We’re back at Charlotte for mid-week racing under the lights after an interesting Coca-Cola 600 to say the least. Wednesday’s race though is far shorter than the 600 was and while Charlotte is used to hosting a second race with the “500” in the title, this time it’s kilometers instead of miles. The 500-kilometer distance means that it’s 312 miles and 208 laps in length around the 1.5-mile oval.

The same tire combination as Sunday will be on the cars again but unlike Sunday, there won’t be a qualifying session run on track. Instead they have already set the starting lineup based on how the cars finished on Sunday. Much like the starting Darlington race, the field was split in half and finishing spots 21-40 are starting in those same spots on Wednesday while the finishing spots 1-20 were inverted. That means that Brad Keselowski is starting P20 and William Byron is starting on the pole. Jimmie Johnson was also disqualified in the post-race inspection so he will start 40th with...