Bojangles Southern 500 Predictions From Darlington on Saturday Night

2014 Bojangles' Southern 500

The Lady in Black” is the ominous name of the Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC and with good reason as this throwback track brings NASCAR back to its “Rubbin’ is Racin’ Roots with tight and narrow turns and a quirky egg shaped oval to go with a Saturday night atmosphere that will make for a highly entertaining evening of NASCAR action.

The Bojangles Southern 500 will take place on Saturday night with coverage on Fox starting at 6:30 PM ET.

Recent Winners

Matt Kenseth beat the NASCAR odds last year for the win at Darlington in the Bojangles 500 with Jimmie Johnson taking the checkers in 2012, Regan Smith in 2011, Denny Hamlin in 2010, Mark Martin in 2009, Kyle Busch in 2008, Jeff Gordon in 2007, and Gregg Biffle back to back in 2006 and 2007.

Top Darlington Drivers

Denny Hamlin has an average finish of 5.38 in 8 career starts at Darlington with 1 win, 4 top 5 finishes and 7 top 10 finishes with an average start of 10.1.

Jimmie Johnson has 15 career starts at Darlington with an average start of 11.8 and an average finish of 8.8 with 3 wins, 8 top 5 finishes and 11 top 10 finishes.

Martin Truex, Jr has 8 career starts at Darlington with an average start of 21.9 and average finish of 11.4 with 0 wins, 1 top 5 finish and 3 top 10 finishes.

Jimmie Johnson’s Hendrick motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon has 33 career starts at Darlington with 7 wins, 19 top 5 finishes and 22 top 10 finishes with an average start of 6.8 and an average finish of 11.5.

Tony “Smoke” Stewart has 21 career starts at Darlington with an average start of 17.2 and an average finish of 12.0. “Smoke” has 0 wins, 4 top 5 finishes and 11 top 10 finishes.

Ryan Newman has 15 career starts at Darlington with 0 wins, 7 top 5 finishes and 10 top 10 finishes with an average finish of 12.4 and average start of 8.8.

The Pick

While he commands a top price you must always pay for quality and we’ll call for Jimmie Johnson!