Sunday, June 4, 2023

Inspection Complete: Denny Hamlin Officially Takes Win at Las Vegas, Harvick Crew Chief Faces Suspension

Inspection Hamlin Wins Vegas
Inspection Complete Las Vegas, Hamlin Wins. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 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 marks Hamlin’s 46th-career NASCAR Cup Series win and it’s his second win of the 2021 season. This victory advances Hamlin from the Round of 12 of the 2021 NCS Playoffs into the Round of 8.

Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 car had two unsecured lug nuts, which will result in a one race suspension for his crew chief Rodney Childers, as well as a monetary fine.

Kyle Larson’s No. 5 car, Kyle Busch’s No. 18 car, Ross Chastain’s No. 42 car and Daniel Suarez’s No. 99 car each had one unsecure lug nut. That will result in a monetary fine for their crew chiefs.

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

Race Results

Results: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 at Las Vegas

Driver Standings

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings After the South Point 400 at Las Vegas

Owner Standings

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings After the South Point 400 at Las Vegas

Race Recap / Video Highlights

Denny Hamlin Scores the Win at Las Vegas For Second Win of 2021 Season

Joey Gase Transported to Local Hospital For Evaluation After Hard Hit in Vegas

Playoff Contenders William Byron and Martin Truex Jr. to Rear at Vegas After Multiple Pre-Race Inspection Failures

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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