Martinsville Qualifying and Starting Lineup

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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 4:40 pm/et on Friday, March 28, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • October 2013 Pole Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 99.595mph, finished 7th

  • April 2013 Pole Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 98.400mph, finished 1st

  • Track Qualifying Record: Denny Hamlin, October 25, 2013, 99.595mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Morgan Shepherd, 45 years, 6 months, 14 days, 4/26/1987

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd, 24 years, 7 months, 14 days, 04/26/1981

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #11-Hamlin., 100.021 mph


  • Kyle Busch wins Martinsville pole: ##18-Kyle Busch won the pole for the STP 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway with speed of 99.674mph for his 1st pole of 2014, 1st at Martinsville and 14th of his career.
    #11-Hamlin is on the outside pole, followed by #22-Logano, #48-Johnson, #24-Gordon, #20-Kenseth, #14-Stewart, #99-Edwards, #1-McMurray, #10-Patrick, #16-Biffle, and #15-Bowyer.
    So far this season, #48-Johnson and #22-Logano are the only drivers to make it to the final round in all races featuring knockout qualifying.
    The fastest driver in the first qualifying session was #22-Logano with a speed of 100.201mph which is a new track record.
    Missing the race was: #35-Reutimann.(3-28-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Martinsville:
    Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 65th Annual STP 500 with a lap of 18.998 seconds, 99.674 mph. With a first-round speed of 100.201 mph (18.898 seconds), Joey Logano set the track qualifying record. The previous record was set by Denny Hamlin on Oct. 25, 2013 (99.595 mph/19.013 seconds).
    This is his 14th pole in 335 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2014. Busch now has scored one Coors Light Pole in seven consecutive seasons.
    This is his first pole in 19 races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Denny Hamlin (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2014 and his 11th in 17 races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Joey Logano (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Martinsville Speedway. It is his fifth in six races this season.
    Alex Bowman (19th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(3-28-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled for Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4:45pm/et.
    Television: FoxSports1 at 4:30pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: TBA

  • Friday practice: for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes. The top 5, slowest, and notes:
    #11-Hamlin 100.021
    #22-Logano 99.313
    #20-Kenseth 99.173
    #15-Bowyer 99.147
    #14-Stewart 99.126
    slowest: #66-Nemechek 95.961 & #7-Annett 94.784.
    All 44 drivers practiced.
    Notes:
    Qualifying is scheduled for 4:40pm/et and will be shown on FoxSports 1
    See the speeds, laps run, 10-lap averages on the Martinsville Practice 1 speeds page.(3-28-2014)

  • 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
STP 500
Martinsville Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 99.674 18.998
2 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 99.548 19.022
3 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 99.428 19.045
4 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Chevrolet 99.178 19.093
5 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Axalta Chevrolet 99.048 19.118
6 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 99.048 19.118
7 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Code 3 Associates / Mobil 1 Chevrolet 98.883 19.150
8 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 98.846 19.157
9 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 98.625 19.200
10 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy - Get Found Chevrolet 98.165 19.290
11 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 97.764 19.369
12 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 97.382 19.445
13 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 98.965 19.134
14 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Miller Lite Ford 98.929 19.141
15 47 A.J. Allmendinger Bush's Beans Chevrolet 98.888 19.149
16 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet 98.877 19.151
17 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 98.712 19.183
18 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 98.707 19.184
19 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 98.661 19.193
20 43 Aric Almirola STP Ford 98.625 19.200
21 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints / Menards Chevrolet 98.610 19.203
22 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevrolet 98.610 19.203
23 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 98.599 19.205
24 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 98.599 19.205
25 51 Justin Allgaier # AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet 98.430 19.238
26 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet 98.379 19.248
27 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 98.359 19.252
28 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 98.333 19.257
29 32 Travis Kvapil Keen Parts / SK Tools Ford 98.246 19.274
30 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford EcoBoost Ford 98.206 19.282
31 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 98.200 19.283
32 95 Michael McDowell Triangle Office Equipment Ford 98.002 19.322
33 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 97.957 19.331
34 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevrolet 97.886 19.345
35 26 Cole Whitt # Swan Energy Toyota 97.820 19.358
36 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Brakleen / FiberLock Chevrolet 97.759 19.370
37 33 David Stremme Mace Brands Chevrolet 97.684 19.385
38 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 97.598 19.402
39 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 97.458 19.430
40 7 Michael Annett # Pilot / Flying J Chevrolet 97.217 19.478
41 30 Parker Kligerman # Swan Energy Toyota 97.078 19.506
42 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 97.053 19.511
43 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Land Castle Title Toyota 96.332 19.657
DNQ 35 David Reutimann MDS Transport Toyota 99.365 19.057

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 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
STP 500
Martinsville 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 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 99.674 18.998 98.903 8 0.771 8
2 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 99.548 19.022 100.021 1 -0.473 6
3 22 Joey Logano Ford 99.428 19.045 99.313 2 0.115 11
4 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 99.178 19.093 99.100 6 0.078 7
5 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 99.048 19.118 98.615 12 0.433 3
6 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 99.048 19.118 99.173 3 -0.125 5
7 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 98.883 19.150 99.126 5 -0.243 17
8 99 Carl Edwards Ford 98.846 19.157 98.400 15 0.446 1
9 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 98.625 19.200 98.599 13 0.026 12
10 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 98.165 19.290 97.835 29 0.330 27
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 97.764 19.369 98.109 22 -0.345 21
12 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 97.382 19.445 99.147 4 -1.765 23


