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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 7:10 pm/et on Thursday, May 22, 2014

THIS IS UNOFFICIAL but usually correct or darn close

  • 2013 May Pole Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 195.624mph, finished 4th

  • 2013 October Pole Winner: #24-Jeff Gordon, 194.308mph, finished 7th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Denny Hamlin, May 2013, 195.624mph

  • Coke 600 Qualifying Record: Denny Hamlin, May 2013, 195.624mph

  • 500 mile Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, Oct 2013, 194.308mph

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon, 22 years, 2 months, 6 days, 10/10/1993

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Bobby Allison, 49 years, 10 months, 8 days, 10/11/1987


  • Johnson wins Charlotte pole: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the pole for the Coca Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with speed of 194.911mph for his 1st pole of 2014 and 33rd of his career. Johnson has won 13 races from the pole.
    #2-Keselowski is on the outside pole followed by #5-Kahne, #10-Patrick, #15-Bowyer, #11-Hamlin, #18-Busch, #22-Logano, #9-Ambrose, #88-Earnhardt Jr., #20-Kenseth and #4-Harvick. #20-Kenseth and #4-Harvick didn't get a timed lap in. Harvick just missed the clock and Kenseth didn't get back out.
    Missing the race were: #77-Blaney and #44-Yeley.(5-22-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Charlotte:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 55th Annual COCA-COLA 600 with a lap of 27.705 seconds, 194.911 mph.
    This is his 33rd pole in 447 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. He moves into a tie for 20th on the all-time series poles list with Fonty Flock.
    This is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his fourth pole in 26 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson has twice won from the pole at Charlotte (5/30/04 and 10/17/09).
    Johnson has six points wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is tied for most all-time at Charlotte with NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison.
    #2-Brad Keselowski (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2014 and his third in ten races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    #5-Kasey Kahne (third) posted his 15th top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his fourth in 12 races this season. (NASCAR Statistics)(5-22-2014)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Coca Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #10-Patrick 194.595
    #18-Busch 194.510
    #11-Hamlin 194.084
    #4-Harvick 193.959
    #48-Johnson 193.555
    the rest of the top 12: 5 2 15 20 9 88 22;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 43 21 78 55 51 14 33 47 27 99 17 16
    (5-22-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Coca Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over after 25 minutes.
    #4-Harvick 193.931
    #55-Vickers 192.534
    #51-Allgaier 192.472
    #78-Truex Jr 192.424
    #14-Stewart 192.226
    Drivers who will miss the race: #77-Blaney & #44-Yeley.
    (5-22-2014)

  • For the 2014 group qualifying rules and starting procedures, see the Qualifying Rules page

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Coca Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm/et.
    Television: FS1 at 7:00 pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network at goprn.com.
    Scheduled Qualifying TV Re-Air: at 11:30pm/et on FS2; and 4:30am/et on FS1

  • Qualifying Progression:
    driver that was fastest after the first session, the second session and the pole winner from the final session of group qualifying.
    First Session: #4-Harvick, 193.931mph, starts 11th
    Second Session: #10-Patrick, 194.595mph, starts 4th
    Final Session: #48-Johnson, 194.911mph, starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 32nd
    #7-Michael Annett, 39th
    #23-Alex Bowman, 29th
    #26-Cole Whitt, 31st
    #30-Parker Kligerman, DNR
    #42-Kyle Larson, 25th
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 17th
    #83-Ryan Truex, 36th

  • Thursday practice for the Coca Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 80 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and any notes
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 193.264
    #4-Harvick 192.164
    #48-Johnson 192.014
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 191.782
    #78-Truex Jr. 191.775
    slowest: #7-Annett 182.921 & #32-Koch 183.275
    notes: if qualifying were to get rained out, the field would be set based on the practice speeds from this practice. Qualifying is scheduled for Thursday, May 22nd ay 7:00pm/et on FoxSports1.
    See the speeds, laps run on the Charlotte practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-22-2014)

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

  • Event Entry List

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Past Champions Provisional

  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners


Starting Lineup
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Coca Cola 600
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 194.911 27.705
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 194.567 27.754
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 193.618 27.890
4 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 193.334 27.931
5 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 193.244 27.944
6 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 193.119 27.962
7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 193.092 27.966
8 22 Joey Logano Ford 192.472 28.056
9 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 191.673 28.173
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 191.272 28.232
11 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 0.000 0.000
12 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 0.000 0.000
13 43 Aric Almirola Ford 192.692 28.024
14 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 192.486 28.054
15 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 192.438 28.061
16 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 192.027 28.121
17 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 191.945 28.133
18 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 191.925 28.136
19 33 Brian Scott(i) Chevy 191.884 28.142
20 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 191.829 28.150
21 27 Paul Menard Chevy 191.707 28.168
22 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.980 28.424
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 189.208 28.540
24 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.344 29.293
25 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 190.840 28.296
26 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 190.255 28.383
27 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 189.673 28.470
28 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 189.553 28.488
29 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 189.514 28.494
30 95 Michael McDowell Ford 189.148 28.549
31 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 189.115 28.554
32 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 189.062 28.562
33 38 David Gilliland Ford 188.732 28.612
34 13 Casey Mears Chevy 188.534 28.642
35 34 David Ragan Ford 188.455 28.654
36 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 188.422 28.659
37-OP 98 Josh Wise Chevy 188.258 28.684
38-OP 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 187.963 28.729
39-OP 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 187.806 28.753
40-OP 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 187.559 28.791
41-OP 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 187.207 28.845
42-OP 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 186.890 28.894
43-OP 32 Blake Koch(i) Ford 185.931 29.043
44-DNQ 44 J.J. Yeley(i) Chevy 188.062 28.714
45-DNQ 77 Dave Blaney Ford 187.143 28.855

