2024 NASCAR Cup Series Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway

Sunday, May 12, 2024
Mother's Day
Darlington Raceway
Time: 3:00pm/et
Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
Stages: 90/185/293

Brad Keselowski breaks 110-race drought with dramatic Darlington win: A combination of stubbornness and patience paid off handsomely for Brad Keselowski on Sunday at Darlington Raceway, where the driver of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford ended a 110-race winless streak with victory in the Goodyear 400.[Read More]

#6-Brad Keselowski won the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 2nd at Darlington and 36th career win.
#54-Ty Gibbs finished 2nd followed by #4-Josh Berry, #11-Denny Hamlin, #14-Chase Briscoe, #24-William Byron, #23-Bubba Wallace, #48-Alex Bowman, #51-Justin Haley, and #34-Michael McDowell.
Pole winner #45-Tyler Reddick dominated much of the race, leading 174 laps on the day. He lead the race on the final restart with 33 laps to go. He and Keselowski battled several laps for the lead before making contact, allowing #17-Chris Buescher to take the lead. Buescher lead until eight laps remaining when he and Reddick got together and both had to pit. Keselowski took the lead and grabbed his first win as an owner of RFK Racing and his first win in 110 races.
Stage 1 was won by #5-Kyle Larson. Stage 2 was won by #45-Tyler Reddick.
There were 16 lead changes among 10 drivers and 6 cautions for 38 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 124.750mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Darlington:
Brad Keselowski won the Goodyear 400, his 36th victory in 534 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2024.
This is his second victory and 12th top-10 finish in 21 races at Darlington Raceway.
Ty Gibbs (second) posted his first top-10 finish in four races at Darlington Raceway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2024.
Josh Berry # (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Darlington Raceway.
Josh Berry (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Larson leads the point standings by 30 points over Martin Truex Jr.

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Darlington:
Race 13 of 26 in the regular season
1) #11-Denny Hamlin [3 wins], 447
2) #24-William Byron [3 wins], 400
3) #5-Kyle Larson [2 wins], 486 [points leader]
4) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win], 437
5) #45-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 396
6) #6-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 344
7) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 320
8) #99-Daniel Suarez [1 win], 263
9) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 456, -30
10) #54-Ty Gibbs, 390, -96
11) #12-Ryan Blaney, 371, -115
12) #48-Alex Bowman, 365, -121
13) #1-Ross Chastain, 358, -128
14) #17-Chris Buescher, 331, -155
15) #8-Kyle Busch, 324, -162
16) #14-Chase Briscoe, 322, -164
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Race updates:
Checkered flag – Brad Keselowski wins for the first time in 110 races. Gibbs second, then Berry Hamlin Briscoe Byron Wallace Bowman Haley and McDowell.
Lap 293 – White flag for Keselowski.
Lap 291 – Keselowski with a lead of .75 second with 3 to go.
Lap 288 – 5 to go.  Keselowski leads Gibbs by 1.1 second.
Lap 286 – Keselowski to the lead with Gibbs, Berry Hamlin, and Briscoe rounding out the top 5.
Lap 285 – Buescher and Reddick made contact with one another.  Both are off the pace and have to pit. Reddick with a commitment line violation.
Lap 284 – With 10 laps to go Buescher continues to lead. Reddick is .27 second back. Third place Keselowski is closing, just .8 second off the lead.
Lap 279 – 15 to go.  Reddick closing on Buescher a bit. The lead is .35 second.
Lap 274 – 20 laps remaining.  Buescher holding a consistent lead just over a half second over Reddick. Keselowski, in third, has fallen 1.2 second back.
Lap 268 – 26 laps to go. Buescher with a .5 second lead over Reddick. Keselowski still third. Fourth place Gibbs is 2 seconds back.
Lap 265 – Buescher to the lead down on the apron.  Reddick second, Keselowski third.
Lap 264 – Reddick in front of Keselowski by .02 second.
Lap 263 – Keselowski leads at the line as he and Reddick battle for the lead.
Lap 261 – Green flag with 33 to go. Top 10: Reddick, Keselowski, Buescher, Gibbs, Byron, Berry Hamlin, Haley, Briscoe, Chastain.
Lap 257 – Everyone pits, likely for the final time. Reddick off first with the preferred pit stall, then Keselowski Buescher Gibbs and Byron.
Lap 254 – Caution is out for Kyle Larson wrecking in turn 4.  He had hit the wall a couple laps earlier and appeared to have a tire go down.
Lap 248 – Kyle Busch got into the wall pretty good but continues on before pitting.
Lap 244 – 50 laps to go.  Keselowski back to the lead with Reddick second, a half second back.  Then Gibbs Buescher and Suarez.
Lap 238 – Leaders are now pitting with 56 laps remaining.
Lap 229 – Some drivers that will divide the final stage into 2 pit stops are coming in for service.
Lap 227 – Keselowski takes the lead from Reddick with 67 laps remaining.
Lap 225 – Keselowski has cut Reddick’s lead to a half second. Larson remains third, then Byron and Logano.
Lap 219 – Down to 75 laps remaining. Reddick’s lead over Keselowski is up to 3.7 seconds.  Everyone will pit at least one more time.
Lap 204 – 90 laps remaining. Reddick leads Keselowski by 2 seconds.
Lap 194 – Green flag for the start of the final stage. 100 laps to go. Reddick leads.
Lap 190 – Pit road is open again.  Four tires and fuel again for everyone. Reddick off pit road first.  Then Keselowski Byron Logano Larson Gibbs.
Lap 186 – Caution out for the end of stage 2.  Reddick wins it. The rest of the top 10: Keselowski Gibbs Logano Larson Byron Buescher Hamlin Wallace and Chastain.
Lap 170 – Green flag with 16 laps remaining in stage 2.
Lap 167 – Leaders in to pit with less than 20 laps remaining in stage 2. Reddick, with the first pit stall, is out first again. Then Gibbs Keselowski Logano Byron.
Lap 163 – Caution out for Zane Smith. He will be done for the day.
Lap 151 – Reddick continues to lead. He is 1.7 second ahead of Gibbs. Then Keselowski Larson and Byron.
Lap 35 – Green flag back out. Top 5: Reddick Gibbs Keselowski Byron Logano.
Lap 134 – Blaney’s team could not get the car repaired and he is done for the day.  Truex pitted for repairs and stayed on the lead lap.  Buescher did not pit.
Lap 129 – Caution out. Blaney, Truex, Buescher involved in an incident on the backstretch. Blaney heads to pit road with pretty significant damage.
Lap 129 – Back to green. Reddick leads. 57 laps left in stage 2.
Lap 126 – Pit open after Nemechek’s car was towed away from his pit stall.  Everyone pits. Reddick off first again, then Gibbs Keselowski Truex and Blaney.
Lap 121 – Caution out for #42-Nemechek spinning on the frontstretch.
Lap 119 – Reddick leads Gibbs by 1.1 second. Keselowski is third.
Lap 103- Kyle Busch got into the outside wall but continues on.
Lap 99 – Green flag for the start of the second stage. The top 10: Reddick Keselowski Gibbs Larson Truex Blaney Byron Lagano Wallace Buescher.
Lap 94 – Leader pit.  Four tires and fuel all around. Off pit road: Reddick Keselowski Gibbs Larson.
Lap 91 – Caution out for the first time today, for the end of stage 1. Larson wins it. He’s followed by Gibbs, Keselowski, Reddick, Truex Jr., Gilliland, Buescher, Blaney, Byron, and Wallace.
Lap 80 – Kyle Larson takes the lead from Ty Gibbs.
Lap 71 – 20 laps left in stage 1.  Gibbs leads Larson by 3.7 seconds. Byron, Keselowski, and Reddick are the rest of the top 5.
Lap 56 – Gibbs leads Byron by just .15 second.  Larson a half second off the lead in third.
Lap 46 – Green flag pit stops have cycled through. #54-Gibbs now the leader, followed by #24-Byron, #5-Larson, #6-Keselowski, and #45-Reddick.
Lap 38 – Reddick and Keselowski pit.
Lap 37 – Green flag pit stops beginning.
Lap 35 – Larson takes third from Gibbs.  He’s 1.1 second behind Reddick.
Lap 26 – With 25 laps complete, no change in the top 5, but Keselowski has closed to less than a half second behind Reddick.  Leaders will soon start passing cars in the back of the field.
Lap 16 – Reddick has led every lap so far. He’s currently 1.4 second ahead of Keselowski. #54-Gibbs, #5-Larson, and #17-Buescher round out the top 5.
Lap 3 – #1-Ross Chastain got into the wall, but continues. No caution.
3:12pm/et – Green flag at Darlington. First stage is 90 laps.  #45-Reddick and #6-Keselowski on the front row.
3:03pm/et – Engines fired at Darlington.
2:54pmet – Pre-race ceremonies are underway.
2:49pm/et – No cars to the rear for the start of the race.
11:45am – No cars to the rear at this point.
Weather wont be an issue today. The National Weather Service calls for a sunny and a high of 81 degrees.

