NASCAR: Truex Jr. wins the 2016 Coca-Cola 600
[dropcap style=”style1″]M[/dropcap]artin Truex Jr. started on the pole and led a NASCAR-record 588 miles of a possible 600 miles in winning the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s longest race, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The victory was the first of the year for Truex and Furniture Row Racing after several near-misses.
“Just a lot of emotion right not and not real sure it’s sunk in yet,” Truex said. “But just an amazing day, an amazing weekend for all of us and just a weekend you dream about.”
Kevin Harvick finished runner-up to Truex by 2.5 seconds on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson placed third, with Hamlin fourth and Brad Keselowski fifth.
Truex also broke the track record for average speed (160.644 mph) and fastest race (three hours, 44 minutes, eight second).