2014 Coca-Cola 600

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2014 Coca-Cola 600
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 12 of 36 in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Layout of Charlotte Motor Speedway
Layout of Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date May 25, 2014 (2014-05-25)
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 400 laps, 600 mi (965.606 km)
Weather Partly cloudy with a high temperature around 78 °F (26 °C); wind out of the southwest at 7 mph (11 km/h)
Average speed 145.484 mph (234.134 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 27.705
Most laps led
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 164
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox & PRN
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds (Television)
Doug Rice and Mark Garrow (Booth)
Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Wendy Venturini (3 & 4) (Turns) (Radio)
Nielsen Ratings 4.1/9 (Final)
3.8/8 (Overnight)
6.956 Million viewers[11]

The 2014 Coca-Cola 600, the 55th running of the event, was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on May 25, 2014, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 400 laps on the 1.5 miles (2.4 km) oval, it was the twelfth race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Jimmie Johnson won the race, his first of the season and fourth overall Coca-Cola 600 win, while Kevin Harvick finished second and Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray rounded out the top five. The top rookies of the race were Austin Dillon (16th), Kyle Larson (18th) and Cole Whitt (27th).

Previous race

Two weeks prior at Kansas Speedway, Jeff Gordon held off a last lap charge by Kevin Harvick to win the 5-hour Energy 400. The first night Cup race at Kansas Speedway was delayed about 30 minutes by rain, saw a bank of backstretch lights go out and featured two multi-car crashes. It ended with Gordon, the points leader, scoring his 89th career Sprint Cup victory. "I don't know what it is about this team, this '24' car and us here at Kansas on inaugural days, but I love this place," Gordon said. "What an incredible job ... by this race team. They have been giving me the best racecars all year long. I'm going to be 43 year this, but I feel like I'm 25." Kevin Harvick had one of the strongest cars and was leading before he made his final pit stop but exited behind Gordon and couldn’t get around him the rest of the race, finishing second. "What put us in second is I just didn't get down pit road very good. I was paying attention to the fuel pressure gauge instead of the pit lights."[12]

Report

Background

Charlotte Motor Speedway, the race track where the race was held.

The track, Charlotte Motor Speedway, is a four-turn quad-oval track that is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long.[13] The track's turns are banked at twenty-four degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is five degrees. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also had a five degree banking.[13] The racetrack has seats for 134,000 spectators.[13] The defending race winner from 2013 was Kevin Harvick.

Kurt Busch ran the Indianapolis 500 on the same day as the Coca-Cola 600 and started the race in the number 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. In the event Busch could not arrive at the track in time, the team had Parker Kligerman ready to race in Busch's stead. This was the first time a driver attempted the Memorial Day weekend double since Robby Gordon did so in 2004.

Entry list

The entry list for the Coca-Cola 600 was released on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:37 a.m. Eastern time. Forty-five drivers were entered for the race.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer Starts Best finish
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 11 2nd
2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Team Penske Ford 4 5th
3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 0
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 13 1st
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 10 1st
7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 0
9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 5 6th
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 2 35th
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8 2nd
12 Ryan Blaney (i) Team Penske Ford 0
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 11 1st
14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 15 3rd
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 8 7th
16 Greg Biffle Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 11 2nd
17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 2 11th
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10 3rd
20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14 1st
21 Trevor Bayne (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 2 16th
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 5 3rd
23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 0
24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21 1st
26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 0
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 7 8th
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 13 2nd
32 Blake Koch (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 0
33 Brian Scott (i) Circle Sport Chevrolet 0
34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 7 2nd
36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 4 4th
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 7 20th
40 Landon Cassill (i) Circle Sport Chevrolet 3 18th
41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 13 1st
42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 0
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 2 16th
44 J. J. Yeley (i) Xxxtreme Motorsports Chevrolet 6 2nd
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 6 5th
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 12 1st
51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 0
55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 6 5th
66 Joe Nemechek (i) Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 19 6th
77 Dave Blaney Randy Humphrey Racing Ford 14 14th
78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 7 9th
83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota 0
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 16 4th
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 5 32nd
98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 2 26th
99 Carl Edwards Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 9 3rd
Official entry list
Key Meaning
(R) Rookie
(i) Ineligible for points
(PC#) Past champions provisional

