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Bojangles' Southern 500

Status: Final Darlington Raceway

Race Capsule

Darlington Raceway
  • What:

    Race 11 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC

  • When:

    May 12, 2012 7:15 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    367

  • Track Length:

    1.366 miles

  • Race Length:

    501.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $5,663,476

Drivers to Watch

Greg Biffle At 378 points, remained in first place in the Sprint Cup Series for the eighth consecutive week. Leads second-ranked Matt Kenseth by 7 points and third-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 9 points.
Jimmie Johnson Johnson fell two spots to 8th in the standings. He's 54 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and just 4 points behind 7th-ranked Tony Stewart.
Kasey Kahne 19th, 56 points out of the top 10. Gained four spots last week.
Ryan Newman 13th, 16 points out of the top 10. Lost three spots last week to fall out of the top 10.
Kyle Busch Busch climbed back into the top 10, moving up two positions from 11th to 9th after Sunday's race at Talladega. He is 70 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 16 points behind 8th-ranked Jimmie Johnson.
Martin Truex Jr. Truex dropped one spot in the standings to sixth place, 46 points behind Sprint Cup series leader Greg Biffle and just 1 point behind 5th-ranked Kevin Harvick.
Carl Edwards 11th, only two points out of the top 10. Lost two spots last week to fall out of the top 10.
Denny Hamlin Hamlin fell one spot in the standings to 4th place following Talladega. He's 27 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 18 points behind 3rd-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jeff Burton 18th, 53 points out of the top 10. Gained two spots last week.
Jamie McMurray 16th, 49 points out of the top 10. Gained two spots last week.
Jeff Gordon 23rd, 70 points out of the top 10. Lost six spots last week.
Aric Almirola 22nd, 65 points out of the top 10. Gained two spots last week.
Paul Menard 14th, 25 points out of the top 10.
Brad Keselowski 12th, only three points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.
AJ Allmendinger 20th, 60 points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.
Tony Stewart Stewart moved up one spot in the standings, from 8th to 7th. He is 50 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 4 points behind 6th-ranked Martin Truex, Jr.
Mark Martin 24th, 84 points out of the top 10. Lost five spots last week.
Matt Kenseth This year's Daytona 500 winner jumped two spots, from fourth to second, after Talladega. He is 7 points behind Roush Fenway Racing teammate and series points leader Greg Biffle and 2 points ahead of third-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Joey Logano 15th, 43 points out of the top 10.
Kevin Harvick Harvick climbed two spots from 7th to 5th after Talladega. He's 45 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 18 points behind 4th-ranked Denny Hamlin.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fell one spot, from second to third, after Talladega. Earnhardt is 9 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 2 points behind second-ranked Matt Kenseth.
Kurt Busch 25th, 87 points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.
Clint Bowyer Bowyer jumped back into the top 10 for the second time this season, climbing two spots from 12th to 10th. He's 76 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 6 points behind 9th-ranked Kyle Busch.
Juan Pablo Montoya 17th, 50 points out of the top 10. Lost one spot last week.
Marcos Ambrose 21st, 63 points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.