Kaulig Racing Race Recap | Coca-Cola 600 

NKP #16: Shane Van Gisbergen, Kaulig Racing, WeatherTech Chevrolet Camaro
  • Shane Van Gisbergen qualified 36th for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • By lap 35 SVG worked his way to 32nd and hit pit road for a scheduled green-flag pit stop on lap 51. Following the stop, Van Gisbergen cycled back to 37th, one lap down. The WeatherTech team took the wave around and gained their lap back under the lap-88 caution and ultimately finished stage one in 31st on lap 100.
  • Van Gisbergen started the second stage in 28th on lap 111. Splitting the stage in half, Van Gisbergen hit pit road for a scheduled green-flag pit stop on lap 139 while running in 28th. The caution flag waved once again on lap 159 with SVG in 26th. Under the caution the 16 team hit pit road for four tires, fuel and adjustments. Following the stop, SVG was served with a pit-road penalty for running through too many boxes and restarted 34th. Van Gisbergen would go on to finish stage two in 28th. 
  • With a fresh set of Goodyear Tires on the WeatherTech Chevrolet, Van Gisbergen restarted stage three in 36th. Battling a tight Chevrolet, he worked his way up to 27th when the caution flag waved once again on lap 230. Following another four-tire stop, Van Gisbergen restarted the race on lap 236. The field would race the incoming weather and Van Gisbergen ended up in 28th when the caution flag waved once again for weather forcing the conclusion of the race.

“We had an up and down day. I hate we didn’t get to run the full 900 miles this weekend, but ultimately the weather won out. I appreciate all the hard work from everyone on this Kaulig/Trackhouse team.”

– Shane van Gisbergen

  • Daniel Hemric qualified 24th for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • Hemric made his way into the top 20 within the first few laps and radioed that the No. 31 Cirkul Chevrolet was tightening up after 15 laps complete. He began consistently running the fastest lap times by as much as a tenth of a second. Comfortably sitting in the top 15, Hemric made it as high as 12th as green-flag pit stops began. He pitted for four tires and fuel on lap 42, before cycling back into 16th place. The first caution of the day came out on lap 86, and Hemric pitted for qualifying tires and restarted from 16th with seven laps remaining in stage one. Hemric lost four spots on the restart before finishing the opening stage in 20th.
  • As a handful of cars stayed out during the stage break, Hemric started the second stage from 20th place. Hemric worked his way to 15th before making a scheduled, green-flag pit stop on lap 142. The next caution fell on lap 159, and Hemric pitted once again for tires and fuel. As the next caution fell on lap 171, Hemric stayed out, restarting 12th with 25 laps left in the stage. He made it as high as ninth, before ultimately falling to 17th, where he finished the second stage, which ended under caution.
  • Hemric pitted during the stage break for tires, fuel and a rear air pressure adjustment. He started the third stage from 20th, where he sat when the first caution of the stage came out on lap 228. Hemric pitted for four tires and fuel during the caution and restarted 19th with 65 laps remaining in the third stage. The caution and red flag came out on lap 245 for rain in the area, as Hemric sat in 18th place. The race was ultimately shortened, and Hemric finished 18th. 

“Really solid day for this No. 31 Cirkul Chevy team. We fired off really strong and ran laps similar to the leader at times. It’s unfortunate that it was shortened, but I’m really proud of the effort and speed we showed today.”

– Daniel Hemric

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