Fastest Last Practice Speed: #88-Earnhardt Jr., 173.193mph, scheduled to qualify 48th out of 48 drivers
Edwards wins Homestead pole: #99-Carl Edwards won the Coors Light pole for the Ford 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 175.467mph. It is his 3rd pole of the season and the 10th of his career. Edwards wins the Coor's Light Pole Award and the $100,000 by winning the most poles in 2011. Edwards tied #17-Kenseth, #22-Busch and #16-Biffle with 3 poles in 2011, but the tie breaker is points position. #56-Truex Jr. starts 2nd followed by #4-Kahne, #22-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #17-Kenseth, #24-Gordon, #16-Biffle, #48-Johnson and #11-Hamlin.
Edwards is the points leader by 3 with #14-Stewart in 2nd, Stewart starts 15th.
The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #21-Bayne, #84-Whitt, #55-Yeley, #66-McDowell, #35-Blaney, #30-Stremme, #87-Nemechek and #71-Bliss.
The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (5): #46-Speed, #7-Sorenson, #37-Skinner, #92-Riggs and #93-Enfinger.
See the starting lineup, qualifying speeds and notes on my Homestead Starting Lineup/Qualifying Results page.(11-19-2011)
Qualifying Fast Facts - Homestead:
#99-Carl Edwards won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 13th Annual FORD 400 with a lap of 30.775 seconds, 175.467 mph.
This is his 10th pole in 265 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his third pole and 25th top-10 start in 2011.
This is his second pole in eight races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He joins Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne atop the all-time poles list at Homestead. In the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup era (2004-Present), three eventual champions have won the pole at Homestead: Kurt Busch in 2004 and Jimmie Johnson in 2007 and 2009.
#56-Martin Truex Jr. (second) posted his 13th top-10 start of 2011 and his second in seven races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
#4-Kasey Kahne (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 20th in 36 races this season.
Championship contender #14-Tony Stewart, second in points, qualified 15th.(NASCAR Statistics)(11-19-2011)
Coverage of Qualifying for the Ford 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:40pm/et.
Television (TV): SPEED, 2:30pm/et
Qualifying Re-Air: 8:00 pm/et
Pole Progression: (who had the pole first, who got it next and who ended up with it)
#36-GBodine, 1st out to qualify, 162.842mph, starts 42nd
#32-Bell, 2nd out, 167.707, starts ?
#38-Kvapil, 3rd out, 169.178, starts ?
#7-Sorenson, 6th out, 169.359, starts ?
#30-Stremme, 7th out, 170.881, starts ?
#1-McMurray, 13th out, 172.701, starts ?
#43-Allmendinger, 17th out, 173.734, starts 12th
#22-Busch, 21st out, 174.520, starts 4th
#56-Truex Jr., 36th out, 174.808, starts 2nd
#99-Edwards, 45th out, 175.467, starts 1st
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
[48 entered for 43 spots]:
have qualified for the race:
#21-Trevor Bayne, 173.160
#84-Cole Whitt, 172.392
#55-J.J. Yeley, 171.991
#66-Michael McDowell, 171.059
#35-Dave Blaney, 171.027
#30-David Stremme, 170.881
#87-Joe Nemechek, 170.578
#71-Mike Bliss, 169.940
will miss the race:
#46-Scott Speed, 169.529
#7-Reed Sorenson, 169.359
#37-Mike Skinner, 168.587
#92-Scott Rigs, 167.775
#93-Grant Enfinger, 165.807
Rookie of the Year Candidates:
how fast were they and where do they start:
#32-T.J. Bell, 167.707, starts 41st
#71-Andy Lally (X), 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
Fastest Qualifier by Manufacturer::
Chevy: #24-Gordon, 174.436, starts 7th
Dodge: #22-Busch, 174.520, starts 4th
Ford: #99-Edwards, 175.467, starts 1st
Toyota: #56-Truex Jr., 174.808, starts 2nd
13th Annual FORD 400
Provided by NASCAR Statistics
Sat, November 19, 2011 @ 04:09 PM Eastern
|1||99||Carl Edwards||Aflac Ford||175.467||30.775|
|2||56||Martin Truex Jr.||NAPA Auto Parts Toyota||174.808||30.891|
