Truex Jr. dominates in Charlotte win

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. didn't avoid ladders or black cats, never worried about cracking mirrors or stepping on cracks. He knew his bad luck on the Sprint Cup circuit would change.

Truex showed that in a big way Sunday night, leading a NASCAR-record 588 of 600 miles to win the Coca-Cola 600 - and break free of the bad luck that seemed to hit him when dominating races.

"The whole weekend was one of those fairytale weekends," said Truex, who started from the pole. "But even leading at the end, I thought, `All right, when's the caution going to hit.' Amnd it didn't."

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