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2000 Coca Cola 600

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Driver  Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2000 Coca-Cola 600
Date  May 28, 2000 (2000-05-28)
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)
Average speed  142.64 mph (229.56 km/h)

The 2000 Coca-Cola 600, the 41st running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on May 28, 2000 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 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Matt Kenseth of Roush Racing won the race, earning his first career Winston Cup Series win.

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Ted Musgrave (No. 15), Steve Grissom (No. 44), Ed Berrier (No. 90), Darrell Waltrip (No. 66), and Dave Marcis (No. 71) all failed to qualify for the 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: 4:12:23
  • Average Speed: 142.64 miles per hour (229.56 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 186.034
  • Cautions: 7 for 38 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.573 sec
  • Lead changes: 25
  • Percent of race run under caution: 9.5%
  • Average green flag run: 45.2 laps
  • References

    2000 Coca-Cola 600 Wikipedia


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