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Watch as Jeff Gordon avoids pit road and takes the lead after lap 135.
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Greg Biffle who dominated the first 16 of this race and your points leader coming in we have five lead changes in the first fifteen laps -- Michael Waltrip Chris Myers observing from the Hollywood hotel. Going inside the top forty. Jamie McMurray from 31 of fifteen his first career win came on this track it -- most recent win on this track and driving for Chip Ganassi. Going for the double -- win accorsi had Dario Franchitti. At the Indy 500 winning that race earlier today and Carl Edwards also moving from. 28 cup been to eighteen -- Michael talk about the fast pace and making changes here without a lot of cautions to be able to do that for. I would try to make him -- That you better charged in the top twenty like Carl Edwards has done Chris because the pace that Greg Biffle said he will find yourself a lap down and hurt. You can't give anything up but this Portugal went down to scramble might get it back. When you pitch if you check your crew chief Bob Clarke perfect the crew -- needs to work on -- -- you've got. To be adjusting your car -- the -- -- the track to finish games and let's get some thoughts from Larry for the -- with their own -- -- there's absolutely no question and drivers like Greg Biffle and their -- Jimmie Johnson their team they know even when. Leading you've got the start thinking about. In anticipation. The direction this -- coming out there and I know that 48 made that change and everything they -- -- -- -- just. He lost little time in the -- still in it but now he's the fastest car on the track. Who batted just it was necessary. At that point getting back bringing debate. That's because you anticipate. Not only the need. But these runs of green flag racing now this is the core of the last five Coca-Cola 600. With the green flag stretch of sixty laps for -- four out of five you know you're gonna have that first green flag stop it may be a second one. And have to plan to -- think we could just. Mike you have to be proactive and you can't even read yet we can't wait for the drivers are complaining right here in the middle of a ride in it so much time you got to be proactive. Fourth place he is coming up -- -- lap time drops and Jimmy Johnson that his defenses play corner. Little more shade on the track them work for. For a player a lot of drivers recording their cars are tight -- and and that's what golf you've won we're getting on in the and were you burning fuel -- -- -- -- games of the plate and that makes the cars where they don't return as well. But Jimmie Johnson's pit and -- You can't stand up for the last five races here remember how dominant 48 was before they -- the track. They had the advantage of that track that surface. When they resurface his track it's taken a couple of years to -- then don't look back and now they got fed up. -- -- Kurt Busch in the -- you want to hit gained a lot of ground remember this is a backup car. But now he is 24 of them balls on lap behind race leader Greg Biffle. Kurt Busch. In practice. Sing you the last minute to save the car and ending up in the amusement -- this is a common tactic of diving on the pit road for just. We ran 41 laps from that first run game we just crossed -- lap 82 so this is getting pretty close. Is scheduled stop and I think what's all. I've got some drivers. This Freddie Freddie TVQ is it Mike Prada and maybe gain something on these guys why don't you are there. Like mark. Truex junior. As he -- shave it past the start finish line. Down and -- number one. Back in the right sideline to. -- there in the back. But the thing in -- But if you see. Turning it turned great right now decided to went down when -- turn into turn three yard line. You can't see anything because the sun is shining right -- -- right into windshield and you just kind of flat spot there for just a couple of seconds. We'll watch you -- tricks here. We'll have a car watching when he gets on your return. And down the back -- hit it in the three. Right bury your little higher up becoming -- he's only saving par the front of our effort. It is flying. Tonight the Budweiser car sports a special red white blue paint scheme part of a summer edition. In which the brand will contribute a portion of all sale. Through July 7 to the folds of honor foundation. Providing educational scholarships for families of US military personnel killed or disabled. While serving your country. A great addition. Joey MacDonald -- again here comes Scott Speed Casey Mears and Steve. Your take. It's. -- on the racetrack. So tonight when I get. It's -- comes out of the pits Shepherd in along with the public on Victoria. Second round of green flag pit stops today those air pressure adjustments are critical. That that car at practice green. And so you can make a lot of changes to the car tightened it up loosen up if I had a little player take a little air out. Harvick got his way again. Along with -- Martin Truex. Dale Earnhardt junior -- -- -- -- That's your feeling I had two -- right now he's. Back Cadillac. Reuters saying this car is loose in my confidence a bit in -- -- that. -- -- -- It's. Not man. Tony Stewart Marcus Ambrose on pit road along Jimmie Johnson and others. Jeff Gordon missing it. And Kozlowski and very solid runs so far I'm Marcos Ambrose in the