April 2011 Pole Sitter: #1-Jamie McMurray, 96.509mph, finished 7th
October 2010 Pole Sitter: #11-Denny Hamlin, 97.018mph, finished 1st
Track Qualifying Record: Tony Stewart, October 2005, 98.083mph
Oldest Pole Winner: Morgan Shepherd, 45 years, 6 months, 14 days, 4/26/1987
Youngest Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd, 24 years, 7 months, 14 days, 04/26/1981
Qualifying cancelled at Martinsville: Coors Light pole qualifying for the Tums Fast Relief 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway was cancelled due to rain. So the field was set by the rules book, the top 35 in owners points in positions 1-35 by their fastest practice speeds. Then the Go-or-go homers were set, by race attempts, then set by best practice speeds. So #99-Edwards starts 1st, followed by #17-Kenseth, #2-Keselowski, #14-Stewart, #29-Harvick, #18-Busch, #48-Johnson, #22-Busch, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., and #24-Gordon.
The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #71-Sadler, #7-Sorenson, #37-Skinner, #46-Speed, #66-McDowell, #87-Nemechek, #30-Stremme, and #55-Yeley.
The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (2): #92-Setzer, #75-Cope.
See the starting lineup, qualifying speeds and notes on my Martinsville Starting Lineup/Qualifying Results page.(10-29-2011)
Coverage of Qualifying for the Tums Fast Relief 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 12:10pm/et.
Television (TV): SPEED, 12:00pm/et
Qualifying Re-Air: ?
Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
#?-?, 1st out to qualify, ?mph, starts ?
How did the non Top-35 teams do in qualifying?
Fastest 7 get in, 8th [43rd] spot goes to most recent past champ not in the race already or 8th fastest
[XX entered for 43 spots]:
still need to go out to qualify:
Rookie of the Year Candidates:
how fast were they and where do they start:
#50-T.J. Bell (X), DNR
#71-Andy Lally, DNR
#92-Brian Keselowski (X), DNR
(X) = needs to race their way in to the race
DNR = Did not race
DNQ = Did not qualify for race
Some Qualifying Notes:
63rd Annual TUMS Fast Relief 500
NASCAR Statistics - Sat, Ocotber 29, 2011 @ 08:42 AM Eastern
|Car#||Driver||Manufactuer||Owners Points, Race Attempts|
|1||99||Carl Edwards||Scott's Winterguard Ford||1st, 32|
|2||17||Matt Kenseth||Crown Royal Ford||2nd, 32|
|3||2||Brad Keselowski||Miller Lite Dodge||3rd, 32|
|4||14||Tony Stewart||Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevy||4th, 32|
|5||29||Kevin Harvick||Budweiser Chevy||5th, 32|
|6||18||Kyle Busch||Halloween M&M's Toyota||6th, 32|
|7||48||Jimmie Johnson||MyLowes Chevy||7th, 32|
|8||22||Kurt Busch||Shell / Pennzoil Dodge||8th, 32|
|9||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||AMP Energy / National Guard Chevy||9th, 32|
|10||24||Jeff Gordon||Drive to End Hunger Chevy||10th, 32|
|11||11||Denny Hamlin||FedEx Ground Toyota||11th, 32|
|12||39||Ryan Newman||Haas Automation Chevy||12th, 32|
|13||33||Clint Bowyer||American Ethanol Chevy||13th, 32|
|14||4||Kasey Kahne||Red Bull Toyota||14th, 32|
|15||16||Greg Biffle||3M Filtrete Ford||15th, 32|
|16||43||A.J. Allmendinger||AdvoCare Ford||16th, 32|
|17||9||Marcos Ambrose||Stanley Ford||17th, 32|
|18||6||David Ragan||UPS My Choice Ford||18th, 32|
|19||5||Mark Martin||Carquest Chevy||19th, 32|
|20||42||Juan Pablo Montoya||Target Chevy||20th, 32|
|21||27||Paul Menard||Menards / Richmond Chevy||21st, 32|
|22||20||Joey Logano||Interstate Batteries Toyota||22nd, 32|
|23||31||Jeff Burton||Caterpillar Chevy||23rd, 32|
|24||56||Martin Truex Jr.||NAPA Auto Parts Toyota||24th, 32|
|25||83||Brian Vickers||Red Bull Toyota||25th, 32|
|26||78||Regan Smith||Furniture Row Chevy||26th, 32|
|27||1||Jamie McMurray||McDonald's Chevy||27th, 32|
|28||00||David Reutimann||Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota||28th, 32|
|29||47||Bobby Labonte||Scott's Products Toyota||29th, 32|
|30||51||Landon Cassill (i)||Thank a Teacher Today Chevy||30th, 32|
|31||34||David Gilliland||TBA Ford||31st, 32|
|32||36||Dave Blaney||Golden Corral Chevy||32nd, 32|
