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  • Darlington Raceway hosting free NASCAR tune-up event for fans

    Darlington Raceway hosting free NASCAR tune-up event for fans

    Friday, June 1 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-06-01 20:50:17 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Darlington Raceway is letting fans get up close and personal with some of NASCAR’s biggest stars this Labor Day weekend. 

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    Darlington Raceway is letting fans get up close and personal with some of NASCAR’s biggest stars this Labor Day weekend. 

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  • Hamlin sweeps Darlington

    Hamlin sweeps Darlington

    Monday, September 4 2017 2:56 PM EDT2017-09-04 18:56:53 GMT
    Denny Hamlin is the 4th driver to sweep race weekend at Darlington. (Source: WMBF Sports)Denny Hamlin is the 4th driver to sweep race weekend at Darlington. (Source: WMBF Sports)

    Denny Hamlin overcame a seemingly critical mistake to win the 68th annual Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sunday night at Darlington Raceway,

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    Denny Hamlin overcame a seemingly critical mistake to win the 68th annual Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sunday night at Darlington Raceway,

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  • Darlington Raceway fans get ready for Southern 500

    Darlington Raceway fans get ready for Southern 500

    Monday, September 4 2017 8:53 AM EDT2017-09-04 12:53:56 GMT
    Tim Sprenger on his seven foot rack to watch the Southern 500.Tim Sprenger on his seven foot rack to watch the Southern 500.

    The tradition continues at the Darlington Raceway and the official throwback weekend of NASCAR kicked off Sunday evening at the Track Too Tough to Tame. The Bojangle's Southern 500 returned to Labor Day weekend for it's third year in a row.

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    The tradition continues at the Darlington Raceway and the official throwback weekend of NASCAR kicked off Sunday evening at the Track Too Tough to Tame. The Bojangle's Southern 500 returned to Labor Day weekend for it's third year in a row.

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  • Denny Hamlin wins Xfinity Series race at Darlington

    Denny Hamlin wins Xfinity Series race at Darlington

    Saturday, September 2 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-09-03 02:00:25 GMT
    Denny Hamlin wins the Sport Clips VFW 200. (Source: WMBF Sports)Denny Hamlin wins the Sport Clips VFW 200. (Source: WMBF Sports)

    Kevin Harvick took the pole position for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Saturday at Darlington Raceway, ...

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    Kevin Harvick took the pole position for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Saturday at Darlington Raceway, ...

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  • Black and teal behind the wheel

    Black and teal behind the wheel

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-08-30 03:10:59 GMT
    CCU student Brandon Brown will drive in the Xfinity race at Darlington.CCU student Brandon Brown will drive in the Xfinity race at Darlington.

    The lady in Black, will have a touch of teal and black this weekend.

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    The lady in Black, will have a touch of teal and black this weekend.

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  • Darlington Raceway to dedicate turn 3 suite towers to the Earnhardt's

    Darlington Raceway to dedicate turn 3 suite towers to the Earnhardt's

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:09:58 GMT
    (Source: Darlington Raceway)(Source: Darlington Raceway)

    In celebrating the legacy of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and honoring Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his final NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 start, Darlington Raceway is dedicating its Turn 3 suite towers in their names, respectively..

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    In celebrating the legacy of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and honoring Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his final NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 start, Darlington Raceway is dedicating its Turn 3 suite towers in their names, respectively..

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  • Defending track champ visits Darlington

    Defending track champ visits Darlington

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-08-01 22:11:43 GMT
    Martin Truex Jr will look to defend his crown on Labor Day Weekend. (Source: WMBF Sports)Martin Truex Jr will look to defend his crown on Labor Day Weekend. (Source: WMBF Sports)

    Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota, spent a day in the local Darlington, S.C. community on Tuesday, helping to promote the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

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    Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota, spent a day in the local Darlington, S.C. community on Tuesday, helping to promote the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

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  • Darlington Raceway to honor Dale Earnhardt Sr.

    Darlington Raceway to honor Dale Earnhardt Sr.

