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Charlotte Race Information.



Austin Dillon wins at Charlotte: #3-Austin Dillon won the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway for his 1st career win. The race came down to fuel mileage with Dillon able to save enough to finish. #48-Johnson led with 2 laps to go before running out of gas. Dillon led only the final lap of the race.
#18-Busch finished 2nd followed by #78-Truex, Jr., #20-Kenseth, #11-Hamlin, #41-Busch, #77-Jones, polesitter #4-Harvick, #31-Newman, and #88-Earnhardt, Jr.
#78-Truex, Jr dominated most of the race, leading 233 laps on the night. He pitted with 32 laps remaining but could not get back to the lead before the race ended. He was passed by Busch on the final lap.
There was a 1 hour, 40 minute red flag for rain on lap 143.
#42-Larson finished 33rd, after an accident. He loses the points lead and is now 5 points behind Truex, Jr.
There were 23 lead changes among 10 drivers and 9 cautions for 53 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 138.80mph.

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings:
[after Charlotte, race 12 of 36]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr [2], 491
2) #42-Kyle Larson [1 win], 486, -5
3) #2-Brad Keselowski [2], 409, -82
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 388, -103
5) #18-Kyle Busch, 386, -105
6) #1-Jamie McMurray, 385, -106
7) #24-Chase Elliott, 362, -129
8) #48-Jimmie Johnson [2], 359, -132
9) #14-Clint Bowyer, 343, -148
10) #22-Joey Logano [1*], 336, -155
11) #11-Denny Hamlin, 332, -159
12) #21-Ryan Blaney, 308, -183
13) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. [1], 298, -193
14) #41-Kurt Busch [1], 290, -201
15) #20-Matt Kenseth, 288, -203
16) #6-Trevor Bayne, 271, -220
17) #31-Ryan Newman [1], 266, -225
21) #3-Austin Dillon [1], 238, -253
* encumbered finish, can't be used to make the playoffs

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Jimmie Johnson comments on the end of the race: "I didn't know we were thinking fuel. I could have done a lot better job with the front side of the run to put us in a better position. Then when I got the news about saving fuel, I did all that I could from that point and just came up a little bit short. A strong performance for the car. Had a couple of weird things go on, on some restarts where I lost some track position. I think the No. 17 (Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.) spun the tires really bad in front of us and I went from I don't know the third or fourth row to way back. So, I had to fight back through some of that, but we still had a look at a win on fuel strategy and I don't even know where we finished. I don't see myself on the board, so it can't be very good."

Jay Adamczyk, Jayski.com

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