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Could Jamie McMurray hold off Kurt Busch in Charlotte? Find out who takes the checkered flag.
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Getting ready for green flag pit stops fifty to go in the Coca-Cola 600 and there is your leader Jamie McMurray won the Daytona 500 for Chip Ganassi racing and chip and -- The Daytona 500 winner in the Indy 500 winner earlier today in back Kansas. Making an early pick stubble coming up here on greens like hey it's it's it's a scheduled stop the testing what they thought that the seventy. He also lots of great. We're tired. And Kurt bush to again for the -- careers -- more than 200 laps she's won two previous races right behind Jamie McMurray -- so look at this final pit stop. At least without a caution period could decide the race -- the -- that -- racing were chemical problems don't want to hear about the kid picks up for these crews. And I think when you stop is going to be very important. How you come into partisan seventeen on pit road Dallas in between now and our points leader Kevin Hart. -- coming down pit road and so we got to figure out what he's gonna do on this pit stop and medio commands the latest on that not. The chassis adjustment. Is Kyle -- -- That's right now while. Myers last hit. Joe -- Joe McDonnell in Martin Truex making his stock. Ryan Newman Sawyer is away before losing -- Mark Martin. Completes his stop and yours Tony Stewart. Coming down the pit road Stewart was the leader he gives up the lead to David Reagan debate what could be his last stop of the night Steve. Get -- restaurant job. Tony Stewart. The only cars that have not stop start David Reagan Dale Earnhardt junior and Denny Hamlin. Of those cars that are on the lead lap. David Rubin had a terrible time giving -- his pit box tonight you know Carl Carl Edward was coming out and gruden was coming in almost collided -- costing a lot of times. Reagan will surrender the lead. -- that means. Dale Earnhardt junior will be this race for the first time tonight. At Dale Earnhardt junior can go about another six left because he pitted on that last coliseum would have that David Reagan did. -- and Denny Hamlin. Last stop the last 310. 46 laps or don't leave this race at giving him is gonna come to pit -- the problems they announce they are here thank you don't. Caution -- given up about a second. After those first time. Earnhardt continues to circulate this Hamlin. Who had his problems -- Jimmie Johnson responded did he had to go to the grass to miss him. They've recovered from back to see the tape on the nose and he gets first pick boxing match. And I'm pretty much Ben Johnson he has been tied for the rest of the races tried to free him up every stop another. -- judgment on this now. There was one. Dale Earnhardt junior is the only driver. This green flag pit stop and -- Kasey Kahne. Trying to get five. -- lap three it. Two to 360. Fuel but keep seeing fresh tires on the bottom -- -- came in that car and you just. Jamie McMurray. Went down on Casey mears. And try to rebound of a first and second place car. But he has fourteen seconds behind Dale Junior yeah he's good driving away from his coaches and Syria I think. Which is Kurt Busch in the -- -- -- drive and often leaving him but there's 12 between second and third about fifteen seconds behind between Earnhardt junior. -- show you this junior comes off turn number. Former. And it's about half a -- Back to JB van and he gets rid of 3166. Back here at third and 37 feet. Here's a -- the orange car. And about a second. Behind him comes Kurt Busch. And right at this moment. -- is quicker with forty laps to go but did you got them to lose coming -- -- -- latest hand all the way out of the okay and he almost did right there. Looking -- the -- right. That was pretty ugly. Scott Speed just made -- -- Still only thanks to be his last stop them. He's given up a lot of time and might consider he did anything to lose my. Oh this is win these drivers. -- really starts to ramp it up and start giving up only. Here in here. Scott Taylor in most cases. Cars as good as it means you worked hard all night. You gotta do good you gonna get it and now it's all in the drive. Give me all you can. Casey mears to Cubs -- On the last pit stop. -- shot Tony Stewart coming out and watch the Cleveland. Right -- gets caught fire the rear by the rehearse for. But Stewart's car since one of great vehicles through. To the ground. And here Steve. And might be injured Bruins have been McDowell the rear tire. -- -- -- Spirits he was smiling but he wasn't my thing. Guys on the team. Devin McDowell the rear tire carrier. She sparks coming from the right revealed junior's car everytime he goes off and something his hitting the racetrack. Really have a ligament. Back of the car look mighty blow -- say bad. The other into the speedway when he goes in the appears to be either -- or could you tell like. At the track -- the wealthiest keep that in the game you'll hear the