NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infraction Sheet for Coca-Cola 600

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Infraction Sheet for Coca-Cola 600
Car Lap Infraction Flag Penalty Lap Assessed Notes
98 0 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End 0 Working on car before the start
2 27 Removing equipment from assigned pit area Y Stop and go / Tail End 30
23 27 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 30
48 89 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 94 Did not reduce speed
9 135 Driving through more than 3 pit boxes G/Y Pass Thru / Tail End 141
51 136 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
5 190 Speed-Entering Pits G/Y Pass Thru 192
83 198 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires G/Y Pass Thru 201
25 231 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 235
31 232 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 235
38 233 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 235
47 272 Driving through more than 3 pit boxes G/Y Pass Thru / Tail End 278
48 274 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
21 282 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
40 284 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 291
98 287 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 291
46 328 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 332
17 338 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End Garage
38 361 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 362

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carl Edwards wins Sunday’s Coke 600

CF0brYyWEAAGWh4Saturday night under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), it was Carl Edwards doing his signature back-flip after winning his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), and finishes a comfortable 4.785 seconds ahead of Greg Biffle for the Coca-Cola 600 victory

Edwards, who ended a 31-race winless drought, received his first series win and second top-ten finish of the 2015 season, his 24th series career win and his first series win at CMS.

Following Edwards and Biffle to the drop of the checkered flag were Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishing third, pole-sitter Matt Kenseth fourth and Martin Truex Jr. (who led the most laps – 131 out of 400) finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Ryan Newman taking sixth-place, Brad Keselowski seventh, Denny Hamlin eighth, the reigning series champion and current points leader, Kevin Harvick ninth and Kurt Busch brought home 10th.

With his ninth-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Charlotte with a 41-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 147.803 MPH
Time of Race: 04 Hrs, 03 Mins, 34 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 4.785 Seconds
Lead Changes: 22 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 39 laps

Next Up: The FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at “the Monster Mile” of Dover International Speedway on Sunday, May 31st, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET) and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

Coca-Cola 600 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 19 Carl Edwards 400 Running 25 47 4
2 16 Greg Biffle 400 Running 0 42 0
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 400 Running 0 41 0
4 20 Matt Kenseth 400 Running 26 41 1
5 78 Martin Truex Jr. 400 Running 131 41 1
6 31 Ryan Newman 400 Running 0 38 0
7 2 Brad Keselowski 400 Running 3 38 1
8 11 Denny Hamlin 400 Running 53 37 1
9 4 Kevin Harvick 400 Running 26 36 1
10 41 Kurt Busch 400 Running 118 35 1
11 18 Kyle Busch 400 Running 0 33 0
12 5 Kasey Kahne 400 Running 0 32 0
13 22 Joey Logano 400 Running 17 32 1
14 27 Paul Menard 400 Running 0 30 0
15 24 Jeff Gordon 400 Running 0 29 0
16 3 Austin Dillon 400 Running 0 28 0
17 43 Aric Almirola 399 Running 0 27 0
18 25 Chase Elliott (i) 399 Running 0 0 0
19 1 Jamie McMurray 399 Running 0 25 0
20 15 Clint Bowyer 399 Running 0 24 0
21 14 Tony Stewart 399 Running 0 23 0
22 10 Danica Patrick 398 Running 0 22 0
23 13 Casey Mears 398 Running 0 21 0
24 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 398 Running 0 20 0
25 42 Kyle Larson 398 Running 0 19 0
26 7 Alex Bowman 397 Running 0 18 0
27 6 Trevor Bayne 397 Running 0 17 0
28 35 Cole Whitt 396 Running 0 16 0
29 47 AJ Allmendinger 395 Running 0 15 0
30 95 Michael McDowell 394 Running 0 14 0
31 34 Brett Moffitt # 393 Running 0 13 0
32 46 Michael Annett 393 Running 0 12 0
33 38 David Gilliland 392 Running 1 12 1
34 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 392 Running 0 10 0
35 98 Josh Wise 392 Running 0 9 0
36 33 Alex Kennedy 389 Running 0 8 0
37 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 383 Running 0 7 0
38 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 377 Engine 0 0 0
39 40 Landon Cassill (i) 375 Running 0 0 0
40 48 Jimmie Johnson 370 Running 0 4 0
41 55 David Ragan 353 Engine 0 3 0
42 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 281 Engine 0 0 0
43 51 Justin Allgaier 135 Accident 0 1 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 473 Leader 12 2 8 11 0
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. 432 -41 12 0 3 11 0
3 22 Joey Logano 407 -66 12 1 6 9 0
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 401 -72 12 1 7 8 1
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 393 -80 12 3 7 8 0
6 2 Brad Keselowski 381 -92 12 1 3 8 1
7 20 Matt Kenseth 372 -101 12 1 4 7 0
8 1 Jamie McMurray 353 -120 12 0 2 4 1
9 24 Jeff Gordon 346 -127 12 0 2 7 1
10 5 Kasey Kahne 345 -128 12 0 1 4 1
11 31 Ryan Newman 343 -130 12 0 4 8 0
12 43 Aric Almirola 339 -134 12 0 0 0 0
13 27 Paul Menard 336 -137 12 0 2 2 1
14 41 Kurt Busch 327 -146 9 1 3 5 0
15 11 Denny Hamlin 321 -152 12 1 3 5 1
16 19 Carl Edwards 312 -161 12 1 1 2 0
17 15 Clint Bowyer 296 -177 12 0 0 2 0
18 10 Danica Patrick 292 -181 12 0 0 2 0
19 16 Greg Biffle 284 -189 12 0 1 2 0
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 274 -199 12 0 0 2 2
21 13 Casey Mears 263 -210 12 0 0 1 1
22 42 Kyle Larson 256 -217 11 0 0 3 2
23 3 Austin Dillon 253 -220 12 0 0 1 2
24 55 David Ragan 238 -235 12 0 1 1 1
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 234 -239 12 0 1 1 1
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 230 -243 12 0 0 0 0
27 38 David Gilliland 224 -249 12 0 0 1 0
28 51 Justin Allgaier 208 -265 12 0 0 0 3
29 6 Trevor Bayne 207 -266 12 0 0 1 1
30 14 Tony Stewart 202 -271 12 0 0 0 3
31 35 Cole Whitt 193 -280 12 0 0 1 1
32 34 Brett Moffitt # 174 -299 10 0 0 0 0
33 33 Alex Kennedy # 150 -323 11 0 0 0 2
34 46 Michael Annett 149 -324 12 0 0 0 1
35 98 Josh Wise 125 -348 11 0 0 1 2
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto 119 -354 9 0 0 0 0
37 95 Michael McDowell 101 -372 7 0 0 0 0
38 26 Jeb Burton # 53 -420 8 0 0 0 2
39 7 Alex Bowman 48 -425 6 0 0 0 0
40 32 Bobby Labonte 38 -435 2 0 0 0 0
41 18 Kyle Busch 33 -440 1 0 0 0 0
42 55 Brian Vickers 32 -441 2 0 0 0 0
43 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -447 2 0 0 0 0
44 44 Reed Sorenson 22 -451 2 0 0 0 0
45 66 Mike Wallace 8 -465 1 0 0 0 0
46 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -471 1 0 1 0 1

