Winners and losers at Charlotte Motor Speedway
A look at winners and losers from Monday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway:
Ryan Blaney -- Blaney stopped his winless streak at 59 races and gave team owner Roger Penske his second major race victory in two days. Blaney had the best car but had to fight through restarts late in the race to win.
William Byron -- Byron, the winningest driver this season, barely missed getting victory No. 4. He finished second and scored his fifth straight top 10.
Martin Truex Jr. -- Truex logged his third top five of the season.
23XI Racing -- Bubba Wallace was fourth and Tyler Reddick fifth, giving 23XI Racing a pair of top-five finishes for the first time in a points race.
Jimmie Johnson -- The seven-time champion admitted having problems adjusting to the Next Gen car on a 1.5-mile track. He crashed early and finished last.
Legacy Motor Club -- It was a bad night for Jimmie Johnson and his team’s drivers. Johnson finished last in the 37-car field. Noah Gragson was 36th. Erik Jones placed 32nd.
Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin -- Two drivers who had strong cars didn’t make it to the finish after crashing near the halfway point. Hamlin said Elliott “shouldn’t be racing next week. Right-rear hooks are absolutely unacceptable. He shouldn’t be racing.”