Changes to National Series Qualifying at Talladega

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NASCAR revised its national series qualifying format for Talladega Superspeedway which, in turn, should elevate the on-track competition for fans at the high speed 2.66-mile track.

National series qualifying at Talladega will now consist of the following:
· Three rounds with the first round divided into two groups amongst the competitors. The first qualifying round is five minutes in length for each group.

· Competitors will be assigned to a first qualifying round group based on the random draw held earlier in the event.

· The 24 eligible competitors that post the fastest single lap speed from either of the first qualifying round groups will advance to the second round. The remaining competitors will be sorted based on their speed posted in the first round of qualifying in descending order.

· There will be a 10-minute break after the completion of the first qualifying round and the 24 remaining competitors that advance to the second round will have their times reset.

· The second qualifying round is five minutes in length and the 12 eligible competitors that post the fastest single lap speed will advance to the third and final round.

· The fastest remaining competitors will earn positions 13-24 based on their fastest single lap speed posted in qualifying in descending order.

· Following a five minute break, the 12 eligible competitors that advance to the final round will have their posted speeds reset.

· The final qualifying round is five minutes in length and the fastest single lap speed will determine positions 1-12 in descending order.

“This revision in national series qualifying at Talladega should be more exciting for our fans,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR senior vice president of competition and racing development. “It will feature a more accelerated pace, provide greater opportunity for team strategy to come into play and it should more closely resemble actual racing conditions.

Keystone Light Pole Qualifying for the Fred’s 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is scheduled for this evening, Friday, Oct. 17 at 5:30pm/et on FOX Sports 1. Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 at 4:30pm/et and will air live on ESPNEWS, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

NASCAR announces new qualifying format for all three National Series

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In a move aimed toward enhancing the fan experience watching at the track and at home, NASCAR has announced a new group qualifying format for its three national series that is more compelling, more closely emulates actual on-track competition and underlines the sport’s on-going commitment to innovation.

At tracks measuring 1.25 miles in length or larger, (Atlanta Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Daytona International Speedway, Gateway Motorsports Park, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Mid-Ohio, Pocono Raceway, Road America, Sonoma Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Watkins Glen International) qualifying for the Coors Light Pole Award will consist of three rounds:

·         The first qualifying elimination round will be 25 minutes in duration and includes all cars / trucks. The 24 cars / trucks that post the fastest single lap from the first qualifying round will advance to the second round.

·         The remaining cars / trucks will be sorted based on their times posted in the first round of qualifying in descending order.

·         The second qualifying elimination round will be 10 minutes in duration and the 12 cars / trucks that post the fastest single lap time will advance to the third and final round. The fastest remaining cars / trucks earn positions 13th through 24th based on their times posted in qualifying in descending order.

·         The third and final qualifying round will be five minutes in duration and the fastest single lap time will determine positions 1st through 12th in descending order.

·         There will be a five-minute break between each qualifying round.

At tracks measuring less than 1.25 miles, (Bristol Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond International Racewayqualifying for the Coors Light Pole Award will consist of two rounds:

·         The first qualifying elimination round will be 30 minutes in duration and includes all cars / trucks. The 12 cars / trucks that post the fastest single lap time from the first qualifying round will advance to the second and final round.

·         The remaining cars / trucks will be sorted based on their times posted in the first round of qualifying in descending order.

·         There will be a 10-minute break between the two qualifying rounds.

·         The second and final qualifying round will be 10 minutes in duration and the fastest single lap time posted will determine positions 1st through 12th in descending order.

The new qualifying format does not apply to the Daytona 500, which will preserve its historic and unique qualifying format. Additionally, it does not apply to non-points NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events or the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Eldora Speedway.

NASCAR previewed the concept of group qualifying with its national series teams late last fall and expects the new format will be a well-received improvement by its fans, competitors, tracks, sponsors and media partners.

