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Coca-Cola 600

Charlotte Motor Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #13 of 36

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 6:18pm/et
Laps/Stages: 400 laps total. Stages end on laps: 100/200/300/400


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 6:00pm/et, FOX and FOX Sports GO streaming (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Performance Racing Network (PRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Thursday, May 23, 2:35-3:25pm/et, TV-FS1;
Saturday, May 25, 8:35-9:25am/et, TV-FS1;
Saturday, May 25, 11:05-11:55am/et, TV-FS1.
Qualifying: Thursday, May 23 at 7:10pm/et, TV-FS1.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Wednesday, May 22
7:00 PM 9:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Thursday, May 23
11:30 AM-9:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
1:30 PM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
2:35 PM-3:25 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
7:10 PM MENCS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)

Saturday, May 25
7:30 AM-2:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
8:35 AM-9:25 AM MENCS 2ND PRACTICE
11:05 AM-11:55 AM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, May 26
12:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
4:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (NASCAR XFINITY GARAGE AREA)
5:30 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
6:00 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 100/200/300/400 LAPS = 600 MILES)

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Contingency Awards
Race Results
Updated Race Results (with stage 3 positions)
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumlative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Practice 3 Speeds
Practice 2 Speeds
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Coca-Cola 600 Paint Schemes

Martin Truex Jr. rallies for dramatic Coca-Cola 600 victory: Martin Truex Jr. survived an early brush with the outside wall and a frenetic restart with five laps left to win Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On a race that featured 16 cautions—most since the record 22 in 2005—Truex made a four-wide pass to the inside coming off Turn 2 on Lap 396 of 400 at the 1.5-mile track and beat runner-up Joey Logano to the finish line by .330 seconds.[More](5-26-2019)

#19-Martin Truex, Jr. won the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his 3rd win of 2019, 3rd win at Charlotte and 22nd career win.
#22-Logano finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #9-Elliott, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #37-Buescher, #88-Bowman, #48-Johnson, pole sitter #24-Byron, and #4-Harvick.
A late caution brought the final green flag out with five laps remaining. Truex, Jr. restarted in 3rd but quickly took the lead and crossed the finish line .330 seconds ahead of Logano.
Stage 1 & 2 were won by #2-Keselowski. He finished 19th after a late race spin. Stage 3 was won by #19-Truex, Jr.
There were 30 lead changes among 11 drivers and 16 cautions for 80 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 124.074mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Charlotte
Martin Truex Jr won the 60th Annual COCA-COLA 600, his 22nd victory in 490 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his third victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his third victory and 11th top-10 finish in 27 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano (second) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 20 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2019.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 30 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Matt Tifft (20th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 0 points over Joey Logano.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(5-26-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Charlotte:
1) #18-Kyle Busch [3 wins] 528pts (points leader)
2) #2-Brad Keselowski [3 wins]
3) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [3 wins]
4) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins]
5) #22-Joey Logano [1 win]
6) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win]
7) #4-Kevin Harvick, 478, -50
8) #1-Kurt Busch, 406, -122
9) #12-Ryan Blaney, 376, -152
10) #88-Alex Bowman, 373, -155
11) #14-Clint Bowyer, 370, -158
12) #10-Aric Almirola, 360, -168
13) #41-Daniel Suarez, 334, -194
14) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 324, -204
15) #24-William Byron, 316, -212
16) #42-Kyle Larson, 311, -217
currently outside the playoffs:
#20-Erik Jones, 309, -219
#6-Ryan Newman, 305, -223
#17-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 303, -225
#21-Paul Menard, 290, -239
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #36-Tifft (two pre-race inspection failures)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #24-Byron chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #10-Almirola took the 15th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#18-Busch, starts 3rd and chose the 22nd stall.
The final pit stall was taken by #3-Dillon, who starts 4th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(5-23-2019)

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest:
#41-Suarez 180.705
#8-Hemric 180.687
#11-Hamlin 180.554
#47-Preece 180.469
#18-Busch 180.276
Slowest: #13-Dillon 177.096 & #00-Cassill 175.741
Most laps run: #9-Elliott, 62 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 32 drivers): #18-Busch 179.485mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(5-25-2019)

First Saturday practice for the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#41-Suarez 182.143
#18-Busch 182.051
#3-Dillon 181.488
#12-Blaney 181.397
#4-Harvick 181.366
Slowest: #27-Sorenson 173.572 & #66-Gase 166.436.
Most laps run: #10-Almirola, 50 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 29 drivers):#3-Dillon 180.639mph.
Notes: #6-Newman got into the outside wall as practice was ending. The team will repair the car.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds page (pdf).(5-25-2019)

Charlotte native William Byron wins pole for Coca-Cola 600: On Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski opined that the Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolets were the fastest cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage. Turns out he was right—about one of them, at least. As twilight approached at the 1.5-mile intermediate track, William Byron turned a lap in 29.440 seconds (183.424 mph) in his No. 24 Chevy to win the pole position for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), earning the distinction as the youngest pole winner in the 60-year history of NASCAR’s longest race—and at Charlotte Motor Speedway, for that matter.[More](5-23-2019)

#24-William Byron won the Busch pole for the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 183.424mph for his 2nd pole of 2019, 1st at Charlotte and 2nd of his career.
#10-Almirola will start 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #3-Dillon, #4-Harvick, #41-Suarez, #22-Logano, #14-Bowyer, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., and #8-Hemric.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 40 were entered for 40 spots
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(5-23-2019)

Charlotte Motor Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Crew Chief: Chad Knaus
William Byron won the Pole Award for the 60th Annual COCA-COLA 600 with a lap of 29.44 seconds, 183.424 mph.
This is his second pole in 49 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his second pole and seventh top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Aric Almirola (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2019 and his fourth in 13 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his 17th top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his seventh in 13 races this season.
Daniel Hemric (10th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(5-23-2019)

First practice for the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#8-Hemric 182.791
#9-Elliott 182.340
#24-Byron 182.211
#18-Busch 182.168
#48-Johnson 182.008
Slowest: #77-Houff 169.806 & #66-Gase 167.515
Most laps run: #00-Cassill, 37 laps.
#00-Cassill was the only driver to run 10 or more consecutive laps.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(5-23-2019)

Entry List for the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #27-Sorenson, #51-Ware, #52-Currey, #53-McLeod, #66-Gase, #77-Houff, #96-Kligerman.
Since 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).


RACE AND TRACK NEWS AND LINKS

Sunday Charlotte Notebook

Saturday Charlotte Notebook

Thursday Charlotte Notebook

Weekend Preview: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Coca-Cola 600

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 2018: see the Charlotte Race Info page
September 2018: see the Charlotte Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller
Command to start engines: U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis
Honorary Pace Car Driver: WWE’s Charlotte Flair
Color Guard: The United States Honor Guard Color Team from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC
Invocation: Will Graham
National Anthem: U.S. Navy MUC William Edwards
Flyover: MV-22 Ospreys


WEATHER

Weather Channel – Concord, NC
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
WeatherBug
Weather Underground
Brian Neudorff @NASCAR_WXMAN
Aaron Studwell @RaceWeather


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Goodyear Tire Notes – Charlotte