2009 Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com

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2009 GoDaddy.com 500
Race details[1]
Race 11 of 36 in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Darlington Raceway
Darlington Raceway
Date May 9, 2009 (2009-May-09)
Location Darlington Raceway, Darlington, South Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.366 mi (2.198 km)
Distance 367 laps, 501.322 mi (806.799 km)
Weather Temperatures as low as 69.1 °F (20.6 °C); wind speeds up to 16.9 miles per hour (27.2 km/h)[2]
Average speed 119.687 miles per hour (192.618 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing
Time 27.394
Most laps led
Driver Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing
Laps 117
Winner
No. 5
Mark Martin
Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds
2009 Sprint Cup Series
Chase for the Sprint Cup
Non-points races in italics

The 2009 Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com, was the 53rd annual running of the Rebel 500, traditionally held on Confederate Memorial Day, the eleventh race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, was held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, South Carolina. The race was televised in the USA on Fox starting at 7 PM US EDT with radio being handled on MRN on terrestrial radio and Sirius Satellite Radio.

Top Ten Finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 5 Arkansas Mark Martin Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
2 48 California Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
3 14 Indiana Tony Stewart Chevrolet Stewart-Haas Racing
4 39 Indiana Ryan Newman Chevrolet Stewart-Haas Racing
5 24 California Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
6 1 New Jersey Martin Truex, Jr. Chevrolet Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
7 25 Michigan Brad Keselowski Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
8 16 Washington (state) Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 20 Connecticut Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
10 17 Wisconsin Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
  • Failed to Qualify: Jeremy Mayfield (#41), Scott Speed (#82)
  • Note: Scott Speed's team paid Joe Nemechek to let Speed drive his car in this race.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Southern 500". Racing-Reference.info. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  2. ^ "2009 Southern 500 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 


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