# – Rookie

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing 
After Race 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Tony Stewart 4 2 473 Leader 12
2 Barney Visser 78 0 432 -41 12
3 Gene Haas 41 1 410 -63 12
4 Walter Czarnecki 22 1 407 -66 12
5 Rick Hendrick 88 1 401 -72 12
6 Jeff Gordon 48 3 393 -80 12
7 Roger Penske 2 1 381 -92 12
8 Joe Gibbs 20 1 372 -101 12
9 Felix Sabates 1 0 353 -120 12
10 Rick Hendrick 24 0 346 -127 12
11 Linda Hendrick 5 0 345 -128 12
12 Richard Childress 31 0 343 -130 12
13 Richard Petty 43 0 339 -134 12
14 Richard Childress 27 0 336 -137 12
15 J D Gibbs 11 1 321 -152 12
17 Rob Kauffman 15 0 312 -161 12
18 Tony Stewart 10 0 296 -177 12
19 J D Gibbs 19 1 292 -181 12
19 Jack Roush 16 0 284 -189 12
20 Chip Ganassi 42 0 284 -189 12
21 Tad Geschickter 47 0 274 -199 12
22 Bob Germain 13 0 263 -210 12
23 Joe Gibbs 18 0 261 -212 12
24 Richard Childress 3 0 253 -220 12
25 John Henry 17 0 234 -239 12
26 Richard Petty 9 0 230 -243 12
27 Brad Jenkins 38 0 224 -249 12
28 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 208 -265 12
29 John Henry 6 0 207 -266 12
30 Michael Waltrip 55 0 204 -269 12
31 Margaret Haas 14 0 202 -271 12
32 Bob Jenkins 35 0 193 -280 12
33 Jerry Freeze 34 0 188 -285 12
34 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 150 -323 12
35 Ron Devine 83 0 144 -329 12
36 Joe Falk 33 0 136 -337 12
37 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 134 -339 12
38 Michael Hillman 40 0 131 -342 12
39 Mike Curb 98 0 125 -348 12
40 Ron Devine 23 0 123 -350 12
41 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 106 -367 12
42 Bob Leavine 95 0 101 -372 8
43 Glen Wood 21 0 74 -399 5
44 Rick Hendrick 25 0 60 -413 3
45 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 47 -426 12
46 Jay Robinson 62 0 36 -437 12
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -461 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -465 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -467 6
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -473 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -473 1

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 7 541 Leader
2 Ford 2 498 -43
3 Toyota 3 470 -71

 

 

 

 

Kurt Busch fastest in final Sprint Cup practice.

