Coca-Cola 600 To Be Run As Scheduled On Memorial Day Weekend
Enough of that virtual racing.
It’s back to the real thing.
And on Sunday, May 17, Kevin Harvick won The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway, as the NASCAR Cup returned to real racing with event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. There were no fans in the stands.
There will be there additional Cup races in May – at Charlotte and Darlington, all within a short drive of most NASCAR teams – topped off with the CocaCola 600 at Charlotte, continuing a Memorial Day tradition that has existed for 60 years.
This was Harvick’s 50th career win. He broke a tie with Tony Stewart at 49 wins and is now tied with Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett for 12th place on the all-time list.
“NASCAR and its teams are eager and excited to return to racing, and have great respect for the responsibility that comes with a return to competition,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer.
“NASCAR will return in an environment that will ensure the safety of our competitors, officials and all those in the local community. We thank local, state and federal officials and medical experts, as well as everyone in the industry, for the unprecedented support in our return to racing, and we look forward to joining our passionate fans in watching cars return to the track.”
“We are excited to welcome back the FOX NASCAR season to our airwaves to provide a return to live sports, a move toward normalcy and a much-needed distraction during these unprecedented times,” said Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sports.
“While we are thrilled to return to the race track, the health and safety of our employees and all race participants is our top priority. We will continue working in lockstep with our partners at NASCAR and the race tracks to follow all national and local health guidelines.”
NASCAR May Racing Schedule
Sun., May 17 Darlington Cup 400 miles FOX 3:30 p.m.
Tue., May 19 Darlington Xfinity 200 miles FS1 8 p.m.
Wed., May 20 Darlington Cup 500 km FS1 7:30 p.m.
Sun., May 24 Charlotte Cup 600 miles FOX 6 p.m.
Mon., May 25 Charlotte Xfinity 300 miles FS1 7:30 p.m.
Tue., May 26 Charlotte Gander 200 miles FS1 8 p.m.
Wed., May 27 Charlotte Cup 500 km FS1 8 p.m.