Jimmie Johnson wins at Charlotte, Results for the Coca-Cola 600


Jimmie Johnson won Sunday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 is the longest event on the schedule. The win was the first of the season for Johnson who captured his sixth Championship a season ago.


The driver of the No. 48 Lowes Chevrolet SS  crossed the start finish line ahead of Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth to claim the win in the Coca-Cola 600. Johnson led 165 of 400  laps around the 1.5-mile oval located in Concord, NC.

Jimmie Johnson began the Coca-Cola 600 on the pole. Kevin Harvick soon established himself as a contender. Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon would both race Johnson for the lead with 100 miles to go. Kurt Busch finished 40th in the race after dropping out of the event on lap 271 with a blown motor. He ran the full Indianapolis 500 earlier in the day finishing sixth. A few laps after Busch blew up, teammate Danica Patrick blew up on lap 286. Johnson made his last pit stop for four tires with 26 laps to go. Different pit strategies and a caution pushed Gordon to the lead but Matt Kenseth would get around him on the ensuing restart.It was not long before Johnson regained the lead and put it on cruise control for his 67th career win.

Results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Carl Edwards
  5. Jamie McMurray
  6. Brian Vickers
  7. Jeff Gordon
  8. Paul Menard
  9. Kyle Busch
  10. Brad Keselowski
  11. Aric Almirola
  12. Joey Logano
  13. Tony Stewart
  14. Kasey Kahne
  15. Ryan Newman
  16. Austin Dillon
  17. Clint Bowyer
  18. Kyle Larson
  19. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  20. Trevor Bayne
  21. Greg Biffle
  22. Denny Hamlin
  23. AJ Allmendinger
  24. Casey Mears
  25. Martin Truex Jr.
  26. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  27. Cole Whitt
  28. Michael Annett
  29. Marcos Ambrose
  30. Michael McDowell
  31. David Ragan
  32. Brian Scott
  33. Alex Bowman
  34. Joe Nemechek
  35. Blake Koch
  36. Landon Cassill
  37. Justin Allgaier
  38. Ryan Truex
  39. Danica Patrick
  40. Kurt Busch
  41. Josh Wise
  42. Reed Sorenson
  43. David Gilliland