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11:39 p.m. ET: Thanks for joining us tonight. Head on over to Press Pass to see what tonight's top finishers have to say about the race live in a few minutes.
11:36 p.m. ET: Yes he will. Kevin Harvick wins the Coca-Cola 600.
11:34 p.m. ET: With five laps left, looks like tires made the difference. Kevin Harvick in the lead.
11:31 p.m. ET: Despite some rough racing this year, Kyle Busch is still pulling for the No. 5.
11:28 p.m. ET: Probably not what he wanted to hear.
KK: Did anyone stay out? "No, they all came in, even those who just pitted" KK: Oh boy... — Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna) May 27, 2013
11:27 p.m. ET: Several cars head down pit lane under yellow; Kahne not among them.
11:23 p.m. ET: Lots going on as the race winds down. Edwards pits, Menard pits. Kahne retakes the lead as another caution comes out for debris on Lap 384.
11:05 p.m. ET: Looks like Kasey Kahne's strategy is paying off.
Kasey Kahne checking out on the restart. All the other top contenders here have faded, although Kurt Busch is already back up to fifth. — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 27, 2013
10:59 p.m. ET: Certainly a better night than the other two involved in the cable situation.
10:55 p.m. ET: In case you missed it, here's the Danica-Ricky-Kes wreck.
10:54 p.m. ET: Maybe it did. Another caution.
10:53 p.m. ET: Hope that banana peel doesn't end up on the track.
Four tires, fuel and a banana for JB under caution. Will restart 16th and back on the lead lap. -PR — Jeff Burton (@RCR31JeffBurton) May 27, 2013
10:47 p.m. ET: Kurt Busch will need to be pushed to pit road.
Kurt Busch: "We're *&%$ed. This is my life right here. Right here. You guys see it?" I take that to mean the car won't start. — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 27, 2013
10:40 p.m. ET: Bad news for the leader.
10:35 p.m. ET: Big wreck takes out Almirola, Gordon and Martin and draws a red flag.
10:31 p.m. ET: Patrick hopes to follow suit. Keselowski not so lucky.
10:29 p.m. ET: Greg Biffle heads back out onto the track.
10:27 p.m. ET: Yikes.
Three-wide from Stenhouse forces Danica in to Kez. Caution for the 10 and 2. — Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna) May 27, 2013
10:22 p.m. ET: Different strategies surfacing.
Kenseth pits for four tires and fuel under this caution. A little fresher "shoes" than others ahead of him. — HDR (@HomeDepotRacing) May 27, 2013
10:19 p.m. ET: Lots of laps left for big changes to happen.
10:15 p.m. ET: Caution number seven hits as Landon Cassill hits the wall.
10:12 p.m. ET: And now, he's probably even less happy.
Kenseth's team being told Jimmie Johnson gets the free pass. He went a lap down in pit cycle before caution, evidently. 20 will wave-around. — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 27, 2013
10:09 p.m. ET: Somebody isn't happy about this caution...
Kenseth: "That is a bunch of crap. It’s a piece of tire on the apron. So much bull. Little teeny piece of rubber about as big as your hand." — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 27, 2013
10:07 p.m. ET: In case you were wondering...
9:56 p.m. ET: Ryan Newman's team is talking trash again...
9:51 p.m. ET: Biffle's team hasn't yet given up hope after hitting the wall.
9:50 p.m. ET: At least he has a win from yesterday to make him feel better.
Kyle Busch: "Catastrophic engine failure. Seems to be that time of year again." He had back-to-back failures early last summer. — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 27, 2013
9:45 p.m. ET: A pit-stop Vine from Penske racing -- pretty cool.
9:40 p.m. ET: No. 16 has hit the wall pretty hard, and the No. 18 is in the garage.
9:37 p.m. ET: Bad news on the track. No. 18 also appears to have engine problems.
9:19 p.m. ET: Top three now Kenseth, Kahne, Kyle Busch under caution. If you're looking for frequent results updates, follow our lap-by-lap and live leaderboard.
9:16 p.m. ET: Well, now, that's not very nice.
9:06 p.m. ET: Racing under the lights.
