Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/24/14

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 23: Kasey Kahne sits in the #9 Budweiser Dodge in the garage prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 23, 2009 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne was a force on Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway -- until the final restart. Kahne led 161 of 400 laps in the Coca-Cola 600 but his Hendrick Motorsports team's decision to not pit during the 11th and final caution cost him a shot at his second NASCAR Sprint Cup win in 2013. "We thought a couple of guys would stay out and that would be enough to get away," Kahne said. "But the whole field pitted. We didn't expect that." When Kahne didn't see the leaders in his rearview mirror as he stayed on the track on Lap 386, he asked crew chief Kenny Francis, "Did everybody come (down pit road)?" "Yes, everybody came," Francis replied. "Oh boy," Kahne responded, "We'll see what happens." Kevin Harvick lined up alongside Kahne for the restart on Lap 389 and Harvick barreled past him before the field hit the backstretch. Harvick was able to extend his lead and win while Kahne battled Kurt Busch for second place. "Harvick started with two (fresh tires), he held it flat," K...
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