Kevin Harvick has never won at the Darlington Raceway, but his No. 29 Chevrolet is out front as the Showtime Southern 500 reaches its final 100 laps. Twice a winner already in 2011, Harvick's victories at Auto Club Speedway of Southern California and Martinsville Speedway were his first at both of those respective venues.
Kasey Kahne, tonight's polesitter, currently runs second with Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and Carl Edwards rounding out the top-five.
Kyle Busch has still led the most laps on the night, but he has still yet to get back into the top-10 after his loose wheel under green.
Two of the Atlanta-sponsored teams had issues in short order. UPS-sponsored David Ragan was turned off turn two by Brian Vickers. Ragan clipped Vickers' left side door, shearing it away like a can-opener. After the restart from that yellow, Joey Logano and Marcos Ambrose made contact, sending Logano's Home Depot Toyota into the frontstretch wall. Ragan is still in the race but Logano's machine is behind the wall for repairs.