CONCORD, N.C. – The 52nd annual Coca-Cola 600 will be led to the green flag by Brad Keselowski with AJ Allmendinger to his outside. Keselowski posted a lap of 28.112 seconds, which equates to a speed of 192.089 mph. Allmendinger was less than six hundredths of a second behind at a speed of 191.693 mph.
Carl Edwards felt like he left a little on the track, which left him .001 seconds behind Allmendinger and on the inside of the second row. Edwards clocked a lap of 28.171 seconds for a speed of 191.686 mph. Denny Hamlin will take the green on the outside of row two after he ran a lap of 28.218 seconds, which translates to a 191.367-mph lap. Jeff Burton rounded out the top five in qualifying at 191.245 mph after tripping the timing light at 28.236 seconds.
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What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Friday with Tech Talk. Mike announces several shows each year for the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association. He also pops up everywhere from PRN Pit Reporters and the Press Box with Alan Smothers to SIRIUS XM Radio. He has announced at tracks all over the Southeast, starting at Millbridge Speedway. He's also announced at East Lincoln Speedway, Concord Speedway, Tri-County Speedway, Caraway Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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