NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race 2015

April 24, 2015 by  
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Participants in this annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event includes winners from past events that meet certain criteria. The race covers 165 miles in 110 laps, separated into four 25 lap segments and a final 10-lap dash to the finish. For more information on this exciting event visit nascar.com or charlottemotorspeedway.com

Date: 16 May 2015
Venue: Charlotte Motor Speedway
City: Concord
State: North Carolina
Country: United States

Bank of America 500 2014

September 26, 2014 by  
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Hosted annually at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, the Bank of America 500 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race covering a distance of 501 miles in 334 laps. Brad Keselowski won the 2013 event, driving for Penske Racing. Be sure to catch the action when this year’s winner crosses the finish line. For more information visit nascar.com

Date: 11 October 2014
Venue: Charlotte Motor Speedway
City: Concord
State: North Carolina

Johnson Wins Sprint Cup Season’s Longest Race

May 26, 2014 by  
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Six-time Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson, notched up his first win of the 2014 season in the longest race of the series on Sunday. Starting from the pole position in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson led 164 laps of the 400 lap race, holding the lead for the final nine laps of the race, crossing the finish-line 1.273 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick. Matt Kenseth took third place, followed by Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray in fourth and fifth positions.

Despite back pain that saw him skip Saturday’s final practice, Jeff Gordon finished in seventh place, maintaining his position in the lead with 432 points – no easy feat considering the length of the race. With 421 points, Matt Kenseth is second in the standings, followed by Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards, both with 408 points.

Among fans, there are both critics and proponents of the length of the Coca-Cola 600, but most drivers seem to agree that it is a good thing that it is the only event of its kind. It’s very likely that this one-of-a-kind status adds to the attraction of a race that starts in the bright light of the sun, and ends under lights after sunset. The race is generally just over four hours long, during which time the track undergoes a number of changes as the blistering daytime temperatures drop dramatically after sunset, presenting drivers with challenges that require constant and consistent concentration.

Kurt Busch‘s bid to compete in the Indianapolis 500 (where he finished in sixth place)and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day ended on a disappointing note as his car’s engine blew with 129 laps to go at Charlotte. Nonetheless, Busch noted that his experience of driving a stock car right after driving an Indy car was something he would never forget.

Coca-Cola 600 2014

April 9, 2014 by  
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This annual event at Charlotte Motor Speedway is a highlight of the Memorial Day weekend and has been since 1960. Drivers will compete over a distance of 600 miles (400 laps) as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Kevin Harvick (Richard Childress Racing) was the winner of the Coca-Cola 600 2013. Who will take the checkered flag this year? For more information visit nascar.com

Date: 25 May 2014
Venue: Charlotte Motor Speedway
City: Concord
State: North Carolina

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race 2014

April 9, 2014 by  
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race sees race winners from the previous season and winners from the current season competing over a distance of 90 laps (135 miles). For more information on this exciting event visit nascar.com

Date: 17 May 2014
Venue: Charlotte Motor Speedway
City: Concord
State: North Carolina

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