Denver's Furniture Row Racing Team and driver Kurt Busch finished third at Charlotte

Denver's NASCAR team finished 3rd Sunday

CHARLOTTE -    Kurt Busch of Denver's Furniture Row Racing Team finished third Sunday night in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was his best finish of the season and his third top-five of the season. Busch's high point quickly turned to a low point in the race.  He just took the lead on Lap 319 of 400, but a short time after there was an accident on the front stretch that forced NASCAR to red flag the race for debris on the track.  When Kurt tried to restart the 78-car, he had no power -- the battery went dead. He was pushed to the pit stall by a tow truck where the crew changed the battery. He restarted 16th and fought his way back to third .  

  Kevin Harvick pulled away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with 11 laps left to win the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in three seasons, a race stopped nearly 30 minutes Sunday night when a TV camera support rope snapped.

   Kahne led 156 laps and appeared to have the strongest machine in NASCAR's longest race. But Harvick took the low line following the last of 11 cautions and slowly pulled away.  Harvick won two years ago when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of gas 700 feet from the finish line.
 
   Kahne finished second, Kurt Busch third and polesitter Denny Hamlin was fourth in his second full race since returning from injury.
 
   There were 10 people injured when the rope collapsed. Three were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
 

 

 

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