Sport Winners and losers after Coca-Cola 600
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— Late caution sent the Coca-Cola 600 into overtime. When pitted, Brad Keselowski assumed the top spot. . He said he considers five Cup races as crown jewels: Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600, Southern 500, Brickyard 400 and the Bristol night race. He’s won them all but the Daytona 500.
— His third-place finish was his best result since placing second in the Daytona 500.
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— Overcame a speeding penalty to place fourth. It marked his fourth consecutive top-five finish in the Coca-Cola 600 after having only three such finishes in his first 13 starts in the race.
— He finished fifth, extending his streak of consecutive top-10 finishes to 12, dating back to last season.
— He scored his first career Cup top-10 finish, placing ninth.
— and potentially other team members as a penalty for ballast falling out of his car before the race. Among those races are Bristol (where he won last year’s night race) and Martinsville (where he was fourth in last year’s playoff race).
— Runner-up finish vanished after . By finishing last, he will start Wednesday’s race last at Charlotte. Team can appeal.
NASCAR all alone on motorsports biggest day of racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled. The Indianapolis 500 is postponed until August.Only the Coca-Cola 600 is still scheduled as planned.The most celebrated day in motorsports has been whittled down to the third course, 600 miles around Charlotte Motor Speedway in NASCAR's longest race of the year. What began as the World 600 in 1959 became the nightcap to a spectacular day of automobile racing treasured annually by fans.The Sunday before Memorial Day begins in the French Riviera as Formula One races the streets of Monaco.
Chase Elliott — What a disheartening week for Elliott. He was wrecked while running second late at Darlington. A few days later, he led with the end of the 600 in sight when teammate spun to bring out a caution. Elliott then gave up the lead to pit. and finished second after Jimmie Johnson’s car was disqualified.
— Car’s handling went away late, ruining a night where he won two stages and led 164 laps. The result was a 19th-place finish. On the good side, it puts him on the front row for Wednesday’s race with the top 20 finishers inverted.
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