driver volatile and talk about. Right here you go up and over yards they have to -- -- -- maybe -- -- Right side -- -- -- -- junior leads ten laps of this race. And now failing to get a caution. Comes in for what could be his final stop of the night. With a 35 laps to go home. And here is Kristen. Trying to beat them so get their driver when he. Back on the -- forty I. He wants yeah. Even stay on the lead lap and appears. Likely that dropped down out of the top twenty. Seattle hoping to get back up this that you're not because there -- my. -- Danny white car owner -- is on the apron there coming from the way you make up there not been done -- Constant like bill would. Three laps to go. -- 600. -- McMurray and his first season back with Chip Ganassi team. One minute. And he's out in front tonight like two seconds over Kurt Busch and his best finish this great sport. In 2000 floor. And that's right here let him might hilarious if you're teaching your league this race and you come -- back corner he saved wobbled. Don't want Iraq. They're great for no reason. The times have we seen that we're hearing on the bottom. Carved out you just kind of hold your car around. Carr is a little freedom McGinley. Didn't wanna go left out here comes Dale Junior on fresh tires trying to get his lap back. In the super -- the second place car. 02 three. Think Jamie was saying maybe get loose all that was hurt. Back to Matt Kenseth in third 97 seconds awfully. Wait a you -- their mechanical. Burdens on -- night job tonight I thought he thought but he had a car to win this race here for a good while. But two in the -- and I've just picked up the pace so much. -- respect over the top five. Been there all night long. Most consistent -- -- all night long. Last year's winner. And Kyle Busch has fought back from adversity some of -- self imposed. A pit road collision. He was coming out of Houston. He's now ten seconds off the lead. Along with -- Clint Boyer. The seventh started to feel. Big crash or -- exam room. And that changes everything went 24 laps ago. I don't think it's gonna play under the one scorers in the hands. He's just ten -- good on the short runs. Only three starts. Perfect for the two though -- he's pretty good. And what is seven. Up by the wall you know he just gets after the behind lose -- and this coming comes around -- can't -- But you know what Mike at this point if you sit who's gonna win this race. I'll have a clue and the government does anybody in -- -- him right now could win this race. For the third time tonight at Hamlin -- the free past that's called being in the right place the right time. Those are things him he looked back gone in -- championship. And the thing about it Dale Earnhardt junior and -- was much -- tire was really and in the end that's. It's time for the caution came. Wow. It's hard. The right side of the strength. But to all four tires up off the ground and Ambrose. The Tasmanian is okay. And out of the car. Their Rose up and then here they come to -- And Bono told his driver. Close to the wall -- does it. Guess if they got very much. Did the right side tires only for Mac can't that he wants track position right sides only. Still I started clapping me neither driver Greg let's keep -- -- one. Right side tires only -- Kyle Busch in the city you. Need to turn medical center of the corner. Kyle Busch. Well today it was kind of a no brainer goal with two tires we only had about twenty laps but. The champ car Kurt Busch Matt kids of the seven think they peaked at one car off pit road that time. Yeah this is not working out well for Jamie Mac at home. Brad Kozlowski to fast entering held serve peddling. And let's show you what -- was talking about the this year is Kyle Busch. Am. Almost takes zone -- them. Had a big big defeated drug that -- got within that have been another -- 22 laps to go home. What happened next. -- -- -- -- -- -- Wild canoneers. That's a long time for Davis -- together in this sport. -- zero has been okay. So I'll -- you know. It's good. That's been our great pleasure every step of the way to bring this spring sports to your living rooms each week. Thanks to everyone makes it possible. Twenty laps to go home at Charlotte motor speedway and Kevin McDowell the rear tire carrier for Greg Biffle -- is being transported to a local hospital for observation. And treatment. New players at the front because. Jeff Gordon. Mark Martin and Ryan Newman did not pit they've chosen track position over fresh tires. And they had about twenty laps almost tired you know what. Thought I think it's a bad gamble. Who -- I mean Mark Martin talk about him all night long but watch wheel spin on these -- restart for the -- -- Tires they pick up a lot of debris. Green flag. Nineteen ago. Green line calls borders who's in the middle come on par. Had to be -- Birdie in 31 car he got bad blues on the house that is gonna. Call 31 looks like he got to left rear tire down there he's got trouble. Here comes McMurray though pounding on the