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-06-20 19:43:56 GMT
    (Source: ISC Archives and Images)(Source: ISC Archives and Images)

    As part of its throwback weekend, celebrating the 1985-89 era of the sport, Darlington Raceway will be honoring Dale Earnhardt Sr. and the 30th anniversary of his 1987 Bojangles’ Southern 500 victory.

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    As part of its throwback weekend, celebrating the 1985-89 era of the sport, Darlington Raceway will be honoring Dale Earnhardt Sr. and the 30th anniversary of his 1987 Bojangles’ Southern 500 victory.

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  • Cole Custer to honor Sam Ard at Darlington

    Cole Custer to honor Sam Ard at Darlington

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-06-14 20:55:30 GMT
    Driver Cole Custer with Sam Ard's children. (Source: WMBF Sports)Driver Cole Custer with Sam Ard's children. (Source: WMBF Sports)

     While the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang is piloted by a relatively fresh face in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, it was a tenacious veteran whose heroics in the early 1980s made the No. 00 synonymous with winning. .

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     While the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang is piloted by a relatively fresh face in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, it was a tenacious veteran whose heroics in the early 1980s made the No. 00 synonymous with winning. .

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  • Rick Ware Racing to run Clemson paint scheme at Darlington

    Rick Ware Racing to run Clemson paint scheme at Darlington

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-06-07 17:17:05 GMT
    Source: Rick Ware RacingSource: Rick Ware Racing

    Rick Ware Racing will run a Clemson University scheme during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway this weekend and at Darlington Raceway in September.

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    Rick Ware Racing will run a Clemson University scheme during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway this weekend and at Darlington Raceway in September.

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  • Darlington Raceway partners with Darlington County School District for summer reading program

    Darlington Raceway partners with Darlington County School District for summer reading program

    Friday, May 26 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-05-26 19:29:19 GMT
    Book giveaway at Lamar Elementary. (Source: Darlington County School District)Book giveaway at Lamar Elementary. (Source: Darlington County School District)

    Darlington Raceway will once again partner with the Darlington County School District in a multi-agency summer reading program designed to emphasize the importance of reading and combat summer learning loss for students in Darlington County.

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    Darlington Raceway will once again partner with the Darlington County School District in a multi-agency summer reading program designed to emphasize the importance of reading and combat summer learning loss for students in Darlington County.

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  • Kyle Busch wins All-Star Race

    Kyle Busch wins All-Star Race

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:21:14 GMT
    Busch wins one million dollar prize. (Source: Hunter Thomas)Busch wins one million dollar prize. (Source: Hunter Thomas)

    Kyle Busch made a bold move in the final stage of the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race to bag $1 million and his first-ever victory in the non-points event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. 

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    Kyle Busch made a bold move in the final stage of the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race to bag $1 million and his first-ever victory in the non-points event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. 

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  • Aric Almirola discusses Kansas crash

    Aric Almirola discusses Kansas crash

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:03:37 GMT
    Almirola expected to miss between 8 to 12 weeks. (Source: The Fourth Turn)Almirola expected to miss between 8 to 12 weeks. (Source: The Fourth Turn)

    Aric Almirola spoke with the media and updated the NASCAR industry on his recovery from a compression fracture to his T5 vertebra on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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    Aric Almirola spoke with the media and updated the NASCAR industry on his recovery from a compression fracture to his T5 vertebra on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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  • Xfinity drivers test Darlington for first time

    Xfinity drivers test Darlington for first time

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:47:55 GMT
    William Byron drives at Darlington for first time. (Source: WMBF Sports)William Byron drives at Darlington for first time. (Source: WMBF Sports)

    NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie drivers William Byron (JR Motorsports), Tyler Reddick (Chip Ganassi Racing), Cole Custer (Stewart-Haas Racing) and Daniel Hemric (Richard Childress Racing) tested on the high banks of Darlington Raceway for the first time on Wednesday.

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    NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie drivers William Byron (JR Motorsports), Tyler Reddick (Chip Ganassi Racing), Cole Custer (Stewart-Haas Racing) and Daniel Hemric (Richard Childress Racing) tested on the high banks of Darlington Raceway for the first time on Wednesday.

