A two tire pit stop with a couple laps left would pay off for Kevin Harvick as he would take the lead on the restart and go on to win the Coca Cola 60o.
Lap 1 Hamlin leads ahead of Kenseth
Lap 3 Hamlin leads Kenseth, Ku Busch, Kahne, Bowyer, Ky Busch, Martin, Biffle, McMurray, Earnhardt Jr.
Lap 6 Kenseth and Hamlin side-by-side for the lead while Ku Busch and Kahne are side-by-side for third. Hamlin clears Kenseth off of turn four ahead of Kahne and Ku Busch
Lap 7 Kenseth and Hamlin side-by-side again for the lead and Kenseth grabs the lead off of turn four
Lap 8 Kahne passes Hamlin for second
Lap 10 McMurray passes Biffle for eighth
Lap 16 Kenseth leads Kahne Bowyer Hamlin KuBusch KyBusch Martin McMurray Biffle Johnson
Lap 18 KyBusch passes KuBusch for fifth
Lap 20 KyBusch passes Hamlin for fourth
Lap 22 KuBusch passes Hamlin for fifth
Lap 23 Martin passes Hamlin for sixth
Lap 25 Kahne takes the lead from Kenseth
Lap 33 Kahne leads Kenseth Bowyer KyBusch KuBusch Martin Hamlin McMurray Biffle Johnson
Green flag pit stops start on lap 42.
Lap 46 Kahne pits, handing the lead over to McMurray
Lap 47 McMurray pits, handing the lead over to Keselowski
Lap 48 Keselowski pits with Stewart, handing the lead back to Kahne. Casey Mears was too fast on pit road.
Lap 50 Kahne leads Kenseth KyBusch Bowyer KuBusch Hamlin Martin Biffle Johnson Truex
Lap 60 Kahne leads KyBusch Kenseth Bowyer KuBusch Hamlin Martin Johnson Truex Gordon
Caution lap 67 debris. Almirola gets the lucky dog. Leaders hit pit road. Kahne leads KyBusch Hamlin Kenseth KuBusch Johnson Bowyer off pit road.
Restart lap 75 as Kahne and KyBusch are side-by-side for the lead
Lap 76 KyBusch takes the lead from Kahne off of turn two
Lap 77 KyBusch leads Kahne Kenseth Hamlin KuBusch Johnson Bowyer Gordon Edwards and Earnhardt
Lap 78 Johnson passes KuBusch for fifth
Lap 80 KyBusch and Kahne are side-by-side for the lead
Lap 81 Kahne takes the lead across the start-finish line from KyBusch
Lap 90 Kenseth passes KyBusch for second
Lap 100 Kahne leads Kenseth KyBusch Hamlin KuBusch Johnson Bowyer Gordon Edwards and Earnhardt
Lap 110 KuBusch passes Hamlin for fourth
Lap 113 McMurray passes Earnhardt for 10th
Caution lap 114 Casey Mears pancakes the wall. Newman is the lucky dog. Leaders head down pit road. KyBusch leads Kenseth Hamlin Kahne Johnson Edwards Bowyer Earnhardt McMurray KuBusch off pit road.
Restart lap 120 KyBusch escapes with the lead ahead of Kahne Kenseth and Hamlin
Caution lap 122 debris on the track by the entrance to pit road. So the FOX overhead cable for their camera broke. Part of it is stuck on Ambrose’s car. Busch hit the cable and has damage. NASCAR has said Ambrose can make repairs and get their spot back. Busch will have to pit to fix damage, but will have to restart at rear. NASCAR will throw the red flag to take down the cable and make repairs. Beyond the cable issue, there was a water bottle on track that came from Kenseth’s car, per Gordon radio. So because of #cablegate #debrisgate, #NASCAR is going to give teams 15 minutes to fix damage, as well as take four tires and fuel.
Restart lap 131 KyBusch (with bandaid) leads as KuBusch passes Hamlin for second
Lap 134 KyBusch leads KuBusch Hamlin Kahne Kenseth Johnson Edwards Harvick McMurray Earnhardt
Lap 150 KyBusch leads KuBusch Kahne Kenseth Hamlin Johnson Edwards Harvick McMurray Earnhardt
Lap 156 Johnson passes Hamlin
Lap 158 Kenseth passes Kahne
Lap 168 KyBusch leads Kenseth KuBusch Kahne Hamlin Johnson Edwards Harvick McMurray and Bowyer
Lap 172 Kahne passes KuBusch for third
Lap 174 Hamlin pits.
Lap 175 Earnhardt and Johnson pits
Lap 176 Kenseth pits…..Busch pits out of the lead, followed by Kahne and Edwards. Keselowski to the lead.
Lap 177 Keselowski pits, handing the lead over to Danica Patrick
Lap 180 Pit cycle completes and Kenseth to the lead ahead of KyBusch
Lap 181 Kenseth leads KyBusch Hamlin Kahne KuBusch Johnson Edwards McMurray Harvick Gordon
Lap 190 Kenseth leads KyBusch Kahne Hamlin KuBusch Johnson Edwards McMurray Harvick Gordon
Lap 193 KuBusch alongside Hamlin for position…..completes the pass off of turn four
Lap 203 Kenseth leads KyBusch Kahne KuBusch Hamlin Johnson Edwards Gordon Harvick and McMurray
Lap 213 Kenseth leads Kahne KyBusch KuBusch Hamlin Johnson Edwards Gordon Harvick McMurrray
Lap 217 Stewart, Biffle, Almirola and Earnhardt pit
Lap 218 Menard, Montoya, Keselowski, Martin pit
Lap 219 McMurray and Newman pit
Lap 220 Johnson, Havick, Truex and Bowyer pit
Lap 221 Kahne, KyBusch, KuBusch, Hamlin and Gordon pit…..Kenseth pits out of the lead, along with Edwards and Logano
Lap 222 Ambrose pits
Lap 223 Burton pits, handing the lead back to Kenseth.
