DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. took the lead with 28 laps to go and held off Kevin Harvick on the final restart to win the Southern 500 on Sunday night.
Truex started the summer season by leading an astounding 588 of 600 miles to win at Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend. He closed the season by outracing Harvick on Labor Day weekend for his second crown jewel win of the season.
Truex pulled up to the inside wall to greet his crew, then taking off for some celebration donuts at the track “Too Tough To Tame.”
Harvick had the dominant car – he led 214 of 367 laps – but this run was cut short by slow pit stops. At one point, Harvick fell 11 spots from first to 12th after a super slow 16.6-second stop. He battled back toward the top, but could not chase down Truex.
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
More stories you may like on 7News
A woman was assaulted in the woods near Duncan Park Wednesday afternoon and police are looking for three male suspects involved in the crime…
An officer with the Greenville Police Department was involved in a collision with another vehicle on Laurens Rd. Wednesday afternoon.
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Steps are being made to better the relationship between law enforcement and the community. Wednesday was th…
Students at Clemson University will be heading to Dominica next month to try and help people recover after the devastation of Hurricane Irma…
The end of the world is said to be coming on Saturday, but don’t cancel your plans just yet.