The three-time reigning Daytona 500 champion rallied from a long evening at his home track to grab a transfer spot to the second round of the Playoffs.
The two-time reigning Cup champion battled back from the rear of the field to post a top-10 result with an interim crew chief atop the pit box.
The Welcome, North Carolina, native backed up his run at Darlington by posting a top-five run at Richmond and recording his first back-to-back top-five results in the Cup circuit.
A pair of former Cup champions emerged with strong results at Richmond and with late opportunities to win.
The Mooresville, North Carolina, native wrapped up the Xfinity Series regular-season championship following a top-10 run and capping off an eventful doubleheader run at Richmond.
The Mitchell, Indiana, native is set to reach a milestone start in his fourth full-time season between two of NASCAR's top three major division series.
The seven-time Cup championship crew chief for Hendrick Motorsports' No. 24 team is set to reach a milestone start in his 20th full-time season as a crew chief.
The veteran from Hatboro, Pennsylvania, native is set to achieve a milestone start in his third season as a crew chief for the Wood Brothers Racing.
The reigning two-time Cup champion is set to achieve and surpass a milestone start within NASCAR's three major division series at Richmond Raceway.
The Charlotte native driving the No. 24 car for Hendrick Motorsports is set to achieve a milestone start in his junior season in the NASCAR Cup Series.