Practice

First practice results

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was the fastest in first practice with a time of 27.941 and a speed of 193.264 mph (311.028 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.941 193.264
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.101 192.164
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.123 192.014
Official first practice results

Qualifying

Jimmie Johnson won the pole with a time of 27.705 and a speed of 194.911 mph (313.679 km/h).[14] “We’ve watched other cars get faster through qualifying sessions,’’ Johnson said. “That’s something the (Hendrick Motorsports) cars really haven’t had a lot. We did that tonight. We’re hitting on some things that should help us run faster longer.’’[14] Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick didn't get a lap in before time expired in the final round and started eleventh and twelfth as a result.[14] “We had a big miscommunication tonight and didn’t get @KevinHarvick off of pit road in time to run a lap in the final qualifying session,’’ Childers tweeted. “Apologies to all of the sponsors and fans. We will make sure it doesn’t happen again.’’[14] While three of the Hendrick cars made it to the final round of qualifying, Jeff Gordon didn't make it out of the first round.[14] “It just disappoints us,’’ Gordon said of his qualifying performance. “We know our car is much better than this. These are about as challenging conditions as you can have when you have a really hot day like this and the sun goes down and it’s a total guessing game. We guessed wrong. We just missed the setup. The car has plenty of speed in it, so I’m not concerned about the race.’’[14] The two drivers who failed to qualify were Dave Blaney and J. J. Yeley.

Qualifying results

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.171 27.899 27.705
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.294 27.969 27.754
3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.165 27.958 27.890
4 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.118 27.750 27.931
5 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.260 27.973 27.944
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.171 27.823 27.962
7 18 Kyle Busch[N 1] Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.127 27.762 27.966
8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.172 28.020 28.056
9 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.133 28.005 28.173
10 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.183 28.014 28.232
11 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.845 27.841 0.000
12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.222 27.994 0.000
13 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.176 28.024
14 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.187 28.054
15 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 28.063 28.061
16 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.047 28.121
17 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.056 28.133
18 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.092 28.136
19 33 Brian Scott (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.156 28.142
20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.164 28.150
21 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.292 28.168
22 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.247 28.424
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.185 28.540
24 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.245 29.293
25 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.296
26 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.383
27 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.470
28 41 Kurt Busch[N 2] Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.488
29 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 28.494
30 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 28.549
31 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 28.554
32 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.562
33 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.612
34 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.642
35 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.654
36 83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota 28.659
37 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 28.684
38 66 Joe Nemechek Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 28.729
39 7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.753
40 40 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 28.791
41 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.845
42 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.894
43 32 Blake Koch Go FAS Racing Ford 29.043
Did not qualify
44 44 J. J. Yeley Team XTREME Racing Chevrolet 28.714
45 77 Dave Blaney Randy Humphrey Racing Ford 28.855
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)

Second practice

Carl Edwards was the fastest in second practice with a time of 28.008 and a speed of 192.802 mph (310.285 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.008 192.802
2 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.069 192.383
3 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 28.084 192.280
Official second practice results

Final practice

Kyle Busch was the fastest in final practice with a time of 28.626 and a speed of 188.640 mph (303.587 km/h) in the final practice session. However, he had to start at the back of the field, after crashing during the session, which necessitated a change to a backup car. Joe Gibbs Racing were able to get Busch's backup onto the track for the final 20 minutes of final practice. In his first run Busch radioed that the backup was "not even close to the other one," but by the end the driver was turning competitive laps that would keep him in contention. "We got the backup on the race track, and he ran some decent laps. They were competitive," Jimmy Makar said. "I think it's a good race car, so I think we should be in OK shape there. There were a couple of really fast cars in practice today that you'll have to contend with. But we'll have something he can race with, for sure."[15]

Points leader Jeff Gordon sat out the final practice session due to back spasms. In fact, he only ran 11 laps in the second session before getting out of the car. "It doesn't do me any good to be out there in the car right now especially when the car is as good as it is," Gordon told Fox Sports 1. "It's really about getting prepared for 600 miles. I have no doubts that I can be in this car and be competitive if I take it easy over the next 24 hours." Gordon had a similar problem before the 2009 Coca-Cola 600, where he underwent a facet block procedure a few days before the event. Gordon suffered back spasms Thursday during qualifying. With no track activity Friday, Gordon rested his back but was still in pain Saturday. "I know he'll do everything he can to get in there and go," crew chief Alan Gustafson said about Gordon driving in the race. Nationwide Series championship leader Regan Smith was on standby if Gordon was not able to run the entire race. "We've tested a lot with Regan and have a really good baseline," Gustafson said, noting Smith drove Gordon's car at the NASCAR test at Charlotte in December. "We're real confident knowing what he'll need as far as the car drives."[16]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.626 188.640
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.683 188.265
3 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.747 187.846
Official final practice results

Race

The Coca-Cola 600 was scheduled to start at 6:18 p.m. but started five minutes late with Jimmie Johnson leading the field to the green flag.

