Chase Elliott will look to change into the first back-to-back winner of the 2021 NASCAR season on Sunday, every week after profitable the rain-shortened Texas Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas.
Luckily for Elliott, he has loved loads of success at Charlotte Motor Speedway, ending second at the 2020 Coca-Cola 600 — albeit in heartbreaking vogue — after which returning to win the Alsco Uniforms 500 and Bank of America Roval 400.
Elliott, who completed third in Saturday’s qualifying and is fifth in the NASCAR Cup Series level standings, has raced exceptionally effectively in the final 4 races: He completed in the high 10 at Kansas, Darlington, Dover and Texas, together with top-five finishes at all however Darlington.
Sporting News is monitoring live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday evening. Follow beneath for full outcomes from the Coca-Cola 600.
NASCAR at Charlotte live updates, highlights from Coca-Cola 600
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9:39 p.m.: It’s again to Larson and Elliott as the high two racers. Only 91 laps remaining in the Coca-Cola 600.
9:37 p.m.: Interesting: Kyle Busch, beginning second out of the restart, had an unbelievable acceleration to briefly take the lead from Larson. The two are battling it out for first place.
9:35 p.m.: And now Blaney is hit for dashing coming into pit row. Wallace is named for tools interference after his tire heads into one other crew’s pit space. They’ll head to the again of the lineup.
9:23 p.m.: And that ends the stage, as effectively. Larson wins Stage 3, adopted by Byron, Kyle Busch, Elliott, Bowman, Reddick, Hamlin, Dillon, Wallace and Harvick in the high 10.
9:23 p.m.: Good information for Erik Jones, who received a free move due to the timing of the warning.
9:22 p.m.: Caution 4, Lap 296. Ryan Newman appears like he was attempting to move Logano on the inside once you see sparks popping out from below his automotive, inflicting him to hit the wall. He will get onto pit row with out situation.
9:21 pm.: Byron received as shut as 4 hundredths of a second off Larson’s lead, however fell again to roughly half a second again.
9:14 p.m.: Meanwhile, it seems the Coca-Cola 600 is a four-car race: Larson, Byron, Kyle Busch and Elliott. The next-closest automotive, Bowman, is 10 seconds again. Four of the high 5 are all Hendrick Motorsports vehicles, with the exception of Kyle Busch.
9:13 p.m.: Quin Houff practically spins James Davison out with 22 laps to go in Stage 3, however the latter manages to appropriate and stay on monitor.
9 p.m.: Some pit stops have moved Larson again to the lead, with Byron, Kyle Busch, Elliott and Bowman rounding out the high 5.
8:51 p.m.: Harvick taking an early pit on Lap 38 of Stage 3. The telecast reviews that he had a free tire.
8:48 p.m.: And there’s Byron overtaking Larson in the thirty first lap of Stage 3. Let’s see how lengthy that lasts; Larson has been relentless at the moment.
8:41 p.m.: And now Bell is in pit row, falling off the lead lap.
8:39 p.m.: Christopher Bell appears to have some harm to the proper of his automotive. He hasn’t pitted but.
8:30 p.m.: The high 4 stays the identical popping out of the pit; Harvick and Reddick swap locations in the fifth and sixth spots, respectively.
8:26 p.m.: The complete area involves a cease in pit row, single file, for a second of silence.
8:23 p.m.: Caution 3, Lap 200: Larson sweeps the first two phases, main 184 of 200 laps.
Elliott, Byron, Kyle Busch, Reddick, Harvick, Bowman, Chris Buescher, Hamlin and Dillon make up the remainder of the high 10. Logano and Wallace wanted a photograph end to find out eleventh place, which affords no factors.
8:16 p.m.: And here is Larson to retake the lead from his teammate. His driving is relentless, and his automotive is operating rather well.
8:14 p.m.: And now Elliott is in first, a formidable feat contemplating he was in eleventh place heading into the warning.
8:14 pm.: Elliott and Hamlin are at the moment jockeying for first place with 18 laps until the finish of Stage 2.
8:07 p.m.: Bowman’s now the chief after the pit below warning.
