Darlington Raceway announces start times

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DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (January 26, 2016) – Darlington Raceway and NASCAR announced that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500®, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, will start at 6 p.m. ET.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 race will compete on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Both events are scheduled to be televised live on NBC and broadcast on the Motor Racing Network, as well as SiriusXM Channel 90.

“We are fortunate to have a fantastic TV partner in NBC,” track President Chip Wile said. “They did a tremendous job buying into the whole celebration of the sport and bringing it to life for millions of fans watching around the world. We look forward to seeing what they are going to do in 2016. It’s great that both of our races will again be broadcast on NBC.”

In 2015, NBC supported Darlington Raceway’s award-winning historic celebration of the sport with a throwback-style broadcast reminiscent of the early 1970s.

NBC used one of its original versions of its logo during the weekend, while the announcers wore period clothing during the broadcast. A portion of the Bojangles’ Southern 500 was broadcast by legends Ken Squier, Ned Jarrett and Dale Jarrett.

NBC will be supporting the track’s throwback campaign again in 2016.

The Tradition Continues on Labor Day weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500® is set for Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. The NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. You can keep up with all of the latest news from Darlington Raceway at DarlingtonRaceway.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/DarlingtonRaceway and on Twitter at Twitter.com/TooToughToTame.

Darlington Raceway is the proud recipient of the 2015 NMPA Myers Brothers Award. The award recognizes individuals and/or groups who have provided outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing.

Author: Jana Pye

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