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Coca-Cola 600
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Sun, May 29 2016
7:00pm ET - FOX

Race Data

Race #: 13 of 36
Event: Coca-Cola 600
Location: Charlotte
Track Size: 1.5 Miles
Track Type: Quad-Oval
Total Laps: 400
Total Miles: 600
2015-1 Winner: Carl Edwards
2015-2 Winner: Joey Logano
Pit Speed: 45 mph

Previous Winners

(Active Drivers)
7 Jimmie Johnson 03/04/04/05/05/09/14
4 Kasey Kahne 06/06/12/13
4 Jeff Gordon 98/99/99/07
3 Kevin Harvick 11/13/14
2 Jamie McMurray 02/10
2 Jeff Burton 01/08
1 Brad Keselowski 13
1 Clint Bowyer 12
1 Matt Kenseth 11
1 Kurt Busch 10
1 David Reutimann 09
1 Casey Mears 07
1 Tony Stewart 03
1 Carl Edwards 15
1 Joey Logano 15

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Talladega will no longer be NASCAR elimination race in 2017


KANSAS CITY, Kan. - NASCAR has decided that unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway won't be an elimination race in next year's championship Chase, instead taking the pivotal stop to Kansas Speedway.

The two tracks swapped dates Thursday in the most significant change to the 2017 schedule .

To the frustration of many drivers, Talladega had been the third race in the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The chaotic finish last year, when a wreck prevented Dale Earnhardt Jr. from having a chance to race Joey Logano for the victory, only underscored those opinions.

Logano was already locked into the next round of the Chase, but Earnhardt needed a win to advance. NASCAR's most popular driver finished second under caution and was eliminated from championship contention.

Things were just as chaotic at Talladega last weekend, when several multi-car accidents involved 35 cars. Some drivers opined that they'd rather sit at home than run at the restrictor-plate track.

"It's something that we've been talking about, the Chase in its totality and the races within the Chase and trying to find the right opportunity to maximize the 10 events," said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR's senior vice president of racing operations. "The way we looked at it, we have an incredible racing product at Talladega, and in order to maximize the schedule - we know Talladega, no matter where we place it in the Chase, is going to provide a very high level of racing action and it really stands on its own.

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The 2016 Coca-Cola 600

Courtesy of NASCAR Media


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 23, 2016) - Below is a look at the top statistical performers at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina going into the Coca-Cola 600 on May 29 (6 p.m. ET on FOX).

 

48 different drivers have won at Charlotte Motor Speedway, led by Jimmie Johnson with seven wins.  

 

         Youngest Charlotte winner: Jeff Gordon (05/29/1994 - 22 years, 9 months, 25 days).

         Oldest Charlotte winner: Cale Yarborough (10/06/1985 - 46 years, 6 months, 9 days).

         Nine drivers have posted their first career NSCS win at Charlotte: David Pearson (5/28/1961), Buddy Baker (10/15/1967), Charlie Glotzbach (10/20/1968), Jeff Gordon (5/29/1994), Bobby Labonte (5/28/1995), Matt Kenseth (5/28/2000), Jamie McMurray (10/13/2002), Casey Mears (5/27/2007) and David Reutimann (5/25/2009).

         Nine drivers have posted consecutive wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including three consecutive by NASCAR Hall of Famer Fred Lorenzen (fall 1964 and both 1965) and four-straight by Jimmie Johnson (2004 and 2005 sweeps).

         A season sweep at Charlotte has occurred eight times, including each season from 2004-2007.

         Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at Charlotte in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 18: Jimmie Johnson (seven), Jeff Gordon (five), Darrell Waltrip (two), Ken Schrader (one), Terry Labonte (one), Casey Mears (one) and Kasey Kahne (one).  

         Eight different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Charlotte; led by Chevrolet with 43 victories; followed by Ford (30), Dodge (15), Pontiac (8), Mercury (7), Buick (4), Plymouth (4) and Toyota (3).

         15 of the 114 (13.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Charlotte have been won from the Coors Light pole; the most recent was Jimmie Johnson in 2014 (Coca-Cola 600).

