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CHARLOTTE, NC – In a 10-lap shootout to the finish, Kevin Harvick held off Kasey Kahne to bring his No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet SS home for the win ahead of Kahne’s No. 5 Time Warner Cable SS. It was Harvick’s 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup career win, his second of the 2013 season, and also his second time to visit Victory Lane at the Coca-Cola 600. The win also moved Havick up three places in the series standings to 7th place overall.
The bizarre 400 lap/600 mile race was marred by three red flag interruptions to clear debris and nylon rope from a fallen FOX television camera and repair the damaged cars.
Kahne, who took fluids for flu-like symptoms prior to the start of the race, had the fastest car in the field and led the race for 161 laps. But he was left with worn tires when he didn’t pit on the last stop prior to the final restart, giving Harvick the advantage to take the low side and get by Kahne.
Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing/Sealy Chevrolet SS...
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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...
KOLBY GARRISON, SPEEDWAY STAR: Kolby Garrison’s smile said it all. As she talked to TV and radio reporters in the media center Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, she nervously fingered the leash of her service dog, Mo. The grand prize winner of the Speedway Superstar competition hosted by CMS, Garrison sang the national anthem during today’s HISTORY 300 pre-race.
Kasey Kahne comes into today’s Coca-Cola 600, being run at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, with his confidence through the roof. Kahne is the defending champion of this race and is looking for his fourth Coca-Cola 600 victory. On top of that, he is in a much better place when it comes to points compared to a year ago.
“I feel like we have a really strong team. We’ve came a...
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...
Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
14 lead changes. 11 cautions. 2 red flags. It was a crazy night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In the end it was Kevin Harvick who won a wild Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night, holding...
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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...
Kasey Kahne loses shot at victory in late-race pit scramble…
After 389 laps in NASCAR’s motorsports marathon, the 54th running of the Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway came down to an 11-lap shootout--and Kevin Harvick won it.
Harvick pulled away during an 11-lap green-flag run to the finish to beat Kasey Kahne to the finish line by 1.491 seconds. The victory was Harvick’s second of the season, his second...
NASCAR's longest night got under way to a fast start Sunday night in the Coca-Cola 600, capping two weeks for teams and drivers at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The prior week's All-Star Race gave plenty of warning of which drivers and teams would be strong Sunday night, and those top runners started where they left off.
Strange and unusual events began plucking top competitors...
If Keselowski's fortunes took a body blow on Sunday, the Chase chances of race winner Kevin Harvick made a meteoric move in the opposite direction. In fact, it's safe to say that Harvick punched his ticket to NASCAR's playoff with his second victory of the season.
In fact, Harvick's performance was so strong that, in the post-race news conference, one reporter questioned...
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Kevin Harvick may have won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway but Jimmie Johnson continues to lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings. Johnson entered the race with a 44 point lead over Carl Edwards. He now holds a 32 point lead over Edwards.
The win moved Harvick up to seventh in the standings.
Unofficial Point Standings after Coca-Cola 600
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The longest race of the season had some of the most bizarre events unfold throughout the night. It started out with a cable falling from the sky (actually a camera) and then the full-moon implemented a series of accidents towards the end of the race. Once the smoke settled, Kevin Harvick was standing in victory lane for the second time in the Coca Cola 600. This...
Kasey Kahne led the way with a lap of 28.633 seconds in the final practice for the Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte. Rounding out the top five was Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, and Greg Biffle.
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