|Race 11 of 31 in the 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series|
|Date||May 26, 1996|
|Location||Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina|
|Course||1.5 mi (2.4 km)|
|Distance||400 laps, 600 mi (965.606 km)|
|Weather||Temperatures averaging around 67.9 °F (19.9 °C); wind speeds up to 11.3 miles per hour (18.2 km/h)|
|Average speed||147.581 mph (237.509 km/h)|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Dale Jarrett||Robert Yates Racing|
|No. 88||Dale Jarrett||Robert Yates Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Ken Squier, Dick Berggren, & Buddy Baker|
The 1996 Coca-Cola 600, the 37th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on May 26, 1996 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested for 400 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the 11th race of the 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Dale Jarrett of Robert Yates Racing won the race.
Chuck Bown would make his final Cup Series start in this race.
On the day of the race, 0.01 inches of precipitation were recorded around the speedway.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina, United States 13 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The complex features a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend and The Winston Select, as well as the UAW-GM Quality 500. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI).
|1||88||Dale Jarrett||Robert Yates Racing||Ford|
|2||3||Dale Earnhardt||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet|
|3||5||Terry Labonte||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|4||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|5||25||Ken Schrader||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|6||4||Sterling Marlin||Morgan-McClure Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|7||6||Mark Martin||Roush Racing||Ford|
|8||21||Michael Waltrip||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford|
|9||28||Ernie Irvan||Robert Yates Racing||Ford|
|10||7||Geoffrey Bodine||Geoff Bodine Racing||Ford|