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Southern 500: Erik Jones takes Richard Petty's No. 43 to victory at Darlington, but Next Gen cars under scrutiny once more

Racers were angry. Racers were complaining. Racers were questioning everything, live in HD on our television sets.

Awesome. Welcome to the postseason.

On Sunday night in the 73rd edition of the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, NASCAR's oldest speedway and its still-new racecar joined forces to send the sport through a time machine and a garbage disposal all at once. When the checkered flag flew and the smoke quite literally cleared, Erik Jones drove a car into Victory Lane that hadn't won this race in exactly 55 years, Richard Petty's always famous but often feeble No.