Starting grid, TV program for Sunday’s race

Starting grid, TV program for Sunday’s race

The NASCAR Cup Series begins its longest race of the season with Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Last week Kyle Larson won the non-points paying All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro in the track’s return to the series after 27 years. As Larson took the win, the nostalgia of returning to NASCAR’s oldest speedway made the weekend one to remember. Additionally, Josh Berry won the All-Star Open earlier in the day to earn a spot in the main race after a fun three-car battle to the finish. It wasn’t the first All-Star weekend with a better Open qualifying race than the All-Star race itself.

Given the return to roots and shifting schedules over the past few seasons, it’s curious to think that NASCAR only runs the original configuration of Bristol Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway once a year, while the original configuration of Indianapolis Motor Speedway runs all the way through. is not executed. CMS announced a sale of the Coca-Cola 600 earlier this week and it has historically struggled to sell tickets for the fall race on the Roval configuration. Those should be three of the most loved tracks and configurations on the track.

As a reminder, Sunday’s 600-mile race will have four stages instead of the usual three stages with two cautions at the end of the stage.

LAST WEEK: Kyle Larson dominates NASCAR All-Star Race as the series returns to historic North Wilkesboro

ROSS REELING: Trackhouse Racing’s Justin Marks has a ‘difficult’ conversation with Ross Chastain after the latest incident

Here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s race:

NASCAR Cup Series on schedule Charlotte

Green Flag Time: 5 p.m. CT on Sunday, May 28

Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5 mile oval) in Concord, North Carolina

Qualifying: 6:50 p.m. Saturday CT Qualifier (on FOX Sports 1)

Length: 400 laps, 600 miles

Stages: 100 rounds, 100 rounds, 100 rounds, 100 rounds

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio: PRN (102.5 FM in Nashville)

Stream: FOX Sports app (subscription required); and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)

Xfinity series this week: Alsco Uniforms 300 (200 laps, 300 miles) at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Saturday at 11 a.m. CT on FOX Sports 1

Truck series this week: North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (134 laps, 200 miles) at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 7:30 PM CT Friday on FOX Sports 1

Coca-Cola 600 entry list

  • Ross Chastain, No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevy

  • Austin Cindric, No. 2 Team Penske Ford

  • Austin Dillon, No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

  • Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  • Kyle Larson, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Brad Keselowski, No. 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford

  • Corey Lajoie, No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Kyle Busch, No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

  • Chase Elliott, No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Aric Almirola, No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  • Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  • Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Team Penske Ford

  • Chase Briscoe, No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  • JJ Yeley, No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Ford

  • AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

  • Chris Buescher, No. 17 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford

  • Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  • Christopher Bell, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  • Harrison Burton, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford

  • Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford

  • Bubba Wallace, No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota

  • William Byron, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Justin Haley, No. 31 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

  • Michael McDowell, No. 34 Motorsport Ford in the front row

  • Zane Smith, No. 38 Motorsport Ford in the front row

  • Ryan Preece, No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  • Noah Gragson, No. 42 Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

  • Erik Jones, No. 43 Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

  • Tyler Reddick, No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota

  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet

  • Alex Bowman, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Todd Gilliland, No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Ford

  • Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  • Ty Dillon, No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

  • BJ McLeod, No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Jimmie Johnson, No. 84 Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

  • Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: NASCAR Charlotte: Starting Lineup, TV Schedule for Sunday’s Cup Series Race

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