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RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Ryan Blaney

12 |

8

Running

400

163

64

6

2

William Byron

24 |

1

Running

400

91

55

1

3

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

18

Running

400

0

48

0

4

Bubba Wallace

23 |

7

Running

400

0

34

0

5

Tyler Reddick

45 |

15

Running

400

28

48

0

6

Kyle Busch

8 |

5

Running

400

1

39

0

7

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

10

Running

400

4

33

0

8

Chris Buescher

17 |

11

Running

400

12

39

1

9

Austin Dillon

3 |

33

Running

400

0

28

0

10

Zane Smith

38 |

29

Running

400

3

0

0

11

Kevin Harvick

4 |

2

Running

400

19

38

0

12

Alex Bowman

48 |

31

Running

400

0

26

0

13

Ryan Preece

41 |

22

Running

400

0

24

0

14

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

27

Running

400

0

23

0

15

Justin Haley

31 |

16

Running

400

0

22

0

16

JJ Yeley

15 |

36

Running

400

0

0

0

17

Corey Lajoie

7 |

25

Running

400

0

20

0

18

Harrison Burton

21 |

13

Running

400

0

19

0

19

Brad Keselowski

6 |

3

Running

400

0

29

0

20

Chase Briscoe

14 |

20

Running

400

0

17

0

21

Joey Logano

22 |

17

Running

400

0

23

0

22

Ross Chastain

1 |

14

Running

400

0

17

0

23

Daniel Suárez

99 |

24

Running

400

0

14

0

24

Christopher Bell

20 |

9

Running

400

48

27

0

25

Aric Almirola

10 |

23

Running

400

0

12

0

26

Ty Gibbs

54 |

19

Running

398

0

21

0

27

Ty Dillon

77 |

32

Running

397

0

10

0

28

Michael McDowell

34 |

30

Running

396

4

9

0

29

BJ McLeod

78 |

34

Running

392

0

8

0

30

Kyle Larson

5 |

12

Accident

377

1

14

0

31

Austin Cindric

2 |

21

Accident

369

0

6

0

32

Erik Jones

43 |

26

Running

341

0

5

0

33

Todd Gilliland

51 |

35

Accident

265

0

4

0

34

Chase Elliott

9 |

6

Accident

185

6

3

0

35

Denny Hamlin

11 |

4

Accident

185

20

7

0

36

Noah Gragson

42 |

28

Engine

117

0

1

0

37

Jimmie Johnson

84 |

37

Accident

115

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Ryan Blaney

    POS1

    LEADER

    Ryan Blaney

    Driver badge number 12 |

  • POS 2 | 0.663

    William Byron

    POS2

    0.663

    William Byron

    Driver badge number 24 |

  • POS 3 | 1.053

    Martin Truex Jr.

    POS3

    1.053

    Martin Truex Jr.

    Driver badge number 19 |

Ryan Blaney snaps 59-race winless streak, conquers thrilling Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — Finally.

Breaking a 59-race drought in Monday‘s rain-delayed Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ryan Blaney gave team owner Roger Penske his first same-year sweep of IndyCar‘s biggest race and NASCAR‘s longest.

With a dominant No. 12 Team Penske Ford that gained long-run speed as the race progressed, Blaney led a race-high and career-best 163 of 400 laps and held off polesitter William Byron for his first victory on the 1.5-mile Charlotte oval and the eighth of his career.

MORE: Official results | At-track photos: Charlotte

A day after Josef Newgarden delivered Penske‘s 19th Indianapolis 500 victory with a last-lap pass, Blaney won for the first time since taking the checkered flag at Daytona on Aug. 28, 2021.

“I might shed a tear,” said Blaney, clearly emotional during his post-race interview on the frontstretch. “I just was able to get the lead, and that car was so good that I could kind of bide my time a little bit and then we were able to drive off. I was hoping no caution, just because you never know.

“I know we had the car to do it, but restarts can be crazy… You start to get to feel like you can’t win anymore when you don’t win in a while. It kind of gets hard. So just super thankful to the 12 guys for believing in me…

“It‘s just so cool. What a weekend with Newgarden and Roger winning at Indy and us winning the 600. I mean that‘s just so cool. That kind of snaps our winless streak right there, and that‘s even better.”

After a spate of cautions late in the race, Blaney led the field to green with 20 laps left and built a one-second lead over Byron before winning by .663 seconds. Martin Truex Jr. ran third ahead of 23XI Racing teammates Bubba Wallace and Tyler Reddick.

Blaney won the race‘s third stage and is second in the NASCAR Cup Series standings, one point behind Ross Chastain, who finished 22nd.

Byron, who collected his eighth top-10 finish this season, pursued Blaney for the final 20 laps, but to no avail.

“We just needed a little bit,” said Byron, who led 91 laps and repeatedly regained the top spot from the No. 1 pit stall in a race that featured 16 cautions for 83 laps. “Really happy for Ryan. He really deserves it. He’s a good dude. Cool to see him get a win…

“The car was great tonight. Just not quite good enough. Really proud of the effort. Pit crew was phenomenal on pit road. Those guys are just high energy, and that pit stall helps… Just proud of where our team is at. Just needed a little bit more.”

The wreck that set up the final 20-lap green-flag run was one of the race‘s most severe. Kyle Larson slid sideways and after a restart on Lap 375 and bounced off other front-running cars like a pinball. Collected in the wreck were Christopher Bell, who had shown early speed; Ty Gibbs; Joey Logano and Aric Almirola.

WATCH: Larson gets loose, triggers late wreck

Just as significant was an accident on Lap 185 that knocked defending race winner Denny Hamlin and five-time most popular driver Chase Elliott out of the race.

After Hamlin crowded Elliott‘s No. 9 Chevrolet into the outside wall, Elliott hooked Hamlin‘s No. 11 Toyota on the frontstretch. Hamlin‘s car bounced off the wall after a brutal impact and collected Elliott‘s Camaro on the rebound.

Both cars were damaged too severely to continue.

RELATED: Full details on Elliott, Hamlin incident

Hamlin and crew chief Chris Gabehart were convinced Elliott turned Hamlin‘s Camry in retaliation.

“It‘s a tantrum and he shouldn‘t be racing next week,” Hamlin said after exiting the infield care center. “Right-rear hooks are absolutely unacceptable. I don‘t care. It is the same thing that Bubba Wallace did with Kyle Larson. Exact same. He shouldn‘t be racing. It‘s a tantrum.”

Elliott denied the incident was intentional on his part.

“No, like I said, once you hit the wall in these things, you can‘t drive them anymore,” Elliott said. “So, no, just unfortunate circumstances.”

Postponed from Sunday due to inclement weather, Monday’s 400-lapper was red-flagged at Lap 159 for additional rainfall. During the delay, Bubba Wallace and Aric Almirola had a discussion that briefly turned physical when Almirola shoved Wallace. The two were separated with no further incidents.

MORE: See Wallace, Almirola altercation

Contributing: Staff reports