Raceday - Southern 500

May 10, 2013 

SOUTHERN 500

WHERE: Darlington Raceway

TRACK TYPE: 1.366-mile banked, paved egg-shaped oval

RACE DISTANCE: 367 laps, 501.3 miles

TV: Coverage begins at 6 p.m. Fox. Green flag is 7:01 p.m. ET

RADIO: WWNQ-FM 94.3

What to watch

1 Aric Almirola has a career-best four consecutive top-10 finishes entering Darlington, which also is the longest current streak in the Sprint Cup Series.

2 Jimmie Johnson enjoys a hefty advantage in the Cup series standings and is the defending champ in this race. That’s not a good combination for his competition.

3 Greg Biffle is the only active Ford driver with a Cup series win at Darlington, winning back-to-back races in 2005 and 2006.

Jim Utter

Lineup

Pos.No.DriverCarSpeed
1.78Kurt BuschChevy181.918
2.48Jimmie JohnsonChevy180.974
3.18Kyle BuschToyota180.92
4.5Kasey KahneChevy180.741
5.56Martin Truex, Jr.Toyota180.284
6.11Denny HamlinToyota180.158
7.20Matt KensethToyota180.112
8.24Jeff GordonChevy180.105
9.16Greg BiffleFord180
10.29Kevin HarvickChevy179.77
11.31Jeff BurtonChevy179.684
12.42Juan MontoyaChevy179.632
13.15Clint BowyerToyota179.599
14.17Ricky StenhouseFord179.514
15.27Paul MenardChevy179.468
16.88Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Chevy179.409
17.99Carl EdwardsFord179.004
18.43Aric AlmirolaFord178.822
19.13Casey MearsFord178.815
20.14Tony StewartChevy178.75
21.39Ryan NewmanChevy178.497
22.55Mark MartinToyota178.316
23.47Bobby LabonteToyota178.219
24.9Marcos AmbroseFord177.98
25.1Jamie McMurrayChevy177.974
26.2Brad KeselowskiFord177.961
27.51Regan SmithChevy177.948
28.93Travis KvapilToyota177.73
29.38David GillilandFord177.685
30.22Joey LoganoFord177.653
31.34David RaganFord177.646
32.33Landon CassillChevy177.3
33.83David ReutimannToyota177.051
34.35Josh WiseFord176.67
35.98Michael McDowellFord176.657
36.95Scott SpeedFord176.359
37.7Dave BlaneyChevyPoints
38.19Mike BlissToyotaPoints
39.30David StremmeToyotaPoints
40.10Danica PatrickChevyPoints
41.32Timmy HillFordPoints
42.36J.J. YeleyChevyPoints
43.87Joe NemechekToyotaPoints

Points Standings

DRIVERPTS.DEF.WINS
1. Jimmie Johnson383---2
2. Carl Edwards342-411
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.324-590
4. Matt Kenseth317-662
5. Clint Bowyer316-670
6. Brad Keselowski314-690
7. Kasey Kahne299-841
8. Aric Almirola293-900
9. Paul Menard290-930
10. Kyle Busch285-982
11. Greg Biffle280-1030
12. Kevin Harvick276-1071
13. Martin Truex Jr.269-1140
14. Jeff Gordon269-1140
15. Jamie McMurray267-1160
16. Ricky Stenhouse256-1270
17. Ryan Newman242-1410
18. Joey Logano237-1460
19. Jeff Burton235-1480
20. Kurt Busch231-1520

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