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Once again at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), it was Kurt Busch – with a lap speed of 188.653 MPH – showing the quickest way around the track on Saturday during the final Coca-Cola 600 practice session.

Kasey Kahne was second quickest with a lap speed of 187.052 MPH, and he was followed by Paul Menard (186.987 MPH) who was third, Greg Biffle (186.942) fourth and Sunday’s pole-sitter, Matt Kenseth (186.780) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Martin Truex Jr. (186.657 MP) who was sixth, Ryan Blaney (186.638) seventh, Brad Keselowski (186.625) eighth, Carl Edwards (186.606) ninth and the reigning series champion and current points leader, Kevin Harvick (186.509) posting 10th.

The longest series race of the season, the 56th annual Coca-Cola 600, is set for an approximate starting time of 6:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday night, and this will be the last race of the series to be televised by FOX this season.

Coca-Cola 600 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 188.653 28.624 Leader 52
2 5 Kasey Kahne 187.052 28.869 -0.245 42
3 27 Paul Menard 186.987 28.879 -0.255 24
4 16 Greg Biffle 186.942 28.886 -0.262 43
5 20 Matt Kenseth 186.780 28.911 -0.287 33
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 186.657 28.930 -0.306 15
7 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 186.638 28.933 -0.309 15
8 2 Brad Keselowski 186.625 28.935 -0.311 31
9 19 Carl Edwards 186.606 28.938 -0.314 37
10 4 Kevin Harvick 186.509 28.953 -0.329 44
11 48 Jimmie Johnson 186.419 28.967 -0.343 41
12 13 Casey Mears 186.233 28.996 -0.372 25
13 22 Joey Logano 186.194 29.002 -0.378 37
14 11 Denny Hamlin 185.893 29.049 -0.425 31
15 55 David Ragan 185.561 29.101 -0.477 38
16 42 Kyle Larson 185.491 29.112 -0.488 37
17 18 Kyle Busch / Erik Jones (i) 185.389 29.128 -0.504 33
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 185.274 29.146 -0.522 34
19 1 Jamie McMurray 185.274 29.146 -0.522 54
20 15 Clint Bowyer 185.096 29.174 -0.550 20
21 10 Danica Patrick 185.001 29.189 -0.565 29
22 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 184.919 29.202 -0.578 32
23 31 Ryan Newman 184.906 29.204 -0.580 32
24 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 184.887 29.207 -0.583 36
25 14 Tony Stewart 184.788 29.221 -0.597 41
26 25 Chase Elliott (i) 184.767 29.226 -0.602 37
27 3 Austin Dillon 184.729 29.232 -0.608 36
28 47 AJ Allmendinger 184.672 29.241 -0.617 25
29 51 Justin Allgaier 184.672 29.241 -0.617 43
30 24 Jeff Gordon 184.439 29.278 -0.654 23
31 95 Michael McDowell 184.414 29.282 -0.658 43
32 43 Aric Almirola 184.219 29.313 -0.689 34
33 6 Trevor Bayne 183.867 29.369 -0.745 20
34 7 Alex Bowman 183.780 29.383 -0.759 14
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 183.499 29.428 -0.804 15
36 38 David Gilliland 183.436 29.438 -0.814 28
37 98 Josh Wise 183.299 29.460 -0.836 26
38 40 Landon Cassill (i) 183.219 29.473 -0.849 24
39 35 Cole Whitt 182.562 29.579 -0.955 26
40 34 Brett Moffitt # 182.383 29.608 -0.984 28
41 46 Michael Annett 181.616 29.733 -1.109 25
42 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 180.475 29.921 -1.297 11
43 33 Alex Kennedy 178.998 30.168 -1.544 23

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kurt Busch tops second Sprint Cup practice

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After a day off from on-track activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams returned to the track Saturday morning for their second Coca-Cola 600 practice session.

Kurt Busch, with a lap speed of 192.644 MPH – which was faster than his 14th-place qualifying lap speed of 191.714 MPH, was at the top of the speed chart at the conclusion of the morning session.

Sunday’s pole-sitter, Matt Kenseth, with a lap speed of 191.680 MPH, was second fastest, and he was followed by Jimmie Johnson (190.813 MPH) who was third, David Ragan (190.550) fourth and Brad Keselowski (190.496) was fifth fastest.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the practice were Kyle Busch (190.389 MPH) who was sixth, Jamie McMurray (190.382) seventh, Jeff Gordon (190.375) eighth, Kasey Kahne (190.288) ninth and Joey Logano (190.101) posting the 10th fastest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice for the teams will be this afternoon from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1).

