley Chevy 132.089 28.835 128.584 42 3.505 35
38 36 36 7 Dave Blaney Chevy 132.048 28.844 131.460 34 0.588 32
39 34 33 33 Tony Raines(i) Chevy 131.497 28.965 130.420 38 1.077 37
40 38 38 95 Scott Riggs Ford 131.035 29.067 129.520 40 1.515 43
41 39 41 98 Johnny Sauter (i) Ford 130.613 29.161 130.336 39 0.277 42
42 20 20 32 Timmy Hill# Ford 128.767 29.573 128.061 43 0.706 38
43 33 32 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 0.000 0.000 132.439 28 -132.439 39

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
Sylvania 300
New Hampshire 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 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Peanut Butter Toyota 134.302 5 16 27
2 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 131.515 33 15 27
3 51 Michael McDowell SEM Products Chevy 133.086 21 10 27
4 30 Kevin Swindell (i) Genny Light Toyota 131.103 37 32 27
5 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 134.165 7 22 27
6 47 Bobby Labonte Bush's Beans Toyota 132.743 27 30 27
7 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 133.245 18 25 27
8 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 134.477 2 26 27
9 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 134.212 6 14 27
10 31 Jeff Burton Cheerios Chevy 132.808 26 9 27
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Time Warner Cable Chevy 133.886 13 11 27
12 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Furniture Row / Denver Mattress Chevy 134.853 1 20 27
13 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 133.203 19 2 27
14 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Home Depot / Husky Toyota 133.886 12 1 27
15 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 132.947 23 12 27
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Zest Ford 132.868 25 7 27
17 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 131.948 29 17 27
18 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 131.692 31 4 27
19 1 Jamie McMurray Linksys Chevy 133.525 16 33 27
20 32 Timmy Hill# U.S. Chrome Ford 128.061 43 23 27
21 55 Kenny Wallace(i) Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 131.410 35 38 27
22 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 131.833 30 37 27
23 27 Paul Menard Menards / Sylvania Chevy 133.310 17 28 27
24 14 Mark Martin Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevy 132.896 24 39 27
25 36 J.J. Yeley United Mining Equipment Chevy 128.584 42 35 27
26 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 134.032 8 31 27
27 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Chevy 131.306 36 8 27
28 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Chevy 133.981 10 44 27
29 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 133.905 11 21 27
30 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Miller Lite Ford 133.539 15 19 27
31 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Gillette Chevy 133.562 14 29 27
32 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 129.309 41 3 27
33 35 Josh Wise(i) ThePeteStore.com Ford 132.439 28 27 27
34 33 Tony Raines(i) LittleJoesAutos.com Chevy 130.420 38 24 27
35 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 133.990 9 18 27
36 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 131.460 34 6 27
37 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 134.439 3 36 27
38 95 Scott Riggs Leavine Family Racing Ford 129.520 40 40 16
39 98 Johnny Sauter (i) Phil Parsons Racing Ford 130.336 39 13 24
40 40 Landon Cassill(i) Moonshine Attitude Attire Chevy 131.547 32 34 7
41 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 132.975 22 43 27
42 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 134.368 4 42 27
43 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 133.161 20 5 27

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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