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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 7:10pm/et on Friday, August 29, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • August 2013 Pole Winner: #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 189.688mph, finished 16th

  • Final March 2010 Pole Winner: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 192.761, finished 15th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Geoffrey Bodine, 11/16/1997, 197.478mph

  • Last Race Won from 1st Starting Position: Kasey Kahne (03/19/2006)

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Terry Labonte, 3/15/1981 - 24 years, 3 months, 27 days

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Harry Gant, 11/14/1993 - 53 years, 10 months, 4 days

  • Pole Winners: 45

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #99-Edwards, 192.855 mph


  • Harvick wins Atlanta pole: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light pole for the Oral-B USA 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with speed of 190.398mph for his 6th pole of 2014, 1st at Atlanta and 12th of his career. Harvick has won four races from the pole out of 11 previous poles. It is the first time Harvick has won back-to-back poles, also winning the pole at Bristol last weekend.
    #2-Keselowski is on the outside pole, followed by #42-Larson, #31-Newman, #20-Kenseth, #78-Truex Jr., #43-Almirola, #18-Busch, #24-Gordon, #5-Kahne, #99-Edwards and #14-Stewart, .
    Missing the race was: #95-McDowell.(8-29-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Atlanta:
    #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 55th Annual Oral-B USA 500 with a lap of 29.118 seconds, 190.398 mph.
    This is his 12th pole in 491 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his sixth pole and 17th top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his first pole in 24 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    #2-Brad Keselowski (second) posted his 20th top-10 start of 2014 and his first in six races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    #42-Kyle Larson (third) posted his first top-10 start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his eighth in 25 races this season.
    #42-Kyle Larson (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(8-29-2014)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Oral-B USA 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #20-Kenseth 190.883
    #4-Harvick 190.417
    #2-Keselowski 190.189
    #42-Larson 189.857
    #24-Gordon 189.727
    the rest of the top 12: 99 14 31 5 43 18 78;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 3 22 1 48 11 16 55 88 15 41 47 13
    (8-29-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Oral-B USA 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is over, after 25 minutes.
    #43-Almirola 191.278
    #20-Kenseth 191.001
    #18-BUsch 190.039
    #2-Keselowski 189.987
    #42-Larson 189.935
    the rest of the top 24: 99 15 48 55 5 88 16 11 24 1 4 78 14 22 47 3 13 41 31;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 7 17 10 37 33 23 51 9 27 77 66 / 98 38 34 83 95 26 32 40 36
    Driver who will miss the race: #95-McDowell.
    (8-29-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Oral-B USA 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7:10pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 7:00pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: Saturday, August 30, 3:30am/et on FS1; Sunday, August 31, 12:00midnight/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: #43-Almirola, 191.278mph, starts 7th
    Second Session: #20-Kenseth, 190.883mph, starts 5th
    Final Session: #4-Harvick, 190.398mph, starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 13th
    #7-Michael Annett, 25th
    #23-Alex Bowman, 30th
    #26-Cole Whitt, 40th
    #30-Parker Kligerman, Did not race
    #42-Kyle Larson, 3rd
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 31st
    #83-Ryan Truex, 39th

  • Friday practice for the Oral-B USA 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #99-Edwards 192.855
    #31-Newman 191.628
    #9-Ambrose 191.417
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 191.199
    #42-Larson 191.113
    #14-Stewart was 10th fastest
    slowest: #32-Yeley 179.726 & #36-Sorenson 181.129
    notes: #15-Bowyer had a tire cut down early in practice, but didn't hit anything and the car is fine. The track record is 197.478mph, set by Geoff Bodine in November 1997. In the unlikely case that qualifying is canceled, these practice speeds would be used to set the starting lineup for the race.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the First Atlanta Practice Speeds page.(8-29-2014)

