NASCAR results from the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway
Tonight, the NASCAR Cup Series unloads in Darlington, South Carolina. It’s the famed Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
View full Darlington race results below.
Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin lead the field to the starting line. 367 laps of stock car racing are up next….
Stage 1 – Report
Green flag, Elliott and Hamlin run even into turn one. Elliott has the advantage on the outside lane off turn two. Hamlin drives it deep into turn three but he can’t clear him. Elliott leads lap 1.
Lap 26, the competition caution is out.
Green, Elliott and Bowman run even into turn one. Elliott to the lead on the outside lane. Bowman drops to 4th with a lack of momentum.
Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer make contact in the too 5. Busch gathers it up, runs him down and puts the bumper to him again. Bowyer goes up the banking and Kyle Busch completes the pass.
Lap 75, the first green flag pit cycle is complete. Elliott leads Truex by 0.4 seconds.
Lap 82, Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski make contact and Keselowski is in the wall. The caution is out.
The field heads to the pit lane. Martin Truex Jr wins the race to the pit exit.
Green, Truex and Kurt Busch run even into turn one. Truex wins the battle into turn three.
10 to go in stage one, Truex leads. Jimmie Johnson picks off Chase Elliott for 2nd.
Martin Truex Jr takes the win in stage one!
Darlinton Race Results – Stage 1 : 1. Martin Truex Jr; 2. Jimmie Johnson; 3. Chase Elliott; 4. Denny Hamlin; 5. Kurt Busch; 6. Alex Bowman; 7. Joey Logano; 8. William Byron; 9. Kyle Busch; 10. Kevin Harvick;
Stage 2 – Report
Green flag on stage two, Martin Truex Jr leads out of turn two.
Lap 150, Martin Truex Jr leads Denny Hamlin by 3 seconds. Chase Elliott is fading as he’s brushed the outside wall.
Lap 180, Bubba Wallace spins in turn four and the caution is out.
Green, Hamlin drives it deep to the bottom in turn one. He nearly clears Martin Truex Jr. Truex hangs onto his right rear and clears him off turn two. Harvick moves into 2nd.
Lap 200, Truex leads Harvick by just under a second.
Martin Truex Jr cruises to the win in stage two at Darlington Raceway!
Darlinton Race Results – Stage 2 : 1. Martin Truex Jr; 2. Denny Hamlin; 3. Kevin Harvick; 4. Alex Bowman; 5. Jimmie Johnson; 6. Kyle Busch; 7. Erik Jones; 8. Austin Dillon; 9. Clint Bowyer; 10. Kurt Busch;
Stage 3 – Report
The field heads to the pit lane. Hamlin wins the race to the pit exit.
Green, Hamlin wins the battle with Alex Bowman in turn one. Corey LaJoie gets stacked up on the restart behind them.
Lap 245, John Hunter Nemechek is in the wall and the caution is out.
The field returns to the pit lane. Truex Jr wins the race to the pit exit.
Green, Truex Jr is clear of Kyle Busch before turn one. Busch holds 2nd.
Lap 275, Truex Jr leads Kyle Busch by 2 seconds.
59 to go, Hamlin is on the brakes and trying to come to pit road. He gets shoved and misses the pit entry as a result. Lots of time lost for Hamlin.
56 to go, Kevin Harvick leads. He short pitted Truex to take the lead. But, Truex is running him down in a hurry with 21 laps fresher tires.
49 to go, Elliott has a run on Harvick for the race lead. Harvick pulls to the inside at the flagstand and Elliott drives right by.
48 to go, the caution is out for debris. Advantage, Chase Elliott after he short pitted Martin Truex Jr.
The field heads to the pit lane. Elliott wins the race to the pit exit.
Green, Elliott and Truex run even into turn one and off turn two. Harvick gives a huge shove to Elliott and pushes him to the lead into turn three.
25 to go
25 to go, Elliott leads Truex by 0.7 seconds.
21 to go, Truex Jr has climbed to within a car length of Elliott for the race lead.
16 to go, Truex runs the outside in turn three, Elliott runs the bottom. Truex Jr has a run off turn four. Elliott throws a block down the front stretch.
Truex Jr drives it deep to the bottom in turn one. He nearly clears Elliott but Elliott hangs onto the right rear. Truex Jr slides up and makes contact with the left front of Elliott.
Both cars are in the wall hard! They both continue, Truex leads but both cars have heavy damage.
13 to go, Truex Jr pits from the lead with a flat tire! Harvick is handed the race lead.
Kevin Harvick wins the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway!
View full 2020 Darlington Raceway results below.
September 6, 2020
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Austin Dillon
3. Joey Logano
4. Erik Jones
5. William Byron
6. Alex Bowman
7. Kyle Busch
8. Kurt Busch
9. Aric Almirola
10. Clint Bowyer
11. Brad Keselowski
12. Cole Custer
13. Denny Hamlin
14. Matt Kenseth
15. Ryan Newman
16. Michael McDowell
17. Ryan Preece
18. Jimmie Johnson
19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
20. Chase Elliott
21. Matt DiBenedetto
22. Martin Truex Jr
23. Tyler Reddick
24. Ryan Blaney
25. Daniel Suarez
26. Chris Buescher
27. Ty Dillon
28. Brennan Poole
29. Ross Chastain
30. JJ Yeley
31. Quin Houff
32. Josh Bilicki
33. Joey Gase
34. Christopher Bell
35. Timmy Hill
36. John Hunter Nemechek
37. Corey LaJoie
38. Bubba Wallace
39. James Davison
NASCAR Cup Series
Playoff Point Standings
(Round of 16)
After: Darlington Raceway (Sept 5, 2020)
Pos | Driver | Wins | +/- Cutline
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Joey Logano
4. Brad Keselowski
5. Alex Bowman
6. Martin Truex Jr
7. Chase Elliott
8. Austin Dillon
9. William Byron
10. Kyle Busch
11. Kurt Busch
12. Aric Almirola
— CUTLINE (ROUND OF 16) —
13. Clint Bowyer
14. Cole Custer
15. Matt DiBenedetto
16. Ryan Blaney