Open Race Thread: NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200

DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 11: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Blackwell Angus Beef/Cargill Ford, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award and Miss Coors Light Rachel Rupert after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway on May 11, 2012 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Darlington. Love this track, we should race here more often - like on Labor Day Weekend!

Anyway, back to reality. This race tonight will be nothing but reality to its 43 drivers as this track that has been dubbed "Too Tough Too Tame" for its harsh dose of reality for anyone who has ever raced on the egg-shaped oval.

Those drivers looking at a getting a good shot of reality are Danica Patrick, Travis Pastrana, and anyone else who has never raced there before.

My pick to win tonight is anyone that is a Cup driver. I hope I'm wrong but let's face it, experience at this track is more of an asset than at most of the other tracks in the circuit.

Race line up after the jump, see you there!

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Blackwell Angus Beef / Cargill 173.546 28.336 Leader
2 18 Denny Hamlin Toyota Sport Clips 172.784 28.461 -0.125
3 3 Austin Dillon* Chevrolet AdvoCare 172.650 28.483 -0.147
4 54 Kurt Busch Toyota Monster Energy 172.378 28.528 -0.192
5 20 Joey Logano Toyota Dollar General 172.354 28.532 -0.196
6 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet OneMain Financial 171.920 28.604 -0.268
7 11 Brian Scott Toyota Dollar General 171.698 28.641 -0.305
8 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Alliance Truck Parts 171.357 28.698 -0.362
9 38 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Great Clips 170.821 28.788 -0.452
10 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Brandt 170.253 28.884 -0.548
11 33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point Hotel & Casino 170.200 28.893 -0.557
12 44 Mike Bliss Toyota Tri-Star Motorsports 169.807 28.960 -0.624
13 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Snap-On Tools 169.725 28.974 -0.638
14 30 James Buescher Chevrolet AccuDoc Solutions 168.758 29.140 -0.804
15 7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 168.497 29.185 -0.849
16 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota SWMTX.com 168.169 29.242 -0.906
17 136 Ryan Blaney Chevrolet SealWrap.com / Advance Auto Parts 167.859 29.296 -0.960
18 50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet Twin Oaks Services 167.157 29.419 -1.083
19 39 Josh Richards Ford NSW Kids 167.152 29.420 -1.084
20 40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet TheMotorsportsGroup.com 167.066 29.435 -1.099
21 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet Restaurant.com 166.953 29.455 -1.119
22 43 Michael Annett Ford Pilot Flying J 166.653 29.508 -1.172
23 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Clements Automotive 166.366 29.559 -1.223
24 42 Josh Wise Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 166.337 29.564 -1.228
25 199 Travis Pastrana Toyota Boost Mobile 166.186 29.591 -1.255
26 14 Jeff Green Toyota Hefty / Reynolds Wrap 165.984 29.627 -1.291
27 124 Casey Roderick* Chevrolet West Virginia Miners / Linda K. Epling 165.956 29.632 -1.296
28 23 Jamie Dick Chevrolet Viva Auto Group 165.950 29.633 -1.297
29 46 Chase Miller Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 165.464 29.720 -1.384
30 19 Tayler Malsam Toyota G-Oil / NOYS 165.448 29.723 -1.387
31 41 Timmy Hill Ford Poynt.com 165.320 29.746 -1.410
32 81 Jason Bowles* Toyota American Majority 165.298 29.750 -1.414
33 47 Scott Speed Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 165.264 29.756 -1.420
34 10 Tony Raines Toyota TriStar Motorsports 164.965 29.810 -1.474
35 15 Blake Koch Chevrolet CapitalPlasticSurgery.com 164.413 29.910 -1.574
36 4 Danny Efland Chevrolet EMS Speak 164.391 29.914 -1.578
37 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Racing With Jesus / MorganShepherd.com 161.360 30.476 -2.140
38 175 Scott Riggs Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing 160.339 30.670 -2.334
39 174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink 159.481 30.835 -2.499
40 88 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com 158.730 30.981 -2.645
41 52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet Second Chance Race Parts 158.255 31.074 -2.738
42 108 Matt Frahm Ford New Lifestyle Diet / Maui Jim Sunglasses 156.323 31.458 -3.122
43 70 Derrike Cope Dodge ML Motorsports 152.158 32.319 -3.983
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