On this throwback weekend, the Monster Energy Cup Series tackles the Lady in Black with iconic paint schemes for the Bojangles Southern 500.

After three rounds of qualifying Deny Hamlin puts his number eleven car on the pole and will lead the field to the green flag.

The starting lineup for the Bojangles Southern 500:
Denny Hamlin
Kyle Larson
Martin Truex Jr
Alex Bowman
Kyle Busch
Ryan Newman
Erik Jones
Joey Logano
Kurt Busch
William Byron
Chase Elliott
Aric Almirola
Brad Keselowski
Paul Menard
Matt Kenseth
Daniel Suarez
Clint Bowyer
Austin Dillon
Chris Buescher
Jimmie Johnson – moved to the back of the field for unapproved adjustments
Ryan Blaney
Kevin Harvick
David Ragan
AJ Allmendinger
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Michael McDowell
Bubba Wallace
Ty Dillon
Kasey Kahne
Matt DiBenedetto
Jamie McMurray – moved to the back of the field for an engine change
J.J. Yeley
Ross Chastain
Corey LaJoie
Landon Cassill
Timmy Hill
BJ McLeod
Derrike Cope
Joey Gase
Jeffrey Earnhardt – did not make a qualifying run after wrecking in his qualifying attempt

Stages one and two of the race are 100 laps each with stage three lasting 167 laps for a total of 367 laps around the 1.366 mile track.

Severe weather in the area has caused a delay in the start of the race.

In celebration of 70 years of NASCAR, there are seven legends of the sport driving pace cars for today’s race – Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress, Jeff Burton, Ray Evernham, Ricky Craven, Ron Hornaday Jr, and Ward Burton.

Denny Hamlin brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and takes the lead with Kyle Larson on his bumper.

Lap five, Denny Hamlin is in the lead with Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr, Alex Bowman, and Joey Logano rounding out the top five.

Lap seven, Denny Hamlin has a third of a second lead on Kyle Larson with Martin Truex Jr in third.

Lap nine, the top five are Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr, Joey Logano, and Alex Bowman.

Lap eleven, Denny Hamlin continues to lead the race with Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr, Joey Logano, and William Byron rounding out the top five.

Lap 12, Kyle Larson gets around Denny Hamlin to take the lead of the race.

Lap 17, Kyle Larson has a lead of nearly two seconds on Denny Hamlin with Martin Truex Jr nearly three seconds behind in third.

Lap 19, Kyle Larson has pulled out to a lead of over two seconds on Denny Hamlin.

Lap 22, Kyle Larson has a lead of nearly three seconds on Denny Hamlin with Martin Truex Jr in third and challenging Hamlin for second.

Lap 25, Kyle Larson is pulling away from the field with a lead of over three seconds on Denny Hamlin. There are 32 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 29, Alex Bowman brings his car down pit road for an unscheduled pit stop with a flat tire.

Lap 33, Kyle Larson is dominating the race with a lead of over five seconds over Denny Hamlin.

Lap 36, Martin Truex Jr challenges Denny Hamlin for second and finally takes the spot.

Lap 37, the top five are Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr, Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones, and Joey Logano; there are 27 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 40, Kyle Larson has a lead of over five second on Erik Jones with Martin Truex Jr in third.

Lap 46, Denny Hamlin comes down pit road as green flag pit stops begin.Lap 49, leader Kyle Larson comes down pit road for service; handing the lead over to Austin Dillon.

Austin Dillon comes down pit road, Kyle Larson retakes the lead.

Lap 53, Kyle Larson has a lead of over four seconds on Martin Truex Jr; Erik Jones, Joey Logano, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

Lap 60, there are only 20 cars on the lead lap with Kyle Larson out in front by over four seconds.

Lap 63 Jimmie Johnson brings his car down pit road with reports of a vibration.

Lap 64, Kyle Larson leads the race by four and a half seconds over Martin Truex Jr with Erik Jones in third.

NASCAR has charged Jimmie Johnson with a commitment cone violation; he will have to serve a pass through penalty.

Lap 68, Kyle Larson is running away with the race; he has a lead of five and a half seconds on Erik Jones; with Martin True Jr, Joey Logano, and Brad Keselowski rounding out the top five.

Lap 72, Alex Bowman brings his car down pit road for fresh tires.

Kyle Larson continues to dominate the race with Erik Jones in second.

Lap 80, Kyle Larson is “driving it like he stole it” with a lead of over six seconds as he continues to lap cars. There are only 16 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 83, the top five are Kyle Larson, Erik Jones, Martin Truex Jr, Joey Logano, and Brad Keselowski.

Lap 86, Kyle Larson is in the lead by seven seconds with Erik Jones, Martin Truex Jr, Joey Logano, and Brad Keselowski rounding out the top five.

