There are only two weeks left until NASCAR’s playoffs start and there are still plenty of automatic bids left to your taking. Denny Hamlin has to be thrilled the tour is led back to Darlington Raceway.
The defending champion of the Bojangles Southern 500, Hamlin is second among active drivers with two wins at the 1.366-mile track and he’s seven top 5s and 10 top 10s to go with it at 12 career races at the monitor. He has finished in the top 3 of his past six races at Darlington and top 4 in five of his final six on this track.
The 38-year-old needs to be thrilled to make his way to South Carolina this week because he looks for his first victory of the year as well as an automatic berth to the playoffs. However, with only three finishes within the top 10 in his last six races, he isn’t performing at his best.
The Big 3 of Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. do Exactly That. All three’ve wins on the track in their careers and have combined for 11 top 5s and 24 top 10s in Darlington Raceway. Busch is second among active drivers at motorist evaluation in the South Carolina track (105.1) and he is our choice to win the Bojangles Southern 500.
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