Johnson surrendered the lead on lap 48 to make his first stop of the race. Brad Keselowski assumed the lead.

Keselowski ducked onto pit road on lap 49 and the lead cycled back to Johnson. During the cycle, Marcos Ambrose had to serve a pass-through penalty after an uncontrolled tire left his pit box.

Kevin Harvick took the lead on lap 76.

Harvick hit pit road on lap 96 and handed the lead back to Jimmie Johnson.

Johnson stopped the next lap and the lead cycled back to Kevin.

After going caution-free for the first 108 laps, debris in turn 3 brought out the first caution of the race. Kevin Harvick swapped the lead with Jimmie Johnson, with the former being pitted behind the start/finish line, but exited pit road with the lead.

The race restarted on lap 114.

Debris on the backstretch brought out the second caution of the race on lap 148. As it was the previous caution, Harvick swapped the lead with Johnson. Only this time, Jimmie exited with the lead.

The race restarted on lap 154.

The third caution of the race flew on lap 164 when David Gilliland cut down his right-front tire and slammed the wall in turn 1. Brad Keselowski opted not to pit when the leaders did and moved back to the lead.

The race restarted on lap 170.

Kevin Harvick took back the lead on lap 192.

Harvick hit pit road on lap 213 and handed the lead to Jeff Gordon.

Gordon dove onto pit road on lap 214 and handed the lead to teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Earnhardt, Jr. pitted the next lap and the lead went to Jamie McMurray. Teammate Kyle Larson cut down his right-front tire but made it to pit road without any hiccups.

McMurray gave up the lead to pit on lap 216 and Kevin Harvick cycled back to the front.

Debris on the backstretch brought out the fourth caution of the race on lap 223. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. didn't pit with the leaders and assumed the lead.

The race restarted on lap 228.

The fifth caution of the race flew on lap 235 when Marcos Ambrose cut down his right-rear tire and spun out exiting turn 4. Landon Cassill got turned by Josh Wise trying to avoid Ambrose. Brian Scott, trying to avoid the spinning Ambrose as well, tagged the wall, bounced into Danica Patrick, hooked her and sent her into the wall. She didn't suffer any damage tagging the wall, but she tore up the left-rear corner panel. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. stopped during the caution period and Jamie McMurray moved to the head of the line.

The race restarted on lap 242.

McMurray hit pit road on lap 271 and handed the lead to Matt Kenseth.

The sixth caution of the race flew on lap 274 when Kurt Busch, who had been dealing with dropped cylinders, blew an engine on the backstretch. Busch, who finished sixth in the Indianapolis 500, would finish a disappointing 40th.[17] "It acted like it swallowed three cylinders all at once," he said. "It's kind of a shame. It symbolizes how tough it has been for (my NASCAR) team. I thought it was great racing in traffic. The feel of the stock car right after driving the IndyCar is a feeling I'll never forget."[17] Kurt ended completing 907 of the 1,100 combined miles that make up the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600.[17] Kenseth and Jeff Gordon swapped the lead on pit road, with the former pitted behind the start/finish line, but Jimmie Johnson found himself back in the lead.

The race restarted on lap 283.

The seventh caution of the race flew on lap 286 when Danica Patrick, who was dealing with the same ailments that plagued her teammate Kurt Busch, blew an engine exiting turn 4 and slammed the wall.

The race restarted on lap 294 and Matt Kenseth made his way to the lead.

Jimmie Johnson passed Kenseth in turn 1 to take back the lead on lap 312.

Johnson surrendered the lead to pit on lap 331 and handed the lead to Brad Keselowski.

Keselowski pitted with 57 laps to go and Aric Almirola assumed the lead.

Almirola ducked onto pit road with 56 laps to go and the lead cycled back to Jimmie Johnson.

