Race Blog

Jimmie Johnson is Charlotte Motor Speedway royalty without his dominating win in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600. He swept both races at the track in 2004 and 2005 and sat on the pole in this race. But the win, his 3rd in the annual Memorial Day weekend race, meant just a little more than those in past years.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

Who were your picks to win the 2014 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway? Kyle Busch? (21st) Jimmie Johnson? (6th) Dale Earnhardt Jr.? (4th) Pole-sitter Carl Edwards? (5th) Kevin Harvick? (2nd). Sometimes the script is predictable (Johnson won it the last two years), but there's a reason we run the races - anything can happen.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

Race Capsule: Jeff Gordon has been the most consistent driver in 2014, with his only bad finish being last race at Talladega. He's the winningest active driver in the Sprint Cup Series. He'd won the first two races at Kansas Speedway in 2001 and 2002. But the wins haven't come often for the veteran in recent years. The monkey is off his back now.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

The Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway was a madhouse for most of its 188 laps. Denny Hamlin took his No. 11 FedEx Toyota to Victory Lane for the first time this season, as he was in front when NASCAR threw caution for a large chunk of debris from Justin Allgaier's (finished 27th) wreck on the penultimate lap.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull