The time is now to start planning for the big race at North Wilkesboro Speedway this coming Sunday. This is the May 6th edition of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, and there is no mistaking the excitement that surrounds this event. The race is one of the final races of the season, and many of the top drivers and teams are looking to add this one to their trophy case. Teams like Kevin Harvick Incorporated and William Byron LLC are fighting for the win, while other drivers are trying to make a name for themselves before the end of the season. Will there be a rookie standing at the top of the podium on Sunday? Will any of the big names get eliminated from the competition? Tune in to find out!
The History Of North Wilkesboro Speedway
The name ‘North Wilkesboro Speedway’ may not ring a bell, but you have most likely heard of the place. This is the site of one of the most historic NASCAR races, the ‘Mountain Dew Southern 500′ which has been held every year since 1960. This is also the site of the second-oldest NASCAR race track behind only its big brother, Darlington Raceway. The track is also famous for its brutal pavement and the long straightaways that it features. These elements make the place a fan favorite and a track that everyone wants to visit. It was built in 1950 and was a part of the Tri-County Fair that was held in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, back in those days. Today, North Wilkesboro Speedway is a five-eighths of a mile oval. It is the longest NASCAR oval, which makes it interesting because shorter NASCAR ovals tend to be tighter and more competitive than their counterparts. This is mainly due to the fact that the corners are shorter and there is a higher chance of making contact if you’re driving closely.
The Present-Day Excitement Surrounding The Mountain Dew Southern 500
The excitement surrounding the Mountain Dew Southern 500 is just as great as the name would suggest. This is the last race of the season, and several drivers are looking to make a name for themselves before the end of the year. Many of the top teams have a strong presence at this race, so it should come as no surprise that there is plenty of competition. Even the weather is cooperating, and that is always a good thing for a race. The forecast is calling for sunny skies with a high of 61 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 46 degrees Fahrenheit. This is perfect weather for a May day at the beach. The only downside is that it will probably be windy, which can make for some difficult racing. Still, the fans will have a great view of the cars and the track, and that is all that matters in the end.
What Time Is The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race?
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be held on Sunday, May 6th at 3:00 p.m. eastern standard time. This is the final race of the season, and many of the top teams have a strong presence. There are also several talented up-and-coming young drivers who will be looking to make their mark. This is a big event, and it will most likely go down as one of the most memorable races of the year. We suggest that you mark your calendar now so that you don’t miss out on what will be one of the biggest events of the season!
Will There Be A Rooster In The Race?
Yes, there will be a rooster in the race, and it will be dressed up in camo. We didn’t make this up. Last year, a rooster named ‘Sunny’ triumphed in a field of chickens at the Southern 500, and he will be back to defend his title on Sunday. While you might want to keep your eyes open for some of the other fancier birds that will be in attendance, you should be able to find a plain rooster that is looking for a good home.
How Can I Watch The Race?
If you want to watch the race, simply go to your local TV station and search for ‘Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’. You will find the race live and in HD. If you are planning to attend the event, you will have to find a way to watch it, too. Fortunately, that is not hard. There are several options, including livestreaming the event on Twitter or Instagram, or downloading the official app and watching it that way. If you want to find out more, just visit the Monster Energy website at https://www.myncar.com/en-us/teams/kevin-harvick-incorporated/schedule/4220 and click on the ‘Buy Tickets’ button to find out more information about the race, including how to get tickets.
What Is The Track Layout Like?
The track layout at North Wilkesboro Speedway is somewhat unique. The place is famous for its long straightaways that extend for more than a mile. On top of that, the track is mostly pavement with some wooded areas and a few short stretches along the way. This gives the place a unique look that you won’t find at any other NASCAR race track.
The corners are relatively easy to predict. At the end of each straightaway, the track makes a right-hand turn into the following corner. This is where all the action happens. Each corner is tight and has a high degree of difficulty. If you want to master this track, you will need to drive quickly and precisely. The place is notorious for its hard braking points and how quickly cars come off the line. Teams usually find out the hard way that it is a good idea to draft behind another car. Make sure to bring your A game because this is one place where you absolutely need to perform well in order to come out on top. In addition, the long straightaways also make for some great racing. They give you plenty of opportunity to catch up to another car or let another car drive past you. If you want to mix up your strategy a bit and try something new, the long straights could be the perfect place for it. Plus, you can always find a gas station if you are running low on fuel.
What Is The Weather Like?
Unfortunately, Mother Nature has not been cooperating, and this makes for some challenging racing. Several days ago, the temperature was in the 40s, and there was a lot of ice on the roads. Thankfully, the weather man got it right and the temperature dropped down into the 30s, which is normal for this time of the year. Still, the lack of snow makes for some difficult driving conditions. You will need snow tires if you want to get around safely. If you are planning on attending the event, make sure that you bring your snowsuit and lots of extra warm clothes with you. You never know what kind of weather they will throw at you. It could be cold and wet, or it could be hot and dry. The unpredictability of the weather is part of the fun, but it can also be dangerous if you are not prepared for it. If you want to keep yourself and your passengers warm during those long drives, the best thing to do is to make sure that you are properly equipped with all the right gear. It is still quite cold, however, and it will drop down into the single digits before long. Bring your ski gear along as well so that you can take a nap in the snow during downtime. There are no showers or alcohol available at the track, so be smart and prepare for bad weather. Remember, the trick to surviving a race is to keep your cool under all circumstances. You never know what could happen, so keep your head on a swivel and be ready to take action when needed.