RACE PREVIEWS

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COCA COLA (WORLD) 600

CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

MAY 24th, 6PM ET on FOX  TV

1.5 Miles, 24 Degrees of Banking

At 400 laps and 600 miles NASCAR drivers, crew chiefs and pit crews alike will have their endurance tested this coming Sunday. This race is always unpredictable, not only because of its long 600 mile length – the longest of all the races – but also because it starts in the late afternoon and ends in the cooler nighttime. This is a definite challenge for crew chiefs because the track conditions are constantly changing. Drivers and crew chiefs had a chance to experience how this track feels during the All Star Race. We know one thing, Hendrick Motorsport and their shop have won more races here in the last ten years than any other team with five wins in the last 20 races. Richard Childress Racing and Team Penske come in second with three wins each in the last ten years. Last year Joe Gibbs Racing got their first win when Carl Edwards took the checkered flag. With their dominance this year they can’t be discounted. We can definitely say advantage Hendrick Motorsports AND their motor shop, which has had six wins in the last ten years. Who else uses those motors? Look at Stewart Haas Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing and H Scott Motorsport. Will a Hendrick car and/or engine win yet again or will we see a return to last year when Penske and JGR took the points wins? We’ll find out on Sunday.

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