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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 3:40 pm/et on Friday, June 13, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • June 2013 Pole Winner: #99-Carl Edwards, 202.452mph, finished 8th

  • August 2013 Pole Winner: #22-Joey Logano, 203.949mph, finished 1st

  • New Track Qualifying Record: #22-Joey Logano, August 2013, 203.949mph (after repave 2012)

  • Old Track Qualifying Record: #12-Ryan Newman, June 2005, 194.232mph (before repave 2012)

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 53 years, 7 months, 8 days, 8/17/2012

  • Young Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 23 years, 2 months, 22 days, 8/16/2013

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #5-Kahne, 203.332 mph


  • Harvick wins Michigan pole: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light pole for the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway with track record speed of 204.557mph for his 3rd pole of 2014 and 9th of his career. Harvick has won four races from the pole out of eight previous poles. It is the first time since August 2007 that a Chevy was on the pole, by Jeff Gordon.
    The track record speed is the 9th fastest ever and the 22nd time the pole speed was over 200mph.
    #24-Gordon is on the outside pole followed by #88-Earnhardt Jr., #43-Almirola, #27-Menard, #2-Keselowsi, #48-Johnson, #41-Busch, #22-Logano, #55-Vickers, #1-McMurray and #42-Larson.
    #12-Juan Pablo Montoya makes his return to Sprint Cup starting 28th.
    Missing the race were: #83-Truex.(6-13-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Michigan:
    Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 46th Annual Quicken Loans 400 with a lap of 35.198 seconds, 204.557 mph.
    Harvick's speed is the fastest pole-winning speed since April of 1987, when Bill Elliott set the all-time qualifying record of 212.809 mph at Talladega Superspeedway
    This is his ninth pole in 481 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third pole and ninth top-10 start in 2014. The third pole is a single-season career high for Harvick.
    This is his first pole in 27 races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Jeff Gordon (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2014 and his 25th in 43 races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. (third) posted his 13th top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway. It is his fifth in 15 races this season.(NASCAR Statistics)(6-13-2014)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes. No drivers ran faster than the new track record set by #4-Harvick in the 1st round.
    #4-Harvick 202.988
    #2-Keselowski 202.515
    #1-McMurray 201.930
    #55-Vickers 201.794
    #27-Menard 201.760
    the rest of the top 12: 24 22 88 48 41 42 43;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 5 18 15 78 51 16 3 9 20 99 21 31
    (6-13-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over, after 25 minutes. One driver. #4-Harvick, broke the track record of 203.949mph, set by Joey Logano last August.
    #4-Harvick 203.995
    #2-Keselowski 202.634
    #24-Gordon 202.583
    #42-Larson 202.406
    #1-McMurray 202.378
    the rest of the top 24: 5 88 27 3 16 43 18 21 9 31 55 78 48 20 15 99 51 41 22
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 47 14 10 12 11 17 13 38 34 66 44 33 / 7 98 83 36 23 26 32 40
    Driver who will miss the race: #83-Truex.
    (6-13-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 13, 2014 at 3:40 pm/et.
    Television: FS1 at 3:30 pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network at motorracingnetwork.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: at 4:30am/et on FS1; 8:00am/et on FS2

  • 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: #4-Harvick, 203.995mph, starts 1st
    Second Session: #4-Harvick, 202.998mph, starts 1st
    Final Session: #4-Harvick, 204.557mph, starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 19th
    #7-Michael Annett, 37th
    #23-Alex Bowman, 41st
    #26-Cole Whitt, 42nd
    #30-Parker Kligerman, Did not race
    #42-Kyle Larson, 12th
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 17th
    #83-Ryan Truex, DNQ

  • Friday practice for the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over, after 80 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #5-Kahne 203.332
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 202.943
    #41-Busch 202.680
    #4-Harvick 202.338
    #3-Dillon 201.873
    #12-Montoya, who needs to qualify in the top 36, was 37th fastest.
    slowest: #32-Kvapil 192.349 and #40-Cassill 193.731
    notes: #77-Blaney's entry was withdrawn. Qualifying record is 203.949mph, held by #22-Logano, set in August 2013. Qualifying is scheduled for 3:35pm/et on FoxSports1 (usually a few minutes delayed).
    For fastest speeds, laps run go to the Michigan Friday practice speeds page (pdf).(6-13-2014)