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
STP 500
Martinsville Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Difference from
practice speed
Owners
Points
Rank
1 27 22 Joey Logano Ford 100.201 18.898 99.313 2 0.888 11
2 9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 99.873 18.960 100.021 1 -0.148 6
3 19 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 99.621 19.008 98.903 8 0.718 8
4 25 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 99.569 19.018 98.599 13 0.970 12
5 40 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 99.469 19.037 99.173 3 0.296 5
6 4 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 99.412 19.048 98.615 12 0.797 3
7 26 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 99.386 19.053 99.100 6 0.286 7
8 36 99 Carl Edwards Ford 99.365 19.057 98.400 15 0.965 1
9 28 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 99.277 19.074 99.147 4 0.130 23
10 41 16 Greg Biffle Ford 99.198 19.089 98.109 22 1.089 21
11 24 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 99.162 19.096 97.835 29 1.327 27
12 1 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 98.970 19.133 99.126 5 -0.156 17
13 3 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 98.965 19.134 98.687 10 0.278 13
14 12 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 98.929 19.141 98.023 23 0.906 4
15 14 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 98.888 19.149 98.318 18 0.570 22
16 23 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 98.877 19.151 98.671 11 0.206 9
17 31 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 98.712 19.183 98.981 7 -0.269 20
18 18 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 98.707 19.184 98.216 19 0.491 25
19 17 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 98.661 19.193 96.711 40 1.950 36
20 42 43 Aric Almirola Ford 98.625 19.200 98.145 21 0.480 26
21 43 27 Paul Menard Chevy 98.610 19.203 98.785 9 -0.175 14
22 8 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 98.610 19.203 98.374 16 0.236 24
23 22 13 Casey Mears Chevy 98.599 19.205 98.579 14 0.020 18
24 13 34 David Ragan Ford 98.599 19.205 97.674 31 0.925 33
25 20 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 98.430 19.238 98.328 17 0.102 29
26 5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 98.379 19.248 98.170 20 0.209 2
27 37 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 98.359 19.252 97.871 27 0.488 19
28 39 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 98.333 19.257 97.962 24 0.371 16
29 33 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 98.246 19.274 96.969 38 1.277 37
30 44 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 98.206 19.282 97.623 32 0.583 15
31 11 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 98.200 19.283 97.850 28 0.350 30
32 30 95 Michael McDowell Ford 98.002 19.322 97.689 30 0.313 46
33 34 98 Josh Wise Chevy 97.957 19.331 97.192 36 0.765 39
34 6 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 97.886 19.345 97.528 34 0.358 10
35 32 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 97.820 19.358 96.332 41 1.488 32
36 15 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 97.759 19.370 97.518 35 0.241 35
37 21 33 David Stremme Chevy 97.684 19.385 97.568 33 0.116 40
38 2 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 97.598 19.402 97.018 37 0.580 43
39 29 38 David Gilliland Ford 97.458 19.430 97.876 26 -0.418 34
40 7 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 97.217 19.478 94.784 44 2.433 31
41 16 30 Parker Kligerman # Toyota 97.078 19.506 96.234 42 0.844 42
42 38 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 97.053 19.511 96.815 39 0.238 28
43 10 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 96.332 19.657 95.961 43 0.371 38
44 35 35 David Reutimann Ford 97.759 19.370 97.901 25 -0.142 45

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
STP 500
Martinsville 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 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Code 3 Associates / Mobil 1 Chevy 99.126 5 17 5
2 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 97.018 37 43 5
3 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 98.687 10 13 5
4 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Axalta Chevy 98.615 12 3 5
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevy 98.170 20 2 5
6 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevy 97.528 34 10 5
7 7 Michael Annett # Pilot / Flying J Chevy 94.784 44 31 5
8 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 98.374 16 24 5
9 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 100.021 1 6 5
10 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Land Castle Title Toyota 95.961 43 38 5
11 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 97.850 28 30 5
12 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Miller Lite Ford 98.023 23 4 5
13 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 97.674 31 33 5
14 47 A.J. Allmendinger Bush's Beans Chevy 98.318 18 22 5
15 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Brakleen / FiberLock Chevy 97.518 35 35 5
16 30 Parker Kligerman # Swan Energy Toyota 96.234 42 42 5
17 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 96.711 40 36 5
18 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 98.216 19 25 5
19 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 98.903 8 8 5
20 51 Justin Allgaier # AccuDoc Solutions Chevy 98.328 17 29 5
21 33 David Stremme Mace Brands Chevy 97.568 33 40 5
22 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 98.579 14 18 5
23 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 98.671 11 9 5
24 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy - Get Found Chevy 97.835 29 27 5
25 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 98.599 13 12 5
26 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Chevy 99.100 6 7 5
27 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 99.313 2 11 5
28 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 99.147 4 23 5
29 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 97.876 26 34 5
30 95 Michael McDowell Triangle Office Equipment Ford 97.689 30 46 4
31 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 98.981 7 20 5
32 26 Cole Whitt # Swan Energy Toyota 96.332 41 32 5
33 32 Travis Kvapil Keen Parts / SK Tools Ford 96.969 38 37 5
34 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevy 97.192 36 39 5
35 35 David Reutimann MDS Transport Ford 97.901 25 45 5
36 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 98.400 15 1 5
37 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 97.871 27 19 5
38 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 96.815 39 28 5
39 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 97.962 24 16 5
40 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 99.173 3 5 5
41 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 98.109 22 21 5
42 43 Aric Almirola STP Ford 98.145 21 26 5
43 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints / Menards Chevy 98.785 9 14 5
44 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford EcoBoost Ford 97.623 32 15 5

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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