NOTE: #4-Harvick & #20-Kenseth had no speed in 3rd round, their order is determined by their round 2 speeds

PC1 = is the first past champ eligible, PC2 is the 2nd...and so on if more

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

(i) = driver not running for 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Starting Lineup (pdf)


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 3
Coca Cola 600
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Kansas Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Difference from
practice speed
Owners
Points
Rank
1 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 194.911 27.705 192.014 3 2.897 8
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 194.567 27.754 189.500 21 5.067 12
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 193.618 27.890 189.887 16 3.731 16
4 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 193.334 27.931 190.799 9 2.535 27
5 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 193.244 27.944 190.483 11 2.761 20
6 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 193.119 27.962 189.440 23 3.679 7
7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 193.092 27.966 191.673 6 1.419 3
8 22 Joey Logano Ford 192.472 28.056 189.640 19 2.832 6
9 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 191.673 28.173 189.967 15 1.706 19
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 191.272 28.232 193.264 1 -1.992 4
11 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 0.000 0.000 192.164 2 x 15
12 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 0.000 0.000 189.587 20 x 2


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Coca Cola 600
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Difference from
practice speed
Owners
Points
Rank
1 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 194.595 27.750 190.799 9 3.796 27
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 194.510 27.762 191.673 6 2.837 3
3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 194.084 27.823 189.440 23 4.644 7
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 193.959 27.841 192.164 2 1.795 15
5 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 193.555 27.899 192.014 3 1.541 8
6 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 193.147 27.958 189.887 16 3.260 16
7 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 193.071 27.969 189.500 21 3.571 12
8 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 193.043 27.973 190.483 11 2.560 20
9 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 192.898 27.994 189.587 20 3.311 2
10 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 192.823 28.005 189.967 15 2.856 19
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 192.761 28.014 193.264 1 -0.503 4
12 22 Joey Logano Ford 192.719 28.020 189.640 19 3.079 6
13 43 Aric Almirola Ford 192.692 28.024 188.403 30 4.289 21
14 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 192.486 28.054 189.195 25 3.291 42
15 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 192.438 28.061 191.775 5 0.663 26
16 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 192.027 28.121 190.335 12 1.692 11
17 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 191.945 28.133 188.752 28 3.193 29
18 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 191.925 28.136 190.255 13 1.670 22
19 33 Brian Scott(i) Chevy 191.884 28.142 189.700 18 2.184 41
20 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 191.829 28.150 189.056 26 2.773 17
21 27 Paul Menard Chevy 191.707 28.168 191.042 7 0.665 18
22 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.980 28.424 190.577 10 -0.597 5
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 189.208 28.540 191.782 4 -2.574 25
24 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.344 29.293 188.699 29 -4.355 10