“We believe the timing is right for a new qualifying format across our three national series,” said Robin Pemberton, vice president for competition and racing development. “This style of group qualifying has all the makings of being highly competitive and more engaging to our fans in the stands and those watching on television and online. For the drivers and teams, we believe this new qualifying will fuel even greater competition leading into the events. Additionally, it provides our tracks, broadcasters and other key partners with a greater opportunity to develop more entertaining content for our race weekends.”

NASCAR announces Sprint Cup group qualifying for road courses

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NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will implement the group-based road course qualifying procedure used in NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Touring Series competition during its road-course events at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International. Under the new procedure, cars will qualify in groups instead of the traditional single-car qualifying runs held on oval race tracks.

The new qualifying rules for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at road courses are as follows:

·      Cars attempting to qualify will be divided into groups. The number of groups, and amount of cars in each, will depend on the number of cars that practice for the event.
·      Group assignments will be based on final practice times.
·      Each qualifying group will be on-track for a set period of time, determined by the Series Director.
·      A car’s best lap time during the group session will be the qualifying lap time of record.
·      A group’s time begins when the first car receives the green flag at the start/finish line.

The new format will debut with the Toyota Save-Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 23 and will return at Watkins Glen for the Cheez-ItTM 355 at the Glen on August 11.

Event schedule, times for Budweiser Speedweeks 2013 at Daytona International Speedway

From Daytona International Speedway

For the fourth straight year, the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 24 is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start time (TV – FOX Sports, Radio – MRN Radio).

Start times for the other remaining events of Budweiser Speedweeks 2013 at Daytona International Speedway are as follows:

• The 51st anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race, Jan. 26-27, 3:30 p.m. (SPEED)

• The Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Racing Series, Saturday, Feb. 16, 4:30 p.m. (SPEED)

• The Daytona Shootout non-points event, Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. (FOX)

• Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger, Sunday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m. (FOX)

• Budweiser Duel At Daytona, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. (SPEED)

• NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Friday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. (SPEED)

• DRIVE4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Saturday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

The season-opening 55th annual Daytona 500 will mark the debut of the new 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car. Dubbed “Gen 6,” the new-look sixth generation cars highlight greater brand identity for the manufacturers.

Michigan International Speedway – STATS for NASCAR Sprint Cup

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, MI

Race #: 15 of 36
Track Size: 2 miles
Race Length: 200 laps / 400 miles
Banking in Corners: 18 degrees
Banking Frontstretch: 12 degrees
Banking Backstretch: 5 degrees
Frontstretch: 3,600 feet
Backstretch: 2,242 feet
Race Coverage: TNT – 1:00pm/et
Happy Hour Practice:
 NSCS, Friday, June 15, 3:30 pm/et
 on SPEED
Qualifying: 
NSCS, Saturday, June 16, 1:10 pm/et
 on SPEED

NNS Coors Light Pole Qualifying: 11:05 am ET on ESPN2
NNS practice: 8:30-9:50 am ET, 11:30-12:20 on SPEED

Qualifying/Race Data
2011 pole winner: Kurt Busch, (188.699 mph, 38.156 seconds)
2011 race winner: Denny Hamlin, (153.029 mph, 2:36:50, 06-19-11)
Track qualifying record: Ryan Newman, (194.232 mph, 37.069 seconds, 06-18-05)
Track race record: Dale Jarrett, (173.997 mph, 2:17:56, 06-13-99)

Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan going into the Quicken Loans 400 on June 17.

Top 12 Driver Rating at Michigan
Greg Biffle………………………….. 106.5
Carl Edwards………………………. 106.5
Jimmie Johnson…………………… 105.6
Matt Kenseth………………………. 104.7
Denny Hamlin……………………….. 97.1
Tony Stewart………………………… 96.8
Jeff Gordon…………………………… 96.4
Kyle Busch………………………….. 95.6
Kurt Busch…………………………… 95.3
Dale Earnhardt Jr…………………… 94.2
Brian Vickers………………………… 91.5
Kasey Kahne………………………… 88.0
Note: Driver Rating compiled from 2005-2011 races (seven total) at Michigan.

