Race First Run........................................... June 19, 1960

Most Starts................................................. 31        Richard Petty and Buddy Baker

Race Winners............................................ 35

Most Wins................................................... 5          Darrell Waltrip (1978, 1979, 1985, 1988, 1989)

Pole Winners.............................................. 36

Most Poles.................................................. 6          Ryan Newman (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010) and David Pearson (1974-1978, 1982)

Wins from Pole.......................................... 11        Jeff Gordon leads with 3 (1994, 1997, 1998) 

Cars on Lead Lap at Finish.................... Most: 26 (2009); Fewest: 1 (1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1987)

Fastest Race.............................................. 160.655 mph – Martin Truex Jr. (2016)

Slowest Race............................................. 107.735 mph – Joe Lee Johnson (1960)

Qualifying Record.................................... 195.624 mph – Denny Hamlin (2013)

Youngest Winner.......................... Jeff Gordon (1994) – 22 years, 9 months, 25 days

Oldest Winner................................ Bobby Allison (1984) – 46 years, 5 months, 24 days

                                                      Most                                             Least                                     

Lead Changes:                         54 (1979)                                     2 (1961)

Leaders:                                     21 (2005)                                     4 (1972, 2016, 2018)

Caution Flags:                          22 (2005)                                     2 (1961, 1962, 1963)

Caution Laps:                           113 (1980)                                   12 (1975)

Laps Led by Winner:               392 Martin Truex Jr. (2016)     2 Kevin Harvick (2011), Austin Dillon (2017)

Margin of Victory                     11.982 seconds                          0.027 seconds

(starting in 1993)                        Dale Jarrett (1996)                     Jimmie Johnson (2005)

Bet You Didn’t Know...

  • Hendrick Motorsports has won the Coca-Cola 600 11 times with five drivers – Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Casey Mears and Kasey Kahne.
  • The 1974 running of the Coca-Cola 600 was shortened by 40 laps due to the energy crisis gripping the nation. David Pearson won the race.
  • Coca-Cola has been the title sponsor of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 600-mile NASCAR race since 1985. The event was originally known as the World 600.