Kurt Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award with a qualifying lap of 181.918 mph. His time set the track record previously held by Kasey Kahne in 2011 with a lap speed of 181.254. It is his 16th pole in 446 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
With a weekend full of rain delays, wild wrecks, close finishes, and underdog winners at Talladega Superspeedway behind them, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series head to Darlington Raceway, NASCAR’s first superspeedway, for some night racing on Mother’s Day weekend at the track that is “Too Tough To Tame”.
Go Green Racing is making their second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start of the season with Speed who will be driving the No. 79 Ford Fusion Saturday evening at Darlington Raceway. The car will be running a special paint scheme to honor 7 year old Kyle St. Clair of Scarborough, ME.
Tonight we head to NASCAR's oldest superspeedway. The track "Too Tough to Tame" is the spot for the 63rd running of Bojangles' Southern 500 tonight on FOX, (live 7 p.m. ET) and when the engines fire tonight, it will be the last time the 43-cars making the start tonight have four straight fenders.