Thursday 5:48 p.m.: NASCAR is attempting to get in its Alsco Uniforms 500 on Thursday, but rain is once again in the forecast. The National Weather Service has Charlotte with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. New rainfall outside of thunderstorms won’t accumulate too much, but it’s still an issue.
Wednesday evening UPDATE: NASCAR has moved the Alsco Uniforms 500 to Thursday evening due to rain. It will run at 7 p.m. Thursday evening on FS1.
NASCAR wraps up its four days of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday evening with the Alsco Uniforms 500. The race got underway at approximately 8 p.m. ET, and aired on FS1. We’re running through notables and will have the final results at the end of the evening.
William Byron opened the race in the pole position, with Alex Bowman in the second position. The race order was determined based on results from Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. The top 20 finishers on Sunday were inverted for the start of this race, and then spots 21-40 were based on direct order of those finishers on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson’s disqualification after the Coca-Cola 600 resulted in Byron moving from 21st to the pole.
Kevin Harvick is the current points leader in the Cup Series with 291 points. He has a 23 point lead on Joey Logano and a 25 point lead on Alex Bowman. Harvick started tonight in the 16th position, Logano was 8th, and Bowman was 2nd.
DraftKings Sportsbook has Chase Elliott and Martin Truex, Jr. as co-favorites as of race time at +500, followed by Alex Bowman (+600), Kyle Busch (+900), and William Byron (+900).
We’ll be updating with notable wrecks and the like tonight, and then have the full finishing order when the checkered flag drops.