Coca-Cola 600 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 192.644 28.031 Leader 36
2 20 Matt Kenseth 191.680 28.172 -0.141 34
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 190.813 28.300 -0.269 35
4 55 David Ragan 190.550 28.339 -0.308 21
5 2 Brad Keselowski 190.496 28.347 -0.316 34
6 18 Kyle Busch 190.389 28.363 -0.332 42
7 1 Jamie McMurray 190.382 28.364 -0.333 29
8 24 Jeff Gordon 190.375 28.365 -0.334 42
9 5 Kasey Kahne 190.288 28.378 -0.347 29
10 22 Joey Logano 190.101 28.406 -0.375 35
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 190.047 28.414 -0.383 49
12 16 Greg Biffle 190.040 28.415 -0.384 22
13 11 Denny Hamlin 189.994 28.422 -0.391 32
14 31 Ryan Newman 189.867 28.441 -0.410 35
15 27 Paul Menard 189.853 28.443 -0.412 29
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. 189.713 28.464 -0.433 23
17 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 189.573 28.485 -0.454 21
18 43 Aric Almirola 189.421 28.508 -0.477 29
19 13 Casey Mears 188.930 28.582 -0.551 35
20 14 Tony Stewart 188.871 28.591 -0.560 34
21 10 Danica Patrick 188.791 28.603 -0.572 24
22 95 Michael McDowell 188.607 28.631 -0.600 25
23 15 Clint Bowyer 188.580 28.635 -0.604 32
24 51 Justin Allgaier 188.541 28.641 -0.610 41
25 42 Kyle Larson 188.462 28.653 -0.622 29
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 188.337 28.672 -0.641 27
27 19 Carl Edwards 188.298 28.678 -0.647 26
28 3 Austin Dillon 188.166 28.698 -0.667 34
29 6 Trevor Bayne 188.101 28.708 -0.677 15
30 4 Kevin Harvick 187.931 28.734 -0.703 24
31 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 187.285 28.833 -0.802 26
32 25 Chase Elliott (i) 187.110 28.860 -0.829 34
33 47 AJ Allmendinger 186.877 28.896 -0.865 22
34 46 Michael Annett 186.245 28.994 -0.963 32
35 38 David Gilliland 186.034 29.027 -0.996 21
36 40 Landon Cassill (i) 185.976 29.036 -1.005 25
37 7 Alex Bowman 185.867 29.053 -1.022 26
38 35 Cole Whitt 185.268 29.147 -1.116 25
39 34 Brett Moffitt # 184.735 29.231 -1.200 26
40 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 184.489 29.270 -1.239 16
41 98 Josh Wise 184.093 29.333 -1.302 23
42 33 Alex Kennedy 182.964 29.514 -1.483 23
43 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 182.667 29.562 -1.531 23

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coca-Cola 600 pole belongs to Matt Kenseth

CFkgG_GW0AANPCaPowering his No. 20 ride at 194.252 mph, Matt Kenseth earned his second pole of the season on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver will start first in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM) NASCAR’s longest race and one of the sports’ crown jewels.

Starting alongside Kenseth is Joey Logano, whose qualifying speed of 192.836 mph put his No. 22 Team Penske Ford in the second spot for the 600-mile event.

Kenseth’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Carl Edwards snagged the third starting position, with a fast lap of 192.733 mph. The No. 19 driver also topped the leaderboard in Thursday’s opening practice.

