Kyle Busch ROLLS – The only driver who all could possess beaten Kyle Busch.
The former series champion produced no errors, however, and he won the 600 in okay fashion, taking all stages and coasting to his fourth victory of the growing season.
The win enabled Busch to complete a significant portion of his resume. CMS was the only monitor on the Glass circuit where he previously not won a genuine point race.
Busch led 377 of the race’s 400 laps and was hardly ever seriously challenged at the front end.
“This one’s very particular. I don’t believe there’s whatever can top Homestead, with this is of what the championship is merely,” Busch said. “However the Coke 600, I’ve dreamt of the competition since I was a youngster, and having the ability to win this Coca Cola 600 is phenomenal. It’s a little boy’s desire come true.
“I thank NASCAR for allowing me to come out here and win this race of my dreams, and I don’t know if it’s ever been done but the first one to check off all the tracks, and get it all done. I don’t want to go to any new ones, but holy moly, I really like the red, blue and white schemes and what that means, our heroes, whether they’re fighting for all of us now or whether they’re fallen heroes.”
STAGE 3 – Kyle Busch easily won the race’s other stage, finishing a second in front of teammate Erik Jones.
BLANEY BLAZING – Ryan Blaney’s Ford burst into flames 20 laps from the end of the third stage, bringing out a caution. Blaney was not injured.
LARSON SLIDES IN TURN ONE – Kyle Larson, working fourth, lost control of his Chevrolet in turn one on lap 272, and his spin brought out the ninth caution. He avoided major damage and stayed on the lead lap.
YELLOW FOR BUESCHER – Chris Buescher caused the eighth caution of the race when a tire problem sent him into the wall on lap 258.
GAULDING SPINS – Gray Gaulding lost control of his car in turn four on lap 226 and spun off the frontstretch, causing the seventh caution.
SECOND STAGE – The race reached its halfway point at lap 200 with Busch winning the second stage. Following in the top 10 were Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman and Erik Jones.
JOHNSON, LOGANO SLIDE – A restart accident on lap 120 involved frontrunners Johnson and Joey Logano. Johnson slid through change three after contact with Hamlin, and Logano also proceeded to go into a slide attempting in order to avoid traffic in the incident area. Both motorists continued on the business lead lap.
STAGE One particular – Kyle Busch dominated the to begin four stages, leading 94 of 100 laps and finishing the stage 1.2 seconds before second-place Ryan Blaney. Pursuing in the very best 10 had been Larson, Truex Jr., Johnson, Almirola, Bowyer, Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Erik Jones.
HARVICK RETIRES EARLY – A left front tire concern sent Kevin Harvick in to the turn-four wall structure on lap 83, leading to the next caution. Harvick acquired advanced from 39th place at race begin to fourth. He parked, closing his shot at scoring a than consecutive earn.
Harvick said he was off to the races prior to the nagging problem. “The car really was, fast really,” he said. “We emerged completely the pack. I can’t complain about anything that’s happened this season. We need to take the nice with the bad.”
DILLON CAUSES Initial CAUTION – A blown best back tire sent Austin Dillon right into a slide on lap 37 and sparked the race’s initial caution period.
FINALE OF A ‘TRIPLEHEADER’ – The 600’s green flag marked the beginning of the day’s last of three major races on the biggest motorsports day time of the year. Daniel Ricciardo won the Monaco Grand Prix to start the day, and Will Power roared to his 1st Indianapolis 500 win at midday.
MILITARY SALUTE – Hundreds of military staff participated in the speedway’s total annual Memorial Day time weekend salute to the armed solutions. Pre-race ceremonies included the arrival of military helicopters near pit road and service users unfolding two large U.S. flags during the national anthem.