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Ready for the 2022 Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte

Everything you need to know to follow Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the 14th. scoring race and the longest of the 2022 regular season.

Action on the track ????

Where: Concord, North Carolina
Green flag: 6 PM, Este | Full weekend schedule
TV / Radio: FOX, TSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio | NASCAR TV
Weather forecast: Sunny, with a high of 87 degrees F during the day and 65 F after sunset (NOAA.gov) | weather radar
Race distance: 400 laps | 600 miles
Stages: vuelta100 | 200 | 300 | 400
Average speed in the pits: 45 mph
Average speed under yellow flag: 55 mph
Prize pool: $8,919,032
Charlotte 101: The race in detail
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Stories to follow ????

STORIES TO FOLLOW IN CHARLOTTE

— Hendrick Motorsports dominated the 2021 Coca-Cola 600, with Kyle Larson leading 327 of 400 laps en route to victory as the organization ran 1-2 at 356 circuits.

— Kevin Harvick, the 2014 Cup Series champion, is in the midst of a 56-race winless streak, the second-longest stretch of his career. The last time he celebrated at Victory Lane was at Bristol Motor Speedway in September 2020.

— The Pit Crew Kyle Busch’s had the fastest four-tire stop in each of the last five live pit stop races.

— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. he finished inside the Top 10 in each of his last three scoring dates, tying the longest streak of his career and setting a record for the JTG Daugherty Racing program.

— Kyle Larson he hasn’t won since Auto Club Speedway in February, an 11-race streak that marks the longest winless streak since joining Hendrick Motorsports.

Fuente: Racing Insights

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Goodyear tires ????‍♂️

This weekend at Charlotte, teams will use the same tire package seen at Darlington Raceway earlier this month. Additionally, the right side tire has been used at Fontana, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway, and Texas Motor Speedway.

Flat tires have been a frequent problem in recent weeks, something Goodyear says stems from higher rear loads on the Next Gen Car compared to previous ones.

“What we’ve seen in the past few weekends of Cup Series racing is exactly what we’ve seen in this season’s prep testing with the Next Gen car,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear racing director. “The balance of the definitely shifts towards the rear of the car. We’ve been working with the teams, not only on the track over the course of the race weekends, but also giving them upfront data that speaks to this, and what the tire needs to perform with regards to camber and inflation. , which are critical elements of the configuration.

“The teams, as they always do, are constantly working on their cars to improve them as the season goes on. We have seen this and worked with them as they try to maximize the use of every corner of the car. Teams will naturally strive to make their cars faster and many have found the advantage in recent points races. Our joint work with them will help maintain guidelines on tire configuration as the Next Gen Car continues to evolve.”

History in Charlotte ⏩

— In April 1959Just two months after the opening of the Daytona 500, Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner teamed up to announce plans to build the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Initially, they had separate plans, but realized that they would both fail as individual entities.

— The site and size of the track in Charlotte they were determined by Turner’s ideas over Smith’s, whose plan was to build a track at Pinesville. Turner was the president of the facility while Smith was the general manager.

— That April, the couple took the unusual step of announcing that the first race would be a 600-mile race on May 29, 1960. Initial financing was secured by the sale of 300,000 shares at $1 each, which was only achieved after Smith he bought radio and newspaper ads to promote the track.

— Due to financial difficultieswinter storms, a faulty drilling report that added $500,000 to the cost, problems with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and slow ticket sales, the track had no grandstands nor was track construction completed by mid-April 1960 They were forced to delay the race three weeks to June 19.

— Light poles were installed so crews could work two 12-hour shifts.

— When the paving was almost finished, the contractor ordered to stop the work until receiving back payments. They covered the unpaved part with heavy equipment. Turner obtained legal advice and had the workers leave. Turner’s brother and driver, Bob Welborn, then started a tractor and pushed the equipment out of the way so the paving could be completed.

Fuente: Racing Insights

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