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Coca-Cola 600 Prediction, Preview, and Odds (May 26)

By ยท Updated 2 months ago
  • NASCAR action continues this weekend
  • Coca-Cola 600 forms part of a memorable double-header on Memorial Day

A fascinating Sunday of motorsport action is set for the U.S. this weekend, as the Coca-Cola 600 is staged just hours after the Indianapolis 500. It could be a historic weekend, as Kyle Larson is chasing an unlikely double in both major races.


How To Watch

  • When: Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 6:00 PM ET
  • Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, North Carolina
  • How To Watch: FOX

Odds

DriverOdds
Kyle Larson+425
Denny Hamlin+600
Tyler Reddick+800
William Byron+1000
Chase Elliott+1000
Ryan Blaney+1000
Martin Truex Jr+1000
Brad Keselowski+1200

Match Preview

Memorial Day weekend is always one of the most famous days on the motorsports calendar, with the Coca-Cola 600 and Indianapolis 500 both staged on the same day. This weekendโ€™s race forms the 14th leg of the NASCAR schedule, and it will be staged at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.

The field will complete a total distance of 600 miles, which is made up by 400 laps. All four stages will consist of 100 laps, with the race having been held for the first time in 1960. Darrell Waltrip is the most successful driver in the raceโ€™s history, with Hendrick Motorsports being the dominant team.

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Multiple drivers have pulled double duty with the aim to win both the Coca-Cola 600 and Indy 500 on the same day, with Kyle Busch being the last to attempt the feat in 2014. Tony Stewart fared best in 2001 after finishing sixth in the Indy 500, before finishing sixth in the Coke 600. Kyle Larson will be looking to make history, as he competes in both this weekend.

In NASCAR, Larson has made a reliable start to the season and currently sits top of the standings after winning twice and finishing in the top three on five occasions. Martin Truex Jr will be looking to cut the advantage this weekend, while Denny Hamlin is chasing a fourth win of the season. William Byron could also be hard to overlook after making a reliable start to the campaign.


Coca-Cola 600 Prediction

Kyle Larsonโ€™s search for history will be the overriding narrative to follow this weekend. We expect the American to gain victory on his day job in North Carolina.

Free Pick:

  • Kyle Larson
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