MWR Phoenix Qualifying Report

 

14th Clint Bowyer

16th Brian Vickers

 

No. 15 5-hour ENERGY driver Clint Bowyer:  “Well we were up there in the top 12 for most of the session. We were knocked out there at the end. It was a little crazy out there but it's pretty good for the first time trying this. I think it was exciting and will be a good change. We'll take starting the 5-hour ENERGY Toyota 14th on Sunday.”

 

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers:  “We learned a lot of things we’d go back over and do it again. I think we made the car a lot better. The guys on the Aaron’s Dream Machine Camry did a great job making the car better from practice to qualifying. Something happened to our brakes, I’m not sure what. The pedal was to the floor. It was really hard to gauge my entry. We laid down a decent lap and went to seventh, I believe. We went back out and weren’t able to run as solid as some of the other guys were when they went back out for a second lap. We’ll go back and be the best and learn from it.”

 

Notes:

  • Brad Keselowski won the pole.
  • Rounding out the top five were Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Friday marked the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ first knockout style qualifying format in 2014.
  • All 43 car posted their fastest laps in a 30-minute round 1 with the 12 fastest advancing to a 10-minute final round.
  • Bowyer made five laps and Vickers seven laps on the mile oval during the first round.
  • Justin Allgaier spun and made contact with wall in the first round.

 

Rank     Driver                                   Time               Speed

1            Brad Keselowski                   25.828             139.384  

2            Joey Logano                         25.850             139.265  

3            Jamie McMurray                  25.905             138.969  

4            Jimmie Johnson                   26.021             138.350  

5            Dale Earnhardt, Jr.               26.022             138.344  

6            Greg Biffle                            26.023             138.339  

7            Kyle Busch                            26.027             138.318  

8            Kyle Larson                           26.027             138.318  

9            Aric Almirola                         26.034             138.281  

10          Kurt Busch                            26.078             138.047  

11          Kasey Kahne                        26.108             137.889  

12          Denny Hamlin                       26.217             137.315  

13          Kevin Harvick                       26.122             137.815  

14          Clint Bowyer                         26.123             137.810  

15          Ryan Newman                      26.126             137.794  

16          Brian Vickers                        26.127             137.788  

17          Jeff Gordon                          26.136             137.741  

18          Casey Mears                        26.165             137.588  

19          Matt Kenseth                         26.173             137.546  

20          Tony Stewart                        26.185             137.483  

21          Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.            26.187             137.473  

22          Paul Menard                         26.211             137.347  

23          Carl Edwards                        26.236             137.216  

24          Austin Dillon                          26.239             137.200  

25          A.J. Allmendinger                 26.243             137.179  

26          Michael McDowell                26.265             137.065  

27          Martin Truex, Jr.                   26.296             136.903  

28          David Gilliland                       26.303             136.867  

29          Marcos Ambrose                  26.317             136.794  

30          David Ragan                         26.318             136.789  

31          Cole Whitt                             26.330             136.726  

32          Brian Scott                            26.331             136.721  

33          Danica Patrick                      26.365             136.545  

34          Ryan Truex                           26.495             135.875  

35          Alex Bowman                       26.546             135.614  

36          Parker Kligerman                  26.591             135.384  

37          Blake Koch                           26.615             135.262  

38          Joe Nemechek                     26.670             134.983  

39          Reed Sorenson                     26.687             134.897  

40          Travis Kvapil 26.712             134.771  

41          Michael Annett                      26.836             134.148  

42          Morgan Shepherd                 27.908             128.995  

43          Justin Allgaier                         

44          Josh Wise                             26.610             135.287  

45          Landon Cassill                       26.644             135.115  

46          Dave Blaney                         26.818             134.238  


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