Denny Hamlin led a 1-2-3 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing in the first race of the Dover NASCAR Cup Series double-header.
Hamlin had little competition as he took the first two stage victories, but fell back to fourth for the start of the final stage.
Team-mate Martin Truex Jnr picked up the race lead and spent the first half of the stage battling to stay ahead of Kyle Busch.
Hamlin made quick work of third-placed Brad Keselowski and was soon on the tail of the race leaders, taking second from Keslowski before the final pit stop of the race.
Truex had looked strong throughout the race, but began to complain about lack of grip after the final stop.
Despite the issues, he managed to keep Hamlin behind him until a small mistake eight laps before the chequered flag allowed Hamlin to come through.
Hamlin held the position to take the victory 1.179 seconds ahead of Truex, with Busch a further 5.8s back.
The race started with drama when, just seven laps in, Kurt Busch and Erik Jones came together and Busch was sent into the wall hard.
The Chip Ganassi run Chevrolet was severely damaged, while Jones and Alex Bowman also suffered smaller damage.
The caution that came from the incident was the only unscheduled caution.
Pole sitter Chase Elliot and Kevin Harvick both looked strong in the first stage, but dropped away from the lead battle early on.
Elliot had made a good start from pole and managed the restart after the first caution period, but suffered tyre rub on the restart after the competition caution and dropped back down the order.
Harvick’s issue came in the pits on his first stop of the day, when he was released with a loose left rear wheel nut and forced to quickly make a second stop.
Both spent the rest of the race working their way up through the order, eventually coming home fourth and fifth, with Harvick just ahead of Elliot.
Clint Bowyer took sixth ahead of Jimmie Johnson, who moves back into the playoff positions.
Joey Logano, Keslowski, and Ricky Stenhouse Jnr completed the top 10.
NASCAR Cup Series Dover Results – 311 laps
|1||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|7||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports|
|8||Joey Logano||Team Penske|
|9||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske|
|10||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|11||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|12||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|13||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing|
|14||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske|
|15||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing|
|16||Chris Buescher||Roush Fenway Racing|
|17||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|18||Ty Dillon||Germain Racing|
|19||Ryan Newman||Roush Fenway Racing|
|20||Matt DiBenedetto||Wood Brothers Racing|
|21||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports|
|22||Christopher Bell||Leavine Family Racing|
|23||Matt Kenseth||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|24||John Hunter Nemechek||Front Row Motorsports|
|25||Ryan Preece||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|26||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports|
|27||Darrell Wallace Jr.||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|28||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports|
|29||Corey LaJoie||Go FAS Racing|
|30||Daniel Suarez||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|31||J.J. Yeley||Rick Ware Racing|
|32||Josh Bilicki||Rick Ware Racing|
|33||Quin Houff||StarCom Racing|
|34||Timmy Hill||MBM Motorsports|
|35||Joey Gase||Petty Ware Racing|
|36||Brennan Poole||Premium Motorsports|
|37||Garrett Smithley||Tommy Baldwin Racing|
|38||B.J. McLeod||BJ McLeod Motorsports|
|39||Reed Sorenson||Spire Motorsports|
|40||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing|
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