After six hours on Sunday that included a rain delay and additional time, Brad Keselowski received the Coca-Cola 600 for the primary time in his profession. It was the longest race, by miles, in NASCAR historical past.
The race appeared all however over with two laps to go. Chase Elliott held a three-second lead on Keselowski, minutes away from tasting candy revenge within the type of success. Then Elliot’s teammate, William Byron, spun out to ship the race right into a warning and additional time.
Elliott took a pit cease, received 4 new tires, and fell to 11th. The Coca-Cola 600 was a two-driver race between Jimmie Johnson and Keselowski in a two-lap additional time.
Elliott completed third in his second straight disappointing end. It is onerous to be any nearer than Elliott was to back-to-back victories with out really profitable one. On Wednesday, he was in second-place at Darlington with only a few laps to go. He had more energizing tires, and appeared like a superb guess to win, till Kyle Busch misjudged a niche and altered a potential victory right into a 38th place end.
Keselowski mentioned on the post-race interview on Fox that he is been the place Elliott was and misplaced similarly. Not this time. After he crossed the end line in first, Keselowski grabbed an American flag — an ideal match together with his crimson, white and blue Ford — and burned out within the first couple of minutes of Memorial Day.
Sporting Information tracked the reside race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from the Coca-Cola 600. Observe alongside beneath for full outcomes from Charlotte.
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NASCAR at Charlotte reside updates, highlights from Coca-Cola 600
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12:12 a.m. — Brad Keselowski wins the Coca-Cola 600 in additional time.
12:05 a.m. — Chase Elliott, who was main Keselowski by over three seconds with two laps to go, is getting 4 new tires on pit highway earlier than additional time. Keselowski to the lead.
12:04 a.m. — Warning! William Byron spins out. After 600 miles and a rain delay, we’re heading to additional time.
12:01 a.m. — 5 laps to go, Chase Elliott in management.
11:47 p.m. — Chase Elliott takes the lead with 35 to go, searching for redemption after the way in which issues unfolded on Wednesday night time in Darlington.
11:44 p.m. — 40 laps to go. Keselowski in first, adopted by Elliott, Johnson, Truex Jr and Bowman.
11:41 p.m. — Again to inexperienced, Jimmie Johnson grabs the lead out of the gate, however Keselowski rapidly takes it.
11:34 p.m. — Warning with 52 laps to go. No. 51 automobile spins out.
11:24 p.m. — 70 to go: 1. Truex Jr. 2. Johnson 3. Bowman 4. Keselowski 5. Byron
11:14 p.m. — Issues received dicey.
11:02 p.m. — Joey Logano wins Stage 3.
10:57 p.m. — 5 laps left in Stage 3. Logano, Bowman, Blaney, Johnson and Truex Jr. within the top-five. Bowman barely snuck previous a automobile to keep away from a crash.
10:49 p.m. — Logano, Harvick and Elliott are the one ones who stayed out with 20 to go in Stage 3. Truex Jr. is the primary automobile off pit highway.
10:45 p.m. — Warning for Matt Kenseth
10:25 p.m. — Ryan Newman needed to head in for a battery change. It places him in 29th and 4 laps down.
10:15 p.m. — Martin Truex Jr. takes the lead. He shoots previous Bowman midway by means of Stage 3.
9:56 p.m. — Midway by means of the 600-mile race. Automobiles are exiting to pit highway off of flip 4, about to look at a second of silence for Memorial Day.
9:54 p.m. — Bowman takes Stage 2. Truex Jr. in second, Kyle Busch in third, William Byron in fourth and Chase Elliott in fifth.
9:36 p.m. — Alex Bowman again within the lead after the cycle of pit stops.
9:33 p.m. — Jimmie Johnson is the brand new chief. Bowman heads to pit highway.
9:18 p.m. — Bubba Wallace to the storage. He misplaced his brakes.
Appears like the problem is the left entrance hub. As a result of it’s a mechanical challenge, we’re allowed to take the No. 43 Chevy to the storage. The crew is working now to try to make repairs and hopefully get again out on observe.
