A few notes from Coca-Cola 600 week in Charlotte:
Sadler’s team penalized
Elliott Sadler lost even more ground to Nationwide series leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. after Sunday’s race at Iowa, where he finished second to Stenhouse.
Tuesday, NASCAR docked Sadler six points and fined crew chief Luke Lambert $10,000 after Sadler’s No. 2 Chevrolet was found to be too low in post-race inspection.
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Sadler trails Stenhouse by 34 points in the series standings. Austin Dillon is nine points behind Sadler in third.
Coulter to make Nationwide debut
NASCAR Truck Series regular Joey Coulter will make his Nationwide debut in Saturday’s History 300 at Charlotte.
Richard Childress Racing will field the No. 21 Chevrolet for Coulter, a native Miami Springs, Fla., who is 10th in Truck series points with two Top-10 finishes in five races this season.
“I'm really excited to be given the opportunity to run in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with RCR this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway,” Coulter, 21, said. “I can't thank RCR and everyone that has helped me grow as a driver over the past two years enough.”
BK Racing to field third team
BK Racing plans to run a third car for David Reutimann in eight Cup series races this season, including this week’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte.
Reutimann will pilot the No. 73 Toyota in each Cup race that he doesn't drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing. Landon Cassill will remain in BKR’s No. 83 and Travis Kvapil will remain in the No. 93 car for the rest of the season.
Dover Truck race goes live
Speed will broadcast Dover’s Lucas Oil 200 live on June 1, beginning at 4:30 p.m. In recent years, the race had been shown on same-day tape delay.
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
When: 6 p.m. Sunday.
Radio: Performance Racing Network.
Last year’s winner: Kevin Harvick.