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Juan Pablo Montoya has made 12 NSCS starts at Texas Motor Speedway, leading 12 laps and accumulating two top-10 finishes.

He has an average starting position of 16.3 and an average finishing position of 23.5 at the 1.5-mile track. His best starting position of third came in the fall of 2007, while his highest finishing position came in April 2009, when the No. 42 Chevrolet crossed the line in seventh. Montoya has 107 starts at tracks one to two-miles in length with two poles, nine top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. He has led 348 laps and currently has an average starting position of 20.5 and finishing position of 20.7.-Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Ross Chastain missed transferring into the second round of qualification for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway by .025 seconds, but he earned his career-best qualification effort and will line up 25th.

Chastain’s fastest lap in Coke 600 qualification was 187.624 mph. Chastain qualified 28th last week at Kansas Speedway and finished 26th, so this could be a good omen.
May 24 - 7:37 PM

Kevin Harvick failed pre-qualification inspection and will roll off the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway grid from the rear.

That actually makes Harvick a better value in games that offer place-differential points. No one would discount his potential for winning the race.
May 24 - 7:28 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Brad Keselowski, driving the No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang, had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Charlotte (NC) Motor Speedway.

His average speed of 178.763 mph was best of the six cars that ran at least 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 7 Justin Allgaier (175.835 mph), No. 98 Chase Briscoe (175.469), No. 5 Michael Annett (174.418), No. 12 Austin Cindric (173.579) and No. 61 Kaz Grala are the rest of the drivers on this list.
May 24 - 5:40 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Busch (No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota) led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Charlotte (NC) Motor Speedway.

A lap of 181.372 mph was the best of the 35 cars completing laps in this session. No. 22 Brad Keselowski, No. 23 Chase Elliott, No. 21 Daniel Hemric and No. 00 Cole Custer made up the rest of the top-five on the speed chart. The No. 78 Chevrolet, driven by Ray Black, was the slowest.
May 24 - 5:37 PM

Ryan Blaney posted the second fastest lap in Thursday’s practice session for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 189.673 mph.

Blaney has not typically qualified well at Charlotte. In six previous attempts, his best starting position was a seventh in this race last year. He also has not performed particularly well in race conditions with only one top-10 finish that came last fall.
May 24 - 3:55 PM

Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap in Thursday’s practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 190.134 mph.

Hamlin was the only driver to post a time in the 190s. This does not exactly make him a frontrunner for the pole, but he has led the field to green on two other occasions at Charlotte. He started first last fall before finishing fourth.
May 24 - 3:30 PM

Todd Gilliland picked up right where he left off. The second-generation racer was fastest in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards open testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway in early May, and he's top of the board in raceday practice Thursday afternoon.

Gilliland, in the No. 54 Frontline Enterprises Toyota, circled the 1.5-mile track in 29.408 seconds, an average speed of 183.624 mph, all in preparation for tonight's General Tire 150. Gilliland, 18, is one of the few drivers in the field who has raced at Charlotte. He finished 10th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race here last weekend.
May 24 - 3:00 PM

Aric Almirola has scored three top-15s in four races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year.

His three strongest results all came in a narrow band of ninth (at Kansas Speedway) though 13th (Atlanta Motor Speedway). It is unlikely he will jump all the way into the top five this week, but could still be fantasy relevant under the right circumstances.
May 24 - 1:51 PM

Landon Cassill has made six starts so far in 2018. Half of these ended in 20-something finishes with the other half in the 30s.

Two of Cassill’s 20-something results came on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks with a 21st at Texas Motor Speedway and a 25th at Kansas Speedway. That suggests he could be a solid value in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and should be watched closely in practice and qualification.
May 24 - 1:46 PM

Kyle Busch tied his career best finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway in last year’s Coke 600 when he finished finished second. Charlotte is the only current track in the Monster Energy Cup Series on which Busch has not captured the checkered flag.

The second place title was the thorn in Kyle Busch’s side at the start of his 2018 campaign. Busch finished runner-up in three of the first six races of the season before his three-race win streak. Busch also has three runner-up finishes in his last 18 points eligible races at Charlotte. Busch has the ability to capitalize on his early season heat and defeat his final asphalt foe.
May 24 - 1:15 PM

In just two previous ARCA Racing Series starts, Max Tullman is two for two in the top-10 finishes column. The Chester Springs, Pa. rookie will be going for his third top-10 run Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the General Tire 150.

Tullman is also bringing a new marketing partner along for the ride. Tullman will be featuring the State University of New Jersey, the Rutgers School of Business on his Mason Mitchell Motorsports No. 78 Chevrolet. To help prepare for his first career 1.5-mile race in ARCA competition, he participated in the ARCA open test at Charlotte in early May. He was joined by 2017 ARCA Racing Series champion Austin Theriault who will serve as a driver coach for Tullman at Charlotte.
May 24 - 10:38 AM




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