Drivers in the Sprint Cup Series didn't have to travel far this week for the next race on the schedule. Actually, they didn't move at all. Coming off the All-Star weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR is staying around for the Coca-Cola 600.
Last year's winner, Kasey Kahne, currently sits sixth in the points standings, trailing leader Jimmie Johnson by 97 points. Johnson won his fourth All-Star race on Saturday, but that doesn't mean he's due for another victory. He finished 11th in the 600-mile race in 2012 after claiming first place in the All-Star event.
Denny Hamlin won the pole on Thursday, the 14th of his career. Johnson will start 12th. Here's the schedule for this weekend:
Friday, May 24: The Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown, a dirt-track race at Concord, kicks off the action at 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, May 25: The Nationwide History 300 starts at 2:45 p.m. ET. Joey Logano is on the pole.
Sunday, May 26: The main event of the weekend, the Coca-Cola 600, begins at 6 p.m.
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