         The second-place starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (17) than any other starting position at Charlotte Motor Speedway.    
 

Wins

         32 of the 114 (28.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Charlotte have been won from the front row: 15 from the pole and 17 from second-place.

         87 of the 114 (76.3%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Charlotte have been won from a top-10 starting position.

         Nine of the 114 (7.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Charlotte have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.

         The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Charlotte is 37th, by Jimmie Johnson in the Coca-Cola 600 of 2003.

         Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Charlotte without visiting Victory Lane at 32; followed by Ryan Newman with 30.

Additional Finishing Positions

         Richard Petty leads the series in runner-up finishes at Charlotte with nine. Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth lead all active drivers with three each.

         NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Bobby Allison are tied for the series most top-five finishes at Charlotte with 23 each. Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers with 13; followed by Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth with 10 each.  

         Richard Petty leads the series in top-10 finishes at Charlotte with 31. Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth lead all active drivers with 17 each.   

         Joey Logano leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Charlotte with a 9.571.

Track / Event Specific Stats

         Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the May 29, 2005 race won by Jimmie Johnson over Bobby Labonte with a MOV of 0.027 second.

         There have been three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but only once for the Coca-Cola 600 (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): fall of 2005 (334/336), fall of 2007 (334/337) and the 2011 Coca-Cola 600 (400/402).

         Five of the 114 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions; the most recent was the 2009 Coca-Cola 600 won by David Reutimann and Michael Waltrip Racing. Four of the five races shortened were the 600-mile events (1968, 1997, 2003 and 2009).   

         Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway twice; the fall race of 2002 and the fall race of 2008.   

         Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Charlotte with 1,735 laps led in 29 starts.

 

Female Competitor Stats

         Two female drivers have competed at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Janet Guthrie and Danica Patrick.

Driver

Starting Position

Finishing Position

Date

Driver Rating

Danica Patrick

24

19

10/11/2015

61.7

Danica Patrick

20

22

5/24/2015

58.4

Danica Patrick

14

26

10/11/2014

61.8

Danica Patrick

4

39

5/25/2014

63.5

Danica Patrick

35

20

10/12/2013

55.2

Danica Patrick

24

29

5/26/2013

49.1

Danica Patrick

40

30

5/27/2012

42.9

Averages

23.0

26.4

 

56.1

Driver

Starting Position

Finishing Position

Date

 

Janet Guthrie

31

35

10/8/1978

 

Janet Guthrie

27

9

10/9/1977

 

Janet Guthrie

26

22

10/10/1976

 

Janet Guthrie

27

15

5/30/1976

 

Averages

27.8

20.3

 

 

 

NASCAR in North Carolina

         There have been 522 NASCAR Sprint Cup races among 28 tracks in North Carolina.

Track Name

City

NSCS

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Concord

114

North Wilkesboro Speedway

North

93

Rockingham Speedway

Rockingham

78

Hickory Speedway

Hickory

35

Asheville-Weaverville Speedway

Weaverville

34

Occoneechee Speedway

Hillsboro

32

Bowman Gray Stadium

Winston-Salem

29

Southern States Fairgrounds

Charlotte

17

Charlotte Speedway

Charlotte

12

Concord Speedway

Concord

12

Wilson Speedway

Wilson

12

New Asheville Speedway

Asheville

8

Dog Track Speedway

Moyock

7

Raleigh Speedway

Raleigh

7

Cleveland County Fairgrounds

Shelby

6

Champion Speedway

Fayetteville

4

Greensboro Agriculture Fairgrounds

Greensboro

3

North Carolina State Fairgrounds

Raleigh

3

Tar Heel Speedway

Randleman

3

Forsyth County Fairgrounds

Winston-Salem

2

Harris Speedway

Harris

2

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville

2

Tri-City Speedway

High Point

2

Gastonia Fairgrounds

Gastonia

1

Harnett Speedway

Spring Lake

1

McCormick Field

Asheville

1

Salisbury Super Speedway

Salisbury

1

Star Lite Speedway

Monroe

1

 

North Carolina Drivers In NASCAR

         436 drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as North Carolina.

