Darlington Raceway
Showtime Southern 500
May 7, 2011

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics NOT NASCAR.com

  • Regan Smith wins at Darlington: #78-Regan Smith won the Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway for the first win of his career. He stayed on track during the last caution and held off #99-Edwards on a green-white-checker finish.
    Edwards held on to finish second followed by #2-Keselowski, #4-Kahne (the pole sitter), #39-Newman, #11-Hamlin, #14-Stewart, #16-Biffle, #1-McMurray, and #56-Truex, Jr.
    #29-Harvick and #18-Busch were called to the NASCAR hauler after the race. They were involved in the accident that brought out the final caution of the night. Then as cars were headed to pit road after the checkered flag, they parked next to one another on pit road and Harvick got out of his car to confront Busch, when Busch took off and pushed Harvick's car out of the way and into the pitwall.
    The win was the 5th ever for a car #78 and the first since Jim Paschal won at Columbia, SC running the #78 on July 9, 1955 [see wins by car number page].
    There were 21 lead changes among 12 drivers; 11 cautions for 46 yellow flag laps. The attendance is listed as 61,000, down from 67,000 last year.
    Scheduled Race Re-Air: Wednesday, May 11 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED
    For points standings, see the Drivers Points Standings page and the Owners Points Standings page. (3-7-2011)


    NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 10
    62ND ANNUAL SHOWTIME SOUTHERN "500"
    DARLINGTON RACEWAY

    Darlington, SC - May 7, 2011
    1.366-Mile Oval
    367 Laps - 501.322 Miles Purse: $5,531,600

    Finish
    Pos
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Team Laps Points Bonus
    Points
    Driver
    Rating
    Winnings Status Times
    Led
    Laps
    Led
    1 23 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 370 47 4 90.3 $272,745 Running 1 11
    2 4 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 370 43 1 124.8 248,966 Running 4 57
    3 10 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 370 41 0 88.5 178,358 Running    
    4 1 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 370 42 2 135.2 164,608 Running 6 124
    5 2 39 Ryan Newman Tornados Chevy 370 40 1 102.1 165,025 Running 1 28
    6 3 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Toyota 370 38 0 104.6 152,000 Running    
    7 9 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevy 370 38 1 108.5 141,758 Running 1 6
    8 22 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 370 36 0 85.7 117,350 Running    
    9 12 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevy 370 36 1 94 128,614 Running 1 13
    10 29 56 Martin Truex Jr NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 370 35 1 82.6 100,550 Running 1 1
    11 14 18 Kyle Busch Wrigley Doublemint Toyota 370 34 1 114.1 134,991 Running 2 78
    12 5 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP Chevy 370 32 0 107.3 126,836 Running    
    13 6 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 370 31 0 87.5 120,066 Running    
    14 30 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr AMP Energy Sugar-Free / National Guard Chev 370 30 0 90.3 96,100 Running    
    15 19 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / KOBALT Tools Chevy 370 29 0 87.8 137,761 Running    
    16 36 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Outdoors Toyota 370 28 0 72.1 114,408 Running    
    17 13 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 370 28 1 110.6 141,111 Running 2 47
    18 15 47 Bobby Labonte Lance / Tom's Snacks Toyota 370 27 1 75.9 112,270 Running 1 2
    19 28 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 369 25 0 64 92,150 Running    
    20 7 43 AJ Allmendinger Best Buy Ford 369 24 0 64.3 121,486 Running    
    21 11 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 369 23 0 63.4 91,125 Running    
    22 18 27 Paul Menard Turtle Wax / Menards Chevy 369 22 0 63.8 89,850 Running    
    23 16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 368 21 0 59.6 119,758 Running    
    24 41 36 Dave Blaney Golden Corral Chevy 367 20 0 46.7 99,258 Running    
    25 20 17 Matt Kenseth Wiley X Eyewear Ford 366 19 0 56.7 117,486 Running    
    26 21 38 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 365 0 0 47.5 90,633 Running    
    27 25 22 Kurt Busch Shell / Pennzoil Dodge 364 17 0 53 119,775 Running    
    28 40 32 Ken Schrader US Chrome / R&D Railroad Ford 364 17 1 40.6 87,822 Running 1 2
    29 27 09 Landon Cassill Security Benefit / Thank a Teacher Today Chev 364 0 0 40.1 77,075 Running    
    30 32 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 364 15 1 44.4 77,900 Running 1 1
    31 26 33 Clint Bowyer BB&T Chevy 363 13 0 83.4 118,083 Accident    
    32 37 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 362 12 0 41.6 73,475 Running    
    33 24 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 358 11 0 64 82,525 Engine    
    34 8 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 332 10 0 68.6 100,664 Running    
    35 17 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 318 9 0 68.2 81,200 Running    
    36 35 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 172 8 0 34.2 72,775 Brakes    
    37 42 7 Robby Gordon Fast Five / Speed Energy Dodge 87 7 0 37.8 72,585 Brakes    
    38 33 50 T.J. Bell Little Joe's Autos Toyota 67 0 0 37.9 72,350 Transmission    
    39 31 46 J.J. Yeley Red Line Oil Chevy 34 5 0 33.9 72,225 Engine    
    40 34 60 Mike Skinner Big Red Toyota 29 0 0 33.5 72,050 Brakes    
    41 38 30 David Stremme EchoStor Technologies Chevy 27 3 0 30.8 71,875 Electrical    
    42 43 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 22 0 0 29 71,780 Electrical    
    43 39 66 Michael McDowell K Love Toyota 7 1 0 29.4 72,139 Vibration    