Race details:

Broadcast: FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 293 laps / 400.2 miles
Stages: 90 / 185 / 293
Average time of race: 3:19:45
Pit road speed: 45 mph
Caution car speed: 50 mph
Fuel Window: 76 laps

Timing (all times local & subject to change)
Invocation: 2:54:35 p.m.
National Anthem: 2:55:15 p.m.
Command: 3:02:00 p.m.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: none reported

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway have been made.
Pole winner #45-Tyler Reddick chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #6-Brad Keselowski took the 8th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Darlington Pit Stall page.

#45-Tyler Reddick won the Busch pole for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 170.124mph for his 1st pole of the year, 1st at Darlington and 7th of his career.
#6-Brad Keselowski will start second followed by #17-Chris Buescher, #54-Ty Gibbs, #24-William Byron, #5-Kyle Larson, #11-Denny Hamlin, #23-Bubba Wallace, #1-Ross Chastain, and #19-Martin Truex, Jr.
See the complete qualifying results and the Goodyear 400 Starting Lineup.

Darlington Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Tyler Reddick won the Pole Award for the Goodyear 400 with a lap of 28.906 seconds, 170.124 mph.
This is his seventh pole in 159 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2024.
This is his first pole in ten races at Darlington Raceway.
Brad Keselowski (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2024 and his 14th in 21 races at Darlington Raceway.
Chris Buescher (third) posted his second top-10 start at Darlington Raceway. It is his fourth in 13 races this season.
Carson Hocevar (21st) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway is over. The results:
#34-Michael McDowell 169.443
#54-Ty Gibbs 168.566
#17-Chris Buescher 168.457
#20-Christopher Bell 168.376
#24-William Byron 168.186
Slowest: #21-Harrison Burton 164.155
Most laps run: 35 laps by #54-Gibbs, #20-Bell, #42-Nemechek, #38-Gilliland, and #2-Cindric.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 36 drivers): #2-Austin Cindric 164.645mph.
Notes: A few drivers picked up Darlington stripes, including #48-Bowman, #45-Reddick, #12-Blaney and #8-Busch. The top 5 speeds were all set in Group A.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Goodyear 400 Practice speeds page.

Pre-race inspection report:
NASCAR Cup Series pre-race inspection is complete. No issues.

  • 22 of 36 cars passed on their first attempt.
  • 14 of 14 cars passed on their second attempt.

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
See the full entry list on the Goodyear 400 Entry List page.

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