Richmond Qualifying and Starting Lineup

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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 5:05 pm/et on Friday, April 25, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • September 2013 Pole Winner: #24-Jeff Gordon, 130.59927.023, finished 8th

  • April 2013 Pole Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 130.334mph, finished 7th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, September 2013, 130.599mph

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Clint Bowyer, May 2008, started 31st

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 53 years, 3 months, 19 days, 4/27/2012

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Brian Vickers, 20 years, 6 months, 21 days, 5/15/2004

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #42-Kyle Larson, 126.880 mph

  • Fastest Happy Hour Practice Speed: #31-Newman, 124.235 mph


  • Qualifying rained out; Larson on pole: Rain at Richmond International Raceway forced the cancellation of Sprint Cup qualifying for the Toyota Owners 400. The starting lineup was set according to the NASCAR rulebook and based on first practice speeds.
    #42-Larson will start from the pole (his first career pole).
    #2-Keselowsk will start second, followed by #15-Bowyer, #5-Kahne, #4-Harvick, #55-Vickers, #1-McMurray, #83-Truex, #27-Meanrd, and #48-Johnson.
    Missing the race were: #95-McDowell, #77-Blaney.(4-25-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm/et.
    Television: FS1 at 5:00 pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: at 4:00am/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.

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 27th
    #7-Michael Annett, 23rd
    #23-Alex Bowman 24thBR> #26-Cole Whitt, 40th
    Parker Kligerman, Did Not Race
    #42-Kyle Larson, 1st
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 31dst
    #83-Ryan Truex, 8th

  • Happy Hour practice for the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over after 60 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #31-Newman 124.235
    #14-Stewart 123.468
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. 123.429
    #22-Logano 123.378
    #5-Kahne 123.310
    slowest: #30-Yeley 118.880 & #40-Cassill 116.706.
    Notes: #40-Cassill did not get on track for the first time today until there were 15 minutes left in the session. The team had trouble getting through inspection because of a rear end issue.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and 10-lap consecutive average on the Richmond Practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(4-25-2014)

  • First Friday practice for the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over after 120 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson 126.880
    #2-Keselowski 126.192
    #15-Bowyer 125.909
    #5-Kahne 125.780
    #4-Harvick 125.424
    slowest: #66-Nemechek 118.864 & #30-Yeley 118.265. No speed: #40-Cassill.
    Notes: #15-Bowyer made contact with the outside wall early, but only bent in a little sheet metal.
    There is a increasing chance of rain throughout the day. If qualifying is rained out, this practice session would set the starting lineup.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and 10-lap consecutive average on the Richmond Practice 1 speeds page (pdf). (4-25-2014)