|3||4||Kasey Kahne||Red Bull Toyota||174.582||30.931|
|4||22||Kurt Busch||Shell Pennzoil Dodge||174.520||30.942|
|5||2||Brad Keselowski||Miller Lite Dodge||174.492||30.947|
|6||17||Matt Kenseth||Crown Royal Ford||174.475||30.95|
|7||24||Jeff Gordon||Drive To End Hunger Chevy||174.436||30.957|
|8||16||Greg Biffle||3M/Novec Ford||174.109||31.015|
|9||48||Jimmie Johnson||Lowe's Chevy||174.098||31.017|
|10||11||Denny Hamlin||FedEx Express Toyota||173.969||31.04|
|11||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||National Guard/AMP Energy Chevy||173.907||31.051|
|12||43||A J Allmendinger||Best Buy Ford||173.734||31.082|
|13||6||David Ragan||UPS My Choice Ford||173.678||31.092|
|14||39||Ryan Newman||U.S. ARMY Chevy||173.371||31.147|
|15||14||Tony Stewart||Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevy||173.332||31.154|
|16||78||Regan Smith||Furniture Row Chevy||173.321||31.156|
|17||33||Clint Bowyer||Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevy||173.277||31.164|
|18||9||Marcos Ambrose||Stanley Ford||173.271||31.165|
|19||18||Kyle Busch||Interstate Batteries Toyota||173.249||31.169|
|20||21||Trevor Bayne(i)||Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford||173.160||31.185|
|21||29||Kevin Harvick||Budweiser Chevy||173.155||31.186|
|22||51||Landon Cassill(i)||Security Benefit/ThnkATchr Today Chevy||173.094||31.197|
|23||27||Paul Menard||Duracell/Menards Chevy||173.082||31.199|
|24||83||Brian Vickers||Red Bull Toyota||172.966||31.22|
|25||5||Mark Martin||GoDaddy.com Chevy||172.889||31.234|
|26||1||Jamie McMurray||Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy||172.701||31.268|
|27||42||Juan Pablo Montoya||Target Chevy||172.656||31.276|
|28||00||David Reutimann||Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota||172.425||31.318|
|29||84||Cole Whitt(i)||Kangaroo Express Toyota||172.392||31.324|
|30||55||J J Yeley||Ingersoll Rand Ford||171.991||31.397|
|31||31||Jeff Burton||Caterpillar Chevy||171.821||31.428|
|32||20||Joey Logano||The Home Depot Toyota||171.685||31.453|
|33||66||Michael McDowell||HP Racing LLC Toyota||171.059||31.568|
|34||35||Dave Blaney||Golden Corral Chevy||171.027||31.574|
|35||47||Bobby Labonte||Reese Towpower Toyota||170.881||31.601|
|36||30||David Stremme||Inception Racing Chevy||170.881||31.601|
|37||87||Joe Nemechek(i)||AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves Toyota||170.578||31.657|
|38||34||David Gilliland||Front Row Motorsports Ford||170.143||31.738|
|39||13||Casey Mears||Hard Rock Vodka Toyota||169.929||31.778|
|40-OP||38||Travis Kvapil(i)||Long John Silver's Ford||169.178||31.919|
|41-OP||32||T J Bell||GreenSmoke.com Ford||167.707||32.199|
|42-OP||36||Geoffrey Bodine||Luke & Associates Chevy||162.842||33.161|
|43||71||Mike Bliss(i)||School Media Ford||169.940||31.776|
|DNQ||46||Scott Speed(i)||Green Stuff Ford||169.529||31.853|
|DNQ||7||Reed Sorenson(i)||SPEED Energy Dodge||169.359||31.885|
|DNQ||92||Scott Riggs(i)||BBI Waste Industries / Melling Chevy||167.775||32.186|
|DNQ||93||Grant Enfinger(i)||Hewe's Concrete Chevy||165.807||32.568|
a driver/car# in BLUE is a driver who can win the 2011 Sprint Cup Championship
a driver/car# in GREEN is a Chase driver, but can't win the 2011 Sprint Cup Championship
a driver/car# in RED is a go-or-go-homer and had to qualify by speed to make the race
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
|First Practice Speed||Practice
Qual vs Prac
|2||36||36||56||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||174.808||30.891||171.467||13||3.341||23|
|11||48||48||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevy||173.907||31.051||173.193||1||0.714||7|
|27||39||39||42||Juan Pablo Montoya||Chevy||172.656||31.276||171.581||10||1.075||19|
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
# Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender
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].
