Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

(photo by Garry Eller for Chevrolet)

Harvick wins, Chevrolet takes top three spots in wild race

At 600 miles, it was already the longest race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season. But the longest race got even longer Sunday, May 26, at Charlotte Motor Speedway when three red flags halted the event for 36 minutes and 11 caution flags further slowed the action. More than five hours after the green flag fell, Kevin Harvick escaped the wild night of racing to win the Coca-Cola 600.

In a 10-lap shootout to the finish, Harvick held off Kasey Kahne to bring his No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet SS home for the win ahead of Kahne’s No. 5 Time Warner Cable SS. The win moved Havick up three places in the series standings to 7th place overall.

It was Harvick’s 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup career win, his second of the 2013 season, and also his second time to visit Victory Lane at the Coca-Cola 600. (photo by Brian Lawdermilk for Chevrolet)