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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 6:45pm/et on Friday, September 18, 2015

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  • 2014 Pole Winner: none, canceled by rain

  • Track Qualifying Record: Joey Logano, 189.414mph, 9/13/2013

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Jeff Burton, 39 years, 0 months, 10 days, 7/09/2006

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 23 years, 3 months, and 19 days, 9/13/2013

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Kevin Harvick, started 32nd, 7/2002

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #4-Harvick, 188.317 mph


  • Qualifying: for the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway was canceled 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 practice Friday.
    #4-Harvick will start first [not credited with a pole award] followed by #22-Logano, #2-Keselowski, #78-Truex, Jr., #3-Dillon, #31-Newman, #18-Busch, #5-Kahne, #41-Busch, #24-Gordon.
    Missing the race were: #30-Kvapil (11 race attempts); #21-Blaney (13); #95-McDowell (15).(9-18-2015)

  • Where the 2015 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Chicago:
    [listed by driver points position]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 11th
    2) #18-Kyle Busch, 7th
    3) #20-Matt Kenseth, 12th
    4) #22-Joey Logano, 2nd
    5) #4-Kevin Harvick, 1st
    6) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 19th
    7) #41-Kurt Busch, 9th
    8) #19-Carl Edwards, 14th
    9) #2-Brad Keselowski, 3rd
    10) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 4th
    11) #11-Denny Hamlin, 29th
    12) #1-Jamie McMurray, 13th
    13) #24-Jeff Gordon, 10th
    14) #31-Ryan Newman, 6th
    15) #27-Paul Menard, 27th
    16) #15-Clint Bowyer, 26th
    (9-18-2015)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2015 at 6:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 6:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #23/26-Jeb Burton, starts 41st
    #34/55-Brett Moffitt, starts 38th
    #83-Matt DiBenedetto, starts 39th
    #33-Alex Kennedy, not entered, Brian Scott in the car

  • Friday practice for the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is over after 85 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #4-Harvick 188.317
    #22-Logano 187.911
    #2-Keselowski 187.826
    #78-Truex, Jr. 187.800
    #3-Dillon 187.761
    slowest: #30-Kvapil 178.672 & #98-Hill 175.513.
    Qualifying is scheduled for this evening at 6:45pm/et, televised on NBCSN. However, rain could be an issue as the day goes on. If qualifying is rained out, this practice sets the order for the starting lineup. Drivers that will not qualify for the race if qualifying is rained out (lowest in owner points): #30-Kvapil, #21-Blaney, & #95-McDowell.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap Ave on the Chicagod Practice 1 Speeds (pdf).(9-18-2015)

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

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  • Qualifying Rules

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  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners

  • 2015 Pole Winners / 2016 Sprint Unlimited


Starting Lineup
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
myAFibRisk.com 400
Chicagoland Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owner
Points
Rank
Race
Attempts
1 4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Jimmy John's/Budweiser Chevy 188.317 1 5 26
2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 187.911 2 4 26
3 2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Miller Lite Ford 187.826 3 9 26
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevy 187.800 4 10 26
5 3 Austin Dillon American Ethanol Chevy 187.761 5 21 26
6 31 Ryan Newman Caterprillar Chevy 187.415 6 14 26
7 18 Kyle Busch M&M Crispy Toyota 186.896 7 2 26
8 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 186.709 8 18 26
9 41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Haas Automation Chevy 186.477 10 7 26
10 24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) AXALTA Chevy 186.471 11 13 26
11 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Chevy 186.458 12 1 26
12 20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Dollar General Toyota 186.419 13 3 26
13 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's/Cessna Chevy 186.098 14 12 26
14 19 Carl Edwards Stanley Toyota 186.091 15 8 26
15 47 A.J. Allmendinger Food 4 Less/Scott Products Chevy 186.034 16 22 26
16 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevy 186.027 17 15 26
17 16 Greg Biffle Safety-Kleen Ford 185.995 18 20 26
18 42 Kyle Larson Clorox Chevy 185.880 19 19 26
19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevy 185.854 20 6 26
20 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 185.854 21 17 26
21 33 Brian Scott(i) Jewel-Osco Chevy 185.816 22 37 26
22 9 Sam Hornish Jr. SlimFast/Natrol Ford 185.778 23 26 26
23 14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy 185.663 24 25 26
24 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 185.192 25 23 26
25 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Chevy 185.185 26 24 26
26 15 Clint Bowyer PEAK Anti-Freeze & Coolant Toyota 185.039 27 16 26
27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Chevy 184.761 28 29 26
28 55 David Ragan Aaron's Partners of the Year Toyota 184.641 29 27 26
29 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 184.458 30 11 26
30 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 183.318 31 28 26
31 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevy 183.256 32 30 26
32 7 Alex Bowman Jewel-Osco Chevy 182.439 33 35 26
33 35 Cole Whitt MDS Ford 182.156 34 31 26
34 26 J.J. Yeley(i) Dr Pepper Toyota 182.149 35 44 26
35 38 David Gilliland LovesTravelStops/ChildrensMiracleNet Ford 182.027 36 32 26
36 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Knock'er Loose Chevy 181.904 37 34 26
37 46 Michael Annett Allstate Peterbilt Group Chevy 181.665 38 38 26
38 34 Brett Moffitt # CSX Play It Safe Ford 181.616 39 34 26
39 83 Matt Dibenedetto # Cosmo Motors Toyota 181.531 40 36 26
40 32 Josh Wise BeerFrost.com Ford 181.391 41 41 26
41 23 Jeb Burton # Estes/Draft Kings Toyota 180.898 42 39 26
42 98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Ford 179.689 43 40 26
43 62 Timmy Hill(i) ChampionMachinery.com Chevy 175.513 46 46 26
DNQ 21 Ryan Blaney(i) SKF Ford 186.522 9 42 13
DNQ 30 Travis Kvapil (i) Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 178.672 45 49 11
DNQ 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Ford 179.581 44 43 15