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


    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 10
    Unofficial Race Results for the 62Nd Annual Showtime Southern 500 - Saturday, May 7, 2011
    Darlington Raceway - Darlington, SC - 1.366 Mile Paved
    Total Race Length - 370 Laps - 505.42 Miles - Purse: $5,531,600

    Fin Str Car# Driver Sponsor
    Manu
    Laps
    Run
    Points Bonus
    Pts
    Driver
    Rating
    Total
    Award
    Status Times
    Led
    Laps
    Led
    1 23 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 370 47 4 90.3 $272,745 Running 1 11
    2 4 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 370 43 1 124.8 $248,966 Running 4 57
    3 10 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 370 41   88.5 $178,358 Running    
    4 1 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 370 42 2 135.2 $164,608 Running 6 124
    5 2 39 Ryan Newman Tornados Chevy 370 40 1 102.1 $165,025 Running 1 28
    6 3 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Toyota 370 38   104.6 $152,000 Running    
    7 9 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevy 370 38 1 108.5 $141,758 Running 1 6
    8 22 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 370 36   85.7 $117,350 Running    
    9 12 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevy 370 36 1 94 $128,614 Running 1 13
    10 29 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 370 35 1 82.6 $100,550 Running 1 1
    11 14 18 Kyle Busch Wrigley Doublemint Toyota 370 34 1 114.1 $134,991 Running 2 78
    12 5 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP Chevy 370 32   107.3 $126,836 Running    
    13 6 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 370 31   87.5 $120,066 Running    
    14 30 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy Sugar-Free / National Guard Chevy 370 30   90.3 $96,100 Running    
    15 19 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / KOBALT Tools Chevy 370 29   87.8 $137,761 Running    
    16 36 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Outdoors Toyota 370 28   72.1 $114,408 Running    
    17 13 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 370 28 1 110.6 $141,111 Running 2 47
    18 15 47 Bobby Labonte Lance / Tom's Snacks Toyota 370 27 1 75.9 $112,270 Running 1 2
    19 28 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 369 25   64 $92,150 Running    
    20 7 43 A J Allmendinger Best Buy Ford 369 24   64.3 $121,486 Running    
    21 11 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 369 23   63.4 $91,125 Running    
    22 18 27 Paul Menard Turtle Wax / Menards Chevy 369 22   63.8 $89,850 Running    
    23 16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 368 21   59.6 $119,758 Running    
    24 41 36 Dave Blaney Golden Corral Chevy 367 20   46.7 $99,258 Running    
    25 20 17 Matt Kenseth Wiley X Eyewear Ford 366 19   56.7 $117,486 Running    
    26 21 38 Travis Kvapil(i) Long John Silver's Ford 365 0   47.5 $90,633 Running    
    27 25 22 Kurt Busch Shell / Pennzoil Dodge 364 17   53 $119,775 Running    
    28 40 32 Ken Schrader US Chrome / R&D Railroad Ford 364 17 1 40.6 $87,822 Running 1 2
    29 27 09 Landon Cassill(i) Security Benefit / Thank a Teacher Today Chevy 364 0   40.1 $77,075 Running    
    30 32 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 364 15 1 44.4 $77,900 Running 1 1
    31 26 33 Clint Bowyer BB&T Chevy 363 13   83.4 $118,083 Accident    
    32 37 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 362 12   41.6 $73,475 Running    
    33 24 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 358 11   64 $82,525 Engine    
    34 8 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 332 10   68.6 $100,664 Running    
    35 17 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 318 9   68.2 $81,200 Running    
    36 35 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 172 8   34.2 $72,775 Brakes    
    37 42 7 Robby Gordon Fast Five / Speed Energy Dodge 87 7   37.8 $72,585 Brakes    
    38 33 50 T J Bell(i) Little Joe's Autos Toyota 67 PE   37.9 $72,350 Transmission    
    39 31 46 J J Yeley Red Line Oil Chevy 34 5   33.9 $72,225 Engine    
    40 34 60 Mike Skinner(i) Big Red Toyota 29 0   33.5 $72,050 Brakes    
    41 38 30 David Stremme EchoStor Technologies Chevy 27 3   30.8 $71,875 Electrical    
    42 43 87 Joe Nemechek(i) NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 22 0   29 $71,780 Electrical    
    43 39 66 Michael McDowell K Love Toyota 7 1   29.4 $72,139 Vibration    

