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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.

Stock Car Scoop: What Does Erik Jones’ Darlington Win Mean for Other Playoff Spoilers?

Erik Jones celebrates with a burnout after winning the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (Photo: NKP)

#43: Erik Jones, Petty GMS Motorsports, FOCUSfactor Chevrolet Camaro celebrates winning the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Adam Cheek and Jared Haas break down Erik Jones’ Darlington victory, as well as the issues that befell playoff drivers and more in South Carolina.

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.

Dropping the Hammer: Toyota’s David Wilson & His ‘Hope’ for Kyle Busch

David Wilson and Kyle Busch

Toyota Racing President David Wilson and Kyle Busch (Photos: Wilson/NASCAR Media; Kyle Busch: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Toyota Racing President David Wilson believes they’re “still in the mix” to keep Kyle Busch. But it increasingly feels like a case of wishful thinking.

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