They qualified Thursday Night for the longest race on the Sprint Cup Schedule. The fastest car for a couple laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway was Brad Keselowski. The Blue Duece took the pole with a speed of 192.089 mph. A.J. Allmendinger will start on the outside of row number
Carl Edwards the points leader will start 3rd in a different car than the one he took to victory lane in the All-Star race; Edwards wrecked that car during his celebration. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. driving the famed number 21 Wood Brothers car will start 9th.