  • 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
Quicken Loans 400
Michigan International Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 204.557 35.198
2 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 203.776 35.333
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard/Superman Chevy 203.729 35.341
4 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 203.200 35.433
5 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevy 203.040 35.461
6 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Miller Lite Ford 202.908 35.484
7 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevy 202.401 35.573
8 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 202.043 35.636
9 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 202.032 35.638
10 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 201.331 35.762
11 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 200.490 35.912
12 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 201.117 35.800
13 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevy 200.876 35.843
14 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 200.842 35.849
15 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy Toyota 200.831 35.851
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 200.820 35.853
17 51 Justin Allgaier # CSS USA Airflow Systems Chevy 200.730 35.869
18 16 Greg Biffle 3M Military Salute Ford 200.518 35.907
19 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevy 200.457 35.918
20 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 200.128 35.977
21 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 199.967 36.006
22 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 199.534 36.084
23 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire Ford 199.518 36.087
24 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevy 199.165 36.151
25 47 AJ Allmendinger Charter Chevy 200.837 35.850
26 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy 200.457 35.918
27 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 200.451 35.919
28 12 Juan Pablo Montoya SKF Ford 200.217 35.961
29 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 199.933 36.012
30 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. EcoPower Oil Ford 199.750 36.045
31 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 199.617 36.069
32 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 198.593 36.255
33 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 198.571 36.259
34 66 Brett Moffitt Toyota Let's Go Places Toyota 198.347 36.300
35 44 JJ Yeley(i) All City Leasing & Warehousing Chevy 197.900 36.382
36 33 David Stremme Little Joe's Auto Chevy 197.666 36.425
37-OP 7 Michael Annett # Pilot Flying J Chevy 197.390 36.476
38-OP 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevy 196.969 36.554
39-OP 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Brakleen Chevy 196.566 36.629
40-OP 36 Reed Sorenson Theme Park Connection Chevy 196.266 36.685
41-OP 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 195.434 36.841
42-OP 26 Cole Whitt # Speed Stick Gear Toyota 195.127 36.899
43-OP 32 Travis Kvapil Keenparts.com/Corvetteparts.net Ford 194.963 36.930
44-DNQ 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 196.931 36.561

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
Round 3
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Quicken Loans 400
Michigan International 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 204.557 35.198 202.338 4 2.219 12
2 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 203.776 35.333 201.652 7 2.124 1
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 203.729 35.341 202.943 2 0.786 3
4 43 Aric Almirola Ford 203.200 35.433 200.384 17 2.816 19
5 27 Paul Menard Chevy 203.040 35.461 201.044 12 1.996 17
6 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 202.908 35.484 201.647 8 1.261 5
7 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 202.401 35.573 201.241 9 1.160 4
8 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 202.043 35.636 202.680 3 -0.637 27
9 22 Joey Logano Ford 202.032 35.638 199.440 26 2.592 9
10 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 201.331 35.762 200.579 15 0.752 13
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 200.490 35.912 201.698 6 -1.208 23
12 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 0.000 0.000 199.900 24 x 10


Qualifying Results
Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Quicken Loans 400
Michigan International 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 202.988 35.470 202.338 4 0.650 12
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 202.515 35.553 201.647 8 0.868 5
3 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 201.930 35.656 201.698 6 0.232 23
4 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 201.794 35.680 200.579 15 1.215 13
5 27 Paul Menard Chevy 201.760 35.686 201.044 12 0.716 17
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 201.641 35.707 201.652 7 -0.011 1
7 22 Joey Logano Ford 201.635 35.708 199.440 26 2.195 9
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 201.551 35.723 202.943 2 -1.392 3
9 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 201.297 35.768 201.241 9 0.056 4
10 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 201.286 35.770 202.680 3 -1.394 27
11 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 201.117 35.800 199.900 24 1.217 10
12 43 Aric Almirola Ford 200.949 35.830 200.384 17 0.565 19
Failed to Advance to Round 3 of Qualifying
13 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 200.876 35.843 203.332 1 -2.456 21
14 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 200.842 35.849 199.961 23 0.881 7
15 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 200.831 35.851 200.067 21 0.764 16
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 200.820 35.853 201.123 11 -0.303 24
17 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 200.730 35.869 199.750 25 0.980 29
18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 200.518 35.907 199.989 22 0.529 14
19 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 200.457 35.918 201.873 5 -1.416 15
20 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 200.128 35.977 201.140 10 -1.012 22
21 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 199.967 36.006 199.330 27 0.637 2
22 99 Carl Edwards Ford 199.534 36.084 198.610 30 0.924 8
23 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 199.518 36.087 198.402 33 1.116 42
24 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 199.165 36.151 200.714 14 -1.549 11


