NASCAR Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600 Lineup

05/24/2014 5:22 PM

05/24/2014 6:43 PM

Expanded starting lineup for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Pos. Car Driver Car Make Comment
1 (48) Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet He’s on the pole at Charlotte and you know what that means.
2 (2) Brad Keselowski Ford Coke is probably not his drink of choice but he’ll appreciate a 600 trophy.
3 (5) Kasey Kahne Chevrolet No stranger to Victory Lane at Charlotte and still looking for his first win of the year.
4 (10) Danica Patrick Chevrolet She got a taste of the view up front at Talladega last month and liked it so much she’s decided to stay.
5 (15) Clint Bowyer Toyota He’s a member of the Kevin Harvick “I hated it here until I won” Club.
6 (11) Denny Hamlin Toyota Knockout qualifying is suddenly not such a bad thing for Joe Gibbs Racing.
7 (18) Kyle Busch Toyota Still looking for his first Cup win at Charlotte.
8 (22) Joey Logano Ford Already has a career-best two wins this season. It’s a safe bet there’ll be more.
9 (9) Marcos Ambrose Ford Ambrose has had some of his best runs at Charlotte and Richard Petty Motorsports could use a boost.
10 (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Also has never won a Cup race at Charlotte but ran out of gas while in the lead on the final lap in 2011.
11 (4) Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Ran out of time during his qualifying lap but will have plenty of time to get to the front in the race.
12 (20) Matt Kenseth Toyota Please see Kevin Harvick.
13 (43) Aric Almirola Ford It’s Air Force blue on his RPM car this Memorial Day weekend.
14 (21) Trevor Bayne Ford Remember when he won the Daytona 500? He does.
15 (78) Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet A strong run at Charlotte could help Truex’s Furniture Row Racing team turn the corner on a difficult start to the year.
16 (55) Brian Vickers Toyota Took a hard hit in a test session earlier this week at Kentucky but is OK.
17 (51) Justin Allgaier Chevrolet So far, this team’s decision to skip the all-star race and focus on the 600 has paid off.
18 (14) Tony Stewart Chevrolet No double duty for Smoke, but he’ll gladly take the single win on Sunday.
19 (33) Brian Scott Chevrolet Making the last of his five planned Cup starts this season with Richard Childress Racing.
20 (47) A.J. Allmendinger Chevrolet Not leading laps, but his consistently strong finishes are a big boost for this team.
21 (27) Paul Menard Chevrolet Had to check this twice: Menard is the only Richard Childress Racing driver with a top-five finish this season.
22 (99) Carl Edwards Ford Come on, Carl, just tell us who you’re racing for next season already.
23 (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Remember when Stenhouse finished second at Bristol at March?
24 (16) Greg Biffle Ford Come on, Greg, just tell us who you’re racing for next season already.
25 (42) Kyle Larson Chevrolet A rookie has won the 600 before. It can happen again.
26 (1) Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Perhaps his extra $1 million from the all-star race weighted him down during qualifying.
27 (24) Jeff Gordon Chevrolet This year marks the 20th anniversary of Gordon’s first ever Cup victory. He didn’t start 27th that day.
28 (41) Kurt Busch Chevrolet He hopes to complete 1,100 miles of racing without incident. That’s a tall order for anyone.
29 (23) Alex Bowman Toyota It’s been a tough rookie season but he is entertaining on Twitter.
30 (95) Michael McDowell Ford If only this were a Nationwide race and he was driving JGR equipment.
31 (26) Cole Whitt Toyota Hope the Speed Stick(s).
32 (3) Austin Dillon Chevrolet It will be a long road to the front, but the No. 3 knows how to clear the way.
33 (38) David Gilliland Ford Front Row Motorsports seems to have taken a small step backwards this season.
34 (13) Casey Mears Chevrolet Unlike Earnhardt, Mears didn’t run out of gas and won this race seven years ago.
35 (34) David Ragan Ford Please see David Gilliland.
36 (83) Ryan Truex Toyota Raced his way in on speed and will need a lot more on Sunday.
37 (98) Josh Wise Chevrolet If only the starting lineup of points-paying races were set by a fan vote.
38 (66) Joe Nemechek Toyota Way In The Back, Joe?
39 (7) Michael Annett Chevrolet This isn’t the Nationwide Series anymore.
40 (40) Landon Cassill Chevrolet Makes the most out of very little.
41 (36) Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Hasn’t finished better than 32nd since March.
42 (31) Ryan Newman Chevrolet A bizarre episode during qualifying has left him with a long ride on Sunday.
43 (32) Blake Koch Ford He’s certainly happy to be here.


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