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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 3:40pm/et on Friday, September 26, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • May 2014 Pole Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 164.444mph, finished 2nd

  • September 2013 Pole Winner: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 161.849mph, finished 2nd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Brad Keselowski, 164.444mph, 5/30/2014

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Kyle Petty, started 37th, 6/1995

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 53 years, 4 months, and 24 days, 6/2/2012

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon, 23 years, 10 months, 0 days, 6/04/1995

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #4-Harvick, 163.852 mph


  • Harvick wins Dover pole: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light pole for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway with speed of 162.933mph for his 7th pole of 2014, 1st at Dover and 13th of his career. Harvick has won four races from the pole out of 12 previous poles.
    #18-Busch is on the outside pole, followed by #11-Hamlin, #2-Keselowski, #1-McMurray, #24-Gordon, #42-Larson, #48-Johnson, #15-Bowyer, #3-Dillon, #55-Vickers and #5-Kahne.
    Missing the race were: none, only 43 cars entered.(9-26-2014)

  • Where the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Dover:
    [listed by current driver chase points position]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski, 4th
    2) #22-Joey Logano, 16th
    3) #4-Kevin Harvick, 1st
    4) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 8th
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 25th
    6) #18-Kyle Busch, 2nd
    7) #24-Jeff Gordon, 6th
    8) #99-Carl Edwards, 18th
    9) #20-Matt Kenseth, 14th
    10) #47-A.J. Allmendinger, 28th
    11) #5-Kasey Kahne, 12th
    12) #31-Ryan Newman, 20th
    13) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3rd
    14) #16-Greg Biffle, 27th
    15) #41-Kurt Busch, 22nd
    16) #43-Aric Almirola, 21st
    (9-26-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Dover:
    #4-Kevin Harvick won the pole for the 45th Annual AAA 400 with a lap of 22.095 seconds, 162.933 mph.
    This is his 13th pole in 495 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his seventh pole and 20th top-10 start in 2014. Harvick had six poles combined in his entire career prior to 2014.
    This is his first pole in 28 races at Dover International Speedway. Harvick's previous best starting position at Dover was third in 2003.
    #18-Kyle Busch (second) posted his 14th top-10 start of 2014 and his 11th in 20 races at Dover International Speedway.
    #11-Denny Hamlin (third) posted his ninth top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his 12th in 28 races this season.
    #42-Kyle Larson (seventh) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(9-26-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over, after 30 minutes..
    #4-Harvick 162.682
    #55-Vickers 162.286
    #2-Keselowski 162.016
    #24-Gordon 161.812
    #48-Johnson 161.798
    the rest of the top 12: 11 18 42 1 15 5 3;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 2: 10 20 14 22 9 99 27 31 43 41 51 17 88 78 16 47 26 13 38 98 36 23 7 40 34 33 32 37 66 83 44
    Driver who will miss the race: none....only 43 entered.
    (9-26-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 26, 2014 at 3:40pm/et.
    Television (TV): ESPN2, 3:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    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: #4-Harvick, 162.682mph, starts 1st
    Final Session: #4-Harvick, 162.933mph, starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #42-Kyle Larson, starts 7th
    #3-Austin Dillon, 10th
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 23rd
    #26-Cole Whitt, 29th
    #23-Alex Bowman, 34th
    #7-Michael Annett, 35th
    Parker Kligerman, Did not race
    Ryan Truex, Did not race

  • Friday practice for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over, after 80 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #4-Harvick 163.852
    #2-Keselowski 163.726
    #24-Gordon 163.562
    #9-Ambrose 163.436
    #48-Johnson 163.369
    slowest: #44-Hill 150.539 & #83-Kvapil 153.597
    notes: #40-Cassill looked like the engine blew in his car, if so he would have to go to the rear of the field before the start of the race on Sunday. In the unlikley event qualifying gets cancelled (3:40pm/et today on ESPN2) practice speeds from this practice would set the starting order.
    See fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive average, laps run, see Dover practice speeds 1 page.(9-26-2014)