9:03 p.m. ET: We've hit the halfway point, with Matt Kenseth in the lead.
8:56 p.m. ET: Some tire issues hitting the track.
Had to make an unscheduled pit stop due a flat left-rear tire. — TeamStenhouseJr (@TeamStenhouseJr) May 27, 2013
35 says he might have tire going down. — FrontRow Motorsports (@FrontRowNASCAR) May 27, 2013
8:48 p.m. ET: Drivers making pit stops under green.
Green flag stop for four tires, fuel, two rounds down on the track bar and pulled a right front shim — No. 16 3M Team (@163MTEAM) May 27, 2013
Stewart pits under green on lap 176 for 4 tires, fuel and track bar and LR wedge adjustments. — Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) May 27, 2013
8:45 p.m. ET: According to David Caraviello, some fans were injured in the cable collapse.
Update on cable collapse: 10 fans injured. Seven were treated at-track and released. Three transported to a local hospital for observation. — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 27, 2013
8:39 p.m. ET: And what you've all been waiting for, most likely. Here's video of the cable damaging the cars of Busch, Ambrose, Martin.
8:37 p.m. ET: Several teams reporting tight cars. Kyle Busch, on the other hand, is pleased.
Lap 148 -- Up to 15th. The No. 17 Ford is just a little tight. — TeamStenhouseJr (@TeamStenhouseJr) May 27, 2013
Kyle Busch giving crew an update on car, and nothing seems too far out of whack. "Good job fixing me up, boys. Thank you," he says. — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 27, 2013
8:32 p.m. ET: As the sun goes down, teams are ready for a different track.
Temps have gotten a bit cooler now that the sun has set... Look for changing track conditions. MK is currently 4th — HDR (@HomeDepotRacing) May 27, 2013
After 135 laps, sun has dipped behind grandstands and temps have dipped too. — Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) May 27, 2013
8:27 p.m. ET: In case you missed it, get the full low cable low-down from Kenny Bruce.
8:24 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch holds on to the lead after restart depsite a large section of black tape on his car.
8:19 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch, Marcos Ambrose looking pretty good, too.
8:15 p.m. ET: Drivers are returning to their cars.
8:10 p.m. ET: Hamlin uses the break to eat what looks like a PB&J.
8:09 p.m. ET: No. 18 team working furiously to fix the car. Busch was the first to hit the cable.
8:01 p.m. ET: Teams are looking over the damage now.
Drivers allowed out of their cars during this 15 minute time allotment. No limit to amount of crew members that can work on each car. — FOX SPORTS: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) May 26, 2013
7:55 p.m. ET: Very good news for several teams
7:48 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch is checking out all of damage to the No. 18 during the red flag. And it's quite a bit.
7:39 p.m. ET: Not sure what would cost more, the damage on the cars or the camera that is reportedly now broken.
Caution for a cable of the robo camera over the track has come down...that's a first, we believe... — RCR (@RCRracing) May 26, 2013
7:35 p.m. ET: Drivers starting to take the tinted covers off their visors as the sun goes down.
7:33 p.m. ET: Indeed, running with the big boys.
Kurt Busch continues to impress. In the world of Hendricks and JGR, he's running 6th. He just needs to finish well — Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna) May 26, 2013
7:28 p.m. ET: Ever the joker.
7:25 p.m. ET: Of course you do!
7:23 p.m. ET: Those have definitely have seen better laps.
7:17 p.m. ET: Aw, ain't that sweet.
6:58 p.m. ET: Add Ryan Newman to that list.
6:56 p.m. ET: Looks like Trevor Bayne isn't the only one dealing with garbage on the track.
6:52 p.m. ET: Casey Mears having some pit road problems.
6:45 p.m. ET: Lots of pitting for fuel and adjustments happening soon.
6:42 p.m. ET: Sun and shade spots playing tricks on the cars today.
6:38 p.m. ET: And some more.
going to have to pit for 4 and the get the debris off the grill — Wood Brothers Racing (@woodbrothers21) May 26, 2013
6:32 p.m. ET: Lots of feedback on how the cars are running at this point.
