Posted: May 23, 2014
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) held practice and qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600 today at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS)

Qualifying Results
P1 Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Chevrolet SS – 27.705 seconds
P25 Kyle Larson, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS - 28.296 seconds
P26 Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS – 28.383 seconds

First Practice Results
P1 Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 Chevrolet SS – 27.941 seconds
P14 Kyle Larson, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS - 28.407 seconds
P24 Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS – 28.538 seconds

Details of the Day

• Jamie McMurray joined team partner LiftMaster today to announce that the No. 1 team will honor fallen firefighter Captain Jeff Bowens from Asheville, N.C., who’s name will be displayed over the right door of the No. 1 Chevy this weekend, as part of LiftMaster’s support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
• Before heading to CMS today for track activity, both Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray took part in Ganassi Fan Day at the Concord, N.C. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates race shop. Ganassi development driver Dylan Kwasniewski joined the pair for an autograph and Q&A session for race fans

Chris Heroy, Crew Chief No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS: “We didn’t have the best day with the Target Chevy, we narrowly missed transferring into the second round of qualifying, by just one position. We got behind on making adjustments to the cooling track temperatures and ended up in 25th position. Thankfully, we made some race runs earlier today and have some good direction for how we will approach Saturdays practice. We’ll go back to the shop tomorrow and work on finding some speed for the Target Chevy.”

Keith Rodden, Crew Chief No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS: “We had a productive day with the Cessna Chevy, but we still have a lot of work to accomplish before Sunday. We didn’t get the car freed up enough for Jamie and obviously disappointed that we didn’t transfer past the first round of qualifying. We have two more practices on Saturday to work on the car and get where we need to be for the (Coca-Cola) 600.”

The NSCS will not have any on-track activity tomorrow (Friday) at CMS, but will return to action on Saturday for the final two practices (9:30-10:20 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.) in preparation for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, which will be shown live on FOX television and broadcast live on Sirius/XM NASCAR Channel 90 and PRN Radio stations at 6 p.m ET.