By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Miller Genuine Draft-sponsored NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski won the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday night in Darlington, South Carolina. This is his first win of the season.
Prior to Sunday, Keselowski had two second place finishes. He had a second place finish during the second race of the season in Atlanta. He then had another second place finish in Michigan in August.
He led 24 of the 367 laps. Keselowski also picked up 55 points and five playoff points for the win.
Pennzoil-sponsored driver Joey Logano was the second-place finisher. He also led 18 laps and received 50 points.
DC Solar-sponsored driver Kyle Larson was the third-place finisher. He led a race-high 284 laps, while receiving 54 points and two playoff points.
Those three drivers made up 326 laps led. Reigning Champion, Martin Truex Jr., who is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops/5-Hour Energy, led 30 laps. FedEx Throwback-sponsored driver Denny Hamlin also led 11 laps.
Six cars did not finish the race. Azalta Throwback-sponsored driver William Byron finished 35th after having engine problems on Lap 329. Carolina Ford Dealers-sponsored driver Clint Bowyer crashed on Lap 309 and finished 36th. Rewards.com-sponsored Timmy Hilly finished 37th after having engine problems on Lap 268.
Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.net-sponsored driver Matt DiBenedetto had rear end problems on Lap 254 and finished in the 38th position. Lowe’s Throwback-sponsored driver Jimmie Johnson had an oil pump problem and left the race on 227, finishing in 39th. Agri-Supply/Spark Energy-sponsored Joey Gase finished 40th after crashing on Lap 120.