NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 honors veterans

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

In North Carolina on Sunday, the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 brought together racing fans across the nation. Held at Charlotte Motor Speedway during Memorial Day weekend, the event has taken place since 1960 and is the longest race on NASCAR’s schedule at 600 miles. This past weekend, 37 buses filled with about 1,500 troops from Fort Jackson, Camp Lejeune, and Fort Bragg drove around the track, as part of Memorial Day weekend’s tribute to the USA’s armed forces. Jimmie Johnson, the six-time champion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, finally landed his first victory of the year and fourth win in the Coca-Cola 600. The defending champion’s 67th career win finally broke the 13-race winless streak that had been putting some serious brakes on his racing mojo.

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