CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. has won the Coca-Cola 600, dominating the long NASCAR race in a record-setting fashion.
Truex led for 392 of the 400 laps in wrapping up his first Sprint Cup win of the season. The pole winner broke a 49-year-old race record for most laps led, replacing the mark set by Jim Paschal in 1967. He also set a new NASCAR record by leading 588 miles.
Truex’s Toyota was so fast that no one has passed him all night during green flag racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The only time he gave up the lead was when he pitted and others stayed on the track.
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Kevin Harvick finished second and Jimmie Johnson was third. Denny Hamlin was fourth and Brad Keselowski finished fifth.
Truex has had several unfortunate mishaps this season preventing him from getting his fourth career win. But there was no denying the 35-year-old from capturing his first Coca-Cola 600 win.
Truex had never finished better than fifth place at CMS.
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