After a long five days of racing and rain delays, Darlington was a hit and now we cruise into Charlotte for four straight days of NASCAR events. It all starts with the Coca Cola 600 (which is the longest race on the NASCAR docket) late in the afternoon on Sunday. Last Wednesday I gave out my six-pack of match-up props for the Toyota 500 and I hit every single one of them. Let’s see if I can go back to back at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harry’s Six-Pack of Match-ups for Sunday’s Coca Cola 600
-115 William Byron
-115 Kurt Busch
Byron ran well in Darlington and was the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time with getting into wrecks. Busch ran a poor race on Wednesday night and Byron continues to run well here.
-115 Chase Elliott
-115 Denny Hamlin
Hamlin won on Wednesday night and may back off a bit, meanwhile Elliott is steaming since he was knocked out of the race by Kyle Busch while being in 2ndplace at the time and Elliott just might be hungrier here.
-115 Chase Elliott
-115 Joey Logano
Logano didn’t have a great couple races in Darlington (for him) and again, Elliott might be the more aggressive racer here on Sunday.
-105 Ricky Stenhouse Jr
-125 Erik Jones
Last season in Charlotte, Stenhouse scored a top 5 finish and Jones finished dead last. Stenhouse has had a tough go of it for the 2020 season, but maybe he finds something here and gets back in gear.
-115 Matt Kenseth
-115 Aric Almirola
Kenseth made his debut this past weekend in Darlington and produced a top 10 finish. Almirola I can’t see doing much and Kenseth continues to run up around the leaders.
-115 Martin Truex, Jr
-115 Kevin Harvick
Truex has had a tough go of it this season but this is his speedway to shine at. He won last year here (led for 116 laps), also in October of 2017, and led for 392 of 400 laps in October of 2016. Harvick has been great and is easily the driver of the year so far but Truex comes up big on Sunday.
-115 Truex, Jr