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
Coca Cola 600
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Kansas Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Difference from
practice speed
Owners
Points
Rank
1 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 193.931 27.845 192.164 2 1.767 15
2 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 192.534 28.047 190.335 12 2.199 11
3 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 192.472 28.056 188.752 28 3.720 29
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 192.424 28.063 191.775 5 0.649 26
5 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 192.226 28.092 190.255 13 1.971 22
6 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 192.048 28.118 190.799 9 1.249 27
7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 191.986 28.127 191.673 6 0.313 3
8 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 191.945 28.133 189.967 15 1.978 19
9 33 Brian Scott(i) Chevy 191.789 28.156 189.700 18 2.089 41
10 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 191.734 28.164 189.056 26 2.678 17
11 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 191.727 28.165 189.887 16 1.840 16
12 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 191.686 28.171 189.440 23 2.246 7
13 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 191.686 28.171 192.014 3 -0.328 8
14 22 Joey Logano Ford 191.680 28.172 189.640 19 2.040 6
15 43 Aric Almirola Ford 191.652 28.176 188.403 30 3.249 21
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 191.605 28.183 193.264 1 -1.659 4
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 191.591 28.185 191.782 4 -0.191 25
18 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 191.578 28.187 189.195 25 2.383 42
19 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 191.340 28.222 189.587 20 1.753 2
20 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.184 28.245 188.699 29 2.485 10
21 99 Carl Edwards Ford 191.171 28.247 190.577 10 0.594 5
22 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 191.083 28.260 190.483 11 0.600 20
23 27 Paul Menard Chevy 190.867 28.292 191.042 7 -0.175 18
24 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 190.853 28.294 189.500 21 1.353 12
25 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 190.840 28.296 190.094 14 0.746 13
26 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 190.255 28.383 189.221 24 1.034 24
27 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 189.673 28.470 189.016 27 0.657 1
28 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 189.553 28.488 191.042 8 -1.489 28
29 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 189.514 28.494 187.130 37 2.384 35
30 95 Michael McDowell Ford 189.148 28.549 188.219 31 0.929 44
31 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 189.115 28.554 186.316 41 2.799 33
32 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 189.062 28.562 189.474 22 -0.412 14
33 38 David Gilliland Ford 188.732 28.612 188.081 32 0.651 32
34 13 Casey Mears Chevy 188.534 28.642 187.937 33 0.597 23
35 34 David Ragan Ford 188.455 28.654 186.780 38 1.675 36
36 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 188.422 28.659 187.493 36 0.929 40
37 98 Josh Wise Chevy 188.258 28.684 187.728 34 0.530 37
38 44 J.J. Yeley(i) Chevy 188.062 28.714 187.598 35 0.464 43
39 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 187.963 28.729 185.854 43 2.109 39
40 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 187.806 28.753 182.921 45 4.885 31
41 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 187.559 28.791 185.854 42 1.705 30
42 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 187.207 28.845 186.380 40 0.827 34
43 77 Dave Blaney Ford 187.143 28.855 186.477 39 0.666 48
44 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 186.890 28.894 189.753 17 -2.863 9
45 32 Blake Koch(i) Ford 185.931 29.043 183.275 44 2.656 38

RED = Needs to qualify by speed, not eligible for a regular provisional, no owners points or too deeply ranked in owners points

BLUE = Eligible for a Past Champions Provisional

PC1 = is the first past champ eligible, PC2 is the 2nd...and so on if more

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

(i) = driver not running for 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Ties are broken as follows:
1) Owners Points
2) Best finishes, most wins, 2nds, 3rds and so on until the tie is broken
3) If tie still remains, then the team with the highest position first breaks the tie
(so if two are ties, both have a win, then the team who won first gets the spot)

Qualifying Results (pdf)


Qualifying Order
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Coca Cola 600
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
1 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 28 11 191.042 8
2 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 30 11 185.854 42
3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 7 11 189.440 23
4 27 Paul Menard Chevy 18 11 191.042 7
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 16 11 189.887 16
6 77 Dave Blaney Ford 48 9 186.477 39
7 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 22 11 190.255 13
8 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 15 11 192.164 2
9 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 31 11 182.921 45
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 26 11 191.775 5
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 4 11 193.264 1
12 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 19 11 189.967 15
13 34 David Ragan Ford 36 11 186.780 38
14 22 Joey Logano Ford 6 11 189.640 19
15 16 Greg Biffle Ford 10 11 188.699 29
16 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 17 11 189.056 26
17 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 12 11 189.500 21
18 44 J.J. Yeley(i) Chevy 43 11 187.598 35
19 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 42 4 189.195 25
20 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 33 11 186.316 41
21 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 2 11 189.587 20
22 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 24 11 189.221 24
23 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 8 11 192.014 3
24 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 29 11 188.752 28
25 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 20 11 190.483 11
26 13 Casey Mears Chevy 23 11 187.937 33
27 38 David Gilliland Ford 32 11 188.081 32
28 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 34 11 186.380 40
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 25 11 191.782 4
30 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 14 11 189.474 22
31 33 Brian Scott(i) Chevy 41 11 189.700 18
32 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 3 11 191.673 6
33 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 13 11 190.094 14
34 99 Carl Edwards Ford 5 11 190.577 10
35 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 11 11 190.335 12
36 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota 40 11 187.493 36
37 98 Josh Wise Chevy 37 11 187.728 34
38 43 Aric Almirola Ford 21 11 188.403 30
39 95 Michael McDowell Ford 44 8 188.219 31
40 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 35 11 187.130 37
41 66 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota 39 11 185.854 43
42 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 27 11 190.799 9
43 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 1 11 189.016 27
44 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 9 11 189.753 17
45 32 Blake Koch(i) Ford 38 11 183.275 44

RED = Needs to qualify by speed, not eligible for a regular provisional, no owners points or too deeply ranked in owners points

BLUE = Eligible for a Past Champions Provisional

PC1 = is the first past champ eligible, PC2 is the 2nd...and so on if more

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

(i) = driver not running for 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Qualifying Order (pdf)


  • For the new 2014 group qualifying rules and starting procedures, see the Qualifying Rules page

  • Qualifying order is by a random draw. Someone from the team draws a bingo like ball just before the first practice of the event.

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