The Coca Cola 600 brought a new champion last Sunday when Carl Edwards snatched it up. Edwards managed to snatch the lead with 20 laps left in the longest NASCAR race that took place on the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Edwards was followed by Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr. who took second and third place respectively.
Edwards was the newcomer in Joe Gibbs racing and managed to latch on over the last 20 laps. Edwards had stated that he had a good intuition and a feeling that there was going to be a good result and emphasized on the lack of pressure on his hands. Edwards managed to take on the lead when Hamlin who was leading had to pit. The win was considered one out of fuel mileage but during a lengthy race, speed is not the most important thing. As the race neared its end, most of the main contenders had to make a stop at the pit but Edwards managed to hold on until the end of the race.
At the end of the race, Hamlin who was considered the favorite finally finished at 8th place and proceeded to approach Edwards and congratulate him.