NASCAR’s races at the track “Too Tough To Tame” for is annual throwback event on Mother’s Day. The Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM.
Cup Series points leader Chase Elliott is coming off a win at Dover Motor Speedway in the most recent race. He sits 50 points ahead of Ryan Blaney, who remains second in the standings without a win this season.
A mix of Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing drivers have the best odds to win, according to BetMGM sportsbook. Kyle Larson is favored (+500), followed by Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. (tied at +700), Elliott (+800), Kyle Busch (+900) and William Byron (+1,000).
Joey Logano earned the pole with a lap of 28.805 seconds and speed of 170.720 mph during qualifying on Saturday. Kyle Larson will start iin the front row following Saturday’s qualifying sessions. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr. will line up in the next row behind them.
NASCAR Hall of Famer driver David Pearson leads the series in wins at Darlington, a 1.366-mile egg-shaped paved oval, with 10 victories. Hamlin leads all active drivers in Darlington wins with four (2010, ‘17, ‘20, ‘21). Truex Jr. is the defending Goodyear 400 winner.
The race is 293 laps (400.2 miles) with stages ending on laps 90, 185 and 293.
NASCAR at Darlington starting order
|4||Martin Truex Jr.||19|
|26||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47|
How to watch NASCAR Darlington
- Race: Goodyear 400
- Distance: 293 laps (400.2 miles) with stages ending on laps 90, 185 and 293
- Where: Darlington Raceway
- When: Sunday, May 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET
- TV: FS1 at 2 p.m.
- Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
- Purse: $7,292,599
- 2021 Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.