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Denny Hamlin finally wins the Coca-Cola 600

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin has won another marquee event. He can check the Coca-Cola 600 off of his bucket list in the sport.

Hamlin won the longest Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. He won the event in double overtime after being the leader at the end of the 5-plus-hour race.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane at the Coca-Cola 600
Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane at the Coca-Cola 600 (Photo by NASCAR/Instagram)

The Virginia native — who now calls North Carolina home — has 48 career wins. He also has two wins this season.

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Besides winning the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, Hamlin also the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 3rd, 2022, in Richmond Virginia.

The 48 wins ties Hamlin with Hall of Famer Herb Thomas on the all-time wins list. The two drivers are now 16th on the list.

With another win, Hamlin will become tied with another Hall of Famer in Tony Stewart.

Hamlin outlasted Kyle Busch on the final lap to get the win. Going into the final lap, Busch was the leader. Seconds later, Hamlin was able to get the win.

After the pass, Busch was not able to challenge Hamlin again as there was too much distance between the drivers.

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Teammates Hamlin and Busch finished first and second in their respective Toyotas. Ford driver Kevin Harvick finished in the third spot.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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