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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 6:40 pm/et on Friday, May 9, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • April 2013 Pole Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 191.864mph, finished 1st

  • October 2013 Pole Winner: #29-Kevin Harvick, 187.526mph, finished 1st

  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Matt Kenseth, 4/19/2013, 191.864mph

  • Track Qualifying Record [old layout 2001 - 4/2012]: Matt Kenseth, 10/8/2005, 180.856mph

  • Oldest Kansas Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 8 months, 24 days, 10/2/2009

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jason Leffler, 26 years, 0 months, 14 days, 9/30/2001

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #42-Larson, 189.076 mph

  • Fastest Happy Hour Practice Speed: #14-Stewart, 192.809 mph


  • Harvick wins Kansas pole: #4-Kevin Harvick won the pole for the 5-hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway with speed of 194.252mph for his 2nd pole of 2014, 2nd at Kansas and 8th of his career. He broke the track record during the second round of qualifying with a speed of 194.658mph.
    #22-Logano is on the outside pole, followed by #2-Keselowski, #99-Edwards, #42-Larson, #41-Busch, #31-Newman, #14-Stewart, #10-Patrick, #16-Biffle, #1-McMurray, and #42-Almirola.
    Missing the race was: #77-Blaney.(5-9-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Kansas:
    Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 4th Annual 5-hour ENERGY 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation with a lap of 27.799 seconds, 194.252 mph (a new track record).
    This is his eighth pole in 477 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and sixth top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his second pole in 17 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Joey Logano (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2014 and his sixth in ten races at Kansas Speedway.
    Brad Keselowski (third) posted his third top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his eighth in 11 races this season.
    Kyle Larson (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    Kansas Speedway becomes the sixth track in 2014 to set a new qualifying track record joining Phoenix, Las Vegas, Bristol, Martinsville and Darlington.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(5-9-2014)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the 5-hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes. 23 drivers ran faster than the track record of 191.748mph, set by Matt Kenseth last April and #4-Harvick broke the track record and was faster then the record set in the 1st round, running a lap of 194.658mph.
    #4-Harvick 194.658
    #14-Stewart 193.847
    #22-Logano 193.715
    #43-Almirola 193.639
    #41-Busch 193.583
    the rest of the top 12: 99 31 42 16 2 1 10
    outside the top 12: 24 48 55 27 5 51 3 17 12 88 15 18
    (5-9-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the 5-hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 25 minutes. 10 drivers broke the track record of 191.748mph, set by Matt Kenseth last April.
    #41-Busch 193.611
    #42-Larson 193.223
    #16-Biffle 193.126
    #99-Edwards 193.119
    #5-Kahne 193.057
    Driver who will miss the race: #77-Blaney.
    (5-9-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the 5-hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Friday, May 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm/et.
    Television: FS1 at 6:30 pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: on FS1 at 4:30am/et

  • Qualifying Progression:
    driver that was fastest after the first session, the second session and the pole winner from the final session of group qualifying.
    First Session: #41-Busch, 193.611mph, starts 6th
    Second Session: #4-Harvick, 194.658mph, starts 1st on the pole
    Final Session: #4-Harvick, 194.252mph , starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 19th
    #7-Michael Annett, 34th
    #23-Alex Bowman, 33rd
    #26-Cole Whitt, 36th
    #30-Parker Kligerman, Did Not Race
    #42-Kyle Larson, 5th
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 18th
    #83-Ryan Truex, 31st

  • Happy Hour practice for the 5-hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #14-Stewart 192.809
    #15-Bowyer 192.321
    #48-Johnson 192.239
    #42-Larson 192.178
    #4-Harvick 192.109
    slowest: #40-Cassill 184.420 & #36-Sorenson 193.387
    See the fastest speeds, 10-lap consecutive lap average and laps run on the Kansas Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(5-9-2014)

  • First Friday practice for the 5-hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson 189.076
    #43-Almirola 188.620
    #15-Bowyer 188.528
    #77-Blaney 188.455
    #5-Kahne 188.042
    slowest: #26-Whitt 182.630 & #33-Hill 181.184.
    notes: Qualifying will be this evening at 6:40pm/et and shown on FoxSports 1.
    See the fastest speeds and laps run on the Kansas Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-9-2014)