Johnson made his final pit stop with 27 laps to go and handed the lead to his teammate Jeff Gordon.

Gordon pitted the next lap and handed the lead to Carl Edwards.

The eighth caution of the race flew with 22 laps to go after Alex Bowman slammed the wall in turn 3. Edwards pitted and handed the lead back to Gordon.

The race restarted with 17 laps to go and Jeff Gordon on two new tires couldn't hold off Matt Kenseth with four.

Jimmie Johnson took the lead with nine laps to go and pulled away from Kevin Harvick to score his first win of the season and first points win at Charlotte Motor Speedway since 2009.[18] In the process, he broke a tie with Bobby Allison for the most wins at Charlotte.[18] “There are more people fretting about things than myself,” said Johnson. “I mean what 12 races? Give me a break. Obviously it’s great to win and we are very happy to win here especially in the backyard of Hendrick Motorsports, Lowe’s headquarters is just up the road as well. I was happy to get by the No. 24 (Jeff Gordon) and then the No. 20 (Kenseth). I wasn't sure I was going to get by both of them, but I did and brought this baby home."[18] “Yeah. We had a fast car all night,” said Harvick. “Just kind of fumbled again on pit road. Got behind, got a lap down. We needed a 700 mile race to get back to where we needed to be.”[18] “Got a good restart, got out front,” said Kenseth. “Unfortunately didn't have enough speed to hold off Jimmie and Kevin and hang on to win.”[18]

Race results

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 48
2 11 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 400 43
3 12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 42
4 22 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 41
5 26 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 400 40
6 16 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 400 38
7 27 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 38
8 21 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 36
9 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 35
10 2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 400 35
11 13 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Toyota 400 34
12 8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 400 32
13 18 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 400 31
14 3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 399 30
15 42 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 399 29
16 32 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 399 28
17 5 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 399 27
18 25 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 398 26
19 10 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 398 26
20 14 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 398 0
21 24 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 398 23
22 6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 398 22
23 20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 398 21
24 34 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 398 20
25 15 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 398 19
26 23 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 397 18
27 31 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 397 17
28 39 7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 396 16
29 7 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 396 15
30 30 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 396 14
31 35 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 395 13
32 33 32 Brian Scott Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 395 0
33 29 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 392 11
34 38 66 Joe Nemechek Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 390 0
35 43 32 Blake Koch Go FAS Racing Ford 390 0
36 40 40 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 382 0
37 17 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 378 7
38 36 83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota 303 6
39 4 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 281 5
40 28 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 271 4
41 37 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 229 3
42 41 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 162 2
43 33 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 160 1

Race statistics

  • Lead changes: 34 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 8 for 44
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 4 hours, 7 minutes and 27 seconds
  • Average speed: 145.484 miles per hour (234.134 km/h)

Media

Television

Fox Sports
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Larry McReynolds
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Matt Yocum
Steve Byrnes
Krista Voda
Jeff Hammond

Radio

PRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Wendy Venturini
Brett McMillan
Steve Richards
Jim Noble
Pat Patterson

Standings after the race

Note

  1. ^ Kyle Busch started from the rear after crashing his primary car in the final practice session.
  2. ^ Kurt Busch was unable to make it to Charlotte in time for the mandatory drivers meeting, as he was competing in the Indianapolis 500.

References

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  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
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  6. ^ "Second Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 24, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 24, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  8. ^ "Coca-Cola 600 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 25, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Points Standings" (PDF). MRN.com. NASCAR Statistics. May 25, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "Manufacturer Standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications. May 25, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  11. ^ Paulsen (May 28, 2014). "Nielsen Ratings". SportsMediaWatch.com. Sports Media Watch. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  12. ^ Long, Dustin (May 10, 2014). "Gordon Gets Third Kansas Win". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  13. ^ a b c "Charlotte Motor Speedway Track Facts". Charlotte Motor Speedway. Archived from the original on 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
  14. ^ a b c d e f Long, Dustin (May 22, 2014). "Johnson Wins First Pole of Season". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  15. ^ Caraviello, David (May 24, 2014). "Kyle Busch leads final practice, but forced to backup car". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  16. ^ Long, Dustin (May 24, 2014). "Back Spasms Will Keep Gordon Out Of Final Practice". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
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  18. ^ a b c d e Pistone, Pete (May 25, 2014). "Johnson Back in Victory Lane". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved January 17, 2015.


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