For the 200th time in his career, Sprint Cup team owner Rick Hendrick is headed to victory lane after Jimmie Johnson won the Bojangles Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway. It is Johnson's 56th-career win and his first since he claimed last September's race at the Kansas Speedway.
Denny Hamlin finished second ahead of Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. Completing the top-10 were Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Marcos Ambrose, and Joey Logano.
Johnson picked up his third Darlington victory, after sweeping the final season the track hosted two races in 2004. Jeff Gordon, who finished 35th after mechanical woes to continue his miserable season, has seven Darlington wins to go along with Ricky Rudd's 1991 triumph there in a Hendrick Chevy.
Hendrick's 200 victories have been marked by three Daytona 500 wins with Gordon and one each with Bodine and Johnson, five Brickyard 400 triumphs with Gordon and three more Indianapolis wins with Johnson, and have been a big part of him claiming ten Sprint Cup championships with Johnson (5), Gordon (4), and Terry Labonte (1, in 1996).