Post-race technical inspection following Saturday’s Sport Clips VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway has been completed. The race-winning No. 18 car of Denny Hamlin has failed post-race inspection. The car measured too low post-race. As a result, NASCAR has stripped the win from the No. 18 team, and Hamlin has been credited with a last-place finish.
Cole Custer, who finished second in the race, is the official winner of the race as his No. 00 car has passed post-race inspection.
This marks Custer’s first career win at Darlington Raceway and his sixth victory of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
NBC Sports’ Dustin Long tweeted video of Xfinity Series managing director Wayne Auton explaining the infraction on Hamlin’s car:
— Dustin Long (@dustinlong) August 31, 2019
Updated Post-Race Stat Pack:
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