Thursday, August 11, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Wednesday’s NASCAR Cup Series Race at Charlotte


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After just four days since the Coca-Cola 600, the NASCAR Cup Series returns with Wednesday’s Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The newest feud in NASCAR, Chase Elliott versus Kyle Busch, will more than likely write another chapter as the two drivers have been near the front in every Cup Series race since the return from COVID-19.

The two drivers are fresh off competing in Tuesday night’s Truck Series race, which Elliott won and Busch finished second.

William Byron will roll from the pole position by virtue of finishing 20th last Sunday. This will not count as an official Busch Pole Award for Byron.

The field was set by an inversion of the top-20 finishers from the 600-mile event on Sunday, while the 21st-40th place finishers will start from their finishing position.

The starting lineup should lend the race to being a little less predictable than the Coca-Cola 600, as that event actually had a qualifying session.

In addition, Wednesday’s race will be just over half the distance of Sunday’s race at 500-kilometers, which should cause drivers to have a sense of urgency.

There is also the threat of a rain delay or all out postponement due to tropical storm Bertha. IF the race does get rained out on Wednesday, the plan from NASCAR originally was to run the race Thursday at 12:00 PM ET, but that plan has been changed to Thursday at 7:00 PM ET on FS1.

Now let’s get to the important stuff you need to know about Wednesday’s race.

How to Watch

Pre-Race starts at 7:00 PM ET on FS1
Race starts at 8:00 PM ET on FS1

If you prefer to stream the pre-race and race, they will also be available on the FOX Sports Go app.

Race Info

Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Race No. 8 of 36 in the 2020 season
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Track Size: 1.5-mile
Laps: 208 (Stage 1 ends lap 55, Stage 2 ends lap 115, Race scheduled to end lap 208)
Distance: 312 miles

Pre-Race Data

Entry List
Starting Lineup
Pit Stall Map

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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