A major penalty was assessed to Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry driven by Denny Hamlin at the conclusion of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
After qualifying fifth, rookie Tyler Reddick scored an eighth place finish in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday night in his No. 8 Richard Childress Chevrolet.
Playing a late-race strategy to his favor, Denny Hamlin emerged victorious in the rain-shortened Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway.
When the green flag waved and 40 of NASCAR's elite made their first Cup Series start since the first week of March, seven made their first premier series start at Darlington Raceway, (six were rookies).
While Kevin Harvick notched a milestone victory of his NASCAR Cup Series career in Sunday’s Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway, veterans Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth achieved a task of their own that felt like a win.