How the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, the seventh race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, played out Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway:
WINNER: Denny Hamlin overcame two penalties and pulled away for his second victory of the season.
Hamlin became the fifth driver this season to win the second stage and then go on to win the race. Hamlin, who won the Daytona 500 to open the 2019 season, led 45 laps on Sunday for his 33rd career victory and his third in Fort Worth.
Hamlin, who was hit with both a pit-road speeding penalty and an uncontrolled tire penalty, said speed was the key to overcoming his miscues.
“Just a fast car. They gave me fast car and one that could pass anyone