William Byron’s 180.264mph lap was sufficient to make sure about him the temporary post right off the bat in the meeting. Be that as it may, it would not hold as partner Jimmie Johnson, a four-time victor of the Coca-Cola 600, assumed control over the top spot with 181.214mph lap.
With no training, the track was tricky for a few. J.J. Yeley chop down a left back tire on his pursue a huge tire rub during his lap.
Matt DiBenedetto hammered the divider on the exit of Turn 4 during his lap, compelling the Wood Brothers to reveal the reinforcement vehicle.
Before long, Aric Almirola spun sideways, reaching the outside divider as his vehicle slid into the infield.
A few drivers went after Johnson’s lap, however none could appear to top the No. 48 machine.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kurt Busch was at long last ready to unseat Johnson in the end snapshots of the meeting, taking shaft position by simply 0.009s (181.269mph). For Busch, this is his 28th profession shaft and his first in NACAR’s longest race.
“I’m simply so glad for Matt McCall (team boss) and all our folks and the manner in which we need to convey at this moment and get past everything, for example, those very late subtleties and those fine changes,” Busch said. “I mean – goodness. What a Chevrolet and being forthcoming – this is quite sweet.
“It’s an amazing shaft. I was extremely increasingly prepared for downforce and being prepared for 600 miles. This implies Matt McCall has something at his disposal and we ought to be acceptable today!’
This will be Johnson’s seventh first column turn over at Charlotte Motor Speedway and his fourth in the 600.
Pursue Elliott will qualified third, Matt Kenseth fourth, Tyler Reddick fifth, Austin Dillon 6th, Joey Logano seventh, Martin Truex Jr. eighth, Brad Keselowski ninth, and William Byron tenth.
Keselowski, Almirola, Yeley, and Timmy Hill will begin from the back for unapproved alterations while DiBenedetto will begin from the back for changing to the reinforcement vehicle.