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Brad Keselowski crashed and finished 39th in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday night.

Impact

Things would turn south very quickly for the No. 2 Penske Racing team. On lap 21 the No. 33 car would lose an engine and shoot parts and oil across the front stretch. The No. 24 Chevrolet would take a direct hit from debris in the grille and slow unexpectedly at the start/finish line. Keselowksi would try to slow and evade, but the oil on the track would make it impossible. Keselowski would plow nose first in the the rear bumper of Chase Elliott's machine. The damage was extensive and severe, and would retire both drivers to the garage for the night. It was Keselowski's second DNF of the season. He'll attempt to regroup and rebound at Dover next week.

Truex Jr. finished third in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday night.

Impact

The No. 78 Toyota was the car to beat Sunday night at the Charlotte oval. Truex would win the second segment and lead 233 of the 400 laps on the night. However, this Coca-Cola 600 like many would come down to fuel mileage and a long green-flag run to end the night. After pitting late for fuel, Truex would work his way back up to third, but that was the best he could manage as Jimmie Johnson and Austin Dillon played the fuel mileage gamble. It was Truex's fifth Top 5 of the season and he takes command of the points lead by 4 points over Kyle Larson.

Kyle Busch finished second in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday night.

Impact

The No. 18 Toyota was strong and led 63 laps for the evening at the Charlotte oval. Busch mixed it up at the front of the pack for the full 600 miles. The race would come down to fuel mileage, so Busch's speed would amount to little on the last lap. He would cross the finish line second to Austin Dillon and the No. 3 Chevrolet. It was the Joe Gibbs Racing star's sixth Top-5 finish of the season.

Austin Dillon won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday night.

Impact

A race of changing fortunes turned to very high drama in the waning laps. Jimmie Johnson and Dillon were both playing the fuel mileage strategy to the finish. Johnson's fuel tank would run dry with 2 laps to go and Dillon would pass the slowing No. 48 machine. He would lead the final 2 laps and cruise across the finish line on fumes. It was his first-career victory in his 133rd Cup start. Dillon now qualifies with an automatic seed in the Chase for the Cup later this season.

Austin Dillon finished third in the Hisense 4K TV 300 Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

Dillon would start second on the grid and race up front all afternoon in his No. 2 RCR Chevrolet. The young driver would take the lead for 20 laps during the later stages of the event. However, Dillon couldn't hold off the hard-charging Kevin Harvick after a late restart. He would cross the finish line third after 300-miles of action at Charlotte. It was Dillon's fifth Top-5 finish in eight starts this season.

Kevin Harvick finished second in the Hisense 4K TV 300 Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

The Stewart Haas Racing star was making one of his handful of starts this season in the No. 41 Ford. Harvick led 58 laps and battled at the front all afternoon at CMS. He would be in position to win, but Darrell Wallace Jr. would spin bringing out the caution with just 5 laps to go. The final restart would see Harvick lose the lead to Ryan Blaney and never regain it. The runner-up finish was his third Top 5 in just three starts this season.

Ryan Blaney won the Hisense 4K TV 300 Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

Blaney would dominate the day at Charlotte Motor Speedway, leading 107 of the 200 laps, but it would take a late-race pass of Kevin Harvick to secure the win. The Penske Racing driver would bolt around the No. 41 Ford after the final restart and cruise to the victory, his first of the season. It was Blaney's fifth-career win in Xfinity Series racing.

Justin Allgaier won the pole for the Hisense 4K TV 300 Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 182.488 mph.

Impact

The JR Motorsports driver edged Ryan Blaney to capture the pole position Saturday at Charlotte. Allgaier has been very competitive early in this season, and looks like a top contender to win the championship. He'll set out to collect win number two of the season Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kyle Larson was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 186.400 mph.

Impact

Larson may have had a tough Friday at the Charlotte oval, but he rebounded well in Saturday's final practice. He led the way with the only lap in excess of 186 mph. The driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet will be starting from the rear of the field Sunday, but he'll make his way forward quickly with this kind of speed.

Kyle Larson did not make a qualifying attempt for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he was unable to get through pre-qualifying inspection in time.

Impact

Larson's problems started in practice when his No. 42 Chevrolet scrubbed the outside wall pretty hard causing some damage. As the team completed repairs it put them behind schedule in getting through pre-qualifying inspection. The car actually passed, but was too late to make it to the line to make a qualifying pass. Larson will have to start from the rear of the field Sunday evening at Charlotte as a result.

