Minute-by-Minute: Charlotte

May 26, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Keep up with the latest news from the Coca-Cola 600

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.

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.

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.

10:47 p.m. ET: Kurt Busch will need to be pushed to pit road.

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.

10:22 p.m. ET: Different strategies surfacing.

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.

10:09 p.m. ET: Somebody isn't happy about this caution...

10:07 p.m. ET: In case you were wondering...

9:56 p.m. ET: Ryan Newman's team is talking trash again...

Trash on the grille of the @quickenloans@chevrolet once again. @ryannewman39 reports the water temp is rising... — Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) May 27, 2013


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.

2:22 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.

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.

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'.

3:54 p.m. ET: Different Tweet takes on the same subject:

3:51 p.m. ET: Pun intended.

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:

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.

11:21 a.m. ET: Robert Richardson spins out of Turn 2 and sends his No. 23 into the wall during Nationwide qualifying. Keep up with the times with our live leaderboard.


5:15 p.m. ET: We have another Nationwide Series practice on track right now. Follow along with the leaderboard, and read up on two-time reigning NNS runner-up Elliott Sadler as you watch.

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.


Check out a gallery of pics from the #CUP garage at @CLTMotorSpdwy on @SPEED.com» bit.ly/ThrsGrgPs #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/MoqWVzvQ6P

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4:27 p.m. ET: The Red, White, and Blue is everywhere at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.

Miss Sprint Cup @MissSprintCup

Loving the Red, White and Blue in the garage. Check out @RyanNewman39's paint scheme! -BW pic.twitter.com/qEKZCoSqJi

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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.

Dakoda Armstrong @DakodaArmstrong

Solid @NASCAR_NNS practice; @DakodaArmstrong looks on as his @RCRracing crew works on his @TeamChevy - P12 overall. Instagram.com/p/Zqm8TeqQbr/

Photo by kirbyajohnson

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:

Even @misssprintcup is sporting patriotic colors this weekend #nascarSalutes twitter.com/CopaCavanna/st…

— Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna) May 23, 2013

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3:22 p.m. ET: Oh say, can you see Carl Edwards' paint scheme?

is sporting a very patriotic paint scheme for the at .


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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:

1:30 p.m. ET Miss the Rev Racing announcement? Read the full story here, watch video of the announcement and get the news flash from David Caraviello:

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:


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