The 2007 Coca-Cola 600 was the twelfth stock car race of the 2007
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the 48th iteration of the event in the U.S.
It was held on May 27, 2007, before a crowd of 175,000 in Concord,
North Carolina, at Lowe's Motor Speedway (pictured), now called
Charlotte Motor Speedway, one of ten intermediate tracks to hold NASCAR
races. The 400-lap race on the speedway's standard 1.5-mile (2.4 km)
track covers the longest distance of any event on the NASCAR calendar.
The 2007 race was won by Casey Mears of the Hendrick Motorsports team,
who started from 16th position. J. J. Yeley finished second and Kyle
Petty came in third. There were thirteen cautions and 29 lead changes
among fifteen drivers during the race. Kurt Busch held the lead for 107
laps, longer than any other driver. The 2007 race is Mears's only win in
the Nextel Cup Series, now known as the NASCAR Cup Series.
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HMS Princess Irene exploded and sank off Sheerness, United
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Australians voted overwhelmingly to include Indigenous
Australians in the national census and for the government to make laws
for their benefit.
Members of the Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf kidnapped
20 tourists in Palawan, Philippines, triggering a hostage crisis that
lasted over a year.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive) To make a groove, hole, or mark in by scooping with or
as if with a gouge.
2. (transitive) To cheat or impose upon; in particular, to charge an
unfairly or unreasonably high price.
3. (transitive, intransitive) To dig or scoop (something) out with or as
if with a gouge; in particular, to use a thumb to push or try to push
the eye (of a person) out of its socket.
4. (intransitive) To use a gouge.
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