Lap 233 Kenseth leads Kahne KyBusch KuBusch Hamlin Johnson Gordon Edwards Harvick McMurray
Lap 238 Gordon passes Johnson
Caution out on Lap 242 for debris. Montoya gets the lucky dog. Leaders head down pit road
Kenseth leads ahead of Kahne KyBusch Hamlin KuBusch Gordon Johnson Harvick Edwards Logano Bowyer McMurray Menard Truex Newan Montoya
Restart lap 249 as Kenseth and Kahne side-by-side for the lead as Kenseth clears Kahne into turn three
Lap 251 Kenseth Kahne KyBusch KuBusch Hamlin Gordon Harvick Logano Johnson Bowyer
Lap 254 Gordon and Harvick pass Hamlin
Lap 255 Johnson passes Logano back
Lap 256 KuBusch passes KyBusch for position. KyBusch says it’s blowing up
Caution lap 257 Earnhardt Jr. starts smoking, Biffle slides up into the wall. Behind that, Kvapil and Blaney wreck. Kenseth stays out while everyone else pit. Kahne first off pit road ahead of Gordon KuBusch Johnson Newman Truex Hamlin. Montoya free pass.
Restart lap 267 as Kenseth pulls ahead
Lap 272 Kenseth Kahne KuBusch Gordon Newman Johnson Truex Hamlin Harvick Logano
Lap 284 Kahne passes Kenseth for the lead
113 to go Kahne leads Kenseth KuBusch Gordon Newman Truex Johnson Harvick Hamlin Logano
110 to go Truex passes Newman
107 to go Harvick passes Johnson
99 to go Kenseth pits
98 to go Bowyer and Johnson pit
97 to go Keselowski and Gordon pit…..caution for debris. Johnson gets the lucky dog. Other cars will take the wavearound to get back on the lead lap. Leaders head down pit road. Johnson changes battery
Restart 91 to go KuBusch and Kahne are side-by-side for the lead
90 to go Kahne clears KuBusch and is back in the lead
89 to go Caution for debris at the bottom of turn four. Ambrose gets the lucky dog. Cassill has problems
Restart 82 to go three-wide for the lead – Kahne, KuBusch, Truex………KuBusch and Kahne side-by-side…..Caution Patrick and Keselowski. Danica got loose and took Keselowski with her to the wall. Danica got sideways after contact from Stenhouse.
Restart 76 to go Kahne doesn’t get a good restart and KuBusch pulls out ahead of Johnson and Newman.
Huge wreck….caution is back out with 75 to go. Almirola, Gordon, Mark Martin……red flag. Gordon, Mark and Almirola are three-wide and Mark comes down into Almirola, collecting Stenhouse, Gordon, Mears, Labonte. Kurt Busch can’t get refired after red flag is lifted. He will be pushed to pit road to the attention of his team. Kurt Busch’s problems will hand the lead over to Kevin Harvick. 71 laps to go .. Harvick Newman Kahne Logano Truex Hamlin Montoya Bowyer Kenseth Johnson KuBusch.
Restart 69 to go Harvick pulls ahead of the field, as Newman and Logano battle for second
Caution 67 to go Johnson sideways off of turn four, Kenseth into wall behind while Montoya spins, also. Johnson spun while underneath Truex….Montoya hit Kenseth, Menard into Montoya.
Restart 62 to go as Harvick pulls ahead as Logano and Kahne are side-by-side for second
61 to go Kahne clears Logano (easily) and has tracked down Harvick for the lead
60 to go Kahne passes Harvick for the lead off of turn four
58 to go Kahne leads Harvick Logano Newman KuBusch Bowyer Hamlin Edwards…..Johnson pits with a flat tire
56 to go Kahne leads Harvick Logano Newman KuBusch Bowyer Hamlin Edwards Stewart Truex
36 to go Kahne, Hamlin, Logano and Bowyer pit. Harvick to the lead.
35 to go Ambrose pits
34 to go Harvick pits, handing the lead to Newman. Patrick tags the wall in turn four, but makes it to pit road
33 to go Newman and KuBusch pit, handing the lead over to Stewart
31 to go Kenseth pits
26 to go Stewart pits, handing the lead to Edwards
20 to go Edwards leads Menard Kahne Harvick Newman Logano Bowyer KuBusch
19 to go Edwards pits, handing the lead to Menard ahead of Kahne Harvick Newman Logano Bowyer KuBusch
18 to go Menard pits, handing the lead over to Kahne
17 to go Kahne leads Harvick Newman Logano Bowyer KuBusch Hamlin Stewart Truex Edwards
16 to go caution for debris on front straightaway. Menard gets the lucky dog. 13 cars are on the lead lap. Kahne stays out, the rest of the lead lap cars pit. Harvick leads Hamlin Newman Bowyer KuBusch Truex off pit road
Restart 11 to go Harvick and Kahne side-by-side for the lead as Harvick grabs the lead down the back from Kahne ahead of KuBusch and Denny.
8 to go Harvick leads Kahne KuBusch Hamlin Newman Logano Stewart Bowyer
6 to go Newman passes Logano
Kevin Harvick wins the Coca Cola 600!! Kahne KuBusch Hamlin Logano Newman Stewart Bowyer Truex Ambrose