MICHIGAN-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M / Salute Ford)
·         Two wins, seven top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 12.8

Kurt Busch (No. 51 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet)
·         Two wins, three top fives, eight top 10s; two poles
·         Average finish of 20.6

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Snickers Toyota)
·         One win, three top fives, five top 10s
·         Average finish of 15.5

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew / The Dark Knight Rises Chevrolet)
·         One win, four top fives, eight top 10s; two poles
·         Average finish of 15.8

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford)
·         Two wins, nine top fives, 12 top 10s
·         Average finish of 8.2

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)
·         Two wins, 18 top fives, 24 top 10s; five poles
·         Average finish of 11.4

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota)
·         Two wins, five top fives, seven top 10s
·         Average finish of 12.1

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)
·         Three top fives, eight top 10s
·         Average finish of 15.2

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet)
·         One win, six top fives, seven top 10s; two poles
·         Average finish of 15.4

Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)
·         Two wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s
·         Average finish of 9.5

Mark Martin (No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota)
·         Five wins, 18 top fives, 31 top 10s
·         Average finish of 13.3

Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevrolet)
·         One win, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s
·         Average finish of 11.5

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2012 Top 12 – POINTS

 

Note: The first 26 races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season determine which 12 drivers qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, contested over the final 10 races of the season. After race No. 26, the top 10 earn a berth in the Chase. Spots 11 and 12 – the Wild Cards – will go to those drivers outside the top 10 with the most wins, provided they are in the top 20.

 

Driver Points Wins Poles Week Rating
1. Matt Kenseth 523 1 0 2 105.1
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 513 0 0 3 100.7
3. Greg Biffle 507 1 2 1 105.4
4. Denny Hamlin 504 2 1 4 101.5
5. Jimmie Johnson 493 2 0 5 108.4
6. Kevin Harvick 470 0 0 7 95.9
7. Martin Truex Jr. 465 0 1 6 95.3
8. Tony Stewart 448 2 0 8 91.4
9. Clint Bowyer 443 0 0 10 87.7
10. Brad Keselowski 426 2 0 11 91.9
11. Carl Edwards 423 0 1 12 85.0
12. Kyle Busch 420 1 0 9 95.4
Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating
1 Matt Kenseth 25 0 2 11 16 1 9.5 104.7
2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 25 2 1 4 8 2 15.8 94.2
3 Greg Biffle 18 1 2 7 10 0 12.8 106.5
4 Denny Hamlin 12 0 2 5 7 1 12.1 97.1
5 Jimmie Johnson 20 0 0 3 8 1 15.2 105.6
6 Kevin Harvick 22 0 1 3 7 1 15.0 83.3
7 Martin Truex Jr. 12 0 0 2 3 0 17.5 80.0
8 Tony Stewart 26 0 1 10 18 3 11.5 96.8
9 Clint Bowyer 12 0 0 0 4 1 18.3 77.6
10 Brad Keselowski 5 0 0 1 1 0 22.6 69.8
11 Carl Edwards 15 0 2 9 12 0 8.2 106.5
12 Kyle Busch 14 0 1 3 5 1 15.5 95.6

History

·         Michigan International Speedway sits on more than 1,400 acres in the “Irish Hills” of Southeastern Michigan. Ground-breaking took place on Sept. 28, 1967.
·         The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan was held June 15, 1969.
·         The track was known as Michigan Speedway during the time Roger Penske was the primary owner (1996-99).
·         The 2-mile speedway underwent a repave this season.

