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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 Race Page

Coca-Cola 600
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Time: 6:00pm/et
TV: FOX -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Kyle Larson delivers record 269th Hendrick win in dominant run at Charlotte: In dominating fashion, Kyle Larson won NASCAR’s longest race on Sunday night and in the process gave team owner Rick Hendrick a record 269th victory, most in NASCAR Cup Series history. Larson’s win in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the eighth of his career and his second of the season, guaranteeing the driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet a spot in the postseason Playoffs. By the time he crossed the finish line at the end of 400 laps, Larson held a 10.051-second lead over runner-up and teammate Chase Elliott.[Read More](5-30-2021)

#5-Kyle Larson won the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his 2nd win of the year, 1st win at Charlotte and 8th career win.
#9-Elliott finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #24-Byron, #48-Bowman, #3-Dillon, #11-Hamlin, #17-Buescher, #8-Reddick, and #4-Harvick.
Larson totally dominated the race, starting from the pole and leading 7 different times for 327 laps.  He also won the first, second, and third stages.  He pulled away over the final stage to win by just over 10 seconds.
There were 23 lead changes among 13 drivers and 4 cautions for 26 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 150.785mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Charlotte:
Kyle Larson won the 62nd Annual COCA-COLA 600, his eighth victory in 238 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 12 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Chase Elliott (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 10 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2021.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his 20th top-10 finish in 33 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (23rd) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is Hendrick Motorsport’s 269th NASCAR Cup Series victory – the series-most for a single organization.
(NASCAR)(5-30-2021)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Charlotte:
(race 15 of 26 in the regular season)
1) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [3 wins], 486
2) #5-Kyle Larson [2 wins], 557
3) #48-Alex Bowman [2 wins], 405
4) #24-William Byron [1 win], 557
5) #9-Chase Elliott, [1 win], 541
6) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 506
7) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 482
8) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 476
9) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 448
10) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 350
11) #34-Michael McDowell [1 win], 346
12) #11-Denny Hamlin, 633 [point leader]
13) #4-Kevin Harvick, 468
14) #3-Austin Dillon, 407
15) #8-Tyler Reddick, 376
16) #17-Chris Buescher, 370
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 315
18) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 308
19) #1-Kurt Busch, 287
20) #42-Ross Chastain, 283
See the Driver Points Standings and Owners Point Standings.

Cars to the rear: #1-Busch (unapproved adjustments), #78-McLeod (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.
Pole winner #5-Larson chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #47-Stenhouse, Jr. took the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart page.(5-29-2021)

#5-Kyle Larson won the Busch pole for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with speed of 180.282 mph for his 1st pole at Charlotte and 9th of his career.
#47-Stenhouse, Jr. will start second followed by #9-Elliott, #24-Byron, #4-Harvick, #3-Dillon, #48-Bowman, #19-Truex, Jr., #99-Suarez, and #42-Chastain.
See the complete qualifying results and the Coca-Cola 600 Starting Lineup page.(5-29-2021)

Charlotte Motor Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Kyle Larson won the Pole Award for the 62nd Annual COCA-COLA 600 with a lap of 29.953 seconds, 180.282 mph.
This is his ninth pole in 238 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and ninth top-10 start in 2021.
This is his first pole in 12 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2021 and his fourth in 17 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Chase Elliott (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his 11th in 15 races this season.
Chase Briscoe (21st) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR)(5-29-2021)

Qualifying Order

Paint Schemes

Practice for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over after 50 scheduled minutes. The top 5 were:
#3-Dillon 180.935
#48-Bowman 180.838
#5-Larson 180.808
#43-Jones 180.319
#22-Logano 180.096
Slowest: #15-Davison 169.492 & #66-Starr 167.890mph
Most laps run: #18-Busch, 46 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 26 drivers): #5-Larson 164.106
See the speeds on the Coca-Cola 600 Practice speeds page.(5-28-2021)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Davison, #51-Smithley, #53-Ware, #66-Starr, #77-Haley.
See the full entry list on the Coca-Cola 600 Entry List page.

There will be one practice session and qualifying for the Charlotte Race.

2021 Cup Series: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway TandemDraft Stats


Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, May 27
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, May 28
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
12:30 PM-3:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
3:00 PM-9:30 PM NCS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
3:00 PM-10:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
7:00 PM-7:50 PM NCS PRACTICE

Saturday, May 29
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
6:30 AM-12:00 PM NCS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
6:30 AM-1:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
11:05 AM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)

Sunday, May 30
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY
3:00 PM-5:00 PM NCS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
3:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
5:40 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
5:45 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
6:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 100/200/300/400 LAPS = 600 MILES)
11:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT