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UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

William Byron becomes youngest ever to capture Coca-Cola 600 pole

Charlotte native William Byron became the youngest driver ever to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600. The 21-year-old Byron grew up a short drive from Charlotte Motor Speedway. He …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:45 p.m.

Jimmy Johnson to honor fallen soldier, military at Coca-Cola 600

Jimmie Johnson has unveiled a military-themed camouflage paint scheme for the Coca-Cola 600 with the name of a fallen soldier written across the front windshield of his No. 48 Chevrolet. …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Kyle Busch blows past field for first Charlotte points win

Kyle Busch led 377 of 400 laps in a dominating Coca-Cola 600 run at Charlotte Motor Speedway to finally break through with a points-race victory at the only NASCAR Cup …


Kyle Busch captures pole at Charlotte; Kevin Harvick starts last

Kyle Busch will start at the front of the field Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600, and NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kevin Harvick will begin in the rear. Busch took …


Austin Dillon earns first major NASCAR win at Coca-Cola 600

Austin Dillon passed an out-of-gas Jimmie Johnson two laps from the end in the Coca-Cola 600 for his first NASCAR Cup victory, returning the iconic No. 3 car to Victory …


Bucket list: Dale Earnhardt Jr. seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway.


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Kevin Harvick wins Charlotte pole; Cup leader Kyle Larson starts last

Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, while Cup Series point leader Kyle Larson will begin NASCAR’s longest race at the rear of the …


Martin Truex Jr. dominates Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte

Martin Truex Jr. didn’t avoid ladders or black cats, never worried about cracking mirrors or stepping on cracks. He knew his bad luck on the Sprint Cup circuit would change.


Edwards outlasts Coke field

CONCORD, N.C. – Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn’t sure his team made the right call. The Super Bowl-winning coach and owner of Joe Gibbs Racing had been …


All-Star winner Denny Hamlin confident in Charlotte double

CONCORD, N.C. – Denny Hamlin’s not sure he could be more confident coming into the Coca-Cola 600 with how he has performed the past two weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway. …


Auto racing notes: Push for softer walls saved driver

When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. One of auto racing’s most important safety developments, …


Kurt Busch credits IndyCar for increased Indy 500 TV ratings

Kurt Busch on Friday credited IndyCar’s promotion of the Indianapolis 500 for a bump in the television ratings. ABC’s telecast on Sunday earned a 3.9 rating, averaging 6.2 million viewers. …


Coke victory puts fizz back in Johnson’s year

CONCORD, N.C. – About the only one not worried about Jimmie Johnson’s victory drought this season was the Sprint Cup defending champion. After his dominating show this weekend at Charlotte …


Busch comes up 193 miles short

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch’s attempt at completing “The Double” ended Sunday night after his car blew an engine late in the Coca-Cola 600. Busch finished sixth in his first …


Johnson back on track with dominating win at Charlotte

About the only one not worried about Jimmie Johnson’s victory drought this season was the Sprint Cup defending champion. After his dominating show this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson …


Teen driver Sage Karam hopes for bright Indy 500 debut

From prom to pits, Sage Karam has been money at Indianapolis. The 19-year-old Indy 500 rookie has danced in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway paddock at a makeshift prom, was runner-up …


Auto racing: Kurt Busch confident in doubling

Kurt Busch was back in his element Thursday. Busch was in North Carolina for Sprint Cup qualifying – a welcome return to what he knows best.


Jimmie Johnson wins first pole of the year at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson won the pole Thursday night for the Coca-Cola 600. Johnson, winless this season, turned a lap at 194.911 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the …


IndyCar, NASCAR drivers discuss difficulty of ‘The Double’

With Kurt Busch signed up to become the fourth driver to attempt to run both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, many IndyCar fans have …


600 reasons to smile

CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick isn’t done surprising people at Charlotte Motor Speedway or Richard Childress Racing. Closing a bizarre night in NASCAR’s longest event, Harvick pulled away from Kasey …


Harvick wins Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick isn’t done surprising people at Charlotte Motor Speedway or Richard Childress Racing. Closing a bizarre night in NASCAR’s longest event, Harvick pulled away from Kasey …


Kahne wins first NASCAR race of 2012

Welcome to the Hendrick family, Kasey Kahne. Kahne pulled away to victory in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night in Concord, N.C., winning NASCAR’s longest race for the third time …


Harvick wins when Earnhardt runs out of gas

The gas tank in his Chevrolet ran dry along the backstretch at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and as Dale Earnhardt Jr. tried to coast his way through the final turn, Kevin …