NASCAR: Live 2020 Charlotte qualifying updates

Follow along with our live qualifying updates for the seventh race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

For the first time since Saturday, March 7 at Phoenix Raceway, the NASCAR Cup Series is set to have a life qualifying session this afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Full qualifying recap: KURT BUSCH TAKES CHARLOTTE POLE

The two races contested at Darlington Raceway, the first two races back from the 10-week hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, did not feature traditional single-car qualifying sessions or any pre-race track activity this past week, but we are back to setting the starting order by lap times for the Coca-Cola 600, the longest race of the season.

A total of 40 drivers are set to compete in this evening’s 400-lap race, the seventh race of the 2020 season, around the four-turn, 1.5-mile (2.414-kilometer) oval in Concord, North Carolina.

This is only the third race on the schedule to feature a traditional qualifying session this year. Daytona 500 qualifying is unique in that it features a session much like this afternoon’s, but with two Duel races afterward to determine the full starting lineup.

The qualifying session for the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was rained out, so the only two traditional qualifying sessions this season have taken place at Auto Club Speedway and Phoenix Raceway.

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Clint Bowyer and Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott took the pole positions at those two tracks, respectively.

Who will qualify where for this evening’s Coca-Cola 600? Follow along with our live qualifying updates (beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET).

Qualified

Rank – Driver – Car, Team, Manufacturer – Speed (miles per hour)
1st – Kurt Busch – #1, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet – 181.269
2nd – Jimmie Johnson – #48, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – 181.214
3rd – Chase Elliott – #9, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – 181.002
4th – Matt Kenseth – #42, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet – 180.923
5th – Tyler Reddick – #8, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet – 180.905
6th – Austin Dillon – #3, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet – 180.741
7th – Joey Logano – #22, Team Penske, Ford – 180.451
8th – Martin Truex Jr. – #19, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – 180.325
9th – Brad Keselowski – #2, Team Penske, Ford – 180.282
10th – William Byron – #24, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – 180.264
11th – Kyle Busch – #18, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – 179.886
12th – Alex Bowman – #88, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – 179.88
13th – Denny Hamlin – #11, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – 179.838
14th – Erik Jones – #20, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – 179.802
15th – Christopher Bell – #95, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota – 179.748
16th – Ty Dillon – #13, Germain Racing, Chevrolet – 179.647
17th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – #47, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet – 179.575
18th – Ryan Newman – #6, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford – 179.569
19th – Chris Buescher – #17, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford – 179.515
20th – Clint Bowyer – #14, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – 179.432
21st – Ross Chastain – #77, Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet – 179.104
22nd – Kevin Harvick – #4, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – 179.069
23rd – Bubba Wallace – #43, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet – 178.974
24th – Corey LaJoie – #32, Go Fas Racing, Ford – 178.909
25th – John Hunter Nemechek – #38, Front Row Motorsports, Ford – 178.489
26th – Ryan Blaney – #12, Team Penske, Ford – 178.141
27th – Michael McDowell – #34, Front Row Motorsports, Ford – 178.077
28th – Cole Custer – #41, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – 178.018
29th – Ryan Preece – #37, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet – 177.912
30th – Quin Houff – #00, StarCom Racing, Chevrolet – 175.052
31st – Gray Gaulding – #27, Rick Ware Racing, Ford – 173.299
32nd – Timmy Hill – #66, MBM Motorsports, Ford – 172.889
33rd – Matt DiBenedetto – #21, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford – 171.69
34th – J.J. Yeley – #7, Tommy Baldwin Racing, Chevrolet – 171.537
35th – Brennan Poole – #15, Premium Motorsports, Chevrolet – 171.418
36th – B.J. McLeod – #78, B.J. McLeod Motorsports, Chevrolet – 170.94
37th – Daniel Suarez – #96, Gaunt Brothers Racing, Toyota – 169.502
38th – Garrett Smithley – #53, Rick Ware Racing, Chevrolet – 168.903
39th – Joey Gase – #51, Petty Ware Racing, Ford – 161.011
40th – Aric Almirola – #10, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – 0

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Tune in to Fox at 6:00 p.m. ET for the live broadcast of the Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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