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Charlotte Motor Speedway - Coca-Cola 600

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: June 2, 2020, 11:27 am ET

NASCAR's next phase of schedule catch-up involves four-straight days of competition for the three primary series, all at the Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). It began with NASCAR's longest race of the season; the 400-lap, 600-mile Cup Series' Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night, May 24. After 50 laps, there was a 1 hour "red flag" delay due to rain and track drying. The race was also extended to 405 laps, 607.5 miles overtime when caution came out with 3 laps to go. This resulted in the checkered flag waving for Brad Keselowski in the wee hours of Monday morning. 

On Monday night, the XFINITY Series features the 200-lap Alsco 300. The NASCAR Gander Truck Series teams will resume the 2020 season with the 134-lap NC Education Lottery 200 on Tuesday night. Finally, the Cup drivers get another shot at competing at the 1.5 mile track in Wednesday night's 208-lap Alsco Uniforms 500. The latest results and upcoming scheduled events for NASCAR feeder series are included below as well as details on all tracks mentioned in this column.

                        NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)

Sun, May 24 - Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) - 600 laps
- Kurt Busch (#1 Chevrolet Camaro) won the Busch Pole Award with a lap of 181.269 mph. This is his 28th pole in 691 NCS races. It is his 1st pole and 3rd top-10 start in 2020 and his 1st pole in 38 races at CMS. Jimmie Johnson (2nd) posted his 4th top-10 start of 2020 and his 25th in 36 Charlotte races. Chase Elliott (3rd) posted his 4th top-10 start at CMS. It is his third in 7 races this season. Tyler Reddick (5th) was the fastest qualifying Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender. Did not qualify: No one, 40 cars entered for 40-car lineup.

- Brad Keselowski (#2 Ford Mustang) scored his 31st victory in 384 NCS races. This is his 1st victory and 4th top-10 finish in 2020. It is his 2nd victory and 9th top-10 finish in 20 races at Charlotte. Chase Elliott (2nd) posted his 4th top-10 finish in 8 races at CMS. It is his 4th top-10 finish in 2020. Ryan Blaney (3rd) earned his 2nd top-10 finish in 9 CMS races. Tyler Reddick (8th) was the highest finishing ROTY. Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 23 points over Joey Logano. Next on the NCS schedule: Wed, May 27 - Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) - 208 laps.

TOP 16 - NCS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Joey Logano
3. Alex Bowman
4. Chase Elliott +1
5. Brad Keselowski +1
6. Martin Truex Jr. +2
7. Ryan Blaney +4
8. Denny Hamlin -4
9. Kyle Busch +4
10. Aric Almirola -3
11. Matt DiBenedetto -2
12. Kurt Busch +2
13. Erik Jones +2
14. Clint Bowyer -4
15. Jimmie Johnson -3
16. Tyler Reddick +1

                            NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)

Mon, May 25 - Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) - 200 laps
- Qualifying was not held for this event. The lineup was set by an agreed upon random drawing. P1 went to Ross Chastain (#10 Chevrolet Camaro) with #19 Brandon Jones sharing Row 1 in the P2 spot. #11 Justin Haley, #7 Justin Allgaier, #18 Riley Herbst, #22 Austin Cindric, #39 Ryan Sieg, #98 Chase Briscoe, #1 Michael Annett and #9 Noah Gragson made up the remainder of the top-10 in the starting lineup.

TOP 12 - NXS Playoff Contenders (prior to May 25th race):
1. Chase Briscoe +1
2. Harrison Burton -1
3. Austin Cindric
4. Noah Gragson +2
5. Ross Chastain
6. Justin Allgaier +3
7. Ryan Sieg
8. Justin Haley
9. Brandon Jones -5
10. Michael Annett
11. Riley Herbst
12. Brandon Brown

                     NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (GOT)

Next up for the GOT: Tue, May 26 - NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway - 134 laps.

TOP 10 - GOT Playoff Contenders:
1. Austin Hill
2. Johnny Sauter
3. Ben Rhodes
4. Brett Moffitt
5. Sheldon Creed
6. Zane Smith
7. Grant Enfinger
8. Christian Eckes
9. Todd Gilliland
10. Codie Rohrbaugh

                          NASCAR Feeder Series

ARCA Menards Series: Fri, March 6 - General Tire 150 - Phoenix Raceway (PR) - 150 laps
Winner: Chandler Smith - Pole: Ty Gibbs - Points Leader: Michael Self
Next: Sat, June 20 - General Tire 200 - Talladega Superspeedway

ARCA Menards East:
2020 Season Opener: Sat, June 13 - Herr's Potato Chips 200 - Toledo Speedway - 200 laps

ARCA Menards West: Thu, Feb. 20 - Star Nursery 150 - The Bullring at Las Vegas
Winner: Sam Mayer - Pole: Sam Mayer - Points Leader: Sam Mayer
Next: Not yet announced.

Whelen Modified Tour:
2020 Season Opener: Sat, May 30 - Wade Cole Memorial 133 - Myrtle Beach Speedway

Pinty's Series:
2020 Season Opener: Not yet announced.

Peak Mexico Series:
2020 Season Opener: Not yet announced.

                                Track Details

Charlotte Motor Speedway - 1.5-mile oval in Concord, North Carolina
Darlington Raceway - 1.366-mile oval in Darlington, South Carolina
Las Vegas Motor Speedway (The Bullring) - 3/8-mile paved oval in Las Vegas, Nevada
Myrtle Beach Speedway - 0.538-mile oval in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Phoenix Raceway - 1-mile tri-oval in Avondale, Arizona
Toledo Speedway - 0.5-mile oval in Toledo, Ohio

Anthony Ballantoni
Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at Rotoworld.com.