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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 5:45pm/et on Friday, July 10, 2015

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  • June 2014 Pole Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 188.791mph, 1st

  • Track Qualifying Record: #2-Brad Keselowski, 6/27/2014, 188.791mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr., 38 years, 8 months, and 18 days, 6/28/2013

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Brad Keselowski; 30 years, 4 months, and 14 days; 6/27/2014

  • Fastest Practice Speed: #42-Larson, 182.537mph


  • Qualifying: for the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway was cancelled due to weather/rain. The starting lineup was set by the rule book: Top 36 in owners points. 37-43 by race attempts. Teams with the least number of attempts miss the race. The 43 cars are then set by practice speeds from the 1st practice session from Friday.
    #42-Larson will start first [not credited with a pole award] followed by #2-Keselowski, #24-Gordon, #22-Logano, #78-Truex, Jr., #48-Johnson, #1-McMurray, #11-Hamlin, #18-Busch, and #88-Earnhardt, Jr.
    Missing the race was: #21-Blaney, #95-McDowell & #30-Kvapil.(7-10-2015)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is scheduled for Friday, July 10, 2015 at 5:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 5:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #26-Jeb Burton, starts 35th
    #33-Alex Kennedy, starts 43rd
    #34-Brett Moffitt, starts 38th
    #83-Matt DiBenedetto, starts 39th
    #66-Tanner Berryhill, not entered

  • Friday practice for the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is over, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson 182.537
    #2-Keselowski 181.641
    #24-Gordon 180.373
    #22-Logano 180.102
    #78-Truex, Jr. 179.958
    slowest: #62-Sorenson 169.859 & #33-Kennedy 168.052.
    notes: Practice was cancelled after 49 minutes because of rain.
    See practice speeds and laps run on the Kentucky Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(7-10-2015)

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

  • Event Entry List

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Past Champions Provisional

  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners

  • 2015 Pole Winners / 2016 Sprint Unlimited


Starting Lineup
Set by Rules Book - qualifying cancelled
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Quaker State 400
Kentucky Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Practice
Speed
(mph)
Practice
Rank
Owners
Points
Race
Attempts
1 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevy 182.537 1 17 17
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Miller Lite Ford 181.641 2 8 17
3 24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) AARP Member Advantages Chevy 180.373 3 10 17
4 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil/AutoTrader Ford 180.102 4 5 17
5 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevy 179.958 5 6 17
6 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Pro Services Chevy 179.790 6 4 17
7 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevy 179.736 7 7 17
8 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 179.563 8 12 17
9 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Crispy Toyota 179.551 9 21 17
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevy 179.420 10 2 17
11 3 Austin Dillon DOW Styrofoam Chevy 179.146 11 22 17
12 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 179.004 12 16 17
13 41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Haas Automation Chevy 178.968 13 3 17
14 27 Paul Menard Quaker State/Menards Chevy 178.654 14 13 17
15 4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevy 178.607 15 1 17
16 20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Dollar General Toyota 177.608 17 9 17
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 177.148 18 28 17
18 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Advanced Auto Speed Perks Ford 176.910 19 26 17
19 5 Kasey Kahne LiftMaster Chevy 176.875 20 11 17
20 19 Carl Edwards Comcast/Minions Toyota 176.736 21 18 17
21 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 176.563 22 23 17
22 14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Rush Truck Centers Chevy 176.154 23 25 17
23 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 176.079 24 20 17
24 47 A.J. Allmendinger Kroger/Scott Products Chevy 176.016 25 24 17
25 55 David Ragan Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 175.484 26 29 17
26 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 175.456 27 14 17
27 16 Greg Biffle Ortho Ford 175.097 28 19 17
28 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 174.916 29 27 17
29 46 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Chevy 174.712 30 39 17
30 15 Clint Bowyer Hughes General Contractors/Casey's Toyota 174.639 31 15 17
31 7 Alex Bowman Advance Auto Parts/Quaker State Chevy 174.639 32 34 17
32 51 Justin Allgaier Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy 174.475 33 30 17
33 35 Cole Whitt Kentucky Fried Chicken Ford 173.952 34 31 17
34 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 173.416 36 32 17
35 26 Jeb Burton # Maxim Fantasy Sports Toyota 173.399 37 43 17
36 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Brakleen Chevy 173.149 38 35 17
37 98 Josh Wise Big Red Ford 172.128 39 38 17
38 34 Brett Moffitt # Dockside Logistics Ford 171.827 40 33 17
39 83 Matt Dibenedetto # Anest Iwata Toyota 171.701 41 37 17
40 32 Will Kimmel III CorvetteParts.net Ford 171.233 43 41 17
41 23 J.J. Yeley(i) TraqGear/Coolshirt Toyota 170.288 44 40 17
42 62 Reed Sorenson Chevy 169.859 45 45 17
43 33 Alex Kennedy # Chevy 168.052 46 36 17
DNQ 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 173.935 35 42 10
DNQ 21 Ryan Blaney(i) Snap-on Tools Ford 177.912 16 44 7
DNQ 30 Travis Kvapil (i) Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 171.636 42 49 6