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  • Truex Jr. Wins In Las Vegas; Busch and Logano Brawl on Pit Road

    Truex Jr. Wins In Las Vegas; Busch and Logano Brawl on Pit Road

    Sunday, March 12 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-03-13 01:11:28 GMT
    (Source: Sporting News)(Source: Sporting News)

    In the closing laps of Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski with just two laps to go en route to winning his first race of the season.

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    In the closing laps of Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski with just two laps to go en route to winning his first race of the season.

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  • Keselowski Overcomes Adversity To Win At Atlanta

    Keselowski Overcomes Adversity To Win At Atlanta

    Sunday, March 5 2017 9:51 PM EST2017-03-06 02:51:54 GMT
    (Source: USA Today)(Source: USA Today)

    In a race that was dominated by Kevin Harvick, Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski was able to overcome adversity to win the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. ..

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    In a race that was dominated by Kevin Harvick, Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski was able to overcome adversity to win the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. ..

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  • Earnhardt Jr: "The only thing I can't do is get in a car and race"

    Earnhardt Jr: "The only thing I can't do is get in a car and race."

    Monday, September 5 2016 10:02 AM EDT2016-09-05 14:02:20 GMT
    Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, addresses the media ahead of the Bojangles' Southern 500. (Source: WMBF News)Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, addresses the media ahead of the Bojangles' Southern 500. (Source: WMBF News)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr., took time to address his health issues after it was ruled he would miss the remainder of the 2016 NASCAR season after doctors ruled him "not cleared to compete" following a July concussion.

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr., took time to address his health issues after it was ruled he would miss the remainder of the 2016 NASCAR season after doctors ruled him "not cleared to compete" following a July concussion.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

    SLIDESHOW: Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

    Monday, September 5 2016 10:00 AM EDT2016-09-05 14:00:04 GMT
    Crews get ready for Sunday's Bojangles' Southern 500 race in Darlington. (Source: Matt Moore)Crews get ready for Sunday's Bojangles' Southern 500 race in Darlington. (Source: Matt Moore)

    We want to see your Race Day photos!

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    We want to see your Race Day photos!

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  • Watch Darlington Race Day Live now on WMBF News!

    Watch Darlington Race Day Live now on WMBF News!

    Sunday, September 4 2016 2:21 PM EDT2016-09-04 18:21:21 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    It's Race Day in Darlington! Tune in to WMBF News at beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, or click here to watch our Race Day Live special from the Darlington International Raceway with in-depth coverage ahead of the Bojangles' Southern 500 NASCAR Race, with NBC Sports coverage beginning at 6 p.m. 

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    It's Race Day in Darlington! Tune in to WMBF News at beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, or click here to watch our Race Day Live special from the Darlington International Raceway with in-depth coverage ahead of the Bojangles' Southern 500 NASCAR Race, with NBC Sports coverage beginning at 6 p.m. 

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  • Bojangles' Southern 500 profiles: Tony Stewart

    Bojangles' Southern 500 profiles: Tony Stewart

    Sunday, September 4 2016 12:02 PM EDT2016-09-04 16:02:27 GMT
    Tony Stewart (Source: WMBF News)Tony Stewart (Source: WMBF News)

    Tony Stewart, a three-time Sprint Cup Series champion, earned his first crown in 2002.

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    Tony Stewart, a three-time Sprint Cup Series champion, earned his first crown in 2002.

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  • Bojangles' Southern 500 profiles: Austin Dillon

    Bojangles' Southern 500 profiles: Austin Dillon

    Sunday, September 4 2016 11:52 AM EDT2016-09-04 15:52:13 GMT
    Austin Dillon (Source: WMBF News)Austin Dillon (Source: WMBF News)

    Austin Dillon made his debut in 2011. In 2015, he had five top 10 finishes in the Sprint Cup Series.

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    Austin Dillon made his debut in 2011. In 2015, he had five top 10 finishes in the Sprint Cup Series.

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  • Elliott Sadler first career win at Darlington

    Elliott Sadler first career win at Darlington

    Saturday, September 3 2016 7:54 PM EDT2016-09-03 23:54:01 GMT

     Elliott Sadler won for the first time at Darlington Raceway, holding off defending champion Denny Hamlin in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday...

