The Coca-Cola 600 results are in. The 600 mile race is known as “NASCAR’s Longest Night”. It starts under afternoon sunlight and finishes under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
This race saw several cars damaged after sliding or being pushed into the grassy, knolly, infield. Carl Edwards led the race early. By lap 47, Jeff Burton was out in front. But Edwards quickly came back and by lap 63, it was Edwards, Allmendinger, and Hamlin in the top three spots.
By lap 107, David Ragan, had taken the lead, followed by Kenseth and Hamlin. On lap 180, J McMurray was out in front, with Kenseth close behind. Lap 210 saw Kenseth, Ambrose and Edwards out in front of the field.
Kyle Busch who had been slowly moving up after the lights had come on and temperatures began to cool, took the top spot with just 100 laps to go. But it didn’t last long. Various issues and a couple of drives through the infield ended up with Kyle Busch coming in 32nd.
With 50 laps to go, we have Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, and David Ragan in the top three.
Biffle was still in front with 10 laps to go. Now 8 laps. Kasey Kahn in second, battling with Biffle for the lead.
Jimmie Johnson’s engine blows up with just 4 laps to go… caution out. Many cars pit, running low on fuel, especially if any laps are added due to this and any possible additional cautions. Biffle stays out…. comes into the pit after most cars are out, he’ll be starting from quite a ways back now. Some drivers turning their cars off and rolling during this caution, trying to conserve fuel.
Green flag back out, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulls out in front of Kahn. Several cars crash during restart. Kahn slows – out of gas? No caution flag, still racing.
Earnhardt Jr. in front… slowing…. runs out of gas about 500 feet from finish line!
Kevin Harvick wins, David Ragan in second, in the longest race ever in NASCAR.