Coca-Cola 600 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap # Laps
1 20 Matt Kenseth 27.913 27.869 27.799 Leader 3
2 22 Joey Logano 28.281 28.074 28.003 -0.204 3
3 19 Carl Edwards 28.116 27.954 28.018 -0.015 3
4 16 Greg Biffle 28.131 28.080 28.092 -0.074 3
5 11 Denny Hamlin 28.175 28.070 28.124 -0.032 3
6 2 Brad Keselowski 28.000 28.088 28.142 -0.018 3
7 55 David Ragan 27.993 27.975 28.180 -0.038 3
8 4 Kevin Harvick 27.962 27.861 28.232 -0.052 3
9 42 Kyle Larson 28.157 28.117 28.233 -0.001 3
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 28.178 28.063 28.373 -0.140 5
11 3 Austin Dillon 28.240 28.104 28.446 -0.073 5
12 14 Tony Stewart 28.045 27.932 29.124 -0.678 3
Eliminated From Round 2
13 48 Jimmie Johnson 28.257 28.165  Eliminated -0.233 2
14 41 Kurt Busch 28.131 28.167  Eliminated -0.002 2
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 28.205 28.171  Eliminated -0.004 4
16 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 28.183 28.174  Eliminated -0.003 2
17 18 Kyle Busch 28.076 28.209 Eliminated -0.035 4
18 24 Jeff Gordon 27.994 28.220  Eliminated -0.011 2
19 31 Ryan Newman 28.207 28.250  Eliminated -0.030 2
20 10 Danica Patrick 28.249 28.279  Eliminated -0.029 4
21 43 Aric Almirola 28.290 28.298  Eliminated -0.019 4
22 1 Jamie McMurray 28.116 28.332  Eliminated -0.034 2
23 27 Paul Menard 28.269 28.424  Eliminated -0.092 4
24 15 Clint Bowyer 28.293 29.394  Eliminated -0.970 2
Eliminated From Round 1
25 95 Michael McDowell 28.301 Eliminated -0.008 1
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 28.305 Eliminated -0.004 1
27 6 Trevor Bayne 28.332 Eliminated -0.027 1
28 25 Chase Elliott (i) 28.365 Eliminated -0.033 3
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 28.394 Eliminated -0.029 2
30 47 AJ Allmendinger 28.429 Eliminated -0.035 3
31 7 Alex Bowman 28.439 Eliminated -0.010 1
32 40 Landon Cassill (i) 28.444 Eliminated -0.005 1
33 5 Kasey Kahne 28.470 Eliminated -0.026 1
34 13 Casey Mears 28.528 Eliminated -0.058 1
35 51 Justin Allgaier 28.538 Eliminated -0.010 1
36 46 Michael Annett 28.564 Eliminated -0.026 1
37 35 Cole Whitt 28.590 Eliminated -0.026 1
38 98 Josh Wise 28.651 Eliminated -0.061 1
39 38 David Gilliland 28.724 Eliminated -0.073 3
40 34 Brett Moffitt # 29.060 Eliminated -0.336 1
41 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 29.078 Eliminated -0.018 3
42 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 29.184 Eliminated -0.106 1
43 33 Alex Kennedy 29.746 Eliminated -0.562 1
Did Not Qualify
44 26 Jeb Burton # 28.679 Eliminated 1.067 1
45 32 Mike Bliss(i) 28.894 Eliminated -0.215 1
46 39 Travis Kvapil 28.984 Eliminated -0.090 3
47 30 Jeff Green (i) 29.337 Eliminated -0.353 1
48 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 29.807 Eliminated -0.470 1

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

Carl Edwards leads first Sprint Cup practice

originalThe NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams kicked off track activity on Thursday for the Memorial Day Weekend with their first 2015 Coca-Cola 600 practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). And, at the conclusion of the session, it was Carl Edwards – with a lap speed of 192.273 MPH – at the top of the speed chart with the fastest speed.

Jimmie Johnson was second fastest on the speed chart with a lap speed of 191.673 MPH, and he was followed by Kasey Kahne (191.639 MPH) who was third, Kevin Harvick (191.442) fourth and David Ragan (191.435) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Brad Keselowski (191.421 MPH) who was sixth, Jamie McMurray (191.130) seventh, Kyle Larson (191.083) eighth, Austin Dillon (190.907) ninth and Denny Hamlin (190.846) posting the 10th fastest lap speed.

The teams will return later tonight at 7:15 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) for qualifying to determine the starting lineup up for Sunday night’s event. The current series qualifying track record at Charlotte is 198.771 MPH, which was set by Kurt Busch last year on October 9th.

There is no track activity scheduled for Friday.

On Saturday, the qualified teams will have two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1), and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1). The longest series race of the season, the 56th annual Coca-Cola 600, is set for an approximate starting time of 6:20 p.m. (ET), where this will be the last race of the series this season to be televised by FOX.

