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Stock Car Scoop: Is the Coca-Cola 600 Too Long of a Race?

The NASCAR Cup Series travels to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the longest race of the year…but is it too long of a race? Frontstretch’s Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss that, the “ultimate race weekend” possibly losing some of its buildup, race picks and more.

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Bryan Nolen is the Podcast Manager for Frontstretch.com. He also hosts the Frontstretch Podcast with Bryan Nolen and occasionally makes appearances on The Happy Hour Podcast. He has a Sportscasting degree from the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting. He resides in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two rabbits.

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David Russell Edwards

Ultimately TV will make this call. Nascar will make a statement giving all the reasons that it is the only sensible thing to do.
But in my opinion since mechanical attrition is no longer a factor it is too long.


Nobody complained about the length of events until the current crop of drivers and cars came to the tracks.

Tom B

No it is not too long of a race. NA$CAR needs to keep this traditional race where it is. There is a lot of things that can happen in 600 miles that are run in daylight and under the lights.
What they need to eventually eliminate the lapped cars going 30mph slower than the leaders. The 1 1/2 mile track will be fine with only 28-30 race cars.

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