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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 5:40pm/et on Friday, August 22, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • 2014 March Pole Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 129.991, finished 6th

  • 2013 August Pole Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 128.969, finished 28th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Denny Hamlin, March 14, 2014, 129.991mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Harry Gant, 54 years, 7 months, 17 days, 8/27/1994

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 19 years, 9 months, 23 days, 3/19/2010

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #42-Kyle Larson, 131.083 mph

  • Fastest Happy Hour Practice Speed: #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 131.048 mph


  • Harvick wins Bristol pole: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light pole for the IRWIN Tools Night Race Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway with track record speed of 131.362mph for his 5th pole of 2014, 1st at Bristol and 11th of his career. Harvick has won four races from the pole out of 10 previous poles.
    #24-Gordon is on the outside pole followed by #99-Edwards, #18-Busch, #22-Logano, #48-Johnson, #41-Busch, #16-Biffle, #2-Keselowski, #9-Ambrose, #31-Newman and #5-Kahne.
    #42-Larson smacked the outside wall, then slide and hit the inside wall on his lap early in round 1 and did some damage to the right rear and the left front of the car.
    #26-Whitt backed into the wall and spun around, doing damage to the rear of the car. #43-Almirola and #13-Mears also make some contact with the wall and did damage to their cars with the #43 going to a backup car.
    Missing the race were: none, as the were 43 drivers entered for 43 starting spots.(8-22-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Bristol:
    #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 54th Annual IRWIN Tools Night Race with a lap of 14.607 seconds, 131.362 mph.
    This is his 11th pole in 490 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fifth pole and 16th top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his first pole in 28 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    #24-Jeff Gordon (second) posted his 15th top-10 start of 2014 and his 33rd in 44 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    #99-Carl Edwards (third) posted his 11th top-10 start at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his ninth in 24 races this season.
    #51-Justin Allgaier (19th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(8-22-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the IRWIN Tools Night Race Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is over, after 30 minutes.
    #24-Gordon 130.637
    #4-Harvick 130.362
    #99-Edwards 130.336
    #9-Ambrose 130.265
    #18-Busch 130.247
    the rest of the top 12: 31 2 41 48 16 22 5;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 2: 11 15 55 20 27 1 51 88 17 47 78 10 14 3 23 95 34 98 66 38 83 26 37 36 32 7 40 42 33 43 13
    Driver who will miss the race: none.
    #42-Larson smacked the outside wall, then slide and hit the inside wall on his lap early in round 1 and did some damage to the right rear and the left front of the car. #26-Whitt backed into the wall and spun around, doing damage to the rear of the car. #43-Almirola and #13-Mears also make some contact with the wall and did damage to their cars with the #43 going to a backup car.(8-22-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the IRWIN Tools Night Race Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, August 22, 2014 at 5:40pm/et.
    Television (TV): ESPN2, 5:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • 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: #24-Gordon, 130.637mph, starts 2nd
    Final Session: #4-Harvick, 131.362mph, starts 1st on the pole, new track record

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 26th
    #7-Michael Annett, 38th
    #23-Alex Bowman, 27th
    #26-Cole Whitt, 34th
    #30-Parker Kligerman, Did not race
    #42-Kyle Larson, 40th
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 19th
    #83-Ryan Truex, 33rd

  • Happy Hour practice for the IRWIN Tools Night Race Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #17-Stenhouse Jr. 131.048
    #48-Johnson 131.012
    #5-Kahne 130.869
    #43-Almirola 130.780
    #42-Larson 130.762
    slowest: #13-Mears 123.937 & #38-Gilliland 124.379
    no speed listed: #33-Stremme, #37-Blaney
    notes: Track qualifying record is 129.991mph.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10-lap consecutive average on the Bristol Happy Hour Practice Speeds page (pdf).(8-22-2014)

  • First Friday practice for the IRWIN Tools Night Race Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is over, after 120 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson 131.083
    #11-Hamlin 130.557
    #4-Harvick 130.504
    #55-Vickers 130.495
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 130.132
    slowest: #33-Stremme 122.764 & #32-Yeley 124.371
    most laps run: #5-Kahne 119; #22-Logano 114; #24-Gordon 110; #32-Yeley 103
    notes: #33-Stremme had the throttle hang open and smacked the wall, looks like the team will go to a backup car.
    If qualifying (scheduled for 5:40pm/et on ESPN2] is cancelled, this practice would be used to set the field by speed. Track qualifying record is 129.991mph.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10-lap consecutive average on the Bristol Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(8-22-2014)

