Hey folks! Here's my take on the Darlington weekend. The Trucks were off this time, but Xfinity and Cup raced.
Saturday night was the Xfinity race. Denny Hamlin, the pole-sitter, won with 117 laps led, followed by Kyle Busch, rookie Daniel Suarez with 14 laps led, Kevin Harvick with 16 laps and Chris Buescher. Rounding out the top-10 were Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, Landon Cassill, Regan Smith and rookie Ross Chastain. Carlos Contreas was 37th due to a crash on lap 10.
Sunday night was the Cup race. Carl Edwards won with 15 laps led, followed by pole-sitter Brad Keselowski with 196 laps led, Denny Hamlin with 57 laps led, Joey Logano with 29 laps led and Kevin Harvick with 44 laps led. Rounding out the top-10 were Kurt Busch with 7 laps led, Kyle Busch with 3 laps led, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Martin Truex, Jr. and Kyle Larson with 3 laps led. Kasey Kahne led 2 laps and was 12th. Tony Stewart was 15th with 10 laps led. David Gilliland was 27th after leading 1 lap. David Ragan was 40th due to a wreck on lap 275. Chase Elliott was 41st after crashing on lap 227. Danica Patrick had an accident on lap 190 and was 42nd. Cole crashed out on lap 5 and was 43rd.
Come back for my Richmond post.