The 2024 Coca Cola 600   

From a NASCAR Fan’s View

Memorial Day Weekend is always special at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR and The Speedway go all out to honor the soldiers that gave it all for us as a Nation and, of course, their families. As you have heard most all week, the soldiers gave their lives for us to enjoy the freedoms we have because of their sacrifice. The families gave up the lives they might have enjoyed with their loved ones that so willingly gave all they could give. I think it’s amazing how NASCAR honors all of them and how the whole thing goes from the beginning to the end.

Today was supposed to be the day that Kyle Larson was to attempt the double running the Indy 500 and the Coca Cola 600. Since the weather isn’t cooperating at Indy it will likely put a crimp in him getting to run the 500 and get to the Charlotte Motor Speedway to start the 600 for Memorial day. For me, that’s a shame because he and his team have worked so hard to be able to run the double and it appears to be falling apart at the present time. I guess we will just have to wait and see on that…

Once again, it appears the Toyotas have shown up with speed for the 600 and Ty Gibbs won his first cup pole. Honestly, he looked awfully strong and could have a chance to win his first cup series race. He has had a lot possibilities this season but he hasn’t been able to close the deal when it came time for the final flag to drop. Perhaps tonight will be the night. In fact, it would surprise me all that much.

Martin Truex Jr. is another that has a very good chance at pulling off the victory at CMS. Even though he has had his problems this season, He has been relatively consistent in his runs. Well, his consistency has gone both ways. He has mostly been on the positive side but he has had those times of struggle this season. With Larson maybe not making it to CMS until late in the race, it is possible he and Gibbs will be able to battle it out in the end. That’s another one of those, “Guess we’ll see about that,” when it comes down to the final laps.

There are other Hendrick Chevys showing speed for this one. One of the surprises to me is Alex Bowman. In practice and qualifying, he showed really good speed and this could be the race he turns things around. He is quite capable of winning the 600 and it will be interesting to watch and see. William Byron and Chase Elliott also showed very good speed for tonight’s race. I won’t rule them out either. Well, that is until the last laps of the 600 are winding down.

There are others that could win tonight and they could be in a Chevy, a Ford or a Toyota. I’m looking at Ross Chastain, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin and maybe even Chris Buescher.

There are others but I don’t want to go int that right now. All I know is 600 miles and 400 laps is an opportunity for lots to happen. How it all pans out is anybody’s guess from this fan’s view. I reckon we’ll just have to wait and see.

By the way, is it possible that Kyle Larson could show up late and still win?? Well, that is a possibility…

Hey, this is Russ and that’s my view… See ya next time…
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