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Austin Dillon wins Coca-Cola 600 for first NASCAR Cup victory

Austin Dillon wins Coca-Cola 600 for first NASCAR Cup victory

Austin Dillon passed an out-of-gas Jimmie Johnson two laps from the end in the Coca-Cola 600 for his first NASCAR Cup victory, returning the iconic No. 3 car to Victory Lane early Monday.

Dillon, the grandson of Hall of Fame car owner Richard Childress, was among several drivers who chose not to pit down the stretch. Johnson ran out of fuel on Lap 399, and Dillon was able to cruise to victory over Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., who led the most laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the third consecutive season.

“It hasn't sunk in. I can't believe it,” Dillon said. “We're in the chase, baby. It's awesome.”

Dillon did his signature belly slide celebration in the damp...

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