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1999 Coca Cola 600

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1999 Coca-Cola 600
Date  May 30, 1999 (1999-05-30)
Location  Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Course  Permanent racing facility 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance  400 laps, 600 mi (965.606 km)
Weather  Temperatures averaging around 71.7 °F (22.1 °C); wind speeds up to 6.9 miles per hour (11.1 km/h)
Average speed  151.367 mph (243.602 km/h)

The 1999 Coca-Cola 600, the 40th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on May 30, 1999 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Contested at 400 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the twelfth race of the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Jeff Burton of Roush Racing won the race.

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. made his NASCAR Winston Cup Series debut in this event.

Background

Lowe's Motor Speedway is a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina, United States 13 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The complex features a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend and the The Winston, as well as the UAW-GM Quality 500. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) with Marcus G. Smith (son of Bruton Smith) as track president.

Race statistics

  • Time of race: 3:57:50
  • Average Speed: 151.367 miles per hour (243.602 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 185.23
  • Cautions: 5 for 23 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.574 sec
  • Lead changes: 23
  • Percent of race run under caution: 5.8%
  • Average green flag run: 62.8 laps
  • References

    1999 Coca-Cola 600 Wikipedia


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