Coca-cola 600

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2001

When: 5:45 p.m. Sunday

Where: Lowe's Motor Speedway's D-shaped oval with 24-degree banking, a 1,360-foot backstretch and 1,952-foot frontstretch in Concord, N.C.

Broadcast: Television Fox; Radio Performance Racing Network

2000 winner: Matt Kenseth

Morris News Service's pick to win: Ricky Rudd

Others to watch: Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Jerry Nadeau and Bobby Labonte

Notes: The first 450 miles are generally nondescript as drivers try to save their equipment for the final 150 miles. ... While it takes nearly five hours to complete the race, winners usually start near the front. Thirty-one of 41 winners have come from the first 15 positions on the grid. ... Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton destroyed the cars they planned to drive in the Coca-Cola 600 during The Winston all-star race Saturday.

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