May 16, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) during practice for the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR: Coca Cola 600 Qualifying Results, Johnson on Pole


The Coca Cola 600 is the night in which NASCAR will run its longest race of the season. It will also be the night that a number of drivers look to get their first wins of 2014 as we are almost halfway to the chase. One of those drivers is Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 machine. Johnson got his weekend at Charlotte off to a good start by winning the pole for the Coca Cola 600.

Below is the complete starting grid for the Coca Cola 600

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Kasey Kahne
  4. Danica Patrick
  5. Clint Bowyer
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Kyle Busch
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Marcos Ambrose
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  11. Kevin Harvick
  12. Matt Kenseth
  13. Aric Almirola
  14. Trevor Bayne
  15. Martin Truex Jr.
  16. Brian Vickers
  17. Justin Allgaier
  18. Tony Stewart
  19. Brian Scott
  20. AJ Allmendinger
  21. Paul Menard
  22. Carl Edwards
  23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  24. Greg Biffle
  25. Kyle Larson
  26. Jamie McMurray
  27. Jeff Gordon
  28. Kurt Busch
  29. Alex Bowman
  30. Michael McDowell
  31. Cole Whitt
  32. Austin Dillon
  33. David Gilliland
  34. Casey Mears
  35. David Ragan
  36. Ryan Truex
  37. Josh Wise
  38. Joe Nemechek
  39. Michael Annett
  40. Landon Cassill
  41. Reed Sorenson
  42. Ryan Newman
  43. Blake Koch

Aside from Johnson, some other notables running up front are Kasey Kahne and Danica Patrick. Kahne had a fast car in the Sprint All-Star Race and should contend on Sunday night. Patrick wasn’t in the Sprint All-Star Race and might be looking to prove that she should have been. Other drivers without wins in 2014 like Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Marcos Ambrose will all be starting towards the front of the pack.

Christopher Olmstead is the Editor of BeyondTheFlag.com on the FanSided Network. Follow us on Twitter @Beyond_The_Flag and “Like” us on Facebook.

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