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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 5:45pm/et on Friday, September 11, 2015

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  • April 2015 Pole Winner: #22-Joey Logano, 127.071mph, finished 5th

  • September 2014 Pole Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 126.618mph, finished 1st

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, September 2013, 130.599mph

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Clint Bowyer, May 2008, started 31st

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 53 years, 3 months, 19 days, 4/27/2012

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Brian Vickers, 20 years, 6 months, 21 days, 5/15/2004

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #42-Larson, 125.535mph, starts 11th

  • Fastest Happy Hour Practice Speed: #4-Harvick, 125.430mph, starts 6th


  • Logano wins Richmond pole: #22-Joey Logano won the Coors Light pole for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway with speed of 126.470mph for his 5th pole of 2015, 2nd at Richmond, sweeping both poles there in 2015 and 13th of his career. Logano has won 2 races from the pole out of 12 previous poles.
    #20-Kenseth is on the outside pole followed by #2-Keselowski, #18-Busch, #55-Ragan, #4-Harvick, #19-Edwards, #41-Busch, #48-Johnson, #14-Stewart, #42-Larson and #3-Dillon.
    Missing the race were: #30-JOsh Wise and #62-Timmy Hill.(9-11-2015)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Richmond:
    #22-Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 58th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 with a lap of 126.470 mph.
    This is his 13th pole in 245 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fifth pole and 19th top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his second pole in 14 races at Richmond International Raceway. He also won the pole for the first Richmond race of 2015.
    #20-Matt Kenseth (second) posted his 14th top-10 start of 2015 and his seventh in 32 races at Richmond International Raceway.
    #2-Brad Keselowski (third) posted his 10th top-10 start at Richmond International Raceway. It is his 16th in 26 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(9-11-2015)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #20-Kenseth 127.714
    #22-Logano 127.539
    #48-Johnson 126.975
    #3-Dillon 126.856
    #18-Busch 126.850
    the rest of the top 12: 4 55 19 41 42 14 2;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 31 10 13 78 33 51 17 5 47 27 24 43
    (9-11-2015)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
    #20-Kenseth 129.292
    #31-Newman 128.248
    #48-Johnson 128.229
    #41-Busch 128.199
    #18-Busch 128.102
    the rest of the top 24: 2 10 4 17 47 51 22 24 55 13 3 19 5 14 42 43 78 33 27;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 11 15 46 6 88 38 1 9 83 35 40 7 // 30 34 16 95 98 23 32 26 62
    Drivers who will miss the race: #30-Wise; #62-Hill.
    (9-11-2015)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 5:30pm/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: #20-Keneseth, 129.292mph, starts 2nd
    Second Session: #20-Keneseth, 127.714mph, starts 2nd
    Final Session: #22-Logano, 126.470mph, starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #23/26-Jeb Burton, starts 41st
    #34/55-Brett Moffitt, starts 37th
    #83-Matt DiBenedetto, starts 33rd
    #33-Alex Kennedy, not entered, Brian Scott in the #33

  • Happy Hour practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #4-Harvick 125.430
    #18-Busch 125.348
    #48-Johnson 125.273
    #5-Kahne 125.226
    #41-Busch 124.942
    slowest: #98-Sorenson 119.691 and #23-Burton 120.417
    No incidents reported. Qualifying is scheduled for 5:45pm/et, will be televised on NBCSN. See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap Ave on the Richmond Happy Hour Practice Speeds (pdf).(9-11-2015)

  • First Friday practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over, after 115 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson 125.535
    #13-Mears 125.412
    #2-Keselowski 125.058
    #4-Harvick 124.815
    #18-Busch 124.694
    slowest: #98-Sorenson 117.228 and #62-Hill 120.155
    Happy Hour practice is scheduled for 1:00pm/et and qualifying is scheduled for 5:45pm/et, both will be televised on NBCSN.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap Ave on the Richmond Practice 1 Speeds (pdf).(9-11-2015)

