Crunching The Numbers: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

Charlotte Motor Speedway Track Specs

  • Track Length: 1.5 Miles
    • Scheduled Laps: 400 (600 miles)
  • Track Configuration: Quad-Oval Oval
  • Turns 1 – 4 banking: 24°
  • Frontstretch
    • Banking: 5°
    • Length: 1,953 feet
  • Backstretch
    • Banking: 5°
    • Length: 1,360 feet

Trends of the Race

Charlotte 1 Track Stats

*2 races has ended under caution (2004 & 2009); 2009 was rain shortened

In the last 5 races Coca-Cola 600 races, we have seen:

  • 1 race go into over time
    • 2011
  • Margin of Victory 2.509 seconds
  • 14 drivers on the lead lap (average)
  • 9 cautions (average)
    • Lap 79 for the first caution
    • Lap 362.4 for the final caution

Charlotte 1 Cautions Charlotte 1 Final Caution

Charlotte 1 Avg SpeedCharlotte 1 Victory

 

Past Coca-Cola 600 Pole Sitters

Year Driver Team Finish Laps Led
2004 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports 1 334
2005 Ryan Newman Team Penske 5 43
2006 Scott Riggs Evernham Motorsports 9 90
2007 Ryan Newman Team Penske 39 10
2008 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 3 61
2009 Ryan Newman Stewart Haas Racing 2 2
2010 Ryan Newman Stewart Haas Racing 9 11
2011 Brad Keselowski Team Penske 19 7
2012 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports 16 3
2013 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing 4 6
2014 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports 1 164
2015 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing 4 26

 

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  • Pole winners have an average finish of 9.3
  • Average laps lead: 63.08 laps (15.77% of the scheduled 400 laps)

 

 

 

Past Coca-Cola 600 Winners

  • The average race winner’s starting position is 9.17
    • Kevin Harvick won in 2011 from starting P28, which is the furthest back a race winner has started
  • 16.67% of pole winners have gone on to win the race
    • Jimmie Johnson: 2004 & 2014
  • 50% of the winners have come from starting in the top 5
    • 33.33% of winners who started in the top 5 started from the front row
  • 66.67% of the winners have come from starting in the top 10
  • Winning drivers have lead an average of 95.58 laps (23.9% of the scheduled 400 lap race)
    • Fewest laps led by race winner: Kevin Harvick lead 2 laps (0.5% of the scheduled 400 lap race) in 2011
    • Most laps led by a race winner: Jimmie Johnson led 334 laps (83.5% of the race) in 2004
  • There have been 7 different race winners from 6 different teams since 2004
    • Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne lead the field of multiple wins with 3 a piece
    • Hendrick Motorsports has the most wins of any team with 5

72761c807d3bf6907edc51527045bc542015 Coca-Cola 600 Top 5 – 5/24/15

Driver Finish Start
Carl Edwards 1 3
Greg Biffle 2 4
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3 15
Matt Kenseth 4 1
Martin Truex Jr. 5 10

 

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2015 Bank of America 400 Top 5 – 10/11/15

Driver Finish Start
Joey Logano 1 3
Kevin Harvick 2 11
Martin Truex Jr. 3 15
Denny Hamlin 4 5
Kurt Busch 5 6

 

Coca-Cola 600 Predictions

Carlotte 1 Team Stats

Carlotte 1 Manufacturers

 

JGR is crushing the competition this season, with the entire team capturing at least 1 victory. HMS is still the team with the most wins in the Coca-Cola 600, which should be no surprise. Team Penske has a win there and with Joey Logano winning the All-Star race this past weekend, anything is possible.

 

Charlotte 1 Predictions

This is a long race. It is a long day of racing for fans in general. This race takes a lot of endurance to complete. Harvick, Edwards, Johnson, Kahne, and Kurt Busch have found victory here. Kahne is looking to capitalize on the good way his season is going thus far, and this may be a great time for that to happen.

Charlotte 1 Past Finishes

 

As you spend your 3 day weekend enjoying some of the greatest races in American history, remember those who have fought and died for our country. Without their sacrifices, we would not be the great nation we are today.

Ashley Hobbs

Birthday: 9 March 1989 (so I do not have to update my age each year)
Location: Florida (Jersey native, born and raised)

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