Jeff Gordon knocks Kevin Harvick off the Sprint Cup pole at Charlotte

Nick Bromberg
October 11, 2013

Hey, whaddya know? That was an entertaining qualifying session.

A flurry of fast cars late in Thursday's Sprint Cup qualifying session for Saturday's race at Charlotte ended with the last car, Jeff Gordon, on top and on the pole for Saturday night's race.

He knocked off Kevin Harvick, who had taken the pole on the run prior to Gordon's. Harvick had previously knocked Greg Biffle off the pole, who had taken it from Kasey Kahne, who starts fifth. Kahne had held it for most of the session.

Jimmie Johnson is fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is sixth. Ryan Newman starts seventh while Kyle and Kurt Busch will be in the fifth row in ninth and 10th. Joey Logano is 12th, Clint Bowyer is 14th, Carl Edwards is 15th and Matt Kenseth is 20th.