outside. Passing Jeff Gordon and moving to second. We weren't. Bush Cheney -- this is exactly like I thought it would play out its new car is really really fast. For about twenty laps and that's about why we got to go here. Jeff Burton has to come to -- the room what a shame what a great race driven. To this point. Burton was third at 500 miles it was a left rear tire. And Kyle Busch moves ahead of Ryan Newman and back into the top five and let these guys all hit very very aggressive. We well know at this point -- right so I don't think we've seen our last caution flag. -- -- -- -- -- -- You know what this reminds me out. Last Saturday night yeah. Bush was 310. You know what he knows. He's got to give him being big Casey get them don't right now because McMurray well at chasing back down back here. 24 cars on the lead lap. Sixteen laps to go big a lot of cars coming out. Caution. He could come right up the middle of this match. In this these guys. Position is a small lead lap cars only from Ruegamer but right now we've got this battle for third Kyle -- the eighteenth. Goes about those two hit. Find out one got a car -- restart it be that guy and an eighteen he can get it done on cold tires. He gets takes advantage of every situation normal restart Kyle Busch clears Jeff Gordon and his two point nine seconds behind with a fifty. These guys did not pitch lap traffic or mail it got to forty clean racetrack in front. McMurray is gonna get to Busch -- at the very end of the straight. Don't know we gonna give him or not he's gonna get to me. Kansas Boyer and -- look at this pile right here. Trying to get past Ryan Newman the seventh place on the 39. They're seven pit strategy paid off pretty good you got you -- Martinsville in the top five didn't come to -- road and I think what these guys are battling. You guys just look what if they're in the top. This is the first half. Almost been in the top tandem. Campaign. We consider earlier on you know watching community around it to finish but. Lot of -- being -- fourth in the front and they were fourth and fifth and here's mr. where did he come from Harvard back and playing in twelve plays. Working on -- got on me. Inside. And the seventy. Listen you guys have a history of racing to. Some big get down in the corner but talk Harvick Scott defensive line. Eleventh yanks can blow world that was close. Almost too. Cost him a little bit of speed offense corner fill out the seventh seeded Kansas. Fight back on the outside but I believe that the 49ers -- being around the bottom. Twelve laps to go -- eleven and get back fourth place Mark Martin goes after his Hendrick teammate Jeff Gordon. You don't have Jeff Gordon and at 24 car heat seeking come out of here with a top seven Venus and I think you'll feel like. And -- was irritated and anywhere near the front all night. Harvick gave up tenth and eleventh. Fell back behind -- Have McMurray was just a little bit quicker because of bush but it -- There's nobody that's about would've flipped the switch is flipped. The two start to slow down in the one start to speed up and he starts digging into that lead. It's one point one seconds. -- ten laps to go. It's gonna be so close. And other half but can't drive there he needs more than a tenth a lap. To be there at the checkered flag. And I saw him the last time I'll turn fullback during that -- -- sounds so easy it's a tenth of a second line between what's too. You -- Penske Racing again next week. So that all they have named Nina Garcia and your play on again tonight -- Coke 600 that is cool. Is great race team owners and his two greatest racing series. I think fighting each other or both win this afternoon and evening and can't run at third having his car owners not to champion. Want to Daytona 500 he won the Super Bowl won the championship. The fourth place car Mark Martin this car. We got some amazing problems in the sport. He's hit mayor Larry he's starting to smell the draft that one glorious. He'd be about over -- hit the the second. That lap traffic. -- -- And his clothes in France. Don't know like what I'm saying he's gonna get the ball. Larry he over drove me so bad that I drove it -- iron catalog plus a little bit of time no game 12. With seven ago he over drove third turn the car took -- up -- you with the cost -- a little bit of time. On -- -- McMurray bringing gives the gap on and there are a second -- so so hard. Meanwhile Harvick trying to hard to get in the top ten. Racing. Harvick may make the pass -- this time. I'm in their Kasey Kahne in the Norman -- 43 both comfortably down. Boy I think that is a feel sorry for Jamie I'm coming he had given it's been traveling so. You can see that animal -- fair it's it's sweet kid just ever so slightly is gonna run out of time. Kurt Busch is not looking back. -- picked up on last Saturday night's All-Star win with a car that had been in the wall earlier in the race. And which NASCAR took. Full inspection they didn't get a good chance in the early part. Commensurate and see