Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Preview

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By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Saturday Night May 12th, 2012

Location- Darlington, South Carolina

Start time- 7:15 PM EST

Distance- 367 Laps/501.322 Miles

Broadcast TV- FOX

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High- 82 F Low-60

Chance of rain- 0%

Partly Cloudy

Past Race Winners

2011- Regan Smith

2010- Denny Hamlin

2009- Mark Martin

2008- Kyle Busch

2007- Jeff Gordon

Notables yet to win at track

Brad Keselowski

Kasey Kahne

Tony Stewart

Matt Kenseth

 Kevin Harvick

Martin Truex Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Carl Edwards

News & Notes

Regan Smith looks to repeat as Darlington race winner

Brad Keselowski looks to win back-to-back races

Kyle Busch looks for redemption after second place finish last week at Talladega

Hendrick Motorsports continues to look for 200th Sprint Cup Series win

Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to attempt to get back to victory lane, last win was 139 races ago at Michigan, last year at Darlington Earnhardt Jr. finish 14th

My Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon

Group B- Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle, Regan Smith, Martin Truex Jr.

Group C- Bobby Labonte, Casey Mears

Event Schedule

Cup Practice 11:30 AM EST Friday on SPEED

Practice 2:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Qualifying 5:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Race 6:30 PM EST Saturday on FOX

Next Race- Sprint All-Star Race @ Charlotte Motor Speedway Charlotte, North Carolina

Entry List via Nascar.com

           

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

MAKE

SPONSOR

OWNER

1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet Rockwell Tools Linda Hendrick
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford DEWALT Richard Petty
10 Danica Patrick Roscoe, IL Chevrolet GoDaddy.com Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota Sport Clips J D Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Ford GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M / OH / ES Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Zest John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota Wrigley Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
22 AJ Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Menards / PPG Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Budweiser Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet BB&T Richard Childress
32 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Ford TBA Jack Roush
33 Stephen Leicht Asheville, NC Chevrolet Little Joes A
utos.com / Link-Belt
Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford Peanut Patch / Margaret Holmes Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Allan Heinke
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford A&W All American Food Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Wix Filters Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Gravely Mower Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Scott Products Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools Jeff Gordon
51 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services James Finch
52 Mike Skinner Susanville, CA Toyota CrusaderStaff
ing.com
Kelly Owen
55 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
74 Cole Whitt Alpine, CA Chevrolet Turn One Racing Vickie Compton
78 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet Furniture Row / CSX “Play it Safe” Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Rick Hendrick
93 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix, AZ Ford Curb Records Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Ford EcoBoost Jack Roush
19 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing Randy Humphrey
79 Scott Speed Manteca, CA Ford Team Kyle Archie St Hilaire
49 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Toyota America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents Jay Robinson

 

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