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     Elliott Sadler won for the first time at Darlington Raceway, holding off defending champion Denny Hamlin in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday...

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  • Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Martin Truex Jr.

    Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Martin Truex Jr.

    Friday, September 2 2016 11:33 PM EDT2016-09-03 03:33:44 GMT
    Martin Truex (Source: WMBF News)Martin Truex (Source: WMBF News)

    According to information on ESPN.com, Martin Truex Jr., was the XFINITY Series champion in 2004 and 2005.

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    According to information on ESPN.com, Martin Truex Jr., was the XFINITY Series champion in 2004 and 2005.

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  • Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Kyle Larson

    Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Kyle Larson

    Friday, September 2 2016 11:28 PM EDT2016-09-03 03:28:36 GMT
    Kyle Larson (Source: WMBF News)Kyle Larson (Source: WMBF News)

    In 2014, Larson entered his first full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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    In 2014, Larson entered his first full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss remainder of 2016 season

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss remainder of 2016 season

    Friday, September 2 2016 10:19 PM EDT2016-09-03 02:19:24 GMT
    Junior will sit out the remainder of 2016 (source: WMBF Sports)Junior will sit out the remainder of 2016 (source: WMBF Sports)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the remainder of the 2016 NASCAR season after doctors ruled him “not cleared to compete” as he continues to deal with a concussion injury sustained in July. 

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the remainder of the 2016 NASCAR season after doctors ruled him “not cleared to compete” as he continues to deal with a concussion injury sustained in July. 

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  • Darlington car hauler parade & festival kicks off race week

    Darlington car hauler parade & festival kicks off race week

    Friday, September 2 2016 1:01 PM EDT2016-09-02 17:01:09 GMT
    Aerial view of Darlington Main Square with fans awaiting the car haulers to driver through Darlington race fest.Aerial view of Darlington Main Square with fans awaiting the car haulers to driver through Darlington race fest.

    Darlington race week kicked off in the Pee Dee with just days leading up to the Labor Day Bojangle's Southern 500 race. With help from the 12th annual Darlington Car Hauler Parade and Festival.

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    Darlington race week kicked off in the Pee Dee with just days leading up to the Labor Day Bojangle's Southern 500 race. With help from the 12th annual Darlington Car Hauler Parade and Festival.

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  • Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Kevin Harvick

    Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Kevin Harvick

    Thursday, September 1 2016 11:04 PM EDT2016-09-02 03:04:12 GMT
    Kevin Harvick (Source: WMBF News)Kevin Harvick (Source: WMBF News)

    According to his official website, Kevin Harvick won the 2014 Sprint Cup title as the driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS.

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    According to his official website, Kevin Harvick won the 2014 Sprint Cup title as the driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS.

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  • Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Kyle Busch

    Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Kyle Busch

    Thursday, September 1 2016 11:01 PM EDT2016-09-02 03:01:49 GMT
    Kyle Busch (Source: WMBF News)Kyle Busch (Source: WMBF News)

    According to his official website, Kyle Busch’s Sprint Cup career is 11 years old.

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    According to his official website, Kyle Busch’s Sprint Cup career is 11 years old.

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  • Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Jimmie Johnson

    Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Jimmie Johnson

    Thursday, September 1 2016 10:59 PM EDT2016-09-02 02:59:31 GMT
    Jimmie Johnson (Source: WMBF News)Jimmie Johnson (Source: WMBF News)

    According to his website, Jimmie Johnson won the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, giving him the “6pack” he had worked toward since 2010.

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    According to his website, Jimmie Johnson won the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, giving him the “6pack” he had worked toward since 2010.

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  • WMBF News gets an aerial view of the Darlington Car Hauler Parade

    WMBF News gets an aerial view of the Darlington Car Hauler Parade

    Thursday, September 1 2016 5:30 PM EDT2016-09-01 21:30:54 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    WMBF News had a bird’s eye view of the 12th Annual Car Hauler parade on Thursday as they big rigs brought the cars racing in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 to the Darlington Raceway.

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    WMBF News had a bird’s eye view of the 12th Annual Car Hauler parade on Thursday as they big rigs brought the cars racing in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 to the Darlington Raceway.