      Race Comments: Before a crowd estimated at 61,000, Regan Smith won the SHOWTIME Southern 500, his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag no car(s) dropped to the rear.

      Failed to Qualify: (3) #81-Scott Riggs(i), #71-Andy Lally #, #92-Brian Keselowski #.

      Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 53 Mins, 51 Secs. Average Speed: 129.678 MPH Margin of Victory: 0.196 Seconds

      Caution Flags: 11 for 46 laps: Laps: 7-9 (#60 Spin Backstretch [None]); 36-41 (Oil on the track / Competition [7]); 75-78 (#34 Accident Turn 2 [None]); 85-88 (#48 Spin Turn 1 [36]); 124-127 (Debris Frontstretch [36]); 222-225 (#48 Spin Turn 4 [2]); 231-235 (#6, 83 Accident Backstretch [56]); 240-243 (#9, 20 Accident Frontstretch [18]); 281-284 (Debris Backstretch [48]); 359-362 (Oil on the track [88]); 365-368 (#18, 29, 33 Accident Frontstretch [00]).

      Lead Changes: 21 among 12 drivers: K. Kahne 1-9; R. Newman 10-37; C. Mears 38; K. Schrader 39-40; K. Kahne 41-75; J. McMurray 76-88; K. Kahne 89-114; C. Edwards 115-123; Kyle Busch 124-175; M. Truex Jr. 176; B. Labonte 177-178; Kyle Busch 179-204; C. Edwards 205-221; K. Harvick 222; C. Edwards 223-235; K. Harvick 236-281; K. Kahne 282-332; T. Stewart 333-338; K. Kahne 339-340; C. Edwards 341-358; K. Kahne 359; R. Smith 360-370.

      American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award : Kasey Kahne, #4
      Coors Light Pole Award : Kasey Kahne, #4 181.254 mph
      DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Carl Edwards, #99 crew chief Bob Osborne
      Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Kevin Harvick, #29 173.161 mph, Lap 246
      Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Hendrick Engines, #39
      Mobil 1 Driver of the Race : Kasey Kahne, #4
      Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Greg Biffle, #16 Greg Erwin, 0.006 sec
      O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award : Dave Blaney, #36 17 places

    • Driver Rating: Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race. Must have raced in 75% of scheduled point-paying races.

      (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

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