|33||13||Casey Mears||GEICO Toyota||33rd, 32|
|34||32||Ken Schrader||TBA Ford||34th, 32|
|35||38||Travis Kvapil (i)||Long John Silver's Ford||35th, 32|
|36||71||Hermie Sadler (i)||HOMESMART Ford||36th, 32|
|37||7||Reed Sorenson (i)||Speed Energy Dodge||37th, 32|
|38||37||Mike Skinner(i)||TBA Ford||39th, 32|
|39||46||Scott Speed||Red Line Oil Ford||40th, 32|
|40||66||Michael McDowell||HP Racing Toyota||41st, 32|
|41||87||Joe Nemechek (i)||TBD Toyota||42nd, 32|
|42||30||David Stremme||Inception Motorsports Chevy||43rd, 19|
|43||55||J.J. Yeley||TBA Ford||51st, 14|
|DNQ||92||Dennis Setzer (i)||Blow Brothers / Melling Engine Parts Chevy||53rd, 8|
|DNQ||75||Derrike Cope (i)||TBA Dodge||0, 0|
# Sunoco 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
In 2011, the qualifying order will be based on practice speeds,
with each driver’s best lap in the first practice determining qualifying spots,
with the top-35 and non-top 35 drivers mixed in from slowest to fastest.
If qualifying is rained out, the order of the starting lineup would be determined by first practice speed.
Who actually gets in the field is based primarily on owners points and other criteria in the rule book.
The top 35 are set by 1st practice speed, then the go-or-go homers are in by race attempts
ties broken by owners points position, those eight drivers are then set by 1st practice speeds, with fastest 36th
NASCAR holds a draw for teams without any owners points [not making a race this season].
Drivers in RED will be required to qualify on time/speed, not in top 35
# Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender
2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying procedures:
1) qualifying order will be determined by the driver's fastest lap in first practice.
2) times on the speed sheet will be inverted with the slowest cars attempting their qualifying runs first
3) go-or-go-home cars will now qualify among the 35 teams locked in on owner points and not be separated by the field. 4) the NASCAR Sprint Cup director does reserve the right to change a driver's qualifying order or allow "adjustments or repairs" to cars after the car has taken the green flag at the start/finish line.
5) all cars must qualify with a full fuel cell.
6) Qualifying consists of two consecutive timed laps (except at road courses, 1 lap)
7) the fastest lap determines qualifying position
8) in case of a rain-out of practice, a random drawing will be held for cars set up in the garage area to determine qualifying order
9) if qualifying is rained out, the order of the field will be set according to Section 9-5 of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup rule book.
What happens if qualifying is cancelled?
After the 5th race of the season, the current season OWNERS points are used:
#1) - First 35 by current Owner Points [team does not have to attempt all the races]
#2) - Last Years Cup Champ or the Event Champion if not already in the field
#3) - Car Owners whose team has won in the previous and current season not already in the field
#4) - Drivers who have won in the previous and current season not already in the field
#5) - Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 thru 4
#6) - Qualifying Attempts with Owners points as the tie breaker
#7) - NASCAR will hold a draw for teams with no owners points / attempts
#8) - One it is determined which teams/driver made the race, then the field is set by 1st practice speeds.
(all above apply as long as the team was entered by the entry deadline - usually 7-13 days before the race)
Another new twist to the qualifying format: Starting this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, there will be a rain-out qualifying procedure change for all three NASCAR national series. If first practice is run, but qualifying is unable to take place, the starting lineup will be based on speeds from the car's fastest lap from the first practice, with top-35 cars in owner points no longer segregated from the non-top 35 cars. Previously, the top 35 cars lined up in front of all other eligible car owners.(NASCAR)(7-7-2011)