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  • Friday track activity canceled at Darlington

    Friday track activity canceled at Darlington

    Thursday, September 1 2016 4:09 PM EDT2016-09-01 20:09:18 GMT
    Track activity on Friday is put to a halt due to Hermine (Source: WMBF Sports)Track activity on Friday is put to a halt due to Hermine (Source: WMBF Sports)

    DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF NEWS) – Due to the threat of severe weather to be brought by Hurricane Hermine on Friday, Darlington Raceway has announced that all at-track activity has been postponed by NASCAR. 

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    DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF NEWS) – Due to the threat of severe weather to be brought by Hurricane Hermine on Friday, Darlington Raceway has announced that all at-track activity has been postponed by NASCAR. 

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  • Navigating traffic during race weekend

    Navigating traffic during race weekend

    Thursday, September 1 2016 6:56 AM EDT2016-09-01 10:56:59 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    With tens of thousands of people making their way to Darlington Raceway this weekend, you can bet traffic will be an issue. South Carolina Highway Patrol said it is bringing in extra troopers to help with congestion. You have to remember that people are coming this way from all over.

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    With tens of thousands of people making their way to Darlington Raceway this weekend, you can bet traffic will be an issue. South Carolina Highway Patrol said it is bringing in extra troopers to help with congestion. You have to remember that people are coming this way from all over.

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  • Gordon ready for one more ride at Darlington

    Gordon ready for one more ride at Darlington

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 11:54 PM EDT2016-09-01 03:54:32 GMT
    Jeff Gordon rides again (Source: WMBF Sports)Jeff Gordon rides again (Source: WMBF Sports)

    Jeff Gordon is ready to go one more time at the Lady in Black on Sunday, even if this ride comes unexpectedly. Once Dale Earnhardt Junior was ruled out for the Southern 500 (concussion), Jeff Gordon got the call to fill in for the fifth time in his first retirement year.

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    Jeff Gordon is ready to go one more time at the Lady in Black on Sunday, even if this ride comes unexpectedly. Once Dale Earnhardt Junior was ruled out for the Southern 500 (concussion), Jeff Gordon got the call to fill in for the fifth time in his first retirement year.

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  • Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Carl Edwards

    Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Carl Edwards

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 11:27 PM EDT2016-09-01 03:27:20 GMT
    Carl Edwards (Source: WMBF News)Carl Edwards (Source: WMBF News)

    According to information on the Joe Gibbs Racing website, Carl Edwards started racing with JGR in 2015, driving the No. 19 Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series.

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    According to information on the Joe Gibbs Racing website, Carl Edwards started racing with JGR in 2015, driving the No. 19 Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series.

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  • Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Matt Kenseth

    Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Matt Kenseth

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 11:25 PM EDT2016-09-01 03:25:01 GMT
    Matt Kenseth (Source: WMBF News)Matt Kenseth (Source: WMBF News)

    According to his official website, Matt Kenseth’s 2012 victory in the Daytona 500 put him in a group of only 11 drivers in the history of NASCAR who have won the race more than once, following his first win in 2009.

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    According to his official website, Matt Kenseth’s 2012 victory in the Daytona 500 put him in a group of only 11 drivers in the history of NASCAR who have won the race more than once, following his first win in 2009.

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  • Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Kurt Busch

    Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Kurt Busch

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 11:22 PM EDT2016-09-01 03:22:24 GMT
    Kurt Busch (Source: WMBF News)Kurt Busch (Source: WMBF News)

    Kurt Busch won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship in 2004, beating Jimmie Johnson by eight points in the Miami finale.

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    Kurt Busch won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship in 2004, beating Jimmie Johnson by eight points in the Miami finale.

