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Kevin Harvick won the Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte Motor Speedway. Annually run on the Sunday before Memorial Day the Coca-Cola 600 is the longest race on the NASCAR schedule. While Harvick winning may not have been a surprise, the events that lead up to it certainly were.
Denny Hamlin set a track record to sit on the pole. Hamlin would lead the opening lap of the race but soon gave way to teammate Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne.
A fiber rope from FOX’s overhead camera snapped during Sunday’s running of the Coca-Cola 600. The unusual event caused extensive damage to the No. 18 car of Kyle Busch who had been leading the race. Marcos Ambrose also ran over the rope and managed to wad it up underneath his car.
While under Ambrose’s car the rope severed a brake line. Other cars who received damage including Denny Hamlin and Mark Martin. NASCAR would red flag the race and give crews 15 minutes to make repairs. Ten fans were injured, three of which were taken offsite for...