Team Interstate: Carl Wins Darlington; Kyle Locks Into the Chase
Team Interstate‘s Carl Edwards and the No. 19 ARRIS team completed an incredible comeback from two laps down to earn a thrilling victory in Sunday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
It was another strong night across the board for Joe Gibbs Racing with Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch joining Edwards in the top ten with third and seventh-place finishes respectively. Meanwhile Matt Kenseth battled from two laps down as well and was able to get back on the lead lap before finishing 21st.
The seventh-place finish for Busch and the No. 18 M&M’s Crispy/Interstate Batteries Toyota team officially locks in his position for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. The win by Edwards was the 75th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory for Toyota.
“Making the Chase was something we weren’t at all sure was possible after my injuries,” Busch said. “It’s a great opportunity to be with these guys on this M&M’S Crispy team. They’re working really hard at Joe Gibbs Racing – we’ve got a lot of speed and I think all four cars have a really good shot at this championship. I had my hands full tonight. I think I just got a little behind on what our adjustments needed to be for the race, but our whole team just really turned this thing around and it turned out to be a solid finish for us.”
NASCAR Xfinity Series
- No. 18 – Daniel Suarez – 3rd
- No. 20 – Denny Hamlin – 1st
- No. 54 – Kyle Busch – 2nd
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