Kasey Kahne and Kevin Harvick lined up side by side for a restart with 11 laps to go Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway following a NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 that had been hampered repeatedly by caution periods in the closing laps.
Harvick jumped ahead of leader Kahne on the restart -- and held on for the victory.
Kahne had stayed out during the caution period that led to the restart, leaving him as the lone driver on the track racing with worn tires. Harvick immediately caught him, with Kurt Busch quickly to third and challenging for the win.
The race was marred by crashes and a trio of red-flag periods, extending the running almost to Memorial Day.
Hard crashes left Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle, Aric Almirola and Mark Martin's car with heavy damage. Former race leader Kyle Busch's night ended with an engine failure.