Coca Cola 600 Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – After he wrecked his Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 early, Chris Buescher rebounded to earn a top-10 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600. Buescher had to climb through the field in his Kroger – Thrill of the Grill machine over the final 80 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He picked off car after car as he inched his way towards the top-10. With 50 laps to go, Buescher finally broke into the top-10. However, Buescher bounced in and out ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A bid for the historic 1100-mile sweep by Team Penske wasn’t meant to be. Epecially for Brad Keselowski, who finished 19th in Sunday’s 60th Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina after leading 76 of 400 laps. Coming into the grueling 600-mile contest that was slowed down 15 times, Keselowski was the most recent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner after winning at Kansas Speedway two weeks ago. Also coming into the race, Roger Penske’s three-car effort had the chance of becoming theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – The new aerodynamic package has been a challenge, even for 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Martin Truex Jr. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has had varying levels of success in the alternating horsepower and aero duct combinations. Although Truex won at Richmond Raceway and Dover International Speedway, those were his only top-10 finishes in the past six races. The first six races of the season saw Truex earn two top-five and five top-10 finishes. The aerodynamic and horsepower package beganRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – For the second time this season, William Byron has scored a Busch Pole Award at a marquee event. Byron set the fast time in his No. 24 Liberty Patriotic Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at his home track. His 29.440 second, 183.424 MPH lap makes him the youngest pole winner in the history of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “This is a dream come true,” Byron admitted. “I grew up in Charlotte and came to this race every year. So, it’s aRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Days after announcing his official departure from Stewart-Haas Racing, Kurt Busch has landed a ride with Chip Ganassi Racing for the upcoming 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, taking over the No. 1 Chevrolet. In his 20th season in NASCAR’s top division, Busch will be bringing Monster Energy on board as a primary sponsor and he will team up with Kyle Larson in the team’s two-car stable. “I am tremendously proud to be joining Chip Ganassi Racing and the prestigious group of alumni,” said Busch.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – Unable to contain himself, Kyle Busch let out an elated scream as his car entered Turn 3 on the 400th and final lap of Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. And now, for the driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, you’re going to need a bigger broom. From start to finish, Busch fashioned a dominating victory at the only active Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series track at which he had never won a points event. That makesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the third time this season, Denny Hamlin crossed the line in third during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, dominated by his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch. After the race, Hamlin felt he could’ve battled with his teammate, but needed more speed during short runs. “I wish we would’ve won. I wish we had a little bit more speed. We were just a little bit off the 18 (Kyle Busch). It seemed like a half a tenth a lap or so,” HamlinRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After a dismal Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on May 19th, Alex Bowman regained his confidence at Charlotte Motor Speedway, thanks to a ninth-place finish during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. Not only the finish marked Bowman’s fourth top-10 of the season, it was his No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet Camaro pit crew’s performance that’ll be best remembered after several shortcomings of scoring stage points. Bowman said they were on top of things all night, and brought him confidence after starting deep in the field. “Yeah, for sure,Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – The 2018 season hasn’t been what any of the Chevrolet teams, Chip Ganassi Racing included, has expected, but on the 1.5 mile tracks the team seems to have hit on something. With a sixth-place finish in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, McMurray scored his second top-10 finish of the season, with his first coming at Texas – a sister track to Charlotte. “We had a really good car and we’ve come a long way, especially the Chevy’s from the beginning of the yearRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for Team Penske. Not only did they win Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 with Will Power, they also had the opportunity to sweep the NASCAR weekend at Charlotte with Brad Keselowski. However, the weekend sweep was not to be for Keselowski and his No. 2 team as he finished fourth in the Coca-Cola 600. “I ran as hard as I could tonight and the team did a great job the last few stops to put us in a positionRead More