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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Charlotte Coca-Cola 600 Race Page

Sunday, May 24, 2020 - Charlotte Motor Speedway
6:00pm/et
Laps: 400 - Stages: 100/200/300/400
TV: FOX -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Weekend on-track schedule

REVISED:

Saturday, May 23
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
12:00 PM-12:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
2:00 PM-2:30 PM SAFETY & COMMUNICATIONS MEETING (TELECONFERENCE)
3:00 PM-5:00 PM BROADCASTING SET-UP
3:30 PM-5:30 PM DRIVER/OWNER MOTORHOME PARKING (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:30 PM-8:30 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Sunday, May 24
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
** ENTRANCE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE BY DEPARTMENT **
8:00 AM-5:30 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
12:00 PM-12:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (TELECONFERENCE)
12:30 PM-1:00 PM PACE VEHICLE CALIBRATION
2:05 PM NCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)
5:30 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (RADIO CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT)
5:50 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
6:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 100/200/300/400 LAPS = 600 MILES)
11:30 PM NCS HAULERS EXIT


Race Rundown

Late caution propels Brad Keselowski to victory in Coca-Cola 600: A late caution set Brad Keselowski up for victory in NASCAR’s longest race-and set Chase Elliott up for a second straight crushing disappointment. In Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600, which went to overtime for the second time in its history, Keselowski surged ahead after a restart on Lap 404 and beat Jimmie Johnson to the finish line by .293 seconds to win a race that stretched to 607.5 miles, longest in NASCAR history.[Read More]

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#2-Brad Keselowski won the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st of the year, 2nd win at Charlotte and 31st career win.
#9-Elliott finished 2nd followed by #12-Blaney, #18-Busch, #4-Harvick, #19-Truex, Jr., pole winner #1-Busch, #8-Reddick, #95-Bell, and #17-Buescher.
#48-Jimmie Johnson initially finished second but his car failed post-race inspection.  He was disqualified and moved to 40th place.
#9-Elliott was cruising to the win when the caution came out with two laps remaining for a spin by #24-Byron.  Elliott and a few drivers pitted while Keselowski, Johnson, and others stayed out.
On the first attempt at NASCAR Overtime, Keselowski held the lead for the final two laps and Elliott could only get back up to 3rd place.
Stage 1 & 2 were won by #88-Bowman. Stage 3 was won by #22-Logano.
There were 20 lead changes among 11 drivers and 8 cautions for 52 yellow flag laps.
The race was stopped on lap 50 for rain. There was a red flag of just over one hour for track drying.
The average speed of the race was: 135.024mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Charlotte:
Brad Keselowski won the 61st Annual COCA-COLA 600, his 31st victory in 384 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his second victory and ninth top-10 finish in 20 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Chase Elliott (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in eight races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2020.
Ryan Blaney (third) posted his second top-10 finish in nine races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (eighth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 23 points over Joey Logano.
(NASCAR)(5-24-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings After Charlotte (May 24):
1) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 268 pts
2) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 win], 209
3) #4-Kevin Harvick [1 win], 291
4) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win], 266
5) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 235
6) #9-Chase Elliott, 241
7) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 235
8) #12-Ryan Blaney, 212
9) #18-Kyle Busch, 209
10) #10-Aric Almirola, 208
11) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 190
12) #1-Kurt Busch, 183
13) #20-Erik Jones, 182
14) #14-Clint Bowyer, 171
15) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 162
16) #8-Tyler Reddick, 162
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #21-DiBenedetto (backup car), #2-Keselowski (unapproved adjustments), #7-Yeley (unapproved adjustments), #10-Almirola (unapproved adjustments), #66-Hill (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been made. Selections were made based on the finishing order of Wednesday night’s race at Darlington.
Darlington race winner #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 1.
Darlington 2nd place finisher #18-Busch took the 22nd stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(5-22-2020)

#1-Kurt Busch won the Busch pole for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with speed of 181.268mph for his 1st pole of the year, 2nd pole at Charlotte (first on the oval) and 28th of his career.
#48-Johnson will start second, followed by #9-Elliott, #42-Kenseth, #8-Reddick, #3-Dillon, #22-Logano, #19-Truex, Jr. #2-Keselowski, and #24-Byron.
See qualifying results (pdf) and the Coca-Cola 600 Starting Lineup (pdf).(5-24-2020)

Charlotte Motor Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Kurt Busch won the Busch Pole Award for the 61st Annual COCA-COLA 600 with a lap of 29.79 seconds, 181.269 mph.
This is his 28th pole in 691 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2020.
This is his first pole in 38 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2020 and his 25th in 36 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Chase Elliott (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his third in seven races this season.
Tyler Reddick (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(5-24-2020)

Qualifying Order for the Cola Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Teams participated in a random draw for order based on finish in Wednesday’s race at Darlington. The top 20 finishers at Darlington drew for spots 21-40 and finishers 21-40 drew for the first 20 spots in the order. #78-McLeod will go out first, #19-Truex, Jr. will go out last.

Crew Rosters

Entry List for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #7-Yeley, #27-Gaulding, #51-Gase, #53-Smithley, #66-Hill, #77-Chastain, #78-McLeod.
Since 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full list on the Coca-Cola 600 Entry List page.

Pit selection process:

  • Order based on finishing position from the May 20th race at Darlington, followed by new entries in order of points. Pit stalls will be picked in advance and the pit boxes will be in the stalls when the teams arrive.

Starting lineup process:

  • Based on qualifying.

There will be a competition caution on lap 20.

Goodyear Tire Notes

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley
Command: Gen. Milley
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Rev. Franklin Graham
National Anthem: Edward Schrank
Flyover: Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation

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