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Casey Mears Wins the Coke 600

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Casey Mears won NASCAR's longest race, the Coca-Cola 600, last night using fuel milage to beat out the top contenders. A long green flag run at the end of the race saw the expected front runners have to pit for fuel while Mears stayed out and held on over the final 8 laps to win.

This race marks Chevy's 11th win out of the 12 races so far. Casey Mears' car owner Rick Hendrick has seen his teams win 9 of those. Now all four of Hendrick Motorsports teams have a victory this year.

The highest finishing Dodge was Kyle Petty in 3rd

The highest finishing Ford was Ricky Rudd in 7th

The highest finishing Toyota was Brian Vickers in 5th

1. 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC

2. 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries

3. 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Coke Zero

4. 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target

5. 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull

6. 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot

7. 88 Ricky Rudd Ford Snickers Dark

8. 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser Desert Camo

9. 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet U.S. Marines / FedEx Freight

10. 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's / Power of Pride

11. 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army American Heroes

12. 17 Matt Kenseth Ford R+L Carriers

13. 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Chocolate Chex

14. 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV

15. 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot

16. 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker

17. 40 David Stremme Dodge Coors Light Cold Activated Bottle

18. 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar

19. 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools

20. 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools

21. 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil

22. 7 Robby Gordon Ford Jim Beam Black

23. 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW

24. 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T

25. 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC

26. 13 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Haier

27. 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Radioactive Energy Drink

28. 42 Juan Montoya * Dodge Texaco / Havoline

29. 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's

30. 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet CARQUEST / Kellogg's

31. 84 A.J. Allmendinger * Toyota Red Bull

32. 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite

33. 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Pep Boys

34. 78 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing

35. 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M's / Shrek the Third

36. 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW / Fantasticar

37. 6 David Ragan * Ford AAA

38. 21 Bill Elliott Ford U.S. Air Force

39. 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL

40. 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS

41. 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet U.S. Dept. of Defense / DuPont

42. 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy / Fisher House

43. 16 Greg Biffle Ford Dish Network

* Denotes Rookie

Chevy drivers occupy 8 of the top 12 places in points.

1. Jeff Gordon 1921

2. Jimmie Johnson 1789

3. Matt Kenseth 1714

4. Denny Hamlin 1682

5. Jeff Burton 1577

6. Tony Stewart 1530

7. Kevin Harvick 1415

8. Carl Edwards 1414

9. Kurt Busch 1402

10. Clint Bowyer 1378

11. Kyle Busch 1359

12. Jamie McMurray 1320

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Good to see Jr. back in the top ten. I'd like to see Jaun Montoya in a Chevy, he is a great driver and would do a great job representing the General...

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Hendrick again.....

Right now HMS has it together. They have won 9 out of 12 this year. Despite the early exit Jeff Gordon still holds the points lead. I think Gordon is going to get his 5th title this year.

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I would argue that Mear's win is different than any of Gordon's or Johnson's. He has struggled all year and is 29th in points. For him to win, I don't think you could say it's "just" another Hendrick win. The team overcame so much with that win. Know what I mean?

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I would argue that Mear's win is different than any of Gordon's or Johnson's. He has struggled all year and is 29th in points. For him to win, I don't think you could say it's "just" another Hendrick win. The team overcame so much with that win. Know what I mean?

True. The team has had an uphill struggle so far this year. But Casey's win boiled down to a gamble that paid off

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I would argue that Mear's win is different than any of Gordon's or Johnson's. He has struggled all year and is 29th in points. For him to win, I don't think you could say it's "just" another Hendrick win. The team overcame so much with that win. Know what I mean?

ooo....definately, not what i meant with that comment at all, though it is pretty amazing that it is Hendrick's 9th win. Casey has always impressed me and the fact that they finally pulled it together for a win is quite the acomplishment.

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