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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 7:10pm/et on Thursday, October 9, 2014

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  • 2014 May Pole Winner: #48-Jimmy Johnson, 194.911mph, finished 1st

  • 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

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #4-Harvick, 196.192 mph


  • Kyle Busch wins Charlotte pole: #18-Kyle Bucsh won the Coors Light pole for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with speed of 197.390mph for his 3rd pole of 2014, 2nd at Charlotte and 16th of his career.
    #24-Gordon is on the outside pole, followed by #11-Hamlin, #14-Stewart, #31-Newman, #27-Menard, #4-Harvick, #55-Vickers, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #99-Edwards, #41-Busch, and #16-Biffle.
    Kurt Busch set the track qualifying record in the second round, with a lap of 198.771 mph. It was the fastest qualifying lap at a 1.5-mile track in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history.
    Missing the race was: #6-Bayne.(10-9-2014)

  • Where the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Charlotte:
    [listed by current driver chase points position]
    1) #22-Joey Logano, 13th
    2) #18-Kyle Busch, POLE
    3) #99-Carl Edwards, 10th
    4) #31-Ryan Newman, 5th
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3rd
    6) #4-Kevin Harvick, 7th
    7) #24-Jeff Gordon, 2nd
    8) #20-Matt Kenseth, 22nd
    9) #5-Kasey Kahne, 19th
    10) #2-Brad Keselowski, 17th
    11) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 9th
    12) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 21st
    (10-9-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Charlotte:
    Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 55th Annual Bank of America 500 with a lap of 27.357 seconds, 197.390 mph.
    This is his 16th pole in 360 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third pole and 16th top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his second pole in 22 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Kurt Busch set the track qualifying record in the second round, with a lap of 198.771 mph. The previous record was 195.624 mph, set by Denny Hamlin in May of 2013. It is the 21st track qualifying record set this season.
    Kurt Busch's speed was the fastest qualifying lap at a 1.5-mile track in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history. The previous fastest speed was set by Kevin Harvick at Texas Motor Speedway this past April (198.282 mph).
    Jeff Gordon (second) posted his 21st top-10 start of 2014 and his 26th in 44 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Denny Hamlin (third) posted his ninth top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his 13th in 30 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(10-9-2014)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #41-Busch 198.771
    #4-Harvick 197.933
    #24-Gordon 197.925
    #18-Busch 197.549
    #14-Stewart 197.361
    the rest of the top 12: 27 16 99 88 11 55 31;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 22 10 43 51 2 1 5 3 48 20 78 42
    (10-9-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 25 minutes.
    #5-Kahne 197.976
    #4-Harvick 197.904
    #99-Edwards 197.462
    #22-Logano 197.267
    #18-Busch 197.116
    the rest of the top 24: 2 31 1 24 3 48 55 43 78 88 14 11 41 10 42 51 27 16 20;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 15 47 9 17 13 36 95 40 23 34 7 26 38 6 98 66 33 83 77 32
    Driver who will miss the race: #6-Bayne.
    (10-9-2014)

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

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:10pm/et.
    Television (TV): ESPN2, 7:00pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • 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: #5-Kahne, 197.976mph, starts 19th
    Second Session: #41-Busch, 198.741mph, starts 11th
    Final Session: #18-Busch, 197.390mph, starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 20th
    #7-Michael Annett, 35th
    #23-Alex Bowman,33rd
    #26-Cole Whitt, 36th
    #42-Kyle Larson, 24th
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 16th
    Ryan Truex, Did not race
    Parker Kligerman, Did not race

  • Thursday practice for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #4-Harvick 196.192
    #3-Dillon 196.107
    #14-Stewart 195.327
    #24-Gordon 195.016
    #41-Busch 194.911
    slowest: #32-Hill 187.480 & #32-Koch 187.253.
    notes: There is no TV coverage of this practice.
    In the unlikely event that qualifying is cancelled, speeds from this practice would set the starting lineup for the race.
    The track record speed was set by Hamlin in May 2013 at 195.6248mph.
    See fastest speeds and laps run on the Charlotte Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(10-9-2014)

