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NASCAR drivers with most wins in Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2013 Bojangles Southern 500 winner Matt Kenseth driving next to Danica Patrick at Darlington

The following is a list of the NASCAR drivers with the most wins in the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The Bojangles Southern 500 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup race that has been run annually since 1950 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina.

The race has had many different names over the years, including the Dodge Charger, Dodge Avenger, and Dodge Challenger, as well as the GoDaddy dot com and the Showtime Southern 500. Bojangles has been the sponsor since 2012.

NASCAR drivers with most wins in the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

1. David Pearson - 7 wins

David Pearson holds the NASCAR record for most wins in the Bojangles Southern 500 with seven. Pearson won the race in 1968, 1970, 1972-1974, 1976, and 1980.

In 1979, David Pearson wanted two tires replaced on lap 302 during the race, but his pit crew loosened the nuts for all four tires and when Pearson sped away after getting two new tires, the other loosened tires flew off the car and ended his race.

David Pearson was one of the most successful NASCAR drivers of all time. He won 105 races in just 571 career starts.

2. Dale Earnhardt - 6

Dale Earnhardt won the Bojangles Southern 500 in 1982, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1993, and 1994. In his career, Dale Earnhardt won 76 races in 676 starts.

3. Darrell Waltrip - 4

Darrell Waltrip won the race in 1977, 1979, 1981, and 1984. For his career, Darrell Waltrip won 84 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 809 starts.

T-4. Dale Jarrett - 3

Dale Jarrett won the Bojangles Southern 500 in 1997, 1998, and 2001. In his career, Dale Jarrett won 32 races in 668 starts.

T-4. Herb Thomas - 3

Herb Thomas won the race in 1951, 1954, and 1955. Herb Thomas won 48 races in just 228 starts back in the early days of NASCAR.

Active NASCAR drivers with most wins in Bojangles 500

Jimmie Johnson won the race in 2004 and 2012

  • Jeff Gordon - 2

Jeff Gordon won the race in 1996 and 2007.

  • Greg Biffle - 2

Greg Biggle won the race in consecutive years in 2005 and 2006.