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The 2017 Coca-Cola 600, the 58th running of the event, was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on May 28 and 29th, 2017 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 400 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.42 km) asphalt speedway, it was the 12th race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Austin Dillon won the first race of his NASCAR Cup Series career for Richard Childress Racing in car number 3, the first time the 3 car had won a Cup Series event since 2000. It was also the first race to be broken into four stages rather than the normal three.

2017 Coca-Cola 600
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 12 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date May 28–29, 2017
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 400 laps, 600 mi (960 km)
Average speed 138.800 miles per hour (223.377 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 27.918
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Laps 233
Winner
No. 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 2.8/6 (Overnight)[11]
2.8/6 (Final)[12]
4.6 million viewers[12]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Charlotte Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The race was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is located in Concord, North Carolina. The speedway complex includes a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) quad-oval track that will be utilized for the race, as well as a dragstrip and a dirt track. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams based in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) with Marcus G. Smith serving as track president.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 J. J. Yeley (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Regan Smith (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Erik Jones was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.021 seconds and a speed of 192.713 mph (310.142 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.021 192.713
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.056 192.472
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.057 192.465
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Kevin Harvick scored the pole for the race with a time of 27.918 and a speed of 193.424 mph (311.286 km/h).[14] Harvick said afterwards that in qualifying, the cars were more loose "than they were in practice and just based on past experience here it was a handful through one and two. I just about lost it the first run, but the car was so good in three and four I didn’t want to over-adjust on it and make it too tight down there because you get tighter as the lap runs, so the guys did a good job of making adjustments, but not making it so tight that I couldn’t carry the throttle like I needed to in three and four. So they just did a great job on our Mobil 1 Ford.”[15]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.335 27.945 27.918
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.216 27.947 28.050
3 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.407 28.164 28.087
4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.309 28.259 28.106
5 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.302 28.253 28.157
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.271 28.275 28.159
7 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.370 28.199 28.164
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.543 28.183 28.236
9 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.590 28.173 28.266
10 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.597 28.264 28.297
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.422 28.295 28.346
12 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.494 28.209 28.420
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.326 28.327
14 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.370 28.369
15 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.501 28.380
16 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.378 28.385
17 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.524 28.410
18 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.601 28.419
19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.612 28.430
20 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.521 28.455
21 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.669 28.478
22 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.651 28.479
23 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.539 28.501
24 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.557 28.656
25 43 Regan Smith (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.676
26 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.681
27 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.697
28 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.700
29 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.825
30 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 28.891
31 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.062
32 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 29.254
33 7 J. J. Yeley (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 29.325
34 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 29.556
35 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.779
36 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 30.419
37 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota 30.513
38 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 30.602
39 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 0.000
40 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 0.000
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 28.715 seconds and a speed of 188.055 mph (302.645 km/h).[16]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.715 188.055
2 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.785 187.598
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.864 187.084
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.970 seconds and a speed of 186.400 mph (299.982 km/h).[17]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.970 186.400
2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 29.054 185.861
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.182 185.046
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First stageEdit

Kevin Harvick led the field to the green at 6:24 p.m. He got loose in Turn 3 the following lap and Kyle Busch passed him on his high side to take the lead. Exiting Turn 4 on lap 19, a piece of Jeffrey Earnhardt's car fell off and was hit by Chase Elliott's car, which burst into flames in the engine area near the start/finish line.[18] Brad Keselowski was making a pass on Martin Truex Jr. when Elliott's car started slowing down in front of him.[19] He attempted to veer away too late and slammed into the rear-end of Elliott, bringing out the first caution of the race and was also the competition caution despite it being scheduled for lap 25.[20] Keselowski said afterwards that someone "broke," oil "was just...everywhere (though NASCAR stated later that there was no oil)" and that he "couldn’t turn. I ran into the back of Chase. Somebody broke in front of him and then he ran over what they broke and then he broke."[21] Harvick exited pit road first. Jamie McMurray restarted from the tail-end of the rear for speeding.[22]

