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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.

Ed Jones finished third in Sunday's Indy 500 in an impressive afternoon for the rookie driver.

Impact

Jones started the race in 11th position and avoided trouble throughout the afternoon to finish third. Jones was the highest finishing rookie in the race with Dale Coyne Racing.

Helio Castroneves finished second behind Takuma Sato in Sunday's Indy 500, narrowly missing out on his bid to win the Indy 500 for a fourth time.

Impact

The Penske Racing driver drove an impeccable race, adjusting his car to get the most out of it throughout the event. He made two successful passes to take the lead in the final miles, but did not have the speed to contend with winner Sato once the Japanese driver took the lead.

Takuma Sato held off Helio Castroneves to win Sunday's Indianapolis 500, his first win since joining Andretti Autosport.

Impact

Sato is the first Japanese driver to win IndyCar's signature event, and he delivered the second consecutive win in the race for Andretti Autosport. He avoided the engine trouble that plagued other Honda drivers to have the fastest car in the closing miles. He and Castroneves dueled one another in the final laps, but it was Sato that took the lead and held off the three-time Indy 500 champion to score his first win in the marquee event.

Daniel Ricciardo scored his second podium finish of 2017 with a third-place finish in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.

Impact

The Red Bull Racing driver was able to overcome the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas in Sunday's race to score consecutive podium finishes. It was a very difficult day to make passes on track, and Ricciardo leveraged pit strategy to move forward to claim third position behind the two Ferrari teammates.

Kimi Raikkonen finished second to teammate Sebastian Vettel in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.

Impact

The Ferrari driver lead the first portion of Sunday's race from pole. Unfortunately, teammate Vettel's pit strategy gave him an advantage that demoted Raikkonen to second position after the cycle of stops. The former champion was unable to challenge Vettel following a late-race caution and settled for the second step on the podium in a Ferrari 1-2 finish.

Sebastian Vettel won the Monaco Grand Prix to claim Ferrari's first win at the track since 2001.

Impact

The Ferrari driver overtook teammate Kimi Raikkonen through pit strategy. He was able to turn in a series of fast lap that closed the gap on his teammate, enabling him to cycle through the pit stops with the lead. He then cruised through one more full-course caution to take the win to extend his championship lead.

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.

Jenson Button qualified 10th for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix, but will be assessed a 15-place grid penalty after engine trouble.

Impact

The former champion had a very good qualifying effort, and advanced into the top 10. Unfortunately, that effort will be lost as the team was forced to replace some components of the engine after detecting trouble. Button is substituting for Fernando Alonso this weekend while Alonso attempts his first Indy 500.

Valtteri Bottas qualified third for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix and will start the race behind the Ferrari teammates and well ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton, who will start 14th.

Impact

The Mercedes driver narrowly missed a spot on the front row, but appears to have similar speed to the Ferrari cars ahead of him. Passing on the Monaco circuit is extremely difficult, and Mercedes will likely turn to pit strategy in an effort to help Bottas overtake the Ferrari teammates starting ahead of him.

Sebastian Vettel earned the second starting position for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix alongside teammate Kimi Raikkonen.

Impact

Vettel did not have the edge of Raikkonen, and he only narrowly grabbed the second spot ahead of Valtteri Bottas. The pair's qualifying effort ensured an all-Ferrari front row for a race where qualifying is a big predictor of success, and will be especially helpful for Vettel who's championship rival Lewis Hamilton failed to make it into the top 10.

Kimi Raikkonen won the top starting spot for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix and will start alongside teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Impact

Ferrari locked out the front row for Sunday's race, and Raikkonen was the driver taking the top spot. The teammates held off the effort from Valtteri Bottas to earn the rights to the front row on Sunday. Raikkonen's pole is his first since 2008.

Lewis Hamilton failed to make it into the final round of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix and will start the race 14th.

Impact

Qualifying at Monaco is the greatest single predictor of race success, and Hamilton's frustrating effort on Saturday means he will face a difficult race on Sunday. The car did not perform to his expectations, and he now faces the need to design a creative pit strategy to move forward in the running order to limit any damage in the championship battle.