NASCAR Alsco Uniforms 500
Coming off of a very late Sunday night finish, now the drivers and their crews will take the short two-day period to prepare their race cars for Wednesday. Let’s take a closer look at some of the drivers who have a great shot at getting to victory lane in Wednesday’s Alsco Uniforms 500, along with their NASCAR odds.
NASCAR Alsco Uniforms 500
It was an interesting evening for the racers on Sunday night. After rain delays, and finally going into overtime due to the race ending under caution, Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag in the Coca-Cola 600. Fortunately for the drivers, they get to stay in Charlotte to use their two days to prepare for Wednesday night’s Alsco Uniforms 500 race. As has been the case already this season, since there won’t be time to run qualifying events, the top twenty finishers from last Sunday’s race will be inverted to determine Wednesday night’s starting spots. This means that Sunday’s winner, Keselowski will start from the 20th position, while last Sunday’s 20th place finisher William Byron, will start from the pole position.
Elliott chose to make a late pit stop under caution, and it ultimately probably cost him the race. Elliott led much of the way down the homestretch, but fell to 11th on the restart. He jumped back into contention, and finished in 3rd place. Due to Jimmie Johnson failing his post-race inspection, Elliott officially finished in 2nd. Elliott and his team have always run well on 1 ½ mile oval tracks. He has three top-5 finishes in his last five starts at Charlotte. Elliott’s team knows that they have had chances to win their last two races, so they will really be pushing to finally get over the hump on Wednesday night.
The Coca-Cola 600 was quite the event for Johnson and his team. After finishing just fractions of a second behind Keselowski, and taking second place, things took a turn for the worse. Johnson and his team failed the post-race inspection and lost their second place finish. They also will now start in the 40th spot in Wednesday night’s race. Johnson and his team remain winless in the 2020 season. Johnson has always raced well at Charlotte. He has eight wins, along with 22 top-10 finishes here. Despite the poor starting position, we still see Johnson finishing well on Wednesday evening.
Keselowski took the checkered flag here on Sunday night. The Hendrick Motorsports racer won his first career Coca-Cola 600. He will look to carry the momentum into Wednesday’s Alsco Uniforms 500. Although he will start 20th, look for him to be at or near the top at the end of the race.
It was quite the night for Team Hendrick, as Bowman won the first two stages of the Coca-Cola 600 before falling back into the pack. Although he finished lower than what he had expected, Bowman will start second in the Alsco Uniforms 500. Let’s see if he can take advantage of this good starting spot. He has one win on the season, and his average finishing spot is 12th. Could Wednesday night be the night that Bowman gets win number two on the season?