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Statistics, event schedule and race information for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Bojangles’ Southern 500

Race Recap and Results Race Photos
Starting Lineup Pit Stall Assignments
Final Practice Speeds First Practice Speeds
Paint Schemes Fantasy Racing Preview
Driver Averages Driver Stats
Driver Ratings Laps Led Leaders
Past Race Winners Past Pole Winners
Entry List Schedule of Events

Darlington TrackTrack Length: 1.366-Miles
Race Length:
367 Laps (501.3 miles)
First Race:
Sept. 4, 1950 – Southern 500
Banking in Corners:
25 degrees – Turns 1 & 2; 23 degrees – Turns 3 & 4
Banking on Straights:
6 degrees
Frontstretch:
1,229 feet
Backstretch:
1,229 feet

Stage Lengths: Stage 1 ends at Lap 100; Stage 2 ends at Lap 200; Final stage ends at Lap 367

Qualifying Record: Aric Almirola, Ford, 184.145 mph (26.705 sec.); April 11, 2014 (set during 2nd round of qualifying)
Race Record: Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 141.383 mph (3:32:45); May 11, 2013


Starting Positions of Race Winners

Starting Pos. Races Won
1 20
2 17
3 13
4 8
5 12
6 4
7 4
8 6
9 8
10 6
11 3
12 1
13 2
14 2
15 2
23 2
31 1
37 2
43 1

Races won from Pole (20 of 114)

Driver Year
Fonty Flock 1952
Fred Lorenzen 1961, 1964
Richard Petty 1966, 1967
Bobby Allison 1971, 1972
David Pearson 1972, 1973, 1976 (twice)
Harry Gant 1984
Bill Elliott 1985 (twice), 1988
Tim Richmond 1986
Dale Earnhardt 1990, 1993
Dale Jarrett 1997
Kevin Harvick 2014

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