2014 VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200

2014 VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 from Darlington Race Predictions

The famed Darlington Raceway takes NASCAR back to its heart, soul, and roots as this track, which opened in 1950, has been compared to such iconic sports venues as Fenway Park and Wrigley Field due to its intimate and quirky layout and personality with narrow track in some areas in which cars will literally rub up against it thus earning the famed “Darlington Stripe.” The VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 will take place on Friday night with coverage on ESPN2 starting at 7:30 PM ET.

Darlington Raceway

The Darlington Raceway is an egg shaped oval that is 1.366 miles in length with a 25 degree banking in turns 1 and 2 with a 23 degree banking in turns 2 and 4. Kyle Busch beat the Nationwide Series odds for a win in last year’s version of this race. Other recent past winners in the Nationwide Series Darlington spring race were Joey Logano in 2012, Kyle Busch in 2011, Denny Hamlin in 2010, Matt Kenseth in 2009, Tony Stewart in 2008, and Denny Hamlin in both 2006 and 2007. Since the Bojangles 500 runs the very next night at Darlington there will be plenty of potential Sprint Cup series drivers crossing over for this Nationwide Series race.

Top Nationwide Series Drivers

Regan Smith has a total of 5 career Nationwide Series starts at Darlington with 0 wins and 1 top 10 finish with an average start of 26.4 and an average finish of 17.4.

Trevor Bayne has a total of 2 career Nationwide Series starts at Darlington with 0 wins, 0 top 10 finishes, with an average start of 9.5 and average finish of 24.0.

Elliott Sadler has 10 career Nationwide Series starts at Darlington with 3 top 5 finishes and 4 top 10 finishes with an average start of 8.5 and an average finish of 20.0.

Brendan Gaughan has 3 career starts at Darlington in the Nationwide Series with 0 wins, 0 top 10 finishes, with an average start of 12.3 and an average finish of 26.0.

The Pick

Regan Smith as he continues to impress in the Nationwide Series!