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

  • Event Entry List

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Past Champions Provisional

  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners

  • 2014 Pole Winners / 2015 Sprint Unlimited


Starting Lineup
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
IRWIN Tools Night Race
Bristol Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 131.362 14.607
2 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy 131.290 14.615
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford 131.209 14.624
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 131.057 14.641
5 22 Joey Logano Ford 131.030 14.644
6 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 131.030 14.644
7 41 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy 130.940 14.654
8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 130.869 14.662
9 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 130.504 14.703
10 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 130.460 14.708
11 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 130.168 14.741
12 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 130.009 14.759
13 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 129.982 14.762
14 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 129.894 14.772
15 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 129.877 14.774
16 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Toyota 129.684 14.796
17 27 Paul Menard Chevy 129.684 14.796
18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 129.649 14.800
19 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 129.561 14.810
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 129.230 14.848
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 129.169 14.855
22 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 129.160 14.856
23 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 128.848 14.892
24 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 128.753 14.903
25 14 Jeff Burton Chevy 128.477 14.935
26 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 128.262 14.960
27 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 127.988 14.992
28 95 Michael McDowell Ford 127.971 14.994
29 34 David Ragan Ford 127.886 15.004
30 98 Josh Wise Chevy 127.512 15.048
31 66 Brett Moffit Toyota 127.470 15.053
32 38 David Gilliland Ford 127.453 15.055
33 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 127.436 15.057
34 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 127.360 15.066
35 37 Dave Blaney Chevy 127.081 15.099
36 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 127.056 15.102
37-OP 32 J.J. Yeley (i) Ford 126.370 15.184
38-OP 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 126.237 15.200
39-OP 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 125.404 15.301
40-OP 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 124.954 15.356
41-OP 33 David Stremme Chevy 123.746 15.506
42-OP 43 Aric Almirola Ford 0.000 0.000
43-OP 13 Casey Mears Chevy 0.000 0.000

GREEN = Speed is faster then old track record

BLUE = Eligible for a Past Champions Provisional

OP = in using owners points; DNQ = Did not Qualify

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
IRWIN Tools Night Race
Bristol Motor 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 131.362 14.607 130.504 3 0.858 6
2 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy 131.290 14.615 128.434 17 2.856 1
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford 131.209 14.624 129.282 9 1.927 8
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 131.057 14.641 129.877 7 1.180 15
5 22 Joey Logano Ford 131.030 14.644 127.886 23 3.144 4
6 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 131.030 14.644 128.382 19 2.648 7
7 41 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy 130.940 14.654 129.754 8 1.186 24
8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 130.869 14.662 128.425 18 2.444 11
9 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 130.504 14.703 127.818 24 2.686 3
10 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 130.460 14.708 128.442 16 2.018 17
11 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 130.168 14.741 128.709 11 1.459 9
12 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 130.009 14.759 127.360 27 2.649 12


