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QUALIFYING is scheduled to START
at approx 5:10pm/et
on Friday, May 6, 2011


THIS IS UNOFFICIAL
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STARTING LINEUP

Darlington Raceway
62nd Annual Showtime Southern 500
NASCAR Statistics - Fri, May 06, 2011 @ 06:33 PM Eastern

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Manufactuer Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(sec)
1 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 181.254 27.131
2 39 Ryan Newman Tornados Chevy 180.429 27.255
3 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Toyota 180.132 27.300
4 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 179.980 27.323
5 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP Chevy 179.829 27.346
6 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 179.671 27.370
7 43 A J Allmendinger Best Buy Ford 179.448 27.404
8 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 179.259 27.433
9 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevy 179.108 27.456
10 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 179.082 27.460
11 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 179.076 27.461
12 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevy 178.880 27.491
13 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 178.588 27.536
14 18 Kyle Busch Wrigley Doublemint Toyota 178.445 27.558
15 47 Bobby Labonte Lance / Tom's Snacks Toyota 178.381 27.568
16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 178.264 27.586
17 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 178.161 27.602
18 27 Paul Menard Turtle Wax / Menards Chevy 178.103 27.611
19 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / KOBALT Tools Chevy 178.038 27.621
20 17 Matt Kenseth Wiley X Eyewear Ford 177.993 27.628
21 38 Travis Kvapil(i) Long John Silver's Ford 177.987 27.629
22 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 177.955 27.634
23 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 177.871 27.647
24 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 177.826 27.654
25 22 Kurt Busch Shell / Pennzoil Dodge 177.755 27.665
26 33 Clint Bowyer BB&T Chevy 177.723 27.670
27 09 Landon Cassill(i) Security Benefit / Thank a Teacher Today 177.672 27.678
28 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 177.614 27.687
29 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 177.083 27.770
30 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy Sugar-Free / National Guard 176.720 27.827
31 46 J J Yeley Red Line Oil Chevy 176.682 27.833
32 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 176.391 27.879
33 50 T J Bell(i) Little Joe's Autos Toyota 176.239 27.903
34 60 Mike Skinner(i) Big Red Toyota 176.201 27.909
35 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 176.189 27.911
36 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Outdoors Toyota 176.125 27.921
37 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 175.472 28.025
38 30 David Stremme EchoStor Technologies Chevy 175.409 28.035
39 66 Michael McDowell K Love Toyota 175.353 28.044
40 32 Ken Schrader US Chrome / H&D Railroad Ford 175.291 28.054
41 36 Dave Blaney Golden Corral Chevy 174.229 28.225
42 7 Robby Gordon Fast Five / Speed Energy Dodge 174.167 28.325
43 87 Joe Nemechek(i) NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 174.600 28.165
DNQ 81 Scott Riggs (i) Whitney Motorsports Chevy 174.093 28.247
DNQ 71 Andy Lally Interstate Moving Services Ford 171.866 28.613
DNQ 92 Brian Keselowski K Automotive Dodge 170.892 28.776

# Rookie of the Year Contender
a driver/car# in RED is a go-or-go-homer and had to qualify by speed to make the race
a driver/car# in BLUE is a go-or-go-homer and is a past series champions, eligible to use a past champ provisional

PC = Past Champion Provisional used
DNQ = Did not qualify
OP = made field by Owners Points - in the top 35 in owners points
WD = Withdrew before qualifying


QUALIFYING RESULTS by SPEED

Qualifying after 46 of 46 drivers:

