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NASCAR at Darlington 2016: Winners and Losers from the Bojangles’ Southern 500

Martin Truex Jr. only led 28, but it wasn’t the sheer number of laps led that mattered in the Bojangles’ Southern 500, it was the timing of them on NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend. The No. 78 car was the fastest car when it mattered as it held off a frustrated Kevin Harvick (more on this later) to win two-thirds of NASCAR’s crowned jewels: the Coca-Cola 600 and the Southern 500. To think Truex came within an inch of sweeping those 1,600 miles. “This is unbelievable,” Truex told NBC during the broadcast. “I’ve always loved this race track. Something always happened. I’m so proud to get to Victory Lane. Pit crew won this race for us tonight.” The weekend was colored all kinds of retro, an...

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