The NASCAR Southern 500 at Darlington as it happened

DARLINGTON, SC - SEPTEMBER 06: A view of the Darlington Raceway logo on the front straight SAFER barrier after the crew of Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, used tape to make it say 'Carlington' to celebrate Edwards' victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 6, 2015 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)
DARLINGTON, SC - SEPTEMBER 06: A view of the Darlington Raceway logo on the front straight SAFER barrier after the crew of Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, used tape to make it say 'Carlington' to celebrate Edwards' victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 6, 2015 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)
DARLINGTON, SC – SEPTEMBER 06: A view of the Darlington Raceway logo on the front straight SAFER barrier after the crew of Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, used tape to make it say ‘Carlington’ to celebrate Edwards’ victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 6, 2015 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)

Carl Edwards led the only lap that mattered Sunday night.  He led the final eight and was able to claim his 25th career victory winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Southern 500 at historic Darlington Raceway.  Here’s how it all went down Sunday night at Darlington.

Brad Keselowski lead the field to the green from his first career Darlington pole as Kurt Busch tired to hold on for second. He wasn’t successful  as both Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano drove by with Harvick grabbing second and Busch dropped to fourth behind Logano.

The race was just getting underway when on lap 6 the first caution came out MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.