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  • Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Denny Hamlin

    Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Denny Hamlin

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 11:18 PM EDT2016-09-01 03:18:31 GMT
    Denny Hamlin (Source: WMBF News)Denny Hamlin (Source: WMBF News)

    According to his official website, Denny Hamlin was the 2006 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year, becoming the first rookie to ever qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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    According to his official website, Denny Hamlin was the 2006 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year, becoming the first rookie to ever qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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  • Darlington Raceway prepares for safety and possible emergencies during race

    Darlington Raceway prepares for safety and possible emergencies during race

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 10:44 PM EDT2016-09-01 02:44:09 GMT
    Emergency services director Robert Garland explains safety preparations on the track. (Source: WMBF News)Emergency services director Robert Garland explains safety preparations on the track. (Source: WMBF News)

    With all the preparations leading up to the Bojangle’s Southern 500 race at the Darlington Raceway, track officials' No. 1 goal is safety. 

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    With all the preparations leading up to the Bojangle’s Southern 500 race at the Darlington Raceway, track officials' No. 1 goal is safety. 

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  • Darlington makes big impact on Pee Dee

    Darlington makes big impact on Pee Dee

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 6:31 PM EDT2016-08-31 22:31:32 GMT
    The Southern 500's impact extends beyond Darlington. (Source: WMBF News)The Southern 500's impact extends beyond Darlington. (Source: WMBF News)

    While the Bojangles’ Southern 500 is a big deal to the Pee Dee, its impact actually stretches even further out than just the Darlington area.

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    While the Bojangles’ Southern 500 is a big deal to the Pee Dee, its impact actually stretches even further out than just the Darlington area.

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  • Return of Labor Day race in Darlington brings success

    Return of Labor Day race in Darlington brings success

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 8:03 PM EDT2016-08-31 00:03:56 GMT
    A suite at Darlington Raceway is filled with fans. (Source: WMBF News)A suite at Darlington Raceway is filled with fans. (Source: WMBF News)

    The return of the Bojangles Southern 500 race during Labor Day weekend is something Darlington Raceway officials hope won’t change for a long time.

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    The return of the Bojangles Southern 500 race during Labor Day weekend is something Darlington Raceway officials hope won’t change for a long time.

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  • Darlington ramps up fan experience for Labor Day weekend

    Darlington ramps up fan experience for Labor Day weekend

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 6:07 PM EDT2016-08-30 22:07:38 GMT
    Fans can now vote for the best throwback paint scheme. (Source: WMBF News)Fans can now vote for the best throwback paint scheme. (Source: WMBF News)

    Organizers at Darlington Raceway are putting a lot of time and energy into making sure fans have a time they won’t forget this weekend. Track president, Kerry Tharp, said the throwback theme, which is in its second year, is something fans can really grab a hold of.

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    Organizers at Darlington Raceway are putting a lot of time and energy into making sure fans have a time they won’t forget this weekend. Track president, Kerry Tharp, said the throwback theme, which is in its second year, is something fans can really grab a hold of.

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  • Nominations now open for Best Throwback Paint Scheme

    Nominations now open for Best Throwback Paint Scheme

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 4:51 AM EDT2016-08-30 08:51:09 GMT
    Fans can now vote for the best throwback paint scheme. (Source: WMBF News)Fans can now vote for the best throwback paint scheme. (Source: WMBF News)

    Fans can now vote for their favorite throwback theme for this weekend’s race by voting on Darlington’s website. 

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    Fans can now vote for their favorite throwback theme for this weekend’s race by voting on Darlington’s website. 

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  • Darlington Raceway’s new president happy to be a part of the Southern 500

    Darlington Raceway’s new president happy to be a part of the Southern 500

    Monday, August 29 2016 9:17 PM EDT2016-08-30 01:17:55 GMT
    Darlington Raceway is getting prepared for this weekend's Southern 500 race. (Source: Audrey Biesk)Darlington Raceway is getting prepared for this weekend's Southern 500 race. (Source: Audrey Biesk)

    Kerry Tharp, recently named the Darlington Raceway president, describes the Bojangles Southern 500 race and throwback weekend as the crown jewel for both the raceway and the Pee Dee.

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    Kerry Tharp, recently named the Darlington Raceway president, describes the Bojangles Southern 500 race and throwback weekend as the crown jewel for both the raceway and the Pee Dee.

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  • Darlington Raceway prepares for the Bojangles’ Southern 500

    Darlington Raceway prepares for the Bojangles’ Southern 500

    Monday, August 29 2016 6:53 PM EDT2016-08-29 22:53:07 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    There are only six days left until the Bojangels’ Southern 500 and there is a lot of activity in Darlington to get ready for the big day.

