Charlotte Motor Speedway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Another instance of “what might’ve been” for Chase Briscoe following a fourth-place finish in the five-plus hour Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday. Similar to the battle with Tyler Reddick in the Bristol Dirt Race early in the season, Briscoe was in the mix for the win. Only this time, Briscoe was chasing down Kyle Larson and with four laps left in regulation, Briscoe made his move to get by Larson for the top spot. Briscoe couldn’t fully clear Larson before the exit of TurnRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway started with Denny Hamlin out front and ended with Denny Hamlin out front. What happened in-between defied belief. And a driver who claims to thrive in chaos proved to be a man of his word. Hamlin won the longest race in NASCAR history—619.5 miles—in two overtimes, beating Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch to the finish line by .014 seconds. With the victory—the second this season and the 48th of his career—Hamlin nowRead More

Posted On May 28, 2022By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Saturday Charlotte Notebook

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – By the slimmest of margins, Denny Hamlin beat a car he owns for the Busch Light pole position in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the final round of time trials of Saturday evening, Hamlin ran a lower line through Turns 3 and 4 than did his fellow competitors, and that paid off with a blistering lap of 29.399 seconds (183.680 mph)—just .003 seconds faster than that of Kurt Busch (183.661 mph) who drives the No. 45 23XI ToyotaRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C.—When Josh Berry crossed the finish line at Charlotte Motor Speedway—giving JR Motorsports its first NASCAR Xfinity Series win at its home track—second-place Ty Gibbs was just reaching the 200-foot-long Speedway TV screen television on the backstretch. After JRM teammate Justin Allgaier scraped the outside wall for the second time and had to pit during the final 81-lap green-flag run, Berry won Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 300 by an astonishing 18.039 seconds over Gibbs. But the race wasn’t that lopsided before Allgaier had toRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Kyle Busch has reason to be optimistic about Coca-Cola 600 Kyle Busch has shown consistent strength on 1.5-mile intermediate speedways this year, and that’s a source of confidence entering NASCAR’s Memorial Day weekend marathon at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch won the 2018 Coca-Cola 600 from the pole, and he’ll try for a repeat performance in the 63rd running of the event on Sunday evening (6 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Though Busch claimed his only victory of the season inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Tyler Reddick rallied from 29th to score a strong runner-up result in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400, capping off a positive news week for Richard Childress Racing. On a day where non-playoff drivers really showed their muscle against the 12 playoff drivers. Some came and went due to various circumstances. Such as AJ Allmendinger finishing second in Stage 1 only for an engine failure knocking him out of the race. For Reddick, his No. 8 Lenovo Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE continually got better throughout theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CONCORD, N.C. – William Byron came into Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with only one goal in mind – just win. After the checkered flag waved on the 109-lap slugfest, the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet nearly pulled it off, leading the most laps on the day, but ultimately falling short at the end and seeing his run in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs come to an early end. Coming into the day, Byron sat some 44 points underRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 featured a frequent winner, a couple of unlikely heroes and occasional villainy. Kyle Larson took the checkered flag after 109 laps at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course to win for the seventh time this season and advance to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Larson won for the third time on a road course—the most ever in series history in a single season—in a race that featured the violent renewalRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CONCORD, N.C. – Three weeks removed from their skirmish at Bristol, tensions remained high between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick and midway through Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte, they boiled over – with Playoff implications on the line. Racing through Turn 8 on lap 56, Harvick found himself behind Elliott, giving the defending series champion a nudge, which sent him spinning into the wall, causing heavy damage to the rear end of the No. 9 Chevrolet. Under caution, Elliott’s team was able toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CONCORD, N.C. – Add another new team to the NASCAR Cup Series field for the 2022 season. GMS Racing, which has fielded entries in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the majority of the past decade, announced Sunday that it would be taking the step up to NASCAR’s upper level next season, with Ty Dillon behind the wheel of the No. 94 Chevrolet. GMS is no stranger to success in its racing endeavors, winning more than 50 races betweenRead More