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Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Texas NASCAR Race Was Finally Interesting for All the Wrong Reasons

Tyler Reddick leads the pack at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#8: Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, Lenovo/ThinkEdge Chevrolet Camaro, #22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, AAA Insurance Ford Mustang

With a record 36 lead changes, Sunday was the best Texas Motor Speedway race in NASCAR history. In terms of everything else, it was probably the worst.

Thinkin’ Out Loud at Darlington: Chaos Leaves No One Safe In Championship Chase

Chase Elliott races at Darlington in the Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA/Children's Chevrolet Camaro

Multiple NASCAR championship contenders ran into problems as Erik Jones held off Denny Hamlin to win the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After Erik Jones Paints Victory Lane Petty Blue at Darlington

Erik Jones En route to a NASCAR Cup Series win at Darlington Raceway, September 2022. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In 1967, it was Richard Petty driving the No. 43 to win the Southern 500. 55 years later, Erik Jones did it driving the car still owned by the King himself.

NASCAR 101: 2022 Round of 16 Playoff Driver Outlook

Denny Hamlin ahead of Kyle Larson at Darlington in 2021, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Adam Cheek checks out playoff driver statistics at the first three tracks in the NASCAR playoffs and how recent races might factor into the Round of 16.

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