— Richard Petty Motorsports (@RPMotorsports) Might 25, 2020
9:08 p.m. — Clint Bowyer, who crashed earlier, goes to go someplace he can take his face masks off and drink a chilly beer, he mentioned on the Fox broadcast.
9:04 p.m. — Again beneath inexperienced as Stage 2 kicks off.
8:53 p.m. — Stage 1 will finish beneath warning. Alex Bowman will get the win. Truex Jr., Elliott, Reddick, Lagano, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Johnson, Byron and Kurt Busch spherical out the top-10.
8:51 p.m. — Warning out for Clint Bowyer with three laps earlier than Stage 1. Bowyer went onerous into the wall, numerous smoke and sparks from his No. 14. He is out of the automobile and strolling.
8:44 p.m. — Christopher Bell simply barely prevented spinning out. Ryan Blaney clipped him within the rear bumper in an try to maneuver as much as 13th. In some way Bell maintained management and the race prevented warning.
8:37 p.m. — The “Crank It Up” continues to be actually cool.
8:30 p.m. — Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr, Tyler Reddick and Kurt Busch make up the top-five off the restart.
8:28 p.m. — And with some comparatively dry tracks, the flag is inexperienced on Lap 57. 43 to go in Stage 1.
8:20 p.m. — We’re again beneath yellow. Almost everybody heading for pit highway earlier than the race hits inexperienced.
8:16 p.m. — Engines are beginning.
8:12 p.m. — Drivers are getting again of their automobiles.
Eight p.m. — We’ve a restart time:
7:45 p.m. — Some rain is again over the observe.
7:37 p.m. — Radar replace:
7:35 p.m. — Rain appears to have stopped in Charlotte.
7:25 p.m. — Within the occasion that the race can’t be completed tonight:
The rain date is tentatively 3pm ET Monday and I believe that may go too lengthy to have the ability to swap out pit highway and every thing with the security protocols. However NASCAR hasn’t mentioned what it will do so far as the Xfinity race. https://t.co/w7KmZaQANR
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) Might 24, 2020
7:14 p.m. — Potential excellent news:
NASCAR is hopeful it might be fast drying.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) Might 24, 2020
7:10 p.m. — The radar:
7:03 p.m. — Warning for rain. Crimson Flag is now out. Kurt Busch has led all 50 laps up to now at present.
6:53 p.m. — Again underway on lap 28. Busch, Truex Jr., Elliott, Reddick, Logano within the top-five.
6:44 p.m. — Warning on lap 20. Kurt Busch has led all 20 laps up to now.
6:42 p.m. — Hamlin enters the race eight laps down.
6:35 p.m. — Denny Hamlin, the winner on Wednesday, is on pit highway early.
In the event you’re watching the telecast and noticed that ballast come out of the 11 automobile of Denny Hamlin, that could be a important infraction that sometimes results in a 4 race suspension of key group personnel.
— NASCAR Nation (@NASCARNation) Might 24, 2020
6:32 p.m. — We’re underway in Charlotte.
What time does the NASCAR race begin at present?
- Date : Sunday, Might 24
- Begin time : 6 p.m. ET (6:28 p.m. ET inexperienced flag)
- TV channel : Fox
- Stay stream : Fox Sports activities Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
A 6 p.m. ET begin time has turn out to be the customary protocol for the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s longest race. It is the one occasion within the sport that options 4 phases relatively than three, and every Coca-Cola 600 stage will probably be 100 laps.
The Coca-Cola 600 begins within the warmth of the daylight, however it progressively turns into an evening race over the span of roughly Four half hours. That results in cooling observe temperatures and places the onus on changes as groups try to navigate the race.
Fox’s protection of pre-race ceremonies from Charlotte Motor Speedway — that are particular on Memorial Day weekend — will start at 6 p.m. ET, and the Coca-Cola 600 is scheduled to take the inexperienced flag 28 minutes later.