2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - 2009 Season Races - Coca-Cola 600

Coca-Cola 600

The 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 was scheduled to have been held on May 24 but was postponed to May 25 (Memorial Day in the USA) due to rain, marking the first time the race was held on that holiday. Kyle Busch led 173 of the 228 laps. During the last caution, David Reutimann opted not to go to his pit, a choice that led to his first Sprint Cup victory after the race was called due to rain. The race was also stopped at 3 pm US EDT to remember those who had given their lives in a moment of silence. Robby Gordon was penalized 50 owner and 50 driver points while crew chief Kirk Almquist was fined $50,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31 after the race. Officials said the rear axle housing of the No. 7 Toyota, which was taken following a third-place finish by Gordon, exceeded the maximum specified toe of plus or minus one degree.

Top Ten Finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 00 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
2 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Stewart-Haas Racing
3 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Robby Gordon Motorsports
4 99 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull Racing Team
6 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
7 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Richard Petty Motorsports
8 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
9 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing

Failed to Qualify: J.J. Yeley (#41), Mike Garvey (#73), Todd Bodine (#64), David Starr (#06)

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