Kevin Harvick won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday evening. He turned a fast lap of

Impact

The Stewart Haas Racing star turned an incredible lap in the final round of knockout qualifying. Harvick beat out Kyle Busch to claim the top starting spot for Sunday night's race at Charlotte. It was his third pole position of the season and 20th of his Cup career. Harvick will challenge for the win in the Coca-Cola 600.

Ryan Blaney was fastest in opening practice for the Hisense 4K TV 300 Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 182.834 mph.

Impact

Penske Racing is fielding their second team, the No. 12 Ford this weekend and Blaney has the honors behind the wheel. The car looked very fast in this opening practice. Blaney beat out Brennan Poole for the fastest lap of this session. The young Penske Racing driver should challenge for the win in Saturday's 300-mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Justin Alexander, who has served as the crew chief of the No. 2 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet for RCR and earned two wins last season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, will assume crew chief responsibilities for the No. 3 Dow/American Ethanol/AAA Chevrolet SS team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with driver Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing PR reports.

Impact

This is pretty big news from the Richard Childress Racing camp. Slugger Labbe has left the team mid-season to pursue other opportunities. That leaves the struggling No. 3 team and driver Dillon looking to Alexander for help. Alexander has been RCR's star crew chief of the No. 2 Xfinity Series team. He'll make the step up to Monster Energy Cup and Dillon's compatriot. Hopefully, the two can develop chemistry quickly as they are not unfamiliar with one another, and get this race team headed back in the right direction.

Kyle Busch won the fourth and final stage of the Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night.

Impact

Busch made the race-winning pass at the drop of the green flag as he nearly went through the infield grass to the inside of leader Brad Keselowski. The Joe Gibbs Racing star would quickly build a big lead and protect it well over the final 10 laps. Busch held off a good challenge from Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson to secure the win. it was Busch's first-career victory in the All-Star race in his 12th attempt.

Jimmie Johnson won stage 3 for the Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night.

Impact

Differing pit strategies would shuffle the order at the front for the start of this segment. Johnson would take advantage and quickly race to the lead. He would hold off the hard-charging duo of Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson over the closing laps to secure the segment win. Johnson advances to the final 10-driver, 10-lap shootout for the All-Star Race win. He has the speed to contend and challenge for that $1 million purse.

Kyle Larson won stage 2 for the Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night.

Impact

It was a sequel of the opening stage in Saturday night's All-Star Race. The No. 42 Chevrolet was dominant and led the way for the full 20-laps. Larson would have to fend off a late challenge from Jimmie Johnson, but he'd do that easy enough to cruise to the stage 2 win. The young driver will not be in clean air to open stage 3, thanks to differing pit strategy during pit stops. Larson will have to rally a bit in the next stage.

Kyle Larson won stage 1 for the Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night.

Impact

The Chip Gannassi Racing driver quickly grabbed the lead on the green flag and led wire-to-wire in the opening 20-lap segment. Larson would stretch the lead out to a big margin and cruise to the easy victory in this first stage. He looks like the driver to beat in the final segment of this All-Star Race.

Chase Elliott won the internet fan vote in the Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday evening.

Impact

The bad news is that Elliott wasn't able to win any of the three segments of the Open, although he contended for the win in each. He would be denied the victory in the third and final segment, but would receive the good news that he won the internet fan vote. Each season the fans vote online for one driver to advance from the Open into the All-Star Race. Elliott gets that honor this year. Based on the speed of the No. 24 Chevrolet, Elliott will race with the leaders later Saturday night.

Ryan Blaney won stage 2 of the Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday evening.

Impact

The Wood Brothers Racing driver took the lead quickly on the green flag to stage 2. Blaney would run out to a sizeable lead, but then would have to hold off Chase Elliott over the closing laps. Elliott would whittle down the margin to just a couple car lengths when the checkered flag came out at the end of the second 20-lap stage. Blaney and the No. 21 Ford team transfer into the field for the All-Star Race later Saturday night.

Clint Bowyer won stage 1 of the Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday evening.

Impact

The first stage looked like a cake-walk for Bowyer and the No. 14 team. He ran out to a big lead and led the 20-lap segment wire-to-wire from the pole. Bowyer would cross the finish line with a 3-second margin over second-place finisher Ryan Blaney. Thanks to the stage win, he will race later Saturday night in the All-Star Race.