nineteenth he said that he just needs more security. Card entry and. Race -- it's. They're pretty hard and it seems like you're carrying one. Eric -- were rolling. Backups -- -- almost over this round of pit stops Greg Biffle remains on the racetrack along with Travis -- All of the holes that are saying the right. -- -- -- -- Few blocks away. -- struck -- takes out his car into the garage. Sold only David -- Has not -- in this sequence he was also the last driver to -- In the first round of green flag stops. The positioning Greg Biffle the sixteen was the end -- that much to believe he could afford the deed the last driver. Become the pit you know late one thing that I consider what's his race many many years not worry about his. Where you're just running -- -- again. Give their opponents so much quicker than everybody else but I don't see it lit up one -- -- just pushing pushing pushing. What -- seeing him safely -- to make it easier on him mandatory. This time prior to pit stop -- -- had a one point 22 lead over. He's lost half a second that lead as we continue under green and ninety realize. Coming up on 100. Laps complete. 43 degrees Celsius. Inside Tony's race car there's the thermometer. We'll do the -- The preferred. Nine -- plus 32 is 107 point six victory. Inside Tony Stewart's car. And that's happened to hit risk coming to be thank was down around his feet were the heat is off the floor -- -- probably 130. Degree that we I would. Let's have a look at felt last around the green flag pit stops learned. Again this two laps including -- in the pit road and the pit stop just like the last time top bush and his crew the eighteenth. Quicker than anyone you see the comparison here to Greg Biffle the sixteen. Now Kyle Busch's pit crew with a half a second quicker but you can see the difference is the second and a half. See here's the difference of the actual pit stop between the two roughly half a second. Problem is the way things are going he's probably one drop and I hope the things they bring heat makes it somewhat frail. Getting -- and off pit road under green and they've made some nice adjustments on the car and he has the quickest car one of the quickest cardinal racetrack a look at his progression through the field. Prior to this pit stop. He was ten seconds behind Greg Biffle. At this moment he's four point four seconds back so a big game. On that last round of stops and knows you know -- and say -- you city with the fans are now that you said he wouldn't but that's what that that's how it goes it gives him close. Somebody will be -- from a -- field kind of wearing her down here comes someone else but. We say somebody to fast car it depends on you know what they -- race. We've got a 103 laps. Green from the start of this race. No where near the record 1984. 220. Laps under green before the first caution Bobby Allison the race winner that year. Here's today's Ford F 150 -- lose track fans. In a row sweep here for four -- most of all time 48 cup wins here for the local Matt Kenseth won here last fall and today. Ford drivers have led every one of 404 laps so far. Big -- a bigger head a good pit stop. -- -- -- I'm five laps ago he almost knocked the walls down between turns one and two what's -- -- like -- Little tires. We'll brother mark -- Have a lot of -- things you do that parlor they have done that and I can think back to Bristol it's gonna be draft thing on the straightaway ahead of operation in the car was moving around. I'm not sure what's going on with the -- point two Corbett. They got a continuing issue here that they have got drawn to him. Eleventh place battle Kevin Harvick Jamie McMurray and Juan. And Martin Truex. -- and this Toyota. Back in the shade on the front straightaway. Debris high and turn over three wood just in the first caution period. Of this year's Coca-Cola 600 after 112. Laps. Well let's see what they'll do with just forty laps on those tires back. MI Picard is dominated much their race Greg Biffle no changes in the last start right now he met he should debating. Whether to make any change at all the debate still goes on we'll see and make that stop -- Kasey Kahne still talking about his race car being a little bit tight that is his biggest issue right now. Ranked as well as being hot inside -- race cars that I need to hold value sitting as far as. Phoenix it just a little tight in the center if. Berkman came in that Larry has been passing car. He has picked up when he spots. There's still work speed of the cars that are gonna adjust that. Hi this pit stop. Okay. -- Greg Biffle. In the race on the road and honestly I was not surprised to see a couple of drivers changed. Where at the end. Speeding penalty for Brad Kozlowski is dodge. Too fast exiting pit road you would have -- at night now he'll be 25 the last car on the lead lap. Well public Montoya was the first car one lap down at the time of caution. So his number 42 will be the aaron's lucky dog you don't need credit all you need is errands. And five drivers took the wave around and pass the pace cars we got one to go. Three of them will get back on the lead lap landed -- David Reagan and David -- This bit on Tony Stewart. There equipment guys but -- about the liberal but. Oh not given up on this I don't know about a bigger thing out of all of Canada and my biggest thing -- -- your. I'll -- it happening guys good. -- don't matter guys. And here we go. With two fresh