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2013 Coca Cola 600: NASCAR Sprint Cup Starting Line-Up & Race Preview
Posted by: ASkyler on May 26, 2013 - 07:26 AM
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2013 Coca Cola 600: NASCAR Sprint Cup Starting Line-Up & Race Preview


By Mike Sulka

The NASCAR Sprint Cup series will run the 54th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this evening to complete a great day of racing which includes Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix and IndyCar's Indianapolis 500. In all, 108 races have been run at the track built in 1959. Charlotte is a 1.5-mile quad-shaped oval with 24 degree banking in the turns and 5 degrees on the straights. The front stretch kink is a very long 1,980 feet, while the backstretch is a bit shorter at 1,500 feet. If NASCAR fans take advantage of the free parking and fill every seat, there will be 165,000 in attendance this evening.

The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race - World 600 - at Charlotte Motor Speedway had 60 cars and was won by Joe Lee Johnson in his '60 Chevrolet.

You can't over look the fact that Charlotte Motor Speedway may be the house that 5-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson built. Others have had more success over the recent races, but Johnson has won at Charlotte six times - including the 'Chase' race in 2009, and the most recent All-star race last weekend. Plus, he has finished second twice. But in the last four Cup races, Johnson has just one third place credit on his record.

Looking at recent history there is one driver that has stood out at Charlotte, it is Toyota driver Kyle Busch. Over the last six races at Charlotte Busch is the only driver with five top-five finishes, only Denny Hamlin and Greg Biffle compare with just three top-five finishes each. Busch might be a good pick for the win except that he's never won in 18 tries.

So where this is really headed is that Charlotte is one of those unpredictable races. Over the last nine races, the track has produced nine different winners.

With that in mind, we are going to pick Jimmie Johnson to break the string. Johnson has been hot, he won the recent All-Star event and he usually races well here.

But keep an eye on Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Greg Biffle for their consistency.

So enjoy a bit of Formula One and IndyCar, and then grab a six-pack (or two) of Coca Cola to guzzle during the 600-miler. TV coverage starts at 5:30 PM on FOX.

 

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Starting Line Up by Row
Charlotte Motor Speedway
54th Annual COCA-COLA 600
Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Thu, May 23, 2013 @ 09:02 PM Eastern
Track Race Record: Jeff Gordon 05/19/01 12:34:03 185.022
Row Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 1 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 27.604 195.624
2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing / Sealy Chevrolet 27.661 195.221
2 3 20 Matt Kenseth Home Depot / Husky Toyota 27.679 195.094
4 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 27.750 194.595
3 5 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 27.763 194.503
6 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevrolet 27.785 194.349
4 7 16 Greg Biffle Fastenal Ford 27.801 194.238
8 18 Kyle Busch M&M'sRed-White-BlueM-ProveAmer. Toyota 27.842 193.952
5 9 1 Jamie McMurray Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet 27.879 193.694
10 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet 27.887 193.639
6 11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 27.915 193.444
12 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet 27.937 193.292
7 13 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 27.940 193.271
14 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 27.985 192.961
8 15 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet 28.049 192.520
16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 28.083 192.287
9 17 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 28.097 192.191
18 43 Aric Almirola US Air Force Ford 28.106 192.130
10 19 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 28.107 192.123
20 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 28.142 191.884
11 21 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 28.142 191.884
22 27 Paul Menard Menards / Serta Chevrolet 28.165 191.727
12 23 36 JJ Yeley World Trade Barter Solutions Chevrolet 28.274 190.988
24 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 28.298 190.826
13 25 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet 28.303 190.792
26 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 28.322 190.665
14 27 31 Jeff Burton Cheerios Chevrolet 28.348 190.490
28 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 28.359 190.416
15 29 21 Trevor Bayne Motorcraft/QuickLaneTire&AutoCenter Ford 28.360 190.409
30 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Fastenal Ford 28.385 190.241
16 31 22 Joey Logano Pennzoil Shell Ford 28.414 190.047
32 98 Michael McDowell Hyde Park Storage Suites Ford 28.426 189.967
17 33 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 28.452 189.793
34 47 Bobby Labonte Bush's Grillin' Beans Toyota 28.511 189.401
18 35 34 David Ragan Dockside Logistics Ford 28.564 189.049
36 51 Regan Smith(i) Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet 28.613 188.725
19 37 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford Owner Points
38 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota Owner Points
20 39 30 David Stremme Lean 1 / Swan Energy Toyota Owner Points
40 32 Timmy Hill # OXY Water Ford Owner Points
21 41 87 Joe Nemechek(i) NEMCO Motorsports Toyota Owner Points
42 33 Landon Cassill(i) ShopBicycleCards.com/LittleJoe'sAutos Chev Owner Points
22 43 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford Owner Points
Did Not Qualify: # 19 Mike Bliss(i).
Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs
Chevrolet 17 0 Toyota 11 1






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