Coca-Cola 600 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 19 Carl Edwards 192.273 28.085 Leader 12
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 191.673 28.173 -0.088 6
3 5 Kasey Kahne 191.639 28.178 -0.093 8
4 4 Kevin Harvick 191.442 28.207 -0.122 5
5 55 David Ragan 191.435 28.208 -0.123 7
6 2 Brad Keselowski 191.421 28.210 -0.125 11
7 1 Jamie McMurray 191.130 28.253 -0.168 9
8 42 Kyle Larson 191.083 28.260 -0.175 19
9 3 Austin Dillon 190.907 28.286 -0.201 9
10 11 Denny Hamlin 190.846 28.295 -0.210 10
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 190.833 28.297 -0.212 9
12 16 Greg Biffle 190.792 28.303 -0.218 9
13 15 Clint Bowyer 190.766 28.307 -0.222 9
14 78 Martin Truex Jr. 190.678 28.320 -0.235 11
15 27 Paul Menard 190.678 28.320 -0.235 18
16 20 Matt Kenseth 190.604 28.331 -0.246 9
17 14 Tony Stewart 190.597 28.332 -0.247 18
18 21 Ryan Blaney* (i) 190.443 28.355 -0.270 10
19 41 Kurt Busch 190.416 28.359 -0.274 7
20 22 Joey Logano 190.328 28.372 -0.287 9
21 18 Kyle Busch 190.081 28.409 -0.324 14
22 24 Jeff Gordon 189.947 28.429 -0.344 7
23 31 Ryan Newman 189.793 28.452 -0.367 17
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 189.301 28.526 -0.441 11
25 10 Danica Patrick 189.221 28.538 -0.453 17
26 43 Aric Almirola 189.155 28.548 -0.463 7
27 25 Chase Elliott* (i) 189.142 28.550 -0.465 11
28 7 Alex Bowman 189.082 28.559 -0.474 7
29 13 Casey Mears 188.990 28.573 -0.488 17
30 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 188.811 28.600 -0.515 6
31 95 Michael McDowell 188.745 28.610 -0.525 9
32 26 Jeb Burton* # 188.376 28.666 -0.581 12
33 51 Justin Allgaier 188.324 28.674 -0.589 11
34 47 AJ Allmendinger 188.147 28.701 -0.616 13
35 6 Trevor Bayne 188.101 28.708 -0.623 9
36 35 Cole Whitt 187.741 28.763 -0.678 12
37 40 Landon Cassill (i) 187.552 28.792 -0.707 10
38 98 Josh Wise 186.413 28.968 -0.883 11
39 34 Brett Moffitt # 186.027 29.028 -0.943 12
40 38 David Gilliland 185.746 29.072 -0.987 9
41 46 Michael Annett 185.331 29.137 -1.052 11
42 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 184.761 29.227 -1.142 9
43 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 184.628 29.248 -1.163 9
44 32 Mike Bliss(i) 184.609 29.251 -1.166 9
45 39 Travis Kvapil* 184.451 29.276 -1.191 9
46 30 Jeff Green* (i) 184.106 29.331 -1.246 7
47 33 Alex Kennedy 181.855 29.694 -1.609 8
48 62 Brendan Gaughan* (i) 180.060 29.990 -1.905 5

* – Required to qualify by speed
# – Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
(i) – driver not running for Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

 

 

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 Notes and Entry List

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2016 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Announced:

NASCAR announced the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The five-person group – the seventh in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner. In addition, NASCAR announced that Harold Brasington won the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Next year’s Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. The NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel met today in a closed session in Charlotte to debate and vote upon the 20 nominees for the induction class of 2016 and the five nominees for the Landmark Award. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton announced the class and Landmark Award winner, respectively, this evening in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Great Hall.

The Class of 2016 was determined by votes cast by the Voting Panel, including representatives from NASCAR, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, track owners from major facilities and historic short tracks, media members, manufacturer representatives, retired competitors (drivers, owners, crew chiefs), recognized industry leaders, a nationwide fan vote conducted through NASCAR.com and, for the second year, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion (Kevin Harvick). In all, 57 votes were cast, with two additional Voting Panel members recused from voting as potential nominees for induction (Jerry Cook and Robert Yates). The accounting firm of Ernst & Young presided over the tabulation of the votes.

