Denny Hamlin He has scored his first victory in a playoff this Sunday after taking the longest race disputed in the oval of Talladega, who went to overtime due to various incidents.
Hamlin won in 200 laps, twelve more than planned, ahead of Matt DiBenedetto, who was later penalized, and Erik jones. He made a movement to access the leadership that needed the review of the judges, who gave the go-ahead for his overtaking. This decision did not convince the 15,000 people present in the stands.
DiBenedetto he was punished for an action after the completion of the test and lost his podium to finish twenty-first. Race direction understood that he made an illegal maneuver to William Byron.
Thus, the race at Talladega lasted for more than four hours, on a day with many accidents and several red flags. Nonetheless, Hamlin he was crowned the best to take one of the most important triumphs of his career.