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Kasey Kahne’s 300th-career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start resulted in a win for the driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on Sunday night in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was Kahne’s third 600-mile win and his first victory with Hendrick Motorsports.
“It feels really good,” Kahne said in victory lane.
Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, finished second, and his teammate, Kyle Busch, finished third in the No. 18.
“This is our new 2012 car,” Hamlin said after the race. “It’s the first car (crew chief) Darian (Grubb)’s had a hand in building.”
Greg Biffle dominated the race with his No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, leading 204 of the 400 laps that made up the race before finishing fourth.
“We were pretty dang good until speeds picked up,” Biffle said.
Brad Keselowski overcame a pit road speeding penalty during a lap 111 caution to finish fifth.
Biffle briefly took the lead from Marcos Ambrose on lap 10, only to lose it a few laps la
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The No. 13 turns out to be lucky for Kasey Kahne on Sunday.
Kahne won NASCAR's longest race, the Coca-Cola 600 in Concord, NC, for his 13th career Cup victory. It was Kahne's third victory in the 600 and his first for Hendrick Motorsports. Kahne won in 2008 and 2006.
Denny Hamlin placed second, followed by Kyle Busch, series points leader Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski...
Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Quaker State Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday in Concord, N.C. Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR
By: Toby Christie – Follow On Twitter @Tobalical
When Kasey Kahne crossed the finish line first in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 – the 13th...
Kasey Kahne's win was awesome, not only for him, but for that whole No. 5 team. I see a really unique situation developing now at Hendrick Motorsports. I wonder if the giant has come awake one more time.
Jimmie Johnson, whose season started in Daytona with controversy plus being wrecked out of the Daytona 500 on Lap 2, is on a roll. Kasey Kahne, who started his first season...
CONCORD, N.C. – Piloting the No. 5 Quaker State Chevrolet, Kasey Kahne came on strong in the late stages of the Coca-Cola 600 to claim his first victory of 2012. This marks his fourth career win at Charlotte Motor Speedway and his third win in this race. Kahne led 96 laps of the total 400-lap marathon race, NASCAR’s longest event of the season. He was able to hold off strong...
Kasey Kahne scored his first win for Hendrick Motorsports by dominating closing laps of Coca-Cola 600...
Brad Keselowski weighs himself as 152.4 pounds prior to the Coca-Cola 600. (click to enlarge)
The Coca-Cola 600 is the longest race on the NASCAR circuit and is known for taking it’s toll on drivers. While some of the jokes throughout the last week centered around drivers and eating in the cars it was also widely talked about the amount of weight which will be loss during an evening...
The checkered flag has fallen on the 2012 edition of the Coca-Cola 600 and it was a banner day for the Team Chevrolet drivers. Led by winner Kasey Kahne, below are the thoughts of some drivers including Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Danica Patrick, and Regan Smith.
KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 QUAKER STATE CHEVROLET – WINNER
SOME DRIVERS HOPE TO...
Racing's greatest weekend takes place in the days preceding Memorial Day, with Formula One's Grand Prix of Monaco followed by IndyCar's Indianapolis 500. It's NASCAR's responsibility to close it out the weekend with the Coca-Cola 600.
After watching Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson win the organization's 200th Sprint Cup race at Darlington and...
Welcome to the May 28, 2012 edition of Start ‘N’ Park Blog’s Stock Watch. Each week we’ll take a look at who’s rising, falling, and treading water in the world of NASCAR. This stretches all division and all aspects of NASCAR, including drivers, owners, crew members, media and fans. Finding their way onto this week’s watch includes Kasey Kahne, Chip Ganassi, Rookie of...