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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Soldiers unfurl a large American flag during the National Anthem prior to the running of the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (41) arrives at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Busch had raced earlier in the Indianapolis 500.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (41) arrives at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Busch had raced earlier in the Indianapolis 500.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Driver Kurt Busch with girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and her son Houston fight wind the helicopter ofter landing in the infield before the start of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch finished 6th in the Indy 500 earlier in the day.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (41) tips his cap to the cheering fans after arriving at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Busch had raced earlier in the Indianapolis 500.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Dana Bowman, a double amputee skydives into the infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway carrying an American flag during pre-race festivities for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Dana Bowman with team FASTRAX Skydiving Team prepares to land in the infield before the start of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Dana Bowman, a double amputee acknowledges the cheers of the fans after skydiving into the infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway carrying an American flag during pre-race festivities for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Passionate fans in the turn 4 grandstands during the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepares to get in his car before the start of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (41) slaps hands with fans after arriving at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Busch had raced earlier in the Indianapolis 500.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    The 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus sings the National Anthem as two Blackhawks, two Apache Longbows from Task Force Talon, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division Ft. Bragg, NC fly over Charlotte Motor Speedway during pre-race festivities for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    A soldier carries an American flag through the grandstand prior to the running of the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Fans go nuts at the start of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch finished 6th in the Indy 500 earlier in the day.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    The field in the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 head to the start/finish line to start the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) passes the empty grandstand seats in Turn 2 during the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (41) races down the front stretch during the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Busch had earlier competed in the Indianapolis 500.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch's (41) pit crew make adjustments to the car during a pit stop in the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Busch had earlier competed in the Indianapolis 500.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Kevin Harvick (4) leads the pack through turn 4 during a restart early in the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Kyle Busch (18) runs close to the wall in turn 4 early in the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Davie Gilliland (38) makes his was to pit road after hitting the wall early in the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski's (2) team hurry to make adjustments to the car during a pit stop in the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) and Jeff Gordon (24) battle one another during the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Marcos Ambrose (9) slides sideways coming out of Turn 4 during the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Marcos Ambrose (9) slides sideways coming out of Turn 4 during the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick (10) hits the wall coming out of Turn 4 during the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick's (10) team hurry to make adjustments to the car during the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Patrick's engine would blow around lap 287.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick (10) leaves a trail of smoke down the front stretch after her engine blew during the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Patrick's engine would blow around lap 287.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick (10) is tended to by emergency personnel after her engine blew during the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Patrick's engine would blow around lap 287.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (41) leaves a trail of smoke down the back stretch after blowing his engine during the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Kurt Busch had earlier raced in the Indianapolis 500.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Driver Kurt Busch heads to his hauler after falling out of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch finished 6th in the Indy 500 earlier in the day.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Driver Kurt Busch talks with crew members after falling out of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch finished 6th in the Indy 500 earlier in the day.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Driver Kurt Busch heads to his hauler after falling out of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch finished 6th in the Indy 500 earlier in the day.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Driver Kurt Busch is greeted by girlfriend Patricia Driscoll after falling out of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch finished 6th in the Indy 500 earlier in the day.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) passes Matt Kenseth (20) to regain the lead in the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Johnson would win the race with Kevin Harvick (4) finishing second and Kenseth finishing in third place.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) extends his lead over driver Matt Kenseth (20) and the rest of the field in the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Johnson would win the race with Kevin Harvick (4) finishing second and Kenseth in third place.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Jimmie Johnson celebrates his win of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) does a burnout at the start/finish line after winning the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) smiles through the confetti and streamers after winning the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Jimmie Johnson celebrates his win of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Jimmie Johnson celebrates his win of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Jimmie Johnson celebrates his win of the 55th running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    The GoodYear blimp displays the American flag during its flight over the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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