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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:
#42-Larson 186.400
#21-Blaney 185.861
#20-Kenseth 185.046
#41-Busch 184.856
#77-Jones 184.818
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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Second Practice (pdf)
Starting Lineup (pdf)
Qualifying Results (pdf)
Qualifying Order (pdf)
First Practice (pdf)
Goodyear Tire Notes
Entry List (pdf)
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NASCAR will add more liquid resin to the upper groove overnight at Charlotte Motor Speedway as it hopes to create enough grip that NASCAR Cup drivers will be able to use that lane to maintain speed or pass cars in the lower lane. Cup drivers who competed in the Xfinity race Saturday did not see considerable difference. Brad Keselowski: "A little bit -- it's better than nothing." Considering temperatures will be cooler for the race Sunday night, the the track could race much different than Saturday afternoon.

Bob Pockrass, NASCAR

According to a report in the Sports Business Journal, Monster Energy will have a reduced activation presence at this weekend's Coca-Cola 600 as part of an agreement with Coke. While Coca-Cola owns a 17% stake in Monster, sources said that some execs at Coke consider Monster a competitor. The report states that as a part of this weekend's agreement, Monster will not have sampling or its midway activation, but will still have some signage and the presence of Monster Energy girls in victory lane.

Jay Adamczyk,

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