Denny Hamlin led 143 laps – but none more important than the three-lap shootout following a final restart – to win Sunday at ISM Raceway, propelling Hamlin into next week’s Championship 4 season finale in Miami.
The win was the 37th of Hamlin’s Cup career and his sixth of the season.
Kyle Busch finished second in the race, followed by Blaney, Larson and Harvick.
The reseeded standings will have Hamlin, Harvick, Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch entering the race at Miami equal in terms of points.
But there is still incentive for drivers who fell short of qualifying for Miami in terms of the overall final finish in the season standings.