Darlington Raceway
Showtime Southern 500
May 8, 2010

Official Results from
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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 11

SHOWTIME SOUTHERN 500

DARLINGTON RACEWAY

Darlington, S.C. – May 8, 2010

1.366-Mile Oval

501 M – 367 L – Purse: $5,547,815

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Fin.      Str.         Car                                                                                                                                         NSCS       Bonus      Driver

Pos     Pos         No.      Driver                              Team                                                                          Laps     Points       Points      Rating          Winnings  Status___

 1           8         11       Denny Hamlin              FedEx Express Toyota                                           367        190             *5       134.5       $288,525  Running

 2           1           1       Jamie McMurray          McDonald's Chevrolet                                            367        175             *5       121.1         243,779  Running

 3         14           2       Kurt Busch                    Miller Lite Dodge                                                     367        165                       111.7         188,698  Running

 4           2         24       Jeff Gordon                 DuPont/National Guard Facebook Chevrolet       367        170         **10       134.0         180,601  Running

 5         15         42       Juan Pablo Montoya   Target Chevrolet                                                     367        155                       105.2         152,156  Running

 6         35         29       Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                        367        155             *5         95.3         151,076  Running

 7         39         18       Kyle Busch                   Doublemint Toyota                                                  367        151             *5       102.0         146,556  Running

 8         11         31       Jeff Burton                    Caterpillar Chevrolet                                               367        147             *5       113.3         136,915  Running

 9           6         39       Ryan Newman             Haas Automation Chevrolet                                   367        138                         95.8         125,904  Running

10          3         83       Brian Vickers               Red Bull Toyota                                                       367        139             *5       100.7         127,173  Running

11          4         00       David Reutimann         Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                            367        135             *5         98.4         119,906  Running

12          9         12       Brad Keselowski          Penske Dodge                                                         367        127                         87.6         115,835  Running

13        29         17       Matt Kenseth                Crown Royal Black Ford                                        367        124                         82.6         133,651  Running

14        21           6       David Ragan                UPS Ford                                                                 367        121                         73.8           95,025  Running

15        41         99       Carl Edwards               Aflac Ford                                                                367        118                         62.4         123,098  Running

16          5           5       Mark Martin                  GoDaddy.com Chevrolet                                       367        115                         81.3         100,775  Running

17        32         78       Regan Smith                Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet                           367        112                         77.1           92,075  Running

18        19         88       Dale Earnhardt Jr.       AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet                367        109                         81.8           91,200  Running

19        33         56       Martin Truex Jr.           NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                         366        106                         79.5           82,425  Running

20        10           9       Kasey Kahne                Budweiser Ford                                                       366        103                         83.9         122,290  Running

21        38         19       Elliott Sadler                Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford                                       366        100                         63.7           88,950  Running

22        17         16       Greg Biffle                    3M Ford                                                                    366          97                         67.2           88,575  Running

23        24         14       Tony Stewart                Old Spice/Office Depot Chevrolet                         366          99             *5         69.7         116,923  Running

24        31         26       David Stremme            Air National Guard Ford                                         365          91                         46.2           86,775  Running

25          7         47       Marcos Ambrose         Kingsford/Scott Branded Products Toyota          364          88                         55.9         105,148  Running

26        40         34       Travis Kvapil                A&W All American Food Ford                                364          85                         44.7           77,300  Running

27        13         20       Joey Logano               The Home Depot Toyota                                        363          82                         55.0         112,840  Running

28        16         82       Scott Speed                 Red Bull Toyota                                                       363          84             *5         51.7           92,423  Running

29        43         13       Max Papis                    GEICO Toyota                                                         361          76                         35.7           73,650  Running

30        20         98       Paul Menard                 Turtle Wax/Menards Ford                                      359          73                         56.1           83,975  Running

31        25         77       Sam Hornish Jr.          Mobil 1 Dodge                                                         358          70                         57.5           83,725  Running

32        27         33       Clint Bowyer                The Hartford Chevrolet                                           331          67                         57.1           80,050  Running

33        42         37       Kevin Conway #          Extenze Ford                                                           309          64                         33.5           89,398  Accident

