The NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series held their Memorial Day weekend events at the Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). On Saturday, the NXS featured the Hisense 300 at the 1.5-mile oval in Concord, North Carolina. On Sunday, the Sprint Cup ran its longest race of the season, the 600-mile, 400-lap Coca-Cola 600. The Camping World Truck Series will return to action on June 10 for the Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. The results and upcoming scheduled events for the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS)
Time Trials: Martin Truex Jr. (#78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 192.328 mph. This is his ninth pole in 382 NSCS races. It is his second pole and eighth top-10 start in 2016 and his first pole in 22 races at CMS. Joey Logano (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2016 and his fifth in 15 races at CMS. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (third) posted his second top-10 start at CMS. Chase Elliott (12th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Did Not Qualify: NONE, only 40 entries for the 40 car field.
Winner: Martin Truex Jr. won the Coca-Cola 600, his fourth victory in 382 NSCS races. This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2016. It is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 22 races at CMS. He set the Charlotte record with 392 laps led. His 588 miles led were the most in any NASCAR race in history. Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 31 races at CMS. Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 30 races at CMS.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Martin Truex Jr. #78, 192.328 mph (POLE, WINNER, 7th)
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Martin Truex Jr.
Ingersoll Rand Power Move: AJ Allmendinger #47, 3 positions (15th, 16th, 17th)
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch #18 (16th, 33rd, 4th)
Mahle Engine Builder: Hendrick Engines, Jimmie Johnson's #48 (7th, 3rd, 3rd)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kevin Harvick #4 (8th, 2nd, LEADER)
Moog Problem Solver: Matt Kenseth #20, cc: Jason Ratcliff, -0.096 seconds (27th, 7th, 10th)
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Denny Hamlin #11 (4th, 4th, 11th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott #24 (12th, 8th, 8th)
Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Kurt Busch +1
3. Jimmie Johnson +2
4. Kyle Busch -2
5. Carl Edwards -1
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Martin Truex Jr. +2
8. Chase Elliott -1
9. Joey Logano -1
10. Matt Kenseth +2
11. Denny Hamlin +2
12. Austin Dillon -2
13. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -2
14. Jamie McMurray
15. Ryan Blaney
16. Ryan Newman +1
Next: Sunday, June 5, Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, PA)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials: Erik Jones (#20 GameStop Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the Hisense 300 with a lap of 184.546 mph. This is his seventh pole in 37 NXS races. It is his fourth pole and 11th top-10 start in 2016 and his first pole in three races at CMS. Daniel Suarez (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2016 and his second in three races at CMS. Denny Hamlin (third) posted his seventh top-10 start at CMS. Jones led 14 laps but got into the wall with one lap to go forcing a Green-White-Checker finish. He was credited with a 31st place DNF in the 206-lap event.
Did Not Qualify: #40 TJ Bell and #89 Morgan Shepherd.
Winner: Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin (#11 Toyota Camry) won the Hisense 300, his 15th victory in 154 NXS races. This is the #18 Hisense USA Toyota Camry driver's first NXS victory and first top-10 finish in 2016. It is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 11 NXS races at CMS. Austin Dillon (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in seven NXS races at CMS. Joey Logano (third) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 12 NXS races at CMS.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Erik Jones #20, 184.546 mph (POLE, 31st, 7th)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Denny Hamlin #18 (3rd, WINNER, NE)
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Denny Hamlin
Mahle Engine Builder: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines (Mark Cronquist), Hamlin's #18
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Brandon Jones #33 (12th, 7th, 6th)
NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.
Top 12 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Daniel Suarez +1
2. Elliott Sadler -1
3. Justin Allgaier +1
4. Ty Dillon 3 352 -1
5. Brendan Gaughan +1
6. Brandon Jones +1
7. Erik Jones -2
8. Brennan Poole
9. Darrell Wallace Jr.
10. Ryan Reed
11. Jeb Burton
12. Ryan Sieg
Next: Saturday, June 4, Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, PA)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Standings: Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 12 points over Timothy Peters.
Next: Friday, June 10, Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile quad-oval in Fort Worth)
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ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
May 28, NJMP ARCA 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park (2.3-mile road course in Millville)
Winner: Parker Kligerman - Pole: Parker Kligerman - Points Leader: Chase Briscoe
Next: June 3, General Tire #Anywhere Is Possible 200 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, PA)
NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
April 30, Biscuitville 125 at VIRginia International Raceway (2.25-mile road course in Alton, VA)
Winner: Austin Cindric - Pole: Austin Cindric - Points Leader: Justin Hayley
Next: May 30, ComServe Memorial Day Classic at Dominion Raceway (0.4-mile oval in Thornburg, VA)
K&N Pro Series-West
May 21, Sunrise Ford 150 at Orange Show Speedway (0.25-mile oval in San Bernardino, CA)
Winner: Chris Eggleston - Pole: Ryan Partridge - Points Leader: Todd Gilliland
Next: June 11, Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Colorado National Speedway (0.375-mile oval in Dacono, CO)
May 22, Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2.459-mile road course near Bowmanville, Ontario)
Winner: Andrew Ranger - Pole: Alex Labbe - Points Leader: Andrew Ranger
Next: June 11, Chaudiere 300 at Autodrome Chaudiere (0.25-mile oval in Vallee-Jonction, Quebec)
Whelen Modified Tour
May 14, New England Cycle Center 161 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl (0.375-mile oval in CT)
Winner: Ron Silk - Pole: Eric Goodale - Points Leader: Doug Coby
Next: June 3, TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford Motor Speedway (0.5-mile oval in Stafford Springs, CT)
Whelen Southern Modified Tour
April 16, Dogwood 150 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile oval in Sophia, NC)
Winner: Burt Myers - Pole: Danny Bohn - Points Leader: Burt Myers
Next: July 1, Caraway 150 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile oval in Sophia, NC)