Lap 93, Kyle Larson has lapped all but 13 cars as Austin Dillon battle to stay on the lead lap. Larson has a lead of over five seconds over Erik Jones.

Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon make contact when Dillon battles to stay on the lead lap.

Kyle Larson wins stage one for his second stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Kyle Larson
Erik Jones
Martin Truex Jr
Joey Logano
Brad Keselowski
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Chase Elliott

The drivers bring their cars down pit road for service including four fresh Goodyear tires.

Kyle Larson wins the race off of pit road.

For stage two, NBC has paired up the sons of three NASCAR legends with Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty, and Dale Earnhardt Jr join up to broadcast the race.

Erik Jones was charged with an uncontrolled tire on pit road.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 108 and jumps out in front to continue his lead.

Kyle Larson leads the race with Martin Truex Jr in second and Joey Logano in third.

Lap 112, Kyle Larson is already nearly a second out in front of Martin Truex Jr; Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

Lap 115, Kyle Larson has increased his lead to over a second on Martin True Jr.

Lap 19, Kyle Larson has a lead of nearly a second and a half on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 124, Kyle Larson’s lead is now over two seconds; he has led 111 laps so far.

Lap 125, Kyle Larson leads the race; with Martin Truex Jr over two and a half seconds behind; Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

Lap 128, Joey Gae brings out the caution flag when he gets clipped by Kyle Busch and hits the inside wall head on.

Kyle Larson has led 118 laps so far.

Martin Truex Jr wins the race off of pit road with Kyle Larson coming out in second.

Martin Truex Jr brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 133 and gets out in front for the lead.

Lap 135, the top five are artin Truex Jr, Kevin Harvick,Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, and Chase Elliott.

Lap 140, Martin Truex Jr has a half second lead on Kevin Harvick with Kyle Larson in third.

Lap 145, Martin True Jr continues to lead the race with Kevin Harvick challenging for the lead.

Lap 147, Clint Bowyer brings his car down pit road with a loose wheel.

Lap 150, Martin Truex J hods on to the lead but Kevin Harvick is on his bumper. There are 15 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 158, Kyle Larson is on the move as he gets around Kevin Harvick to take second place.

One lap later, Kyle Larson retakes the lead as he passes Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 162, Kyle Larson has a lead of nearly a second on Martin Truex Jr.

Joey Logano brings his car down pit road to begin another cycle of green flag pit stops.

Lap 166, Kyle Larson has pulled out to a lead of over a second and a half on Kevin Harvick.

Martin Truex Jr was charged with an uncontrolled tire on pit road.

Kyle Larson continues to increase his lead; on lap 172 he has a lead five seconds on Kevin Harvick.

NBCSN reporters reveal that Kyle Larson’s team plan to wait until the end of the stage before they make a pit stop. William Byron is also planning to stay out.

Lap 180, Kyle Larson is running away from the field with a lead of over nine seconds on Kevin Harvick.

Lap 185, the top five are Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin, and Chris Buescher.

With the tire fall off, drivers who were a lap down have begun to get past Kyle Larson to get back on the lead lap.

Lap 188, Kyle Larson’s lead over Kevin Harvick is up to over 12 seconds.

Lap 191, Kyle Larson now has a lead of over 15 seconds over Kevin Harvick; Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

Lap 194, Kyle Larson is over 16 seconds out in front. Joey Gase is the only driver off the track.

Lap 197, Kyle Larson’s lead is over 17 seconds on Ryan Newman with, Joey Logano in third.

Kyle Larson wins stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Kyle Larson
Brad Keselowski
Joey Logano
Chase Elliott
Erik Jones
Kurt Busch
Ryan Newman
Kyle Busch
Jamie McMurray
Kevin Harvick

The drivers bring their cars down pit road for service.

Kyle Larson has led 162 of the 200 laps.

Kyle Larson wins the race off of pit road with Joey Logano coming out in second.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 207 and jumps out in front for the lead.

The top five are Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, and Kurt Busch.

Lap 213, Kyle Larson has a lead of nearly a second on Chase Elliott with Joey Logano in third.

Lap 224, Kyle Larson continues to lead the race. Daniel Suarez brings his car down pit road for an unscheduled pit stop after hitting the wall with a flat tire.

Lap 226, Kyle Larson leads the race; Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, and Kurt Busch round out the top five.

Jimmy Johnson takes his car to the garage with an oil pump issue.

Lap 242, Kyle Larson continues to dominate the race with a lead of nearly two seconds on Chase Elliott.

Lap 244, Kevin Harvick is the first driver to bring his car down pit road for a green flag pit stop.

Lap 250, Austin Dillon and Alex Bowman were charged with an uncontrolled tire on pit road.

Lap 255, Kyle Larson has pulled out to a lead of five seconds on Chase Elliott.

Lap 259, leader Kyle Larson brings his car down pit road for service; giving the lead over to Brad Keselowski.

