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Coca-Cola 600 Postponed Due to Rain

One of the biggest days of the year for racing has gone out on a whimper.

NASCAR made the decision to postpone the NASCAR Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway from Sunday (May 28) to Monday (May 29).

Large amounts of rainfall made attempts to dry the track in a timely manner impossible.

The Cup stars will take to the track after the NASCAR Xfinity Series race concludes; it was previously postponed to Monday from Saturday. The Xfinity race was moved up to an 11 a.m. ET start to accommodate the Coca-Cola 600’s addition to the schedule.

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William Byron and Kevin Harvick will lead the field to the green flag. Denny Hamlin is the defending winner.

Coverage of the 2023 Coca-Cola 600 will begin on FOX, PRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio at 3 p.m. ET.

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Garrett joined Frontstretch as a news writer in 2023, and became a fantasy racing and betting writer in 2024. Hailing from the heart of coal country in southern West Virginia,  he's a married father of three and currently enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at New River Community Technical College in Beaver, WV. He has been a racing fan since 1998, primarily watching NASCAR, but branching out to F1 and IndyCar as his love for motorsports has grown.

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DoninAjax

The rain gods have been angry with Brian for a long time and it has shifted to his sycophants.

Another dull boring F1 race and another dull boring Indy 500. Thank God the example of Brian’s product will make up for the boredom.

Bobby DK

Hah!!!. Here is the next Frontstretch article. To me Monday races seem like drivers and teams have a better place to be than to race on their usual day off. To me they are usually boring till the last handful of laps ( not unlike the last few years of racing) and they can’t wait to get out of there like it’s hampering their normal schedule. Not much thought to us fans that travel thousands of miles ( Idaho). We will see tomorrow.

Steven

I thought the Indy 500 was insane!
Quite a spectacular for sure. Glad to see an American driver win the 500. 🏆

Alfred in AZ

Boring race? Really? A good race in my opinion. I was hoping that Marcus Ericsson could pull off repeat win, but not to be.
The last quarter of the race was all too similar to NASCAR events- cautions breed cautions – there are parallels between the younger generation of IndyCar drivers and their NASCAR counterparts – cojones out!!
The red flag / yellow / green flag finish perhaps a bit controversial (ask Ericsson), but probably the right call.

DoninAjax

You didn’t get the sarcasm! It’s too bad the 600 isn’t on at night so the example of Brian’s product can put the viewers to sleep! Instant cure for insomnia. Thanks, Brian!

DoninAjax

It’s calling for rain all day Monday! I love the rain gods sometimes.

DoninAjax

You would think that the cars would get the green flag just after 3 but instead the network has the usual 25 minutes of useless drivel. I can see NA$CAR getting to half way and if Bubba is leading during green flag pit stops the red flag would miraculously appear.

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