         49 drivers from North Carolina have won at least one race in NASCAR's three national series; 29 have won in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Driver

NSCS

NXS

NCWTS

Richard Petty

200

0

0

Dale Earnhardt

76

21

0

Lee Petty

54

0

0

Ned Jarrett

50

0

0

Junior Johnson

50

0

0

Herb Thomas

48

0

0

Buck Baker

46

0

0

Bobby Isaac

37

0

0

Dale Jarrett

32

11

0

Rex White

28

0

0

Dale Earnhardt Jr

26

24

0

Jim Paschal

25

0

0

Benny Parsons

21

0

0

Speedy Thompson

20

0

0

Buddy Baker

19

0

0

Harry Gant

18

21

0

Bob Welborn

9

0

0

Kyle Petty

8

0

0

Morgan Shepherd

4

15

0

Bill Blair

3

0

0

Gwyn Staley

3

0

0

Brian Vickers

3

3

0

Billy Myers

2

0

0

Jimmy Pardue

2

0

0

Richard Brickhouse

1

0

0

Phil Parsons

1

2

0

Leon Sales

1

0

0

Buddy Shuman

1

0

0

Donald Thomas

1

0

0

Jack Ingram

0

31

0

Tommy Houston

0

24

0

Sam Ard

0

22

0

Robert Pressley

0

10

2

Austin Dillon

0

7

7

Ryan Blaney

0

4

4

Scott Riggs

0

4

5

Hank Parker Jr

0

2

0

Johnny Rumley

0

2

0

Dennis Setzer

0

2

18

Ed Berrier

0

1

0

Ty Dillon

0

1

3

Justin Labonte

0

1

0

Stephen Leicht

0

1

0

Timothy Peters

0

0

10

Andy Houston

0

0

3

John Hunter Nemechek

0

0

2

William Byron

0

0

1

Ricky Hendrick

0

0

1

Shane Hmiel

0

0

1

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Milestones

       

Drivers

Has

Needs

Milestones

Tony Stewart

48

1

Break the tie with Herb Thomas to become solely 13th on all-time wins list

Kyle Busch

37

1

Break tie with Bobby Isaac and Matt Kenseth to become solely 19th on all-time wins list

Matt Kenseth

37

1

Break tie with Bobby Isaac and Kyle Busch to become solely 19th on all-time wins list

Kevin Harvick

32

1

Tie Fireball Roberts for 22nd on all-time wins list

Denny Hamlin

27

1

Tie Rex White for 25th on all-time wins list

Kurt Busch

27

1

Tie Rex White for 25th on all-time wins list

Carl Edwards

27

1

Tie Rex White for 25th on all-time wins list

Jimmie Johnson

34

1

Tie Ned Jarrett for 19th on all-time poles list

Kasey Kahne

27

1

Break tie with Terry Labonte to become solely 25th on all-time poles list

Denny Hamlin

23

1

Tie Alan Kulwicki for 28th on all-time poles list

Kevin Harvick

46

1

Break the tie with Jimmie Johnson for 10th on all-time 2nd-place finishes list

Tony Stewart

182

1

Break the tie with Terry Labonte to become solely 17th on all-time top-five finishes list

Jimmie Johnson

320

1

Break the tie with Bill Elliott to become solely 13th on all-time top-10 finishes list

Tony Stewart

301

1

Break the tie with James Hylton to become solely 17th on all-time top-10 finishes list

Jimmie Johnson

17,924

76

To become ninth NSCS driver all-time to lead 18,000 laps

Tony Stewart

12,795

205

To become 11th NSCS driver all-time to lead 13,000 laps

Kyle Busch

11,657

343

To become 14th NSCS driver all-time to lead 12,000 laps

Matt Kenseth

10,780

220

To become 16th NSCS driver all-time to lead 11,000 laps

Kurt Busch

8,812

188

To become 20th NSCS driver all-time to lead 9,000 laps

       

Track Specific Milestones

 

     

Drivers

Has

Needs

Milestones

Ryan Newman

9

1

Break tie with Jeff Gordon (9) for the second-most NSCS poles at Charlotte all-time