  • 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
Oral-B USA 500
Atlanta Motor 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 190.398 29.118
2 2 Brad Keselowski(PC2) Alliance Truck Parts Ford 190.058 29.170
3 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 189.883 29.197
4 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 189.396 29.272
5 20 Matt Kenseth(PC5) Home Depot Husky Toyota 188.996 29.334
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. World Vision Chevy 188.918 29.346
7 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 188.629 29.391
8 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 188.514 29.409
9 24 Jeff Gordon(PC6) Panasonic Chevy 188.450 29.419
10 5 Kasey Kahne Farmer's Insurance Chevy 188.315 29.440
11 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 188.060 29.480
12 14 Tony Stewart(PC3) Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy 187.907 29.504
13 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevy 189.163 29.308
14 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 189.099 29.318
15 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevy 188.841 29.358
16 48 Jimmie Johnson(PC1) Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevy 188.809 29.363
17 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Toyota 188.642 29.389
18 16 Greg Biffle Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford 188.507 29.410
19 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 188.430 29.422
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 187.875 29.509
21 15 Clint Bowyer SpeedDigital.com Toyota 187.703 29.536
22 41 Kurt Busch(PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 187.361 29.590
23 47 AJ Allmendinger Hungry Jack Chevy 187.272 29.604
24 13 Casey Mears Geico Chevy 186.950 29.655
25 7 Michael Annett # St. Jude Children's Rsrch Hsptl/Pilot Chevy 188.002 29.489
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 187.900 29.505
27 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 187.748 29.529
28 37 Mike Bliss(i) Accell Construction Inc. Chevy 187.481 29.571
29 33 Ty Dillon(i) Realtree Chevy 187.329 29.595
30 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 187.316 29.597
31 51 Justin Allgaier # Auto-Owners Insurance Chevy 186.887 29.665
32 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 186.642 29.704
33 27 Paul Menard Duracell/Menards Chevy 185.990 29.808
34 77 Joe Nemechek(i) Fochler Veterans Law Ford 185.940 29.816
35 66 Brett Moffitt Royal Teak Collection Toyota 185.834 29.833
36 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevy 185.766 29.844
37-OP 38 David Gilliland Love's Ford 185.461 29.893
38-OP 34 David Ragan Farm Rich Ford 184.812 29.998
39-OP 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 184.665 30.022
40-OP 26 Cole Whitt # Rinnai Toyota 184.603 30.032
41-OP 32 JJ Yeley(i) ReallyCheapFloors.com 183.521 30.209
42-OP 40 Landon Cassill(i) Newtown Building Supplies Chevy 183.067 30.284
43-OP 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 182.844 30.321
DNQ 95 Michael McDowell Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ford 184.646 30.025

DNQ = Did Not Qualify

OP = Owners Points / 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

Starting Lineup (pdf)


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 3
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Oral-B USA 500
Atlanta 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 190.398 29.118 188.334 17 2.064 7
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 190.058 29.170 187.824 18 2.234 3
3 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 189.883 29.197 191.113 5 -1.230 12
4 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 189.396 29.272 191.628 2 -2.232 9
5 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 188.996 29.334 187.165 25 1.831 5
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 188.918 29.346 190.052 7 -1.134 26
7 43 Aric Almirola Ford 188.629 29.391 187.171 24 1.458 25
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 188.514 29.409 186.297 31 2.217 17
9 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 188.450 29.419 189.041 14 -0.591 1
10 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 188.315 29.440 184.985 36 3.330 13
11 99 Carl Edwards Ford 188.060 29.480 192.855 1 -4.795 8
12 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 187.907 29.504 189.642 10 -1.735 23


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Oral-B USA 500
Atlanta 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 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 190.883 29.044 187.165 25 3.718 5
2 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 190.417 29.115 188.334 17 2.083 7
3 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 190.189 29.150 187.824 18 2.365 3
4 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 189.857 29.201 191.113 5 -1.256 12
5 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 189.727 29.221 189.041 14 0.686 1
6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.720 29.222 192.855 1 -3.135 8
7 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 189.564 29.246 189.642 10 -0.078 23
8 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 189.558 29.247 191.628 2 -2.070 9
9 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 189.500 29.256 184.985 36 4.515 13
10 43 Aric Almirola Ford 189.435 29.266 187.171 24 2.264 25
11 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 189.364 29.277 186.297 31 3.067 17
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 189.344 29.280 190.052 7 -0.708 26
Failed to Advance to Round 3
13 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 189.163 29.308 188.469 15 0.694 14
14 22 Joey Logano Ford 189.099 29.318 187.045 26 2.054 4
15 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 188.841 29.358 188.392 16 0.449 16
16 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 188.809 29.363 189.305 13 -0.496 6
17 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 188.642 29.389 187.646 21 0.996 19
18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.507 29.410 189.779 8 -1.272 11
19 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 188.430 29.422 190.686 6 -2.256 20
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 187.875 29.509 191.199 4 -3.324 2
21 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 187.703 29.536 189.435 12 -1.732 10
22 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 187.361 29.590 189.675 9 -2.314 22
23 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 187.272 29.604 186.503 29 0.769 21
24 13 Casey Mears Chevy 186.950 29.655 186.585 28 0.365 24


