Hard Rain Postpones NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series Races at Charlotte

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CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 24: Cars sit covered on pit road during a rain delay during the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2020, in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Hard rain forced the postponement of Wednesday night’s Alsco Uniforms 500 NASCAR Cup Series race until Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The rain, as described by FOX Sports broadcaster Mike Joy is ‘the party guest that will not leave.’

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Post Coca Cola 600 Power Ranking

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 24: Cars drive during the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2020 in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Post Coca Cola 600 Power Ranking with a Strong Run by Bowman and a Keselowski Win.

The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is the only NASCAR Cup Series race over 500 miles and four stages. The most extended race of the season is just three races after the most extended layoff in NASCAR history.

The Memorial weekend event is a grueling test of endurance and durability for the cars and drivers. Alex Bowman dominated early with Team Penske handling the field in the second half. Joey Logano won Stage 3. Then, Brad Keselowski claimed his first win of the season after a late-race caution. Although there’s a bit of a shake-up near the top of the newest power ranking, the top spot isn’t changing hands quite yet.

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A Strong Finish Gives Brad Keselowski Another Crown Jewel Victory

A Strong Finish for Brad Keselowski and Team Penske in the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway gives him another Crown Jewel victory.
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 24: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2020 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

A Strong Finish for Brad Keselowski and Team Penske in the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway gives him another Crown Jewel victory.

The NASCAR Cup Series ran the show at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca Cola 600, one of NASCAR’s Crown Jewel races. This race is all about team endurance and their ability to adjust from day to night racing. The 600 miles at the 1.5-mile track is already a tough Sunday drive. Now, throw in a sunset and a track temperature decline in the middle of the drive, and this race becomes an annual challenge for many teams.

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