Wild Coca-Cola 600 ends with overtime win for Denny Hamlin

CONCORD, N.C. - This was the one race Denny Hamlin has been dreaming about.

The veteran NASCAR driver finally got the victory he has coveted for the past 17 years, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in overtime Sunday night to win the longest - and perhaps wildest - Coca-Cola 600 in history.

Hamlin won for the 48th time in his Cup Series career, but for the time in a points race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"It is so special. That is the last big one that is not on my resumé," said Hamlin, who has won the Daytona 500 and the Southern 500 three times each as well as the NASCAR All-Star Race. "We weren't very good all day but got ourselves in the right place at the right time."

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