NASCAR qualifying results from Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600
Tonight, they’ll race for 600 miles at the 1.5-mile oval of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now, they’ll set the starting grid.
view the full Coca-Cola 600 starting lineup below.
The Coca-Cola 600 is NASCAR’s longest race. Four stages are on deck for tonight’s event. It’s unique to see qualifying and the race in the same day.
This is the only qualifying session currently on the NASCAR schedule. All the other races are being set by the rule book.
They’ve laid down PJ1 ahead of this qualifying session. Drivers are unsure if they’ll use it.
But, they’ll run their hot lap without a single lap of practice. Drivers will see turn one for the first time, on their qualifying warm up lap.
NASCAR has been running single day shows, allowing teams to leave and return to their shops, in the same day.
The final 20 finishers from Darlington drew numbers for their running qualifying order, those drivers will run 1-20. The top 20 from Darlington will run last in this session.
This is an impound session. After qualifying, NASCAR will impound the car and allow minimal adjustments ahead of tonight’s race.
JJ Yeley has a heavy tire rub on his run.
Drivers are attempting to run wide open around this track.
Johnson pinches the exit off turn two. He didn’t swing out to the wall for a better entry into turn three. He’s making the track shorter on his qualifying run.
Jimmie Johnson jumps to the top!
Johnson is quickest in the first group of 20 cars. The driver is in his final season, a four time winner of the event.
Coca-Cola 600 Qualifying – Group A: 1. Jimmie Johnson; 2. William Byron; 3. Kyle Busch; 4. Christopher Bell; 5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 6. Chris Buescher; 7. Ross Chastain; 8. Bubba Wallace; 9. Corey LaJoie; 10. Michael McDowell;
Matt DiBenedetto has pancaked the wall off turn four on his lap. The car got loose, he didn’t lift and tried to catch it off the corner.
Heavy damage on his machine. The team is unloading the backup for DiBenedetto.
Chase Elliott was on his get up to speed lap as DiBenedetto tagged the wall. NASCAR is allowing Elliott to return to the pit lane and cool down the car.
As Elliott hits the track, he’s running a different line than teammate Johnson. Elliott uses most of the race track down the back stretch. 2nd for Elliott so far.
Aric Almirola spins off turn four. He pounds the throttle to keep it off the wall and does, mostly.
Kurt Busch jumps to the top of the board! Busch will roll off from the pole position in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 24, 2020
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver | Time
1. Kurt Busch
2. Jimmie Johnson
3. Chase Elliott
4. Matt Kenseth
5. Tyler Reddick
6. Austin Dillon
7. Joey Logano
8. Martin Truex Jr
9. Brad Keselowski
10. William Byron
11. Kyle Busch
12. Alex Bowman
13. Denny Hamlin
14. Erik Jones
15. Chrisopher Bell
16. Ty Dillon
17. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
18. Ryan Newman
19. Chris Buescher
20. Clint Bowyer
21. Ross Chastain
22. Kevin Harvick
23. Bubba Wallace
24. Corey LaJoie
25. John Hunter Nemechek
26. Ryan Blaney
27. Michael McDowell
28. Cole Custer
29. Ryan Preece
30. Quin Houff
31. Gray Gaulding
32. Timmy Hill
33. Matt DiBenedetto
34. JJ Yeley
35. Brennan Poole
36. BJ McLeod
37. Daniel Suarez
38. Garrett Smithley
39. Joey Gase
40. Aric Almirola