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    There are only six days left until the Bojangels’ Southern 500 and there is a lot of activity in Darlington to get ready for the big day.

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  • Learn more about this year's Bojangles' Southern 500 drivers

    Learn more about this year's Bojangles' Southern 500 drivers

    Monday, August 29 2016 1:51 PM EDT2016-08-29 17:51:03 GMT
    Brad Keselowski. (Source: WMBF News)Brad Keselowski. (Source: WMBF News)

    The Bojangles' Southern 500 is this Sunday, and WMBF News will be bringing you complete in-depth coverage in the hours leading up to the race during Race Day Live, our exclusive pre-race special. Learn more about the drivers racing in this year's Bojangles' Southern 500 here.

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    The Bojangles' Southern 500 is this Sunday, and WMBF News will be bringing you complete in-depth coverage in the hours leading up to the race during Race Day Live, our exclusive pre-race special. Learn more about the drivers racing in this year's Bojangles' Southern 500 here.

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  • Programming Note: Race Day Live to pre-empt NBC Sports coverage Sunday

    Programming Note: Race Day Live to pre-empt NBC Sports coverage Sunday

    Monday, August 29 2016 10:52 AM EDT2016-08-29 14:52:11 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)
    WMBF will be preempting NBC programs AVP: Chicago and Deutsche Bank Golf Championship on September 4th to air our sports special Darlington Race Day Live. We will resume NBC coverage of the Deutsche Bank Golf Championship on Monday, September 5th, at 1:30 pm. More >>
    WMBF will be preempting NBC programs AVP: Chicago and Deutsche Bank Golf Championship on September 4th to air our sports special Darlington Race Day Live. We will resume NBC coverage of the Deutsche Bank Golf Championship on Monday, September 5th, at 1:30 pm. More >>
  • Race Week events kick off Friday in Darlington

    Race Week events kick off Friday in Darlington

    Friday, August 26 2016 11:08 PM EDT2016-08-27 03:08:04 GMT
    Race Week events kick off Friday in Darlington. (Source: WMBF News)Race Week events kick off Friday in Darlington. (Source: WMBF News)

    The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association will hold a party to kick off Race Week activities downtown from 7 to 9 p.m., on Friday at Liberty Lane.

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    The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association will hold a party to kick off Race Week activities downtown from 7 to 9 p.m., on Friday at Liberty Lane.

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race at Darlington

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race at Darlington

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 6:53 PM EDT2016-08-24 22:53:12 GMT
    Dale Earnhard Jr. (Source: Hendrick Motorsports)Dale Earnhard Jr. (Source: Hendrick Motorsports)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr., will not compete during the Sprint Cup Series at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 4, according to information from Hendrick Motorsports.

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr., will not compete during the Sprint Cup Series at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 4, according to information from Hendrick Motorsports.

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  • Race Week party kicks off Friday in Downtown Darlington

    Race Week party kicks off Friday in Downtown Darlington

    Tuesday, August 23 2016 11:46 AM EDT2016-08-23 15:46:14 GMT
    Race Week kick off party (Source: Lisa Rock)Race Week kick off party (Source: Lisa Rock)

    The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association will host a party to kick off Race Week activities from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 26, at Historic Liberty Lane in Downtown Darlington. 

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    The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association will host a party to kick off Race Week activities from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 26, at Historic Liberty Lane in Downtown Darlington. 

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  • Hendrick, Childress & Martin named Darlington Grand Marshals

    Hendrick, Childress & Martin named Darlington Grand Marshals

    Thursday, August 11 2016 10:05 PM EDT2016-08-12 02:05:34 GMT
    Some familiar faces will lead the start of the Southern 500 this year (Source: WMBF Sports)Some familiar faces will lead the start of the Southern 500 this year (Source: WMBF Sports)

    Richard Childress, Rick Hendrick and Mark Martin, all of whom will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017, will serve as Grand Marshals for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 4. 

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    Richard Childress, Rick Hendrick and Mark Martin, all of whom will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017, will serve as Grand Marshals for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 4. 

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