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The 2016 Coca-Cola 600, the 57th running of the event, was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on May 29, 2016 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 400 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.42 km) asphalt speedway, it was the thirteenth race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The race had nine lead changes among four different drivers and four cautions for 19 laps.

2016 Coca-Cola 600
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 13 of 36 in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2016 Coca-Cola 600 logo.jpg
Date May 29, 2016 (2016-05-29)
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 400 laps, 600 mi (960 km)
Average speed 160.655 mph (258.549 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Furniture Row Racing
Time 28.077
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Laps 392
Winner
No. 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 3.2/8 (Overnight)[11]
3.4/9 (Final)[12]
5.7 million viewers[12]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Charlotte Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The race was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is located in Concord, North Carolina. The speedway complex includes a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) quad-oval track that will be utilized for the race, as well as a dragstrip and a dirt track. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams based in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) with Marcus G. Smith serving as track president.

Entry listEdit

The initial entry list for the race was released on May 23, 2016 at 8:54 am ET with forty cars.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford
34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Kurt Busch was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.002 and a speed of 192.843 mph (310.351 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.002 192.843
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.235 191.252
3 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.266 191.042
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

 
Martin Truex Jr. qualified on the pole position with a time of 28.077 seconds.

Martin Truex Jr. scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.077 and a speed of 192.328 mph (309.522 km/h).[14] He said after qualifying that he "liked what I felt last year and I’ve been thinking about this race a lot since then. We had a really good car that day and thought we were going to go to victory lane and got beat on fuel mileage. Just excited for all my guys and for Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Boats, Furniture Row, Denver Mattress and everybody that works so hard on this deal – Toyota Racing, TRD – just awesome race cars. We had to work hard today, we were not that good in practice and made a lot of changes throughout this qualifying session. Hats off to my guys for some really good work and lucky to be with this group for sure.”[15]

Joey Logano, who qualified second, said he "got a little bit tight landing in (Turn) 1 and then a little bit free off (the corner). It wasn't much. And then (Turns) 3 and 4, I actually thought was a pretty good corner. So I would say most of it was down in 1 and 2 – probably at landing and through the center is where I lost most of my momentum. It's not much. Half-a-tenth of a second doesn't take long."[16]

“Being in the top four in every session there was really big for us,” Ricky Stenhouse Jr. said after qualifying third. “We’ve been fast at times in qualifying, but never put every round together and stayed that consistent, so I’m really proud of the team for the adjustments that they made throughout the qualifying session there. We just missed it a little bit, but we know where to go work on it to get it better. Now our job is to get it better on Saturday for a long 600 miles and make sure that we’ve got some adjustability in it.”[17]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.383 28.229 28.077
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.224 28.159 28.124
3 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.306 28.185 28.209
4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.470 28.294 28.215
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.345 28.222 28.277
6 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.333 28.180 28.346
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.422 28.274 28.379
8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.376 28.240 28.381
9 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.473 28.378 28.443
10 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.546 28.280 28.483
11 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.382 28.285 28.547
12 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.355 28.392 28.729
13 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.245 28.404
14 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.475 28.432
15 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.541 28.443
16 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.325 28.448
17 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.436 28.448
18 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.238 28.450
19 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.556 28.492
20 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.326 28.530
21 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.504 28.543
22 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.581 28.621
23 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.581 28.646
24 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.535 28.734
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.594
26 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.623
27 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.642
28 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.645
29 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.666
30 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.721
31 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.803
32 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.836
33 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.846
34 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 28.884
35 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 28.911
36 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.097
37 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 29.479
38 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 29.494
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 29.881
40 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 30.095
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Kurt Busch continued to be quickest into the second practice session with a time of 28.272 and a speed of 191.002 mph (307.388 km/h).[18]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.272 191.002
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.329 190.617
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.412 190.061
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.972 and a speed of 186.387 mph (299.961 km/h).[19]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.972 186.387
2 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 29.074 185.733
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.126 185.401
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First halfEdit

StartEdit

Under cloudy North Carolina skies, Martin Truex Jr. led the field to the green flag at 6:12 p.m. The first caution of the race flew on lap 26. This was a scheduled competition caution due to overnight rain. Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott were tagged for speeding on pit road and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.[20]

The race restarted at lap 31. Truex hit pit road on lap 78 and handed the lead to Jimmie Johnson. He pitted the next lap and the lead cycled back to Truex.

Second quarterEdit

The second caution of the race flew on lap 114 for a single-car spin in turn 2. Rounding the turn, Brian Scott got loose and spun down the track.[21]

The race restarted on lap 121. David Ragan was tagged for a restart violation and was forced to serve a pass-through penalty. Truex pitted from the lead on lap 165 and handed the lead to Johnson. He pitted the next lap and handed the lead to Joey Logano. He pitted the next lap and the lead cycled back to Truex. Ragan was tagged for an uncontrolled tire and was forced to serve a pass-through penalty.