  • 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
AAA 400
Dover International Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 162.933 22.095
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 162.404 22.167
3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 162.25 22.188
4 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 162.14 22.203
5 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 161.936 22.231
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 161.573 22.281
7 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 161.457 22.297
8 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 161.298 22.319
9 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 160.643 22.41
10 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 160.506 22.429
11 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 160.492 22.431
12 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 160.192 22.473
13 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 161.196 22.333
14 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 161.132 22.342
15 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 161.016 22.358
16 22 Joey Logano Ford 160.879 22.377
17 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 160.808 22.387
18 99 Carl Edwards Ford 160.707 22.401
19 27 Paul Menard Chevy 160.635 22.411
20 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 160.621 22.413
21 43 Aric Almirola Ford 160.585 22.418
22 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 160.528 22.426
23 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 160.449 22.437
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 160.421 22.441
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 160.399 22.444
26 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 160.142 22.480
27 16 Greg Biffle Ford 159.929 22.510
28 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 159.865 22.519
29 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 159.716 22.540
30 13 Casey Mears Chevy 159.200 22.613
31 38 David Gilliland Ford 159.123 22.624
32 98 Josh Wise Chevy 158.249 22.749
33 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 158.172 22.760
34 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 158.089 22.772
35 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 157.971 22.789
36 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 157.137 22.910
37-OP 34 David Ragan Ford 157.054 22.922
38-OP 33 David Stremme Chevy 156.359 23.024
39-OP 32 JJ Yeley (i) Ford 156.169 23.052
40-OP 37 Mike Bliss(i) Chevy 156.040 23.071
41-OP 66 Mike Wallace (i) Toyota 156.020 23.074
42-OP 83 Travis Kvapil Toyota 153.479 23.456
43-OP 44 Timmy Hill Chevy 152.355 23.629

GREEN = Driver in the Chase

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

OP = made field by 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 Final Round
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
AAA 400
Dover 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 162.933 22.095 163.852 1 -0.919 3
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 162.404 22.167 162.616 11 -0.212 5
3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 162.25 22.188 163.354 6 -1.104 13
4 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 162.14 22.203 163.726 2 -1.586 1
5 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 161.936 22.231 162.031 20 -0.095 18
6 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 161.573 22.281 163.562 3 -1.989 7
7 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 161.457 22.297 162.594 12 -1.137 17
8 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 161.298 22.319 163.369 5 -2.071 4
9 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 160.643 22.41 163.014 8 -2.371 19
10 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 160.506 22.429 161.689 23 -1.183 20
11 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 160.492 22.431 161.464 26 -0.972 22
12 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 160.192 22.473 161.761 22 -1.569 11


