Did Erik Jones mess up the playoffs by winning at Darlington?

One by one, Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch fell by the wayside at Darlington Raceway. Suddenly, it was Erik Jones versus Denny Hamlin for the win, and Hamlin had much more at stake as a NASCAR playoff entrant.

Jones took the checkered flag. In the course of scoring his third career Cup Series victory, he also denied Hamlin an automatic transfer to the next stage of the playoffs.

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