NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte native William Byron is on the pole for NASCAR's longest race

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns from its all-star break with one of its signature races, the Coca-Cola on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Memorial Day weekend is auto racing's biggest of the year with the Indianapolis 500, F1's Monaco Grand Prix, and the Coca-Cola 600 all taking place on Sunday. There's even a little bit of crossover between two of the events as former Cup driver and current NBC NASCAR analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. is scheduled to drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500.

 

NASCAR will conclude the day's festivities on the track by hosting its longest race, as the Coca-Cola 600 will be decided by 400 laps (600 miles) on the 1.5-mile oval. For William Byron, Sunday will be extra special, as the 21-year-old Charlotte native is on the pole at his hometown track, becoming the youngest to hold the position in the race's 60-year history.

 

He is joined up front by Aric Almirola and Kyle Busch, who dominated last year's race, leading 377 laps en route to victory. Current points leader Joey Logano will start seventh while Kyle Larson, who claimed the $1 million prize for winning last week's All-Star Race at this track, is 25th.

 

Forty cars attempted to qualify for 40 spots on the grid, meaning all drivers made the race.

 

1. William Byron
2. Aric Almirola
3. Kyle Busch
4. Austin Dillon
5. Kevin Harvick
6. Daniel Suarez
7. Joey Logano
8. Clint Bowyer
9. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
10. Daniel Hemric
11. Kurt Busch
12. Chase Elliott
13. Alex Bowman
14. Martin Truex Jr.
15. Jimmie Johnson
16. Erik Jones
17. Paul Menard
18. Ryan Newman
19. Ryan Blaney
20. Denny Hamlin
21. Brad Keselowski
22. Chris Buescher
23. Michael McDowell
24. Ryan Preece
25. Kyle Larson
26. Matt Tifft
27. Matt DiBenedetto
28. Ty Dillon
29. Bubba Wallace
30. Corey LaJoie
31. David Ragan
32. Landon Cassill (i)
33. Bayley Currey (i)
34. Parker Kligerman (i)
35. Ross Chastain (i)
36. BJ McLeod (i)
37. Reed Sorenson
38. Cody Ware (i)
39. Quin Houff
40. Joey Gase (i)

 

(i) - Ineligible to collect Cup Series points

 

Failed To Qualify

None

 

NASCAR RACE BREAKDOWN

Race: Coca-Cola 600

Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Date: Sunday, May 26

Time: 6 p.m. ET

TV: FOX

Radio: PRN, SIRIUS XM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 400 laps (600 miles)

Stage 1: 100 laps

Stage 2: 100 laps
Stage 3: 100 laps

Final Stage: 100 laps

 

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 19:30
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