The 2009 Coca-Cola 600, the longest race of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in terms of distance, was the twelfth race of the thirty-six race season. It was also the 50th running of the race, and in celebration thereof Lowe's Motor Speedway painted the outside retaining walls gold. This 600 miles (970 km) race was originally scheduled to be held on May 24, 2009 at 5:30 PM US EDT at the 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Lowe's Motor Speedway in the Charlotte, North Carolina suburb of Concord. However, an evening-long rain postponed the event until 12 noon US EDT May 25. Fox televised and radio was handled by Performance Racing Network (over-the-air) and Sirius XM Radio (satellite).
The race was the shortest Coca-Cola 600 in history by distance, running only 227 laps.
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