Kyle Larson won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway in overtime, leading a 1-2 finish for Hendrick Motorsports for a fourth consecutive week.
Reigning Cup Series champion Chase Elliott finished second, a career-best at the California road course.
RESULTS: Where everybody finished at Sonoma
Martin Truex Jr. was denied a third consecutive Sonoma win (2018, 2019; no race in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic). But his third-place finish snapped a run of three consecutive finishes of 19th or worse.
Denny Hamlin remains the regular season points leader, but Larson has closed within 47 points following Sunday’s race.
Larson scored a maximum 60 points on Sunday (40 for the race, 20 for winning both stages) compared to Hamlin’s 31 points (29 for finishing eighth, plus two stage points). That’s a gain of 29 points.
Elliott has moved up to third in the standings (-73 behind Hamlin). William Byron slips to fourth (-100) following his first DNF of the season. Logano remains fifth (-116).