The race settled into a green flag run after the lap 28 restart and was only interrupted by a cycle of green flag stops on lap 67, which Truex came out of as the race leader. He led unchallenged until lap 87, when Busch closed the gap to half a second. Two laps later, Busch faked him out and passed under him on the backstretch to retake the lead entering Turn 3 on lap 89. Busch went on to win the first stage at lap 100, and the second caution flew the same lap for the conclusion of the stage. As was the case with the previous caution, Harvick exited pit road first.[22]

Second stageEdit

Truex got the superior restart and took back the lead on lap 108. Harvick settled into second, but made an unscheduled stop for what turned out to be a loose left-rear wheel on lap 125. Rounding Turn 1 on lap 141, Matt DiBenedetto suffered a right-front tire cut and slammed the wall, bringing out the third caution. The red flag was displayed two laps later for lightning in the area, and the ensuing downpour, for over 90 minutes (1:39.56). When the red flag was lifted shortly after 9:30 p.m., the field paced a few laps under yellow to help the drying process.[22]

The race resumed on lap 154. Jimmie Johnson reeled in Truex, but the clean air advantage Truex maintained as the race leader proved too much for Johnson to make the pass for the lead. The run lasted just 20 laps, as caution flew for the fourth time on lap 174 when Danica Patrick cut a right-side tire and got out of the racing groove, but didn't make contact with the wall. Ryan Blaney, who was running in the top-five, broke a rear axle exiting pit road, sending him to the garage for a few laps.[23] Paul Menard stayed out to save a set of tires but got gobbled up on the restart by guys with fresh tires.

The final 21 laps of the second stage were uneventful for Truex, who drove on to win the second stage. The race went back under caution for the end of the stage at lap 200.[22]

Third stageEdit

When the race resumed on lap 205, it settled into a green flag run with Truex in control. It was disrupted on lap 245 when Ty Dillon blew an engine exiting Turn 4, bringing out the sixth caution. Harvick, running 10th, spun out in the oil trail left by Dillon. Kasey Kahne ran through the oil trail and slammed the wall in Turn 3. Kyle Larson also made contact with the wall in Turn 4, but made it to pit road to repair the damage.[24] Johnson, who pitted under the prior caution, opted not to pit under this caution when Truex and the others did and assumed the race lead.[22]

Truex got a superior restart to Johnson on the lap 252 restart. As with the previous run, this settled into a green flag run, halted when Larson suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall in Turn 1 on lap 292, bringing out the seventh caution.[25] Larson said he was "really loose" entering (Turn) 3, "hit the wall" earlier in the stage, sustained "a lot of damage and the tire started to go down and then exploded in (Turn) 1. I just hate it that I made a mistake there in Turn 3 and got in the wall. I was not even running hard up there. I just got loose and then I hit it and it ruined our day.”[26] Ricky Stenhouse Jr. elected not to pit and assumed the race lead who also alongside Menard tried to also save a set of tires.[22]

The race resumed under a three-lap shootout to end the stage. Stenhouse spun his tires on the restart and clogged up the field as he fell through on the outside line. This allowed Denny Hamlin on the inside line to take the lead and win the stage. Caution flew for the eighth time on lap 300 for the conclusion of the stage.[22]

Final stageEdit

Busch took the lead on the restart with 94 laps to go. Truex caught him with 85 to go and remained hot on his tail. Caution flew for the ninth time with 72 to go when Patrick hit the wall in Turn 3.[22]

Truex took the lead back from Busch on the ensuing restart with 67 to go and held it until the final cycle of green flag stops with 33 to go. Johnson was one of seven drivers who chose, rather than pit, to play the fuel strategy card.[27] Truex and Busch on fresher tires made their way through the field and cut the deficit to 3.5 seconds back of the race leader. With two laps to go, Johnson's fuel tank ran dry.[28] Austin Dillon assumed the race lead and preserved enough fuel and hold off Kyle Busch and Truex Jr. to score his maiden Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory and take the 3 car back to victory lane since Dale Earnhardt in 2000 at Talladega.[29]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