34        23         71       Bobby Labonte             TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet                                       297          61                         39.9           71,750  Accident

35        34         38       David Gilliland            Taco Bell Ford                                                         283          58                         37.7           90,260  Accident

36        22         48       Jimmie Johnson         Lowe's Chevrolet                                                     179          55                         55.8         125,903  Accident

37        12         43       AJ Allmendinger          Insignia/Best Buy Ford                                           178          52                         56.7         108,501  Accident

38        26           7       Robby Gordon            BAMVIP.com/James Otto/Whitney Duncan Toyota 170       54             *5         40.8           82,998  Engine

39        37         64       Todd Bodine               Little Joe's Auto Sales Toyota                                  47          46                         28.9           70,800  Brakes

40        18         55       Michael McDowell       PRISM Motorsports Toyota                                      44          43                         35.1           70,650  Accident

41        30         46       J.J. Yeley                      Whitney Motorsports Dodge                                   42          40                         27.8           70,475  Brakes

42        28         66       D ave Blaney                 PRISM Motorsports Toyota                                      35          37                         30.5           70,380 Transmission

43        36         32       Reed Sorenson           Braun Racing Toyota                                                19          34                         28.9           70,739  Accident

# Raybestos Rookie of the Year Contender.   ** Includes race leader/most laps led bonus. * Includes race leader bonus.

Failed to qualify: (3) #87 Joe Nemechek, #36 Casey Mears, #09 Mike Bliss.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 67,000, Hamlin won the SHOWTIME Southern 500, his 11th NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. To start the race, the following car dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: No. 18 (backup).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 57 minutes, 35 seconds                          AVERAGE SPEED: 126.605 mph                          MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.908 seconds

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD: Jamie McMurray (180.370 mph. 27.264 secs.)

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Kevin Manion (crew chief for Jamie McMurray)

GOODYEAR GATORBACK BELTS FASTEST LAP AWARD: Jeff Burton (172.942 mph, Lap 241)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Jeff Gordon

MOBIL 1 “COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE” AWARD: Jamie McMurray

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Gil Martin (crew chief for Kevin Harvick)

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $120,000 at Dover++

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS POSITION IMPROVEMENT AWARD: Kyle Busch (32 places)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Kevin Conway

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Denny Hamlin

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD: Jamie McMurray (305.523 sec.)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Denny Hamlin (104 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 11 cautions for 56 laps. [Beneficiary] 46-50 (#55-Accident Turn 2 [99]); 55-58 (#20-Accident Frontstretch [82]); 63-66 (#14, 98-Accident Backstretch [26]); 85-88 (#16, 48, 56-Accident Turn 4 [71]); 172-178 (Debris [48]); 181-190 (#37-Accident Turn 2 [16]); 201-204 (#14-Spin Frontstretch [99]); 229-232 (Debris [6]); 234-237 (Debris [26]); 282-286 (#38, 71-Accident Turn 2 [9]); 343-347 (#20-Accident Turn 2 [99]).

LAP LEADERS: 20 lead changes among 11 drivers. McMurray-pole, J. Gordon 1-37, Vickers 38-46, R. Gordon 47, McMurray 48-85, Stewart 86-90, J. Gordon 91-140, Hamlin 141-146, Harvick 147-148, Speed 149-150, Hamlin 151-173, McMurray 174-205, Ky. Busch 206-228, McMurray 229, Reutimann 230-232, Burton 233-260, J. Gordon 261-283, Ky. Busch 284-289, Hamlin 290-340, Burton 341-343, Hamlin 344-367.

++Rollover money awarded at year’s end, amount not included in race winnings.

 

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12   (Wins)

 1 –Kevin Harvick                  1,622      (1)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson             1,512      (3)

 3 –Kyle Busch                       1,509      (1)

 4 –Jeff Gordon                     1,475      (0)

 5 –Matt Kenseth                    1,472      (0)

 6 –Denny Hamlin                  1,458      (3)

 7 –Greg Biffle                        1,431      (0)

 8 –Kurt Busch                        1,420      (1)

 9 –Jeff Burton                        1,394      (0)

10–Mark Martin                      1,357      (0)

11–Carl Edwards                   1,345      (0)

12–Dale Earnhardt Jr.           1,318      (0)

 

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS POSITION

IMPROVEMENT AWARD

                                      Car #           Pts.

