Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2017 Charlotte Race Info
Information about the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017 on FOX; scheduled green flag 6:18pm/et
Charlotte Race Information.
Race Coverage of the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Television (TV): FOX at 6:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 4:30pm/et on FS1 and 5:30pm/et on FOX; green flag approx. 6:18pm/et
Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, May 29 at 3:00am/et on FS1
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 and notes:
slowest: #83-LaJoie 178.271 & #7-Yeley 176.183.
best 10 consecutive lap ave: #1-McMurray 180.914.
notes: #2-Keselowski made contact with the wall early but just suffered minor rear end damage.
Harvick wins Charlotte pole: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light pole for the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with speed of 193.424mph for his 3rd pole of 2017, 2nd at Charlotte and 20th of his career. Harvick has won 5 times from the 19 previous poles.
#18-Busch will start 2nd followed by #24-Elliott, #20-Kenseth, #77-Jones, #11-Hamlin, #21-Blaney, #78-Truex, jr., #14-Bowyer, #2-Keselowski, #1-McMurray, and #41-Busch.
#4-Harvick was fastest in the second round with a speed of 193.237mph.
#18-Busch was fastest in the first round with a speed of 191.381mph, will start 2nd.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 40 were entered for 40 spots
To the back: none reported
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Ross Chastain to make Cup debut at Dover
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All-Star Race final TV ratings
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Dover to honor Richard Petty's 80th birthday on Sunday, June 4
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Stewart-Haas Racing and Nature's Bakery reconcile
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Gordon Ramsay named grand marshal at Dover
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Ty Dillon named 'Most Interesting Sportsman in the World'
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Kyle Larson comments on qualifying issues
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NASCAR legend Jack Roush honored by SAE Foundation
Hall of Fame Nominee to receive Industry Leadership Award.
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The same resin used to improve the groove at Bristol last month will be used this week on the high groove in the corners at Charlotte Motor Speedway as track officials and NASCAR attempt to improve the ability for drivers to use the upper lane during the race Sunday.
To honor service members, NASCAR Salutes returns at Charlotte
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Motorcraft/Quick Lane, Wood Brothers Racing honor Kyle Petty's 1987 Coca-Cola 600-winning Thunderbird at DarlingtonBlaney Darlington scheme
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Sunday, May 28, 2017; Stages at laps: 100/200/300/400; green flag scheduled for 6:18pm/et, TV=FOX
40 teams entered.
Erik Jones was fastest, Jimmie Johnson second.
Harvick wins the pole; Kyle Busch starts second.
Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones were fastest.
Larson and Blaney were fastest.
The season's longest race is next for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 28. Get all the information and updates here.
Saturday, May 20. Open Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 6:20pm/et; All-Star Race Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:25pm/et
16 drivers are eligible for the All-Star race. 24 drivers are entered for the Open.
Kyle Larson was fastest.
Erik Jones was fastest
Kyle Larson wins the pole. Kyle Busch starts second.
Bowyer, Blaney and Suarez raced their way into the All-Star race. Elliott was the fan vote.
Kyle Busch wins the All-Star Race. Kyle Larson finished second.
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