63rd Annual Coca-Cola 600
Date: May 29, 2022
Event: 63rd annual Coca-Cola 600 (Round 14 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval)
Format: 400 laps, broken into four stages (100 laps/100 laps/100 laps/100 laps)
Note: Race extended 13 laps past its scheduled 400-lap distance due to a green-white-checkered finish.
Race Winner: Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)
Stage 1 Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)
Stage 2 Winner: Daniel Suárez of Trackhouse Racing (Chevrolet)
Stage 3 Winner: Ross Chastain of Trackhouse Racing (Chevrolet)
SHR Race Finish:
● Aric Almirola (Started 24th, Finished 17th / Running, completed 412 of 413 laps)
● Aric Almirola (14th with 342 points, 147 out of first)
● Denny Hamlin won the Coca-Cola 600 to score his 48th career NASCAR Cup Series victory, his second of the season and his first at Charlotte. His margin over second-place Kyle Busch was .119 of a second.
● At 413 laps, the 2022 Coca-Cola 600 was the longest race in NASCAR Cup Series history, totaling 619.5 miles and taking 5 hours, 16 minutes and 16 seconds to complete.
● There were 18 caution periods for a total of 90 laps.
● Only 16 of the 37 drivers in the race finished on the lead lap.
● Chase Elliott remains the championship leader after Charlotte with a 34-point advantage over second-place Ross Chastain.
The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the inaugural Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter on Sunday, June 5 at Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis. The race starts at 3:30 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by FS1 and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.