CONCORD, N.C. - Tony Stewart suffered his second
heartbreaking defeat of the season when a flat tire late in the
Coca-Cola 600 handed Kasey Kahne the victory in NASCAR's
longest race of the year.
Stewart lost the season-opening Daytona 500 when he was passed
on the last lap by Ryan Newman. This time he had the tire go flat
with three laps to go. That allowed Kahne to zip past him for the
Stewart has yet to win the 600 in 10 career tries. He wound up
18th. This is Kahne's first Sprint Cup victory in his last 53
Greg Biffle finished second to Kahne for the second straight
week. Kyle Busch, the Sprint Cup Series points leader and winner of
Saturday night's Nationwide Series race, finished third.
Jeff Gordon was fourth followed by Dale Earnhardt Junior, Jeff
Burton, Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler, Carl Edwards and David