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

  • Event Entry List

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Past Champions Provisional

  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners

  • 2014 Pole Winners / 2015 Sprint Unlimited


Starting Lineup
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Bank of America 500
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 18 Kyle Busch Doublemint Toyota 197.390 27.357
2 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 197.217 27.381
3 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 197.087 27.399
4 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy 196.542 27.475
5 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 196.442 27.489
6 27 Paul Menard Schrock/Menards Chevy 196.100 27.537
7 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 195.837 27.574
8 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 195.744 27.587
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevy 194.953 27.699
10 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 194.861 27.712
11 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) State Water Heaters Chevy 194.328 27.788
12 16 Greg Biffle 3M Bondo Ford 191.598 28.184
13 22 Joey Logano Pennzoil Platinum Ford 196.485 27.483
14 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Breast Cancer Awareness Chevy 196.464 27.486
15 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield/Waffle House Ford 196.442 27.489
16 51 Justin Allgaier # BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy 196.414 27.493
17 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Detroit Genuine Parts Ford 196.278 27.512
18 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Monopoly Chevy 196.278 27.512
19 5 Kasey Kahne Pepsi Chevy 196.271 27.513
20 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevy 196.207 27.522
21 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Chevy 196.171 27.527
22 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 196.114 27.535
23 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 195.730 27.589
24 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 195.673 27.597
25 15 Clint Bowyer PinkLemonade5HrEnrgyBeneLBBC Toyota 195.291 27.651
26 47 A.J. Allmendinger Scott Products Chevy 195.277 27.653
27 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 194.665 27.740
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 194.273 27.796
29 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 194.112 27.819
30 36 Reed Sorenson Zing Zang Chevy 193.736 27.873
31 95 Michael McDowell Pieters Pals/KLOVE Ford 193.465 27.912
32 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 193.368 27.926
33 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 193.223 27.947
34 34 David Ragan CSX - Play It Safe Ford 193.175 27.954
35 7 Michael Annett # Cypress HQ Chevy 193.078 27.968
36 26 Cole Whitt # Rinnai Toyota 192.974 27.983
37-OP 38 David Gilliland MDS Transport Ford 192.788 28.010
38-OP 98 Josh Wise Provident Metals Chevy 192.082 28.113
39-OP 66 Brett Moffitt RoyalTeakCollection.com Toyota 191.775 28.158
40-OP 33 Timmy Hill Retroinfinity.com Chevy 190.975 28.276
41-OP 83 J.J. Yeley(i) Painter's Ice Cream Toyota 190.235 28.386
42-OP 77 Corey LaJoie(i) Essex Homes Ford 190.235 28.386
43-OP 32 Blake Koch (i) Leaf Filter Ford 187.396 28.816
44-DNQ 6 Trevor Bayne (i) Advocare Ford 192.438 28.061

GREEN = Drivers in the Chase

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

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
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Bank of America 500
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 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 197.390 27.357 194.805 6 2.585 2
2 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 197.217 27.381 195.016 4 2.201 8
3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 197.087 27.399 194.482 11 2.605 5
4 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 196.542 27.475 195.327 3 1.215 25
5 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 196.442 27.489 193.938 16 2.504 4
6 27 Paul Menard Chevy 196.100 27.537 193.833 18 2.267 20
7 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 195.837 27.574 196.192 1 -0.355 6
8 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 195.744 27.587 192.472 27 3.272 22
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 194.953 27.699 193.340 21 1.613 11
10 99 Carl Edwards Ford 194.861 27.712 194.665 9 0.196 3
11 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Toyota 194.328 27.788 194.911 5 -0.583 15
12 16 Greg Biffle Ford 191.598 28.184 194.679 8 -3.081 14


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Bank of America 500
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 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 198.771 27.167 194.911 5 3.860 15
2 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 197.933 27.282 196.192 1 1.741 6
3 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 197.925 27.283 195.016 4 2.909 8
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 197.549 27.335 194.805 6 2.744 2
5 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 197.361 27.361 195.327 3 2.034 25
6 27 Paul Menard Chevy 197.174 27.387 193.833 18 3.341 20
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford 197.152 27.390 194.679 8 2.473 14
8 99 Carl Edwards Ford 196.893 27.426 194.665 9 2.228 3
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 196.829 27.435 193.340 21 3.489 11
10 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 196.786 27.441 194.482 11 2.304 5
11 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 196.507 27.480 192.472 27 4.035 22
12 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 196.499 27.481 193.938 16 2.561 4
Failed to Advance to 3rd/final round of qualifying
13 22 Joey Logano Ford 196.485 27.483 194.335 12 2.150 1
14 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 196.464 27.486 194.770 7 1.694 28
15 43 Aric Almirola Ford 196.442 27.489 192.761 23 3.681 16
16 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 196.414 27.493 193.826 19 2.588 29
17 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 196.278 27.512 191.932 31 4.346 10
18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 196.278 27.512 194.294 13 1.984 19
19 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 196.271 27.513 193.666 20 2.605 9
20 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 196.207 27.522 196.107 2 0.100 21
21 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 196.171 27.527 194.049 14 2.122 12
22 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 196.114 27.535 192.458 28 3.656 7
23 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 195.730 27.589 194.630 10 1.100 24
24 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 195.673 27.597 193.868 17 1.805 17