  • 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
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Federated Auto Parts 400
Richmond International Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 126.470 21.349
2 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 126.357 21.368
3 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 126.351 21.369
4 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Crispy / Americn Heritage Chocolate Toyota 125.950 21.437
5 55 David Ragan Aaron's Online Dream Machine Toyota 125.827 21.458
6 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Make a Plan to Make it Home Chevy 125.798 21.463
7 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota 125.733 21.474
8 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevy 125.488 21.516
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 125.406 21.530
10 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy 125.278 21.552
11 42 Kyle Larson Target Cartwheel Chevy 125.232 21.560
12 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevy 125.174 21.570
13 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 126.334 21.372
14 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 126.310 21.376
15 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 126.198 21.395
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevy 126.133 21.406
17 33 Brian Scott(i) Shore Lodge Chevy 126.027 21.424
18 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevy 125.939 21.439
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Cargill / Sam's Club Ford 125.880 21.449
20 5 Kasey Kahne HendrickRideAlong.com Chevy 125.839 21.456
21 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Bush's Beans Chevy 125.786 21.465
22 27 Paul Menard Libman/Menards Chevy 125.710 21.478
23 24 Jeff Gordon 3M Chevy 125.599 21.497
24 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Foods/Waffle House Ford 125.529 21.509
25 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 127.101 21.243
26 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 127.095 21.244
27 46 Michael Annett Switch Hitch Chevy 127.095 21.244
28 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 127.059 21.250
29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevy 126.820 21.290
30 38 David Gilliland The Pete Store Ford 126.784 21.296
31 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevy 126.493 21.345
32 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Go Bowling/Draft Kings Ford 126.280 21.381
33 83 Matt DiBenedetto # James Madison University Toyota 126.280 21.381
34 35 Cole Whitt MDS Ford 125.992 21.430
35 40 Landon Cassill(i) PreconMarine/InterstateMovingServices Chevy 125.915 21.443
36 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 125.903 21.445
37-OP 34 Brett Moffitt # Dockside Ford 125.564 21.503
38-OP 16 Greg Biffle Cheez-It Ford 125.244 21.558
39-OP 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 124.890 21.619
40-OP 98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Ford 124.671 21.657
41-OP 23 Jeb Burton # Estes Toyota 124.098 21.757
42-OP 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt(i) BeerFrost.com/CorvetteParts.net Ford 124.041 21.767
43-OP 26 JJ Yeley(i) Maxim Toyota 123.530 21.857
DNQ 30 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 125.646 21.489
DNQ 62 Timmy Hill(i) Premium Motorsports Ford 117.950 22.891

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

OP = made race using provisional / owners points [37-43], then set in order by qualifying 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

Starting Lineup (pdf)


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 3
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Federated Auto Parts 400
Richmond International Raceway
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 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 126.470 21.349 124.435 10 2.035 2
2 20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Dollar General Toyota 126.357 21.368 124.184 11 2.173 8
3 2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Miller Lite Ford 126.351 21.369 125.058 3 1.293 4
4 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Crispy / Americn Heritage Chocolate Toyota 125.950 21.437 124.694 5 1.256 14
5 55 David Ragan Aaron's Online Dream Machine Toyota 125.827 21.458 123.570 19 2.257 27
6 4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Budweiser Make a Plan to Make it Home Chevy 125.798 21.463 124.815 4 0.983 1
7 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota 125.733 21.474 124.567 8 1.166 12
8 41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Haas Automation Chevy 125.488 21.516 124.007 14 1.481 5
9 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Chevy 125.406 21.530 124.058 13 1.348 6
10 14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Bass Pro Shops / Mobil1 Chevy 125.278 21.552 122.794 27 2.484 25
11 42 Kyle Larson Target Cartwheel Chevy 125.232 21.560 125.535 1 -0.303 19
12 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevy 125.174 21.570 123.927 16 1.247 21


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Federated Auto Parts 400
Richmond International Raceway
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 (PC6) Dollar General Toyota 127.714 21.141 124.184 11 3.530 8
2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 127.539 21.170 124.435 10 3.104 2
3 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Chevy 126.975 21.264 124.058 13 2.917 6
4 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevy 126.856 21.284 123.927 16 2.929 21
5 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Crispy / Americn Heritage Chocolate Toyota 126.850 21.285 124.694 5 2.156 14
6 4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Budweiser Make a Plan to Make it Home Chevy 126.802 21.293 124.815 4 1.987 1
7 55 David Ragan Aaron's Online Dream Machine Toyota 126.654 21.318 123.570 19 3.084 27
8 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota 126.529 21.339 124.567 8 1.962 12
9 41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Haas Automation Chevy 126.523 21.340 124.007 14 2.516 5
10 42 Kyle Larson Target Cartwheel Chevy 126.505 21.343 125.535 1 0.970 19
11 14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Bass Pro Shops / Mobil1 Chevy 126.399 21.361 122.794 27 3.605 25
12 2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Miller Lite Ford 126.369 21.366 125.058 3 1.311 4
Failed to Advance to 3rd/Final round of qualifying
13 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 126.334 21.372 124.533 9 1.801 11
14 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com Chevy 126.310 21.376 124.075 12 2.235 24
15 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 126.198 21.395 125.412 2 0.786 23
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row / Visser Precision Chevy 126.133 21.406 124.602 7 1.531 7
17 33 Brian Scott (i) Shore Lodge Chevy 126.027 21.424 123.125 25 2.902 37
18 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevy 125.939 21.439 123.446 22 2.493 30
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Cargill / Sam's Club Ford 125.880 21.449 122.644 30 3.236 29
20 5 Kasey Kahne HendrickRideAlong.com Chevy 125.839 21.456 123.198 24 2.641 18
21 47 A.J. Allmendinger Kroger / Bush's Beans Chevy 125.786 21.465 124.619 6 1.167 22
22 27 Paul Menard Libman / Menards Chevy 125.710 21.478 123.643 17 2.067 15
23 24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) 3M Chevy 125.599 21.497 123.271 23 2.328 13
24 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield / Waffle House Ford 125.529 21.509 123.530 21 1.999 17