Pos Sched
Qual Pos
Actual
Qual Pos
Car# Driver Manu Qual Speed
(mph)
Qual Time
(seconds)
Last Practice Speed Practice
Rank
Difference
Qual vs Prac
(mph)
Owners
Points
Rank
1 31 31 4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 181.254 27.131 175.509 5 5.745 18
2 35 35 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 180.429 27.255 176.816 1 3.613 8
3 32 32 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 180.132 27.300 175.516 4 4.616 17
4 34 34 99 Carl Edwards Ford 179.980 27.323 176.296 2 3.684 1
5 24 24 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 179.829 27.346 174.432 12 5.397 16
6 21 21 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 179.671 27.370 174.037 15 5.634 23
7 8 8 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 179.448 27.404 171.399 34 8.049 11
8 30 30 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 179.259 27.433 175.478 6 3.781 26
9 25 25 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 179.108 27.456 174.674 11 4.434 10
10 10 10 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 179.082 27.460 172.004 29 7.078 28
11 20 20 6 David Ragan Ford 179.076 27.461 173.583 16 5.493 19
12 7 7 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 178.880 27.491 171.041 35 7.839 24
13 27 27 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 178.588 27.536 174.892 9 3.696 5
14 19 19 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 178.445 27.558 173.534 17 4.911 3
15 5 5 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 178.381 27.568 170.720 39 7.661 25
16 28 28 42 Juan PabloMontoya Chevy 178.264 27.586 175.153 8 3.111 12
17 26 26 20 Joey Logano Toyota 178.161 27.602 174.724 10 3.437 21
18 13 13 27 Paul Menard Chevy 178.103 27.611 172.366 24 5.737 15
19 15 15 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 178.038 27.621 172.445 22 5.593 2
20 29 29 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 177.993 27.628 175.178 7 2.815 9
21 40 40 38 Travis Kvapil (i) Ford 177.987 27.629 170.910 36 7.077 39-IN
22 14 14 16 Greg Biffle Ford 177.955 27.634 172.414 23 5.541 14
23 22 22 78 Regan Smith Chevy 177.871 27.647 174.235 14 3.636 29
24 9 9 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 177.826 27.654 171.998 30 5.828 20
25 33 33 22 Kurt Busch Dodge 177.755 27.665 175.654 3 2.101 6
26 23 23 33 Clint Bowyer Chevy 177.723 27.670 174.358 13 3.365 7
27 6 6 09 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy 177.672 27.678 170.768 38 6.904 31
28 11 11 5 Mark Martin Chevy 177.614 27.687 172.209 27 5.405 13
29 16 16 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 177.083 27.770 172.475 21 4.608 22
30 17 17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 176.720 27.827 172.541 20 4.179 4
31 46 45 46 J.J. Yeley Chevy 176.682 27.833 173.045 18 3.637 40-IN
32 12 12 13 Casey Mears Toyota 176.391 27.879 172.233 26 4.158 36
33 44 44 50 T.J. Bell (i) Toyota 176.239 27.903 172.185 28 4.054 0-IN
34 42 41 60 Mike Skinner (i) Toyota 176.201 27.909 171.926 32 4.275 45-IN
35 41 42 37 Tony Raines Ford 176.189 27.911 171.788 33 4.401 38-IN
36 18 18 00 David Reutimann Toyota 176.125 27.921 172.930 19 3.195 27
37 2 2 34 David Gilliland Ford 175.472 28.025 168.984 43 6.488 30
38 43 43 30 David Stremme Chevy 175.409 28.035 171.932 31 3.477 46-IN
39 45 46 66 Michael McDowell Toyota 175.353 28.044 172.287 25 3.066 41-IN
40 4 4 32 Ken Schrader Ford 175.291 28.054 169.783 41 5.508 35
41 38 38 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 174.600 28.165 170.271 40 4.329 43-IN
42 3 3 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 174.229 28.225 169.310 42 4.919 34
43 1 1 7 Robby Gordon Dodge 174.167 28.325 0.000 46 174.167 33
44 39 39 81 Scott Riggs (i) Chevy 174.093 28.247 170.780 37 3.313 0-DNQ
45 36 36 71 Andy Lally Ford 171.866 28.613 166.919 45 4.947 37-DNQ
46 37 37 92 Brian Keselowski Dodge 170.892 28.776 167.779 44 3.113 47-DNQ