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
AAA 400
Dover 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 162.682 22.129 163.852 1 -1.170 3
2 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 162.286 22.183 161.464 26 0.822 22
3 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 162.016 22.220 163.726 2 -1.710 1
4 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 161.812 22.248 163.562 3 -1.750 7
5 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 161.798 22.250 163.369 5 -1.571 4
6 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 161.681 22.266 163.354 6 -1.673 13
7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 161.594 22.278 162.616 11 -1.022 5
8 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 161.471 22.295 162.594 12 -1.123 17
9 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 161.334 22.314 162.031 20 -0.697 18
10 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 161.312 22.317 163.014 8 -1.702 19
11 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 161.283 22.321 161.761 22 -0.478 11
12 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 161.211 22.331 161.689 23 -0.478 20
Failed to Advance to 2nd/Final round of qualifying
13 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 161.196 22.333 160.829 28 0.367 28
14 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 161.132 22.342 162.690 10 -1.558 8
15 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 161.016 22.358 162.038 19 -1.022 24
16 22 Joey Logano Ford 160.879 22.377 162.815 9 -1.936 2
17 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 160.808 22.387 163.436 4 -2.628 23
18 99 Carl Edwards Ford 160.707 22.401 162.536 13 -1.829 9
19 27 Paul Menard Chevy 160.635 22.411 162.155 18 -1.520 21
20 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 160.621 22.413 162.360 16 -1.739 12
21 43 Aric Almirola Ford 160.585 22.418 162.470 14 -1.885 16
22 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 160.528 22.426 163.162 7 -2.634 15
23 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 160.449 22.437 162.404 15 -1.955 29
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 160.421 22.441 159.773 32 0.648 27
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 160.399 22.444 161.565 24 -1.166 6
26 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 160.142 22.480 161.211 27 -1.069 25
27 16 Greg Biffle Ford 159.929 22.510 162.162 17 -2.233 14
28 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 159.865 22.519 161.493 25 -1.628 10
29 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 159.716 22.540 160.671 29 -0.955 33
30 13 Casey Mears Chevy 159.200 22.613 161.769 21 -2.569 26
31 38 David Gilliland Ford 159.123 22.624 160.285 30 -1.162 30
32 98 Josh Wise Chevy 158.249 22.749 158.926 36 -0.677 36
33 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 158.172 22.760 159.208 35 -1.036 34
34 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 158.089 22.772 159.666 34 -1.577 37
35 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 157.971 22.789 159.666 33 -1.695 31
36 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 157.137 22.910 155.575 40 1.562 35
37 34 David Ragan Ford 157.054 22.922 159.886 31 -2.832 32
38 33 David Stremme Chevy 156.359 23.024 154.500 41 1.859 40
39 32 JJ Yeley (i) Ford 156.169 23.052 156.911 39 -0.742 38
40 37 Mike Bliss(i) Chevy 156.040 23.071 157.867 37 -1.827 46
41 66 Mike Wallace (i) Toyota 156.020 23.074 157.632 38 -1.612 39
42 83 Travis Kvapil Toyota 153.479 23.456 153.597 42 -0.118 41
43 44 Timmy Hill Chevy 152.355 23.629 150.539 43 1.816 44

GREEN = Driver in the Chase

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

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
AAA 400
Dover International 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 44 Timmy Hill Chevy 44 16 150.539 43
2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 14 28 162.162 17
3 34 David Ragan Ford 32 28 159.886 31
4 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 18 28 162.031 20
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 27 28 159.773 32
6 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 15 28 163.162 7
7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 13 28 163.354 6
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 25 28 161.211 27
9 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 5 28 162.616 11
10 43 Aric Almirola Ford 16 28 162.470 14
11 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 37 28 159.666 34
12 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 12 28 162.360 16
13 38 David Gilliland Ford 30 28 160.285 30
14 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 35 28 155.575 40
15 99 Carl Edwards Ford 9 28 162.536 13
16 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 22 28 161.464 26
17 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 20 28 161.689 23
18 13 Casey Mears Chevy 26 28 161.769 21
19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 6 28 161.565 24
20 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 28 28 160.829 28
21 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 3 28 163.852 1
22 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 24 28 162.038 19
23 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 17 28 162.594 12
24 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 8 28 162.690 10
25 66 Mike Wallace (i) Toyota 39 28 157.632 38
26 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 7 28 163.562 3
27 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 19 28 163.014 8
28 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 34 28 159.208 35
29 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 23 28 163.436 4
30 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 11 28 161.761 22
31 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 31 28 159.666 33
32 83 Travis Kvapil Toyota 41 28 153.597 42
33 98 Josh Wise Chevy 36 28 158.926 36
34 32 JJ Yeley (i) Ford 38 28 156.911 39
35 27 Paul Menard Chevy 21 28 162.155 18
36 33 David Stremme Chevy 40 28 154.500 41
37 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 4 28 163.369 5
38 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 10 28 161.493 25
39 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 33 28 160.671 29
40 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 29 28 162.404 15
41 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 1 28 163.726 2
42 37 Mike Bliss(i) Chevy 46 7 157.867 37
43 22 Joey Logano Ford 2 28 162.815 9

GREEN = Driver in the Chase

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

OP = made race via owners points / provisional, then starting spot set by speed

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 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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