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Inspection Complete: Denny Hamlin Officially Captures Cook Out Southern 500 Win

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 Offerpad Toyota, celebrates in the Ruoff Mortgage victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 05, 2021 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway has been completed.

Denny Hamlin’s race-winning No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Hamlin and his team the official winners of the race. This is Hamlin’s first win of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season and it’s the 45th NCS victory of Hamlin’s career.

No issues were discovered in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings following Sunday’s race are now considered official.

NASCAR will take Austin Dillon’s No. 3 car, Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 car, Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 19 car and Ross Chastain’s No. 42 car to the R&D center. No penalties will stem from those checks.

Results / Standings

Results: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings After the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings After the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

Race Recap

Denny Hamlin Finally Breaks Through For First Win of 2021, Holds Off Kyle Larson in Southern 500

Video Highlights / Race Stories

Video: Disaster Strikes Hendrick Motorsports as Bowman’s Flat Tire Leads to Damage to Byron As Well

Video: Michael McDowell Spins, Crashes HARD in Southern 500

Video: Kyle Busch Hits Wall Hard, Done For the Night in Southern 500

Kyle Busch Voices Frustration With Team, Sim Program After Car Runs ‘Like Shit’ And gets Wrecked

Video: William Byron Joins McDowell, Kyle Busch as Playoff Contenders Out of Southern 500, After Big Hit

Video: Ryan Blaney Loses Brakes, Goes Spinning on Lap 317 at Darlington

Video: Chase Elliott Cuts Tire After Contact With Bell and Bubba, Crashes on Lap 325

Video: Kyle Larson Tries Video Game-Style Move on Last Lap to Try to Beat Hamlin

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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