1993 Coca-Cola 600

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1993 Coca-Cola 600
Race details
Race 11 of 30 in the 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Date May 30, 1993 (1993-05-30)
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 400 laps, 600 mi (965.606 km)
Weather Temperatures averaging around 73.1 °F (22.8 °C); wind speeds up to 13.8 miles per hour (22.2 km/h)[1]
Average speed 145.504 mph (234.166 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing
Laps 152
Winner
No. 3 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network TBS
Announcers Ken Squier, & Neil Bonnett

The 1993 Coca-Cola 600, the 34th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on May 30, 1993 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Contested at 400 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the 11th race of the 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Dale Earnhardt of Richard Childress Racing won the race.

For the first time, the race was moved to a late afternoon start, and ended under the lights. The race was no longer to be held at the same time as the Indianapolis 500.

Background[edit]

Charlotte Motor Speedway is a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina, United States 13 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The complex features a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend and The Winston, as well as the Mello Yello 500. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI).

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 3 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
2 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
3 18 Dale Jarrett Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
4 25 Ken Schrader Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
5 4 Ernie Irvan Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet
6 11 Bill Elliott Junior Johnson & Associates Ford
7 12 Jimmy Spencer Bobby Allison Motorsports Ford
8 22 Bobby Labonte Bill Davis Racing Ford
9 21 Morgan Shepherd Wood Brothers Racing Ford
10 15 Geoffrey Bodine Bud Moore Engineering Ford

Race statistics[2][edit]

  • Time of race: 4:07:25
  • Average Speed: 145.504 miles per hour (234.166 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 177.352
  • Cautions: 7 for 33 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 3.73 sec
  • Lead changes: 29
  • Percent of race run under caution: 8.2%
  • Average green flag run: 45.9 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ Race statistics at Race Database