Kevin Harvick              (#29)             2

Kyle Busch                   (#18)             2

Matt Kenseth                (#17)             1

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER OF RACE

AWARD                        Car #           Pts.

Gil Martin                     (#29)             2

Steve Addington         (#  2)             1

Todd Berrier                (#31)             1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kevin Conway                           110

Terry Cook                                   37

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #           Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)             4

Jamie McMurray          (#  1)             3

Juan Pablo Montoya   (#42)             2

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                         Pts       Wins

Chevrolet                         82              6

Toyota                              66              4

Ford                                  49              0

Dodge                              45              1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                Car #             Pts.

Jimmie Johnson       (#48)               3

Denny Hamlin            (#11)               3

Kevin Harvick            (#29)               1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK BELTS FASTEST

LAP AWARD                Car #         Pts.

Kyle Busch                   (#18)             2

Jeff Burton                    (#31)             2

Jeff Gordon                 (#24)             1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                    Car #             Pts.

Earnhardt/Childress (#29)             105

Hendrick                    (#48)             104

Hendrick                    (#24)               90

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #         Pts.

Kyle Busch                     (#18)             2

Denny Hamlin                (#11)             2

Jeff Burton                      (#31)             2

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                        Car #         Pts.

Gil Martin                       (#29)             3

Dave Rogers                  (#18)             2

Brian Pattie                     (#42)             2

 

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD

                                    Car #             Pts.

Martin Truex Jr.         (#56)                 2

Jeff Gordon               (#24)                 1

Matt Kenseth              (#17)                 1

 

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD

Jamie McMurray                                  2

Kyle Busch                                           1

Kurt Busch                                            1

Mark Martin                                          1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                               1

Tony Stewart                                        1

Joey Logano                                       1

 

 

 


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race
from NASCAR Statistics
OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 11
Unofficial Race Results for the Showtime Southern 500 (61St Running)
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Darlington Raceway - Darlington, SC - 1.366 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 367 Laps - 501.322 Miles - Purse: $5,547,815

