Eric Jones survived a late push from Joe Gibbs teammate Racing Toyota Toyota Kyle Bush in Darlington to achieve his first victory of the 2019 NASCAR Cup season in his 100th start.
While the second-stage winner Bush controlled the early part of the final phase of the rain-delayed 367 lap race, he lost his position in the penultimate pitstop cycle of the race during caution 274 and was skipped by Kyle Larson and Jones.
Ganashi Larson and Jones drivers, who had jumped into a dispute during Stage Two, changed the lead several times in the restart before the JGR driver was able to establish the advantage he was able to retain through the final steps of the green flag .
But Bush managed to find himself in front of Larson during his suspension and threatened Jones in the closing stages. He closed within a tenth of his teammate's armor before sliding into the wall of Turn 2 with three laps, causing significant damage to the process.
Bush was handed over by Larson, who scraped second. Bush completed the final lap and a half, driving the wall to finish 1
Starting the race in the back of the field after changing his engine after qualifying, Bush won nine positions in
Larson, who led 44 laps on the road to second, now secured a place in the playoffs with one regular season race.
Kevin Harvick finished fourth despite battling a damaged battery in the second half of the race, as well as battling left front fender damage after contacting Chris Buescher.
Brad Keselowski of Penske led the race early but finished fifth. 
After entering the two-point race at the end of the playoffs, Clint Bower (pictured above) bows to teammate Stewart-Haas Racing Daniel Suarez and takes a temporary place in the playoffs, 15- place it in the points of compensation after finishing the race in sixth place.
He is eight points clearer than Suarez and Ryan Newman, who, after finishing 11th and 23rd respectively, leave Darlington level on points on either side of the playoff line.
The two made contact in the second stage as Suarez made light contact with Newman as they battled around the periphery of the top 10, throwing Newman's Ford into the rotation.
Although he finished first in second place and consistently fought in the top five in the first two stages, Jimmy Johnson's race finished 16th and he is now 18 points in the playoffs.
He was embroiled in a 274 lap accident triggered by spinner Daniel Hemrick and collecting one Kurt Bush stage winner, along with Des Hamlin and William Byron.
Darlington hosts a "throwaway" NASCAR weekend where cars are painted with special pounds to honor teams, drivers and culture from the history of the series.
The start of the race was delayed more than three hours after prolonged rainfall, which rolled into the scheduled start time of the race, which meant that it was nearly 2am local time when the checkered flag finally arrived.
|1||Eric Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||367||3h44m46.s|
|2||Kyle Larson||] Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||367||4.058s|
|3||Kyle Busch||] Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||367||17.168s|
|4.1 19659025] Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||367||19.778s|
|5  19659025] Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||367||367||367||367||367||367||367||s|
|6  Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||367||23.160s|
|7||Kurt Busch  Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||19659025] 367  23.605s|
|8||Matt DiBenedetto||Leavine Family Racing||Toyota||367||23.940s|
|] 9||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||367||25.180s|
|10||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||367  19659025] 27.556s|
|11||Daniel Suarez||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||367||29.773s|
|12||Chris Buescher||JTG Daugherty Racing||] Chevrolet||367||30.039s|
|19659025] Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||366||1 lap|
|14||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||366||1 Lap  15||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||366||1 lap|
|16||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||Chevrolet||366||1 lap|
|17 [1 9659025] Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||366||1 lap|
|18||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||365||365||365||365 2 1965 Lances|
|19||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsport||Chevrolet||365||2 laps|
|20||Ty Dylan||Germain Racing||Chevrolet||Chevrolet||2 laps|
|21||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsport||Chevrolet||365||] 2 laps|
|22||Ryan Pries||JTG Daugherty Racing||JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet||365||2 laps|
|23||Ryan Newman||Roush Fenway Racing  Ford||365||2 laps|
|24||Darrell Wallace Jr. 19659025] Richard Petty Motorsports||Chevrolet||365||2 laps|
|25||Landon Cassill||StarCom Racing||Chevrolet||364||3 laps|
|1965902 5] David Ragan||Car front rows||Ford||363||4 laps|
|27||Matt Tift||Car front rows||Ford||362||5 laps|
|28||Ross Chastain||Premium Motorsports||Chevrolet||361||6 laps|
|29||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||356||11 laps|
|30||Reed Sorenson||Motor sports Spire||Chevrolet||355||12 laps  31||Joe Nemechek||Premium Motorsport||Chevrolet||354||13 laps|
|32||JJ Yeley||Rick Ware Racing||Chevrolet||352  15 laps|
|33||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||351||16 Laps|
|34||Joey Gus||MBM Motorsport||Toyota||349||18 laps|
|35||Gareth Smithley||Rick Ware Racing||Chevrolet||23 laps|
|36||Corey LaJoie||Go FAS Racing||Ford||330||37 laps|
|37||Daniel Hemric||Richard Childress Racing  Chevrolet||274||Accident|
|38||Michael McDowell||Car front rows||Ford||274||Accident|
|39||BJ McLeod||Racing Petty Ware Racing||Chevrolet||194||Accident|
|1||Kyle Bush||Kyle Bush|
|5||Martin Truex Jr.||862|
|12||Eric Jones  694|
|13  William Byron||683|
|16||Daniel Suarez||617||617||617||617||617||17||Ryan Newman||617|
|18||Jimmy Johnson||599  19||Paul Menard||548|
|2 1||Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.||483|
|22||Matt DiBenedetto 19659025] 467|
|27||Darrell Wallace Jr.||317|
|33||Quinn Howff||71  34||JJ Yale||38|
|] 35||Jamie McMurry||19|
|38||38||38 ] Stanton Barrett||2|