tires Ambrose and what we're. Wait for the Steelers were back under green. And get tired of awful. Wrecked a couple of guys Ambrose clears the one car. Side and moving through pushed to second. But Murray hurt biffle Ford. Johnson -- Denny Hamlin. -- side by side Harvick and -- Bush wants the leadoff term born he's trying to Randall Ambrose came. -- account let's just get all the warmer so much better than Ambrose his best you down and bring him for the last time with his former press time. Follow up real quick they'll Tony Stewart you -- won't pump hope into the late season. Thank you can't against the bottom of the lake got a great pass here and great run here for 48 car what car McMurray would you can't look at on. I'm making my Tony city had a headache. Well they also took a good thing you. Good thing it was his head that he hit back at all right Jamie McMurray up on the high side -- -- -- -- That changed tires and victories guard. In remember Michael and Chris talk about things were one of the few drivers that we went just right -- police they know which side. Believes it would be the right side. -- back to the restart. And we're going to have a look at split Warner. Various Clint Boyer write about your streak. And get things back -- couple little -- in sidelined him. Yeah I got real ugly there for it from the BC right here I think bottleneck -- -- and -- that was ever. Reporter wrote about error. Wild thing wants the lead Kyle Busch underneath Marcus Ambrose. And here comes the bit up holding third for the moment. You know right now I think that -- three guys leading this race are probably three of the hardest Chargers. In the field tonight. These guys they go hard from the drop of the green to the checkered. Johnson and -- What his soon to be an 85 are playing for the front spot. Think Greg Biffle the sixteen running back your third he started to move up the racetrack a little bit Sidney can work. The guy that I think if you sit there watch. We're getting more it's running fifth slam crown. Sat in the catbird seat out. Again what a joke or -- You don't care about being. As the years when it's over not right now. What McMurray almost got run with the ball. Very calamity cornerbacks return. I -- Larry this is a different strategy we debuted last week but we're having you -- to get to the front last week it. Looks like Martin Truex. Junior running -- has been able. It's just it gives them. Jimmie Johnson for third against them room. About it and Ambrose today. Cars I know talking to a lot of the rookies we gotta battle the. Things they are points later he's back. Biffle has been in the fastest car most of the afternoon. And into the evening here. He has led 9825. Laps and -- that we don't really talk a lot of batted just point this season and every one of these guys wanna leave a -- They wanna get one of those points back. We get -- to come home and -- Back pins it underneath. It takes away. And it just appeared Jamie McMurray in the line that possibly he doesn't have a -- -- -- all I just wonder. Tired I think around there. He's just pay the price of only have a few. It's time. Don't want to create the car and how good -- very calming he is Donovan into the corner and a lot lower than anybody else watching right here. I mean he got down below the white landed -- -- -- -- Siena upset his car. You just -- -- doubted herself -- get so low rated really upset his car. He must not -- watched the Indianapolis 500 this afternoon where everybody who got the left side down the paint and nothing for -- I'm perfectly Kyle pushed the car is just absolutely be on entry and I'm exiting the car. Way too free at the beginning of this drug and they got right. Greg Biffle has now led more laps this season. Then he did all of last year. -- cola 600. Not at your best for. Prior to the caution we saw them. See I'm not sure that caution was coming out I'm not sure if maybe. Boyer -- slowed up and all the bigger and a 22 -- got into the back of him almost took him out. We don't race to the start finish line when the flag comes out. NASCAR measures each car's position at the last of their scoring loops of various places around the track that they crossed and that will determine. The running order under the caution. Lucky break for McMurray -- city and snaps and got a problem very great opportunity for him and just as bigger break for Tony Stewart who was the first car one lap down against the -- Fans of what did you hear you say Mike on the Phillies radio our boys I know we're not good but I'm not gonna give up what he went Tony Stewart says he's not gonna give up -- Good things happen. Still a 107 degrees inside that car. As pit road will be open this time. It looks like everyone will take advantage. -- And my guess we yet to -- -- pit road championship point leader Greg Biffle the upper left. They may go two tires debating back and forth -- says if anything. Freed me up just. Because the racetrack has slowly changed. Cigarettes go in the back -- meanwhile the eighteen of Busch's car to free when he got out front that's why. -- -- -- This into the -- staying. -- tiger's remarks there. Your next thing you know get some -- resistant and -- -- they shave his car's gotten a lot better. Kyle bush leaves the yard drive off pit road hole one driver stayed -- -- Jeff Gordon. Elected not to pick his Chevrolet that means there will be no way around on this -- it's all the lead lap cars.