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Articles tagged ‘2012 Southern 500’

May 15
Tuesday

NASCAR Issues Fines And Probation For Violations At Darlington Raceway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Logo DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 15, 2012) – NASCAR has fined Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 51 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, $50,000 and placed him on NASCAR probation until July 25 for his actions during the May 12 race at Darlington Raceway. Kurt Busch violated Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing; reckless driving on pit road during the race; involved in an altercation with another competitor after the completion of the race) of the 2012 NASCAR Rule Book. Additionally, Craig Strickler, a crew member for the No. 51 team, has been fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for violating Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing; interfering with a member of ... FULL STORY »

Solid Day for Tommy Baldwin Racing at Darlington Raceway

2012 NSCS Dave Blaney - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR Blaney finished 27th in the No. 36 SealWrap Chevrolet DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 14, 2012) – Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) looked to have a solid finish in the Bojangles Southern 500 on Saturday night. Dave Blaney drove to the 34th-place starting spot ... FULL STORY »

Darlington Raceway Considering the Addition of a Boxing Ring Behind Pit Road

Darlington Raceway Logo Driver/team confrontations on pit road in back-to-back seasons make for exciting outcomes at the Lady in Black DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 14, 2012) – Following a second-straight year of post-race altercations on pit road between NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and their teams, ... FULL STORY »

AARP Foundation Congratulates Rick Hendrick on Milestone Victory in Darlington

AARP Foundation Drive To End Hunger “[Rick and Jeff] are still building their legacies, both on and off the track.” DARLINGTON, SC – AARP Foundation President Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement on this weekend’s win in Darlington by Hendrick Motorsports. “Congratulations to Rick Hendrick and the ... FULL STORY »

Richard Childress Racing, 2012 NSCS Bojangles’ Southern 500 Post-Race Recaps

RCR Post Race Report -- Darlington Raceway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series RACE: Southern 500 TRACK: Darlington Raceway DATE: May 12, 2012 Race Highlights: Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 13th (Paul Menard), 16th (Kevin Harvick) and 18th (Jeff Burton). Menard tied for fifth in NASCAR's Loop Data ... FULL STORY »

“Lady in Black” Not Too Tough for Mears and GEICO Team

2012 NSCS No. 13 GEICO Ford Fusion (Casey Mears) - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR The GEICO Racing Team Records Eighth Top-25 Finish of the 2012 Season DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 13, 2012) – There is a reason Darlington Raceway is known as ‘The Lady in Black.’ In one moment, a driver can be conquering the lady and ... FULL STORY »

Two Back to Front Runs Results in Top-10 Finish for Logano at Darlington Raceway

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR Post-Race Highlights: · Joey Logano and the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota qualified 21st for Saturday night’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The car was extremely free for his qualifying lap. · On lap one, Logano fell back to 22nd position. However, ... FULL STORY »



No 43 Gravely Mowers Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR
Aric Almirola, 2012 NSCS Bojangles’ Southern 500 Post-Race Recap
Posted 05.13.12
Aric Almirola No. 43 Gravely Professional  Mowers Ford Fusion Aric Almirola started the originally scheduled 367-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway from the 13th position. Almirola finished the Bojangles’ Southern 500 as follows: 19th—Aric Almirola, No. 43 Gravely Mowers Ford Fusion  Almirola had a strong qualifying effort, starting 13th on the grid, ...FULL STORY »
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Marcos Ambrose, 2012 NSCS Bojangles’ Southern 500 Post-Race Recap
Posted 05.13.12
Marcos Ambrose No. 9 DEWALT Ford Fusion Marcos Ambrose started the originally scheduled 367-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway from the 28th position. Ambrose finished the Bojangles’ Southern 500 as follows: 9th—Marcos Ambrose, No. 9 DEWALT Ford Fusion ·         Saturday marked Ambrose’s first top-10 finish of 2012 and the second top-10 for ...FULL STORY »
Tony Stewart looks on from his car in the garage area - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Stewart Snags Third in Southern 500
Posted 05.13.12
Office Depot/Mobil 1 Driver Equals Career-Best Darlington Finish Date: May 12, 2012 Event: 63rd Southern 500 (Round 11 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (1.366-mile oval) Start/Finish: 17th/3rd (Running, completed 368 of 368 laps in a green-white-checkered finish) Point Standing: 7th (369 points, 42 out of first) Winner: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick ...FULL STORY »
Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday in Darlington, S.C. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR
Patient Patrick Learns Lady In Black
Posted 05.13.12
GoDaddy.com Driver Finishes 31st, Gains Valuable Sprint Cup Experience at Darlington/em> Date: May 12, 2012 Event: Southern 500 (Round 11 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (1.336-mile oval) Start/Finish: 38th / 31st (Running, completed 362 of 368 laps) Winner: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) in a green-white-checkered finish While the result ...FULL STORY »
2012 Kyle Busch - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR
Kyle Busch Keeps Strong Roll Going at Darlington
Posted 05.13.12
Doublemint Driver Earns Third Consecutive Top Five of Season Date: May 12, 2012 Event: Southern 500 (Round 11 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (1.366-mile oval) Start/Finish: 5th/4th (Running, completed 368 of 368 laps) Point Standing: Ninth (349 points, 62 out of first) Winner: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) in ...FULL STORY »
2012 NSCS 78 car (Regan Smith) - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR
Gritty Team Effort Lifts Smith to 14th-Place Finish in Darlington
Posted 05.13.12
 Overcoming continuous adversity was the post-race mantra for Furniture Row Racing as team driver Regan Smith brought home a 14th-place finish in Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500. The result in the 368-lap Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway was the best finish of the season for Smith, who entered the event ...FULL STORY »
2012 NSCS 39 car - WIX Filters - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR
Newman Knocked Off Balance at Darlington
Posted 05.13.12
Late Incident Drops WIX Filters Driver to 23rd-Place Finish Date: May 12, 2012 Event: Southern 500 (Round 11 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (1.366-mile oval) Start/Finish: 4th/23rd (Running, 367 of 368 laps completed) Point Standing: 14th (307 points, 104 points out of first) Winner: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) in ...FULL STORY »
(R-L) Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with team owner Rick Hendrick and NASCAR President Mike Helton after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
Jimmie Johnson Earns His First Victory of 2012, Captures 200th Owner Win for Rick Hendrick
Posted 05.13.12
DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 12, 2012) – Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion Jimmie Johnson scored his first win of the 2012 season at Darlington Raceway, his 56th career victory. Johnson’s win marks the 200th trip to victory lane for Rick Hendrick and Hendrick Motorsports (HMS). The milestone makes ...FULL STORY »
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Rally Gives Keselowski Lead Lap Finish at Darlington; Allmendinger Hampered by Late-Race Incident
Posted 05.13.12
 Brad Keselowski rallied from three laps down to score a respectable 15th-place finish on the lead lap in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at historic Darlington Raceway. Keselowski ran in the top 10 early in the race but hit the wall on lap 64 of the 368-lap race.  The No. 2 Miller ...FULL STORY »


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