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Race Results: NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

Kyle Larson kicked off the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs by earning his first victory at the track 'Too Tough to Tame.'


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The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs started off with a drama-filled race Sunday evening in the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. On a day when many of the Playoff drivers and teams struggled with mistakes and misfortunes, it was Hendrick Motorsports and Kyle Larson that hit on everything just right to score the victory.

Tyler Reddick finished the night second, followed by Chris Buescher in third, while William Byron and Ross Chastain rounded out the top five.

Sunday's race was slowed eight times for caution flags and featured one red flag period, which was to repair the lighting in the inside of Turns 3 and 4.

Race Results: NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

FinStrVehicleDriverTeamLapsStage 1 PosStage 2 PosStage 3 PosPtsStatusTimesLaps LedPlayoff PtsStage 1 PtsStage 2 Pts
1185Kyle Larson (P)HendrickCars.com Chevrolet36732057Running155589
2345Tyler Reddick (P)Jordan Brand Toyota36724051Running490097
3817Chris Buescher (P)BuildSubmarines.com Ford36790036Running00020
42324William Byron (P)Liberty University Chevrolet36705039Running00006
5271Ross Chastain (P)Unishippers Chevrolet36700032Running00000
656Brad Keselowski (P)Solomon Plumbing Ford36769038Running00052
71923Bubba Wallace (P)McDonald's Toyota36700030Running00000
8139Chase Elliott (P)NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet36770033Running00040
9412Ryan Blaney (P)Menards/Richmond Water Heaters Ford36757038Running00064
102043Erik JonesAllegiant Chevrolet36703035Running00008
11118Kyle Busch (P)McLaren Custom Grills Chevrolet36706031Running00005
12622Joey Logano (P)Shell Pennzoil Ford36700025Running00000
131616AJ AllmendingerAction Industries Chevrolet36700024Running00000
141010Aric AlmirolaSmithfield Ford367100024Running00010
151214Chase BriscoeHighPoint.com/Lady in Black Ford36700022Running00000
162547Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (P)Boost by Kroger/Irish Spring Chevrolet367010022Running00001
171542Carson Hocevar(i)Sunseeker Resort Chevrolet3670000Running00000
183119Martin Truex Jr. (P)Bass Pro Shops Toyota36700019Running00000
1974Kevin Harvick (P)Mobil 1 Take 5 Ford36740025Running11070
20283Austin DillonMorgan & Morgan Chevrolet36708020Running00003
211754Ty Gibbs #Monster Energy Toyota36700016Running00000
22227Corey LaJoieGainbridge Chevrolet36700015Running13000
23120Christopher Bell (P)Yahoo! Toyota36680017Running340030
242931Justin HaleyLeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet36600013Running00000
25211Denny Hamlin (P)Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota36611032Running317721010
263038Todd GillilandQuincy Compressor Ford36600011Running00000
273551Ryan NewmanParts Plus/Biohaven Ford36500010Running00000
283441Ryan PreeceHaasTooling.com Ford3640009Running00000
292677Ty DillonRaze Energy Blue Shock Chevrolet3640008Running00000
303315JJ Yeley(i)Ollie's Bargain Outlet Ford3620000Running11000
31142Austin CindricDiscount Tire Ford3610006Running00000
32934Michael McDowell (P)StageFront.VIP Ford3290005Accident00000
332448Alex BowmanAlly Chevrolet3220004Accident00000
342199Daniel SuarezFreeway.com Chevrolet3200003Accident00000
353221Harrison BurtonMotorcraft/Quick Lane Ford3180002Accident00000
363678BJ McLeodAffliction Chevrolet2100001Engine00000

Image Courtesy: Tyson Gifford, Racing America

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