Coca-Cola 600 live updates: Kyle Larson’s ‘double’ in serious jeopardy, latest on Trump visit

Can Kyle Larson complete The Double? Will bad weather prevent him from having the chance to attempt it? And ... what about all the on-track drama?

The Charlotte Observer has six journalists, including NASCAR reporter Shane Connuck and columnist Scott Fowler, at Charlotte Motor Speedway to document the Coca-Cola 600 — the biggest annual race in North Carolina. Those live updates are posted in the section below. Refresh this page for latest news. Results will be posted here after the race.

All times are Eastern.

Live updates: NASCAR race at Charlotte

2 p.m.: Kyle Larson’s “double” is in major jeopardy thanks to a serious storm at the Indy 500. The race still hasn’t begun — it was supposed to start around 12:30 p.m. — due to a storm that forced Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials to evacuate about 125,000 fans who had already arrived for the race.

Larson had at one point indicated his priority was to run the Coca-Cola 600 because of the chance to win another Cup title. However, he told reporters Sunday in Indianapolis about the Indy 500: “I think our plan is to keep this as a priority. I think I would be here racing.”

However, there are lots of options and uncertainty at the moment. If the Indy 500 is postponed by an entire day, Larson could leave, run the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and come back. He would need a waiver from NASCAR if he skipped the Coke 600 entirely.

On an unrelated note, President Donald Trump plans to attend Sunday’s race in Charlotte. There hasn’t been any indication on when he’ll arrive, but SMI spokespeople have urged fans and media to get to the racetrack early because of elevated security. Trump isn’t in Charlotte yet and his arrival may be several hours away.

1:48 p.m.: First things first: the weather. Rain looks like it will certainly impact today’s Coca-Cola 600 — it just might not impact the start time, which is slated for 6 p.m. Brad Panovich, meteorologist for WCNC, reported that the Coke 600 should start on time but that storms could come into the area as early as 7 p.m. but more likely around 8-9 p.m. Radars also show that the rain will stop again — meaning that the race should start and finish today or late tonight. This is much different than last year’s waterlogged Memorial Day weekend, which saw the race run on Monday.

How to watch and stream the Coca-Cola 600

  • Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway

  • Track Length: 1.5 Mile Asphalt Oval

  • Date: Sunday, May 26

  • Time: 6 p.m. ET

  • Purse: $9,874,821

  • TV: FOX, 5:30 p.m. ET

  • Streaming: FOX Sports

  • Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

  • Distance: 600 miles (400 laps)

  • Stages: Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 100), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 200), Stage 3 (Ends on Lap 300), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 400)