a GREEN 'IN' means that team/driver have made the race, NOT in the top 35

a RED 'DNQ' means that team/driver will miss the race, NOT in the top 35

Last driver(s) to make an attempt in BLUE

# Rookie of the Year Contender


In 2011, the qualifying order will be based on practice speeds, with each driver’s best lap in either practice determining qualifying spots, which will run from slowest to quickest among top-35 cars and then slowest to quickest for non-guaranteed cars [go-or-go homers].
If qualifying is rained out, the order of the starting lineup would be determined by practice speed. Who actually gets in the field is based primarily on owners points and other criteria in the rule book. NASCAR holds a draw for teams without any owners points [not making a race this season].

Qualifying Order:

Qualifying Order
Darlington Raceway
62nd Annual Showtime Southern 500
Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, May 6, 2011 @ 02:38 PM Eastern

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Manu Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
1 7 Robby Gordon Fast Five / Speed Energy Dodge 0.000 46 33
2 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 168.984 43 30
3 36 Dave Blaney Golden Corral Chevy 169.310 42 34
4 32 Ken Schrader US Chrome Ford 169.783 41 35
5 47 Bobby Labonte Lance / Tom's Snacks Toyota 170.720 39 25
6 09 Landon Cassill(i) Security Benefit / Thank a Teacher Today Chevy 170.768 38 31
7 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevy 171.041 35 24
8 43 A J Allmendinger Best Buy Ford 171.399 34 11
9 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 171.998 30 20
10 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 172.004 29 28
11 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 172.209 27 13
12 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 172.233 26 36
13 27 Paul Menard Turtle Wax / Menards Chevy 172.366 24 15
14 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 172.414 23 14
15 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / KOBALT Tools Chevy 172.445 22 2
16 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 172.475 21 22
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy Sugar-Free / National Guard Chevy 172.541 20 4
18 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Outdoors Toyota 172.930 19 27
19 18 Kyle Busch Wrigley Doublemint Toyota 173.534 17 3
20 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 173.583 16 19
21 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 174.037 15 23
22 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 174.235 14 29
23 33 Clint Bowyer BB&T Chevy 174.358 13 7
24 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP Chevy 174.432 12 16
25 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevy 174.674 11 10
26 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 174.724 10 21
27 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 174.892 9 5
28 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 175.153 8 12
29 17 Matt Kenseth Wiley X Eyewear Ford 175.178 7 9
30 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 175.478 6 26
31 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 175.509 5 18
32 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Toyota 175.516 4 17
33 22 Kurt Busch Shell / Pennzoil Dodge 175.654 3 6
34 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 176.296 2 1
35 39 Ryan Newman Tornados Chevy 176.816 1 8
Go-or-Go Homers
not in Top 35 Owners Points
Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Manu Final
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Owners
Points
Rank
36 71 Andy Lally # Interstate Moving Services Ford 166.919 45 37
37 92 Brian Keselowski # VoiceToday.org Dodge 167.779 44 47
38 87 Joe Nemechek(i) NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 170.271 40 43
39 81 Scott Riggs(i) Whitney Motorsports Chevy 170.780 37 0
40 38 Travis Kvapil(i) Long John Silver's Ford 170.910 36 39
41 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 171.788 33 38
42 60 Mike Skinner(i) Big Red Toyota 171.926 32 45
43 30 David Stremme EchoStor Technologies Chevy 171.932 31 46
44 50 T J Bell(i) Little Joe's Autos Toyota 172.185 28 0
45 66 Michael McDowell K Love Toyota 172.287 25 41
46 46 J J Yeley Red Line Oil Chevy 173.045 18 40

Drivers in RED will be required to qualify on time/speed, not in top 35

Drivers in MAROON will be required to qualify on time/speed, not in top 35
BUT has a past champions provisional available if needed, only one is used, so if there are two or more past champs
the driver who has won the championship most recently, gets the spot.

# Rookie of the Year Contender


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(after each race back thru the season)
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2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

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