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Starting Lineup: NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

Rain washed out practice and qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600. As a result, William Byron will start from the pole by way of the NASCAR Performance Metric Formula.


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Mother Nature truly didn't want the NASCAR Cup Series teams to get any track time ahead of Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as persistent rain caused NASCAR to call practice and qualifying for the season's longest race.

As a result of the qualifying rain-out, William Byron the driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will lead the field to green on Sunday. Kevin Harvick will line up from the outside of row 1 in Sunday's event.

Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch will round out the top-five starters for the race. The starting lineup was set by the NASCAR Performance Metric Formula, which takes into account a weighted average of several performance metrics for the last NASCAR Cup Series points race, as well as the 2023 point standings.

NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 Starting Lineup

RowPos.No.DriverTeamMakeMetric Score
ROW 1124William ByronHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet2.550
24Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas RacingFord3.900
ROW 236Brad KeselowskiRFK RacingFord7.100
411Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs RacingToyota8.050
ROW 358Kyle BuschRichard Childress RacingChevrolet8.100
69Chase ElliottHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet8.500
ROW 4723Bubba Wallace23XI RacingToyota9.050
812Ryan BlaneyTeam PenskeFord9.350
ROW 5920Christopher BellJoe Gibbs RacingToyota10.750
1047Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.JTG Daugherty RacingChevrolet12.950
ROW 61117Chris BuescherRFK RacingFord13.450
125Kyle LarsonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet14.550
ROW 71321Harrison BurtonWood Brothers RacingFord15.150
141Ross ChastainTrackhouse RacingChevrolet15.300
ROW 81545Tyler Reddick23XI RacingToyota15.600
1631Justin HaleyKaulig RacingChevrolet15.700
ROW 91722Joey LoganoTeam PenskeFord16.350
1819Martin Truex, Jr.Joe Gibbs RacingToyota17.750
ROW 101954Ty GibbsJoe Gibbs RacingToyota17.850
2014Chase BriscoeStewart-Haas RacingFord19.000
ROW 11212Austin CindricTeam PenskeFord19.100
2241Ryan PreeceStewart-Haas RacingFord21.400
ROW 122310Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas RacingFord23.950


Daniel SuarezTrackhouse RacingChevrolet24.550
ROW 1325


Corey LaJoieSpire MotorsportsChevrolet24.550
2643Erik JonesLEGACY MOTOR CLUBChevrolet24.700
ROW 142716AJ AllmendingerKaulig RacingChevrolet24.900
2842Noah GragsonLEGACY MOTOR CLUBChevrolet26.750
ROW 152938Zane SmithFront Row MotorsportsFord28.600
3034Michael McDowellFront Row MotorsportsFord29.000
ROW 163148Alex BowmanHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet29.500
3277Ty DillonSpire MotorsportsChevrolet30.700
ROW 17333Austin DillonRichard Childress RacingChevrolet33.450
3478BJ McLeodLive Fast MotorsportsChevrolet34.000
ROW 183551Todd GillilandRick Ware RacingFord35.300
3615JJ YeleyRick Ware RacingFord36.950
ROW 193784Jimmie JohnsonLEGACY MOTOR CLUBChevrolet41.000

Photo Credit: Craig White, Racing America

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