Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Full results of Sunday’s playoff race in Las Vegas

The winner of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has given himself peace of mind for the next two weeks.

Denny Hamlin needn’t worry about the chaos ahead at Talladega and Charlotte Roval, thanks to his victory in the South Point 400. He finished 0.442 seconds ahead of defending Cup Series champion Chase Elliott, who cut through traffic to cut into the lead in the final laps.

NASCAR AT LAS VEGAS: Results, Highlights from South Point 400

Hamlin can now begin to prepare for the Round of 8 as the rest of the playoff drivers battle to advance to the next round.

More information on Hamlin’s victory on Sunday can be found below, as well as the full race results.

Who won the NASCAR race yesterday?

Denny Hamlin won the first race of a round for the second time in a row in this year’s playoffs. He also won the first race of the round of 16, a victory at Darlington that placed him in the round of 16.

« I’m so happy that I don’t have to worry for the next two weeks, but I’m a professional and will work just as hard every week to win, » he told NBCSN’s Dave Burns after the race. .

Hamlin was at his best in the second half of Sunday’s race. He won Stage 2 and was in the lead for most of Stage 3. He gave up the lead in the green flag pitstops, but regained control with 39 laps to go after everyone has stopped.

Hamlin led a record 137 laps in the 267 lap event.

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Elliott is sixth in the playoff points standings after second place.

“It felt like we played at a really good level over the last three or four weeks, we just didn’t have great results to show,” Elliott told Burns. “Proud of the effort tonight. I look forward to the next two. It’s gonna be crazy.  »

NASCAR Cup Playoff Standings

NASCAR ranks Denny Hamlin in first place due to his victory on Sunday, although he still trails Kyle Larson by 14 points in the standings. Larson is on his way to the round of 16 after a 10th place finish in Las Vegas. He is 57 points ahead of the ninth, William Byron.

Joining Byron below the cut line after Game 1 of the Round of 12 is Kevin Harvick, who started from the bottom with a ninth place finish; Alex Bowman and Christopher Bell. Byron, Bowman and Bell had the worst results among the drivers in the round of 12. They came in 18th, 22nd and 24th respectively.

1Kyle larson3096
2x-Denny Hamlin3082
3Kyle busch3074
4Martin Truex Jr.3070
5Ryan blaney3063
6Chase Elliott3061
7Joey logano3045
8Brad Keselowski3043
9Guillaume Byron3039
tenKevin harvic3036
11Alex Bowman3030
12Christophe bell3018

x-Clinched places in the round of 8.

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Las Vegas NASCAR Results

Denny Hamlin was the first of three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers to place in the top four on Sunday. Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. finished third and fourth, respectively. Chase Eliiott of Hendrick Motorsports separated the group with a second place finish. Ryan Blaney of Team Penske completed the top five.

The final two races in the round of 12 are the YellaWood 500 in Talladega on Sunday, October 3 (2 p.m. ET; NBC, TSN3, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and the Bank of American ROVAL 400 in Charlotte on Sunday October. . ten.

To finishDriver
1P-Denny Hamlin
2P-Chase Elliott
3P-Kyle Busch
4P-Martin Truex Jr.
5P-Ryan Blaney
6Tyler reddick
7P-Brad Keselowski
8Kurt busch
9P-Kevin Harvick
tenP-Kyle Larson
11Joey logano
12Matt DiBenedetto
13Austin dillon
14Chase Briscoe
15Daniel Suarez
16Bubba wallace
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
18P-William Byron
19Aric almirola
20Ryan newman
21Michael mcdowell
22P-Alex Bowman
23Ross chastain
24P-Christophe Bell
25Chris Buescher
26Erik Jones
27Anthony Alfredo
28Ryan precece
29Cole custer
30Corey LaJoie
31Cody ware
32Justin haley
33BJ McLeod
34Quin Houff
35Garrett smithley
36Josh bilicki
37Jose gase
38JJ Yeley

P-Playoff pilot.

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