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Latest from Charlotte: Kahne, Busch on podium

May 27, 2013,

All the news from Coca-Cola 600 weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sprint Cup Series: Coca-Cola 600 results | Video highlights

Nationwide Series:  History 300 results

Kahne's strategy, Kurt's battery keep them from win

A costly caution late in the Coca-Cola 600 cost Kasey Kahne a fourth win in the longest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the year. Settling for second, Kahne had to hold off a hard-charging Kurt Busch, who lost the lead with a battery issue but raced back to a third-place finish. | Click here for Kahne story | Click here for Busch story

Harvick wins 600

A late strategy pays off for Kevin Harvick, who wins the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time and picks up his second victory this season as well. | Read the full story

Falling TV cable delays race

A TV cable falls during the Coca-Cola 600, damaging Kyle Busch’s car and injuring 10 fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race was delayed 40 minutes and three of the fans were treated and released from an area hospital. | Read the full story

Is Jimmie Johnson NASCAR's all-time best?

As the NASCAR Hall of Fame welcomed five more inductees this week, Jimmie Johnson's peers consider the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series the best ever. | Read the full story

Danica, Bayne to the back; Woods milestone

Trevor Bayne and Danica Patrick had to change engines after trouble in Saturday's practices so the Wood Brothers make their 1,400th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start from the rear of the field. | Read the full story

A career defined

Jeff Gordon’s legendary NASCAR career was built on a few chance opportunities. From his random appearance at a sponsorship event in Ohio to his first Cup win in Atlanta, Gordon’s legacy is certainly one to remember. | Read the full story

Future forecast? Busch not sure

The NASCAR garage is the land of opportunity for Kurt Busch. Now instead of having to call teams to broker his own underfunded Sprint Cup Series deal, the phone truly works both ways. Finding speed will do that for a driver. | Read the full story

Kyle Busch conquers Charlotte

Kyle Busch won his sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the season in Saturday’s History 300, leading 186 of 200 laps. It was his seventh career Nationwide victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway. | Read the full story

Larson best in class

Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race was studded with Sprint Cup regulars. So while Kyle Larson didn’t win, he was more than happy with his fourth-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway. | Read the full story

Brian France meets with media

In a meeting with reporters at Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France discussed how innovation drives NASCAR racing and the success of the Generation-6 car. | Read the full story

Minute-by-Minute blog

Follow along as we experience Charlotte race weekend from the inside, from those tweeting pictures and interesting tidbits at the garage. Spend a little of your Memorial Day weekend with us. | Read the full story

Dillon wins NNS pole

Austin Dillon ruled qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series' History 300, capturing his first pole position of the season at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dillon, who has qualified second twice in the previous nine races, turned a fast lap at 183.949 mph. | Read the full story

Kahne sweeps Saturday practices

Defending race-winner Kasey Kahne had the top speed in both Saturday practices at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch followed Kahne in both practices by finishing second in the final tune-up before Sunday's 600-mile race. | Read the full story

Pit stall assignments

After winning the Coors Light Pole award, Denny Hamlin was the first to choose his pit stall, picking the first stall toward pit out. The next qualifiers, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Mark Martin, all chose stalls next to an opening. | See all the assignments

Hamlin sets qualifying record

Denny Hamlin roared to the pole position for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600, blistering the Charlotte Motor Speedway track record with an astounding 195.624 mph lap in Thursday night qualifying. | Read the full story

Breakthrough coming?

A promising start to this season -- one that included four consecutive top-10s from Texas to Talladega, and a current ninth-place standing in points -- has given Aric Almirola and his Richard Petty Motorsports team hope that a breakthrough is on the horizon. | Read the full story

RCR penalties upheld

A three-member National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel unanimously upheld suspensions and fines to a pair of Richard Childress Racing crew members that stemmed from a post-race altercation at Richmond International Raceway. | Read the full story

Hornish's NASCAR transition

After collecting three IndyCar championships and racing to one of the most dramatic Indianapolis 500 wins (2006) in history, does Sam Hornish consider himself a full-fledged NASCAR driver now that’s contending for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship? | Read the full story

Military appreciation at Charlotte

On display at Goodyear headquarters in Akron, Ohio, is one of two tires that bear the autographs of Sprint Cup Series drivers, the signatures of soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan, and the message of “Support Our Troops” scripted in camouflage on the sidewall. There are few items that better signify the bonds between NASCAR and the military. | Read the full story

Antron's big announcement

Antron Brown is taking his talents toward NASCAR by testing for Rev Racing in a Toyota. Brown is the first African-American to win a major racing championship when he was the NHRA's Top Fuel champion in 2012 | Read the full story


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