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Oral-B USA 500
Atlanta 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 43 Aric Almirola Ford 191.278 28.984 187.171 24 4.107 25
2 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 191.001 29.026 187.165 25 3.836 5
3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 190.039 29.173 186.297 31 3.742 17
4 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 189.987 29.181 187.824 18 2.163 3
5 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 189.935 29.189 191.113 5 -1.178 12
6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.837 29.204 192.855 1 -3.018 8
7 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 189.280 29.290 189.435 12 -0.155 10
8 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 189.189 29.304 189.305 13 -0.116 6
9 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 189.157 29.309 190.686 6 -1.529 20
10 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 188.719 29.377 184.985 36 3.734 13
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 188.700 29.380 191.199 4 -2.499 2
12 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.610 29.394 189.779 8 -1.169 11
13 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 188.392 29.428 187.646 21 0.746 19
14 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 188.366 29.432 189.041 14 -0.675 1
15 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 188.341 29.436 188.392 16 -0.051 16
16 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 188.302 29.442 188.334 17 -0.032 7
17 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 188.302 29.442 190.052 7 -1.750 26
18 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 188.270 29.447 189.642 10 -1.372 23
19 22 Joey Logano Ford 188.251 29.450 187.045 26 1.206 4
20 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 188.238 29.452 186.503 29 1.735 21
21 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 188.136 29.468 188.469 15 -0.333 14
22 13 Casey Mears Chevy 188.130 29.469 186.585 28 1.545 24
23 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 188.015 29.487 191.628 2 -3.613 9
24 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 188.015 29.487 189.675 9 -1.660 22
Failed to Advance to Round 2
25 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 188.002 29.489 185.071 35 2.931 31
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 187.900 29.505 189.551 11 -1.651 27
27 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 187.748 29.529 187.544 22 0.204 28
28 37 Mike Bliss(i) Chevy 187.481 29.571 185.381 33 2.100 47
29 33 Ty Dillon(i) Chevy 187.329 29.595 186.950 27 0.379 41
30 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 187.316 29.597 187.735 20 -0.419 37
31 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 186.887 29.665 187.285 23 -0.398 29
32 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 186.642 29.704 191.417 3 -4.775 18
33 27 Paul Menard Chevy 185.990 29.808 187.735 19 -1.745 15
34 77 Joe Nemechek(i) Ford 185.940 29.816 184.107 38 1.833 48
35 66 Brett Moffit Toyota 185.834 29.833 183.978 39 1.856 39
36 98 Josh Wise Chevy 185.766 29.844 184.351 37 1.415 36
Failed to qualify on speed, top 7 in owners points make race
37 38 David Gilliland Ford 185.461 29.893 185.586 32 -0.125 30
38 34 David Ragan Ford 184.812 29.998 186.372 30 -1.560 32
39 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 184.665 30.022 183.936 40 0.729 40
40 95 Michael McDowell Ford 184.646 30.025 185.207 34 -0.561 42
41 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 184.603 30.032 183.200 41 1.403 33
42 32 J.J. Yeley(i) Ford 183.521 30.209 179.726 44 3.795 38
43 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 183.067 30.284 183.061 42 0.006 35
44 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 182.844 30.321 181.129 43 1.715 34

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
Oral-B USA 500
Atlanta 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 37 Mike Bliss(i) Accell Construction Chevy 47 4 185.381 33
2 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Toyota 19 24 187.646 21
3 33 Ty Dillon(i) Realtree / Rheem Chevy 41 24 186.950 27
4 95 Michael McDowell Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ford 42 14 185.207 34
5 15 Clint Bowyer SpeedDigital.com Toyota 10 24 189.435 12
6 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 34 24 181.129 43
7 13 Casey Mears Geico Chevy 24 24 186.585 28
8 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 25 24 187.171 24
9 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 28 24 187.544 22
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 27 24 189.551 11
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevy 2 24 191.199 4
12 7 Michael Annett # St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/Pilot Chev 31 24 185.071 35
13 32 J.J. Yeley(i) RealCheapFloors.com Ford 38 24 179.726 44
14 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevy 16 24 188.392 16
15 78 Martin Truex Jr. World Vision Chevy 26 24 190.052 7
16 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevy 36 24 184.351 37
17 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 37 24 187.735 20
18 66 Brett Moffit Royal Teak Collection Toyota 39 24 183.978 39
19 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 22 24 189.675 9
20 18 Kyle Busch Peanut Butter M&M's Toyota 17 24 186.297 31
21 34 David Ragan Farm Rich Ford 32 24 186.372 30
22 27 Paul Menard Duracell/Menards Chevy 15 24 187.735 19
23 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Alliance Truck Parts Ford 3 24 187.824 18
24 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy 23 24 189.642 10
25 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevy 7 24 188.334 17
26 26 Cole Whitt # Rinnai Toyota 33 24 183.200 41
27 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 4 24 187.045 26
28 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevy 6 24 189.305 13
29 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevy 14 24 188.469 15
30 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 18 24 191.417 3
31 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Panasonic Chevy 1 24 189.041 14
32 40 Landon Cassill(i) Newtown Building Supplies Chevy 35 24 183.061 42
33 5 Kasey Kahne Farmer's Insurance Chevy 13 24 184.985 36
34 38 David Gilliland Love's Ford 30 24 185.586 32
35 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 8 24 192.855 1
36 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 12 24 191.113 5
37 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 20 24 190.686 6
38 47 A.J. Allmendinger Hungry Jack Chevy 21 24 186.503 29
39 16 Greg Biffle Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford 11 24 189.779 8
40 51 Justin Allgaier # Auto-Owners Insurance Chevy 29 24 187.285 23
41 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Home Depot Husky Toyota 5 24 187.165 25
42 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 40 24 183.936 40
43 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 9 24 191.628 2
44 77 Joe Nemechek(i) Fochler Veterans Law Ford 48 13 184.107 38

RED = Needs to qualify by speed, not eligible for a regular provisional, no owners points or too deeply ranked in owners points

Race attempts in RED = Team would fail to make the race if qualifying is canceled (rain, etc)

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 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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