Notebook

·         There have been 85 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway since the first race there in 1969. Other than 1973, which had just one race, there have been two races each season since 1969.
·         The first race was 500 miles in length; the second was scheduled for 600. The track was re-measured to 2.04 miles for the last race in 1970 and both races in 1971 – with the race distance being 402 miles. All other races have been scheduled for 400 miles.
·         Donnie Allison won the first pole.
·         The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was won by Cale Yarborough.
·         There have been 41 different pole winners, led by David Pearson with 10. Mark Martin has five poles.
·         34 different drivers have won races, led by David Pearson (nine); 19 drivers have more than one victory at Michigan.
·         The race winner has started from the pole 16 times, the most productive starting position. Brian Vickers (August, 2009) was the last driver to win from the pole.
·         66 of 85 races have been won from a top-10 starting position, including 46 from the first four spots.
·         The deepest in the field a race winner has started was 32nd, by Mark Martin in the June race of 2009.
·         The Wood Brothers and Roush Fenway Racing both have 11 wins, more than any other team.
·         Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth are the only drivers to average a top-10 finish. Edwards, who has two Michigan wins, has an average finish of 8.2. Coincidentally, Edwards’ first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start came at Michigan. Kenseth, who also has two victories, has an average finish of 9.5.
·         Youngest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Michigan International Speedway winner: Kurt Busch (06/15/2003 – 24 years, 10 months, 11 days).
·         Oldest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Michigan International Speedway winner: Harry Gant (08/16/1992 – 52 years, 7 months, 6 days).

 

Stats provided by NASCAR

Events/autograph sessions for ‘Dega


Aaron’s 499

NASCAR Pre-race: FOX – 12:00pm/et

Race Coverage: FOX, 1:00pm/et

SPEED’s NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 10:00am/et

John Roberts, Kyle Petty, Kenny Wallace

Track/Race Length: 2.66 mile quad oval, 188 laps, 500.08 miles

Superspeedway: 2.66-mile trioval 48 feet wide (12-foot apron)

Turns: Banking: 33° Length: 3,750 feet Radius: 1,100 feet

Trioval: Banking: 18°

Frontstretch: Chute length: 2,150 feet (from turn to middle of trioval) Total length: 4,300 feet Banking: 16.5°

Backstretch: Length: 4,000 feet Banking: 2°

Grand Marshal: Auburn Tigers head football coach Gene Chizik

Command to start engines: Gene Chizik

Aaron’s Dream Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway:

Friday, April 15

Qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series,

ARCA Racing Series 250

Saturday, April 16

Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Aaron’s 312 (NASCAR Nationwide Series race)

Sunday, April 17

Aaron’s 499 (NASCAR Cup Series race)

NOTEBOOK:

•Richard “The King” Petty won twice in 46 Talladega starts. But his two wins managed to set an unusual record. The first win came on August 11, 1974. The second came on May 1, 1983, setting the mark for longest stretch between wins at the 2.66-mile oval.(10-2-2004)

Slowest Cup race ever at Talladega 2004: A track record 11 caution periods over 55 laps caused the average speed to be 129.396mph, the slowest in a NASCAR Winston/Nextel Cup race at Talladega. The record (130.892) was set in 1975 in a race won by Buddy Baker.(4-27-2004)

October 2010 Pole Sitter: #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 184.640mph, finished 3rd

April 2010 Pole Sitter: none, due to inclement weather

Track/Event Qualifying Record (no restrictor plate): Bill Elliott, April 1987, 212.809mph

Track/Event Qualifying Record (Restrictor Plate): Bill Elliott, May 1990, 199.388 (15/16th inch plate)

Oldest Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd, 47 years, 7 months, 13 days, 4/25/2004

Youngest Pole Winner: Jimmie Johnson, 26 years, 7 months, 4 days, 4/21/2002

October 2010 Race Winner: #33-Clint Bowyer, 163.618mph, started 2nd

April 2010 Race Winner: #29-Kevin Harvick, 150.590mph, started 4th

Track Race Record: Mark Martin, May 1997, 188.354mph

Slowest Race Record: Jeff Gordon, April 25, 2004, 129.396mph

Worst Starting Spot to Win: Jeff Gordon, April 2000, started 36th

Oldest Race Winner: Harry Gant, 52 years, 3 months, 26 days, May 1991

Youngest Race Winner: Bobby Hillin Jr., 22 years, 1 months, 22 days, July 1986

CONCERT

Gretchen Wilson performs a free Saturday night infield concert for Talladega Superspeedway race fans. The April 16th concert will be open to all infield guests and any race fan presenting a Sunday Aaron’s 499 race ticket.

