Danica Patrick is the top rookie qualifier for the Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The lap speed of 190.826 mph in the No. 10 Chevrolet SS was 24th fastest; best of the 2013 ROTY contenders attempting to qualify for Sunday night’s race.
Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 54th Annual Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 27.604 seconds, 195.624 mph.
This is the No. 11 Toyota Camry driver's 14th pole in 267 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is his second pole and seventh top-10 start in 2013. This is Hamlin's first pole in 16 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Camping World Truck Series regular John Wes Townley tops the speed chart in the Happy Hour practice session for the Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He ran a fast lap of 181.087 in the No. 25 Toyota Camry. No. 29 Kenny Wallace, No. 2 Brian Scott, No. 66 Steve Wallace and No. 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. rounded out the top five of the 25 cars out on the track. The No. 37, driven by Matt Dibenedetto, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Kurt Busch led the first practice for the Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
His lap of 190.846 mph in the No. 78 Chevrolet SS was the quickest of the 44 cars out on the track for the first practice session. No. 18 Kyle Busch, No. 5 Kasey Kahne, No. 48 Jimmie Johnson and No. 43 Aric Almirola were the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 35 Josh Wise was the slowest.
Kenny Wallace had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the second practice for the Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
His average of 177.647 mph in the No. 29 was best of the 13 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 54 Kyle Busch, No. 12 Sam Hornish Jr., No. 20 Brian Vickers and No. 22 Joey Logano are the rest of the top five on this list.
Alex Bowman leads the second practice session for the Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
His lap of 184.483 mph in the No. 99 Toyota Camry was quickest of the 45 cars out on the track for this session. No. 77 Parker Kligerman, No. 12 Sam Hornish Jr., No. 3 Austin Dillon and No. 5 Kasey Kahne were the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Matt Dibenedetto in the No. 37 was the slowest.
Eddy Wood hope for clear skies this week so his family team can reach a milestone 1,400 Sprint Cup starts, dating back to Glen Wood’s first appearance in NASCAR’s elite division, at Martinsville Speedway on May 17, 1953, driving a 1953 Lincoln.
If it rains and qualifying is cancelled, the team would miss the race. Competing on a limited schedule, they made fewer attempts to qualify for races this season than the other teams not otherwise locked into the starting field. Charlotte would appropriate, as the team got its first superspeedway victory there in the 1960 National 400 with Speedy Thompson at the wheel. Crew chief Donnie Wingo also is hoping the weather works out in the team’s favor, as he and driver Trevor Bayne are looking forward to getting the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion back into Sprint Cup action.-Wood Brothers Racing
Alex Bowman is teaming with Microsoft Corp. for the NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 on May 25 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Since its premiere at Daytona, Toyota teams - including RAB Racing - have been utilizing its line-of-business Windows 8 Trackside app to enhance their performance on and off the racetrack. Developed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and running on the Surface Pro, RAB Racing is able to monitor real-time performance data, conveniently and portably.-RAB Racing