TRACK NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    Superspeedway:
    1.5-mile quad oval
    Race Length: 400 laps, 600 miles
    Track Length: 1.5 miles or 7,920 feet
    Banking: turns: 24 degrees; straights: 5 degrees
    Straights: Frontstretch – 1980 feet; Backstretch – 1500 feet
    Turns 1 & 2: 2,400 feet
    Turns 3 & 4: 2,040 feet
    Radius Turns 1 & 2: 685 feet
    Radius Turns 3 & 4: 625 feet
    Grandstand Seating: 134,000 (down from 146,000)
    Suites: 113
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph
    Pace Car Speed: 55mph
    Opened: 1960
    Last Repave: March 2006
  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Dawn Seif, wife of fallen Marine SSgt. Andrew Seif; USO CEO & President J.D. Crouch II
    Command to start engines: Dawn Seif
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: West Virginia Senate President Lt. Gov. Bill Cole
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis
    Honorary Pace Director: NC’s Lt. Gov. Dan Forest
    Color Guard: TBA
    Invocation: TBA
    National Anthem: 82nd Airborne Chorus
    Flyover: TBA
  • 2014 May Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 145.484mph, started 1st
  • 2014 October Race Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 145.346mph, started 7th
  • Track Race Record 500 miles: Jeff Gordon, Oct 1999, 160.306mph
  • Track Race Record 600 miles: Kasey Kahne, May 2012, 155.687mph
  • Slowest Race Record: Junior Johnson, 107.752mph, 1960
  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Jimmie Johnson, May 2003, started 37th
  • Oldest Winner: Cale Yarborough, 46 years, 6 months, 9 days, 10/6/1985
  • Youngest Winner: Jeff Gordon, 22 years, 9 months, 25 days, 5/29/1994
  • 2014 May Pole Winner: #48-Jimmy Johnson, 194.911mph, finished 1st
  • 2014 October Pole Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 197.390mph, finished 5th
  • Track Qualifying Record: Kurt Busch, Oct 2014, 198.771mph, set in 2nd round of qualifying
  • Coke 600 Qualifying Record: Denny Hamlin, May 2013, 195.624mph
  • 500 mile Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, Oct 2013, 194.308mph
  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon, 22 years, 2 months, 6 days, 10/10/1993
  • Oldest Pole Winner: Bobby Allison, 49 years, 10 months, 8 days, 10/11/1987
  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Charlotte
    #48-Jimmie Johnson 111.6
    #18-Kyle Busch 106.7
    #5-Kasey Kahne 100.8
    #20-Matt Kenseth 95.5
    #11-Denny Hamlin 92.8
    #24-Jeff Gordon 91.6
    #19-Carl Edwards 89.6
    #16-Greg Biffle 88.7
    #22-Joey Logano 88.4
    #2-Brad Keselowski 86.5
  • List of Fallen Service Members featured on NASCAR’s Windshield Tribute at Coca-Cola 600:
    #1-Jamie McMurray: Staff Sergeant Russ Freeland, Air Force
    #2-Brad Keselowski: Corporal Michael J. Anaya, Army
    #3-Austin Dillon: Seal Chief Adam Brown, Navy
    #4-Kevin Harvick: Sergeant Cory R. Mracek, Army
    #5-Kasey Kahne: Sergeant First Class Riley Gene Stephens, Army
    #6-Trevor Bayne: Staff Sergeant Casey Crate, Air Force
    #7-Alex Bowman: First Lieutenant Todd W. Weaver, Army
    #9-Sam Hornish Jr.: Captain Jeremy Fresques, Air Force
    #10-Danica Patrick: Corporal Stephen R. Koch, Army
    #11-Denny Hamlin: First Lieutenant Michael E. Johnson, Marines
    #13-Casey Mears: Sergeant Joshua J. Rimer, Army
    #14-Tony Stewart: Master Sergeant Aaron C. Torian, Marines
    #15-Clint Bowyer: Lieutenant Dale Bowyer, Air Corps
    #16-Greg Biffle: Private First Class Deane S. Van Dyke, Army
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Captain Jim Browning, Air Corps
    #18-Kyle Busch: Gunnery Sergeant Aaron M. Kenefick, Marines
    #19-Carl Edwards: Seaman Lynn A. Thrasher, Navy
    #20-Matt Kenseth: Hospital Corpsman Third Class James R. Layton, Navy
    #21-Ryan Blaney: Cpl. Jonathan Bowling, Marines
    #22-Joey Logano: Corporal Travis L. Patriquin, Army
    #23-J.J. Yeley: Lance Corporal Jose A. Hernandez, Marines
    #24-Jeff Gordon: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stanley L. Harriman, Army
    #25-Chase Elliott: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Stephen Duskin, Army
    #26-Jeb Burton: Sergeant Nickolas A. Mueller, Army
    #27-Paul Menard: Specialist David T. Proctor, Army
    #30-Jeff Green: Chief Petty Officer, Jason Ray Workman, Navy
    #31-Ryan Newman: Sergeant Mark A. Bradley, Marines
    #32-Mike Bliss: Captain Christopher Cash, Army
    #33-Alex Kennedy: Corporal George A. Lutz II, Army
    #34-Brett Moffitt: Sergeant Renald J. Bouthout, Army
    #35-Cole Whitt: Captain John Bartley, Air Force
    #38-David Gilliland: The Unknown Soldier
    #39-Travis Kvapil: Lance Corporal Nathan Elrod, Marines
    #40-Landon Cassill: Gunnery Sergeant Floyd E. Holley, Marines
    #41-Kurt Busch: Petty Officer First Class David M. Tapper, Navy
    #42-Kyle Larson: Staff Sergeant Mark A. Stets Jr., Army
    #43-Aric Almirola: Captain Derek M. Argel, Air Force
    #46-Michael Annett: Corporal Michael E. Thompson, Army
    #47-AJ Allmendinger: Corporal Darrell L. Smith, Army
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: First Lieutenant Robert L. Henderson II, National Guard
    #51-Justin Allgaier: Technical Sergeant Adam K. Ginnett, Air Force
    #55-David Ragan: Sgt. Bryan Brewster, Army
    #62-Brendan Gaughan: Technical Sergeant John Chapman, Air Force
    #78-Martin Truex Jr.: Sgt. Edwin Penn, Army
    #83-Matt DiBenedetto: First Lieutenant Daniel B. Hyde, Army
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller, Army
    #95-Michael McDowell: Corporal Ryan D. Russell, Army
    #98-Josh Wise: First Lieutenant Nainoa K. Noe, Army

