Denny Hamlin started on pole at Charlotte, but faded quickly and was not much of a factor until a big wreck on an overtime restart left Hamlin with the lead. Hamlin battled Kyle Busch in the second overtime and edged his teammate by 0.014 seconds.
The 41-year-old Hamlin from Chesterfield, Virginia, led four times for 15 of 413 over-scheduled laps and outlasted the on-track chaos and two overtime attempts to notch his first 600 triumph at the Queen City.
Ross Chastain capitalized through two overtime attempts and a late incident involving teammate Carson Hocevar and Ryan Preece to fend off the field and win the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, May 27.
The 38-year-old Friesen from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, led a race-high 60 of 149 laps before fending off the field during an overtime attempt and snapping a 54-race winless drought at the Lone Star state.