- Longest race of the NASCAR Cup Series takes place this weekend
- Brad Keselowski won this race in 2020
- Martin Truex Jr has won 2 of his last 5 here
One of the most eye-catching races of the NASCAR Cup Series takes place this weekend as the Coca-Cola 600 takes place at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is revered for being one of the most testing races of the season as the conditions change throughout the race. But which driver could be crowned winner this weekend?
Coca-Cola 600 Schedule
- When: Sunday, May 30th, 2021 6:00 PM Eastern
- Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, North Carolina
- How To Watch: FOX Sports
Coca-Cola 600 Odds
|Martin Truex Jr||+425|
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History & Previous Winners
The Coca-Cola 600 is one of the oldest races on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit, as it was first staged in 1960. This race is unlike any other on the calendar, as it is competed over a much longer distance, which means that the conditions throughout the day play an increased role. Drivers will need to complete 600 miles of the circuit at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Each of the four stages for this event sees the drivers tackle 100 laps each.
The name of the race has changed several times throughout its history, as it was previously known as the World 600 before Coca-Cola bought the naming rights in 1985. It has been known as the Coca-Cola 600 since 2003, and was also raced under the same name between 1986 and 2001.
Farrell Waltrip is the most successful driver in the history of this race, as he won on five occasions. Meanwhile, Hendrick Motorsports is the most successful team, and Chevrolet is the dominant manufacturer.
The Coca-Cola 600 is the 15th race of the NASCAR Cup Series season, and many of the drivers towards the top of the Drivers’ Championship are available at short prices. Chase Elliott won his first race of the season on the road in the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix last time out, and could be good value to continue his charge towards the summit with another win this weekend. He has been in the top three in each of his last two.
Kyle Larson was once again second last time out, which was the third race running that he has finished as the runner-up. A victory this weekend could send him to the top of the Drivers’ Championship. Meanwhile, Brad Keselowski has claims of winning this weekend after winning the Coca-Cola 600 last year. However, he hasn’t finished in the top three since finishing third in the Buschy McBusch Race 400.
Coca-Cola 600 Pick(s)
Who will win the Coca-Cola 600 this weekend:
Cases can be made for many of the drivers at the top of the championship. However, we like the chances of Martin Truex Jr this weekend, who has won this race on two occasions in the past five years.
- Martin Truex Jr