13th Annual FORD 400
Provided by NASCAR Statistics
Sat, November 19, 2011 @ 11:19 AM Eastern
|1||36||Geoff Bodine||Luke & Associates Chevy||161.189||48||33|
|2||93||Grant Enfinger||Hewe's Concrete Polishing Chevy||164.004||47||62|
|3||32||T.J. Bell||GreenSmoke.com Ford||164.549||46||34|
|4||38||Travis Kvapil||Long John Silver's Ford||165.781||45||35|
|5||92||Scott Riggs||BBI Waste Industries/Melling Chevy||166.744||44||54|
|6||37||Mike Skinner||MaxQ Motorsports Ford||166.831||43||39|
|7||7||Reed Sorenson||SPEED Energy Dodge||166.914||42||37|
|8||30||David Stremme||Inception Racing Chevy||167.400||41||43|
|9||34||David Gilliland||Front Row Motorsports Ford||167.937||40||31|
|10||71||Mike Bliss||School Media Ford||167.989||39||36|
|11||46||Scott Speed||Green Stuff Abosorbent Ford||168.450||38||40|
|12||87||Joe Nemechek||AM/FM Enrgy Pllt & Wood Stoves Toyota||168.782||37||42|
|13||1||Jamie McMurray||Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy||168.988||36||27|
|14||13||Casey Mears||Hard Rock Vodka Toyota||169.332||35||32|
|15||47||Bobby Labonte||Reese Towpower Toyota||169.422||34||29|
|16||20||Joey Logano||The Home Depot Toyota||169.694||33||24|
|17||43||AJ Allmendinger||Best Buy Ford||169.758||32||16|
|18||84||Cole Whitt||Kangaroo Express Toyota||169.940||31||50|
|19||66||Michael McDowell||HP Racing LLC Toyota||170.009||30||41|
|20||55||J.J. Yeley||Ingersoll Rand Ford||170.138||29||49|
|21||22||Kurt Busch||Shell Pennzoil Dodge||170.191||28||8|
|22||9||Marcos Ambrose||Stanley Ford||170.202||27||17|
|23||35||Dave Blaney||Golden Corral Chevy||170.315||26||44|
|24||2||Brad Keselowski||Miller Lite Dodge||170.347||25||4|
|25||21||Trevor Bayne||Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford||170.379||24||38|
|26||83||Brian Vickers||Red Bull Toyota||170.395||23||25|
|27||31||Jeff Burton||Caterpillar Chevy||170.600||22||22|
|28||78||Regan Smith||Furniture Row Chevy||170.751||21||26|
|29||33||Clint Bowyer||Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevy||170.870||20||13|
|30||00||David Reutimann||Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota||170.978||19||28|
|31||18||Kyle Busch||Interstate Batteries Toyota||171.011||18||12|
|32||6||David Ragan||UPS My Choice Ford||171.119||17||21|
|33||27||Paul Menard||Duracell/Menards Chevy||171.233||16||18|
|34||14||Tony Stewart||Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevy||171.249||15||2|
|35||16||Greg Biffle||3M/Novec Ford||171.380||14||15|
|36||56||Martin Truex Jr.||NAPA Auto Parts Toyota||171.467||13||23|
|37||11||Denny Hamlin||FedEx Express Toyota||171.472||12||10|
|38||5||Mark Martin||GoDaddy.com Chevy||171.478||11||20|
|39||42||Juan Pablo Montoya||Target Chevy||171.581||10||19|
|40||29||Kevin Harvick||Budweiser Chevy||171.652||9||3|
|41||24||Jeff Gordon||Drive To End Hunger Chevy||171.674||8||11|
|42||51||Landon Cassill||Security Benefit/Thank A Teacher Today Chev||171.887||7||30|
|43||4||Kasey Kahne||Red Bull Toyota||171.920||6||14|
|44||48||Jimmie Johnson||Lowe's Chevy||172.013||5||5|
|45||39||Ryan Newman||U.S. ARMY Chevy||172.068||4||9|
|46||17||Matt Kenseth||Crown Royal Ford||172.298||3||6|
|47||99||Carl Edwards||Aflac Ford||172.678||2||1|
|48||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||National Guard/AMP Energy Chevy||173.193||1||7|
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)