Kahne Wins The Coca-Cola 600
Kahne took the lead for the final time with 29 laps to go and never allowed 3-time Coca-Cola 600 winner and defending champion Jimmie Johnson to catch him.
A Roush Racing trio of Carl Edwards, Mark Martin and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top-five.
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Winner Kasey Kahne Quotes: "We started out just making sure we finished laps, making sure we were improving the car, making the car better. I was working with Kenny Francis trying to give him as much good information as I could. They kept making it better. The crew did a great job all night long. The pit stops were awesome. We just kept working together to figure out the right adjustments. The tire situation was crazy. We were putting on left side, two tires once in a while, and four tires a couple of times. So, it was a good race. I knew we needed to make some big adjustments in order to win this race. The guys stepped up on pit road. They adjusted the right rear and put some tape on the front, and the car took off. So, I was pretty happy then."
Team Owner - Ray Evernham: "It's been a great week for us. I am really proud of everybody here at Evernham Motorsports. The guys have stepped up and worked hard to sort out our Dodge Chargers. The others teams did really good here tonight too. I'm just proud of the whole organization. It feels good to come here. It's our home track. It's where I won my first race with Jeff (Gordon) 12 or 13 years ago. To come here and win the Coke 600 is one of the crown jewels. I am so proud of Kasey, he has come so far. I knew we were in pretty good shape when he said it was turning good. Learning how to pace yourself and make those long runs, you know they were kind of short runs tonight. But still, 600 miles, I'm very proud of everybody."