RCR Post Race Report — Darlington Raceway- Sprint Cup

RCR Post Race Report — Darlington Raceway
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series   
RACE: Southern 500
TRACK: Darlington Raceway    
DATE: May 12, 2012  
Race Highlights:       
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 13th (Paul Menard), 16th (Kevin Harvick) and 18th (Jeff Burton).
Menard tied for fifth in NASCAR’s Loop Data category for Closers, gaining three positions in the final 10 percent of the event.
Menard logged the 13th-fastest Speed in Traffic with an average of 161.238 mph according to NASCAR Loop Data statistics.
Harvick ranked first in Green Flag passes (109) and Speed in Traffic (162.797 mph).
Burton’s 10th-place qualifying effort was his second-best start of the 2012 Sprint Cup Series season   
Burton made 57 green-flag passes during the 500-mile race
Jimmie Johnson scored the win in Saturday night’s race. He was followed to the checkered flag by Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.
The next scheduled Sprint Cup Series race is the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 19, televised live on SPEED beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM Satellite Radio beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.