NASCAR goes back in time this weekend with throwback paint schemes and much more for the 66th annual Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
What you need to know:
Start Time: The green flag is scheduled for approximately 7:20 p.m. ET
Race Distance: 367 laps, 501.322 miles around the 1.366 egg-shaped oval
National Anthem: Tanya Tucker
Grand Marshal: Terry Labonte
Honorary Starter: TBD
TV / Radio Broadcast: The pre-race show begins at 6:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network with race coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC … the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Channel 90 will carry the radio broadcast
Broadcast Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte
Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider
Competition Caution: None
To The Rear: Danica Patrick (backup car)
One Year Ago: Kevin Harvick dominated early and then had to charge late to win his first Southern 500 at Darlington. Harvick took the lead from Dale Earnhardt Jr. off a restart with two laps to go for his second win of the season. The race featured 11 cautions for 50 laps and 22 lead changes.
Misc.: Seven-time Darlington winner Jeff Gordon makes his final Southern 500 start … Chase Elliott makes his final start of the season before becoming a full-time Sprint Cup driver in 2016 … The Southern 500 returns to Labor Day weekend for the first time since 2003 … Ryan Blaney makes his first Sprint Cup start at Darlington in the Wood Brothers No. 21
- (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 178.874 mph.
- (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 177.588 mph.
- (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 177.415 mph.
- (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 177.319 mph.
- (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 177.192 mph.
- (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 176.905 mph.
- (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 176.848 mph.
- (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 176.670 mph.
- (21) Ryan Blaney(i), Ford, 176.195 mph.
- (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 176.075 mph.
- (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 175.962 mph.
- (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 175.297 mph.
- (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 177.511 mph.
- (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 177.217 mph.
- (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 177.204 mph.
- (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 177.134 mph.
- (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 177.045 mph.
- (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 177.013 mph.
- (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 176.860 mph.
- (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 176.568 mph.
- (55) David Ragan, Toyota, 176.264 mph.
- (25) Chase Elliott(i), Chevrolet, 176.119 mph.
- (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 175.943 mph.
- (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 153.498 mph.
- (83) Matt DiBenedetto #, Toyota, 177.339 mph.
- (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 177.000 mph.
- (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 177.000 mph.
- (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 176.714 mph.
- (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 176.682 mph.
- (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 176.613 mph.
- (40) Landon Cassill(i), Chevrolet, 176.594 mph.
- (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 176.511 mph.
- (9) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 176.372 mph.
- (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 176.144 mph.
- (7) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 176.025 mph.
- (26) JJ Yeley(i), Toyota, 175.981 mph.
- (35) Cole Whitt, Ford, Owner Points
- (38) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points
- (46) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, Owner Points
- (34) Brett Moffitt #, Ford, Owner Points
- (23) Jeb Burton #, Toyota, Owner Points
- (33) Mike Bliss(i), Chevrolet, Owner Points
- (98) TJ Bell, Ford, Owner Points