NASCAR race results from Charlotte Motor Speedway
Mid week racing is back! The NASCAR Cup Series is set for another green flag at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
View full 2020 Charlotte race results below.
The top 20 have been inverted based on their results from Sunday’s race. William Byron and Alex Bowman set the front row for Thursday nights event.
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 55 (1-55)
Green flag, Byron leads with a jump on the outside. Matt DiBenedetto pushes him hard into turn one.
DiBenedetto pulls out of line down the back stretch. Byron pulls down to block but DiBenedetto is already there. They run the line on the apron down the back. With a narrow entry into turn one, DiBenedetto leads.
Back crash behind them! Joey Gase and Garrett Smithley both slam the wall as they were in a four wide situation into turn three. The caution is out.
Green, DiBenedetto and Byron run even into turn one. 3 laps later, they remain side by side at the front! They run just inches apart.
Lap 12, Byron finally clears him on the inside back into turn one.
Lap 21, the competition caution is out.
Most of the field heads for the pit lane. Joey Logano and three others stay out. Byron and DiBenedetto are first to the pit exit.
Pit Penalty: Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer have been caught speeding.
Corey LaJoie hit Byron in the right side door as he left his stall. Byron returns to the pit lane to evaluate damage.
Green, Logano leads into turn one with a push from Blaney.
Lap 29, Matt Kenseth has spun off turn four and the caution is out. NASCAR pulls them down the pit lane to wait out the rain.
Green flag, Joey Logano leads.
10 to go in stage 1, Logano leads DiBenedetto by 1 second.
Joey Logano takes the win in stage one at Charlotte Motor Speedway!
Charlotte Race Results – Stage 1: 1. Joey Logano; 2. Ryan Blaney; 3. Matt DiBenedetto; 4. Kevin Harvick; 5. Alex Bowman; 6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 7. Austin Dillon; 8. Kurt Busch; 9. Chase Elliott; 10. Chris Buescher;
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 60 (56-115)
The field hits the pit lane. Logano and Blaney are first to the race to the pit exit.
Green flag on stage two, Joey and Blaney run near even into turn one. Harvick is giving a huge shove to Logano.
Stenhouse moves to lane four and takes Jones, Almirola and Busch four wide in turn one for 11th. Busch and Almirola tangle as Busch turns into the corner. Kyle Busch has a flat tire, no caution.
Lap 65, Harvick looks to the inside of Logano into turn one and Harvick moves to the lead.
Lap 73, Quin Houff tags the wall after Brennan Poole got loose underneath him and the caution is out.
Kevin Harvick and others head for the pit lane. Erik Jones is off first with two tires. Jones will restart 15th. Bowman and Logano set the front row.
Green, Bowman is clear into turn one.
20 to go in stage two, Bowman continues to lead. Harvick is flying through the field after taking four tires on the last stop. He’s cracked the top 10.
17 to go in stage two, Harvick to 5th. He’s driving by them like they are on the brakes.
Alex Bowman cruises to the win in stage two at Charlotte Motor Speedway!
Charlotte Race Results – Stage 2: 1. Alex Bowman; 2. Ryan Blaney; 3. Joey Logano; 4. Chase Elliott; 5. Kevin Harvick; 6. Kurt Busch; 7. Austin Dillon; 8. John Hunter Nemechek; 9. Christopher Bell; 10. Bubba Wallace;
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 93 (116-208)
The field heads for the pit lane. Bowman and Logano win the race to the pit exit.
Green flag on stage three, Blaney is locked on the bumper of Logano and Harvick is locked on the bumper of Bowman into turn one. Bowman holds the lead into turn three.
84 to go, Harvick has climbed to the bumper of Bowman for the lead. Harvick looks to the outside in turn three, clear and new leader.
73 to go, Alex Bowman has tagged the wall! He got loose off turn four and caught the wall heavy. He was running 2nd but he’s now on the pit lane under green.
64 to go, Timmy Hill has spun and the caution is out.
The field hits the pit lane for what could be the final time. Harvick and Hamlin are first to the pit exit.
Pit penalty: Erik Jones has been hit with a penalty for pitting outside of the box.
Green, Harvick leads into turn one.
54 to go, chase Elliott looks inside of Blaney for 2nd into turn one. Harvick now leads Elliott by 0.5 seconds.
44 to go, Bubba Wallace gets loose off turn two and slaps the wall. No caution and he heads to the pit lane under green.
Many teams think it will be close on fuel to the end of the race. Some are in fuel saving mode.
30 to go, Harvick leads Elliott by 0.3 seconds. Blaney is closing on both of them.
28 to go, Harvick bobbles off turn two and lifts off the throttle to avoid the wall. Chase Elliott drives by on the inside to take the lead.
23 to go, Blaney drives by Harvick to take over 2nd. Harvick is fighting handling issues.
10 to go, Elliott leads Blaney by 1.5 seconds.
5 to go, Elliott leads Blaney by 2 seconds.
Chase Elliott wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway!
View full NASCAR Cup Series race results from Charlotte Motor Speedway below.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
NASCAR Cup Series
May 28, 2020
Pos | Driver
1. Chase Elliott
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Ryan Blaney
4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
5. Kurt Busch
6. Joey Logano
7. Brad Keselowski
8. Austin Dillon
9. Martin Truex Jr
10. Kevin Harvick
11. Jimmie Johnson
12. William Byron
13. John Hunter Nemechek
14. Tyler Reddick
15. Matt DiBenedetto
16. Clint Bowyer
17. Ryan Newman
18. Cole Custer
19. Corey LaJoie
20. Aric Almirola
21. Christopher Bell
22. Chris Buescher
23. Matt Kenseth
24. Ryan Preece
25. Michael McDowell
26. Erik Jones
27. Ty Dillon
28. Daniel Suarez
29. Kyle Busch
30. Gray Gaulding
31. Alex Bowman
32. Quin Houff
33. Timmy Hill
34. JJ Yeley
35. BJ McLeod
36. Josh Bilicki
37. Bubba Wallace
38. Brennan Poole
39. Joey Gase
40. Garrett Smithley
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver | Wins | Points
1. Kevin Harvick (1 Win)
2. Joey Logano (2 Wins)
3. Chase Elliott (1 Win)
4. Alex Bowman (1 Win)
5. Brad Keselowski (1 Win)
6. Ryan Blaney
7. Martin Truex Jr
8. Denny Hamlin (2 Win)
9. Aric Almirola
10. Kurt Busch
11. Matt DiBenedetto
12. Kyle Busch
13. Erik Jones
14. Clint Bowyer
15. Austin Dillon
16. Jimmie Johnson
17. Tyler Reddick
18. William Byron
19. Chris Buescher
20. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
21. John Hunter Nemechek
22. Cole Custer
23. Bubba Wallace
24. Ty Dillon
25. Michael McDowell
26. Kyle Larson
27. Corey LaJoie
28. Ryan Newman
29. Christopher Bell
30. Ryan Preece
31. Daniel Suarez
32. Matt Kenseth
33. Brennan Poole
34. David Ragan
35. Quin Houff
36. Reed Sorenson
37. Gray Gaulding