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Coca-Cola 600 Race Results

Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 26th, 2024

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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Christopher Bell

20 |

3

Running

249

90

67

7

2

Brad Keselowski

6 |

30

Running

249

1

53

0

3

William Byron

24 |

2

Running

249

49

61

1

4

Tyler Reddick

45 |

8

Running

249

0

41

0

5

Denny Hamlin

11 |

11

Running

249

0

45

0

6

Ty Gibbs

54 |

1

Running

249

74

45

0

7

Chase Elliott

9 |

5

Running

249

2

38

0

8

Ross Chastain

1 |

7

Running

249

10

34

0

9

Alex Bowman

48 |

6

Running

249

0

43

0

10

Josh Berry

4 |

13

Running

249

7

33

0

11

Bubba Wallace

23 |

12

Running

249

0

39

0

12

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

4

Running

249

8

31

0

13

Justin Allgaier

5 |

10

Running

249

0

0

0

14

Joey Logano

22 |

28

Running

249

0

23

0

15

Kyle Busch

8 |

15

Running

249

0

22

0

16

Michael McDowell

34 |

9

Running

249

6

22

0

17

Todd Gilliland

38 |

35

Running

249

0

20

0

18

Daniel Hemric

31 |

24

Running

249

0

19

0

19

Erik Jones

43 |

34

Running

249

0

18

0

20

Austin Cindric

2 |

17

Running

249

0

17

0

21

Carson Hocevar

77 |

20

Running

249

0

16

0

22

Justin Haley

51 |

22

Running

249

0

15

0

23

Chris Buescher

17 |

39

Running

249

0

14

0

24

Daniel Suárez

99 |

14

Running

249

0

13

0

25

Chase Briscoe

14 |

18

Running

249

0

12

0

26

Ryan Preece

41 |

31

Running

249

0

11

0

27

Austin Dillon

3 |

27

Running

249

0

10

0

28

Shane Van Gisbergen

16 |

36

Running

249

2

0

0

29

Jimmie Johnson

84 |

29

Running

249

0

8

0

30

John H. Nemechek

42 |

26

Running

249

0

7

0

31

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

23

Running

249

0

6

0

32

Harrison Burton

21 |

32

Running

249

0

5

0

33

Zane Smith

71 |

25

Running

249

0

4

0

34

Kaz Grala

15 |

33

Running

249

0

3

0

35

Corey LaJoie

7 |

21

Running

249

0

2

0

36

Ty Dillon

50 |

38

Running

247

0

0

0

37

BJ McLeod

66 |

37

Running

241

0

0

0

38

Noah Gragson

10 |

19

Accident

170

0

1

0

39

Ryan Blaney

12 |

16

Accident

143

0

5

0

40

JJ Yeley

44 |

40

Steering

114

0

0

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Christopher Bell

    POS1

    LEADER

    Christopher Bell

    Driver badge number 20 |

  • POS 2 | 1.366

    Brad Keselowski

    POS2

    1.366

    Brad Keselowski

    Driver badge number 6 |

  • POS 3 | 1.923

    William Byron

    POS3

    1.923

    William Byron

    Driver badge number 24 |

Christopher Bell lands victory in rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. — A lightning delay that turned into a heavy rainstorm made a winner of Christopher Bell in Sunday‘s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Not that Bell didn‘t deserve the victory in the rain-shortened race, which NASCAR was forced to call after 249 of 400 laps were complete.

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The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota started third, led a race-high 90 laps and won the second stage of the 14th NASCAR Cup Series race of the season.

The decisive juncture in the Memorial Day Weekend race came when Bell held off Darlington winner Brad Keselowski during a 10-lap run after a caution for Corey LaJoie‘s spin in Turn 2 on Lap 229.

On the ensuing Lap 236 restart, Bell and Keselowski lined up side-by-side at the front of the field, with Bell prevailing and pulling out to a lead of roughly six car-lengths before NASCAR called the seventh caution for lightning in the area.

After the lightning came heavy rain, and though NASCAR attempted to dry the track when the rain subsided, heavy humidity thwarted efforts to do so in a timely manner. As a result, Bell collected his second victory of the season, his first on the 1.5-mile Charlotte oval and the eighth of his career.

The victory was a welcome momentum shift for Bell, who had finished outside the top 10 in five of his previous six races.

“Man, it feels so good — to win or lose — just to have a great race to go off of,” Bell said. “A race where we led laps. We were able to pass cars. We lost the lead at times and were able to drive back to the lead.

“We had great pit stops. It was a team effort, and it was amazing to have a good race. Hopefully, this is something we can build on and get back to being more consistent.”

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Keselowski, who posted his third runner-up finish of the season, was convinced he had the fastest car.

“We just didn‘t have time for it to play out,” said the driver of the No. 6 RFK Racing Ford, who pressured Bell throughout the final 10-lap run before weather intervened.

Stage 1 winner William Byron ran third behind Bell and Keselowski, with Tyler Reddick and Denny Hamlin finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.

Pole winner Ty Gibbs finished sixth after leading 74 laps, including the first 42 of the race. Chase Elliott finished seventh, followed by Ross Chastain, Alex Bowman and Josh Berry.

After finishing 18th in his Indianapolis 500 debut, Kyle Larson arrived at Charlotte Motor Speedway just before weather forced the stoppage. Larson intended to take over his No. 5 Chevrolet from Justin Allgaier, who had started the race at Charlotte because the Indy 500 was delayed by rain.

Allgaier was running 13th when the race was called, and Larson never had a chance to drive the car.

Defending race winner and reigning series champion Ryan Blaney slammed the outside wall in the second stage and exited the event after 143 laps.

“We‘ll have to look if I hit something or… I don‘t know,” Blaney said.  “I just went into (Turn) 3 getting up to speed and blew a tire and hit the fence.  It‘s an unfortunate end to our night. That sucks.

“We‘re not even halfway and just wanting to work on your stuff all night. I thought we were getting it a little better here and there, but won‘t get a shot.”

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The Cup Series’ next race is the Enjoy Illinois 300, scheduled next Sunday (3:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at World Wide Technology Raceway.

NOTES: NASCAR officials completed post-race inspection in the Cup Series garage without issue, confirming Bell’s victory. Competition officials indicated that four cars will return to the NASCAR Research & Development Center — the Nos. 34 and 45 for teardown and engine dyno and the Nos. 3 and 99 for engine-dyno testing.

Contributing: Staff reports