GREEN = Driver in the Chase

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

OP = made the race via owners points / provisional, then set by fastest 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 Order
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
myAFibRisk.com 400
Chicagoland 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 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 17 26 185.854 21
2 62 Timmy Hill(i) ChampionMachinery.com Chevy 46 26 175.513 46
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevy 6 26 185.854 20
4 31 Ryan Newman Caterprillar Chevy 14 26 187.415 6
5 30 Travis Kvapil (i) Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 49 11 178.672 45
6 34 Brett Moffitt # CSX Play It Safe Ford 34 26 181.616 39
7 26 J.J. Yeley(i) Dr Pepper Toyota 44 26 182.149 35
8 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 4 26 187.911 2
9 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Knock'er Loose Chevy 34 26 181.904 37
10 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's/Cessna Chevy 12 26 186.098 14
11 3 Austin Dillon American Ethanol Chevy 21 26 187.761 5
12 23 Jeb Burton # Estes/Draft Kings Toyota 39 26 180.898 42
13 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Chevy 24 26 185.185 26
14 16 Greg Biffle Safety-Kleen Ford 20 26 185.995 18
15 15 Clint Bowyer PEAK Anti-Freeze & Coolant Toyota 16 26 185.039 27
16 24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) AXALTA Chevy 13 26 186.471 11
17 7 Alex Bowman Jewel-Osco Chevy 35 26 182.439 33
18 33 Brian Scott(i) Jewel-Osco Chevy 37 26 185.816 22
19 2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Miller Lite Ford 9 26 187.826 3
20 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevy 10 26 187.800 4
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Chevy 29 26 184.761 28
22 14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy 25 26 185.663 24
23 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Lowe's Chevy 1 26 186.458 12
24 41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Haas Automation Chevy 7 26 186.477 10
25 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops/Children's Miracle Network Ford 32 26 182.027 36
26 20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Dollar General Toyota 3 26 186.419 13
27 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 23 26 185.192 25
28 35 Cole Whitt MDS Ford 31 26 182.156 34
29 32 Josh Wise BeerFrost.com Ford 41 26 181.391 41
30 9 Sam Hornish Jr. SlimFast/Natrol Ford 26 26 185.778 23
31 42 Kyle Larson Clorox Chevy 19 26 185.880 19
32 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevy 15 26 186.027 17
33 18 Kyle Busch M&M Crispy Toyota 2 26 186.896 7
34 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Ford 43 15 179.581 44
35 19 Carl Edwards Stanley Toyota 8 26 186.091 15
36 4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Jimmy John's/Budweiser Chevy 5 26 188.317 1
37 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 18 26 186.709 8
38 55 David Ragan Aaron's Partners of the Year Toyota 27 26 184.641 29
39 47 A.J. Allmendinger Food 4 Less/Scott Products Chevy 22 26 186.034 16
40 46 Michael Annett Allstate Peterbilt Group Chevy 38 26 181.665 38
41 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevy 30 26 183.256 32
42 98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Ford 40 26 179.689 43
43 83 Matt Dibenedetto # Cosmo Motors Toyota 36 26 181.531 40
44 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 11 26 184.458 30
45 21 Ryan Blaney(i) SKF Ford 42 13 186.522 9
46 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 28 26 183.318 31

GREEN = Driver in the Chase

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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