This year will go down as one of the coolest Coca-Cola 600 races on record!
While not the very first track in the Charlotte area, the Charlotte Motor Speedway opened in 1960. Since then, the average high temperature on race day is 84 degrees. The hottest was a recent one where Martin Truex Jr. took the W on May 26th, 2019 – the high temperature that day topped out at 95 degrees! The coldest was on May 30th, 1971 with a nice high of 67 degrees.
This Sunday high temperatures will likely top out around 71 degrees depending on the cloud cover. If a 71 degree high holds true, this will be the coolest Coca-Cola 600 race since 1995 and tied with the third coolest since Charlotte Motor Speedway opened in 1960!
“The 1.5-mile track located in Concord, North Carolina has an asphalt racing surface with 24 degrees of banking in the turns and 5 degrees of banking on the straightaways.” The Coca-Cola 600 is at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 30th. It is a 600-mile race that requires 400 laps to complete “NASCAR’s toughest test of man and machine!”.