Pole qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday had Kyle Busch taking the top spot with a lap of 197.390 MPH . Jeff Gordon was second at 197.217 MPH and Denny Hamlin was third. Top names like Jimmy Johnson, Brad Keselowski, and Joey Logano all had disappointing times, as Johnson wound up 21st, Logano was 13th and Keselowski 17th. Dale Earnhardt was ninth, Ryan Newman fifth, and Kevin Harvick was seventh. The race starts Saturday night at 7:30PM (Bank of America 500) and the Nationwide race Friday night starts at 7:30PM.