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Bank of America 500
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 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 197.976 27.276 193.666 20 4.310 9
2 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 197.904 27.286 196.192 1 1.712 6
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford 197.462 27.347 194.665 9 2.797 3
4 22 Joey Logano Ford 197.267 27.374 194.335 12 2.932 1
5 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 197.116 27.395 194.805 6 2.311 2
6 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 196.958 27.417 191.932 31 5.026 10
7 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 196.929 27.421 193.938 16 2.991 4
8 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 196.693 27.454 194.294 13 2.399 19
9 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 196.571 27.471 195.016 4 1.555 8
10 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 196.457 27.487 196.107 2 0.350 21
11 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 196.449 27.488 194.049 14 2.400 12
12 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 196.371 27.499 192.472 27 3.899 22
13 43 Aric Almirola Ford 196.328 27.505 192.761 23 3.567 16
14 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 196.150 27.530 194.630 10 1.520 24
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 196.143 27.531 193.340 21 2.803 11
16 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 196.135 27.532 195.327 3 0.808 25
17 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 196.064 27.542 194.482 11 1.582 5
18 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 196.043 27.545 194.911 5 1.132 15
19 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 195.950 27.558 194.770 7 1.180 28
20 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 195.759 27.585 193.868 17 1.891 17
21 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 195.744 27.587 193.826 19 1.918 29
22 27 Paul Menard Chevy 195.581 27.610 193.833 18 1.748 20
23 16 Greg Biffle Ford 195.539 27.616 194.679 8 0.860 14
24 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 195.313 27.648 192.458 28 2.855 7
Failed to Advance to 2nd round of qualifying
25 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 195.291 27.651 194.049 15 1.242 18
26 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 195.277 27.653 192.616 26 2.661 13
27 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 194.665 27.740 192.754 24 1.911 23
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 194.273 27.796 191.795 32 2.478 27
29 13 Casey Mears Chevy 194.112 27.819 191.775 33 2.337 26
30 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 193.736 27.873 191.184 35 2.552 34
31 95 Michael McDowell Ford 193.465 27.912 192.885 22 0.580 42
32 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 193.368 27.926 190.114 38 3.254 35
33 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 193.223 27.947 190.813 37 2.410 36
34 34 David Ragan Ford 193.175 27.954 191.313 34 1.862 32
35 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 193.078 27.968 190.853 36 2.225 31
36 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 192.974 27.983 192.068 29 0.906 33
37 38 David Gilliland Ford 192.788 28.010 192.671 25 0.117 30
38 98 Josh Wise Chevy 192.082 28.113 188.265 41 3.817 37
39 66 Brett Moffitt Toyota 191.775 28.158 189.747 40 2.028 39
40 33 Timmy Hill Chevy 190.975 28.276 187.480 43 3.495 40
41 83 J.J. Yeley(i) Toyota 190.235 28.386 189.800 39 0.435 41
42 77 Corey LaJoie(i) Ford 190.235 28.386 187.637 42 2.598 47
43 32 Blake Koch (i) Ford 187.396 28.816 187.253 44 0.143 38
44 6 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 192.438 28.061 191.973 30 0.465 55

GREEN = Drivers in the Chase

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

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
Bank of America 500
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 66 Brett Moffitt Toyota 39 30 189.747 40
2 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 23 30 192.754 24
3 38 David Gilliland Ford 30 30 192.671 25
4 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 4 30 193.938 16
5 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 8 30 195.016 4
6 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 9 30 193.666 20
7 43 Aric Almirola Ford 16 30 192.761 23
8 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 10 30 191.932 31
9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 5 30 194.482 11
10 95 Michael McDowell Ford 42 17 192.885 22
11 98 Josh Wise Chevy 37 30 188.265 41
12 99 Carl Edwards Ford 3 30 194.665 9
13 77 Corey LaJoie(i) Ford 47 15 187.637 42
14 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 34 30 191.184 35
15 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 31 30 190.853 36
16 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 29 30 193.826 19
17 33 Timmy Hill Chevy 40 30 187.480 43
18 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 36 30 190.813 37
19 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 33 30 192.068 29
20 34 David Ragan Ford 32 30 191.313 34
21 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 28 30 194.770 7
22 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 25 30 195.327 3
23 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 21 30 196.107 2
24 6 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford 55 0 191.973 30
25 13 Casey Mears Chevy 26 30 191.775 33
26 16 Greg Biffle Ford 14 30 194.679 8
27 83 J.J. Yeley(i) Toyota 41 30 189.800 39
28 22 Joey Logano Ford 1 30 194.335 12
29 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 13 30 192.616 26
30 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 6 30 196.192 1
31 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 17 30 193.868 17
32 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 24 30 194.630 10
33 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 15 30 194.911 5
34 32 Blake Koch (i) Ford 38 30 187.253 44
35 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 12 30 194.049 14
36 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 27 30 191.795 32
37 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 35 30 190.114 38
38 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 2 30 194.805 6
39 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 7 30 192.458 28
40 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 22 30 192.472 27
41 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 11 30 193.340 21
42 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 18 30 194.049 15
43 27 Paul Menard Chevy 20 30 193.833 18
44 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 19 30 194.294 13

GREEN = Drivers in the Chase

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

OP = made race via owners points / provisional, then starting spot set by speed

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 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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