Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Full results for Wednesday's Toyota 500 at Darlington

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The NASCAR Cup Series was on the track at Darlington Raceway for the second time this week Wednesday night with the Toyota 500. It was the series' first Wednesday race since 1984.

Denny Hamlin was awarded the victory at the historic South Carolina track when the 500-kilometer (311-mile) race was called because of rain with 20 laps remaining.

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Hamlin finished ahead of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch, who had gotten into second after spinning Chase Elliott a few laps earlier.

"I've got my happy face on, made sure I brought it with me today," Hamlin said from inside his car on pit road, referring to a face mask depicting a huge smile. "The pit crew did a great job today, everybody really. I was pretty happy with how it all turned out.

"It's a driver's race track," said the three-time Darlington winner. "You can move around and you can do different things to make your car handle and we got it right today."

The victory is Hamlin's second of the season in six races. He won the season-opening Daytona 500 in February.

Clint Bowyer won the first two stages of the race but fell back late. He finished 22nd.

Hamlin's victory followed Kevin Harvick's triumph in the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington on Sunday.

Who won the Toyota 500?

Denny Hamlin won the Toyota 500, edging out teammate Kyle Busch. Hamiln was declared the winner after rain delayed the race with 20 laps remaining.

NASCAR at Darlington results

Finish

Starting position

Driver

Manufacturer

Laps completed

1

16

Denny Hamlin

Toyota

208

2

26

Kyle Busch

Toyota

208

3

20

Kevin Harvick

Ford

208

4

8

Brad Keselowski

Ford

208

5

13

Erik Jones

Toyota

208

6

3

Joey Logano

Ford

208

7

9

Aric Almirola

Ford

208

8

37

Jimmie Johnson

Chevrolet

208

9

7

Matt DiBenedetto

Ford

208

10

15

Martin Truex Jr

Toyota

208

11

24

Christopher Bell #

Toyota

208

12

34

William Byron

Chevrolet

208

13

14

Tyler Reddick #

Chevrolet

208

14

6

Ryan Newman

Ford

208

15

18

Kurt Busch

Chevrolet

208

16

21

Bubba Wallace

Chevrolet

208

17

23

Michael McDowell

Ford

208

18

19

Alex Bowman

Chevrolet

208

19

2

Ty Dillon

Chevrolet

208

20

10

Austin Dillon

Chevrolet

208

21

5

Ryan Blaney

Ford

208

22

4

Clint Bowyer

Ford

208

23

32

Chris Buescher

Ford

208

24

31

Corey LaJoie

Ford

207

25

39

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

Chevrolet

207

26

35

Quin Houff #

Chevrolet

207

27

25

Daniel Suarez

Toyota

207

28

29

JJ Yeley i

Chevrolet

207

29

30

Joey Gase i

Ford

207

30

11

Matt Kenseth

Chevrolet

206

31

22

Cole Custer #

Ford

206

32

28

Gray Gaulding

Ford

206

33

33

Timmy Hill i

Toyota

204

34

36

Garrett Smithley #

Chevrolet

204

35

12

John Hunter Nemechek #

Ford

202

36

38

BJ McLeod i

Chevrolet

202

37

27

Brennan Poole #

Chevrolet

201 (Transmission)

38

17

Chase Elliott

Chevrolet

200 (Accident)

39

1

Ryan Preece

Chevrolet

69 (Engine)

  • # Rookie.

  • (i) Ineligible for series points.

Average speed of race winner: 104.984 mph.

Time of race: 2 hours, 42 minutes, 23 seconds. Margin of victory:Under caution.

Caution flags: 11 for 54 laps.

Lead changes: 17 among 13 drivers.

Lap leaders: R. Preece 0;T. Dillon 1-8;J. Logano 9-27;B. Wallace 28-30;C. Bowyer 31-83;M. Truex Jr. 84-99;K. Harvick 100-109;*. Suarez 110;C. Bowyer 111-128;R. Newman 129-133;E. Jones 134-160;C. Elliott 161-175;B. Keselowski 176-181;B. Poole # 182;C. Elliott 183-190;B. Keselowski 191;C. Elliott 192-196;D. Hamlin 197-208.

Leaders summary (Driver, times led, laps led): Clint Bowyer 2 times for 71 laps; Chase Elliott 3 times for 28 laps; Erik Jones 1 time for 27 laps; Joey Logano 1 time for 19 laps; Martin Truex Jr. 1 time for 16 laps; Denny Hamlin 1 time for 12 laps; Kevin Harvick 1 time for 10 laps; Ty Dillon 1 time for 8 laps; Brad Keselowski 2 times for 7 laps; Ryan Newman 1 time for 5 laps; Bubba Wallace 1 time for 3 laps; Brennan Poole # 1 time for 1 lap; * Daniel Suarez 1 time for 1 lap.

22 4 Clint Bowyer Ford 208

Stage 1 Top 10: 14,19, 12, 88, 22, 10, 9, 11, 42, 37

Stage 2 Top 10: 14, 9, 19, 20, 4, 24, 11, 88, 22, 21

Material from the NASCAR Wire Service was used in this report.

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