Coming in due to high water temps. — LeavineFamilyRacing (@LeavineFamily95) May 26, 2013
6:22 p.m. ET: A faiiiiiiiiiiir point. And here we go -- Lap One!
6:14 p.m. ET: Drivers have started their engines. Meet those who gave the command.
6:12 p.m. ET: From one speedway to another.
6:08 p.m. ET: Quite the view from the Harvick team spotter!
5:56 p.m. ET: Things seem to be getty a bit rowdy in the No. 29 pit box...
5:49 p.m. ET: Pole-sitter Denny Hamlin makes his way across the stage.
5:44 p.m. ET: Special tires for the big race.
5:24 p.m. ET: Lots to look at in the sky above Charlotte Motor Speedway! Hope everyone brought sunglasses.
4:59 p.m. ET: Crowds are starting to make their way towards their seats.
4:53 p.m. ET: First and foremost, it is Memorial Day weekend, and NASCAR salutes the troops.
4:49 p.m. ET: In case you missed it, we've got a breakdown of who will be pitting where during the race. Check it out here.
4:44 p.m. ET: These troops are probably rooting for Trevor Bayne after getting pillow pets. Or, at least, their kids are.
4:28 p.m. ET: Lots of familiar faces at the driver's meeting.
4:10 p.m. ET: The calm before the storm...
3:50 p.m. ET: And here is even more.
3:32 p.m. ET: There will be a lot of red, white and blue on the track this evening.
3:25 p.m. ET: Until race time, it's pin trading time.
2:53 p.m. ET: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s ready to ride with messages in honor of Josh Burton.
2:42 p.m. ET: View from the spotter's spot.
2:33 p.m. ET: Greg Biffle getting caffeinated before the big race.
2:22 p.m. ET: Michael Waltrip is having some fun on pit road...
2:16 p.m. ET: Preparations are underway at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600.
5:26 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch has won his sixth Nationwide victory of the season. See what he has to say about the race when he speaks to the media and join us here tomorrow for the Coca-Cola 600.
5:10 p.m. ET: Lots of work to do here.
5:00 p.m. ET: Travis Pastrana has been released from the care center, per @NASCAR_NNS
4:59 p.m. ET: A helpful reminder from our Miss Sprint Cup crew.
4:54 p.m. ET: Some smack talk going on.
4:43 p.m. ET: Pastrana team hoping to make up a lap by not needing to pit for fuel. Racing Piquet for the Lucky Dog.
Pastrana lost one lap under the last green flag run. He can make it on fuel to the end. The team has one set of tires left. — No. 60 TEAM (@Pastrana60Team) May 25, 2013
4:34 p.m. ET: Not sure how well Trevor Bayne will do with this guy calling the shots...
4:28 p.m. ET: Something to keep an eye on as the race winds down.
With the long green flag runs, fuel strategy begins to become a factor. Right on the edge of the window to make it one more stop. — TSMotorsports (@TSMotorsports) May 25, 2013
4:24 p.m. ET: Not much for Samantha Busch to relay to the Twitter world from hubby Kyle.
3:58 p.m. ET: The times, they are 'a changin'.
It used to be that hot race tracks made the cars loose. Now they get tight. — Boris for JGR (@JoeGibbsRacing) May 25, 2013
3:54 p.m. ET: Different Tweet takes on the same subject:
3:51 p.m. ET: Pun intended.
Trevor Bayne has fallen back to 14th. Evidently the Pillow Pets car has developed a bit of a plush. — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 25, 2013
3:43 p.m. ET: A cool insider shot from Sunoco:
3:35 p.m. ET: Brian Scott's car honors Maurice Petty's Hall of Fame bid:
3:27 p.m. ET: Elliott Sadler could be giving Samantha Busch a run for her money with these kicks:
3:21 p.m. ET: Kenny Wallace's team is trying to make some improvements early on:
3:11 p.m. ET: Nelson Piquet Jr. doesn't have all too much to complain about, nor do Travis Pastrana and Kevin Harvick:
3:04 p.m. ET: Travis Pastrana's partner in crime has made friends with a Pillow Pet, sponsor of teammate Trevor Bayne:
3:01 p.m. ET: As drivers head toward the green flags, a few things to note: History 300 will consist of 200 laps with a pit road speed of 45 mph. No. 23 heads to the rear.
