Truex Wins At Darlington Plus A Look Inside Nascar
The throwback race at Darlington had everything. Cool paint schemes, a Brady singing, and some old school racing(Tony Stewart).
Kevin Harvick dominated most of the race and led 214 of the 367 laps. He seemed on his way to the victory until the pit road gremlins hit the #4 team again. During his final two pit stops, his crew just couldn't get the job done and he lost several spots each time. He lost a total of 17 spots over the course of the race.
In a bold move near the end of the race, Ryan Newman took the lead by not pitting on lap 311 and did his best to hold off the charging #78 of Martin Truex Jr. who took the lead on lap 339. Harvick worked his way back to second, but couldn't reel in Truex who had his car at it's best when it mattered.
Kyle Larson finished third while Denny Hamlin and Joey Lagano rounded out the top 5. Tony Stewart did his best impersonation of a driver from the 70's by taking out the #44 of Brian Scott on lap 204 and was rewarded with a trip to the Nascar hauler following the race. Stewart and Scott made contact and as Stewart gathered his car on the inside of the track, he decided to swing back up and clip the left corner of Scott sending him spinning to the inside wall.
Three cars were called in for further inspection following the race. The #78 of race winner Martin Truex Jr., the #42 of Kyle Larson, and the #4 of Kevin Harvick. The inpection takes place today at the Nascar R&D center and Nascar will be live streaming the inspections at Nascar.com from 8am-11:30am ET.