Fin Str Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Laps
Run
Points Bonus
Pts
Driver
Rating
Total
Award
Status Times
Led
Laps
Led
1 8 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 367 190 5 134.5 $288,525 Running 4 104
2 1 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 367 175 5 121.1 $243,779 Running 3 71
3 14 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 367 165   111.7 $188,698 Running    
4 2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont / National Guard Facebook Chevy 367 170 10 134 $180,601 Running 3 110
5 15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 367 155   105.2 $152,156 Running    
6 35 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevy 367 155 5 95.3 $151,076 Running 1 2
7 39 18 Kyle Busch Doublemint Toyota 367 151 5 102 $146,556 Running 2 29
8 11 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 367 147 5 113.3 $136,915 Running 2 31
9 6 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 367 138   95.8 $125,904 Running    
10 3 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 367 139 5 100.7 $127,173 Running 1 9
11 4 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 367 135 5 98.4 $119,906 Running 1 3
12 9 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Dodge 367 127   87.6 $115,835 Running    
13 29 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Black Ford 367 124   82.6 $133,651 Running    
14 21 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 367 121   73.8 $95,025 Running    
15 41 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 367 118   62.4 $123,098 Running    
16 5 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 367 115   81.3 $100,775 Running    
17 32 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 367 112   77.1 $92,075 Running    
18 19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy / National Guard Chevy 367 109   81.8 $91,200 Running    
19 33 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 366 106   79.5 $82,425 Running    
20 10 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Ford 366 103   83.9 $122,290 Running    
21 38 19 Elliott Sadler Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford 366 100   63.7 $88,950 Running    
22 17 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 366 97   67.2 $88,575 Running    
23 24 14 Tony Stewart Old Spice / Office Depot Chevy 366 99 5 69.7 $116,923 Running 1 5
24 31 26 David Stremme Air National Guard Ford 365 91   46.2 $86,775 Running    
25 7 47 Marcos Ambrose Kingsford / Scott Branded Products Toyota 364 88   55.9 $105,148 Running    
26 40 34 Travis Kvapil A&W Alll American Food Ford 364 85   44.7 $77,300 Running    
27 13 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 363 82   55 $112,840 Running    
28 16 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Toyota 363 84 5 51.7 $92,423 Running 1 2
29 43 13 Max Papis GEICO Toyota 361 76   35.7 $73,650 Running    
30 20 98 Paul Menard Turtle Wax / Menards Ford 359 73   56.1 $83,975 Running    
31 25 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 358 70   57.5 $83,725 Running    
32 27 33 Clint Bowyer The Hartford Chevy 331 67   57.1 $80,050 Running    
33 42 37 Kevin Conway # Extenze Ford 309 64   33.5 $89,398 Accident    
34 23 71 Bobby Labonte TaxSlayer.com Chevy 297 61   39.9 $71,750 Accident    
35 34 38 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 283 58   37.7 $90,260 Accident    
36 22 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 179 55   55.8 $125,903 Accident    
37 12 43 A J Allmendinger Insignia / Best Buy Ford 178 52   56.7 $108,501 Accident    
38 26 7 Robby Gordon BAMVIP.com / James Otto / Whitney Duncan Toyota 170 54 5 40.8 $82,998 Engine 1 1
39 37 64 Todd Bodine Little Joe's Auto Sales Toyota 47 46   28.9 $70,800 Brakes    
40 18 55 Michael McDowell PRISM Motorsports Toyota 44 43   35.1 $70,650 Accident    
41 30 46 JJ Yeley Dodge 42 40   27.8 $70,475 Brakes    
42 28 66 Dave Blaney PRISM Motorsports Toyota 35 37   30.5 $70,380 Transmission    
43 36 32 Reed Sorenson Braun Racing Toyota 19 34   28.9 $70,739 Accident    

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 67,000, Denny Hamlin won the SHOWTIME Southern 500, his 11th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. To start the race, the following car dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: #18 (backup).

Failed to Qualify: (3) #87-Joe Nemechek, #36-Casey Mears, #09-Mike Bliss.

Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 57 Mins, 35 Secs.
Average Speed: 126.605 MPH
Margin of Victory: 1.908 Seconds

Caution Flags: 11 for 56 laps: Laps: 46-50 (#55 accident turn 2 [99]); 55-58 (#20 accident frontstretch [82]); 63-66 (#14, 98 accident backstretch [26]); 85-88 (#16, 48, 56 accident turn 4 [71]); 172-178 (Debris [48]); 181-190 (#37 accident turn 2 [16]); 201-204 (#14 spun frontstretch [99]); 229-232 (Debris [6]); 234-237 (Debris [26]); 282-286 (#38, 71 accident turn 2 [9]); 343-347 (#20 accident turn 2 [99]).

Lead Changes: 20 among 11 drivers: J. McMurray 0; J. Gordon 1-37; B. Vickers 38-46; R. Gordon 47; J. McMurray 48-85; T. Stewart 86-90; J. Gordon 91-140; D. Hamlin 141-146; K. Harvick 147-148; S. Speed 149-150; D. Hamlin 151-173; J. McMurray 174-205; Kyle Busch 206-228; J. McMurray 229; D. Reutimann 230-232; J. Burton 233-260; J. Gordon 261-283; Kyle Busch 284-289; D. Hamlin 290-340; J. Burton 341-343; D. Hamlin 344-367.

Coors Light Pole Award : Jamie McMurray, #1 180.37 mph
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Jamie McMurray, #1 crew chief Kevin Manion
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Jeff Burton, #31 172.942 mph, Lap 241
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Jeff Gordon, #24
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : Jamie McMurray, #1
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Kevin Harvick, #29 crew chief Gil Martin, 0.408 seconds
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award : Kyle Busch, #18 32 places
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Kevin Conway, #37
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Denny Hamlin, #11
Tissot Pit Road Precision : Jamie McMurray, #1 305.523 seconds
WIX Filters Lap Leader : Denny Hamlin, #11 104 Laps
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