Martin Truex Jr. won the second stage of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex has a series-high six stage wins this season. No other driver has more than three.
NASCAR has resumed the Coca-Cola 600 after a downpour resulted in the race being stopped for nearly 100 minutes at Charlotte Motor Speedway. There are 257 laps left in the race. Martin Truex Jr. is the leader.
While we wait out this rain delay at Charlotte Motor Speedway, here's a rainbow to look at. And, here's your top 5 drivers when the race restarts with 257 laps to go: 1. Martin Truex Jr. , 2. Jimmie Johnson, 3. Kyle Larson, 4. Kyle Busch, 5. Matt Kenseth.
NASCAR has started to dry the Charlotte Motor Speedway after a quick but heavy downpour stopped the Coca-Cola 600 after 143 of the scheduled 400 laps. NASCAR plans to run the race to the full distance once the track is dry. Martin Truex Jr. is the race leader.
NASCAR has stopped the Coca-Cola 600 after 143 of the 400 laps because of lightning in the area. The race would not be official until the completion of Lap 200. If the race can't be resumed, it would restart at noon Monday. The storm coming is expected to pass through fairly quickly but the rain could be heavy.
Kyle Busch wins first stage at Charlotte. He also won a stage at Daytona and one at Kansas. That gives him three playoff points on the season.
Here is the rear of the Chase Elliott car after his car hit a piece of debris and Brad Keselowski ran into the back of him early in the race at Charlotte.
Brad Keselowski's car is towed back to the garage after he ran into the back of Chase Elliott, whose car slowed dramatically after hitting debris from the car of Jeffrey Earnhardt. No drivers were injured.
Getting ready for the opening ceremonies at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson will have to start from the rear of the field for the Coca-Cola 600 because he didn't get through inspection in time to make a qualifying lap. He has a fast car, though – he topped the speed chart in the final practice Saturday.
Actor Channing Tatum talks about what he learned from his role in the upcoming film, "Logan Lucky," which is set for release on Aug. 18. The comedy is about brothers who attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Meet three of the five inductees into the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame class: (from left) four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday, former car owner and engine builder Robert Yates and broadcaster Ken Squier.
Most pit stalls have the driver's number hanging over his pit stall, but Kevin "Happy" Harvick has a different sort of sign. Harvick, today's 600 pole-sitter, is seeking his first Cup win of the 2017 season.
The Kevin Harvick car on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 goes through prerace body inspection. The race at Charlotte is the longest – 600 miles – of the season, and it is worth the most of any regular-season race. NASCAR decided two weeks ago to have the race broken into four stages (100 laps, 150 miles apiece) instead of the normal three, and it will award regular-season points and a playoff point at the end of each of the first three stages, just as it does for the first two stages at other events.
The No. 18, driven by Cup driver Kyle Busch, gets a closer look by NASCAR officials.
All of the NASCAR Cup cars will have a name across the windshield of a soldier killed while serving in the U.S. armed forces for the Memorial Day weekend race today at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For most races, sponsor Monster Energy has the windshield banner while the driver names are on the rear window, where they remain for this weekend. Many of the families of those honored today have met the driver whose car is paying tribute to their loved one.
Former NASCAR driver Brett Bodine, whose first Cup race was at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1986, takes us for a 110-mph lap in the Toyota Camry pace car. Amazing how you feel the bumps going that fast!
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.
Ryan Blaney and Dave Blaney became the first father-son combo to win an Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway as Ryan won Saturday at Charlotte. Six father/son combinations have won the series. The others: Eanhardts (Dale/Dale Jr.), Elliotts (Bill/Chase), Hamilton (Bobby/Bobby Jr.), Labontes (Terry/Justin) and Pearson (David/Larry).
After a second-place finish in the Xfinity race Saturday at Charlotte, Kevin Harvick said he felt he had more options throughout a run of what groove to drive. NASCAR had put some liquid resin in the upper grooves of the corners at Charlotte for additional grip to encourage drivers to try the upper lane.
Blaney starts last, wins Xfinity at Charlotte
Ryan Blaney passed Kevin Harvick on a restart with three laps to go to win the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Ryan Blaney celebrates after winning Saturday's Xfinity Series race at Charlotte -- his fifth Xfinity win since 2012. Blaney said postrace, "we had a really awesome race car all day. It was nice to break through and get back to Victory Lane."
Coca-Cola 600 sets (extra) stage for playoff push
Cup drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., can earn extra points during the 400-lap race at Charlotte thanks to NASCAR adding a fourth stage. And those same points could be what gets a team into the playoffs.
Justin Allgaier, driver of the No. 7, will start on the pole for today's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell, considered one of the top young talents in NASCAR, makes his Xfinity Series debut today for Joe Gibbs Racing.
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