Qualifying Results
Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Quicken Loans 400
Michigan International 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 203.995 35.295 202.338 4 1.657 12
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 202.634 35.532 201.647 8 0.987 5
3 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 202.583 35.541 201.652 7 0.931 1
4 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 202.406 35.572 199.900 24 2.506 10
5 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 202.378 35.577 201.698 6 0.680 23
6 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 202.083 35.629 203.332 1 -1.249 21
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 202.032 35.638 202.943 2 -0.911 3
8 27 Paul Menard Chevy 202.020 35.640 201.044 12 0.976 17
9 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 201.986 35.646 201.873 5 0.113 15
10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 201.958 35.651 199.989 22 1.969 14
11 43 Aric Almirola Ford 201.669 35.702 200.384 17 1.285 19
12 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 201.585 35.717 199.961 23 1.624 7
13 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 201.472 35.737 198.402 33 3.070 42
14 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 201.461 35.739 201.140 10 0.321 22
15 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 201.365 35.756 200.714 14 0.651 11
16 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 201.275 35.772 200.579 15 0.696 13
17 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 201.140 35.796 201.241 9 -0.101 4
18 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 201.140 35.796 201.123 11 0.017 24
19 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 201.106 35.802 199.330 27 1.776 2
20 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 201.084 35.806 200.067 21 1.017 16
21 99 Carl Edwards Ford 200.949 35.830 198.610 30 2.339 8
22 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 200.926 35.834 199.750 25 1.176 29
23 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 200.865 35.845 202.680 3 -1.815 27
24 22 Joey Logano Ford 200.842 35.849 199.440 26 1.402 9
Failed to Advance to Round 2 of Qualifying
25 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 200.837 35.850 200.161 20 0.676 20
26 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 200.457 35.918 200.300 19 0.157 18
27 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 200.451 35.919 200.568 16 -0.117 28
28 12 Juan Pablo Montoya Ford 200.217 35.961 196.603 37 3.614 47
29 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 199.933 36.012 200.848 13 -0.915 6
30 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 199.750 36.045 200.378 18 -0.628 26
31 13 Casey Mears Chevy 199.617 36.069 198.747 28 0.870 25
32 38 David Gilliland Ford 198.593 36.255 198.549 31 0.044 33
33 34 David Ragan Ford 198.571 36.259 195.546 39 3.025 34
34 66 Brett Moffitt Toyota 198.347 36.300 198.549 32 -0.202 39
35 44 J.J. Yeley(i) Chevy 197.900 36.382 195.503 40 2.397 43
36 33 David Stremme Chevy 197.666 36.425 196.020 38 1.646 41
37 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 197.390 36.476 198.686 29 -1.296 30
38 98 Josh Wise Chevy 196.969 36.554 197.077 35 -0.108 38
39 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 196.566 36.629 193.731 43 2.835 31
40 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 196.266 36.685 197.862 34 -1.596 35
41 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 195.434 36.841 194.595 42 0.839 36
42 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 195.127 36.899 195.027 41 0.100 32
43 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 194.963 36.930 192.349 44 2.614 37
44 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 196.931 36.561 196.990 36 -0.059 40

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
Quicken Loans 400
Michigan International Speedway
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
1 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 15 14 201.873 5
2 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 4 14 201.241 9
3 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 40 14 196.990 36
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 7 14 199.961 23
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 26 14 200.378 18
6 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 13 14 200.579 15
7 44 J.J. Yeley(i) Chevy 43 14 195.503 40
8 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 1 14 201.652 7
9 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 20 14 200.161 20
10 38 David Gilliland Ford 33 14 198.549 31
11 13 Casey Mears Chevy 25 14 198.747 28
12 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 42 5 198.402 33
13 99 Carl Edwards Ford 8 14 198.610 30
14 98 Josh Wise Chevy 38 14 197.077 35
15 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 23 14 201.698 6
16 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 31 14 193.731 43
17 12 Juan Pablo Montoya Ford 47 1 196.603 37
18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 14 14 199.989 22
19 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 27 14 202.680 3
20 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 24 14 201.123 11
21 34 David Ragan Ford 34 14 195.546 39
22 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 22 14 201.140 10
23 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 11 14 200.714 14
24 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 12 14 202.338 4
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 3 14 202.943 2
26 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 32 14 195.027 41
27 66 Brett Moffitt Toyota 39 14 198.549 32
28 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 29 14 199.750 25
29 33 David Stremme Chevy 41 14 196.020 38
30 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 37 14 192.349 44
31 27 Paul Menard Chevy 17 14 201.044 12
32 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 16 14 200.067 21
33 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 30 14 198.686 29
34 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 21 14 203.332 1
35 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 5 14 201.647 8
36 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 18 14 200.300 19
37 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 35 14 197.862 34
38 43 Aric Almirola Ford 19 14 200.384 17
39 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 6 14 200.848 13
40 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 28 14 200.568 16
41 22 Joey Logano Ford 9 14 199.440 26
42 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 36 14 194.595 42
43 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 2 14 199.330 27
44 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 10 14 199.900 24

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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