Kurt Busch will be partying like it’s 2003 when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hits the track for this year’s Southern 500, but he’ll be hoping for a final result that’s one spot better than what he ended up with 15 years prior at Darlington Raceway.
Denny Hamlin’s weekend sweep with the Ray Hendrick-themed ‘Flying 11’ colors was handed a double asterisk Wednesday afternoon, as both the No. 11 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team and No. 18 NASCAR XFINITY Series team were penalized for infractions stemming from the race weekend at Darlington Raceway.
In an unusually clean Bojangles’ Southern 500 Sunday night at Darlington Raceway, Denny Hamlin outsmarted Martin Truex Jr. in a war of tires to capture the crown jewel event for the second time in his career.
Martin Truex Jr. clinched the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season championship with a sweep of the first two stages in Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Martin Truex Jr. had just a little bit left in the tank at the end of the opening stage of Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500, making a last-corner pass of Kyle Larson for his 16th stage win of the year.
If you ask Tim Fedewa, he’ll tell you that walking into Darlington Raceway on Saturday “felt like it was 1995 all over again!”
On paper, a 20th-place finish might not have looked like anything to write home about Saturday at Darlington Raceway, but for 24-year-old Brandon Brown it was a massive accomplishment at one of the toughest tracks on the NASCAR XFINITY Series circuit.
Denny Hamlin may have led Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series field to green at Darlington Raceway, but it was a long, hard journey before he found himself back on top of the scoring pylon at the end of the day.
Kevin Harvick continued his Saturday mastery of Darlington Raceway with a late-stage pass of Joey Logano, capturing the win in the second stage of the Sport Clips Haircuts-VFW 200.
Kevin Harvick kept right on rolling Saturday afternoon at Darlington Raceway, winning the opening stage of the Sport Clips Haircuts-VFW 200.
In a clean sweep of Coors Light Pole Qualifying, Kevin Harvick channeled his inner Cale Yarborough and notched his second-career Bojangles’ Southern 500 pole Saturday afternoon at Darlington Raceway.
Denny Hamlin took the ‘Ray Hendrick Special’ to his fifth Darlington Raceway pole in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Saturday morning, topping Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Sport Clips Haircuts-VFW 200.