Ryan Blaney ends a 59-race winless streak with a Coca-Cola 600 victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The NASCAR Cup Series kicks off the last half of the regular season with a crown jewel event. The Coca-Cola 600 is the longest race of the year and a race where the winner earns respect for their endurance. The Memorial Weekend event is kicked off by honoring those fighting for our everyday freedom. It is always a great event that allows Americans to share their gratitude. The atmosphere of this crown jewel is always a spectacular display for fans.
A Strong Finish for Brad Keselowski and Team Penske in the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway gives him another Crown Jewel victory.
The NASCAR Cup Series ran the show at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca Cola 600, one of NASCAR’s Crown Jewel races. This race is all about team endurance and their ability to adjust from day to night racing. The 600 miles at the 1.5-mile track is already a tough Sunday drive. Now, throw in a sunset and a track temperature decline in the middle of the drive, and this race becomes an annual challenge for many teams.
Beginning with a NASCAR Cup Series race May 17th at Darlington Raceway, the race marks a return to the track for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic brought sports to a halt in the middle of March.
The schedule includes a pair of NASCAR Cup Series races at the historic Darlington track on Sunday afternoon, May 17, and then on Wednesday night, May 20, with a NASCAR Xfinity Series event in between on Tuesday, May 19.
The schedule then moves to Charlotte Motor Speedway where there will be NASCAR Cup Series races on Sunday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 27, with Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series events on May 25 and 26, respectively. The May 24 NASCAR Cup Series race is the traditional Memorial Day weekend Coca-Cola 600 and will be held at 6 p.m.
FOX or FS1 will televise all the races. Fans will not be permitted at the track, all the races will be one-day shows with no practice sessions, and qualifying will only take place for the Coca-Cola 600.
The news of NASCAR’s return was met with a welcome reaction on social media.