2023 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Charlotte Race Page

Coca-Cola 600
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Time: 6:00pm/et
TV: FOX -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Ryan Blaney breaks 59-race NASCAR Cup Series drought with Coca-Cola 600 win: Finally. Breaking a 59-race drought in Monday’s rain-delayed Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ryan Blaney gave team owner Roger Penske his first same-year sweep of IndyCar’s biggest race and NASCAR’s longest. With a dominant No. 12 Team Penske Ford that gained long-run speed as the race progressed, Blaney led a race-high 163 of 400 laps and held off polesitter William Byron for his first victory on the 1.5-mile Charlotte oval and the eighth of his career.[Read More](5-29-2023)

#12-Ryan Blaney won the postponed Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday. The win is his 1st win of the year, 2nd at Charlotte (first at the oval) and 8th career win.
Pole sitter #24-Byron finished 2nd followed by #19-Truex, Jr., #23-Wallace, #45-Reddick, #8-Busch, #47-Stenhouse, Jr., #17-Buescher, #3-Dillon, and #38-Smith.
Blaney led 163 laps on the day, taking the lead from Byron just prior to the final caution of the day, with 25 laps remaining and keeping the lead for the rest.
There was a 30 minute red flag for rain on lap 157.
Stage 1 was won by #24-Byron. #17-Buescher took Stage 2. #12-Blaney won Stage 3.
There were 31 lead changes among 13 drivers and 16cautions for 83 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 120.468mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Charlotte:
Ryan Blaney won the Coca-Cola 600, his eighth victory in 284 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2023.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 13 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
William Byron (second) posted his third top-10 finish in seven races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2023.
Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 32 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Ty Gibbs (26th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Ross Chastain leads the point standings by 1 points over Ryan Blaney.

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Charlotte:
Race 14 of 26 in the regular season
1) #24-William Byron [3 wins], 442
2) #8-Kyle Busch [2 win], 392
3) #5-Kyle Larson [2 wins], 377
4) #12-Ryan Blaney, 445 [1 win]
5) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [1 win], 433
6) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 429
7) #45-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 409
8) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 400
9) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. [1 win], 358
10) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 357
11) #1-Ross Chastain, 446
12) #4-Kevin Harvick, 438
13) #6-Brad Keselowski, 394
14) #17-Chris Buescher, 368
15) #23-Bubba Wallace, 327
16) #48-Alex Bowman, 269
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings. (Points have been updated following Briscoe’s 120-point penalty)

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: None

Coca-Cola 600 postponed until Monday at 3:00pm/et; Xfinity race moved up to 11:00am/et: Due to inclement weather, NASCAR has announced that tonight’s Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will now start at 3 p.m. ET on Monday. Spectator gates and souvenir haulers will open at 9 a.m. in advance of the Alsco Uniforms 300, now rescheduled from Saturday to 11 a.m. Monday.[Read More]

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 sitter #24-Byron chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #4-Harvick took the 5th stall.
See all pit choices on the Charlotte Pit Stall page.

#24-William Byron will start from the Busch pole for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway after practice and qualifying were canceled due to rain.
#4-Harvick will start second followed by #6-Keselowski, #11-Hamlin, #8-Busch. #9-Elliott, #23-Wallace, #12-Blaney, #20-Bell, and #47-Stenhouse, Jr.
The lineup was set by the rule book, based on the qualifying metric (lowest score first).
See the complete the Coca-Cola 600 Starting Lineup.

Qualifying Order

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Yeley, #38-Smith, #48-Bowman, #51-Gilliland, #78-McLeod, #84-Johnson.
See the full entry list on the Coca-Cola 600 Entry List page.

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