NASCAR's next phase of schedule catch-up involved four-straight days of competition for the three primary series, all at the Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). It began with NASCAR's longest race of the season; the 400-lap, 600-mile Cup Series' Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night, May 24. After 50 laps, there was a 1 hour "red flag" delay due to rain and track drying. The race was also extended to 405 laps, 607.5 miles overtime when caution came out with 3 laps to go. This resulted in the checkered flag waving for Brad Keselowski in the wee hours of Monday morning. On Monday night, the XFINITY Series featured the 203-lap Alsco 300 (3-lap overtime). The NASCAR Gander Truck Series teams will resumed the 2020 season with the 134-lap NC Education Lottery 200 on Tuesday night. The Cup drivers were scheduled to get another shot at competing at the 1.5 mile track in Wednesday night's 208-lap Alsco Uniforms 500 until the rains came. The race was postponed until Thursday, the following night, making it five-straight days at CMS. With the exception of a 1 hour red flag delay (similar to Sunday's Coke 600) after 30 laps in the event (brief shower, track drying), all 208 laps were completed. Chase Elliott earned his 7th Cup victory. The latest results and upcoming scheduled events for NASCAR feeder series are included below as well as details on all tracks mentioned in this column.
NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)
Thu, May 28, Alsco Uniforms 500 - Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) - 208 laps
- Qualifying was not held for this event. The lineup was set by an agreed upon random drawing. P1 went to William Byron (#24 Chevrolet Camaro) with #88 Alex Bowman sharing Row 1 in the P2 spot. #34 Michael McDowell, #21 Matt DiBenedetto, #38 John Hunter Nemechek, #10 Aric Almirola, #3 Austin Dillon, #22 Joey Logano, #41 Cole Custer and #20 Erik Jones made up the remainder of the top-10 in the starting lineup. Did not qualify: No one, 40 cars entered for 40-car lineup.
- Chase Elliott (#9 Chevrolet Camaro) scored his 7th victory in 157 NCS races. This is his 1st victory and 5th top-10 finish in 2020. It is his 1st victory and 5th top-10 finish in 9 races at Charlotte. Denny Hamlin (2nd) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 29 CMS races and his 5th top-10 finish in 2020. Ryan Blaney (3rd) earned his 3rd top-10 finish in 10 starts at Charlotte. John Hunter Nemechek (13th) was the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender. Kevin Harvick (finished 10th) leads the point standings by 23 points over Joey Logano (finished 6th). Next on the NCS schedule: Sun, May 31, SUPERMARKET HEROES 500 - Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) - 500 laps.
TOP 16 - NCS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Joey Logano
3. Chase Elliott +1
4. Alex Bowman -1
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Ryan Blaney +1
7. Martin Truex Jr. -1
8. Denny Hamlin
9. Aric Almirola +1
10. Kurt Busch +2
11. Matt DiBenedetto
12. Kyle Busch -3
13. Erik Jones
14. Clint Bowyer
15. Austin Dillon +3
16. Jimmie Johnson -1
NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Mon, May 25, Alsco 300 - Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) - 200 laps (+3 laps OT)
- Qualifying was not held for this event. The lineup was set by an agreed upon random drawing. P1 went to Ross Chastain (#10 Chevrolet Camaro) with #19 Brandon Jones sharing Row 1 in the P2 spot. #11 Justin Haley, #7 Justin Allgaier, #18 Riley Herbst, #22 Austin Cindric, #39 Ryan Sieg, #98 Chase Briscoe, #1 Michael Annett and #9 Noah Gragson made up the remainder of the top-10 in the starting lineup.
- NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Busch, driving the NXS #54 Supra, scored his 97th victory in 356 NXS. This is his 1st victory and 3rd top-10 NXS finish in 2020. It is his 9th victory and 22nd top-10 finish in 27 NXS races at Charlotte. Daniel Hemric (2nd) posted his 3rd top-10 finish in 5 CMS races. It is his 3rd top-10 finish in 2020 and 6th runner-up finish of his career. Austin Cindric (3rd) earned his 2nd top-10 finish in 4 races at CMS. Harrison Burton (9th) was the highest finishing ROTY. Chase Briscoe (finished 20th) leads the NXS point standings by 8 points over Austin Cindric. Next on the NXS schedule: Mon, Jun 1, Cheddar's 300 - Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) - 300 laps.
TOP 12 - NXS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Chase Briscoe
2. Austin Cindric +1
3. Ross Chastain +2
4. Harrison Burton -2
5. Noah Gragson -1
6. Justin Allgaier
7. Ryan Sieg
8. Brandon Jones +1
9. Justin Haley -1
10. Michael Annett
11. Riley Herbst
12. Brandon Brown
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (GOT)
Tue, May 26, NC Education Lottery 200 - Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) - 134 laps
- Qualifying was not held for this event. The lineup was set by an agreed upon random drawing. P1 went to Ben Rhodes (#99 Ford F-150) with #26 Tyler Ankrum sharing Row 1 in the P2 spot. #15 Tanner Gray, #88 Matt Crafton, #16 Austin Hill, #18 Christian Eckes, #45 Ty Majeski, #13 Johnny Sauter, #98 Grant Enfinger and #52 Stewart Friesen made up the remainder of the top-10 in the starting lineup.
- Cup Series regular Chase Elliott, driving the GMS Racing #24 Chevrolet Silverado, scored his 3rd victory in 13 GOT races. This is his 1st victory and 1st top-10 finish in 2 GOT races at Charlotte. Kyle Busch (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 15 GOT races at CMS and his 2nd top-10 finish in 2020. Zane Smith (third), the highest finishing ROTY, posted his 1st top-10 finish in 2 races at Charlotte. Austin Hill (finished 9th) leads the GOT point standings by 17 points over Johnny Sauter (7th). Next up for the GOT: Sat, Jun 6, Vet Tix/Camping World 200 - Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) - 130 laps.
TOP 10 - GOT Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Austin Hill
2. Johnny Sauter
3. Zane Smith +3
4. Ben Rhodes -1
5. Brett Moffitt -1
6. Sheldon Creed -1
7. Grant Enfinger
8. Christian Eckes
9. Tyler Ankrum +5
10. Codie Rohrbaugh
NASCAR Feeder Series
ARCA Menards Series: Fri, Mar 6, General Tire 150 - Phoenix Raceway (PR) - 150 laps
Winner: Chandler Smith - Pole: Ty Gibbs - Points Leader: Michael Self
Next: Sat, Jun 20, General Tire 200 - Talladega Superspeedway
ARCA Menards East:
2020 Season Opener: Sat, Jun 13, Herr's Potato Chips 200 - Toledo Speedway - 200 laps
Whelen Modified Tour:
2020 Season Opener: Sat, May 30, Wade Cole Memorial 133 - Myrtle Beach Speedway
(POSTPONED) Due to expected weather. A makeup date has not been determined.
2020 Season Opener: Not yet announced.
Peak Mexico Series:
2020 Season Opener: Not yet announced.
Atlanta Motor Speedway - 1.54-mile oval in Hampton, Georgia
Bristol Motor Speedway - 0.533-mile concrete oval in Bristol, Tennessee
Charlotte Motor Speedway - 1.5-mile oval in Concord, North Carolina
Las Vegas Motor Speedway (The Bullring) - 3/8-mile paved oval in Las Vegas, Nevada
Myrtle Beach Speedway - 0.538-mile oval in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Phoenix Raceway - 1-mile tri-oval in Avondale, Arizona
Toledo Speedway - 0.5-mile oval in Toledo, Ohio