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Federated Auto Parts 400
Richmond International Raceway
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 (PC6) Dollar General Toyota 129.292 20.883 124.184 11 5.108 8
2 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 128.248 21.053 124.533 9 3.715 11
3 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Chevy 128.229 21.056 124.058 13 4.171 6
4 41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Haas Automation Chevy 128.199 21.061 124.007 14 4.192 5
5 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Crispy / Americn Heritage Chocolate Toyota 128.102 21.077 124.694 5 3.408 14
6 2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Miller Lite Ford 128.059 21.084 125.058 3 3.001 4
7 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com Chevy 128.059 21.084 124.075 12 3.984 24
8 4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Budweiser Make a Plan to Make it Home Chevy 127.974 21.098 124.815 4 3.159 1
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Cargill / Sam's Club Ford 127.938 21.104 122.644 30 5.294 29
10 47 A.J. Allmendinger Kroger / Bush's Beans Chevy 127.859 21.117 124.619 6 3.240 22
11 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevy 127.617 21.157 123.446 22 4.171 30
12 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 127.611 21.158 124.435 10 3.176 2
13 24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) 3M Chevy 127.605 21.159 123.271 23 4.334 13
14 55 David Ragan Aaron's Online Dream Machine Toyota 127.521 21.173 123.570 19 3.951 27
15 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 127.455 21.184 125.412 2 2.043 23
16 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevy 127.443 21.186 123.927 16 3.516 21
17 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota 127.401 21.193 124.567 8 2.834 12
18 5 Kasey Kahne HendrickRideAlong.com Chevy 127.389 21.195 123.198 24 4.191 18
19 14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Bass Pro Shops / Mobil1 Chevy 127.383 21.196 122.794 27 4.589 25
20 42 Kyle Larson Target Cartwheel Chevy 127.371 21.198 125.535 1 1.836 19
21 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield / Waffle House Ford 127.256 21.217 123.530 21 3.726 17
22 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row / Visser Precision Chevy 127.214 21.224 124.602 7 2.612 7
23 33 Brian Scott (i) Shore Lodge Chevy 127.185 21.229 123.125 25 4.060 37
24 27 Paul Menard Libman / Menards Chevy 127.125 21.239 123.643 17 3.482 15
Failed to Advance to 2nd round of qualifying
25 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 127.101 21.243 123.598 18 3.503 9
26 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy Toyota 127.095 21.244 123.536 20 3.559 16
27 46 Michael Annett Switch Hitch Chevy 127.095 21.244 122.288 35 4.807 38
28 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 127.059 21.250 122.410 32 4.649 28
29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevy 126.820 21.290 123.933 15 2.887 3
30 38 David Gilliland The Pete Store Ford 126.784 21.296 122.571 31 4.213 32
31 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevy 126.493 21.345 122.672 28 3.821 10
32 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Go Bowling / Draft Kings Ford 126.280 21.381 122.900 26 3.380 26
33 83 Matt Dibenedetto # James Madison University Toyota 126.280 21.381 122.255 37 4.025 36
34 35 Cole Whitt MDS Transport Ford 125.992 21.430 122.255 36 3.737 31
35 40 Landon Cassill(i) Precon Marine/Interstate Moving Services Chevy 125.915 21.443 121.814 39 4.101 33
36 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 125.903 21.445 121.583 40 4.320 35
37 30 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 125.646 21.489 122.666 29 2.980 49
38 34 Brett Moffitt # Dockside Logistics Ford 125.564 21.503 122.073 38 3.491 34
39 16 Greg Biffle Cheez-It Ford 125.244 21.558 122.355 34 2.889 20
40 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 124.890 21.619 122.382 33 2.508 43
41 98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevy 124.671 21.657 120.155 44 4.516 40
42 23 Jeb Burton # Estes Toyota 124.098 21.757 121.060 42 3.038 39
43 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) Corvetteparts.net / BeerFrost Ford 124.041 21.767 120.187 43 3.854 41
44 26 J.J. Yeley(i) Maxim Toyota 123.530 21.857 121.141 41 2.389 44
45 62 Timmy Hill(i) Premium Motorsports Ford 117.950 22.891 117.228 45 0.722 46