EVENTS AT THE SPEEDWAY:

Horsepower Plaza

Visit the Horsepower Plaza with company displays and vendor merchandise will be open Friday – Sunday. The Horsepower Plaza located outside of Turn 4.

Coca-Cola Family Track Walk

Saturday, April 16

Race fans, this is your chance to join Coca-Cola Racing Family members Bobby Allison, Kurt Busch, Joey Logano and Bobby Labonte on Saturday for the Coca-Cola Family Track Walk after the checkered flag waves on the Nationwide race. It’s a truly unique opportunity to walk on an actual surface fresh off 300 miles of racing. The event begins 30 minutes after the end of the Aaron’s 312. Enter the track from the frontstretch grandstands through the crossover gates at the Start/Finish line, or from the backstretch through the Allison Grandstand crossover gate.

Official Merchandise Promotion

Visit the Official Merchandise Trailers at Talladega Superspeedway for a special Fan Appreciation Offer. Anyone who spends $80 or more will receive $10 off their purchase. Visit any of the Official Merchandise Trailers or the Merchandise Store inside the Internation Motorsports Hall of Fame & Museum during the race weekend. Limit one discount per customer.

Miller Lite Inside Track Bar

Friday – Sunday

The Miller Lite Inside Track Bar is a great place to meet up with friends in the infield – at the intersection of Talladega Blvd and Eastaboga Blvd.

Hours:

Friday, April 15 - 10 am – 2 am

Saturday, April 16 - 11 am - 2 am

Sunday, April 17 - 10 am – 3 pm

SPEED TV LIVE Show Tapings

Friday, April 15 –  Sunday, April 17

Everyone has seen race fans in the audience at a live taping on the SPEED Stage. SPEED TV will be set up all weekend during the Aaron’s Dream weekend broadcasting LIVE front Talladega Superspeedway. Here is a complete list of the shows and when they are taping at the SPEED Stage during the race weekend. The SPEED Stage is located on the outside of Turn 4 are on the Frontstretch. Look for the SPEED Tower!

Stage Opens – 9:00 AM – SPEED games and activities all day!

TRACKSIDE LIVE
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Hosted by Steve Byrnes, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Hammond, Rutledge Wood & Special Guests
Saturday, April 16th
Stage Opens - 9:30 AM – SPEED games and activities all day!
Sunday, April 17th
Stage Opens – 7:00 AM – SPEED games and activities all day!
NASCAR RaceDay - 9:00 – 11:00 AM – Hosted by John Roberts, Kenny Wallace, Kyle Petty, Wendy Venturini & Hermie Sadler

Concerts in The Campgrounds presented by Motor Racing Outreach

Friday, April 15 & Saturday, April 16 - 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Concerts in the campgrounds are open to the overnight park customers.

After some great days of racing action, fan can enjoy concerts at night from local bands in the following locations:

West Park B Reserved Park – Who So Ever

Reserved Family Park – The River

West Park C FREE Camping – Cross Country

North Park FREE Camping – Trackside

DRIVER APPEARANCES/AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

Friday, April 15

ARCA Racing Series Autograph Session

The drivers from the 3 Amigos 250 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will be having an autograph session on Friday, April 15 in the ARCA Series garage from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Drivers from the series will be available for autographs at their haulers during this time.

The garage will be open for all infield campers and any race fan with a Friday infield admission. Drinks will be permitted in the garage area, but no glass containers or coolers will be allowed. Race fans of all ages are welcome to attend.

Trams will transport guests from designated pick-up point on the infield road course and take them to the entrance of the ARCA garage. The same trams will return guest at the conclusion of the walkthrough.

1:00pm local time

Tim George & Ty Dillon

Scheduled to appear for a question-and-answer session with race fans on the Chevrolet Stage located in the midway at Talladega Superspeedway.

NASCAR Nationwide Series Autograph Session

The NASCAR Nationwide Series Autograph Session will be on Friday, April 15th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm in the concourse area behind O.V. Hill South Grandstand, Sections D & E.

Fans will need to have a Friday General Admission grandstand ticket to attend the autograph session.

