NASCAR Sunday, May 21, 2017

CC 600 Notes

  • Darrell Waltrip: 5 Coca-Cola 600 wins – Most all-time (5/28/78 First win & 5/28/89 Last win)
  • Jeff Gordon: First of 93 career wins: 1994 Coca-Cola 600
  • Michael Waltrip: 1996 All-Star Race winner
  • Larry McReynolds: Crew chief for Davey Allison’s only Coca-Cola 600 win in 1991

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Last 600 – First career Cup race (24-Years-old): 1999 Coca-Cola 600 (Finished 16th)
  • Jimmie Johnson: 4-Time Coca-Cola 600 winner – Next win ties Darrell Waltrip for most all-time
  • Jimmie Johnson: 82 Career wins – Next win ties Cale Yarborough for 6th all-time (Yarborough’s 83rd win came at Charlotte 10/85)
  • Matt Kenseth: First of 38 career wins came in 2000 Coca-Cola 600 on May 28, 2000 (28-years-old)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2 Wins this season – Winless last season into 2016 Coca-Cola 600 & led all but 8 laps (588 Miles led)
  • Kyle Busch: 16 Charlotte wins – 0 for 26 in Cup races at Charlotte – 1 of 2 tracks (0 for 24 at Pocono)
  • Kyle Larson: Won first 2 All-Star Race Stages – 40 Laps led & finished 2nd
  • Ryan Blaney: Born 6 years after Wood Brothers last Charlotte win which came 30 years ago in Coca-Cola 600 with Kyle Petty
  • Clint Bowyer: Open Stage 1 winner – Career-longest 160-race winless streak – Last win came at Charlotte in fall of 2012
  • Chase Elliott: Winless in 52 races – Jeff Gordon’s first career win came in 1994 Coca-Cola 600 racing #24
  • Chase Elliott: Bill Elliott tied with Richard Petty for most all-time starts in 600 with 31, but Elliott never won the 600 in 31 tries
  • Daniel Suarez: Open Stage 3 winner – Rookie of the Year standings leader competing in first Charlotte race
  • Joey Logano: Turns 27 Wednesday (5/24/90)

News:

Daytona 500 & Indianapolis winning crew chief Slugger Labbe out as 3-Austin Dillon crew chief – Justin Alexander in

TEAM PENSKE 16 INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINS

  • 1-SIMON PAGENAUD
  • 2-JOSEF NEWGARDEN
  • 3-HELIO CASTRONEVES
  • 12-WILL POWER
  • 22-JUAN PABLO MONTOYA

 

CHIP GANASSI RACING 4 INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINS

  • 8-MAX CHILTON
  • 9-SCOTT DIXON
  • 10-TONY KANAAN
  • 83-CHARLIE KIMBALL