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Southern 500

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Event Overview
Alternatively Known As: Southern 500 (1950-1988, 2009); Heinz Southern 500 (1989-1991); Mountain Dew Southern 500 (1992-1997, 2001-2004); Pepsi Southern 500 (1998-2000); Dodge Charger 500 (2005-2006); Dodge Avenger 500 (2007); Dodge Challenger 500 (2008); Showtime Southern 500 (2010-2011); Bojangles' Southern 500 (2012-2019); Cook Out Southern 500 (2020-present)
First Event Run: 1950 Event Still Contested
Car Style: Stock Car (NASCAR Cup) Location: Darlington Raceway
Quick Stats
Most Wins: Jeff Gordon (6) Most Top-Fives:
Number of Races: 72 Number of Drivers:
Project Status: COMPLETED
Year Date Track Winner
1950 4 September 1950 Darlington Raceway Johnny Mantz
1951 3 September 1951 Darlington Raceway Herb Thomas
1952 1 September 1952 Darlington Raceway Fonty Flock
1953 7 September 1953 Darlington Raceway Buck Baker
1954 6 September 1954 Darlington Raceway Herb Thomas
1955 5 September 1955 Darlington Raceway Herb Thomas
1956 3 September 1956 Darlington Raceway Curtis Turner
1957 2 September 1957 Darlington Raceway Speedy Thompson
1958 1 September 1958 Darlington Raceway Fireball Roberts
1959 7 September 1959 Darlington Raceway Jim Reed
1960 5 September 1960 Darlington Raceway Buck Baker
1961 4 September 1961 Darlington Raceway Nelson Stacy
1962 3 September 1962 Darlington Raceway Larry Frank
1963 2 September 1963 Darlington Raceway Fireball Roberts
1964 7 September 1964 Darlington Raceway Buck Baker
1965 6 September 1965 Darlington Raceway Ned Jarrett
1966 5 September 1966 Darlington Raceway Darel Dieringer
1967 4 September 1967 Darlington Raceway Richard Petty
1968 2 September 1968 Darlington Raceway Cale Yarborough
1969 1 September 1969 Darlington Raceway LeeRoy Yarbrough
1970 7 September 1970 Darlington Raceway Buddy Baker
1971 6 September 1971 Darlington Raceway Bobby Allison
1972 4 September 1972 Darlington Raceway Bobby Allison
1973 3 September 1973 Darlington Raceway Cale Yarborough
1974 2 September 1974 Darlington Raceway Cale Yarborough
1975 1 September 1975 Darlington Raceway Bobby Allison
1976 6 September 1976 Darlington Raceway David Pearson
1977 5 September 1977 Darlington Raceway David Pearson
1978 4 September 1978 Darlington Raceway Cale Yarborough
1979 3 September 1979 Darlington Raceway David Pearson
1980 1 September 1980 Darlington Raceway Terry Labonte
1981 7 September 1981 Darlington Raceway Neil Bonnett
1982 6 September 1982 Darlington Raceway Cale Yarborough
1983 5 September 1983 Darlington Raceway Bobby Allison
1984 2 September 1984 Darlington Raceway Harry Gant
1985 1 September 1985 Darlington Raceway Bill Elliott
1986 31 August 1986 Darlington Raceway Tim Richmond
1987 6 September 1987 Darlington Raceway Dale Earnhardt
1988 4 September 1988 Darlington Raceway Bill Elliott
1989 3 September 1989 Darlington Raceway Dale Earnhardt
1990 2 September 1990 Darlington Raceway Dale Earnhardt
1991 1 September 1991 Darlington Raceway Harry Gant
1992 6 September 1992 Darlington Raceway Darrell Waltrip
1993 5 September 1993 Darlington Raceway Mark Martin
1994 4 September 1994 Darlington Raceway Bill Elliott
1995 3 September 1995 Darlington Raceway Jeff Gordon
1996 1 September 1996 Darlington Raceway Jeff Gordon
1997 31 August 1997 Darlington Raceway Jeff Gordon
1998 6 September 1998 Darlington Raceway Jeff Gordon
1999 5 September 1999 Darlington Raceway Jeff Burton
2000 3 September 2000 Darlington Raceway Bobby Labonte
2001 2 September 2001 Darlington Raceway Ward Burton
2002 1 September 2002 Darlington Raceway Jeff Gordon
2003 31 August 2003 Darlington Raceway Terry Labonte
2004 14 November 2004 Darlington Raceway Jimmie Johnson
2005 7 May 2005 Darlington Raceway Greg Biffle
2006 13 May 2006 Darlington Raceway Greg Biffle
2007 13 May 2007 Darlington Raceway Jeff Gordon
2008 10 May 2008 Darlington Raceway Kyle Busch
2009 9 May 2009 Darlington Raceway Mark Martin
2010 8 May 2010 Darlington Raceway Denny Hamlin
2011 7 May 2011 Darlington Raceway Regan Smith
2012 12 May 2012 Darlington Raceway Jimmie Johnson
2013 11 May 2013 Darlington Raceway Matt Kenseth
2014 12 April 2014 Darlington Raceway Kevin Harvick
2015 6 September 2015 Darlington Raceway Carl Edwards
2016 4 September 2016 Darlington Raceway Martin Truex, Jr.
2017 3 September 2017 Darlington Raceway Denny Hamlin
2018 2 September 2018 Darlington Raceway Brad Keselowski
2019 1 September 2019 Darlington Raceway Erik Jones
2020 6 September 2020 Darlington Raceway Kevin Harvick
2021 5 September 2021 Darlington Raceway Denny Hamlin