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
IRWIN Tools Night Race
Bristol Motor 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 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy 130.637 14.688 128.434 17 2.203 1
2 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 130.362 14.719 130.504 3 -0.142 6
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford 130.336 14.722 129.282 9 1.054 8
4 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 130.265 14.730 128.442 16 1.823 17
5 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 130.247 14.732 129.877 7 0.370 15
6 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 130.229 14.734 128.709 11 1.520 9
7 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 130.203 14.737 127.818 24 2.385 3
8 41 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy 130.150 14.743 129.754 8 0.396 24
9 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 130.115 14.747 128.382 19 1.733 7
10 22 Joey Logano Ford 130.070 14.752 127.886 23 2.184 4
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 130.070 14.752 128.425 18 1.645 11
12 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 130.053 14.754 127.360 27 2.693 12
Failed to advance to the Final Round
13 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 129.982 14.762 130.557 2 -0.575 16
14 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 129.894 14.772 127.648 25 2.246 10
15 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 129.877 14.774 130.495 4 -0.618 19
16 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Toyota 129.684 14.796 128.658 15 1.026 5
17 27 Paul Menard Chevy 129.684 14.796 128.339 20 1.345 18
18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 129.649 14.800 128.856 10 0.793 20
19 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 129.561 14.810 127.165 29 2.396 29
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 129.230 14.848 130.132 5 -0.902 2
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 129.169 14.855 127.614 26 1.555 27
22 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 129.160 14.856 128.709 12 0.451 22
23 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 128.848 14.892 127.233 28 1.615 26
24 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 128.753 14.903 125.650 33 3.103 28
25 14 Jeff Burton Chevy 128.477 14.935 128.692 13 -0.215 23
26 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 128.262 14.960 126.637 31 1.625 13
27 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 127.988 14.992 125.518 35 2.470 36
28 95 Michael McDowell Ford 127.971 14.994 124.517 41 3.454 42
29 34 David Ragan Ford 127.886 15.004 128.658 14 -0.772 32
30 98 Josh Wise Chevy 127.512 15.048 125.584 34 1.928 38
31 66 Brett Moffit Toyota 127.470 15.053 124.873 38 2.597 39
32 38 David Gilliland Ford 127.453 15.055 128.142 21 -0.689 31
33 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 127.436 15.057 124.541 40 2.895 40
34 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 127.360 15.066 125.240 37 2.120 33
35 37 Dave Blaney Chevy 127.081 15.099 126.779 30 0.302 47
36 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 127.056 15.102 124.841 39 2.215 34
37 32 J.J. Yeley (i) Ford 126.370 15.184 124.371 42 1.999 37
38 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 126.237 15.200 126.096 32 0.141 30
39 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 125.404 15.301 125.297 36 0.107 35
40 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 124.954 15.356 131.083 1 -6.129 14
41 33 David Stremme Chevy 123.746 15.506 122.764 43 0.982 41
42 43 Aric Almirola Ford 0.000 0.000 130.132 6 x 21
43 13 Casey Mears Chevy 0.000 0.000 127.971 22 x 25

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
IRWIN Tools Night Race
Bristol Motor 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 # Target Chevy 14 23 131.083 1
2 18 Kyle Busch Doublemint Toyota 15 23 129.877 7
3 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 6 23 130.504 3
4 43 Aric Almirola STP Ford 21 23 130.132 6
5 98 Josh Wise Provident Metals Chevy 38 23 125.584 34
6 33 David Stremme Little Joe's Autos Chevy 41 23 122.764 43
7 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 9 23 128.709 11
8 38 David Gilliland MDS Ford 31 23 128.142 21
9 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 19 23 130.495 4
10 37 Dave Blaney Accell Constuction Inc. Chevy 47 3 126.779 30
11 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 34 23 124.841 39
12 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 25 23 127.971 22
13 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 40 23 124.541 40
14 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevy 29 23 127.165 29
15 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 4 23 127.886 23
16 66 Brett Moffit Land Castle Title Toyota 39 23 124.873 38
17 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Chevy 7 23 128.382 19
18 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Wurth Ford 3 23 127.818 24
19 14 Jeff Burton Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy 23 23 128.692 13
20 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 17 23 128.442 16
21 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Dollar General Toyota 5 23 128.658 15
22 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 36 23 125.518 35
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third/Ford EcoBoost Ford 27 23 127.614 26
24 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 20 23 128.856 10
25 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Drive To End Hunger Chevy 1 23 128.434 17
26 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 10 23 127.648 25
27 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevy 2 23 130.132 5
28 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 16 23 130.557 2
29 47 A.J. Allmendinger Bush's Beans Chevy 22 23 128.709 12
30 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevy 30 23 126.096 32
31 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 42 13 124.517 41
32 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Great Stuff Chevy 13 23 126.637 31
33 32 J.J. Yeley (i) Corvetteparts.net/Red Buck Premium Cigars Ford 37 23 124.371 42
34 41 Kurt Busch (PC3) Haas Automation Chevy 24 23 129.754 8
35 16 Greg Biffle 3M Hire Our Heroes Ford 11 23 128.425 18
36 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 12 23 127.360 27
37 34 David Ragan Dockside Logistics Ford 32 23 128.658 14
38 27 Paul Menard Serta/Menards Chevy 18 23 128.339 20
39 26 Cole Whitt # Speed Stick Gear Toyota 33 23 125.240 37
40 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 26 23 127.233 28
41 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC 1-Tank Power Renew Chevy 35 23 125.297 36
42 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 28 23 125.650 33
43 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 8 23 129.282 9

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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