what they might transferred to this carport tonight whenever the magic was. They put it in this -- -- this -- this just played right into the two Carr's hands that last caution was hit a perfect time for him. In the waiting at his -- -- If that's the -- didn't -- -- already won the battle off pit road. Was a big game too. Jamie McMurray came in her seventeenth in Sprint Cup points. Trying to leave here fifteenth in the standings. Wow Kurt Busch six could gain three spots tonight I don't think kitchen ceiling. With the effort that McMurray denied having his cars run so well -- -- -- and pretty impressive. And you know what they're all the way that Jamie rant at Darlington and Dover finish second at Talladega maybe this. I got it may make the chase in 2000 Tino he's working on glaring question about that you know. Romanian are working well together right now and tonight -- Led four times as many laps as he has led -- total in his seven previous appearances in the 600. This goes straight to the top of the charts as far as performances from both of those -- on here both the driver Kurt Busch. Never had a tough -- finish in the Coke 600. From his crew chief has been pretty good over here in Japan. I'll say then you need panicked ran off again tonight Steve Eddington has been a real good job. Turner missed -- fifty program into what -- you know. Intense of a second he is also breathe. Yet oh so far on the racetrack there's -- betting the crap they're making. Joe Gibbs racing. From Kyle Busch. Kurt Busch's Penske Racing for 2000. Been here being -- also be impressed with the eighteen Carlin. Overcome all the adversity they didn't and he said here he's gonna come home and third place that's an impressive run as well. Worry -- -- down to 87 hundreds. A big flag off turn four last time. Agonizingly close need a fifth giving Chip Ganassi the Memorial Day double. Well the old vortex there I don't. I doubt -- -- get better way to play better there. Roger Penske prove. She wins the Coca-Cola 600. Jamie McMurray and Kyle this. Mark Martin David -- of the top five and Jeff Gordon Clint Boyer and Paul and. That work. Bring him home from. You are hanging there like bad. Do what got off and everything else I appreciate it they've been. Still I -- Don't tell anyone no -- tonight everything okay. -- -- becomes the seventh driver to win the All-Star race and the 600 Xavier didn't take advantage. Dick -- with Chip Ganassi. First Indianapolis second here at the smiles as at all. It's there's a great race every Jimmie did a great job. The best -- -- and -- and I can't stay away from everybody okay nobody Jets beat beat me tonight. -- -- -- -- I think things. Right away. Cola 600. Fact this is the first. Sprint Cup point race win for Roger Penske. Sure it's nobody's teams safeties on the show tonight. It's really well is. Ten is no top fives -- now oh win. He dominated this race is like he becomes -- instigating guess you -- -- this race but in those closing laps you needed that cautioning you needed your team to step up. That's right I mean it's unbelievable Lexus is a team effort I mean I get the -- job of driving an awesome. Miller Lite -- like this was -- mean. This is just a great team and a great move right now with what we did a few weeks back and you've seen adding to his brilliant Dave Winston he has these greens on this team and everybody just pulls the growth in the same direction I mean. It's just unbelievable that to have a car I was sick that good in. Has been memorial then all of a lot about the troops all day long and nobody in my Chris is fair to -- hear us right now went. -- all the men and women that serve and protect our freedom thank you aren't. We'll be celebrating tomorrow on the lake and everybody should stop by their convenience stores and did. These Miller -- -- does but. Finals that's not lie about not do is they are glad Dodds. I know that problem for you -- -- has always been that transition date tonight how did you complete game. Different this time around our. Went all the way around are also set out how I felt like that was the best best car at ninth and or whatever struggles you have during the day we would -- And man the car was good in the days I'm scared I was -- all race long it. It was gonna dominate the first part and then lose it towards the end and they're very kept us honest hard given that. But it's when things go your way and with things continue to click click we need to caution we got it. It's amazing I'm the good lord bless his like their self pace all the fans it's a wonderful deal and the foxes of the coverage in. Spring and they do a fantastic job with our sport and all of our associates sponsors and -- that discount -- -- -- PPG line next police does that help make this happen dodge especially it's. The -- and we think we're behind -- and dodged it. Most important -- Roger has Ontario I thought about that Ganassi car behind me he wasn't gonna -- buzz thanks a lot. The captain may have come up short in the Indy 500 not.