Dillon said in victory lane that, "truthfully," the notion that he won hadn't "sunk in," and that he was "proud of all the effort that" his team "put in. I really feel like I have the best team and the best pit crew. I have no doubt in them. My grandfather has done everything he can to give us the best we can get. Sometimes I feel like we’re the small team out there trying to get everything we can. Tonight proved that 600-mile race when it came down to it, we had everything we needed. It just feels amazing.”[30] He added that he was simply "trying to be patient with (Johnson)," and that he "could see him saving (fuel)." He believed he "saved enough early where I could attack at the end, but I tried to wait as long as possible. And when (Johnson) ran out, I figured I’d go back into save mode where I was lifting, and it worked out. I ran out at the line and it gurgled all around just to do one little spin and push it back to victory lane.”[31]

Busch, in his post-race media availability in the Charlotte Motor Speedway deadline room, was asked if Dillon's fuel strategy move surprised him, to which he replied "I'm not surprised about anything. Congratulations.” He then slammed the microphone down on the podium and left.[32]

Truex, who led a race-high of 233 laps on his way to a third-place finish, said it "stings a little bit," but added he couldn't "say enough about the guys on the team and everybody in Denver. He said that all "on this Bass Pro Toyota did a heck of a job today. He said that his team "missed it a little bit on our last adjustment" and "if not for that we probably could’ve gotten the 3 (Dillon). And then lapped traffic is just so tough here. There’s a few guys out there that you don’t ever know where they’re going to be when you get to the corner and it cost you so much time trying to pass them, ultimately that’s what got us. It is what it is. Like I said, we’re proud of everybody at TRD, at Toyota, Bass Pro and all the partners. Just came up a little short tonight.”[33]

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 9
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 4
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 2
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 10
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 4
8 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 3
9 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 2
10 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage two results

Stage 3 Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 7
5 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 6
6 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 5
7 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 4
8 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage three results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 4 Laps: 100

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 22 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 45
2 2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 61
3 8 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 400 60
4 4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 55
5 6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 43
6 12 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 44
7 5 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 400 39
8 1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 41
9 17 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 28
10 19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 29
11 20 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 29
12 11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 400 31
13 16 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 24
14 9 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 26
15 13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 22
16 18 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 21
17 14 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 36
18 26 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 399 19
19 21 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 399 18
20 29 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 399 17
21 23 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 399 16
22 25 43 Regan Smith (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 399 0
23 28 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 397 14
24 7 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 396 17
25 15 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 396 12
26 33 7 J. J. Yeley (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 395 0
27 32 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 393 10
28 31 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 393 9
29 36 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 384 0
30 35 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 375 7
31 37 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota 327 6
32 40 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 315 5
33 39 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 292 11
34 34 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 290 3
35 24 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 244 2
36 27 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 242 1
37 30 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 139 1
38 3 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 19 1
39 10 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 19 1
40 38 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 18 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 10 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 9 for 53
  • Red flags: 1 for 1 hour, 39 minutes and 56 seconds
  • Time of race: 4 hours, 19 minutes and 22 seconds
  • Average speed: 138.800 miles per hour (223.377 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports televised the race in the United States for the seventeenth consecutive year. Mike Joy was the lap-by-lap announcer, while three-time Coca-Cola 600 winner, Jeff Gordon and five-time race winner Darrell Waltrip were the color commentators. Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum reported from pit lane during the race.

Fox Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Chris Neville
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

Radio coverage of the race was broadcast by the Performance Racing Network (PRN), and was simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini called the race in the booth when the field raced through the quad-oval. Rob Albright reported the race from a billboard in turn 2 when the field was racing through turns 1 and 2 and halfway down the backstretch. Pat Patterson called the race from a billboard outside of turn 3 when the field raced through the other half of the backstretch and through turns 3 and 4. Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan, Jim Noble and Steve Richards were the pit reporters during the broadcast.

PRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Wendy Venturini
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMilan
Jim Noble
Steve Richards

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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