The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will make history tonight with the sport hosting its first ever Thursday night race.

Charlotte Motor Speedway will play host to the Alsco Uniforms 500 tonight with the race having originally been scheduled to take place on Wednesday but due to severe weather in Charlotte plans for the race to take place on Wednesday night were abandoned.

Hendrick Motorsports locked out the front row with William Byron and Alex Bowman leading the field to the green flag.

Stewart Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick in the No.4 Busch Beer Ford Mustang leads the championship by 23 points from Team Penske’s Joey Lagano in the No.22 Shell Pennzoil Ford.

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