  • 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
5-hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Kansas Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 194.252 27.799
2 22 Joey Logano AAA Insurance Ford 193.910 27.848
3 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Wurth Ford 193.507 27.906
4 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 193.188 27.952
5 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 193.050 27.972
6 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 193.043 27.973
7 31 Ryan Newman Kwikset Chevy 192.816 28.006
8 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy 192.548 28.045
9 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 192.452 28.059
10 16 Greg Biffle 3M Novec Ford 191.980 28.128
11 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 191.782 28.157
12 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 190.328 28.372
13 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Axalta Coatings Chevy 193.202 27.950
14 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Chevy 193.043 27.973
15 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 193.023 27.976
16 27 Paul Menard Shrock/Menards Chevy 192.892 27.995
17 5 Kasey Kahne FarmersInsurance/Thankmillionteachers Chev 192.823 28.005
18 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 192.809 28.007
19 3 Austin Dillon # Haas Automation Chevy 192.692 28.024
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 192.637 28.032
21 12 Ryan Blaney(i) SKF Ford 192.630 28.033
22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 192.246 28.089
23 15 Clint Bowyer Cherry5hourEnergySpecialOpsWarrior Toyota 191.809 28.153
24 18 Kyle Busch Snickers Toyota 189.720 28.463
25 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 191.980 28.128
26 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 191.761 28.160
27 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 191.680 28.172
28 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 191.510 28.197
29 47 A.J. Allmendinger Kingsford Charcoal Chevy 191.096 28.258
30 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 191.049 28.265
31 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 190.665 28.322
32 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford 190.148 28.399
33 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 189.873 28.440
34 7 Michael Annett # Accell Construction Chevy 189.341 28.520
35 44 J.J. Yeley(i) Phoenix Warehouse Chevy 189.195 28.542
36 26 Cole Whitt # Iowa Chop House Toyota 189.142 28.550
37-OP 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 189.029 28.567
38-OP 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 188.943 28.580
39-OP 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 188.488 28.649
40-OP 40 Landon Cassill(i) Carsforsale.com Chevy 187.865 28.744
41-OP 32 Travis Kvapil Mechanical Protection Plan Ford 187.604 28.784
42-OP 33 Timmy Hill Little Joe's Autos Chevy 187.188 28.848
43-OP 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Kansas Farm Bureau Toyota 186.380 28.973
DNQ 77 Dave Blaney Chevy 188.442 28.656

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 3
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
5-hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Kansas 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 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 194.252 27.799 187.839 7 6.413 19
2 22 Joey Logano Ford 193.910 27.848 187.813 8 6.097 7
3 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 193.507 27.906 186.432 24 7.075 12
4 99 Carl Edwards Ford 193.188 27.952 187.324 16 5.864 5
5 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 193.050 27.972 189.076 1 3.974 13
6 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 193.043 27.973 186.683 22 6.360 27
7 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 192.816 28.006 187.676 12 5.140 10
8 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 192.548 28.045 185.637 31 6.911 21
9 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 192.452 28.059 186.181 26 6.271 29
10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.980 28.128 187.859 6 4.121 9
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 191.782 28.157 187.422 15 4.360 24
12 43 Aric Almirola Ford 190.328 28.372 188.620 2 1.708 23


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
5-hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Kansas 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 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 194.658 27.741 187.839 7 6.819 19
2 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 193.847 27.857 185.637 31 8.210 21
3 22 Joey Logano Ford 193.715 27.876 187.813 8 5.902 7
4 43 Aric Almirola Ford 193.639 27.887 188.620 2 5.019 23
5 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 193.583 27.895 186.683 22 6.900 27
6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 193.569 27.897 187.324 16 6.245 5
7 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 193.479 27.910 187.676 12 5.803 10
8 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 193.403 27.921 189.076 1 4.327 13
9 16 Greg Biffle Ford 193.354 27.928 187.859 6 5.495 9
10 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 193.347 27.929 186.432 24 6.915 12
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 193.271 27.940 187.422 15 5.849 24
12 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 193.244 27.944 186.181 26 7.063 29
13 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 193.202 27.950 187.800 9 5.402 1
14 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 193.043 27.973 187.767 10 5.276 8
15 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 193.023 27.976 186.670 23 6.353 11
16 27 Paul Menard Chevy 192.892 27.995 187.000 19 5.892 17
17 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 192.823 28.005 188.042 5 4.781 20
18 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 192.809 28.007 185.675 30 7.134 28
19 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 192.692 28.024 186.761 21 5.931 14
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 192.637 28.032 186.149 27 6.488 25
21 12 Ryan Blaney(i) Ford 192.630 28.033 187.104 17 5.526 51
22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 192.246 28.089 187.435 14 4.811 4
23 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 191.809 28.153 188.528 3 3.281 18
24 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 189.720 28.463 185.944 29 3.776 3


