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2009 Southern 500 Presented by GoDaddy.com
2009 Southern 500
Race details[1][2]
Race 11 of 36 in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Layout of Darlington Raceway
Layout of Darlington Raceway
Date May 9, 2009 (2009-May-09)
Location Darlington Raceway, Darlington County, South Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.366 mi (2.198 km)
Distance 367 laps, 501.322 mi (806.799 km)
Weather Chilly with temperatures plummeting as low as 69.1 °F (20.6 °C); wind speeds up to 16.9 miles per hour (27.2 km/h)
Average speed 119.687 miles per hour (192.618 km/h)
Attendance 70,000
Pole position
Driver Roush Fenway Racing
Time 27.394
Most laps led
Driver Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing
Laps 117
No. 5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2009 Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com, the 60th running of the event, was 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.

Seventy-two thousand fans were eyewitnesses to four hours and eleven minutes of racing action. There were 23 changes to the lead position recorded during the race and 17 cautions were taken for a duration of 73 laps. Almost 20% of the race was held under the caution flag due to debris and accidents while the average green flag run was slightly more than 16 laps.[1]

Top Ten Finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
3 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Stewart-Haas Racing
4 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Stewart-Haas Racing
5 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
6 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevrolet Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
7 25 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
8 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
10 17 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.


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

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