CONCORD, N.C. - After consulting with numerous industry stakeholders, NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway have begun the process of adding resin to the track's upper groove for this weekend's Coca-Cola 600.

The news, which was first reported by Jim Utter of, was confirmed by NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition Scott Miller.

"We talked through this opportunity with the track, teams, drivers and Goodyear," Miller said. "There was agreement that this process would enhance the racing we see at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and ultimately would make for an exciting Coca-Cola 600."

The VHT resin compound was first used at fellow Speedway Motorsports Inc. track Bristol Motor Speedway, beginning in 2016. NASCAR officials say the low groove around the 1.5-mile oval will not be altered with VHT.