Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Preview

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 200thSprint 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

Jason’s 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

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

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