The Coca-Cola 600
is an annual 600-mile (965.606 km) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
points race held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway
in Concord, North Carolina
during Memorial Day
weekend. The event, when first held in 1960
, became the first race to be held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Run since 1960, it is the longest race on NASCAR's schedule at 600 miles (956.606 km).
It is also unique for the fact that the race changes drastically from start to finish. It starts around 6:20 PM in the afternoon in full sunlight, and the track is bathed in sunlight for the first third of the race. The second third happens at dusk, and the race is running under the lights by the end.
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