It seems to me that last year we only received qualifying bonus points for our starters. I've noticed that this year drivers who qualified in the top 5 but were on people's bench still received the bonus points. An example is a team in my league had Jimmy Johnson and Kasey Kahne as their "A List" drivers. He started Jimmy and left Kasey on the bench but still received 5 bonus points for Kasey qualifying 2nd. I believe that last year the bench bonus points did not count.