Jamie McMurray was charged with a commitment cone violation.

Lap 261, Brad Keselowski brings his car down pit road for service; Joey Logano is the new leader.

Martin Truex Jr reports a possible loose wheel.

Lap 265, the top five are Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, and Kyle Larson.

On fresher tires, Kyle Larson is running laps a second faster than the drivers in front of him.

Lap 268, Kyle Larson passes Clint Bowyer for fourth.

Lap 269, Kyle Larson passes Kurt Busch for third.

Lap 275, Kyle Larson passes Kevin Harvick for second and sets his sights on leader Joey Logano.

Lap 278, Kyle Larson has caught up to Joey Logano and passes Logano to retake the lead of the race.

Lap 282, Kyle Larson has a lead of nearly two seconds over Joey Logano with Chase Elliott in third.

Lap 286, drivers who are on a three stop cycle have begun making their green flag pit stops.

Lap 288, Kyle Larson has a lead of over five seconds on Chase Elliott; with Erik Jones, Clint Bowyer, and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five.

Lap 291, Matt Kenseth was charged with a commitment cone violation.

Lap 297, Kyle Larson continues to lead the race by over five seconds over Erik Jones.

Lap 301, Kyle Larson’s lead is down to four seconds over Erik Jones.

With the varying pit road strategies, there are only eight cars on the lead lap.

Kyle Larson has a four second lead on Erik Jones with Chase Elliott is in third.

Lap 307, Kyle Larson’s lead is back up to over five second over Erik Jones with Chase Elliott in third.

Lap 311, Erik Jones brings his car down pit road for service. Kyle Larson has a lead of nearly 20 seconds on Chase Elliott.

Lap 312, the caution flag comes out for a big wreck involving Clint Bowyer, Jeffrey Earnhardt, and Ryan Newman. It appeared that Clint Bowyer was unaware that Ryan Newman was slowing to come down pit road and slammed into Newman.

Kyle Larson wins the race off of pit road.

There are only three cars listed on the lead lap – Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, and Joey Logano.

Denny Hamlin was charged with pitting too soon and will restart the race from the back of the field.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 322 with only 45 laps remaining in the race.

Kyle Larson gets a push from Joye Logano and jumps out in front for the lead.

With the wave arounds, there are not eight cars on the lead lap.

Lap 343, Kyle Larson has already pulled out to a lead of over half a second over Brad Keselowski.

Brad Keselowski is running laps faster than leader Kyle Larson.

Lap 336 the caution flag comes out for debris on the track.

William Byron’s car blows the engine and is out of the race.

Kyle Larson wins the race off of pit road with Joey Logano in second.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 333 and gets out in front for the lead.

Lap 335, Kyle Larson has a lead of over half a second over Brad Keselowski with Joey Logano in third.

Lap 340, Kyle Larson has pulled out to a one second lead on Brad Keselowski.

Jeffrey Earnhardt brings out the caution flag when he spins out and hits the wall.

Brad Keselowski wins the race off of pit road…just barely…in a three wide battle.

Brad Keselowski brings the field down for the green flag and edges out Kyle Larson for the lead.

Lap 351, Joey Logano passes Kyle Larson to take over second place.

Lap 353, Brad Keselowski has a lead of over a second on Joey Logano.

Only 12 laps remaining in the race, Brad Keselowski has a lead of nearly a second and a half on Joey Logano. With Kyle Larson in third.

Eight to go, Brad Keselowski has a lead of over a second on Joey Logano with Kyle Larson in third.

Five to go, Brad Keselowski holds on to his lead over team mate Joey Logano. The last time Team Penske won a race at Darlington was 1975.

Three to go, Brad Keselowski is in the lead with Joey Logano in second and Kyle Larson in third.

Brad Keselowski takes the white flag.

For just the third time in his career, Brad Keselowski sweeps the weekend by winning the Southern 500 for his first win of the season. Keselowski is now assured a spot in the playoffs.

The unofficial results of the Bojangles Southern 500:
Brad Keselowski
Joey Logano
Kyle Larson
Kevin Harvick
Chase Elliott
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Erik Jones
Jamie McMurray
Denny Hamlin
Martin True Jr
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Chris Buescher
Aric Almirola
Ryan Blaney
Austin Dillon
Paul Menard
David Ragan
Ryan Newman
Michael McDowell
Ty Dillon
AJ Allmendinger
Alex Bowman
Kasey Kahne
Matt Kenseth
Bubba Wallace
Corey LaJoie
Ross Chastain
Daniel Suarez
Landon Cassill
J.J. Yeley
BJ McLeod
Derrick Cope
Jeffrey Earnhardt
William Byron
Clint Bowyer
Timmy Hill
Matt DiBenedetto
Jimmie Johnson
Joey Gase

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