Austin Dillon put the iconic No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet back in Victory Lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Sunday night, winning the rain-delayed Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Dillon did so by stretching his fuel more than seemed possible, passing Jimmie Johnson with two laps to go when the tank in Johnson’s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet ran dry.
“This hasn’t sunk in yet,” an overjoyed Dillon told FOX Sports in Victory Lane. “I can’t believe it. I was just really focused in on those last laps. … I never imagined to be here in Victory Lane at the Coke 600.”
Most of the field pitted for fuel and tires on Lap 368 of the 400-lap event that is NASCAR’s longest race.
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