  • 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
Toyota Owners 400
Richmond International Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Reason
1 42 Kyle Larson # AXE Peace Chevy 2014 Owner Points 15th
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Detroit Genuine Parts Ford 2014 Owner Points 8th
3 15 Clint Bowyer AAA Insurance Toyota 2014 Owner Points 16th
4 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 2014 Owner Points 23rd
5 4 Kevin Harvick Outback Steakhouse Chevy 2014 Owner Points 22nd
6 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 2014 Owner Points 14th
7 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 2014 Owner Points 20th
8 83 Ryan Truex # VooDoo BBQ & Grill Toyota 2014 Owner Attempts
9 27 Paul Menard CertainTeed/Menards Chevy 2014 Owner Points 18th
10 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Kobalt Tools Chevy 2014 Owner Points 5th
11 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley/Ace/CMN Ford 2014 Owner Points 17th
12 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Home Depot Husky Toyota 2014 Owner Points 2nd
13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 2014 Owner Points 4th
14 47 A.J. Allmendinger Bush's Grillin' Beans Chevy 2014 Owner Points 19th
15 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 2014 Owner Points 24th
16 99 Carl Edwards FordAlwaysRacing.com Ford 2014 Owner Points 3rd
17 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 2014 Owner Points 9th
18 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 2014 Owner Points 10th
19 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 2014 Owner Points 6th
20 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevy 2014 Owner Points 13th
21 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 2014 Owner Points 26th
22 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 2014 Owner Points 28th
23 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevy 2014 Owner Points 35th
24 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 2014 Owner Points 36th
25 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 2014 Owner Points 1st
26 16 Greg Biffle Scotch Ford 2014 Owner Points 12th
27 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevy 2014 Owner Points 11th
28 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 2014 Owner Points 7th
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Nationwide Ford 2014 Owner Points 25th
30 35 David Reutimann MDS Transport Ford 2014 Owner Attempts 8 - 46th
31 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 2014 Owner Points 27th
32 32 Travis Kvapil Keen Parts Ford 2014 Owner Attempts 8 - 38th
33 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 2014 Owner Points 30th
34 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 2014 Owner Points 21st
35 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 2014 Owner Points 29th
36 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 2014 Owner Points 31st
37 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 2014 Owner Points 33rd
38 33 David Stremme Newtown Building Supplies Chevy 2014 Owner Attempts 8 - 41st
39 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevy 2014 Owner Attempts 8 - 37th
40 26 Cole Whitt # Scorpyd Toyota 2014 Owner Points 34th
41 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Virginia Farm Bureau Toyota 2014 Owner Attempts 8 - 39th
42 30 J.J. Yeley (i) Phoenix Warehouse Chevy 2014 Owner Attempts 8 - 42nd
43 40 Landon Cassill(i) Atlantic Plumbing & Utilities Chevy 2014 Owner Points 32nd
DNQ 77 Dave Blaney FordAlwaysRacing.com Ford 2014 Owner Attempts 6 - 47th
DNQ 95 Michael McDowell Feavine Family Racing Ford 2014 Owner Attempts 6 - 44th

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 (pdf)


Qualifying Order
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Toyota Owners 400
Richmond International Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
1 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 13 8 124.115 20
2 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 7 8 123.265 28
3 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 8 8 126.192 2
4 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 36 8 123.757 24
5 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 19 8 124.677 14
6 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 35 8 123.813 23
7 34 David Ragan Ford 33 8 122.111 37
8 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 43 8 125.145 8
9 27 Paul Menard Chevy 18 8 125.087 9
10 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 31 8 122.194 36
11 95 Michael McDowell Ford 44 6 121.874 38
12 22 Joey Logano Ford 9 8 124.372 17
13 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 2 8 124.780 12
14 43 Aric Almirola Ford 24 8 124.544 15
15 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 27 8 122.711 31
16 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 39 8 118.864 43
17 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 34 8 120.762 42
18 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 11 8 123.558 27
19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 4 8 124.780 13
20 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 5 8 124.902 10
21 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 23 8 125.780 4
22 33 David Stremme Chevy 41 8 121.370 39
23 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 20 8 125.214 7
24 13 Casey Mears Chevy 21 8 122.272 34
25 30 J.J. Yeley (i) Toyota 42 8 118.265 44
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 25 8 123.063 29
27 77 Dave Blaney Ford 47 6 120.935 40
28 16 Greg Biffle Ford 12 8 123.575 26
29 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 17 8 124.815 11
30 35 David Reutimann Ford 46 8 122.738 30
31 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 16 8 125.909 3
32 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 6 8 124.115 19
33 38 David Gilliland Ford 30 8 122.421 33
34 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 32 8 0.000 45
35 98 Josh Wise Chevy 37 8 120.832 41
36 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 22 8 125.424 5
37 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 1 8 123.666 25
38 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 26 8 124.024 21
39 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 29 8 122.260 35
40 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 28 8 123.853 22
41 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 38 8 122.699 32
42 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 10 8 124.344 18
43 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 15 8 126.880 1
44 99 Carl Edwards Ford 3 8 124.464 16
45 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 14 8 125.395 6

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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