Charlotte Coca-Cola 600 Preview: The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be returning to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Memorial Day weekend to run the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 26. With nine top-five finishes at Charlotte, Hamlin and the #11 FedEx team will be seeking their first victory at Charlotte and third win of the 2019 Cup Series.
Beginning Memorial Day weekend and running through Independence Day weekend, the NASCAR industry will honor United States Armed Forces heroes and their families as part of NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola – an industry-wide expression of respect, appreciation and reverence for those who have served the nation both past and present.
JTG Daugherty Racing will honor two fallen service members on the windshields of Ryan Preece and Chris Buescher’s Camaro ZL1s during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26. Both fallen soldiers served in the US Army National Guard with the lead engineer on the No, 37 team, Brian Burns. Burns served from 1993 to 2001 before pursuing a career in motorsports.
The annual Memorial Day Weekend racing tradition continues as Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with events on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Ford will be looking for its first victory in the Coca-Cola 600 since Mark Martin in 2002 while continuing a NXS streak that includes three wins in the last four events held on the 1.5-mile tri-oval.
Ahead of the NASCAR Salutes weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Go Fas Racing is proud to announce that they will honor Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad on the windshield banner of the Superior Logistics Ford during the Coca Cola 600.
Roush Fenway Racing will host its annual spring fan day at its headquarters in Concord, N.C. on Thursday, May 23. The event is open to the public and will feature autograph sessions with drivers Ryan Newman and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. as well as NASCAR Hall of Fame owner Jack Roush.
Before taking to the race track Memorial Day weekend in Charlotte, Oscar Mayer, in partnership with Rise Against Hunger and NASCAR race team Roush Fenway Racing, are joining forces in the fight against hunger. Driver of the No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang, Ryan Newman, and more than 30 volunteers will come together on May 23 at Roush Fenway Racing in Concord, North Carolina to help package meals to fight food insecurity and malnutrition around the world.
Kyle Larson scored a $1 million prize by winning the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in his No. 42 Advent Health Camaro ZL1, his first win in the MENSC non-points event and first of the 2019 season.
BUBBA WALLACE, NO. 43 WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 5thYOU JUST ABOUT GOT THE JOB DONE. THOUGHTS ON THE RUN?“I had it wide open on that last restart and when those guys pulled away, I knew we were done. It’s just a different class, a different animal when you get up there. I had tons of fun tonight. I honestly haven’t had this much fun in a long time. It’s been a struggle, but it was a big night for us. When you don’t have anything on the line, I guess it means something different.”
KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Busch Beer Millenial Ford Mustang – HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THIS NIGHT? “A letdown. That’s how you take the fastest car and don’t win the race with it. You spot them the whole field and just an incredible Busch Beer Ford. Rodney and all these guys on the team just did a great job and it was unfortunate the way pit road went tonight because it wasn’t even close for anybody having a good car like we had tonight. It was a great night for performance, just a bad night on pit road.”