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
5-hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Kansas 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 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 193.611 27.891 186.683 22 6.928 27
2 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 193.223 27.947 189.076 1 4.147 13
3 16 Greg Biffle Ford 193.126 27.961 187.859 6 5.267 9
4 99 Carl Edwards Ford 193.119 27.962 187.324 16 5.795 5
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 193.057 27.971 188.042 5 5.015 20
6 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 192.974 27.983 187.839 7 5.135 19
7 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 192.967 27.984 185.637 31 7.330 21
8 22 Joey Logano Ford 192.885 27.996 187.813 8 5.072 7
9 12 Ryan Blaney(i) Ford 192.830 28.004 187.104 17 5.726 51
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 192.775 28.012 186.149 27 6.626 25
11 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 192.706 28.022 187.767 10 4.939 8
12 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 192.575 28.041 187.422 15 5.153 24
13 27 Paul Menard Chevy 192.424 28.063 187.000 19 5.424 17
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 192.404 28.066 187.435 14 4.969 4
15 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 192.397 28.067 185.675 30 6.722 28
16 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 192.335 28.076 186.432 24 5.903 12
17 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 192.287 28.083 186.761 21 5.526 14
18 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 192.260 28.087 186.181 26 6.079 29
19 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 192.232 28.091 187.676 12 4.556 10
20 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 192.226 28.092 186.670 23 5.556 11
21 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 192.205 28.095 187.800 9 4.405 1
22 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 192.164 28.101 188.528 3 3.636 18
23 43 Aric Almirola Ford 192.102 28.110 188.620 2 3.482 23
24 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 192.061 28.116 185.944 29 6.117 3
25 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 191.980 28.128 187.065 18 4.915 16
26 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 191.761 28.160 186.968 20 4.793 26
27 13 Casey Mears Chevy 191.680 28.172 187.722 11 3.958 22
28 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 191.510 28.197 185.982 28 5.528 2
29 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 191.096 28.258 186.419 25 4.677 15
30 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 191.049 28.265 185.618 32 5.431 6
31 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 190.665 28.322 184.055 36 6.610 40
32 98 Josh Wise Chevy 190.148 28.399 183.849 37 6.299 37
33 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 189.873 28.440 183.792 38 6.081 33
34 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 189.341 28.520 183.648 39 5.693 32
35 44 J.J. Yeley(i) Chevy 189.195 28.542 187.448 13 1.747 43
36 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 189.142 28.550 182.630 43 6.512 35
37 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 189.029 28.567 183.007 42 6.022 34
38 34 David Ragan Ford 188.943 28.580 183.243 41 5.700 36
39 38 David Gilliland Ford 188.488 28.649 184.615 35 3.873 31
40 77 Dave Blaney Ford 188.442 28.656 188.455 4 -0.013 47
41 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 187.865 28.744 183.411 40 4.454 30
42 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 187.604 28.784 185.172 34 2.432 38
43 33 Timmy Hill Chevy 187.188 28.848 181.184 44 6.004 41
44 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 186.380 28.973 185.261 33 1.119 39

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
5-hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Kansas Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
1 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 13 10 189.076 1
2 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 1 10 187.800 9
3 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 29 10 186.181 26
4 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 8 10 187.767 10
5 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 35 10 182.630 43
6 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 12 10 186.432 24
7 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 18 10 188.528 3
8 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 28 10 185.675 30
9 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 16 10 187.065 18
10 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 27 10 186.683 22
11 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 15 10 186.419 25
12 33 Timmy Hill Chevy 41 10 181.184 44
13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 3 10 185.944 29
14 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 6 10 185.618 32
15 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 38 10 185.172 34
16 27 Paul Menard Chevy 17 10 187.000 19
17 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 14 10 186.761 21
18 12 Ryan Blaney(i) Ford 51 0 187.104 17
19 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 32 10 183.648 39
20 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 19 10 187.839 7
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 25 10 186.149 27
22 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 10 10 187.676 12
23 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 11 10 186.670 23
24 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 34 10 183.007 42
25 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 30 10 183.411 40
26 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 39 10 185.261 33
27 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 26 10 186.968 20
28 43 Aric Almirola Ford 23 10 188.620 2
29 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 2 10 185.982 28
30 99 Carl Edwards Ford 5 10 187.324 16
31 34 David Ragan Ford 36 10 183.243 41
32 77 Dave Blaney Ford 47 8 188.455 4
33 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 4 10 187.435 14
34 44 J.J. Yeley(i) Chevy 43 10 187.448 13
35 22 Joey Logano Ford 7 10 187.813 8
36 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 24 10 187.422 15
37 13 Casey Mears Chevy 22 10 187.722 11
38 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 20 10 188.042 5
39 16 Greg Biffle Ford 9 10 187.859 6
40 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 33 10 183.792 38
41 98 Josh Wise Chevy 37 10 183.849 37
42 38 David Gilliland Ford 31 10 184.615 35
43 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 40 10 184.055 36
44 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 21 10 185.637 31

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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