8:05 p.m.: Caution 2, Lap 173. Kurt Busch received his engine fastened — it was an oil pump belt situation — then tried to come back again onto the monitor. Then, it exploded. He’s now formally carried out for the day.
7:55 p.m.: Wait, Bell lips now, shifting every of Larson, Byron, Elliott and Harvick up a place. Kyle Busch, Reddik, Dillon, Bowman, Truex and Logano make up the high 10.
7:55 p.m.: Christopher Bell is in the lead for now, with Larson, Byron, Elliott and Harvick making up your high 5 after that final pit. There are 48 laps remaining in the stage.
7:53 p.m.: Incredible scene as Larson and Elliott pitted at the identical time and have been nose-to-nose earlier than pitting. Curious transfer by Larson to dam his personal teammate.
7:48 p.m.: The Fox crew questioning whether or not Kurt Busch is struggling the identical destiny as his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, Ross Chastain. He exited Sunday’s race with a damaged oil pump belt.
7:47 p.m.: Kurt Busch needed to break up a pair racers to get onto pit row … truly he is heading to the storage. We’ll discover out what is going on on with him.
7:43 p.m.: And there’s Elliott shifting previous Larson for his first lead of the day. Good work by him after persistently closing the hole for a lot of the second stage. Plus, he break up Larson and Josh Bilicki to take the lead.
7:29 p.m.: Larson, Elliott, Harvick, Byron, Kyle Busch, Truex, Dillon, Bowman, Stenhouse and Bubba Wallace make up your high 10 heading into Stage 2 after the pit. Reddick fell out of the high 10 after overshooting his pit and backing up into it. He’s twelfth.
7:24 p.m.: That stage win, by the means, was Larson’s NASCAR-leading seventh of the season. He led 95 out of 100 laps.
7:20 p.m.: Caution 1, Lap 100. And that does it for a comparatively uneventful Stage 1. Larson takes the stage win, adopted by Elliott, Byron, Harvick, Dillon, Kyle Busch, Truex, Tyler Reddick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman in the high 10, respectively.
6:59 p.m.: Per the Fox telecast, Ross Chastain’s automotive has suffered a damaged oil pump belt. His crew will attempt to exchange it however that might very effectively spell the finish of his day.
6:58 p.m.: And now DiBenedetto surrenders the lead by pitting. Larson overtakes Alfredo and regains the lead.
6:57 p.m.: Meanwhile, DiBenedetto takes over first place after Keselowski pits for the first time.
6:56 p.m.: Curious. Ryan Blaney is in for his second cease. He’s getting work carried out on his automotive, so one thing will need to have gone awry in the first pit.
6:54 p.m.: Brad Keselowski, Matt DiBenedetto, Anthony Alfredo, Larson and Elliott make up your high 5, respectively, after the pit. William Byron, Kevin Harvick, Austion Dillon, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. spherical out the high 10.
6:53 p.m.: A portion of the area is pitting on Lap 50. Believe that prices Larson the lead for the first time at the moment, as effectively.
6:48 p.m.: Kyle Busch is making strikes. He’s at the moment No. 7 after beginning the race in the twentieth place.
6:40 p.m.: Elliott has moved up one spot, however nonetheless trails race chief Kyle Larson by practically a second. Larson has the complete first quarter of Stage 1.
6:30 p.m.: Reminder: No competitors warning for at the moment’s race. Stages 1, 2 and three and 4 will every final 100 laps, making the Coca-Cola 600 the solely four-stage race in NASCAR. There shall be a second of remembrance after Stage 2.
6:28 p.m.: And they’re off!
6:23 p.m.: The vehicles are out on the monitor. Green flag ought to wave right here any minute now.
6:20 p.m.: Almost that point:
NASCAR begin time at the moment
The inexperienced flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., about 15 miles northeast of uptown Charlotte, is scheduled to wave after 6 p.m. ET.
NASCAR beginning lineup at Charlotte
Here is the full NASCAR beginning lineup for the Coca-Cola 600:
|Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing|
|Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Anthony Alfredo||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|Cody Ware||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|James Davison||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|Garrett Smithley||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|David Starr||66||Motorsports Business Management|