Busch on the pole for NASCAR's longest race of the season

Ross Houston
May 25, 2020

Most did not attend the first two races back at Darlington Raceway and unless they have a central race-day role, NASCAR has discouraged them from using one of the 16 allotted roster spots per vehicle.

And the key factor is that Chastain's cars in these races will be prepared by Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR), one of NASCAR's top teams.

There is a 50 percent chance of rain this evening with a chance of thunderstorms near Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., according to the National Weather Service.

Kraus, in his rookie season in the truck series, will be making his first visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Chevrolet drivers swept the top three rows for tonight's Coca-Cola 600, led by Kurt Busch's pole-winning lap of 181.269 miles per hour.

Chase Elliot, who was spun out by Kyle Busch in Wednesday's race at Darlington, is in starting in third place.

Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from the Coca-Cola 600. The cars were brought to pit road and covered one lap later when rain picked up and the race was red-flagged. CGR regularly fields cars for Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, so its equipment is very competitive.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

Qualifying for the 6 p.m. race is scheduled to run at 2 p.m.so NASCAR could still make that window before rain hits.

The Coca-Cola 600 begins in the heat of the daylight, but it gradually turns into a night race over the span of roughly 4 1/2 hours.

NASCAR successfully returned to the racetrack with two races at Darlington Raceway over the past seven days and will now host one of its "crown-jewel events", the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.

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