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

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
Federated Auto Parts 400
Richmond International Raceway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Best 10
Consecutive
Lap Average
Rank
1 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 9 25 123.598 18 x x
2 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com Chevy 24 25 124.075 12 121.591 4
3 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevy 30 25 123.446 22 122.600 1
4 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Go Bowling / Draft Kings Ford 26 25 122.900 26 x x
5 27 Paul Menard Libman / Menards Chevy 15 25 123.643 17 120.404 13
6 62 Timmy Hill(i) Premium Motorsports Ford 46 25 117.228 45 x x
7 5 Kasey Kahne HendrickRideAlong.com Chevy 18 25 123.198 24 120.290 15
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row / Visser Precision Chevy 7 25 124.602 7 x x
9 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota 12 25 124.567 8 x x
10 83 Matt Dibenedetto # James Madison University Toyota 36 25 122.255 37 x x
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevy 3 25 123.933 15 120.902 9
12 14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Bass Pro Shops / Mobil1 Chevy 25 25 122.794 27 118.537 21
13 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 2 25 124.435 10 117.669 24
14 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Chevy 6 25 124.058 13 116.465 27
15 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield / Waffle House Ford 17 25 123.530 21 118.411 23
16 47 A.J. Allmendinger Kroger / Bush's Beans Chevy 22 25 124.619 6 121.509 5
17 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevy 10 25 122.672 28 120.343 14
18 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 23 25 125.412 2 119.588 20
19 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 11 25 124.533 9 121.254 8
20 33 Brian Scott (i) Shore Lodge Chevy 37 25 123.125 25 119.990 16
21 26 J.J. Yeley(i) Maxim Toyota 44 25 121.141 41 113.072 28
22 2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Miller Lite Ford 4 25 125.058 3 117.374 26
23 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy Toyota 16 25 123.536 20 x x
24 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 28 25 122.410 32 121.483 6
25 98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevy 40 25 120.155 44 x x
26 35 Cole Whitt MDS Transport Ford 31 25 122.255 36 x x
27 55 David Ragan Aaron's Online Dream Machine Toyota 27 25 123.570 19 119.883 18
28 38 David Gilliland The Pete Store Ford 32 25 122.571 31 x x
29 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) Corvetteparts.net / BeerFrost Ford 41 25 120.187 43 118.516 22
30 23 Jeb Burton # Estes Toyota 39 25 121.060 42 x x
31 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 35 25 121.583 40 x x
32 40 Landon Cassill(i) Precon Marine
Interstate Moving Services Chevy
33 25 121.814 39 112.177 29
33 24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) 3M Chevy 13 25 123.271 23 120.563 11
34 46 Michael Annett Switch Hitch Chevy 38 25 122.288 35 121.394 7
35 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 43 14 122.382 33 117.543 25
36 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Crispy
Americn Heritage Chocolate Toyota
14 25 124.694 5 121.644 3
37 41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Haas Automation Chevy 5 25 124.007 14 120.721 10
38 16 Greg Biffle Cheez-It Ford 20 25 122.355 34 119.962 17
39 4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Budweiser
Make a Plan to Make it Home Chevy
1 25 124.815 4 121.702 2
40 42 Kyle Larson Target Cartwheel Chevy 19 25 125.535 1 x x
41 20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Dollar General Toyota 8 25 124.184 11 x x
42 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Cargill / Sam's Club Ford 29 25 122.644 30 120.453 12
43 34 Brett Moffitt # Dockside Logistics Ford 34 25 122.073 38 x x
44 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevy 21 25 123.927 16 119.837 19
45 30 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 49 10 122.666 29 x x

x = didn't run 10 consecutive laps

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

  • Qualifying order is by a random draw [except at Daytona/Talladega/Indianapolis and the 2nd race at Michigan, 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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