The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series enters the second half of the season at the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 29 (5/29/2022).
The race will be broadcast on FOX at 6:00 p.m. ET. It can be streamed live on fuboTV, DirecTV Stream and other live TV streaming services.
Both Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. are trying to join an elite group of drivers who have won the race three times, and they are both still looking for their first wins of the 2022 Cup Series.
“The 600 is such a special race and a special weekend to be able to honor our military and thank them for all that they do for us to even be able to go out and race,” Truex told the Press of Atlantic City.
Kyle Larson is the defending champion for the sport’s longest race (400 laps around a 1.5-mile track), and he’s looking to bounce back after a big hit at last week’s All-Star Race ended his bid on lap 36.
Here’s what you need to know to tune in:
What: Coca Cola 600
When: Sunday, May 29
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Channel Finder: Verizon Fios, XFinity, Spectrum, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DirecTV, Dish
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV
Cable subscribers can log in FOX.com or associated apps with their cable credentials to enjoy a FREE live stream of the race.
Cord cutters can sign up for free trials of fuboTV or YouTube TV to enjoy free broadcasts for a limited time.
Who has the best odds to win?
Opening odds are according to DraftKings:
- Kyle Larson +550
- Kyle Busch +550
- Chase Elliott +600
- Martin Truex Jr. +1000
- Denny Hamlin +1200
- William Byron +1200
- Ryan Blaney +1200
- Alex Bowman +1400
- Tyler Reddick +1400
- Ross Chastain +1400
- Kurt Busch +1600
- Joey Logano +1800
- Christopher Bell +2500
- Kevin Harvick +3000
- Daniel Suarez +4000
- Austin Dillon +5000
- Austin Cindric +5000
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +5000
- Chase Briscoe +6000
- Bubba Wallace +7000
- Erik Jones +7000
- Brad Keselowski +8000
- Aric Almirola +8000
- Chris Buescher +10000
- Cole Custer +30000
- Justin Haley +30000
- Harrison Burton +50000
- Ty Dillon +50000
- Ryan Preece +50000
- Noah Gragson +50000
- Kaz Grala +100000
- Josh Bilicki +100000
- B.J. McLeod +100000
- Todd Gilliland +100000
- Michael McDowell +100000
- Cody Ware +100000
- Corey Lajoie +100000
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Preview by The Associated Press
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson is hoping a return to victory lane Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 might propel him to a second straight NASCAR Cup Series championship.
In other words, he’s hoping history will repeat itself.
Larson has just one win this season — three months ago at California.
That puts Larson in a strangely similar situation to last year, when he arrived at Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s longest and most grueling race with just one victory through 14 races.
His 2021 season turned at Charlotte.
Larson dominated the Coca-Cola 600 by leading 327 of 400 laps in Hendrick Motorsports’ 269th career victory — pushing HMS past Petty Enterprises for the record.
The victory invigorated Larson and his No. 5 Chevrolet team. The group won three straight Cup races and the All-Star race to gain the needed confidence and momentum for its title run. Larson wound up winning 10 races in all and ultimately his first Cup title.
“That was so cool to get Mr. (Rick) Hendrick that historic win,” Larson said of last year’s win at the Coca-Cola 600. “It wasn’t spoken about, but I think every team wanted to deliver that win for him and we were fortunate enough to be the ones who did. Hopefully, we can have the same type of performance this weekend.”
But repeating at the Coca-Cola 600 is not easy. It hasn’t been done since Jimmie Johnson won three straight from 2003 to 2005.
NASCAR’s longest race already had plenty of pitfalls to begin with — tire wear, attrition and the change in track temperature from day to night — and the new Next Gen car only adds more intrigue. As is, there are concerns if the left rear tires can handle the load of such a long race.
Larson has as good of a chance as anyone to win. Fan Duel Sportsbook has him listed as the race favorite at 5-1.
He has dotted the leaderboard all year, finishing fourth at Bristol and Talladega, and second at Las Vegas and Kansas. He has six top-five finishes in all, but is ninth in the point standings.
“Track position will be important, so a good qualifying session on Saturday helps a lot for Sunday,” Larson said.