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Pre-Race: FOX – 5:30pm/et
  • Television Race Coverage: FOX, 6:00pm/et
  • In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds
  • Pit Reporters: Chris Neville, Jamie Little, Matt Yocum, Vince Welch
  • Hollywood Hotel/Host: Chris Myers, Michael Waltrip, Darrell Waltrip
  • Rules Analyst: Andy Petree
  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 4:00pm/pt on FoxSports1

EVENT SCHEDULE
Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, May 21
8:00 AM NSCS HAULERS ENTER
9:30 AM – 10:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Truck Challenge
1:30 PM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
2:30 – 3:55 PM NSCS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
4:00 PM NSCS QUALIFYING INSPECTION BEGINS
7:15 PM NSCS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 1)
8:30 PM Legend Races

Friday, May 22
NO ON TRACK ACTIVITIES ON FRIDAY

Saturday, May 23
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 – 10:55 AM NSCS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
1:00 – 1:50 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)

Sunday, May 24
12:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
4:00 PM NSCS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING
5:20 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
6:00 PM NSCS RACE 600 (Fox)
NSCS = Sprint Cup Series

TIRE NOTES & FACTS

  • Tire: Goodyear “Support Our Troops” Speedway Radials
  • Set limits: Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying, and 13 sets for the race;
  • Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4428; Right-side — D-4640
  • Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.32 in. (2,218 mm); Right-side — 88.39 in. (2,245 mm)
  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front — 30 psi; Left Rear — 30 psi;
    Right Front — 54 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi
  • Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Charlotte this week . . . all tires will be branded with “Support Our Troops” as part of the Goodyear Gives Back program . . . while these teams have run this left-side tire code (D-4426) at Charlotte since 2012, last weekend at Charlotte was the first time NASCAR teams raced on this right-side code (D-4640) . . . this right-side is a Goodyear multi-zone tread tire, which incorporates two distinct compounds on the same tire — one for endurance and heat resistance on the inboard two inches of the tread and one for traction on the outboard 10 inches . . . this inboard (Endurance Zone) features the same compound that was run on the same zone at Texas, while this outboard (Traction Zone) features the compound run at Charlotte last year . . . this tire set-up was first tested at Charlotte in December, and was confirmed in a March 10 tire test at the track with drivers Aric Almirola, Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr. and J.J. Yeley . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Charlotte . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List
Coca-Cola 600
Charlotte Motor Speedway – 5/24/2015
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor 2015 Owner Points Rank
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Cessna / McDonalds 9
2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 7
3 3 Austin Dillon Chevy Cheerios 25
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Budweiser 1
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Liftmaster 11
6 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Advocare 30
7 7 Alex Bowman Chevy CULER 35
8 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford Twisted Tea 27
9 10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy.com 17
10 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 15
11 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO Military 21
12 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 31
13 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota Cherry 5-Hour Energy / Special Operations Warrior Foundation 16
14 16 Greg Biffle Ford Ortho 22
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fastenal 24
16 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Skittles 23
17 19 Carl Edwards Toyota Subway 19
18 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dewalt 8
19 21 Ryan Blaney* (i) Ford Motocraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 43
20 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 4
21 23 J.J. Yeley (i) Toyota Hope for Warriors 39
22 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy Drive to End Hunger 10
23 25 Chase Elliott* (i) Chevy NAPA 46
24 26 Jeb Burton* # Toyota Maxim Fantasy Sports 44
25 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards / Serta 13
26 30 Jeff Green* (i) Chevy Curtis Key Plumbing 49
27 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Quicken Loans 14
28 32 Mike Bliss(i) Ford Rimrock-Devlin 41
29 33 Alex Kennedy Chevy HonorAndRemember.org 36
30 34 Brett Moffitt # Ford CSX / Play It Safe 33
31 35 Cole Whitt Ford Speed Stick 32
32 38 David Gilliland Ford Love’s Travel Stop 26
33 39 Travis Kvapil* Chevy TBA 51
34 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy Snap Fitness 37
35 41 Kurt Busch Chevy Haas Automation 5
36 42 Kyle Larson Chevy Target 18
37 43 Aric Almirola Ford United States Air Force 12
38 46 Michael Annett Chevy Pilot Flying J 38
39 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Scott Products 20
40 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe’s Patriotic 3
41 51 Justin Allgaier Chevy TBA 28
42 55 David Ragan Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 29
43 62 Brendan Gaughan* (i) Chevy Vydox Plus 45
44 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Furniture Row / Visser Precision 2
45 83 Matt Dibenedetto # Toyota Dustless Blasting 34
46 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy Nationwide 6
47 95 Michael McDowell Ford Thrivent Financial 42
48 98 Josh Wise Ford TBA 40

* – Required to qualify by speed
# – Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
(i) – driver not running for Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points