Pick up your wristbands before the session at the main Guest Services Office located at O.V. Hill South Grandstand, Section L. Guests that do not have wristbands can still wait in line but are not guaranteed autographs due to time constraints.

PRE-RACE PIT PASS INFORMATION for Sunday, April 17

Pre-Race Pit Passes are $50 and anyone with Tower seating or in Gecko Frontrunner Club I and II can purchase the Pre-Race Pit Pass.

TALLADEGA HELP LINE

To access Talladega Superspeedway’s 24-hour Security Hotline in case of emergency or in need of service assistance, you can simply call 256-761-4877.

Text-message based communication system in the grandstands: Simply text:  TSSFAN  <space>  your issue/need & your current location to: 69050 Text Service is 8am-8pm CST only.

Note: Standard SMS rates apply.

To purchase or for more information on tickets to Talladega Superspeedway, please visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.

NASCAR practice times set qualifying order for Saturday

REMINDER: NASCAR changed the way the order for qualifying will be set and mimics the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, meaning the results of the final practice will be the qualifying order for qualifying. The top 35 will go out first, slowest first and the fastest driver in the last practice run before qualifying will be the final driver in the top-35 of owners points to go out. The go-or-go homers, drivers not in the top 35 of owners points, then go out to qualify, also slowest to fastest in the last practice.
The top 5 fastest:
#18-Busch 136.085
#6-Ragan 136.034
#99-Edwards 136.034
#1-McMurray 135.993
#16-Biffle 135.716

Slowest:
#71-Lally 130.317, #92-Keselowski 128.255
#36 – Blaney spun coming off turn two and slid into the inside retaining wall. He will have to go to a backup.
If things stay the same, these eight drivers would make the race:
#13-Casey Mears, 20th
#66-Michael McDowell, 30th
#87-Joe Nemechek, 31st
#60-Landon Cassill, 35th
#09-Bill Elliott [PC], 36th
#46-J.J. Yeley, 38th
#32-Mike Skinner, 40th
#36-Dave Blaney, 42nd
Drivers would miss the race if the order stayed the same:
#92-Brian Keselowski, 44th
FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS/Qualifying Order
1 18 Kyle Busch Combos Toyota 136.085
2 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 136.034
3 99 Carl Edwards SUBWAY Ford 136.024
4 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevy 135.993
5 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 135.716
6 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 135.614
7 39 Ryan Newman Tornados Chevy 135.583
8 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevy 135.455
9 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 135.430
10 27 Paul Menard Vertis / Menards Chevy 135.430
11 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios / Hamburger Helper Chevy 135.364
12 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 135.211
13 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 134.569
14 43 A J Allmendinger Valvoline Ford 134.534
15 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 134.444
16 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 134.389
17 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 134.389
18 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 134.318
19 00 David Reutimann Best Western Toyota 134.303
20 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 134.228
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools Chevy 134.118
22 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 134.098
23 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 134.013
24 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 133.874
25 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevy 133.849
26 7 Robby Gordon Speed Energy / Bashas’ Dodge 133.844
27 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy Chevy 133.794
28 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevy 133.789
29 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 133.720
30 66 Michael McDowell HP Racing LLC Toyota 133.348
31 87 Joe Nemechek(i) NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 133.131
32 47 Bobby Labonte Clorox Toyota 133.077
33 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft / Quick Lane Ford 133.052
34 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 132.989
35 60 Landon Cassill(i) Big Red Toyota 132.832
36 09 Bill Elliott RYDEX Chevy 132.553
37 38 Travis Kvapil(i) Long John Silver’s Ford 132.494
38 46 J J Yeley AAMCO Transmission / Ohsweken Speedway 132.455
39 22 Kurt Busch Shell / Pennzoil Dodge 132.377
40 32 Mike Skinner(i) K1 Speed / Cerwin Vega Ford 131.931
41 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 130.553
42 36 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Chevy 130.321
43 71 Andy Lally # Eco-Fuel Saver Chevy 130.317
44 92 Brian Keselowski K Automotive Motorsports Dodge 128.255