Driver name in 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 = Would miss the race if qualifying is cancelled, lowest number of race attempts

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 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Starting Lineup (pdf)


Qualifying Order
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Quaker State 400
Kentucky 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 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Crispy Toyota 21 17 179.551 9
2 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 42 10 173.935 35
3 7 Alex Bowman Advance Auto Parts/Quaker State Chevy 34 17 174.639 32
4 41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Haas Automation Chevy 3 17 178.968 13
5 32 Will Kimmel III CorvetteParts.net Ford 41 17 171.233 43
6 20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Dollar General Toyota 9 17 177.608 17
7 27 Paul Menard Quaker State/Menards Chevy 13 17 178.654 14
8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 28 17 177.148 18
9 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Brakleen Chevy 35 17 173.149 38
10 16 Greg Biffle Ortho Ford 19 17 175.097 28
11 5 Kasey Kahne LiftMaster Chevy 11 17 176.875 20
12 3 Austin Dillon DOW Styrofoam Chevy 22 17 179.146 11
13 19 Carl Edwards Comcast/Minions Toyota 18 17 176.736 21
14 62 Reed Sorenson Chevy 45 17 169.859 45
15 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 27 17 174.916 29
16 35 Cole Whitt Kentucky Fried Chicken Ford 31 17 173.952 34
17 21 Ryan Blaney(i) Snap-on Tools Ford 44 7 177.912 16
18 33 Alex Kennedy # Chevy 36 17 168.052 46
19 14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Rush Truck Centers Chevy 25 17 176.154 23
20 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 12 17 179.563 8
21 24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) AARP Member Advantages Chevy 10 17 180.373 3
22 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Advanced Auto Speed Perks Ford 26 17 176.910 19
23 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Pro Services Chevy 4 17 179.790 6
24 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 20 17 176.079 24
25 98 Josh Wise Ford 38 17 172.128 39
26 15 Clint Bowyer Hughes General Contractors/Casey's Toyota 15 17 174.639 31
27 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevy 17 17 182.537 1
28 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevy 2 17 179.420 10
29 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevy 6 17 179.958 5
30 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 14 17 175.456 27
31 46 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Chevy 39 17 174.712 30
32 34 Brett Moffitt # Dockside Logistics Ford 33 17 171.827 40
33 2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Miller Lite Ford 8 17 181.641 2
34 26 Jeb Burton # Maxim Fantasy Sports Toyota 43 17 173.399 37
35 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevy 7 17 179.736 7
36 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 16 17 179.004 12
37 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 32 17 173.416 36
38 83 Matt Dibenedetto # Anest Iwata Toyota 37 17 171.701 41
39 55 David Ragan Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 29 17 175.484 26
40 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 23 17 176.563 22
41 4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevy 1 17 178.607 15
42 23 J.J. Yeley(i) TraqGear/Coolshirt Toyota 40 17 170.288 44
43 47 A.J. Allmendinger Kroger/Scott Products Chevy 24 17 176.016 25
44 51 Justin Allgaier Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy 30 17 174.475 33
45 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil/AutoTrader Ford 5 17 180.102 4
46 30 Travis Kvapil (i) Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 49 6 171.636 42

Driver name in 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 = Would miss the race if qualifying is cancelled, lowest number of race attempts

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 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Qualifying Order (pdf)


  • For Qualifying Rules and Starting Procedures, see Jayski.com's Qualifying Rules page

  • Qualifying order is by a random draw [except at Daytona/Talladega, set by practice 1 speeds, slowest 1st]. One hour before the start of the 1st practice for an upcoming race, a driver or team member chooses a number from a basket that is spun(like a bingo or lottery type basket) which is located in a designated area, usually where the rookie meeting is being held. The order is by owners points, with the team ranking highest choosing first. There are one more ping pong ball so there is one spot left when all teams have chosen, the number not chosen is just skipped when qualifying is run.

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