|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|Date||28 May 2017|
|Event Type||Oval Racing (Cars)|
|Location||Lowes Motor Speedway, Charlotte, USA|
|Country||USA - North Carolina|
|Contact||Tel : +1 800 455 3267|
|Notes||NASCAR`s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.|
The NASCAR Cup Series` Charlotte 600 will feature four stages of equal length, in a tweak on the new-for-2017 format.
Races have been overhauled this year, now split into three points-paying segments, with two shorter stages followed by a longer final block.
The May 28 race at Charlotte will instead be run as four quarters of 100 laps each.
"The stage racing format is delivering more dramatic moments over an entire race, fuelling tremendous racing action this season," NASCAR`s executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O`Donnell said.
"With a fourth stage added to the Coca-Cola 600, the historic event will have another layer of strategy for teams, and even more excitement within the race for fans."
The change also means one additional playoff point for winning a stage will be up for grabs in the race.