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2009 Southern 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 11 of 36
Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:11:19
Average Speed: 119.687 mph
Pole Speed: 179.514 mph
Cautions: 17 for 73 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.531 sec
Attendance: 72,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2009 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
2   Jeff Gordon24Chevrolet27.494   178.861    
3   Ryan Newman39Chevrolet27.510   178.757    
6   Jeff Burton31Chevrolet27.548   178.510    
13   Casey Mears07Chevrolet27.736   177.300    
12   Mark Martin5Chevrolet27.736   177.300    
16   Martin Truex, Jr.1Chevrolet27.797   176.911    
17   Clint Bowyer33Chevrolet27.800   176.892    
18   Tony Stewart14Chevrolet27.847   176.594    
24   Kevin Harvick29Chevrolet27.919   176.138    
25   Juan Pablo Montoya42Chevrolet27.933   176.050    
26   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88Chevrolet27.944   175.981    
29   Regan Smith78Chevrolet28.000   175.629   *
30   David Gilliland71Chevrolet28.030   175.441   *
31   Brad Keselowski25Chevrolet28.031   175.434   *
42   Tony Raines34Chevrolet28.287   173.847    
45   Jimmie Johnson48Chevrolet   .000   OP
4   Sam Hornish, Jr.77Dodge27.512   178.744    
7   Kasey Kahne9Dodge27.564   178.407    
8   Kurt Busch2Dodge27.565   178.400    
19   Elliott Sadler19Dodge27.853   176.555    
34   David Stremme12Dodge28.092   175.053    
38   A.J. Allmendinger44Dodge28.177   174.525    
39   Sterling Marlin09Dodge28.197   174.402   *
44   Reed Sorenson43Dodge28.581   172.058   OP
1   Matt Kenseth17Ford27.394   179.514    
9   Carl Edwards99Ford27.624   178.019    
11   Greg Biffle16Ford27.682   177.646    
15   David Ragan6Ford27.782   177.007    
20   Jamie McMurray26Ford27.874   176.422    
27   Bobby Labonte96Ford27.946   175.968    
43   Paul Menard98Ford28.411   173.088   OP
5   Joey Logano20Toyota27.542   178.549    
10   Marcos Ambrose47Toyota27.654   177.826    
14   Kyle Busch18Toyota27.777   177.039    
21   David Reutimann00Toyota27.886   176.347    
22   Max Papis13Toyota27.889   176.328   *
23   Denny Hamlin11Toyota27.899   176.264    
28   Robby Gordon7Toyota27.983   175.735    
32   Joe Nemechek87Toyota28.058   175.266   *
33   Dave Blaney66Toyota28.061   175.247   *
35   Brian Vickers83Toyota28.123   174.860    
36   Michael Waltrip55Toyota28.137   174.773    
37   Scott Riggs36Toyota28.145   174.724   *
40   Jeremy Mayfield41Toyota28.225   174.229   *
41   Scott Speed82Toyota28.260   174.013   *

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Jeremy Mayfield (#41), Scott Speed (#82)