Second halfEdit

HalfwayEdit

Reed Sorenson retired from the race due to clutch issues and finished 40th.[22] The third caution of the race flew on lap 204 for a single-car wreck in turn 4. Rounding the turn, Jeffrey Earnhardt got loose and slammed the wall.[21]

The race restarted on lap 210. During the green flag cycle of stops on lap 266, Logano was tagged for his crew being over the wall too soon and was forced to serve a pass-through penalty.[23] Logano said after the race that his team, and others, are "trying to make pit stops so fast and you’re gonna push everything to the edge. I guess we jumped off the wall a little bit too soon. I haven’t seen it, but unfortunately, that kind of made us make a green flag pit stop, which is really hard to overcome. Overall, we were able to get our lap back by racing up there, which was kind of cool. We didn’t have to take a lucky dog or any of that. We actually raced back to the lead lap, but we lost the balance a little bit on the last run and I couldn’t make much time once we got going."[24]

Truex pitted on lap 299 and handed the lead to Paul Menard. He pitted on lap 302 and the lead cycled back to Truex. Carl Edwards was tagged for speeding and was forced to serve a pass-through penalty. He was tagged for speeding again while serving the penalty and was forced to serve a stop and go penalty.

Fourth quarterEdit

With 85 laps to go, Truex began running into lapped traffic. This allowed Johnson to pull up to within three-tenths of a second of him. He was unable to get past Truex and lost second to Kevin Harvick. Debris on the backstretch brought out the fourth caution of the race with 61 laps to go, within the fuel window allowing the entire field to reach the scheduled distance on one more full tank of fuel. In the ensuing caution, Aric Almirola was tagged for speeding on pit road and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.

The race restarted with 56 laps to go. Johnson briefly took the lead from Truex after the restart, but Truex quickly reclaimed the lead and then led the remainder of the race, ultimately leading a race-record 392 of the 400 laps en route to the victory. Truex's average speed (160.655 miles per hour) was also an all-time record for the race and the race was also the shortest Coca-Cola/World 600 in the history of the event at just 3 hours, 44 minutes, and 8 seconds.[25]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

Truex said afterwards that he was "proud of my team, everybody that made this possible, that believed in me, gave me this opportunity. Cole Pearn (crew chief), Jazzy (team engineer Jeff Curtis), my guys are something special. I want to thank all of them. This is a big day. Got the troops on the cars, this is a special weekend. It’s really neat to bring that name home to Victory Lane. Just a lot of emotion right now. Not really sure it’s sunk in yet. Just an amazing day, an amazing weekend for all of us. It’s a weekend you dream about."[26]

After a runner-up finish, Harvick said he "ran 10th all day. So I’m just really, really happy. When you’re able to take a 10th-place car – at best – and drive it 450 miles and then make huge gains (the rest of the way). At the end of the race we obviously didn’t have the best car. Those guys (Truex’s Furniture Row Racing team) have had some fast cars this year and tonight definitely had the dominant car. Early on we were just really bad. Tight coming into corners and loose coming out. Nothing seemed to be working and then were just stepped back and swung for the fences. We were able to pass with our car once we got our handling together. The cars were already sliding around a fair amount all day.”[27]

Johnson said after finishing third that he was "so proud of the effort we put in tonight. This is the best car I’ve had in Charlotte for a long time. It just shows you how good that No. 78 was and the No. 4 got a little bit better than us at the end. I thought we had a chance at them a few times, a couple of times on the long run we would get close. A couple times on the restarts we would get close, but all-in-all a very strong performance for this Lowe’s Chevrolet. Very proud of the team work and the support that we have from all the employees at Lowe’s. Just came up a little short today.”[28] He also said that Truex "was very impressive. I’m happy for Martin and the team, those guys have worked awful hard to get where they’re at.”[29]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 400 45
2 8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 400 39
3 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 39
4 4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 37
5 5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 400 36
6 13 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 400 35
7 27 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 34
8 12 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 33
9 2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 400 33
10 14 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 31
11 6 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 30
12 28 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 29
13 24 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 400 28
14 25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 27
15 3 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 26
16 15 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 399 25
17 11 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 399 25
18 9 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 399 23
19 23 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 399 22
20 18 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 397 21
21 19 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 396 20
22 29 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 395 19
23 26 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 395 18
24 21 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 395 17
25 10 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 395 16
26 20 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 395 15
27 33 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 395 14
28 31 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 395 13
29 30 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 394 12
30 17 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 394 11
31 35 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 393 10
32 34 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 393 9
33 16 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 392 8
34 32 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 391 7
35 36 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 391 6
36 38 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 390 5
37 22 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 388 4
38 37 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 387 3
39 39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 382 2
40 40 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 200 1
Official race results

Race summaryEdit

  • Lead changes: 9 among 4 different drivers
  • Cautions/laps: 4 for 19
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 44 minutes and 5 seconds
  • Average speed: 160.655 miles per hour (258.549 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports televised the race in the United States for the sixteenth consecutive year. Mike Joy was the lap-by-lap announcer, while three-time Coca-Cola 600 winner, Jeff Gordon and five-time race winner Darrell Waltrip were the color commentators. Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum reported from pit lane during the race.

Fox Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Chris Neville
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

Radio coverage of the race was broadcast by the Performance Racing Network (PRN), and was simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini called the race in the booth when the field raced through the quad-oval. Rob Albright reported the race from a billboard in turn 2 when the field was racing through turns 1 and 2 and halfway down the backstretch. Pat Patterson called the race from a billboard outside of turn 3 when the field raced through the other half of the backstretch and through turns 3 and 4. Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan, Jim Noble and Steve Richards were the pit reporters during the broadcast.

PRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Wendy Venturini
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMilan
Jim Noble
Steve Richards

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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