Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway has been completed.
Erik Jones’ race-winning No. 43 FOCUSfactor Petty GMS Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Jones and his team the official winners of the race.
This marks the first victory of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season for Jones, and it is the 26-year old’s third-career NASCAR Cup Series win. This is also Jones’ second win in the Southern 500, one of NASCAR’s crown jewels.
No issues were detected in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings following Sunday’s race are now considered official.
Corey LaJoie’s No. 7 car and Cole Custer’s No. 41 car will go back to the NASCAR R&D Center for further inspection.
Playoff contenders Denny Hamlin, Tyler Reddick, Joey Logano and Christopher Bell rounded out the top-five finishers on the night.
The other Playoff contenders and their finishes were: William Byron (8th), Alex Bowman (10th), Kyle Larson (12th), Ryan Blaney (13th), Austin Cindric (16th), Austin Dillon (17th), Daniel Suarez (18th), Ross Chastain (19th), Chase Briscoe (27th), Kyle Busch (30th), Kevin Harvick (33rd) and Chase Elliott (36th).