2:53 p.m. ET: Lots of social media love for Speedway Superstar winner Kolby Garrison, who just sang then National Anthem.
2:42 p.m. ET: Nelson Piquet Jr. gives a shout-out to his Brazilian fans:
2:33 p.m. ET: If you chose to spend your evening at Speed Street instead of the race, look for these guys walking around:
1:53 p.m. ET: In case you missed it, here's a collection of live tweets from David Caraviello during Brian France's Press Pass at Charlotte:
Brian: "My hope is we will get the cost down, and every track … will use the system. It takes time for industry to realize it really works." — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 25, 2013
Brian adds some tracks wanted to see Air Titan validated. "I think Talladega went a long way toward that." Said track was dry in 61 mins. — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 25, 2013
Brian on Air Titan, which isn't here at Charlotte this week: "It's available for every track. It's available. … There is a cost issue." — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 25, 2013
Brian: "We would not have been able to complete race Sat or Sun at Talladega without (Air) Titans." That also helped maintain TV ratings. — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 25, 2013
1:45 p.m. ET: An update on track condition from Michael Waltrip Racing:
12:45 p.m. ET: Kevin Hamlin, spotter for Kasey Kahne (and unrelated to Denny Hamlin), takes Twitter followers on a walk from track to roof at Charlotte:
12:40 p.m. ET: Danica Patrick blew an engine and will be starting from the back of the pack on Sunday.
12:33 p.m. ET: Austin Dillon has won the pole in Nationwide qualifying. See the full results here.
11:55 a.m. ET: Charlotte is not being kind today -- Travis Pastrana has also spun out during qualifying. Still managed to make ninth on the leaderboard.
5:01 p.m. ET: Busch holds on to take the first Sprint Cup Series practice, while he's followed by brother Kyle, Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, and Aric Almirola. A lot of the same names that ran well in the All-Star race.
4:39 p.m. ET: Kurt Busch is out in front in today's Sprint Cup practice. Keep tabs on our free leaderboard.
4:30 p.m. ET: A few more paint schemes, courtest of @NASCARonSPEED.
4:27 p.m. ET: The Red, White, and Blue is everywhere at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.
3:36 p.m. ET: Dakoda Armstrong was pleased with his practice run ahead of Saturday's Nationwide race. Check out the full recap here.
3:31 p.m. ET: Sprint Cup Series practice is now underway. Make sure you're following along here and with our interactive leaderboard.
3:26 p.m. ET: From NASCAR.com's Alan Cavanna:
— Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna) May 23, 2013
3:22 p.m. ET: Oh say, can you see Carl Edwards' paint scheme?
2:50 p.m. ET: Practice goes under caution with about 30 minutes left after John Wes Townley spins out in Turn 4.
2:28 p.m. ET With list than an hour left in practice, Alex Bowman has a steady hold as fastest, with Parker Kligerman and Sam Hornish Jr. behind his 184.483 mph.
1:57 p.m. ET David Stremme is among the drivers who will sport a message to Oklahoma tornado victims:
Brown will test a K&N Pro Series car. "I just want to get through the test session coming up right now and just take it one step at a time." — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 23, 2013
1:17 p.m. ET: Nationwide practice is now live. Keep up with the speeds here.
12:24 p.m. ET: Pillow pets are officially at the track. Check out Trevor Bayne's car, as captured by Alan Cavanna:
12:14 p.m. ET: From the sound of it in our Charlotte office, Speed Street has officially kicked off! Find the 600 Festival schedule here to learn where you can see bands and meet drivers throughout the weekend.
12:03 p.m. ET: Lots of love for Jimmie Johnson in our first two Press Pass appearances:
Kenseth on JJ: "Don't know how you can't say he's best ever. … Don't know how anyone can argue and not say those guys are best of all time" — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 23, 2013
Regan Smith calls Jimmie Johnson GOAT: Greatest of All Time. "I feel that strongly abt it," he said. Of course his JRM team is HM affiliate. — David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) May 23, 2013
Watch the full Regan Smith interview.
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