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Coca-Cola 600: Stage Breakdown
Stage 1 = 100 Laps
Stage 2 = 100 Laps/200 Laps
Stage 3 = 100 Laps/300 Laps
Stage 4 = 100 Laps/400 Laps
Stage Racing, Explained:
NASCAR utilizes an enhanced competition format for its trio of national series – the NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The format includes:
- Races consist of multiple stages, with championship implications in each stage.
- A green-and-white checkered flag is waved following the end of Stages 1 and 2 (and Stage 3 for the Coca-Cola 600) – and the caution flag is unfurled once the top-10 cars or trucks have crossed the start-finish line.
- The top-10 finishers of the first two stages (three for the Coca-Cola 600) are awarded additional points. Following both Stage 1 and Stage 2 (and Stage 3 for the Coca-Cola 600), points are awarded on a descending scale, with the stage winner receiving 10 points, second receiving 9 points, and so on.
- The Final Stage produces the race results and awards points across the field with the race winner earning 40 points. Second-place receives 35, third-place 34, fourth-place 33, and so on.
- Each stage winner earns one playoff point to be used during the postseason, and the race winner receives 5 playoff points.
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